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1077 Summit Road MONTECITO, CA 1 ACRE+/- | 4,400 SQFT+/- | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS | GUEST HOUSE

$6,375,000

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ROMANTIC RIVEN ROCK SPANISH CONTEMPORARY 5 Bedrooms | 4 Full 3 Half Bathrooms | Approx 7,136 SQ.FT. | 2.40 Acres

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“…more than 18 years selling local real estate, and it’s just the beginning.”

To my Montecito and Santa Barbara neighbors, In 1987, my parents and I fled communist Russia for a better life and were fortunate to land ourselves in Santa Barbara. Shortly thereafter, we purchased our first home here in this special community. My family’s journey and the epic pursuit of finding “our home” inspires me daily to help others on the same quest. After more than 18 years representing local real estate, there is no denying my passion for people and architecture. The excitement of matching clients to their dream homes has driven and inspired my entire career. And it’s just the beginning.

Berkshire Hathaway - Kotlyar As we’ve all learned this past year, our homes have never been of more importance. I truly believe that when you love where you live, you can feel confident going out into the world, knowing that you have a sanctuary to return to at home. Sincerely,

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Oceanview Italian Estate 2226GibraltarRoad.com

Sotheby’s - McDermut

Five acres of ocean views makes waking up in the morning feel like vacation. This 4bd/5ba home transports you to the coast of Italy. Tiles imported from Tuscany, antique fireplaces from France, and Baccarat crystal chandeliers perfect this property as a quintessential location for those who wish to marry timeless architecture with modern day comfort. Through the retracting glass doors from the den, you step out to an outdoor kitchen and sitting area with a vista of the land taking in the rose garden, infinity pool, and your own avocado orchard with unparalleled ocean views. Welcome home to your private Santa Barbara sanctuary. “This estate is like a great bottle of wine; lovingly created and thoroughly enjoyed. The longer you spend savoring its rich attributes, the better it gets.“ Offered a $6,495,000

Maureen McDermut

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Montecito - Coast Village Road Brokerage 1165 Coast Village Road Suite A | Montecito, CA 93108 | sothebysrealty.com

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Berkshire Hathaway - Clarke

New Listing • Unrivaled French Mediterranean Style Estate PARK LANE • 5 Bed, 6 Full/2 Half Bath Main Residence • 1 Bed, 1 Bath Guest House • Privacy Abound Expansive Ocean, Island, Coastline & Mtn Views • Infinity Pool/Spa • Incredible Scale • Stunning Detail 4-Car Garage • Private Well • Diesel Backup Generator • Dual Gated Entry • Offered at $12,875,000 © 2021 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHHS and the BHHS symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Buyer is advised to independently


Striking Modernist Masterpiece ROMERO CYN RD • MONTECITO 5 Bed, 5.5 Bath Residence Approximately 5.51 Acres Surreal Ocean, Island & Mtn Views Extensive Amenities incl. Tennis Court Offered at $20,250,000

European Contemporary Estate LILAC DRIVE • MONTECITO 4 Bed, 6.5 Bath Main Residence

Berkshire Hathaway - Clarke

1 Bed, 1 Bath Guest House

Approx. 3 Picturesque Acres

Sensational Ocean & Island Views Offered at $17,495,000

Mid-Century Modern Home DORWIN LANE • SANTA BARBARA 5 Bed, 4.5 Bath Residence Exceptional Value for Blufftop Property Breathtaking Ocean & Coastline Views Located in a Gated Enclave Offered at $6,450,000

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The Agency - Haskell

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Your summer guide to American Riviera adventures, dining, art, and more

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80 SWEPT AWAY Interview and photographs by Kendall Conrad

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BUSINESS + PLEASURE Written by L.D. Porter. Photographs by Michael Haber

100 ENDLESS SUMMER Written by Katherine Stewart

108 SIP + SHINE WINE GUIDE Edited by Gabe Saglie

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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR + CEO

Jennifer Smith

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Gina Tolleson CREATIVE CONSULTANT

James Timmins DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

Anush J. Benliyan GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Hana Ishijima

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Charles Donelan Anna Ferguson-Sparks Amelia Fleetwood Jennifer Blaise Kramer Christine Lennon Dawn Moore Ninette Paloma L.D. Porter Gabe Saglie Katherine Stewart Joan Tapper Erik Torkells

Peregrine / Masthead

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Blake Bronstad David Cameron Leela Cyd Andrew Durham Sam Frost Blue Gabor Tierney Gearon Michael Haber Brian Hodges Elizabeth Messina Nancy Neil Dewey Nicks Victoria Pearson Lisa Romerein Randall Slavin Trevor Tondro Coral von Zumwalt


Leonard Unander

Meticulous Attention to Detail Since 1977. PRE-CONSTRUCTION, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, CUSTOM HOMEBUILDING & REMODELING

Take a virtual tour of this estate at UNANDERCONSTRUCTION.COM


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All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written consent from Santa Barbara Magazine.

Dore + Oneil / Masthead Riviera Estate $9,595,000 Beach Area Condo $959,000

E Islay St $2,680,000 E Valerio St $3,450,000

Las Tunas Rd $4,445,000

Montecito Estate $8,500,000 Bungalow District Condo $800,000

Cima Linda Ln $2,585,000

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ON THE COVER: Kenya KinskiSUMMER ISSUE

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Conrad—wears an embossed Kendall Conrad pendant designed pendant comes with your own unique maritime coordinates, signifying your adoption of one square kilometer of the seas that Project Zero is working to protect as it steadily makes progress against the climate crisis. For more information on this collaboration and to purchase, go to KENDALLCONRADDESIGN.COM and WEAREPROJECTZERO.ORG.

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ummer is upon us, and I am already enjoying some of my favorite haunts. I recently returned from a weekend in Santa Barbara’s wine country, where I had a wonderful time savoring the restaurant scene—check out “Full Plate” (page 61)—shopping the boutiques, and biking along the meandering roads. I only wish I had the comprehensive “Sip + Shine Wine Guide” (page 108)—for my itinerary. The editors were perfecting the list during my travels, so I have an excuse to go back later this summer to experience the finest viticulture the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer. Family comes first for our cover subject, Kenya Kinski-Jones, daughter of legendary music man Quincy Jones and actress Nastassja Kinski. Good genes are a given, but it isn’t just her obvious beauty that stands out—it is her passion about animals and the environment that distinguish her. For “Swept Away” (page 80), she explored the Summerland shore wearing a pendant designed by local talent Kendall Conrad, who, coincidentally, photographed and interviewed Kenya for this story and whose jewelry benefits Project Zero, a collective-action charity on ocean protection for which Kinski-Jones is an ambassador. Speaking of mixing passions, talent, and love of the sea, architect Robin Donaldson is also an avid surfer, sailor, and multimedia artist. His multifaceted lifestyle as creative director of his firm, ShubinDonaldson, is highlighted in “Business + Pleasure” (page 88). Donaldson’s downtown compound—within walking distance

of the harbor and the beach—is an extraordinary example of a way to work and live in a hybrid modern space that is a relaxed family home. And with the sunny season comes time on the sand! I recall fondly my youthful forays in and around Miramar Beach and the old Miramar resort. In “Endless Summer” (page 100) we present a look back at this treasured escape from its founding more than a century ago until the ’90s, when the doors were shuttered in anticipation of a future reincarnation. While beautifully updated and reimagined as the Rosewood Miramar Beach by real estate magnate Rick Caruso, the old hotel prompts countless reminiscences by locals. Those colorful stories should never be forgotten. Summer is short, and there is so much to do! Outdoor adventures aplenty to try, restaurants galore to explore, art to enjoy, and businesses to support. Our editors culled the best of all things summer in “The Ultimate Guide to the American Riviera” (page 37). Because, let’s face it, after more than a year of the global pandemic, staying local, buying local, and enjoying local is the only way to go.


1579 S JAMESON LANE, MONTECITO, CA 93108 Available October 2021

Coldwell Banker - Montecito

5950 CASITAS PASS ROAD, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 Available September 2021

3375 FOOTHILL ROAD #633, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013

TARA & TAYLOR TONER OF THE MONTECITO GROUP 805-451-4999 | 805-451-4801 themontecitogroup@gmail.com | montecitogrouprealestate.com CalRE# 01957054 & #01962161 The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Affiliated real estate agents are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. ©2021 Coldwell Banker. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker logos are trademarks of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. The Coldwell Banker® System is comprised of company owned offices which are owned by a subsidiary of Realogy Brokerage Group LLC and franchised offices which are independently owned and operated. The Coldwell Banker System fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.


CONTRIBUTORS

GABE SAGLIE

KENDALL CONRAD

“I loved shooting Kenya. She is a truly sweet person, and we had a fantastic day with a horse who loved her,” says the handbag and jewelry designer of photographing the model/ activist for our cover story, “Swept Away” (page 80). “Loon Point is one of my favorite walking beaches in Santa Barbara,” adds Conrad, who splits her time between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. S.B. MUST DOS Driving along the Riviera at night in a convertible and finding spectacular views along the way. • Loquita for cocktails—I love the Palomita. • Santa Cruz Island. It’s like another world out there, and the water is so pristine.

ANUSH J. BENLIYAN

“Putting together the kids’ summer todos as part of this issue’s guide to the American Riviera was a particularly timely treat, as my husband and I are expecting a little one of our own,” says Santa Barbara Magazine’s deputy managing editor, who wrote “Family Fun” (page 46). S.B. MUST DOS The

Contributors

“Santa Barbara is a haven for fresh, creative, inspired wine endeavors that rival the rest of the viticultural world,” says the journalist who wrote “Life Savor” (page 68) and edited the comprehensive “Sip + Shine” winery guide (page 108). Saglie has been covering the Santa Barbara County wine and food scene for more than 20 years. S.B. MUST DOS The Carpinteria Salt Marsh. • The views from the top of the SB Courthouse Clock Tower never get old. • The Urban Wine Trail.

colossal, delicious sourdough pizzas from Barb’s Pies, served at Venus in Furs. • Early evening walks on Butterfly Beach with our dog, Nigel. • Skylar Bryce’s heavenly pies. The lavender-honey is a must-try.

MICHAEL HABER

“I’m always intrigued working with talented artists such as Robin Donaldson,” says the lensman of photographing the architect for “Business + Pleasure” (page 88). “It was great to capture the authenticity of his family in their personal environment mixed with his incredible architectural projects. I’m a sucker for artists!” S.B. MUST DOS Mother ocean is always my favorite escape, living in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara. • You can’t go wrong with a martini at Lucky’s. • Grabbing lunch at Field + Fort while looking at the great stores of Summerland.

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KATHERINE STEWART

While penning “Endless Summer” (page 100)—a feature on the Miramar’s colorful history—the journalist and author most enjoyed “picturing the Miramar hotel in an earlier and looser time.” S.B. MUST DOS Working with Mission Scholars,

which empowers students on the path to college. • Browsing Maison K for housewares and Tecolote for books. • Sea urchin fresh off the boat.


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Nestled above the Pacific Ocean in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel, invites you to unwind and draw inspiration from this vivid sensory oasis.

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WE LIVE

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Getaway - Opener

PHOTOGRAPH: SARA PRINCE.

Summer Fling The season’s ultimate guide to the American Riviera The courtyard at Palihouse Santa Barbara.

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Getaway - Staycations Spectacular hotels near home

TOP TO BOTTOM: The lush wedding lawn at San Ysidro Ranch; Ojai’s Capri Hotel. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Cottage style at El Encanto; a seafood barbecue at The Alisal; inside The Landsby;

waiting to welcome you

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara; ready for fire-pit relaxation at Hotel Ynez; the deck at Rosewood Miramar Beach; a Kimpton Canary suite.

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anta Barbara County’s ranching traditions live on at THE ALISAL (ALISAL.COM), where along with the trail rides, there’s golf, hiking, tennis, and spa visits. A summer highlight is the California Ranch Cookouts series—one-night barbecue dinners hosted by celebrity chefs. Part of the Shelter Social Club portfolio, the CAPRI HOTEL (CAPRIHOTELOJAI.COM) was renovated in 2020 with streamlined midcentury modern style. The pool area, lawn, and firepit offer a tranquil gathering spot close to downtown Ojai. Chef Bruno Lopez has taken over the dining room at EL ENCANTO, A BELMOND HOTEL, SANTA BARBARA (BELMOND.COM), the Riviera classic with unparalleled downtown views. He’s serving up new menu offerings, Taste of El Encanto dinners, and other culinary experiences. A gracious retreat in the Santa Ynez Valley, FESS PARKER WINE COUNTRY INN (FESSPARKERINN.COM) recently renovated their guestrooms. Also new is the Italian cuisine


PHOTOGRAPHS: THE LANDSBY, SARA PRINCE; ALISAL, SARA RANGE; HOTEL YNEZ, KARYN MILLET; KIMPTON CANARY, JOHN ELLIS.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Mountains create a scenic backdrop for the Ojai Valley Inn; going retro at the Skyview Los Alamos; a cheery corridor at Palihouse Santa Barbara; dining in colorful comfort at the Mar Monte Hotel.

Charlie Chaplin reportedly built the MONTECITO INN (MONTECITOINN.COM) as a getaway from Hollywood. It’s still an casually upscale spot close to beaches and boutiques. The hotel’s own Coast & Olive serves up California dishes with French Riviera flair. Golf and spa treatments have been perennial attractions at the luxe OJAI VALLEY INN (OJAIVALLEYINN.COM), which opened its doors nearly a century ago. Now its Farmhouse complex is making headlines with its star-studded epicurean events, including this summer’s guest chef dinners. The quaint, dog-friendly new PALIHOUSE SANTA BARBARA (PALISOCIETY. COM) downtown features 24 smartly appointed, vintage-inspired accommodations (equipped with Smeg refrigerators), plus a charming Mediterranean-style courtyard, garden café, cocktail bar, and pool. With an ocean-bluff location, THE RITZ-CARLTON BACARA, SANTA BARBARA (RITZCARLTON.COM) offers special summer dining offerings with stunning panoramas—including a new Latin menu at The O Bar, a pop-up sushi restaurant on the terrace, a champagne bar, and vintners’ dinners. It’s 5-star luxury at the 160-room ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR BEACH (ROSEWOODMIRAMARBEACH. COM), which is hosting the first U.S. Dioriviera boutique this summer (see page 51). Also new is The Revere Room, an elegantly inviting eatery that complements the fine dining at oceanfront Caruso’s. Tucked into the Montecito foothills, the 550-acre SAN YSIDRO RANCH (SANYSIDRORANCH. COM) has been a celebrity getaway for a century. Lush gardens surround the 41 secluded cottages, while the romantic Stonehouse and atmospheric Plow & Angel feature farm-to-table cuisine. Midcentury modern style meets rustic chic at the boutique SKYVIEW LOS ALAMOS (SKYVIEWLOSALAMOS.COM), on a hilltop overlooking the foodies’ favorite Western-style town. There’s a pool, small spa, vineyard, and gardens; for onsite dining, the Norman serves fresh, seasonal cuisine. JOAN TAPPER

at Nella Kitchen & Bar, including cocktails and Roman-inspired pizza. Opened in March 2021, the boutique HOTEL YNEZ (HOTELYNEZ.COM), on two acres, comprises 22 cute guestrooms with private stone patios, perfect for grilling specialty Santa Maria-style BBQ kits. Complimentary bicycles are available for exploring Solvang and Santa Ynez. A rooftop pool with a Santa Barbara panorama is just one of the charms of the downtown Spanish-style, pet-friendly KIMPTON CANARY HOTEL (CANARYSANTABARBARA. COM). Farm-to-fork dining is a highlight at Finch & Fork, along with a daily wine hour. A locals’ gathering place, THE LANDSBY (THELANDSBY. COM) is a boutique hotel whose sophisticated Scandinavian style is a contemporary take on Solvang’s traditional Danish look, while the signature menu at Mad & Vin reflects the influence of wine country. Oceanfront MAR MONTE HOTEL (HYATT.COM) celebrated its top-to-bottom renovation with a grand reopening in May. Terracotta, tile, and an earth-toned palette infuse Spanish style into the décor, while the menu at costa Kitchen and Bar blends California and Italian flavors.

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PHOTOGRAPHS: PALIHOUSE SANTA BARBARA, SARA PRINCE.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A trail ride with Los Padres Outfitters may lead to Pacific panoramas, while a kayak trip with the Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers close-up views of the Channel Islands; a short hike to Lizard’s Mouth culminates with sweeping views of Santa Barbara; Mollusk Surf Shop.

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et your nature fix at the 9,000-acre CACHUMA LAKE RECREATION AREA (COUNTYOFSB.ORG/ PARKS/CACHUMA.SBC), where the daytime possibilities include boating and fishing, hiking, picnicking, lake cruises, and birdwatching. Or settle in for the night at a tent campsite, cabin, or yurt. Summer is prime humpback whalewatching season in the Santa Barbara channel, and a trip on the comfy CONDOR EXPRESS (CONDOREXPRESS.COM) is the way to see them, along with blue whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, otters, and a wealth of birds. HIKING TRAILS (MONTECITOTRAILSFOUNDATION.INFO) lace Santa Barbara County’s front and back country. Along with favorites like Inspiration Point, Nojoqui Falls, and the Hot Springs and Cold Spring canyons,

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there are countless routes of varying difficulty. Just outside Ojai, the LAKE CASITAS RECREATION AREA (CASITASWATER.ORG/RECREATION) welcomes campers, boaters and fishermen, hikers and bikers, picnickers, birdwatchers (there are more than 160 species of birds to watch), and disc golf aficionados. There’s a café and park store, too. Horseback riding along the beach, a trail ride in the hills—LOS PADRES OUTFITTERS (LOSPADRESOUTFITTERS.COM) has you covered with veteran guides and years of experience. The company also can arrange ranch barbecues, special event excursions, and overnight pack trips. Beginning and experienced kayakers alike will find the perfect excursion at the SANTA BARBARA ADVENTURE COMPANY (SBADVENTURECO. COM). Harbor paddles, coastline jaunts, and sea cave explorations in Channel Islands National Park

PHOTOGRAPHS: LOS PADRES OUTFITTERS, LIZARD’S MOUTH, AND MOLLUSK: SARA PRINCE.

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the Santa Barbara Trapeze Company. CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW LEFT: A seaside feast at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center; equestrian excitement at the Santa Barbara Polo Club; check out the underwater wonders with Channel Islands Adventure Company.

are all possibilities, along with surf and stand-up paddle board lessons. The natural landscape is the star at the 78-acre SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN (SBBG.ORG), with more than 1,000 plants, trees, and flowers. Paths wind through sections of redwoods, woodlands, meadows, and desert plants; the sweeping coastal views are a bonus. In January 2021 BCYCLE (BCYCLE.COM) inaugurated an electric bike-share program in Santa Barbara, with 250 bikes and 500 docks on State Street and the East and West Sides, with more projected soon for the waterfront and beyond. Hop on for 30-minute stints or try monthly or annual memberships. Typically SANTA BARBARA POLO & RACQUET CLUB (SBPOLO.COM) games and tournaments are held on weekends from spring to the beginning of October and open to the public. This summer’s schedule, however, is subject to state and county health regulations. Contact the club for up-to-date information. The mantra at SANTA BARBARA SAILING CENTER (SBSAIL. COM) is “get out onto the water.” That means kayaking and stand-up paddle board rentals, boat charters (including the Floater, which can power to the Channel Islands in 45 minutes), and dockside cuisine by Loquita followed by a sunset sail. You too can learn to fly through the air with the SANTA BARBARA TRAPEZE COMPANY (FLYTRAPEZESANTABARBARA.COM), which offers daily classes and workshops for both wouldbe and practiced aerialists, plus summer camp for kids in their new Plaza Vera Cruz location. J.T.

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anta Ynez’s FOLDED HILLS FARMSTEAD (FOLDEDHILLS. COM) invites guests to feed their friendly animals (from goats and piglets to llamas) and grab some organic produce to take home. OSTRICHLAND USA (OSTRICHLANDUSA. COM) is home to more than 100 ostriches and emus that roam the Solvang ranch. For little equestrians, SB PARTY PONIES (SBPARTYPONIES. COM) offers group and private horsemanship lessons at Modoc Riding Ring, as well as pony or miniature horse visits for parties. Of course, there’s always the SANTA BARBARA ZOO (SBZOO.ORG)—unique in its proximity to the ocean—with more than 500 animals housed across 30 acres. All net proceeds from THE ELEPHANT PROJECT (THEELEPHANTPROJECT.COM) plushies benefit nonprofits that aid and protect the animal. Adventurers can rent an electric Moke car from Santa Barbara’s WHEEL FUN RENTALS (WHEELFUNRENTALS.COM) or Solvang’s MOKE EXPERIENCE (MOKEXP.COM). At LIGHTHOUSE

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A curious ostrich at OstrichLand USA in Buellton; frolicking in wildflowers with an Elephant Project plushie; the rustic entrance and veggie wash station at Folded Hills; lessons at Surf Happens surf camp; Moke electric vehicles ready for cruising.

PHOTOGRAPHS: OSTRICHLAND, ELEPHANT PROJECT, FOLDED HILLS, AND MOKE CARS, SARA PRINCE.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Taking a stroll with SB Party Ponies; the Lois and Richard Gunther color-mixing machine at MOXI; a giraffe soaks in the ocean view at the Santa Barbara Zoo; the Scoop Shop at Rosewood Miramar Beach beckons with sweet treats; Coco-Belle shop owner Pearl Brouillet stocks up summer-ready prints; a display of decks at Lighthouse Skate Shop; Los Olivos Lemons, the charming lemonade cart from God’s Country Provisions.

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SKATE SHOP (LIGHTHOUSESB.COM), stock up on gear before hitting the half-pipe at Skater’s Point nearby. Head to A-FRAME (AFRAMESURF.COM) or SURF HAPPENS (SURFHAPPENS.COM) in Carpinteria for private surf lessons or kids’ summer surf camp. Don’t miss the SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM’S (SBMM.ORG) summer exhibit of surfboards, paintings, and historic photos. LIL’ TOOT (CELEBRATIONSSANTABARBARA. COM) provides narrated boat rides between the S.B. Harbor and Stearns Wharf, as well as private birthday parties. Hit up the SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY and its SEA CENTER (SBNATURE.COM) for a close-up look at the wonders of the ocean. Endless interactive exploration awaits at the MOXI (MOXI.ORG) science museum. When hunger strikes, hit up the SCOOP SHOP AT ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR BEACH (ROSEWOODHOTELS.COM) for burgers and gelato. GOD’S COUNTRY PROVISIONS’ (GODSCOUNTRYPROVISIONS.COM) donuts and small-batch lemonade from their LOS OLIVOS LEMONS stand always hit the spot. And be sure to stop by the new COCO-BELLE CABANA (@COCOBELLELOSOLIVOS) at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn to shop stylish summertime ensembles for the kids. ANUSH J. BENLIYAN

PHOTOGRAPHS: SB ZOO, SHERI HORISZNY. SB PARTY PONIES, LOS OLIVOS LEMONS, LIGHTHOUSE, AND COCO-BELLE, SARA PRINCE.

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STYLE New Pastorals Dior celebrates summer in Santa Barbara with its Dioriviera takeover at the Rosewood Miramar Beach

PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMMAN MONTALVAN. FASHION DIRECTION BY SAMANTHA TRAINA. LOCATION: BELLOSGUARDO FOUNDATION, SANTA BARBARA. HAIR BY CLAYTON HAWKINS AT A-FRAME AGENCY. MAKEUP BY LILLY KEYS AT A-FRAME AGENCY.

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ummer essentials such as skateboards, visors, parasols, and fans—all covered in scenic Toile de Jouy motifs—highlight the DIORIVIERA takeover of two bungalows at the Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel in Montecito. The pop-up boutique, open through September 6, houses Maria Grazia Chiuri’s summer capsule of raspberry, black, or chartreuse women’s readyto-wear; accessories; and D-Connect sneakers, espadrilles, and mules for the French fashion house. Dior’s elegant patterns, woven throughout the collection, elevate everyday objects and resort mainstays, even beach chairs, into instant heirlooms. There are also book totes and Lady D-Lite and Caro bags. The bold colors, an early nod to the house’s fall palette, enliven beach games and hammocks, plus a limited-edition customizable Vespa 946. 1759 S. Jameson Lane, Montecito, 805-900-8388, D I O R .CO M . ELIZABETH VARNELL

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In the Heights star wears a Dior Dioriviera shirt, $1,300, bikini bottoms, price upon request, and scarf, $500; Dioriviera deck chair, $1,200; the pop-up at Rosewood Miramar Beach; Dioriviera surfboard, $9,600. The exclusive capsule launched Memorial Day Weekend.

Native son Doni Nahmias has dreamed up a lighthearted 12-piece ready-to-wear capsule collection—THE NAHMIAS x THE WEBSTER SUMMERLAND—that pays homage to Rosewood Miramar Beach and his Summerland upbringing. TH E W E B S TE R.U S .

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So De Mel’s tropical retreat on Coast Village Road.

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Studio C at The Well in Summerland. BELOW: The shop stocks jewelry, beauty, fashion accessories, home

It’s officially last call for all local SO DE MEL swimwear fans as our own Girl from Ipanema is trading our sunny beaches for chic Italian ones. After 30 years in Santa Barbara, Brazilian designer Sonia de Mello will be moving across the pond to continue her design career from the Italian Riviera. Her tropical showroom in Montecito will close end of July, but you can still find her sublime suits at Upstairs Pierre Lafond and Bonita Summerland. S O D E M E L .C O M .

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STUDIO C, the California concept store from the editors of C Magazine, has expanded with a new boutique in Summerland. Taking up residence in a 100-year-old cottage among the exquisite antiques, fountains, and outdoor furnishings of Shane Brown’s The Well, you can find the chic-est made-in-California brands, from Rosetta Getty’s latest ready-to-wear to Heidi Merrick sweaters, Nick Fouquet hats, Hoorsenbuhs sunglasses, Lisa Eisner jewelry, and Flamingo Estate bath products. The Montecito Country Mart branch will remain open, playing host to Malibubased designer Lisa Marie Fernandez, who will fill the store with her trademark resort wear, perfect for a summer of travels at home and abroad. 2350 Lillie Ave., Ste. 3, Summerland, S HOPST U D IO -C . C O M .

Cabana Club, by Gray Malin.

Snap Chat GRAY MALIN: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION (Abrams Books, $70) celebrates the first decade of the world-renowned fine-art photographer’s work. Bound to be a summertime staple, the new tome features Malin’s beloved sunny images—taken in Palm Springs, Positano, and everywhere in between—alongside never-before-seen shots. A.J.B.

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Ride bikes to SWEET WHEEL FARMS, 805-7703677, sweetwheelfarms.com, in Summerland for farmer’s veggies, fresh salsa, and their unreal scones and zucchini muffins to take to PADARO BEACH. Grab picnic items from PIERRE LAFOND, 805-5651504, montecitoshopping.com, for a stand-up paddle session at BUTTERFLY BEACH. Sprint workout at EAST BEACH then treat ourselves to ricotta pancakes at JEANNINE’S MONTECITO, 805-969-0088, jeannines.com. Tennis lessons with Jeff Thompson at KNOWLWOOD TENNIS CLUB, 805-969-0815, knowlwood.club.

CARDIO, COFFEE + COCKTAILS Did we get your attention? If you’re like us, that would be a fitness fantasy (okay, during the last year it was mostly the latter), but for NORA TOBIN—personal trainer, wellness spokesperson, and now luxury-rejuvenation-retreat headliner— this is a mantra for healthy longevity. Tobin, who can be found weekly on her IG live workouts (@noratobin) including yoga and meditation, has paired with The Ritz-Carlton for tony three- to five-day escape packages (from $1,800) that include an a.m. start with her namesake natural antioxidant-rich coffee and partnerships with Casa Dragones tequila for happy-hour stress-relief workshops. Client Kathy Freston, vegan advocate and New York Times best selling author, affirms Tobin’s unique appeal: “What I like most about her programs and overall style is that she’s not a drill sergeant. She gives you that big push cloaked in kindness.” NO R AT O B IN . C O M . G.T.

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FROM BELOW: The Tavern at Zaca Creek's buttered rock crab; executive chef Cullen Campbell; Calvissius-topped "Caviar Lasagne."

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ood & Wine’s “Best New Chef” Daisy Ryan pairs with culinary partner chef Brad Mathews, at BAR LE CÔTE (BARLECOTE.COM), the newest venture from the much-lauded Companion Hospitality restaurant group. Opening early summer in Los Olivos, the stylish seafood tavern founded by the awardwinning team behind Bell’s in Los Alamos serves up dishes reminiscent of Europe’s coastal cuisine. Bone-in tomahawks and lobster-whipped potatoes shine at Solvang’s SEAR STEAKHOUSE (SEARSTEAKHOUSE.COM), where the restaurant’s proprietary farm-sourced ingredients include components for Alberto Battaglini’s delicious cocktails. On weekends the one-year-old PEASANTS FEAST (PEASANTSFEAST.COM) has been featuring limited-edition cake creations from the Central Coast’s Golden Opal Baking: stunning, multilayered confections crafted with local produce, often adorned with locally sourced, edible flowers. Alessio Carnevale—of S.Y. Kitchen and Nella Kitchen & Bar front-of-house fame—opens his first brick-and-mortar Italian gelato shop, VIA GELATERIA (VIAGELATERIA.COM), in Solvang this summer. Celebrated chefs Anthony Carron, Lincoln Carson, and Steven Fretz partnered with Hillary Calhoun and wine-world rock star Rajat Parr on Solvang’s COAST RANGE & VAQUERO BAR (COASTRANGE.RESTAURANT), now offering elevated all-day dining and bar menus, sophisticated evening steakhouse fare, and classic drinks from general manager and mixologist Joseph Sabato. Refresh with summery sips at Solvang’s


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V LOUNGE (VINLANDHOTELANDLOUNGE. COM), which overlooks the Vinland Hotel’s outdoor pool. The bar’s seasonally appropriate craft cocktails include the likes of a “Sunshine Valley,” “Lemonade Stand,” and “Blackberry Smash.” In Santa Ynez the S.Y. KITCHEN (SYKITCHEN.COM) has been enhanced for the season with an outdoor courtyard, while its Los Olivos sibling, NELLA KITCHEN & BAR (NELLAKITCHEN.COM) shakes things up with famed Los Angeles barman—and now resident—Chris Hewes. New Buellton brasserie THE TAVERN AT ZACA CREEK (ZACA-CREEK. COM) welcomes James Beard House alum chef Cullen Campbell; his decadent dinner and brunch menus include crudo and caviar, buttered rock crab, Wagyu burgers, and grilled bone marrow, as well as house-made Wagyu pastrami. The SANTA YNEZ SAUSAGE COMPANY at Buellton’s Sideways Inn (HIGHWAYWESTVACATIONS.COM) offers alfresco dining on house-made sausage sandwiches such as “The Dogfather” (sweet Italian pork sausage) or the mushroom-and-lentil “Southwestern Veggie.” Sides include homemade pickles, plus hand-cut Belgian fries with dipping-sauce options like truffle parmesan aioli or scallion pesto. ANNA FERGUSON-SPARKS

Chris Hewes' tools of the trade. CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW: (Left to right) chef Anthony Carron, Hillary Calhoun, Rajat Parr, chef Steven Fretz, chef Lincoln Carson, and Joseph Sabato; Vaquero Bar's West Coast rock crab claws and pig ear "Cheetoz"; Coast Range's Vaquero Bar.

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n the eastside enclave known as the HALEY CORRIDOR, refreshing morning brews are dispensed from a keg at LOW PIGEON (LOWPIGEON.COM); their signature Dirty Bird Espresso blend makes for a smooth entry into the day. When the sun sets, the rustic and candlelit interior of The Mill comes to life, and in an unmarked corner of this hip warehouse space, LAB SOCIAL speakeasy (LAB-SOCIAL.BUSINESS.SITE) beckons the adventurous. Let award-winning mixologist Sean Sepulveda shake up your evening with a Spanish Mule, made with 10-year-old brandy, a sangria-reduction syrup perfumed with citrus and apples, and a splash of ginger beer and chocolate bitters. For Southern France vibes, head to the FUNK ZONE and order up a June Bug from DART COFFEE CO. (DARTCOFFEECO.COM) before settling into their tranquil, garden terrace. The latte layered with Peruvian espresso, creamy oat milk, and a swirl of fragrant lavender syrup is the perfect accompaniment to a morning among the butterflies. Come nighttime, follow the pulsating sounds of mambo to TEST PILOT

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innovative twists on regional classics. Sink into a chair on the cobblestoned terrace and order their namesake La Paloma—a refreshing grapefruit, tequila, and champagne dazzler served up by the pitcher until the moon rises over the Santa Ynez mountains. NINETTE PALOMA


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Life Savor Six new destination tasting rooms that solidify Santa Barbara’s reputation as a wine lover's haven

ine meets food at the new SEVTAP WINERY (SEVTAPWINERY.COM) tasting room, located in a historic building next door to Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre. Owner Ertugrul Sevtap (call him Art), a Turkish native, offers handmade breads, like his Kalamata olive and rosemary loaf, as well as seafood-inspired tapas. But the wines are the real draw, including several creative red blends. The 2019 rosé is made from biodynamically grown Grenache grapes. One stop, two labels: Paolo Barbieri, a master somm, and Erin Kempe, a restaurant industry pro, launched eponymous labels—BARBIERI & KEMPE (BARBIERIWINES.COM)—that speak to their respective approach to wine. The Barbieri lineup spotlights Rhônes, like Syrah and Grenache, while Kempe focuses on Bordeaux, like Cabernet and Merlot. Fruit is sourced from the Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles. The new La Arcada Plaza outpost features myriad cheeses, too. The label honoring late Santa Barbara vigneron Jeff Wilkes features wines that spotlight three prime Central Coast growing regions: Sta. Rita Hills, the Santa Maria Valley, and the Paso Robles Highlands. The J. WILKES WINES (JWILKES.COM) tasting room next door to the Hotel Californian features white and red wine flights, chocolate pairings, and an impressive menu of food items, including cheese and charcuterie boards and various panini sandwiches. Wines are also available by the glass. PARADISE SPRINGS WINERY (PARADISESPRINGSOFSANTABARBARA.COM), a Funk Zone hot spot, bills itself as the country’s first bicoastal winery brand. (Their original location is in Clifton, Virginia.) Focusing on coveted Santa Barbara County AVAs like Sta. Rita Hills and Happy Canyon, the lineup here includes dessert wines and various vineyard-designate Pinots; their “F’ing Merlot” is a tip of the hat to the 2004 film Sideways. This tasting room is dog-friendly. An elevated Santa Barbara wine-bar experience, new watering hole VENUS IN FURS (VENUSINFURSWINE.COM) spotlights chemicalfree wine making with a fascinating collection of organic and biodynamic wines. The vibe here is edgy and swanky, perfect for postdinner hangouts. Thirsty patrons also have beers, ciders, spirits, and creative craft cocktails to choose from, and locally inspired food selections. After many years of extensive renovations, the Sunburst Printers building in Carpinteria has opened as sleek and approachable SUNBURST WINE BAR (@SUNBURST_WINE). The airy space features a new commercial kitchen and seating area indoors, as well as a 350-square-foot outdoor deck. You’ll find local wines and beers on tap, as well as bottles and small bites for sale. GABE SAGLIE

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The well-stocked shelves at Sunburst; a trio of white varietals and a cheese and charcuterie board at J. Wilkes Wines; inside Barbieri & Kempe; a natural wine lineup at Venus in Furs.

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Sip a Beat The latest creative project from the forces behind Santa Barbara’s BIBI JI— the restaurant making waves with its modern spin on Indian fare—includes rotating wines on tap and in growlers to go. (Refills get a discount.) The Skinny label wines, made by owners Rajat Parr and Alejandro Medina, are natural—no additives, no filtering—and made with grapes sourced from pesticide-free vineyards. The biodynamic Grüner Veltliner (made in collaboration with Carrots by Anwar Carrots) is a first from the Sta. Rita Hills, and proceeds from the Palomino-Mencía-Garnacha rosé benefit Covid-19 relief in Parr’s native India. Shop for themed casualwear by designerphenom Carrots, too. 734 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-560-6845, BIB IJISB . C O M . G.S.

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TOP TO BOTTOM: The Bibi Ji x Carrots capsule collection is available on BIBIJISB.COM; $5 from every Skinny pink growlette sale will benefit India.


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ARTS Feast Your Eyes A plethora of not-to-miss museum and gallery reopenings and shows

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A portion of Nurture our Mother, a 60-foot mural by artists Adriana Arriaga and Claudio Borfiga at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara's backside.

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The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column at MCASB. CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT:

Iliovasilima II by artist and gallery owner Cassandria Blackmore; Warhol’s The

Shadow (from Myths) (1981) at Heather James Fine Art; source materials for artist Porfirio Gutiérrez at Ojai’s Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation; Kenton Nelson’s Summer Pallet at Caldwell Snyder Gallery.

Lancaster’s Andi Campognone. The ATKINSON GALLERY AT SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE (GALLERY.SBCC.EDU) is known for its innovative exhibitions. Although the space is shuttered during the summer, artist Muna Malik’s spectacular mirrored boat sculpture remains visible to campus-goers from the gallery’s outside terrace. Home to one of the most important architecture and design archives in North America, UC SANTA BARBARA’S ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM (MUSEUM.UCSB. EDU) is a resource for students and the wider Santa Barbara community. Summer exhibitions are viewable online; in-person programming will resume this fall. Starting in July, WESTMONT COLLEGE’S RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART (WESTMONT. EDU/MUSEUM) will be highlighting Towards a 21st Century Abstraction, the work of eight painters who push abstraction into new territory. Coast Village Road is paradise for art lovers. Visit CALDWELL SNYDER GALLERY (CALDWELLSNYDER.COM),

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Unveiling the Muse Our community’s grande dame, the SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART, is home to 27,000 artworks, including classical antiquities, masterpieces of French impressionism, Latin American art, Asian art, and photography. A five-year renovation project—designed by Kupiec Architects PC and constructed by Diani Building Corp.—has transformed the original 1912 structure and its majestic Ludington Court (named for founding member and generous donor Wright S. Ludington) with newly refurbished gallery spaces and unseen, but important, improvements to preserve the museum’s impressive collection for future generations of art lovers. 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-963-4364, . S BM A .N E T . L.D.P.

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f you’re wandering downtown, be sure to stop by SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY (SULLIVANGOSS. COM) to experience Organic, a dynamic group show by local artists whose work combines traditional craftmanship with natural materials. At COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY (COLETTECOSENTINO. COM) you can soak up the talents of its namesake owner, a decorative painter whose bespoke murals are coveted. Nearby, at the top of Paseo Nuevo mall, the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA (MCASANTABARBARA. ORG) is ground zero for what’s happening now in the art world. Artist Shana Moulton’s The Invisible Seventh is the Mystic Column multimedia exhibition is on view until August. Closer to the beach, REH GRAYSPACE ART (GRAYSPACEART.COM) in the Funk Zone celebrates summer with Accession, a group show of women abstractionists curated by MOAH


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Pearl Girl Savior at Westmont College’s Ridley-Tree Museum of Art; the garden at canvas and paper; Porch Gallery.

COM), an inviting gallery full of summer offerings includes landscapes by early California artists who worked in Europe, alongside rare works by acclaimed artist Roger Kuntz (1926-1975) from his Goodyear blimp series, circa 1970. The Ojai Valley is a haven for art, and a great place to experience it is at PORCH GALLERY (PORCHGALLERYOJAI. COM), a converted historic home in downtown Ojai. A joint show, Molly Larkey and Brian Wills: Selected Works, pairs colorful work by two Los Angeles-based artists. Starting July 22 works on paper by artist John Millei will take center stage. Don’t miss CANVAS AND PAPER (CANVASANDPAPER.ORG), a serene nonprofit exhibition space where paintings from the early 20th century by French cubist Jean Metzinger are on view through July, followed by a group show of paintings by Milton Avery, Jean Lurçat, and Ángel Zárraga. Always on the cutting edge, Ojai’s CAROLYN GLASOE BAILEY FOUNDATION (CAROLYNGLASOEBAILEYFOUNDATION.ORG) celebrates California-based Zapotec textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez with a solo exhibition, Continuous Line, Linea Continua. Rare etchings by Dutch Master Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) are on view this summer at the ELVERHØJ MUSEUM (ELVERHOJ.ORG) in Solvang, part of Legacy of Decency: Rembrandt, Jews & Danes, an exhibition combining the painter’s work with displays about the Danish resistance during World War II. Solvang’s WILDING MUSEUM (WILDINGMUSEUM. ORG) is a dynamic arts destination whose summer exhibitions include Bio/Mass: Contemporary Meditations on Nature, featuring artists who create work in series. L.D. PORTER

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for artist Kenton Nelson’s show, A Day at the Beach. At CASSANDRIA BLACKMORE GALLERY (CASSANDRIABLACKMORE.COM) you can meet the artist in person and enjoy her luminous shattered-glass paintings (known as verre églomisé) in a pristine white setting. A few steps farther, at HEATHER JAMES FINE ART (HEATHERJAMES. COM), a tempting blue-chip selection of artworks awaits. Feast your eyes on works by Monet, van Gogh, Calder, Frankenthaler, Warhol, and many more. While perusing PEREGRINE GALLERIES (PEREGRINE.SHOP) and its offerings of vintage California plein-air paintings, you’ll be tempted to try on some fabulous vintage Chanel, Bakelite, Native American, early Taxco, and Georg Jensen jewelry. Montecito’s Upper Village is home to STEWART FINE ART (DIANE-STEWART.SQUARESPACE.

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Kenya Kinski-Jone s shows the ocean some love

as an ambassador for Project Zero’s climate mission

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Kenya Kinski-Jones shot by Kendall Conrad at Loon Point for Project Zero. Styled by Conrad. Makeup by Jo Strettell. Jewelry, worn throughout, by Kendall Conrad, kendallconrad.com.

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first met Kenya Kinski-Jones at a dinner and was instantly wowed by her beauty and, shortly thereafter, by her spirit. She is the daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones and model/actress Nastassja Kinski, and I wanted to photograph and interview her for my AFICIONADA series (kendallconraddesign.com), which profiles incredible women who inspire me. Kenya, 28, always dreamed of riding a horse on the beach— she loves the ocean—and we had a wonderful day shooting at Loon Point. She has recently joined Georgia May Jagger and Alexandra Richards, among others, to become an ambassador for the environmental nonprofit Project Zero (weareprojectzero.org)—a global network of scientists, marine activists, and cultural movers and shakers who are working to protect and restore our oceans. She’s been a very proactive and dedicated spokesperson, initiating ideas to promote and support Project Zero. Please tell us about Project Zero. Project Zero is a global mission to awaken the fight to protect and restore our ocean. It aims to establish a worldwide network of ocean sanctuaries, with the goal of protecting 30 percent of the ocean, within which it is prohibited to drill, mine, fish, or pollute—like national parks in the ocean. Relieving the climate emergency that we now face relies significantly on our ability to protect and support a healthy ocean, making Project Zero’s mission synonymous with a future that we can be proud of, a future that we and our fellow creatures on earth can survive and thrive in. I cannot think of a pursuit that is more urgent and crucial than this.

Why does the health of the ocean matter to you? The ocean is the largest ecosystem on earth. It works as an oxygen-creating and carbon-dioxide– absorbing powerhouse. The ocean is our planet’s biggest carbon sink. It is estimated that 93 percent of the earth's CO2 is stored or cycled through the ocean, which holds about 97 percent of earth’s water and supports a great abundance of life on the planet. Doing better by our ocean is one and the same as doing better by each other and ourselves. As Project Zero says: ‘No ocean, no us.’ What are some of your early childhood memories of being by the sea? Being by the water, covered in sand and saltwater, are some of my most vivid recollections as a child. Today, while I marvel at the ocean’s beauty, strength, and magnificence, it is also sobering and humbling to stand before it. The ocean is vast, but it is also incredibly vulnerable. What are some of your other passions and pursuits right now? I’m interested in meeting creative people and collaborating. I am always learning. I write. I started modeling at a young age and have learned so much about myself since then. I love photography, fashion, and images. I am fortunate enough to have worked with [photographer and film director] Peter Lindbergh. I am a huge lover of animals and nature. I am committed to our planet and to the protection of our seas, land, and wildlife. I am always evolving, studying, and curious.

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What’s your goal in life? What stands out is that I want to make people feel less alone—and make them continued on page 120

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“The ocean is so vast, it seems impossible that we could do anything to harm it. But today the ocean is in trouble. From overfishing to pollution to climate change—it’s as if we’ve declared war on the very ecosystem that keeps us alive. Our future and that of future generations depends on a healthy ocean. We can reverse the damage, but we must act now.” –Michele Clarke, CEO/Founder, Project Zero

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You can purchase or gift your very own piece of the ocean by adopting coordinates in the Arctic, Indian, Pacific, or Atlantic oceans through the Project Zero website or by purchasing a Kendall Conrad pendant ($200), which comes with its own unique coordinates.

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“Horses became the love of my life very early in my childhood, and my first big dream was to become a professional jumper," says Kinski-Jones. The barn was like my sanctuary, and I didn’t think of anything else when I was there. I only thought about what was in front of me, which was this most magnificent animal."

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Robin Donaldson combined a digital rendering of the design concept for a Padaro Lane beach house with imagery from the Endless Summer movie poster (cir. 1964) by John van Hamersveld. OPPOSITE: A paint and photo collage from one of the architects’s many sketchbooks.

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Architect Robin Donaldson’s mixed-use compound combines work and leisure in an urban setting

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CLOCKWISE A portrait of the FROM architect TOP LEFT: Captionon seated details an anodized dotted with wildflowerscomputer aluminum from the table backyard; daughter Wish designed for Google wears and her mom’s wares; produced by local Sage. fabricator Neal Feay. OPPOSITE: A trio of Donaldson’s mixed-media artworks hover over computer table prototypes designed for Google.

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don’t think I could have designed a better situation,” says architect Robin Donaldson of his prepandemic decision to build a live/work compound— known as Anacapa Studios—in downtown Santa Barbara. Indeed, “when COVID came around,” he adds, “it almost looked like I was a genius.” The 12,000-square-foot site encompasses a trio of three-story buildings: the first two provide space for the local branch of his architectural firm, ShubinDonaldson; the third, at the back of the property, comprises Donaldson’s home and personal office. By design, only the first building is visible from the street; its tall windows often display the architect’s own artwork or architectural models. “I wanted a seamless integration between my work and my life,” Donaldson says. “I wanted my family close to my office, and I felt I could blend the two better. So I have more family time.” His living quarters boast an expansive balcony with seamless views over downtown, and there’s even a solarpowered hot tub on the roof. “We’re not entirely off the grid, but close,” he notes. Architects who design their own homes are often tempted to try things their clients might not (yet) accept designwise, and Donaldson is no exception. “I wanted to try some things,” he admits, “like leaving plywood floors. Some things are more finished, and some things are

more raw and exposed in a way that I couldn’t do for a client.” He also wanted to prove that contemporary design could peacefully coexist with Santa Barbara’s mission-style architecture. “It’s not like I did something that’s wholly radical and dropped some kind of bomb on downtown,” says the architect. “It stitches into the neighborhood.” And the numerous benefits of urban living—with the beach, harbor, and restaurants all within walking distance—have been enthusiastically embraced by Donaldson’s wife, Eryn, and sons, Reed and Payne. “One of the main of the main reasons I live here is because I love the ocean. I always have, since I was a kid,” Donaldson says. An Orange County native, he spent much of his childhood surfing and sailing in Santa Barbara at his family’s beach house. He stayed on for college, graduating from University of California Santa Barbara with a dual degree in architectural history and fine art. His decision to pursue architecture rather than art was prompted by a conversation with UCSB professor and renowned architectural historian David S. Gebhard, who informed the young Donaldson that “you can practice architecture in an artful way.” At the time—the early 1980s—the most avantgarde architectural school in the United States was the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles (SCI-Arc). After touring the premises, Donaldson was gobsmacked. “It was in this old

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A digital rendering of the design concept for a Padaro Lane beach house. OPPOSITE: The loft-like living area features exposed ceiling joists and plywood floors; the suspended stainless-steel fireplace keeps company with Paul Tuttle’s “Z” chair, Eileen Gray’s E1027 glass side table, and a rug the architect purchased in Morocco.


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TOP TO BOTTOM: The expansive porch opens the entire living space to ocean breezes and horizon views; a glass table in the architect’s personal office is surrounded by vintage Harry Bertoia yellow molded-shell fiberglass side chairs from Knoll and backed by an Eames console. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A Donaldson-designed aluminum lamp prototype illuminates a Morphosis-designed Nee chair; Eryn Donaldson in the spacious kitchen with the family’s dogs, Maggie and Duke; an olive tree shares space with a sculptural glass fiber-reinforced polymer panel.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: An environmental graphic for Google; Santa Cruz Island; a prized Charles W. Bartlett wood-block print (purchased by the architect’s grandmother in Honolulu in the 1920s) depicts surfing icon Duke Kahanamoku; an avid surfer and sailor, Donaldson visits the islands with his son Payne; a digital rendering of a client’s beach house; waxed boards loaded up for a session.


An image of a Montecito residence based on the architect’s silkscreen series of artworks.

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warehouse. People were hanging from the rafters; it just looked like an artist’s studio, not an architecture school,” he says. “I thought this is where I’m going. And that was that.” Donaldson was soon tapped to work for cutting-edge architecture firm Morphosis Architects— whose principal, Thom Mayne, would ultimately become an internationally known “starchitect”—and was appointed project architect for the Crawford residence, a Morphosis-designed home in Santa Barbara. Thereafter, in 1991, Donaldson established his namesake architecture firm with Russell Shubin. Now in its third decade, ShubinDonaldson has offices in Los Angeles and Orange County in addition to Santa Barbara. The ethos of the Morphosis office and the teachings of Thom Mayne, notably the use of art to create imagery and forms to establish a unique language for architectural solutions, continue to inform Donaldson’s current practice. “[ShubinDonaldson's] buildings are the source of a lot of the forms and shapes that go into my artwork,” he notes. “There’s a cycle between what I call ‘artifact’—drawings, models, and so on—back to the next building, back to the next drawings, artifacts, back to the next building. It’s a virtuous loop to help push design ideas.” And the walls of his office and living space are filled with numerous examples. Recent pieces include large silk-screen prints that layer computer images of building details with splashes of eye-popping color, inspired in part by John Van Hamersveld’s iconic poster for The Endless Summer surfing documentary. Currently Donaldson is focused on what could be the most important commission of his career, designing a home for Lynda.com founders Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin. The hilltop residence, composed entirely of concrete, will be embedded into the earth and covered with landscaping, an idea suggested by Heavin, an artist in his own right. “It’s a great collaboration between creative minds,” Donaldson says of the innovative structure that only 21st-century technology could produce. In the meantime, Donaldson and his family are happily ensconced in their downtown compound, which he feels should be a model for the city’s future. “We’re pioneering a little bit,” he notes. “There aren’t a lot of residential projects that have been built within these few blocks. We need people living down here, a diverse population. We need the highly affordable. We need the ‘missing middle.’ We need all levels of diverse populations downtown. It’s perfect for it, it’s where the growth needs to occur.” ●

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Endless The fabled Miramar re sort has had a colorful history — and not just because of its former blue roofs

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Summer WRI T T E N B Y K AT H E R I N E S T E WA RT

Surfer/model Veronica Kay longboards in the deep end of the Miramar pool during a Roxy photoshoot with Dewey

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Nicks in the 1990s.


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PHOTOGRAPHS: PREVIOUS SPREAD, DEWEY NICKS.

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n the first decades of its existence, the Miramar resort was the kind of place that children imagine when they think about the way the world should be. “I assumed it would go on forever,” wrote Harold Keeney Doulton in his 1999 memoir, I Remember. Doulton, who was born in 1925, grew up in the Red Cottage, one of the first structures that his grandparents built—on a prime spot under two ancient oaks—after acquiring the oceanfront land in 1886. Through the Roaring Twenties, the Miramar functioned as a health resort for the morningafter crowd. Montecito at the time was the kind of place where the loose nuts of a WASP world collected—the black sheep, the iconoclasts, the artists, and other refugees from East Coast civilization. Doulton’s childhood was a whirl of idyllic beach gatherings with the neighborhood children, punctuated by bonfires, fishing trips, idiosyncratic rituals, and some truly grand parties. For Fourth of July celebrations, Max Fleischmann, son of the founder of the Fleischmann’s Yeast company, and Chris Holmes, his nephew, used to fund fireworks spectaculars at the hotel for Montecito residents and guests of the Miramar Beach. Chairs and benches were set out, and the pyrotechnics were shot off south toward Fernald Point. Doulton’s father hired two bagpipers and a drummer to march around the hotel grounds, paying them each five dollars and

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a bottle of Scotch to play songs like “Scotland the Brave” and “The Campbells Are Coming.” But the Great Depression brought an end to that first Miramar incarnation. Unable to keep the enterprise afloat, the Doulton family sold it to Paul Gawzner in 1939 for $60,000. The Gilded Age resort


Vintage postcards and photographs of the storied property.

Feature - Miramar morphed into a place for postwar exploration of the American Dream, California style. Gawzner transformed an old rail car into a coffee shop and painted the white rooftops of the buildings a striking blue. Mostly, he introduced a more relaxed and carefree feeling to the place. Hillary Hauser, a photojournalist, undersea explorer, author, and environmental activist who cofounded Heal the Ocean, spent endless summers at the Miramar in the late 1950s, and remembers it as the scene of her first kiss. “I was maybe 14,” she remembers. “The ocean was wilder then. There was more kelp, there were sea anemones and tide pools. But for us kids there was the hamburger shack and the raft, which they anchored every summer. We would swim out there, talk, and hang out. And maybe have a kiss!” For a certain crowd, Hauser recalls, gathering at this spot was a way of life, almost a religion, and it had a leader. “Hal Bates was our god, the center of our being,” she says, referring to a local radio jock who worked as a lifeguard at the beach. “We would have body surfing contests to see who would ride the waves the best,” she recalls. “And then there was a funny kid who showed up with

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Miramar Hotel memorabilia; Ted Simmons as a baby; a young Hillary Hauser; the old the traincar diner; the Miramar pool circa 1950s; the famous blue roofs; owner/general manager Bill Gawzner in the train-car diner in the ’70s. OPPOSITE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Longtime head bellman Grover Cleveland Barnes; lifeguard Jacques Renon.

PHOTOGRAPHS: TRAIN-CARS, SIMMONS, BARNES, RENON (5), TED SIMMONS; HAUSER, COURTESY HILLARY HAUSER; MATCHBOX, ANGEL’S ANTIQUES IN CARPINTERIA

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The Gilded Age resort morphed into a place for postwar exploration of the Feature Miramar American Dream, California style. a guitar he was always plinking. That was David Crosby, who ended up forming the rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash.” For Ted Simmons, whose extended family owned the Miramar Beach Hotel and who was proprietor himself for several years, it was a place to grow up. “My first job after high school was working as a bellman. We wore these polyester blue coats. I worked under the legendary Grover Barnes, a true gentleman who passed away in his 90s after having worked at the property for over 40 years.” Tennis instructor Hilbert Lee was another Miramar fixture. “He was interested in people, and it didn’t matter who you were or where you were from,” says Simmons. “He’d be friends with Warren Buffett or the guy walking down the train tracks.” Toward the end of its second life, the hotel had become a place with plenty of warmth and no pretensions. “The Miramar was run down, the bar was grungy,” says screenwriter and producer Tracey Jackson, daughter of Santa Barbara’s late

society doyenne Beverley Jackson. “But the beach was as beautiful as ever, and that, along with all of its good vibes, was what the people came for.” In fact, the artsy set loved it all the more. “The Miramar drew masses of artists and writers and these wacky crazy eccentric trust-fund hippies,” Jackson recalls. Many of these characters had discovered the place—and Santa Barbara— through the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, which Mary and Barnaby Conrad founded in 1973 and held every summer at the hotel. “We put the Miramar on the map in the intellectual world,” says Mary Conrad from her home in Rincon, the site of the conference’s infamous opening- and closing-night parties. “We got Ray Bradbury, Dominick Dunne and Joan Didion, Charles Schulz, Gore Vidal along with his nemesis Bill Buckley, Neil Simon, Fannie Flagg, Alice Adams, James Michener, Eudora Welty, Artie Shaw—all the people of that era.” By the late 1990s everyone knew the hotel was due for a facelift. In a saga too well known

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Mary and Barnaby Conrad; the 1975 Writer’s Conference flyer; Joan Didion; Tommy’s Miramar by Hank Pitcher; surfer, model, and actress Sanoe Lake hitching a ride to her room on

to locals to belabor here, the ownership changed hands three times, and the old resort lay empty for nearly two decades. Today, in its third era, the Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel, under the direction of Rick Caruso, is something new and strikingly opulent, from the graceful staircase in the Manor House, designed by the late Los Angeles architect Paul Revere Williams, to the well-appointed lobby, which evokes the ambience of a grand Montecito estate. The old train-car diner has been replaced with a festive aqua-colored drinks cart, shaped like a caboose, that serves the overflow from the Miramar Beach Bar. The old boardwalk, where children once rode their bicycles, now serves as a gathering spot for local glitterati. But one feature remains the same. Two enormous old oak trees stand side by side in a grassy enclosure with a hammock strung between them. Most days you’ll see visiting children playing beneath the sturdy boughs, which are hung with lanterns that cast a warm glow as the sun fades. •

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PHOTOGRAPHS: HANK PITCHER PAINTING, HANK PITCHER BOOK BY CHARLES DONELAN, COURTESY SULLIVAN GOSS GALLERY; SKATEBOARD AND POOL, DEWEY NICKS; WRITER’S CONFERENCE, COURTESY OF MARY CONRAD; JOAN DIDION, COPYRIGHT JULIAN WASSER.

the Miramar’s pickup truck.


The cast of surfers and models for a Roxy swim shoot take full advantage of the Miramar’s pool during the mid1990s. A new series of Nicks’ neverbefore-shown prints from this shoot and ’90s surf life will debut at the grand opening of the Montecito Mercantile at Montecito Country Mart. The show will run from June 15 through September 15.

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PHOTOGRAPHS: BEACH, BLAKE BRONSTAD; VINEYARD, COURTESY OF PEAKE RANCH VINEYARD.

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Sip + Shine Your go-to guide to Santa Barbara wine country E DI T ED BY GA BE S A GLIE

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ARCHIUM CELLARS 805-233-8006, archiumcellars.com. This winery produces Rhône varietals made from tiny, concentrated grapes with extremely low yields. Try the 2015 Archium “Dissident” GSM—a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

AU BON CLIMAT 813 Anacapa St., Ste. 5B, 805-963-7999, aubonclimat.com. For more than 40 years, the late Jim Clendenen specialized in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. His tasting room in the Presidio neighborhood downtown features more than a dozen varietals from ABC and his other artisan labels, including Vita Nova and Barham Mendelsohn.

AREA 5.1 WINERY 137 Anacapa St., Ste. B, 805-770-7251, a51wine.com. Unearth the secret blends found only at Area 5.1—think Close Encounter and Conspiracy Red. Located in the Funk Zone along the Urban Wine Trail.

BARBIERI & KEMPE 1114 State St., Ste. 26, 702-467-3394, barbieriwines.com. Paolo Barbieri and Erin Kempe pour their eponymous wines at one location. Barbieri spotlights Rhône varietals like Syrah, while

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Kempe focuses on Bordeaux wines like Pinot Noir. This cozy locale at La Arcada Plaza also features myriad cheeses. CARR VINEYARDS AND WINERY 414 N. Salsipuedes St., 805-965-7985, carrwinery.com. Situated in a Quonset hut that was built in the 1940s, Ryan Carr’s downtown cave is the source for wines primarily from the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley. Whites and reds by the glass and on tap. CEBADA WINE 813 Anacapa St., Ste. 6, 805-451-2570, forbiddenfruitorchards.com. From

PHOTOGRAPH: ZACA MESA WINERY, MIKE LARSON; SANFORD WINERY, BLAKE BRONSTAD.

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Sandra Newman’s Forbidden Fruit Orchards in Lompoc, Cebada focuses on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and sparkling wines. DEEP SEA WINE TASTING ROOM 217 Stearns Wharf, Ste. G, 805-618-1185, conwayfamilywines.com. Located on Stearns Wharf, the Conway family’s nautical-inspired tasting room features sweeping ocean views and wines by the glass. FOLDED HILLS WINERY 1294 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 805-694-8086, foldedhills. com. A wine-inspired respite in the heart of Montecito, this is the sister sipping spot to Folded Hills’ Gaviota ranch, about 40 miles up Highway 101. Their Rhône wines are grown biodynamically. FOX WINE CO. 120 Santa Barbara St., 805699-6329, foxwineco.com. Sarah and Blair Fox share a passion for elegant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Their Funk Zone tasting room features more than 15 wines by the glass as well as handmade organic cider and Kombucha on tap. FREQUENCY WINE COMPANY 831 Santa Barbara St., 805-770-3069, frequencywines. com. Zac Wasserman’s small family-owned and operated winery produces Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay selections. The modern tasting room is in the historic Presidio neighborhood downtown.

alongside his wife, Kym, produce wines like Pinot Noir and Grenache. This elegant tasting room is right across from historic De La Guerra Plaza.

lounge is part of the Hotel Californian property and features premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah grown on the Melville family’s Lompoc estate.

KUNIN WINES 28 Anacapa St., 805-963-9633, kuninwines.com. The late winemaker’s love for premium Rhône blends and wines like Grenache and Viognier lives on at this airy tasting outpost, located in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.

MUNICIPAL WINEMAKERS 22 Anacapa St., 805-931-6864, municipalwinemakers.com. Located inside what was once a dive shop, this funky tasting room puts guests just steps from the beach and features fun and approachable wines like Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel by Dave Potter.

LAFOND WINERY & VINEYARDS 111 E. Yanonali St., 805-845-2020, lafondwinery.com. The label specializes in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah from the Lafond estate and neighboring vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills. This tasting stop along the Urban Wine Trail is open daily. MAIL ROAD WINES 835 E. Canon Perdido St., 805-245-2006, mailroadwines.com. Winemakers Matt Dees, Michael Palmer, and Ron Piazza produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay organically grown on the Mount Carmel Vineyard, a 22-acre plot that’s dry-farmed.

NOTARY PUBLIC 530-409-1875, notarypublicwine.com. Notary Public features elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc by Ernst Storm. Select wines are sold at the Santa Barbara Wine Collective, next door to The Lark restaurant in the Funk Zone. OREANA WINERY 205 Anacapa St., 805-9625857, oreanawinery.com. Winemaker Danny Miles pours his approachable Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and rosé at this Funk Zone hot spot that’s open late on Friday and Saturday nights.

MARGERUM WINE COMPANY 19 E. Mason St., 805-845-8435, margerumwines.com. Sip your way through Margerum and Barden wines from vintner Doug Margerum. In a tasting room in the Hotel Californian just steps from the beach, guests can also order seasonal salads, pizzas, panini, and cheese boards.

PALI WINE CO. 116 E. Yanonali St., 805560-7254, paliwineco.com. Co-founders Tim Perr and Scott Knight pay homage to their hometown of Pacific Palisades with their Pali brand, focusing on small-lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Other wines by Aaron Walker from sister labels Neighborhood and Tower 15 are also available.

MELVILLE WINERY 120 State St., Ste. C, 805-770-7952, melvillewinery.com. This tasting

PARADISE SPRINGS WINERY 210 State St., 805-690-3650, paradisespringswinery.com.

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GRASSINI FAMILY VINEYARDS 24 El Paseo, 805-897-3366, grassinifamilyvineyards. com. Grassini’s estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon wines are poured at the historic El Paseo complex downtown, with plenty of patio seating. HAPPY CANYON VINEYARD 30 El Paseo, 805-203-0749, happycanyonvineyard.com. The Barrack family produces award-winning Bordeaux wines at their Santa Ynez Valley ranch. Tastings feature their Piocho and Barrack Family brands.

Sanford Winery barrels. OPPOSITE: Zaca Mesa Winery.

JAFFURS WINE CELLARS 819 E. Montecito St., 805-962-7003, jaffurswine.com. Well-known for Rhône varieties like Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache, and Syrah, this location on Santa Barbara’s east side features a working winery. JAMIE SLONE WINES 23 E. De La Guerra St., 805-560-6555, jamieslonewines.com. Jamie Slone is a former race car driver and radio exec who,

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Billing itself as the country’s first bicoastal winery brand (their original location is in Clifton, Virginia), this dog-friendly stop features Bordeaux varietals, Pinots, Chardonnay, and more from coveted AVAs like Sta. Rita Hills and Happy Canyon.

SKYENNA 12 Helena Ave., 805-403-8085, skyenna.com. Owners Lenny and Susanne Germano pay tribute to their daughters, Skyla and Sienna, with this boutique label, which includes their specialty Rhône wines at their Funk Zone lounge.

POTEK WINERY 406 E. Haley St., Ste. 1, 805-770-5105, potek.com. With a focus on producing elegant wines from prime Santa Barbara vineyards, this tasting room at The Mill on the city’s east side pours premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay by winemaker David Potter.

SUMMERLAND WINERY 2330 Lillie Ave., Summerland, 805-565-9463, summerlandwine. com. This upscale yet comfy tasting room pours a wide selection of award-winning reds and whites from the Central Coast. Guests can shop for wine accessories and gourmet food products as well.

RIVERBENCH 137 Anacapa St., Ste. C, 805324-4100, riverbench.com. This quaint Funk Zone stop features Pinot, Chardonnay, and sparklers by winemaker Clarissa Nagy, all sourced from the Riverbench estate in the Santa Maria Valley.

THE VALLEY PROJECT 116 E. Yanonali St., 805-453-6768, thevalleyprojectwines. com. The brainchild of winemaker Magan Kunin and her late husband, Seth, this tasting room highlights wines from Santa Barbara County’s five AVAs. Regional soil samples help tell the story, and the massive topography mural by artist Elkpen is memorable.

SAMSARA WINE CO. 6485 Calle Real, Ste. E, Goleta, 805-845-8001, samsarawine.com. Winemaker Matt Brady is raising the bar on vineyard-designated Rhône varietals like Syrah and Burgundian wines like Pinot Noir. This is the sister tasting spot to Samsara’s Los Olivos location. SANGUIS 8 Ashley Ave., 805-845-0920, sanguiswine.com. This minimalist winery and tasting room features an outdoor tasting patio and tempting Rhône and Burgundian blends, with names like Bossman and Verve. SANTA BARBARA WINERY 202 Anacapa St., 805-963-3633, sbwinery.com. Established in 1962 by Pierre Lafond, Santa Barbara Winery—the oldest in the county—produces award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah and features a variety of gourmet and home décor items. SEVTAP WINERY 23 E. Canon Perdido St., 805-679-5657, sevtapwinery.com. Sevtap is known for its small-lot, handcrafted blends. Owner Ertugrul (Art) Sevtap also serves up homemade breads and a bevy of seafoodinspired tapas. SILVER WINES 813 Anacapa St., Ste. 31, 805-770-8121, silverwines.com. This quaint tasting room is open Friday through Sunday and features single-vineyard-designated wines and multivarietal proprietary blends by Benjamin Silver, including Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, and Syrah.

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WHITCRAFT WINERY 36 S. Calle Cesar Chavez, 805-730-1680, whitcraftwinery.com. Whitcraft has been producing high-quality wines since 1985. Now, Drake Whitcraft, son of late founder Chris Whitcraft, focuses on making unadulterated Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah at this small but mighty working winery.

CROWN POINT VINEYARDS AND WINERY 1733 Fletcher Way, 805-693-9300, crownpointvineyards.com. Roger Bower’s coveted estate wines are only available on a limited basis. Discover world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends—as well as estate olive oils— during a by-appointment tasting. FALCONE FAMILY VINEYARDS 805350-0397, falconefamilyvineyards.com. The Cabernet and Syrah wines by John and Helen Falcone reflect the soils of their vineyard on the eastern corner of the Templeton Gap, named “Mia’s Vineyard” after their daughter. GAINEY VINEYARD 3950 E. Hwy. 246, 805-688-0558, gaineyvineyard.com. This Spanish-style vineyard, winery, and gourmet tasting room, all set amid the vines, provide a relaxing place to spend an afternoon in the valley. KALYRA WINERY 343 N. Refugio Rd., 805-693-8864, kalyrawinery.com. Australian-born Mike Brown started Kalyra (“a wild and pleasant place” in the Australian Aboriginal language) in 1989. Beyond the reds and whites, guests can sip various sparkling and dessert wines.

Winery Guide S A N TA YN EZ BRAVE & MAIDEN ESTATE 649 N. Refugio Rd., 805-693-2989, braveandmaiden. com. The estate-grown wines here, including Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah, are made by Joshua Klapper and are available for tasting by appointment only. CARR VINEYARDS AND WINERY 3563 Numancia St., 805-688-5757, carrwinery.com. Owner and winemaker Ryan Carr sources white and red grapes from a variety of Santa Barbara County vineyards. Visit the expansive winestorage facility in downtown Santa Ynez and cozy up in a booth to a flight of Carr’s finest pours. CROSSHATCH WINERY 1090 Edison St., Ste. 104, 805-691-9192, crosshatchwinery.com. Ryan and Jessica Carr’s co-fermented wines are the stars at this quaint tasting room.

McKINNEY FAMILY VINEYARDS 1575 Edison St., 805-724-3239, mckinneyfamilyvineyards.com. This familyowned boutique label sources grapes from organic and biodynamic vineyards to create popular limited-production wines like Syrah, Chardonnay, and Rhône blends. ROBLAR WINERY AND VINEYARDS 3010 Roblar Ave., 805-686-2603, roblarwinery.com. With 40 acres of vineyards and grand oak trees, this viticultural stop offers reserve and classic wine tastings (think Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah), along with seasonal bites sourced from Roblar’s next-door farm. SUNSTONE WINERY 125 Refugio Rd., 805-688-9463, sunstonewinery.com. This French country-style property and villa is a lovely open-air respite that’s well known for winemaker Brittany Rice’s elegant reds and bright rosés.


WESTERLY WINES westerlywines.com. Handcrafted and limited-production wines highlight two of Santa Barbara County’s most revered AVAs, Happy Canyon and Sta. Rita Hills.

warm climate and Pacific breeze create the perfect setting for popular Bordeaux and Rhône blends. CARIVINTAS WINERY 476 First St., 805693-4331, carivintas.com. This tasting room has a children’s play area and pet-friendly policy. Labels feature paintings of rescued animals, and proceeds from wine sales are donated to nonprofit animal-rescue groups.

VINCENT VINEYARDS AND WINERY 2370 N. Refugio Rd., 805-691-4200, vincentvineyards.com. This family-owned winery focuses on Bordeaux grapes like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. Guests can sip on the terrace overlooking the estate vines.

CASA CASSARA WINERY & VINEYARD 1607 Mission Dr., Ste. 112, 805-688-8691, ccwinery.com. The Casa Cassara team has been making wine in the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley since 1998. Patrons get access to unique varieties, like Arneis and Nebbiolo, and can purchase a variety of gourmet foods.

VOGELZANG VINEYARD 805-568-0900, vogelzangvineyard.com. With high-quality grapes sustainably grown on 77 acres in Happy Canyon, this vineyard produces palate-pleasing Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, and more.

CRAWFORD FAMILY WINES 1661 Mission Dr., 805-698-3889, crawfordfamilywines. com. Mark and Wendy Horvath embrace a garagiste style, sourcing fruit from esteemed vineyards around the county for tiny lots of Pinots and Chardonnay, along with a Rhône program from Ballard Canyon.

S olvang ARROWSMITH’S WINE BAR 1539 Mission Dr., Ste. C, 805-686-9126, arrowsmithwine.com. This is a watering hole with a European vibe in the heart of Solvang. Beyond the proprietary Chardonnay and Petit Sirah, you can also savor unique, small-batch local finds, European beers and wines, espresso, pastries, salads, and paninis.

LIONS PEAK VINEYARDS 805-693-5466, lionspeakwine.com. Seek out the award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon or any of the library wines dating back to 1994. LUCAS AND LEWELLEN VINEYARDS 1645 Copenhagen Dr., 805-686-9336, llwine.com. Winemaker Megan McGrath Gates creates wines from 400 acres of proprietary vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria. LUCKY DOGG WINERY 805-691-9727, luckydoggwinery.com. This pet project by Brent Melville is family run and features a variety of fun and approachable blends. RIDEAU VINEYARD 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805-688-0717, rideauvineyard.com. Originally a guest ranch on the stagecoach route between Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara, this property’s historic El Alamo Pintado Adobe is now a tasting room serving Rhône blends and more.

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BELLA CAVALLI FARMS & VINEYARD 959 E. Hwy 246, 805-688-7108, bellacavallifarms.com. Bella Cavalli is a full-service equestrian facility that features one of the most beautiful show barns in California. The on-site vineyards produce Chardonnay, Grenache, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more. BLACKJACK RANCH VINEYARDS AND WINERY 2205 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805-686-4492, blackjackranch.com. After inventing, patenting, copyrighting, and trademarking the California Blackjack game (play goes to 22 instead of 21) in 1989, Roger Wisted opened Blackjack Ranch, which specializes in Bordeaux blends, Syrah, and Chardonnay. BUTTONWOOD FARM WINERY AND VINEYARD 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805-688-3032, buttonwoodwinery.com. The 42-acre vineyard is surrounded by acres of olive trees, a herb garden, and 250 peach trees. For winemaker Karen Steinwachs, the

LINCOURT VINEYARDS 1711 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805-688-8554, lincourtwines.com. Vintner Bill Foley named this winery after his daughters, Lindsay and Courtney. Grapes are sustainably farmed, and wines include Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, and Pinot Noir.

DANA V. WINES 1588 Mission Dr., 805-6883488, danavwines.com. Enjoy a glass of rosé or any of the single-vineyard Santa Barbara County wines from winemaker Dana Volk at this family-friendly tasting room along Solvang’s main drag. FELIZ NOCHE CELLARS 473 Atterdag Rd., 805-686-0001, feliznochecellars.com. Felipe Hernandez, a native of Jalisco, Mexico, began his viticultural career as a manager of several Santa Barbara County vineyards. His Feliz Noche brand (meaning “Happy Night” in Spanish) reflects his passion for handcrafted, carefully sourced wines.

FERGUSON CREST fergusoncrest.com. Founded in 2006 and set on one of the highest points in Solvang overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley, Ferguson Crest features various unique blends. JONATA 805-564-8581, jonata.com. Specializing in Bordeaux and Italian varietal wines by Matt Dees, Jonata (Chumash for “tall oak”) utilizes a polyface farming approach to integrate a variety of livestock, honeybees, and a communal garden into their farming model.

ROYAL OAKS WINERY 1687 Mission Dr., 805-693-1740, royaloakswinery.com. The focus here is on sweet wines with unique names like Birthday Cake and Cherry Amour. Guests can pair wines with chocolate, too. RUSACK VINEYARDS 1819 Ballard Canyon Rd., 805-688-1278, rusack.com. Geoff and Alison Rusack’s tasting room is a pictureperfect place for a picnic or just sipping wine and enjoying the view. Try winemaker Steven Gerbac’s award-winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Patrons also get a chance to sip wines grown on the Rusack’s vineyard on Santa Catalina Island. THE SANGER FAMILY OF WINES 1584 Mission Dr., 805-691-1020, sangerwines.com. This is an elegant tasting room with a spacious wraparound tasting patio set along Solvang’s main drag. Winemaker Brett Escalera’s penchant for robust, elegant wines is showcased across three labels: Consilience, Tre Anelli, and Marianello. TOCCATA 1650 Copenhagen Dr., 805-686-5506, llwine.com/visit-toccata. The team behind Lucas

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& Lewellen showcases a love for Italian varieties, including Pinot Grigio, Malvasia Bianca, and more. TWENTY MILE WINERY 1603 Copenhagen Dr., Ste. 1, 805-686-5159, twentymilewinery.com. This boutique winery by The Olive House offers tastings of olive oil and wines. bu ellton ALMA ROSA WINERY AND VINEYARDS 181 Industrial Way, Ste. C, 805-691-9395, almarosawinery.com. This premium label was founded by Santa Barbara wine-growing pioneers Richard and Thekla Sanford. The tasting room showcases vintages grown on the north-facing slopes of the celebrated Sta. Rita Hills region. Inquire about a guided tasting on the estate just a few miles away. BONACCORSI WINE COMPANY bonawine.com. Bonaccorsi Wine Company sources grapes from the cooler growing regions of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, producing wines of concentration and delicacy.

MARTELLOTTO WINERY 100 Los Padres Way. Ste. 7, 619-567-9244, martellotto.com. Winemaker Greg Martellotto focuses on producing delicious, distinctive Bordeaux varietals from the Happy Canyon AVA. Tastings by appointment.

DIERBERG VINEYARD 1280 Drum Canyon Rd., 805-697-1466, dierbergvineyard. com, starlanevineyard.com. Stop by this Sta. Rita Hills tasting room to sample selections like Merlot, Chardonnay, and Syrah from sister wine labels Dierberg and Star Lane. Advance reservations required.

McCLAIN CELLARS 140 Industrial Way, 805-426-4441, mcclaincellars.com. This familyrun project focuses on reds and whites from the Santa Ynez Valley with creative names like Open Arms and Staycation Reserve. The destination tasting stop in Buellton features a 5,000-square-foot patio and gourmet products like olive oil and artisan popcorn. A Solvang location is opening in summer 2021.

DONNACHADH VINEYARD donnachadh. com. This 285-acre property in the Sta. Rita Hills has 40 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Gamay Noir. The wines are made by Ernst Storm. FOLDED HILLS 2323 Old Coast Hwy., 805694-8086, foldedhills.com. Located behind the coastal mountains of Santa Barbara County, the Folded Hills homestead offers a snapshot of ranch life; the estate Grenache, Syrah, and Rhône whites are grown biodynamically.

PEAKE RANCH VINEYARD 7290 Santa Rosa Rd., 805-688-7093, peakeranch.com. This sprawling ranch was once owned by famed artist Channing Peake and features a charming tasting room and lots of outdoor patio space. Sip Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rhône wines from the estate as well as neighboring vineyards. PENCE VINEYARDS & WINERY 1909 W. Hwy 246, 805-735-7000, pencevineyards. com. This beautiful 200-acre working ranch, vineyard, and winery in the Sta. Rita Hills is home to biotically farmed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.

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BRICK BARN WINE ESTATE 795 W. Hwy 246, 805-686-1208, brickbarnwineestate.com. Once an Arabian horse farm, this 35-acre estate vineyard grows premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, and more. Taste wine inside the former 36-stall brick barn. BUSCADOR 140 Industrial Way, 805-2425206, buscadorwine.com. This is a unique boutique winery and tasting room in the heart of Buellton that handcrafts limitedrelease Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Blanc, and more. THE CENTRAL COAST GROUP PROJECT 805-874-2316, ccgpwines. com. These super distinctive wines by Scott Sampler, with a focus on Syrah, are available by allocation. Private tastings are occasionally available by appointment. CHOLAME VINEYARD 140 Industrial Way, 805-610-1122, cholamevineyard.com. Cholame, a Yokut Native American word meaning “the beautiful one,” features Syrah and Zinfandel grown on its 10-acre Monterey County vineyard, as well as wines sourced from Santa Barbara County.

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CORDON OF SANTA BARBARA 90 Easy St., cordonwine.com. Etienne Terlinden, the winemaker behind Summerland Winery, produces his own Cordon Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc—approachable yet refined. Tastings by appointment.

HARTLEY-OSTINI HITCHING POST WINES 420 E. Highway 246, 805-688-0676, hpwines.com. Gray Hartley and Frank Ostini have been making best-selling wines since 1979. Made famous by the movie Sideways, the tasting room offers Pinot Noir and, yes, Merlot. IMAGINE WINE 140 Industrial Way, 805688-1769, imaginewine.com. Winemaker Ross Jay Rankin established Imagine Wine in 2004. Made exclusively from Santa Barbara County fruit, the varied portfolio of wines includes Barbera, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. KEN BROWN WINES 157 W. Hwy 246, 805-688-9400, kenbrownwines.com. The eponymous wine project by a true Santa Barbara County wine pioneer features a destination tasting room that pours Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay from the Sta. Rita Hills and Los Alamos Valley. LAFOND WINERY AND VINEYARDS 6855 Santa Rosa Rd., 805-688-7921, lafondwinery.com. Taste among the vines at this sustainably farmed estate. The focus here’s on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and coolclimate Syrah.

SCOTTY-BOY! scottyboy.wine. This funky project by Scott Sampler spotlights natural wines—wines that undergo no chemical manipulation and minimal human intervention—with names like Big Tang and Buellklong. STANDING SUN WINES 92 Second St., Unit D, 805-691-9413, standingsunwines.com. Standing Sun winemaker and renaissance man John Wright crafts high-end Viognier, Chardonnay, Grenache, and Pinot Noir. The on-site gallery features the artwork of several multimedia artists. THORNE WINE 7820 Santa Rosa Rd., 805693-1483, thornewine.com. Situated in the Sta. Rita Hills, Thorne produces small lots of sophisticated Pinot Noir wines. Private tastings by appointment. LOMP OC AMPELOS CELLARS 312 N. 9th St., 805736-9957, ampeloscellars.com. This is the first


vineyard in the country to be certified organic, biodynamic, and sustainable. Owners Peter and Rebecca Work grow Pinot Noir, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, and Riesling in the eastern stretch of the Sta. Rita Hills. BABCOCK WINERY AND VINEYARDS 5175 E. Hwy. 246, 805-736-1455, babcockwinery.com. Since establishing the vineyard back in 1978, the Babcock family has been crafting some of the most celebrated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the country. The winery is a destination for its cool vibe and a collection of vintage finds and antique treasures.

GYPSY CANYON WINERY 805-705-1446, gypsycanyon.com. Founder and winemaker Deborah Hall has made a name for herself with the historic dessert wine Angelica, sourced from century-old vines, as well as premium Pinot Noir. THE HILT 805-564-8581, thehiltestate.com. The estate vineyard, known as Rancho Salsipuedes, features vines planted nearly 13 unobstructed miles from the ocean, with a range of altitudes, soil types, and microclimates. Reflecting the complex climate of the Sta. Rita Hills, the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are top notch.

D’ALFONSO-CURRAN WINES 4457 Santa Rosa Rd., 805-736-9463, d-cwines.com. Bruno D’Alfonso and Kris Curran bring decades of winemaking experience to four different labels: BADGE, Di Bruno, Curran, and D’Alfonso-Curran. Taste their Viognier, Vermentino, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and more by appointment. DASCOMB CELLARS 1637 E. Laurel Ave., 805-691-9175, dascombcellars.com. Dating to the early 1970s, this boutique winery offers a variety of whites (Chardonnay, Viognier) and reds (Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah) and is one of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Santa Barbara County.

KESSLER-HAAK VINEYARDS 1700 Gypsy Canyon Dr., 805-735-2283, kesslerhaakwine.com. Located in the Sta. Rita Hills, the focus here is on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Chardonnay wines from winemaker Brian Loring source fruit from vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, as well as the Santa Lucia Highlands. MELVILLE WINERY 5185 E. Hwy. 246, 805-735-7030, melvillewinery.com. This Mediterranean-style family-owned estate in the Sta. Rita Hills is a beautiful setting for afternoon wine tasting. The spotlight here is on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. MONTEMAR 1501 E. Chestnut Ct., Ste. E, 805-735-5000, montemarwinery.com. Located in the popular Wine Ghetto, this project produces small-lot Rhône and Burgundian varieties. The 6,000-square-foot space features an outdoor patio. MORETTI WINES CO. 2923 Grand Ave., 805-688-1900, morettiwines.com. Antonio and Jeni Moretti dedicate themselves to producing European-style wines that are both well balanced and food friendly. The focus here is on Syrah, Grenache, and Pinot Noir. PALI WINE CO. 1501 Chestnut Ct., 805735-2354, paliwineco.com. Pali crafts small lots of vineyard-designated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Taste wines from sister labels Tower 15 and Neighborhood Winery.

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DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE 1712 Industrial Way, 805-500-8337, domainedelacote.com. On the far western stretches of the Sta. Rita Hills, this is a collection of five organically farmed vineyards with a focus on Pinot Noir. A project by the celebrated duo of Raj Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman. FIDDLEHEAD CELLARS 1597 E. Chestnut Ave., 805-742-0204, fiddleheadcellars.com. Winemaker Kathy Joseph is a Santa Barbara County legend whose love for Pinot Noir spans two regions—Sta. Rita Hills and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. She also crafts Sauvignon Blanc from the Santa Ynez Valley. FLYING GOAT CELLARS 1520 E. Chestnut Ave., Ste. A, 805-736-9032, flyinggoatcellars. com. With 40 years of winemaking experience, Norm Yost founded the first sparkling wine club in Santa Barbara County. His Flying Goat label, inspired by pygmy goats, features premium vineyarddesignated Pinot Noir wines.

FOLEY ESTATES VINEYARD AND WINERY 6121 E. Hwy. 246, 805-737-6222, foleywines.com. A former thoroughbred horse ranch, this sprawling estate, known as Rancho Santa Rosa, specializes in premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Wines also feature fruit from sister Rancho Las Hermanas vineyard, in the Sta. Rita Hills.

KITÁ WINES 300 N. 12th St., Unit 1A, 805-819-1372, kitawines.com. A member of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, winemaker Tara Gomez crafts wines sourced from Camp 4 Vineyard. Kitá, which means “our valley oak” in the tribe’s native language of Samala, features Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Rhône blends.

PALMINA 1520 E. Chestnut Ct., 805-7352030, palminawines.com. Winemaker Steve Clifton’s Palmina label produces Italian varietals grown in Santa Barbara County. Sip whites (Pinot Grigio and Tocai Friulano) and reds (Lagrein and Nebbiolo).

LABARGE WINERY 2380 Sweeney Rd., 805-736-1108, labargewinery.com. The home vineyard features 12 acres of grapes. The label’s primary wines include Albariño, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, and Pinot Noir.

PIEDRASASSI 1501 E. Chestnut Ave., 805-736-6784, piedrasassi.com. A project by celebrated winemaker Sashi Moorman focuses squarely on Syrah. His wife, Melissa Sorongon, bakes exceptional breads.

LONGORIA WINES 415 E. Chestnut Ave., 805-736-9700, longoriawine.com. Rick Longoria has been making wine since 1982 and specializes in European-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. He also gets acclaim for his periodic Cabernet Franc-driven project, Blues Cuvée. Try his wines in his new tasting room in the historic JM Club building in Lompoc.

PRESS GANG CELLARS 805-291-3141, pressgangcellars.com. Small batches of Grenache, Roussanne, and more are made in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto and inspired by a love of music, surfing, travel, food, and wine.

LORING WINE COMPANY 201 Industrial Way, Ste. B, 805-691-1300, loringwinecompany. com. These premium Pinot Noir and

SANDHI WINES 1712 Industrial Way, Ste. B, 805-500-8337, sandhiwines.com. The Sanskrit word sandhi represents the union of man, earth, and vine; the label is a collaboration by dynamic duo Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman.

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SANFORD WINERY 5010 Santa Rosa Rd., 805-735-5900, sanfordwinery.com. With winemaker Trey Fletcher at the helm, this family-owned winery, famous for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills.

WENZLAU VINEYARD wenzlauvineyard. com. Organically farmed, estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are grown on the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills and shaped by Justin Willett. L O S OL IVO S

SEA SMOKE ESTATE VINEYARDS 805737-1600, seasmoke.com. Sea Smoke, named for the Pacific Ocean’s afternoon fog that blankets the estate’s vineyards, is committed to producing exceptional organically and biodynamically farmed wines that are available via allocation. SPEAR VINEYARDS AND WINERY 6700 Hwy. 246, 805-737-1829, spearwinery.com. Spear Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned, sustainable and certified-organic vineyard in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA that produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. SWEETZER CELLARS 308 N. 9th St., Unit C, 805-588-2291, sweetzercellars.com. A pet project for Lisa Liberati and Michael Fogelman, Sweetzer Cellars seeks the perfect balance between fruit and earth to produce highquality Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and rosé.

ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-686-9604, andrewmurrayvineyards.com. Well-known winemaker Andrew Murray shows his exceptional artisanal Rhône varietals at his sleek tasting room and beautiful outdoor tasting and picnic areas. ARTHUR EARL WINERY 2922 Grand Ave., 805-693-1771, arthurearl.com. Launched by winemaker Arthur White in 1992, this label features reds like Petit Sirah and Syrah, whites like Viognier, and several Italian varieties. ARTISTE WINERY AND TASTING STUDIO 2948 Grand Ave., Ste. E, 805-6862626, artiste.com. Wine as art: At this “tasting studio,” you try vintages and create your own painted masterpiece on canvases set around the room.

BLAIR FOX CELLARS 2477 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-691-1678, blairfoxcellars.com. After working at various wineries locally and in Australia, Santa Barbara native Blair Fox, who’s also the head winemaker at Fess Parker Winery, founded his eponymous brand to produce elegant and powerful Rhône-style varietals from his own estate vineyard. THE BRANDER VINEYARD 2401 N. Refugio Rd., 805-688-2455, brander.com. Taste the famous Sauvignon Blanc wines by Fred Brander, a Santa Barbara wine icon who’s been making wine here with his family since the 1970s. This tasting room is a beautiful rendition of a French chateau surrounded by vines. BREWER-CLIFTON 2367 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos, 805-866-6080, brewerclifton. com. Greg Brewer, who was named Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 Winemaker of the Year, is responsible for some of the most sought-after vineyard-specific Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in the state. C5 VINEYARD 805-714-8892, c5vineyard.com. C5, the younger sister of Cinque Stelle Winery, produces small lots of carefully handcrafted, organic, sustainably farmed wines with a lineup that includes Albariño, Tempranillo, and Pinot Grigio.

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TEMPERANCE CELLARS 1637 E. Laurel Ave., 805-757-3121, temperancecellars.com. This is a tip of the hat to Lompoc’s Temperance Movement of the 1870s, which tried to make the town booze free. You’ll definitely find alcohol in these wines, though, which include Chardonnay, Albariño, and Grenache.

TRANSCENDENCE WINES 300 N. 12th St., Ste. 1G, 805-455-9589, transcendwines.com. This small, family-run winery produces complex, elegant wines with the purpose of making a meaningful difference in people’s lives. To that end, a portion of their sales and wines are donated to several nonprofit organizations. TURIYA WINES 321 N. D St., 805-4787016, turiyawines.com. A passion project for winemaker Angela Soleno, Turiya features small productions of unique, rare, handcrafted blends. Grapes are sourced from vineyards in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles AVAs. Tastings by appointment. TYLER WINERY 300 N 12th St., Ste. 4A, 805-741-7281, tylerwinery.com. Delicacy and balance are Justin Willett’s key factors in creating the perfect Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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BARBIERI & KEMPE WINES 2369 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-688-8882, barbieriwines.com. Master Sommelier Paolo Barbieri worked in the restaurant business for 30 years before moving to California to handcraft Rhône varietals and red blends under the Barbieri brand. The second label, Kempe, is named for his wife and is a reflection of her love for French Bordeaux wines. BECKMEN VINEYARDS 2670 Ontiveros Rd., 805-688-8664, beckmenvineyards.com. The Beckmen family harvests Rhône-style and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from two separate biodynamically farmed vineyards in order to handcraft their diverse portfolio of wines. Plan on staying awhile—these grounds are beautiful.

BIEN NACIDO AND SOLOMON HILLS ESTATE WINES 2963 Grand Ave., 805-318-6640, biennacidoestate. com. This elegant tasting room houses the highly respected vintages from the Miller family’s historic vineyard properties and Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Grenache, Viognier, and Syrah wines from winemaker Anthony Avila.

CA’DEL GREVINO 2933 Grand Ave., 805-697-7625, grevino.com. Ca’Del Grevino is a signature wine brand that blends the highest-quality fruit with attention to detail to produce award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah wines. CARHARTT FAMILY WINES 2939 Grand Ave., 805-693-5100, carharttfamilywines.com. Voted “Best Valley Tasting Room” three years in a row from 2018 to 2020, this winery offers 20 seasonal varieties of premium wines. Better stock up before you leave; this is their only retail space. CARINA CELLARS 2900 Grand Ave., Ste. A, 805-688-2459, carinacellars.com. Carina Cellars is a small boutique winery that creates Rhônefocused wines from grapes grown in both Santa Barbara County and Paso Robles. COQUELICOT ESTATE VINEYARD 2884 Grand Ave., 805-688-1500, coquelicotwines. com. The Rosenson family’s Coquelicot vineyard and winery, overseen by renowned


winemaker Mike Roth, are both certified organic. Their tasting room, once a blacksmith’s shop, has a quaint garden for sitting and sipping a variety of reds, whites, and rosés. DEMETRIA ESTATE WINES 6701 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-686-2345, demetriaestate.com. Established in 2005, this family-owned winery produces artful Rhône- and Burgundy-style wines using low yields, sustainable and biodynamic farming practices, and gentle winemaking procedures. Tasting and special events by appointment only. DRAGONETTE CELLARS 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-693-0077, dragonettecellars. com. The Dragonette Cellars’ logo, a medieval alchemist’s symbol for “drinkable gold,” embodies the Dragonette brothers’ and partner Brandon Sparks-Gillis’s approach to winemaking. For a truly special tasting with some rare wines, book the Study Experience in a private alcove of the tasting room. DREAMCÔTE WINE CO. 2933 San Marcos Ave., Ste. 107, 805-691-1200, dreamcotewines.com. This small-batch collaboration features carbonic wines and ciders fermented with hops, herbs, and fruit from the estate farm. The 800-squarefoot tasting room is very dog friendly.

688-1545, fessparkerwines.com. Founded by the late actor and entrepreneur Fess Parker, this vineyard and winery—a perfect spot for a picnic or private event—continues to be family run. The portfolio of wines by a team led by Blair Fox includes worldclass Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Fess’s favorite, Syrah. FIRESTONE VINEYARD 5017 Zaca Station Rd., 805-688-3940, firestonewine.com. More than 50 years ago, Leonard Firestone, the son of legendary tire maker Harvey Firestone, established the family vineyard and Santa Barbara’s first estate winery. Now owned by magnate Bill Foley, this tasting room features sprawling outdoor grounds and views. FOUR BROTHERS WINE 2935 Grand Ave., 805-635-7550, fourbrotherswine.com. This family business, operated by four brothers, is a boutique operation dedicated to sourcing fruit from top-notch Central Coast vineyards. Their focus is squarely on Rhône wines like Syrah and Grenache. FUTURE PERFECT 2933 San Marcos Ave., 805-697-7162, futureperfectwine. com. Winemaker Sunny Doench Stricker sources grapes from vineyards that are farmed sustainably, organically, and/ or biodynamically. Seek out her Syrah, Grenache, Tempranillo, and Sauvignon Blanc wines.

thejoyfantastic.com. A collaboration between winemakers Amy Christine and Peter Hunken, this winery sources grapes for the Joy Fantastic Pinot Noir and Syrah from their five-acre estate in the Sta. Rita Hills. For their second label, Holus Bolus, the pair sources fruit from neighboring vineyards. JALOPY WINE AND MUSIC 2933 Grand Ave., Ste. C, 310-920-5970, jalopywineandmusic.com. A fun label by winemaker Luke Sundquist that spotlight’s Santa Barbara County AVAs, like a Sangiovese from the Los Olivos District and a red wine blend from Happy Canyon. Creating and enjoying music is a big part of the Jalopy experience. KAENA WINE COMPANY 2890 Grand Ave., 805-688-4069, kaenawine.com. Inspired by the Hawaiian term for “potential for greatness,” Kaena is operated by Hawaiiraised Mikael Sigouin. Starting with just three barrels in 2001, Kaena now produces about 2,000 cases of wine each year, with an emphasis on Rhône wines like Grenache. KINGS CAREY WINES 1225 W. Laurel Ave., 805-680-7006, kingscarey.com. Kings Carey offers boutique, smallproduction, single-vineyard, and single-varietal wines crafted by owner/ winemaker James Sparks. Carefully curated grapes and pick times; littleto-no manipulation in the winery. Now pouring Sémillon, Syrah, and organically grown Grenache. Tastings by appointment.

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E11EVEN 2901 Grand Ave., 805-693-9644, e11even.wine. Fine wines by Andrew Murray meet a rock-and-roll vibe at this tasting room, which features wines like Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and various creative blends. EPIPHANY CELLARS 2974 Grand Ave., 805-686-2424, epiphanycellars.com. Established in 1999 by Eli Parker and part of the Fess Parker family of wine brands, Epiphany focuses on premium Rhône wines from top Santa Barbara County vineyards. This tasting room is sleek and features an openair seating area.

GRIMM’S BLUFF 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave., Ste. 102, 805-691-9065, grimmsbluff.com. When the Grimm family moved from Monaco to the Santa Barbara area in 2010, their love of European wines inspired them to create a vineyard on their ranch, 300 feet above the Santa Ynez River in the Happy Canyon AVA. Their collaboration with winemaker Paul Lato resulted in biodynamically farmed Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

EVAN’S RANCH 2901 Grand Ave., 888-4246398, evansranchwines.com. Introduced in 2006 by the Gainey family, four generations of farmers in the Santa Ynez Valley, the Evan’s ranch brand focuses on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah wines.

THE HIDEAWAY WINE CO. 2990 Grand Ave., Ste. A, 805-697-7892, thehideawaylo. com. This tasting room décor stays true to its origins as a ticketing booth for the Union Pacific Railroad: vintage leather-covered stools, antique brass fixtures, and lighting from Edison bulbs. You’ll find Albariño, Zinfandel, and Rhône blends made locally at their Buellton winery.

FESS PARKER WINERY AND VINEYARD 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-

HOLUS BOLUS & THE JOY FANTASTIC 2902 San Marcos Ave., Ste. B, 805-637-1005,

KOEHLER WINERY 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-693-8384, koehlerwinery.com. Situated on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail in the Santa Ynez Valley, Koehler Winery consists of a 100-acre property. Estate wines include Grenache and Chardonnay. LARNER 2900 Grand Ave., 805-688-8148, larnerwine.com. Larner is a family-run boutique estate with a limited yearly production of Rhône wines like Syrah and popular GSM blends. The Ballard Canyon vineyard is well known for its award-wining fruit. LIQUID FARM 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave., Ste. 101, 805-697-7859, liquidfarm.com. A project from vintner Jeff Nelson and

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wines like Syrah and Grenache using natural fermentation and minimal manipulation. Sister labels worth discovering include Combe and So Fresh.

REFUGIO RANCH 2990 Grand Ave., 805697-5289, refugioranch.com. The Gleason family’s 415-acre former cattle ranch focuses on Rhône varieties. The Los Olivos tasting room is housed in an early 1900s warehouse, featuring a VIP lounge and large outdoor patio. Ask about tastings by the vineyard pond.

STORM WINES 2948 San Marcos Ave., 850350-9456, stormwines.com. Winemaker Ernst Storm capitalizes on the climate similarities between the Western Cape of his native South Africa and Santa Barbara County with a focus on classically styled, well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

RIVAHIL WINERY 2901 Grand Ave., Ste. C, 805-691-9951, rivahilwinery.com. Fred Williamson’s new tasting room features Syrah, Grenache, rosé, and unique blends. ROB DAFOE WINES 2901 Grand Ave., Ste. C, 805-429-0070, dafoewines.com. DaFoe has a knack for crafting focused, complex, and delicious wines, and this tasting room is a destination stop for his two labels—Attic Salt, which features unique and sophisticated blends, and Rake, his outlet for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. If you find DaFoe pouring in the tasting room, ask him about his previous incarnation as a pro snowboarder.

STORY OF SOIL 2928 San Marcos Ave., 805-686-1302, storyofsoilwine.com. Winemaker Jessica Gasca, a former apprentice at cultfavorite Sangius, focuses on sourcing from premium vineyards to produce high-end Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and more. The tasting space is small, so reservations are required. TASTE OF THE STA. RITA HILLS 2923 Grand Ave., 805-688-1900, tasteofstaritahills. com. The Moretti family seeks to highlight the best of the Sta. Rita Hills and the Central Coast with their one-stop tasting room of beloved and hard-to-find wines, including bottles by Sea Smoke, Paul Lato, and more.

picnic, play a game of chess on the life-size chessboard, and take in sweeping views of the San Rafael Mountains while sipping wines at the estate, home to the county’s very first Syrah vines. The focus here remains squarely on estate-grown Rhône wines. Also taste their newest offering, Tread Wines, which spotlights Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from select neighboring vineyards. ZINKE WINE CO. 2366 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-691-9718, zinkewines.com. This winery and vineyard values the natural growth of its fruit with no additives or manipulation. Taste Grüner Veltliner and various Rhône varietals. L O S A L A MO S A TRIBUTE TO GRACE 490 Bell St., Ste. 5, 805-633-0598, gracewinecompany.com. Winemaker Angela Osborne pays homage to her grandmother with her boutique label, which focuses entirely on Grenache. BEDFORD WINERY 448 Bell St., 805-3442107, bedfordwinery.com. This tasting room is the main source for Bedford Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.

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SAARLOOS & SONS 2971 Grand Ave., 805688-1200, saarloosandsons.com. This family-run winery focuses on handcrafted, limitedproduction reds and whites (Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Blanc), as well as creative blends that capture the essence of their two primary vineyards. SAMSARA WINERY 2446 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805-688-8689, samsarawine.com. The name is Sanskrit for “the eternal cycle of life,” and Samsara produces vineyard-designated Rhône and Burgundian wines. thanks to winemaker Matt Brady. SOLMINER 2890 Grand Ave., 805-6919195, solminer.com. Husband-and-wife duo Anna and David Delaski created the brand and vineyard after falling in love with Santa Barbara’s wine country shortly after meeting in 2009. As a certified organic and biodynamic farm, the winery produces Austrian varietal red and whites, orange wine, rosé, and more. STOLPMAN VINEYARDS 2434 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-688-0400, stolpmanvineyards. com. Dedicated to sensible farming and winemaking, Stolpman creates vibrant

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TENSLEY WINES 2900 Grand Ave., Ste. B, 805-688-6761, tensleywines.com. Familyowned Tensley Wines was established in 1998 and specializes in single-vineyard Syrah wines.

TERCERO WINES 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave., Ste. 105, 805-245-9584, tercerowines.com. Larry Schaffer’s label focuses on handcrafted, small-lot whites and reds, as well as a variety of rosé wines and blends. TIN CITY CIDER CO. 2362 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-293-6349, tincitycider.com. Premium California apples go into this line of ciders, a collaboration between winemakers Curt Schalchlin of Sans Liege and Andrew Jones of Field Recordings. Order a tasting flight of four different ciders, or sip by the glass. WAYLAN WINE CO. 2963 Grand Ave., 805693-2193, waylanwineco.com. Brothers Brad and Greg Saarloos have been cultivating wines since 2015, crafting unique varieties like Albariño, Chenin Blanc, and Malbec. ZACA MESA WINERY 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-688-9339, zacamesa.com. Pack a

CASA DUMETZ WINES 388 Bell St., 805344-1900, casadumetzwines.com. Owner and winemaker Sonja Magdevski incorporates her lifetime of travel experiences to produce vibrant wines under three labels: Casa Dumetz for Pinot Noir, Clementine Carter for Rhône varietals, and The Feminist Party for a red-wine blend. DOVECOTE ESTATE WINERY 9229 Alisos Canyon Rd., 805-344-3440, dovecotewine.com. These wines are farmed and made entirely by hand. Winemaker Noah Rowles crafts offerings like Syrah, Grenache Blanc, and Viognier. Tastings by appointment. LO-FI WINES 448 Bell St., 805-344-0179, lofi-wines.com. Lo-Fi believes in natural wine growing—neutral barrels, native yeasts, and natural pH. Listen to records while sipping on Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, rosè, and more. LUMEN WINES 458 Bell St., 805-3504054, lumenwines.com. From winemakers Will Henry and Lane Tanner, Lumen features cool-climate wines, like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Grenache. Find the tasting lounge inside Pico restaurant.


MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD 9110 Alisos Canyon Rd., 805-344-1804, martianvineyard.com. Martian Ranch & Vineyard offers a wide variety of wines, including Grenache Blanc, Gamay Noir, and Viognier. MUNI WINES 423 Bell St., 805-931-6864. This is the wine -country tasting outpost for winemaker Dave Potter’s approachable Pinot Noir and fun blends. Located at the Alamo Motel. SHOKRIAN VINEYARD 7910 Cat Canyon Rd., 805-250-9363, shokrianvineyard. com. A boutique winery where all fruit is handpicked, Shokrian Vineyard specializes in cool-climate Chardonnay, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Viognier. S ANTA MAR IA BYRON WINERY 5250 Tepusquet Rd., 805-264-6363, byronwines.com. A stalwart producer of site-specific Pinot Noir, Byron wines are available by allocation only. CAMBRIA ESTATE WINERY 5475 Chardonnay Ln., 805-938-7318, cambriawines.com. Enjoy a slow-paced day of elegance filled with gourmet cheeses and other specialty items paired with estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. CHALLEN WINERY 2330 Westgate Rd., 323-879-8081, challenwinery.com. This small Santa Barbara County producer features single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from winemaker Mary Bradley. CNAGY WINES 2705 Aviation Way, 805-286-7228, nagywines.com. Winemaker Clarissa Nagy sources grapes from various high-end Santa Barbara County vineyards to craft small-production Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. COSTA DE ORO WINERY 1331 S. Nicholson Ave., 805-922-1468, costadeorowines.com. Located beside a lush mountain and valley, Costa de Oro creates a friendly and warm atmosphere with a focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from winemaker Gary Burk. COTTONWOOD CANYON VINEYARD AND WINERY 3940 Dominion Rd., 805-

937-8463, cottonwoodcanyon.com. Although small, this ultra-premium winery never fails to delight. The label specializes in Chardonnay, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. FOXEN VINEYARD AND WINERY 7600 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-937-4251, foxenvineyard.com. The famous Foxen Boys remain loyal to their day-one goals: the creation of small-production, sustainably farmed, vineyard-focused wines, which remain among the most sought after in the county GOLDEN BEAR WINERY 2115 S. Blosser Rd., Ste. 118, 805-347-8720, goldenbearwines.com. Since taking over the winery in 2010, the Schmidt family dishes out Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, and more from both Golden Bear and Brucher wine labels. J. WILKES WINES jwilkes.com. Fruit is sourced from the Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, and Paso Robles Highlands to create blends representative of the diverse climates of the Central Coast. Find their tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara.

range of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. TATOMER WINES 2705 Aviation Way, 805-325-5612, tatomerwines.com. Winemaker Graham Tatomer has garnered a cult following for his attention to Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. Tastings by appointment. TRES HERMANAS VINEYARD AND WINERY 9660 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-9378451, treshermanaswinery.com. Winemaker Mark Horvath offers up Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Italian varietals. This small vineyard shares the property with the Teixeira family cattle ranch OJA I CASA BARRANCA WINERY 208 E. Ojai Ave., 805-640-1255, casabarranca. com. Bill Moses’ certified organic winery is dedicated to winemaking practices without toxins. MAJESTIC OAK VINEYARD 321 E. Ojai Ave., 805-794-0272, majesticoakvineyard. com. A family-run operation, Majestic Oak Vineyard offers a selection of reds (Syrah, Sangiovese) and whites (Pinot Gris, rosé of Syrah) that make the charming tasting room setting even more tempting.

Winery Guide PRESQU’ILE WINES 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., 805-937-8110, presquilewine.com. This popular label owned by the Murphy family focuses on estate production of cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. RANCHO SISQUOC WINERY 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-934-4332, ranchosisquoc.com. Part of an 1852 Mexican land grant and 37,000-acre cattle ranch and farm, this winery features various varieties, including Malbec, Syrah, and Riesling. The on-site chapel, built in 1875, is a state historical landmark. RIVERBENCH 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-937-8340, riverbench.com. This tasting room at the long-standing estate vineyard, features Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and sparkling wines by winemaker Clarissa Nagy. The sister tasting room is in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. RUNWAY VINEYARDS 4651 Santa Maria Mesa Rd., 805-264-2858, runwayvineyards. com. After growing fruit and vegetables on their farm, the Maldonado family devoted 16 acres to vineyards and now offer a

OJAI ALISAL VINEYARD 475 E. Ojai Ave., 805-640-7987, ojaialisal.com. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Upper Ojai Valley, the vineyard produces Syrah, Grenache, Malbec, Viognier, and more. Taste them at the AZU Restaurant downtown. THE OJAI VINEYARD 109 S. Montgomery St., 805-649-1674, ojaivineyard.com. This quaint tasting spot shines the spotlight on wine icon Adam Tolmach. The lineup includes more than two dozen offerings, including vineyard-designated Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. TOPA MOUNTAIN WINERY 821 W. Ojai Ave., 805-640-1190, topamountainwinery. com. Beyond estate-grown varietals, Topa Mountain Winery also produces wines from neighboring sustainably farmed vineyards. Taste their finest wines on their breathtaking outdoor patio or while strolling the vineyards.

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