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LOS OLIVOS Galleries, wine tasting rooms, shops and great restaurants amidst restored Victorians.

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BUELLTON The Western Gateway to the Santa Ynez Valley experience food, craft beers, wine and spirits.

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SANTA YNEZ A thriving Valley town, filled with a cornucopia of culinary delights, outstanding shopping and premium wine.

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BALLARD A serene little rural village nestled in the heart of the valley.

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LOS ALAMOS A classic old western town, with some serious culinary cred.

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SOLVANG Celebrate Danish heritage, great food, shopping and wine in "Little Denmark". Back cover photo credit: Kevin Steele.


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NAUGHTY OAK

A Mighty Good Pint

Meet Emily and Steve Kitts, proprietors of craft brewery and taproom Naughty Oak Brewing Company. The couple recently branched out and opened a second taproom in downtown Santa Ynez. With an expansive industrial interior and homey vibe and a solid line-up on tap, plan on staying for a pint or two. We got a chance to talk with Steve, the man behind the brew, about all things Naughty Oak. What inspired the leap from garage home brewing to launching a 2,400-square-foot commercial brewery/bar and now a second taproom? A: A drive to live life doing something that we enjoy. Naughty Oak - the oak seems rather obvious given your geographic location, but how about the “naughty”? A: Right on with oak symbology. The 'Naughty' has to with our decision to do things our way. The essential ingredients; water, yeast, hops, and malt - locally sourced or secret supplier from afar? A: We use high-quality ingredients grown in all corners of the world - what’s fresh & the best for the style. Given the full range of styles on tap, do you have a signature brew or one that captures the essence of Naughty Oak? A: We focus on lagers and flavorful ales because we love them and they're perfect for our locale. Our lagers match the easygoing California lifestyle, year-round sun, & cuisine - BBQ and Mexican food specifically. Our ale selection is flavor-forward and balanced rather than being overly extreme in any direction. With your flagship and rotating brews, what’s the best way for customers to sample the variety offered? A: We have five core beers that are always on tap and seven other rotating styles that keep things interesting. We offer taster flights - choose four beers or a flight of the 12 available beers. What else would you like for customers to know about Naughty Oak? A: Our motto is 'Comradery through Quality', which keeps the focus on enjoying quality beer in a relaxing atmosphere. Our weekly schedule of events maintains the vibe; live music & trivia are highlights, and special events spot the calendar. Bring in your own food and never feel rushed.

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GETTING AROUND AND VISITOR VITALS

Gaming, dancing, theater, fine-dining and live music after the sun goes down The Santa Ynez Valley offers so many ways to get out and play Take a tour of the Valley's best courses World renowned cycling through golden rolling hillsides and vineyards Find your moment of "Zin"

The 411 on wine country - a brief history, the AVAs and a few top vineyards

Quiet, Peaceful Location, Rooms with Hillside Views Easy Access to Solvang and Golf Courses Minutes away from over 80 Wineries Heated Outdoor Pool and Whirlpool Lush Grounds with Fire Pits, Bocce Ball Court, Seating Area

Take care of business - throw a party or get hitched in the SYV A guide to the Valley's most exciting annual and seasonal happenings

Transportation, touring, vitals, event planning and more

Santa Ynez Valley Destination Guide is an annual magazine published by Griffin Publishing in cooperation with VisitSYV. All rights reserved. Absolutely no part of this publication may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means without the express written consent of Griffin Publishing. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information, and Griffin Publishing assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions.

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CALIFORNIA To contact VISITSYV , email to info@VisitSYV.com or 805.450.8841 and for GRIFFIN PUBLISHING info@ Griffin-Pub.com or 805.682.3105. Connect with @ VisitSYV on Instagram and Twitter. Share how you experience the SYV with us and tag your photos #syvibes.


Showcasing the Best in the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

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WHAT, WHEN & WHY IN THE SYV: Two hours north of Los Angeles, and a scenic four-hour drive south of San Francisco, the Santa Ynez Valley is home to six distinct communities in California’s Central Coast region. With more than 100 wineries, incredible food, special events and an authentic, relaxed vibe, it’s no wonder so many friends, family and couples converge here to sip, savor, and soak up all the valley has to offer. With so much to do, planning the perfect itinerary can be overwhelming. We’ve taken out the guess work to provide you with a Top 10 list of things you must do to treat yourself to an unforgettable experience in the Santa Ynez Valley.

1. T H E TO P T E N SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

1. WINE COUNTRY The Santa Ynez Valley is famous for its wineries. With a unique, transverse mountain range that funnels cool air from the Pacific Ocean, our micro-climates and terrains result in one of the most diverse grape growing regions in the world. Take a day to explore the wineries and see the vineyards firsthand.

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2. TAKE A SELFIE IN SOLVANG No trip to the Santa Ynez Valley is complete without a visit to Solvang. This quaint little village is famous for its Danish bakeries and architecture and filled with photoops. Perfect the art of the selfie in front of the little red clog or one of the town’s many windmills. 3. CULINARY CRAVINGS There are so many great places to dine in the Santa Ynez Valley it can be hard to choose! Italian food aficionados will be pleased to find a handful of eateries serving up Italian favorites. Lovers of traditional American cuisine are well catered for with top-notch sandwiches and classic American steaks. If you’re looking for something with a more modern and creative flavor, the town of Los Alamos boasts innovative flavors, while the towns of Ballard and Los Olivos continue to offer romantic, candle-lit fine dining options.

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4. CRAFT BEER If you can drag yourself away from the wineries, why not sample some of the superb local craft beers? From sours to stouts, three major breweries in the area offer award-winning brews sure to please a wide spectrum of beer connoisseurs. 5. TAKE IN A LOCAL EVENT From food-driven to family friendly, the Santa Ynez Valley hosts a number of events to bring everyone together. Regular events include painting in the vineyard at various wineries, kid crafts at local museums, and live music in the evenings on heated patios. Visit from September through December for some special events that celebrate each town’s unique history.

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6. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN LOCAL CULTURE Drop in and visit one the Valley’s museums. Discover local history and lore at the Elverhøj Museum of History and Art and The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, or pop into Wildling Museum to appreciate works of art that draw inspiration from nature. If you’re looking for something a little more niche, find vintage and rare motorcycles at the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle


Museum, be dazzled by fairytales at the Hans Christian Anderson Museum, or feast your eyes on one of the west coast’s largest petroliana collections at the Mendenhall Museum. 7. DISCOVER YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME Seeking something different from your hotel stay? Santa Ynez Valley hotels offer a more intimate and distinctly local experience. Most hotels here could be better described as Inns, some of which have a unique Danish feel, some provide rich luxury, while some even provide a safari glamping experience. With over 30 unique lodging properties, the Valley has a price and style fit for everyone. 8. ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS Need some fresh air? There’s no better way to clear your mind and relax than getting out and enjoying some of the local countryside. Figueroa Mountain is a great place to unwind and enjoy a picnic in the glorious Californian sunshine. Or if you’re feeling energetic, take a stroll through the adjacent Sedgwick Reserve by appointment, where volunteer staff guides you through the local terrain. If a family picnic is what you have in mind, head over to Nojoqui Falls Park down Alisal Road.

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9. FIND ARTISAN TREASURES With specialty shops located in almost every town, you’re bound to discover a hidden treasure. Shops in Santa Ynez Valley stock a range of local artisanal products like jewelry, glassware, handcrafted shoes, leather goods, porcelain, clothing, and a range of traditional and contemporary crafts. 10. RELAX AND SAY SPAAA Why not treat yourself to a visit to one of the Santa Ynez Valley’s spa and wellness centers? Enjoy a range of wellness services including aromatherapy, Swedish massage, and hot stone therapy. The best way to enjoy these treatments is to book yourself into one of the inns that offers a spa service in their accommodation package. Now that you know what delights await you in the Santa Ynez Valley, you’ll probably need more than a weekend to take it all in! With our doors always open, you can return time and time again. The Valley will always be that special place to you and yours for years to come.

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EACH OF THE SIX THRIVING TOWNS THAT are considered part of the valley, Los Olivos, Ballard, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Buellton and Los Alamos, are within a short drive of each other, and each has its own unique character that keeps visitors coming back. LOS OLIVOS: With more than thirty tasting rooms on its one main commercial street and some excellent restaurants, charming Los Olivos is the central hub of the valley wine industry. Here, you can spend a day tasting and lounging between visits to the many boutiques, antique stores and art galleries that span Grand Avenue and spill over onto the side streets. The town is the perfect mix of styles ranging from country chic to urban-influenced wine-country cool. BALLARD: The tiny burg of Ballard, situated midway between Los Olivos and Santa Ynez, began life as a stagecoach stop and has since become a highly prized bedroom community. As the appealing setting for the Ballard Inn and The Gathering Table, it’s the perfect place to disappear for a couple of days while still having easy access to any valley attraction. Don’t miss a visit to the Little Red School House. Built in 1882, it still operates today at its picturesque location on the end of a big field of grass. SANTA YNEZ: A couple of miles south, is the tiny town of Santa Ynez. From a distance, it looks like an Old West stage set, but once you arrive, the town’s authentic character reveals itself. You’ll find boot-stompin’ bars and a craft brewery featuring live music on the weekends, as well as farm-to-table restaurants serving upscale Mexican, traditional Italian, and contemporary American wine-country cuisine. And with several low-key hotels and inns here, it makes a great base camp for daily strikes all over the valley. SOLVANG: This town is the world-famous “Little Denmark” founded in 1911 by a group of Danish immigrants looking for a suitable place to build a school for their children. Danish names handed down from early settlers are still prevalent, as are Danish festivals, half-timbered buildings, decorative windmills, Danish sausages and pastries and the ever-popular and delightfully diet-busting sweet treat aebleskiver. BUELLTON: A couple of miles west of Solvang, unexpected surprises await in Buellton. On Industrial Way, you can visit a huge wine enterprise, fantastic breweries and brewpubs, a craft distillery and fine restaurants within a Frisbee throw of each other. Dining options in Buellton are plentiful and offer up everything from steaks cooked to perfection on an oak fire pit, to restaurants focusing on locavore inspired dishes, and exceptional wood-fired pizza. LOS ALAMOS: The more northerly stop is Los Alamos, which is technically separated from the SYV proper by the Santa Rita Hills. However, this gastro center is attracting foodies from far and wide and cool businesses selling sophisticated goods are sprinkled along the 200 yard-long commercial strip. The nickname "Little L.A." plays on Los Alamos’ own initials and on the stream of successful Los Angeles refugees who in recent years have set off a culinary explosion, establishing excellent, quirky restaurants, wine tasting rooms, a bakery, a tap room and more. 14

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COUNTRY TOWN CITY WINE FOOD & SHOPPING CALIFORNIA HISTORY MELDS WITH MODERNDAY WINE TASTING ROOMS, ART GALLERIES AND UPSCALE SHOPS IN THIS PICTURE-PERFECT COUNTRY TOWN in the northeast part of the valley. Centered by an iconic WWI memorial flagpole monument, Victorian homes and businesses cluster nearby around the community hub at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Alamo Pintado Avenue. Vineyards, lavender farms, orchards, ranches and horse trails surround Los Olivos. It’s a laid-back place where locals sit on wooden porches and chat with friends and visitors. In the early 1860s, the town was a welcome stagecoach stop on the route that ran from San Francisco to San Diego. County Historical Landmark Mattei’s Tavern, which still stands today, was built in 1887 to house and feed those passengers. Don’t be deceived by the Victorian vibe because behind the historic doors the offerings are distinctly modern and sophisticated - elegant clothing and jewelry boutiques, antiques, art galleries, and gourmet dining. And then there’s the world-class wine tasting. Sip local vintages at FIRESTONE WALKER BARRELWORKS a tasting room - choose among more than 30 within a PHOTOS: NICK GINGOLD 5-block area. Los Olivos has something to offer the most discriminating of visitors. 16

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Fess Parker Wine Country Inn 2860 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7788

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Clockwise top left: Annual Day in the Country celebration, Larner Vineyard is one of over 30 tasting rooms in Los Olivos, vintage gas pump greets visitors at Los Olivos General store, wine country cuisine at Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe, garden treasures abound at J. Woeste in Los Olivos, gifts and goods at Avec Moi Décor.

Andrew Murray Vineyards 5249 Foxen Canyon Road • 805.693.9644 Artiste 2948 Grand Avenue • 805.686.2626 Barbieri Wine Company 2369 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.8882 The Bear and Star 2860 Grand Avenue • 805.686.1359 Brander Vineyards 2401 N. Refugio Road • 805.688.2455 Consilience, Marianello & Tre Anelli 2939 Grand Avenue • 805.691.1020 Demetria 6701 Foxen Canyon Road • 805.686.2345 Dragonette Cellars 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.693.0077 E11even by Andrew Murray 2963 Grand Avenue • 805.318.6680 Epiphany Cellars 2974 Grand Avenue • 805.686.2424 Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard 6200 Foxen Canyon Road • 805.688.1545 Figueroa Mountain Brewing 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.694.2252 Firestone Vineyard 5000 Zaca Station Road • 805.688.3940 Kaena 2890 Grand Avenue • 805.688.4069 Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe 2879 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7265 Nielson Wines 2367 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.938.7365 Refugio Ranch Vineyards 2990 Grand Avenue • 805.688.5499 Rusack Vineyards 1819 Ballard Canyon Road • 805.686.1278 Saarloos & Sons 2971 Grand Avenue • 805.688.1200 Sides Hardware & Shoes 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.4820 Story of Soil 2963 Grand Avenue • 805.318.6680 Zinke 2366 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.691.9718

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Avec Moi Décor 2906 Grand Avenue • 805.688.5700 Gallery Los Olivos 2920 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7517 Global Gardens 2450 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.307.0447 Honey Paper 2933 Grand Avenue #E • 805.325.9320 J. Woeste in Los Olivos 2356 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.693.1951 KAP Land & Cattle 6300 Foxen Canyon Road • 805.325.3658 Los Olivos General Store 2900 Grand Avenue • 805.688.8148 Sky's The Limit 3432 Railway Ave. • 760.525.6313 Wildflower Women 2920 Grand Avenue • 805.697.7377 VISITSYV.COM

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

NatureTrack FILM FESTIVAL

Join Us March 23–25, 2018

LOS OLIVOS JAZZ AND OLIVE FESTIVAL Spend a Saturday afternoon tasting wine from 30 local wineries, listening to world-class, professional jazz musicians, and sampling 30 different olive-themed dishes prepared by local chefs. This tasty event is hosted by the Rotary Club every June in Lavinia Campbell Park. ANNUAL DAY IN THE COUNTRY Experience a dose of small town charm at this local event, held every October for the past thirty-five years. Indulge in the great food and family fun which defines the Los Olivos lifestyle.

Igniting Passion for Nature Through Film

OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS Kick off the holiday season with this annual family-friendly celebration. Enjoy musical performances, treats and carolers, the tree lighting ceremony, luminaria adorned streets, and the smell of roasted walnuts wafting through the crisp winter air.

Save the Date for next year’s festival - March 22-24, 2019

For a complete listing of Festivals & Events go to pages 58-59.

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Exhilarating Adventures • Compelling Stories Astounding Documentaries Learn more about this annual event at:

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THE BEAR AND STAR Located in the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, experience refined ranch cuisine sourced from Wagyu cattle, heirloom fruits and organic vegetables sourced from the Parker Home Ranch, along with an extensive wine list, full bar, and wood-fired meat and pizza. 2860 Grand Avenue, 805.686.1359, TheBearandStar.com

LOS OLIVOS WINE MERCHANT AND CAFE Wine-country Mediterranean cuisine with an Phone 805.688.5700 • info@avecmoidecor.com moc.rocediomceva@ofni • 0075.886.508 enohPexceptional wine list with a ranking on Open Table's 2906 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441 14439 AC ,sovilO soL ,.evA dnarG 6092 "top 100 wine lists in the country". 2879 Grand Phone 805.688.5700 • info@avecmoidecor.com Avenue, 805.688.7265, WineMerchantCafe.com

2906 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441 Phone •805.688.5700 • info@avecmoidecor.com Phone 805.688.5700 info@avecmoidecor.com 2906 Ave., Olivos, CA 93441 2906 Grand Ave., LosGrand Olivos, CALos 93441

SIDES HARDWARE AND SHOES Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols create farm to fork American craftsmanship cuisine, from fresh local purveyors, along with an impressive list of Central Coast wines. 2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.688.4820, SidesRestaurant.com MORE TO

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AVEC MOI DECOR A unique store with a beautifully curated treasure trove of European inspired gifts, antiques, home decor, jewelry, women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and accessories. 2906 Grand Avenue, 805.688.5700, facebook.com/AvecMoiDecorInc

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FIRST STREET LEATHER Luxurious leather and fur jackets, coats, boots, shoes, sweaters, handbags and small leather goods for men and women, with first-rate service. 2434 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805.688.7496, First-Street-Leather.com


S Y V FA S H I O N F R O N T

ON SYV STYLE Santa Ynez Valley Style is unique in the sense that it is a combination of vacation retreat and wine country ease with a western/equestrian twist. It’s a whole lot of amazing wrapped into one of the most beautiful valleys on the central coast.

INTERVIEW WITH AMBER LEASE OWNER OF

WILDFLOWER WOMEN Amber Lease is one busy woman. She's a mother of two, personal stylist and owner of Los Olivos boutique Wildflower Women and adorable store-within-a-store Sandbox Kids. And she manages to artfully curate a covetable collection of clothing, accessories and lifestyle goods for women, babies and children. Here she offers insight into one of the SYV’s essential fashion stops.

Damselfly Collective - the original soy based quote candle

Kinsley Armelle natural gemstone bracelets with agate and geodes

A well - curated selection of eyewear from Diff Eyewear and Tom Ford is available

THE INSPIRATION As a single, on the go mom of two boys, I understand the need to develop a fashionable yet effortless look. I have always been a fashion enthusiast, so I took my mid-western values along with my California girl approach to life and started creating stylish wearable looks for the everyday woman.

The Lawrence classic straw hat from Banner Hats

THE GOODS I do all the buying for the stores and am very selective regarding what I bring in. As a personal stylist, I know how to edit each collection to include a wide array of women. I typically go for the classics and timeless earth tones, simple cuts and timeless fits and take pride in offering quality and value in every item. The heavenly soft cashmere and dreamy silk pieces from Repeat cashmere, an exclusive to Wildflower Women, is an excellent example of that!  

THE GOAL My goal is to offer a taste of the experience of a bygone era - like the traditional department stores and women’s boutiques my mother and grandmother used to take me to. They were kind, sweet, and unique to their time and respective places. At Wildflower Women I hope to offer a sense of what it was like to shop at these stores in their heyday.

Shop from a full collection of boots and handbags from The Frye Company

A LITTLE HISTORY My family owned Johnson's For Children clothing store, so I grew up in retail. There I learned the ins and outs of the retail world. Because children’s clothing was second nature to me, I first opened Sandbox Kids in 2009 and a few years later developed the women’s concept, which became Wildflower Women. Antique leather handbag - The Frye Company

Los Olivos • 2920 Grand Avenue • 805.697.7377 Santa Maria • 317 Town Center E • 805.922.9195 wildflowerwomenboutique.com Tocca: Love Yourself Eau de Parfum

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GALLERY LOS OLIVOS In addition to being the primary permanent venue for The Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley (Agsyv.org) the gallery showcases work from more than 40 regional artists. A variety of media rotates through the gallery, including paintings, graphite drawings, photography and sculpture. 2920 Grand Avenue, 805.688.7517, GalleryLosOlivos.com GLOBAL GARDENS Owner Theo Stephan, sells her artisanal organic olive oil, natural fruit vinegars, all natural beauty products and gourmet food items at her charming farm stand and mini 3-acre garden, complete with a tasting bar. 2450 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 800.307.0447, GlobalGardensOnline.com HONEY PAPER Bridal lounge and stationery design studio specializing in handselected greeting cards, custom stationery, invitations, wrapping paper, ribbon, & gifts. Owner Michelle Castle creates custom water color maps and illustrations for one-of-a-kind designs. 2933 Grand Avenue #B, 805.325.9320, Honey-Paper.com INEZ GALLEY Featuring contemporary art alongside a well-edited selection of fineart jewelry and gifts. 2446 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.688.8884, VincentLovesInez.com 20

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J. WOESTE IN LOS OLIVOS A haven for home and garden lovers, plants, succulents and whimsical garden treasures and a cottage brimming with distinctive gifts, books and art. 2356 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.693.1951, JWoeste.com KAP LAND & CATTLE Saddle-up for a 90-minute horseback ride through the historic 714-acre Parker Family Ranch. Fully customizable for all levels. Guests can also enjoy a luxury picnic lunch catered by The Bear & Star restaurant. 6300 Foxen Canyon Road, 805.325.3658, KapLandAndCattle.com LOS OLIVOS GENERAL STORE A modern take on a classic general store, specializing in art, home goods, & locally made products & a tasting room featuring Larner Vineyard and Winery selections. 2900 Grand Avenue, 805.688.8148, LosOlivosGeneralStore.com SAVANNAH ROSE BY DENNEE’S Filled from floor to beamed ceiling with fabulous farm house finds rustic chic gifts, accessories, lighting fixtures, artwork, and furniture for the bedroom, dining room, living room, bathroom, and more. 2935 Grand Avenue, 805.693.1343 WILDFLOWER WOMEN Shop this lovely boutique for a perfect blend of timeless and on-trend, effortless and edgy clothing, shoes, boots, accessories, lifestyle, and beauty products, plus an adorable children's selection. 2920 Grand Avenue, 805.697.7377, WildFlowerWomenBoutique.com


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ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS 2016 Enchanté, 2015 Grenache, 2015 Espérance, 2015 Syrah Stolpman Vineyard, 2016 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard, 5249 Foxen Canyon Road, 805.686.9604, AndrewMurrayVineyards.com ARTISTE WINERY & TASTING ROOM STUDIO Grin - Dolcetto, Barbera, Merlot blend. Free Spirit - Bordeaux style blend. Melting - Rhone style white blend. 2948 Grand Ave., 805.686.2626, Artiste.com BARBIERI WINE COMPANY Rose’, Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Petit Syrah. 2369 Alamo Pintado Avenue. 805.688.8882, BarbieriWines.com

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BRANDER 2016 Vino Joven Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Cuvee' Natalie. 2401 North Refugio Road, 805.688.2455, Brander.com CONSILIENCE, MARIANELLO & TRE ANELLI Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay. 2923 Grand Avenue. 805.691.1020, SangerWines.com

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CRAWFORD FAMILY WINES Small lot Garagiste style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 2477 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.698.3889, CrawordFamilyWines.com

DRAGONETTE CELLARS Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.693.0077 E11EVEN WINES BY ANDREW MURRAY 2016 Chardonnay, 2015 Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills, 2015 Cabernet Franc, 2015 Petit Verdot, 2015 Petite Sirah, 2901-A Grand Avenue, 805.693.9644, AndrewMurrayVineyards.com

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DANIEL GEHRS WINES Fireside Port, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc. 2939 Grand Avenue, 800.275.8138, DanielGehrsWines.com

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EPIPHANY CELLARS 2014 Grenache Blanc, 2012 Gypsy, 2012 Revelation. 2974 Grand Avenue, 805.686.2424, EpiphanyWineCo.com FESS PARKER WINERY & VINEYARD 2014 Ashley’s Chardonnay, 2014 Marcella, 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, 800.841.1104, FessParker.com FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY Paradise Road Pilsner, Danish Red Lager, Hoppy Poppy IPA and Davy Brown Ale and specialty beers. 2363 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.694.2252, FigMtnBrew.com VISITSYV.COM

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20 ANNIVERSARY 1998 - 2018 YEAR

The Adirodnack chair is the perfect photo-op

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A WHIMSICAL WORLD OF GARDEN GOODS & HOME DECOR

J Woeste in Los Olivos is a must-see-and-shop SYV destination for gorgeous garden and decor inspiration. As you roam this fanciful horticultural haven, filled with a vast collection of potted succulents, outdoor sculpture, resonant windchimes, artisan ceramics and more, it’s easy to see why. Be sure to pop in and peruse the 114-year-old farmhouse which is filled to the rafters with a stylish selection of homewares, practical and elegant entertaining essentials, luxurious lotions, bright begonias and cheeky gifts. You won't leave empty-handed. 2356 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 805.693.1951 • jwoeste.com

Wind chimes available in a symphony of choices and impressive price points

Whimsical artists provide accents for potted arrangements


FIRESTONE VINEYARD 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Reisling, 2013 Chardonnay. 5017 Zaca Station Road, 805.688.3940, FirestoneWine.com J. WILKES Hand-crafted AVA blends, including Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, from Santa Barbara County and the Paso Robles Highlands, with a focus on varietals from the Santa Maria Valley appellation. By appointment, 805.318.6680, JWilkes.com KAENA 2014 SYV Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Grenache Terra Alta, 2014 Grenache Blanc. 2890 Grand Avenue, 805.688.4069, KaenaWine.com

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LARNER VINEYARD AND WINERY 2011 Elemental GSM Blend, 2011 Estate Syrah, 2012 Estate Grenache. 2900 Grand Ave., 805.688.8148, LarnerWine.com NIELSON WINES Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. 2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.938.7365, NielsonWines.com REFUGIO RANCH VINEYARDS 2016 Malvasia Bianca, 2016 “Tiradora” Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 “Escondrijo” blend, 2014 Petite Sirah, 2014 “Barbareño” blend. 2990 Grand Avenue, 805.688.5400, RefugioRanch.com

2375 ALAMO PINTADO AVE. • LOS OLIVOS • 805.688.4820 • SIDESRESTAURANT.COM

RUSACK VINEYARDS Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir. 1819 Ballard Canyon Road, 805.688.1278, Rusack.com SAARLOOS & SONS 2103 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Petite Syrah, 20113 GSM Family Tree. 2971 Grand Avenue, 805.688.1200, SaarloosAndSons.com STORY OF SOIL Small batch Syrah, Pinot Noir, Grenache, and Sauvignon Blanc. 2362 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.686.1302, StoryOfSoilWine.com TERCERO WINES Mourvedre Rose, Grenache Blanc, Red Grenache. 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue #104, 805.245.9584, TerceroWines.com TESSA MARIE WINES Sangiovese, Vermentino & Sparkling Vermentino. 2901 Grand Avenue Suite C, 805.688.6081, TessaMarieWines.com THE BUBBLE SHACK Fesstivity Blanc de Blancs, Fesstivity Brut Rose, Sibling Bubblery Sparkling Grenache. 2970 Grand Avenue, 805.688.8276, FessBubbles.com ZINKE Hand crafted, single vineyard Rhone varietal wines sourced from the Grand Crus. 2366 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.691.9718, ZinkeWines.com VISITSYV.COM

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LTON BLOSSOMING BOOMTOWN THIS THRIVING COMMUNITY IS A SHORT DRIVE ALONG THE COAST JUST NORTH OF SANTA BARBARA ON HIGHWAY 101. IT’S NESTLED AT THE base of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA which enjoys year-round sunny days cooled by afternoon ocean breezes. This prestigious AVA is known for consistently producing world-class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah grapes. Accommodations abound here as visitors can “glamp” at the local RV resort, relax at a hip boutique hotel or indulge in top-notch services and amenities. The cuisine and libation scene satisfies a full range of tastes. Sample exceptional wines, award-winning craft brews, and experience a refreshing variety of cuisine, prepared with the freshest local bounty. There are plenty of places to stay and lots of ways to play in Buellton. Take a stroll through the Santa Ynez Botanic Garden and learn about the area’s native plants or visit one of the West Coast’s largest petroliana collections. The more you explore, the more you’ll discover about this “under the radar” unassuming city. Where else can you feed an ostrich, play a round of golf and visit a distillery all in one day? 24

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STAY

Flying Flags RV Resort 180 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.3716 Hampton Inn & Suites 600 McMurray Road • 805.686.1555 Motel 6 Buellton 333 McMurray Road • 805.688.7797 Pea Soup Andersen's Inn 51 E Highway 246 • 805.688.3216 Quality Inn Buellton 630 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.0022 San Marcos Motel 536 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.5511 Santa Ynez Valley Marriott 555 McMurray Road • 805.688.1000 Sideways Inn 114 E Highway 246 • 805.688.8448

EAT/DRINK

Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana

Clockwise top left: Signature margarita from Bottlest Bistro, enjoy Buellton's many wineries and tasting rooms, Figueroa Mountain Brewing's festive tap room, hit the sticks at Zaca Creek, get up close and personal with residents of Ostrichland USA, sample Firestone's craft beers, and enjoy tasty bites at Bottlest Bistro.

Alma Rosa 181 Industrial Way • 805.691.9395 Bottlest Bistro 35 Industrial Way • 805.686.4742 Bradley Family Winery by appontment • 805.886.1289 Buscador Winery 140 Industrial Way • 805.242.5206 Cholame Vineyard 140 Industrial Way • 805.610.1122 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. 45 Industrial Way • 805.694.2252 Firestone Walker Taproom 620 McMurray Road • 805.697.4777 Hitching Post II 406 East Hwy 246 • 805.688.0676 Ken Brown Tasting Room 157 West Hwy 246 • 805.688.9400 Loring Wine Company 420 East Hwy 246 • 805.691.1300 Margerum Wine Company 59 Industrial Way • 805.686.8500 Martellotto Wine Productions by appointment • 619.567.9244 Mosby Winery & Vineyard 9496 Santa Rosa Road • 805.688.2415 Pence Ranch 1909 West Hwy 246 • 805.735.7000 Standing Sun Winery 92 Second Street Unit D • 805.691.9413

SEE/SHOP/DO

Flag is Up Farms 901 East Hwy 246 • 805.688.6288 Gypsy Studios 597 Ave of the Flags • 805.990.2105 Mendenhall's Museum 24 Zaca Street • 805.689.2402 River View Park 151 Sycamore Dr. • 805.688.7474 Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden 151 Sycamore Dr. • 805.688.7829 Zaca Creek Golf Course 223 Shadow Mountain Dr. • 805.691.9272 VISITSYV.COM

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

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uellton is home to a variety of unique festivals and events. One of the most popular is the BUELLTON BREW FEST. Guests are invited to sample craft beer from over 40 brewers, enjoy a variety of food options, live music, and games. This 21 and over event takes place on May 5 at River View Park.

BUELLTON WINE AND CHILI FEST: Some of the best Valley chefs compete in a chili cook-off and salsa competition. Enjoy live entertainment, wine tasting, a tri-tip lunch and sample beer, wine, salsa, and chili from local vendors. This tasty event takes place at Flying Flags Resort and Campground on Saturday, March 18th, from 12:00-4:30. Minors must be accompanied by adults. Come get in the spirit of the holidays as Buellton hosts their ANNUAL WINTER FEST on December 2nd. Starting out the day with a breakfast with Santa and rounding out the day with 20 tons of snow, vendors showcase with wine/beer and food. Enjoy a light parade and help Buellton light their tree in the heart of town. Great day for family and friends. For a complete listing of events go to pages 58-59. 26

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ALMA ROSA WINERY Taste high quality, wonderful food-pairing wines. This vineyard is one of the leaders in the organic farming and sustainable agriculture movement. 181 Industrial Way, 805.691.9395, AlmaRosaWinery.com BRADLEY FAMILY WINERY A family owned and operated winery featuring wines hand-crafted from grapes planted, maintained and harvested by the winemaker to ensure the highest quality vintages. Production focuses on Syrahs and Sauvignon Blancs. Tastings by appointment. 805.886.1289 BOTTLEST BISTRO This one-of-a-kind destination houses Santa Barbara County’s largest winery, a critically acclaimed restaurant with modern farm-to-table fare, and a full bar with live music every weekend night. 35 Industrial Way, 805.686.4742, BottlestBistro.com BUSCADOR WINERY The winery & tasting room occupy the same space in an industrial warehouse where you can touch the barrels and taste the future. The focus is on bold Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdoh along with silky smooth Rhone varietals including Syrah, Grenache Rose’, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne. 140 Industrial Way, 805.242.5206, BuscadorWine.com CHOLAME VINEYARD Taste small production varietals - Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tempranillo and Zinfandel from this winery sourced from San Miguel, CA at the southern tip of Monterey County. 140 Industrial Way, 805.610.1122, CholameVineyard.com


FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY Buellton is where FMBC got its start and with locations throughout the Central Coast, FMBC continues to attract a wide-ranging clientele for its great beer and energetic ambience. 45 Industrial Way, 805.694.2252, FigMtnBrew.com

KITCHEN NOW OPEN! 45 Industrial Way Buellton, CA

FIRESTONE WALKER TAPROOM & BARRELWORKS Enjoy brew house bistro cooking and award-winning Firestone Walker beers. The Barrelworks tasting room features beers from the wild ale program and oneoff selections from Firestone’s single and small batch barrel-aging spirits program. 620 McMurray Road, 805.697.4777, FirestoneBeer.com HITCHING POST II Established in 1986 and prominently featured in the Academy Award winning film Sideways, this iconic eatery serves outstanding steaks, ribs, and seafood grilled over an open fire of red oak, along with what the LA Times called the "best" french fries in Southern Cal. Make a perfect pairing with a Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post wine, made exclusively for the restaurant by owner /chef Frank Ostini and his good friend Gray Hartley. 406 E. Highway 246, 805.688.0676, HitchingPost2.com KEN BROWN WINES Ken Brown Wines is a small family winery focusing on Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley, and produces very small lots from some of the region’s most acclaimed vineyards. 157 W. Highway 246, 805.688.9400, KenBrownWines.com LORING WINE COMPANY This small winery in Lompoc has a tasting room in Buellton specializing in single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Check out the wine flights paired with sweet and savory artisan cookies and enjoy the indoor and outdoor spaces. 420 E. Hwy 246, 805.691.1300, LoringWineCompany.com MARGERUM WINE COMPANY Sample wines from Santa Barbara food and wine industry pioneer Doug Margerum. The company makes limited quantities of wines from grapes grown on their estate vineyard and from grapes purchased from other top vineyards in and around Santa Barbara County. Open on Sat. & Sun. only. 59 Industrial Way, 805.686.8500, MargerumWines.com

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NEWEST ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION!

MARTELLOTTO WINE PRODUCTIONS Open by appointment only, this tasting room offers a host of varietals: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo. 100 Los Padres Way, 619.567.9244, Martellotto.com MOSBY WINERY AND VINEYARD Indulge in Cal-Italia wine, made from estate-grown Italian varietals, including Cortese, La Seduzione, Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio. A charming red barn tasting room is nestled among the vines on the Italian themed vineyard. 9496 Santa Rosa Road, 805.688.2415, MosbyWines.com PENCE RANCH This small vineyard and winery is located within a 200acre working ranch and produces estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Private tours and current release tastings are available by appointment only. 1909 West Highway 246, 805.735.7000, PenceRanch.com

DINNER & WINERY TOUR PACKAGE

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PER • Create Your Own Personalized Wine. PERSON • Enjoy a 4-Course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings,

crafted by Executive Chef Owen Hanavan. Reservation required. Call for more details. Valid on Fridays and Saturdays only.

35 INDUSTRIAL WAY, BUELLTON 805.686.4742 WWW.BOTTLESTBISTRO.COM

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BOTTLEST WINERY BAR &BISTRO Wine and Beyond in the Valley

Bottlest is a is one-of-a-kind destination

offering perhaps the most unique entertainment experience in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Buellton complex houses Santa Barbara County’s largest winery, a critically acclaimed restaurant with modern farm-to-table fare, and a full bar with live music every weekend night. Guests come in to taste wines available from the vast “Wine Wall,” where automated dispensers pour samples and full glasses of 50-plus wines. For those seeking more than wine tasting, Bottlest offers a full bar open, until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday featuring cocktails, pub fare and live music, as well as an upscale dining menu from 5-9 p.m. daily. Here’s a plan: reserve a table in the high-ceiling main dining room with views into the winemaking facility and the display kitchen. Join friends for a guided tour of the winery - you’ll begin by creating your own personalized bottle of wine, followed by tastings of three reds straight from the barrel and three whites from the stainless steel tanks. Follow that with a three to five-course dinner at Bottlest Bistro. Executive Chef Owen Hanavan turns organic produce and fruits, the freshest seafood, and the finest meats into well-conceived, beautifully presented dishes that let great ingredients shine, but with the right amount of flair. Save room for desserts like the Belgian chocolate rice tart, or California bay leaf ice cream.

35 INDUSTRIAL WAY, BUELLTON • 805.686.4742 • BOTTLESTBISTRO.COM

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STANDING SUN WINERY This unique concept melds music, wine and art together. It's an industrial winery, tasting room, modern art gallery and live music venue for touring bands across the country. 92 Second Street # D, 805.691.9413, StandingSunWines.com MORE TO

Shop & See

FLAG IS UP FARMS Visit Monty Roberts' ("the man who listens to horses") internationally renowned equine learning center 901 E. Hwy 246, 805.688.6288, MontyRoberts.com GYPSY STUDIOS Get creative and paint the Valley with this full service art studio on wheels. Take a class in their permanent studio location, or book one of their off-site “Painting in the Vineyard” classes, where they focus on plein air (outdoor landscape) paintings in the vineyard. 597 Avenue of the Flags, Suite 103, 805.990.2105, GypsyStudiosArt.com MENDENHALL MUSEUM One of the West Coast’s largest petroliana collections, including gasoline pumps, globes, road signs and more. This impressive collection includes race cars, racing memorabilia, license plates and other interesting antiques. 24 Zaca Street, 805.689.2402 (call ahead to book a tour), MendenhallMuseum.com STA. RITA HILLS WINE REGION This American Viticulture Appellation located just outside of Buellton, is considered a perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties. (for directions and a printable touring map go to StaRitaHills.com)

The Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden was founded in year 2006 and is dedicated to fostering the discovery and deeper understanding of the natural world and appreciation of the significance of nature in our lives. The garden encourages children to explore, adults to learn, and individuals of all ages to pause to enjoy a moment looking at the beauty of flora, plants native to Santa Ynez Valley.

Step inside one of our Chumash Ap's (Tule House), thatched by local fourth graders using tule reeds. Take a stroll through the Medicinal Garden, Butterfly Garden, Mason Bee Habitat and explore the Willow Maze. Stop by the Wishing Tree and make a wish. Your wish just might come true. Relax on one of the benches through out the garden and use all your senses. The non-profit SYVBG is dog friendly (leash only) and wheel chair accessible. It is open from sunrise to sunset and free of charge. Donations are always welcome. The SYV Botanic Garden is maintained by volunteers, schools and local groups. 151 Sycamore Drive Buellton (West End Of Riverview Park), SantaYnezValleyBotanicGarden.com VISITSYV.COM

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YNEZ COWBOYS, CULTURE & CUISINE IN THE VINTAGE TOWNSHIP OF SANTA YNEZ, WITH ITS PERIOD-STYLE FALSE-FRONT BUILDING FACADES, FEED STORES AND RANDOM HORSES HITCHED to posts, it’s sometimes hard to tell if it’s 2018 or 1884. However, this sophisticated cowboy town boasts plenty of conveniences for modern-day trail riders. The streets, with horse shoe-embedded crosswalks, are lined with a variety of clothing boutiques, home decor stores, galleries, restaurants and even an original California honky-tonk saloon. If you have an appetite, this is the place to be, as the dining options range from classic burgers, pancakes and waffles, to steaks, seafood, regional Italian fare, Latin fusion and locavore cuisine. Don’t miss the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House for a fascinating dose of Old West heritage and to see one of the finest collections of authentic horse-drawn vehicles in the West. The Chumash Casino Resort, adjacent to the township, offers 24/7 gaming, live entertainment, dining and luxurious accommodations. Cyclists gravitate to Santa Ynez for a world-class training center, tours or just the chance to ride a bike along quiet country roads. There’s plenty to see, do and eat in the town that gave the Valley its name. 30

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Catch one of the many festive gatherings at Sunstone Vineyards and Winery, Mike Larson Photography


STAY

ForFriends Inn 1121 Edison St. • 805.693.0303 Sanja Cota Lodge 3099 HWY 246 • 805.688.5525 Santa Ynez Inn 3627 Sagunto St. • 805.688.5588

SEE/SHOP/DO

Carmichael Training Systems 3640 Sagunto St. • 805.694.8651 Chumash Casino 3400 E. HWY 246 • 800.248.6274 Ladybug Boutique 3585 Sagunto St. • 805.693.8998 Mia Dennee's Interior Design 3569 Sagunto St. • 805.686.0842 Outpost Trading Company 3547 Sagunto St. • 805.686.5588 SYV History Museum 3596 Sagunto St. • 805.688.7889 Vino Vaqueros 2178 Mora Avenue • 805.944.0493 YMCA 900 N. Refugio Rd. • 805.686.2037

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Clockwise top left: Stroll through the valley's historical roots at the SYV History Museum & Carriage House, shop beautiful artisan jewelry at Outpost Trading Company, indulge in farm to table cuisine at Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn, old western artifacts are proudly incorporated throughout the main streets, alfresco dining at The Vineyard House, take a flight of craft brews at Naughty Oak Brewing Company.

Baker's Table 3563 Numancia St. • 805.688.4856 Brothers at the Red Barn 3539 Sagunto St. • 805.688.4142 Carr Winery 3563 Numancia St. • 805.688.5757 Dos Carlitos 3544 Sagunto St. • 805.688.0033 Grassini Family Vineyards 805.897.3366 Kalyra Winery 343 N. Refugio Road • 805.693.8864 McKinney Family Vineyards by appointment • 805.399.0595 Naughty Oak Brewing Company 3569 Sagunto St. • 805.691.9252 Roblar Winery 3010 Roblar Road • 805.686.2603 Santa Ynez Billiards & Cafe 1000 Edison St. • 805.697.7109 Sunstone Vineyard & Winery 125 N. Refugio Rd. • 805.688.9463 SY Kitchen 1110 Faraday Street • 805.691.9794 The Lucky Hen Larder 1095 Meadowvale Rd • 805.691.9448 The Vineyard House 3631 Sagunto St. • 805.688.2886 The Willows 3400 E. HWY 246 • 805.686.0855 Trattoria Grappolo 3687 Sagunto St. • 805.688.6899 Vincent Vineyards 2370 N. Refugio Road • 805.691.4200 VISITSYV.COM

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OME MEN DON’T LIKE TO SHOP; THEY CLEARLY HAVEN’T BEEN TO RANCH MEN’S STORE. LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN SANTA YNEZ,

this apparel and specialty shop definitely goes beyond the basics and then some. It’s a head to toe hearty smorgasbord of style - raw Wranglers, washed Levis, North Face jackets, buttery soft polos from Faherty, rugged sandstone duck cloth workwear from Carhartt, button-downs from Johnnie-O, Frye boots, Timex watches, Jack Black grooming products, and so much more. Then there’s the big boy toys for the avid outdoorsman - an impressive assortment of Helle and SOG hunting knives, Hults Bruk hatchets, Nordic pocket saws and other cool guy gear. There’s also a small section devoted to apparel for boys and babies. While the offerings are diverse, from classic, iconic brands to under-the-radar up and coming fresh collections, they all share a common thread of down-to-earth quality. Ranch Men’s Store is a retail gamechanger in the Valley area, as it strikes a level balance between form, function, fun, and fashion.  Be it a hard day’s work on the ranch or a night out on the town, they’ve got you covered.

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3630 Sagunto St. A-3 Santa Ynez • 805.350.8959 ranchmensstore.com


FESTIVALS & EVENTS 56TH ANNUAL OLD SANTA YNEZ DAY (JUNE) The town of Santa Ynez is celebrated with a parade and street fair, including kid's games, food, antiques, arts and crafts, live music and entertainment. All proceeds benefit Elks Charities and local Valley schools. For more info call 805.688.3448 or visit SYVElks.com 34TH ANNUAL VAQUERO SHOW & SALE (NOVEMBER) This unique celebration honors the lifestyle & renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero and includes food, demonstrations and live music. It is held annually at The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House, 3596 Sagunto Street, 805.688.7889 MORE TO

BROTHERS RESTAURANT AT THE RED BARN

OPEN DAILY Lunch 11:30 - 2:30 • Dinner 5 - 9 Full Service Bar 11:30 - 9

Eat & Drink

Brother’s RESTAURANT AT THE RED BARN

Every detail of this restaurant exudes the essence of the Santa Ynez Valley including the delicious food, casual and rustic ambiance and excellent service. 3539 Sagunto Street, 805.688.4142, BrothersRedBarn.com

Carr VINEYARDS AND WINERY Established in 1999, Carr Vineyards & Winery specializes in ultra-premium, limited production wines from Santa Barbara County. Enjoy tastings, wines by the glass, wine on tap, and live music on Friday evenings. 3563 Numancia Street, 805.688.5757, CarrWinery.com

3539 SAGUNTO ST. • SANTA YNEZ • 805.688.4142 • BROTHERSREDBARN.COM

Dos Carlitos Mexican and Latin inspired flavors combined with traditional favorites like tamales, seafood enchiladas, chile rellenos, and chicken mole. A wood and copper bar filled with tequilas gives the restaurant a bit of a bang. 3544 Sagunto Street, 805.688.0033, DosCarlitosRestaurant.com

GRASSINI FAMILY VINEYARD AND WINERY This beautiful and sustainable estate vineyard located in Happy Canyon is known for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Hosting private and scheduled tastings. 805.897.3366, GrassiniFamilyVineyards.com

KALYRA WINERY Featured in the movie Sideways, Kalyra Winery offers sweeping views of Santa Barbara wine country. The tasting room, gift shop, and bar have a laid-back beachcomber's vibe and the large deck and side lawn are fantastic picnic spots. 343 N. Refugio Road, 805.693.8864, KalyraWinery. com

MCKINNEY FAMILY VINEYARDS The McKinney family produces wines of exceptional quality and character working with Bordeaux, Rhone and Burgundy varietals, using grapes from the 5 Santa Barbara County AVA's to highlight the best of the area's viticulture. Call to reserve a tasting and vineyard tour at this small boutique winery. 805.399.0595, MckinneyFamilyVineyards.com

NAUGHTY OAK BREWING COMPANY Enjoy quality craft beer at downtown Santa Ynez taproom Naughty Oak. Five core beers and 7 rotating styles are on tap and tasting flights are offered. Weekly trivia nights, live music, and a welcoming atmosphere make this spot a local favorite. 3569 Sagunto St, 805.691.9252, Naughtyoak.com VISITSYV.COM

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SIBLING CHEFS HONOR VALLEY HISTORY & COMMUNITY G ROW I N G U P I N A M E S , I OWA , and spending time on the family farm and in their home garden, Jeff and Matt Nichols learned some things about community, tradition, and good ingredients. Last year, the chef-owners behind Brothers Restaurant the Red Barn in Santa Ynez and Sides Hardware and Shoes in Los Olivos celebrated twenty years as restaurateurs in the Santa Ynez Valley. Their first endeavor was The Storybook Inn in Solvang, followed by a decade of operating Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos. They’ve seen the valley grow - the Vintners Association had a few dozen members in 1996 and now has more than two hundred - while honoring its past, emblematically housing their restaurants in historic buildings. “It seems right to embrace the history of the area,” Jeff says. “There are so many families, ranches, and farms that have been here for so long, and these buildings have been part of the community’s evolution.” “One thing we learned early on is that every historic space we went into needed work - maybe a haircut and new clothes - but none of them needed their personality changed,” says Matt. “We tried not to force anything onto them.” The brothers reflect the community right down to their cuisine. “We’ve always leaned toward offering our guests what they seem to enjoy most,” Jeff says. “Our simple upbringing combined with sophisticated experience in the restaurant industry somehow created what our style is,” Matt adds. “We take great ingredients and keep it simple, and we work hard at being consistent, so that when someone orders their favorite dish, it’s exactly the same every time.” Some of their loyal staff have been with them a decade or more. “They’re part of our family, and we couldn’t succeed without them,” Jeff says, adding, “I remember having this moment once. After growing up in Iowa and living in France and L.A. and other places, I was thinking, Wow, this is home. This is where I’m meant to be.” That identity with place translates into warm and welcoming dining for all.

“We’ve always leaned toward offering our guests what they seem to enjoy most.” -Jeff

BROTHERS RESTAURANT AT THE RED BARN • 3539 SAGUNTO STREET, SANTA YNEZ • 805.688.4142 • BROTHERSREDBARN.COM SIDES HARDWARE AND SHOES • 2375 ALAMO PINTADO AVENUE, LOS OLIVOS • 805.688.4820 • SIDESRESTAURANT.COM


Roblar winery Nestled in an oak tree-studded 40-acre vineyard with a 5,000 square foot tasting room, Roblar’s focus is estategrown varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Grenache and Semillon. 3010 Roblar Avenue, 805.686.2603, RoblarWinery.com

SANTA YNEZ BILLIARDS & CAFE

Play billiards, foosball, and darts or watch sporting events at this casual cafe, which also has delicious Mediterranian food, pub fare, beer, and an outdoor patio to enjoy a hooka. Edison St., 805.697.7109, SantaYnezBilliardsandCafe.com

SY KITCHEN

S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in any of the three rooms of their Italian-inspired California farmhouse. 1110 Faraday St. 805.691.9794, SYKitchen.com

Sunstone VINEYARDS AND WINERY

A beautiful and tranquil retreat where you can enjoy a glass of wine in their lavender and rosemary-filled courtyard, in their stone barrel-aging caves, or perhaps enjoy lunch at one of the picnic tables. 125 Refugio Road, 805.688.9463, SunstoneWinery.com

THE LUCKY HEN LARDER

This gourmet & specialty foods shop features artisan sandwiches, cut-to-order cheese and hard to find culinary items. Charcuterie boards, sandwich platters, boxed lunches, picnic baskets and catering services. 1095 Meadowvale Rd., 805.691.9448, TheLuckyHenLarder.com

3630 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez ranchmensstore.com 805.350.8959

TratTORIA GrapPOLO

The right combination of great food, a family-style atmosphere, impeccable service, and creative and authentic Italian dishes served with gusto. 3687 Sagunto Street,

805.688.6899, TrattoriaGrappolo.com

VINCENT VINEYARDS

Estate grown and bottled Bordeaux varietals and expansive outdoor terrace and well-appointed bar. Relax and enjoy exquisite views of the vineyard and Santa Ynez mountains. 2370 N. Refugio Road, 805.691.4200, VincentVineyards.com MORE TO

Shop, See & Do

CARMICHAEL TRAINING SYSTEMS

Take a Step Back in Time…. Don’t miss this “hidden treasure” in the Santa Ynez Valley. A museum for all ages!

The premier destination for personal fitness, nutrition, and performance coaching and camps for athletes of all ability levels. 3640 Sagunto St., 805.694.8651, TrainRight.com

Chumash Casino

A 190,000 sq. ft. complex featuring an 21-and-older, 24 hour gaming floor, live entertainment, award-winning fine dining, with a AAA Four Diamond-rated Hotel and Spa.

3400 East Highway 246, 800.248.6274, ChumashCasino.com

Mia Dennee’s Interior Design and Furniture

An eclectic array of traditional looks and of-the-moment fine furnishings, mixed with local art, gifts and accessories for the home. 3569 Sagunto Street, 805.686.0842

RANCH MEN'S STORE

This apparel and lifestyle specialty shop offers an impressive line-up of quality clothing and accessories collections, personal grooming products, outdoorsman goods, and other cool gear. 3630 Sagunto St. A-3, Santa Ynez, 805.350.8959, RanchMensStore.com

The SYV HistorY Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House

Celebrates the rich history of the Valley, its pioneering settlers and the five early townships of the region, through its collection, exhibits & educational programs. 3596 Sagunto St., 805. 688.7889, SantaYnezMuseum.org

YMCA

Nonprofit offering programs in Youth and Teen Activities, Sports & Recreation, Health & Well-Being, Family Activities, Childcare, Camps, Aquatics, and Active Older Adults. 900 N. Refugio Rd., 805.686.2037, ciymca.org

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H I S T ORY M U S EU M & C A R R I AGE H OU SE • Authentic 1800’s Carriage Collection • Changing History Exhibits • Valley Town Exhibits • Historic Model Train Display • Early California Horse Gear • Native American Artifacts • Museum Gift Shop

Visit our Museum and the finest carriage collection in the West! 3596 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez Open Wed – Sun 12 pm to 4 pm ~ Tours by appointment

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RD SMALL TOWN BIG CHARM THE SERENE VILLAGE OF BALLARD IS THE OLDEST AND SMALLEST OF THE REGION’S TOWNS AND HOLDS SOME OF the valley’s most treasured gems, including two Santa Barbara County Historical Landmarks. The Ballard Elementary School, also known as the “Little Red Schoolhouse” has been educating local children since 1883. The other noteworthy landmark is the picturesque Ballard Presbyterian Church - now Ballard Country Church - erected in 1889 the church is replete with a classic steepled belfry, stained glass windows, and fish-scale shingles. The community is also home to The Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table – one of the most romantic and luxurious B&Bs in the region where delectable award-winning French-Asian cuisine is savored. It’s well worth a visit to Ballard to experience the serenity and charm of a well-preserved country burg. 36

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Ballard Inn and The Gathering Table Owner and Chef, Budi Kazali

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Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table 2436 Baseline Avenue • 800.638.2466

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The Gathering Table

2436 Baseline Avenue • 800.638.2466

Little Red School House

2425 School Street • 805.688.4812

Ballard Country Church

2465 Baseline Avenue • 805.688.6684

Mickey Rooney & Ava Gardner were married in Ballard on January 10, 1942

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ALAMOS OLD WEST HERITAGE NEW FOODIE SCENE SURROUNDED BY RANCHES, FARMS AND VINEYARDS AT THE NORTHERN “ENTRY” TO THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, LOS ALAMOS IS LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION of US Highway 101 and State Route 135. Bell Street, the main thoroughfare, is only seven blocks long yet reflects as much Old West heritage as any small town on California’s Central Coast. Founded in 1876 and named in Spanish for “the cottonwoods” that still grace the area - it looks and feels vintage yet boasts a burgeoning food, wine, arts & antique scene. One-of-a-kind lodging includes a Victorian-style bed & breakfast with six themed suites and a modern motor court with a view. Buildings old and new house art galleries, antique shops, and wine tasting rooms along with a surprising variety of restaurants for every type of taste from locavore to carnivore. During the last weekend of September, Los Alamos Old Days honors the town’s western heritage with a celebration including an arts & crafts fair, BBQ, car show, dance, and parade – an excellent time to wrangle a visit with free fun for the whole family. 38

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Alamo Motel 425 Bell Street • 805.344.2852 Skyview Los Alamos 9150 US 101 • 805.344.3770 Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast 326 Bell Street • 805.344.1300

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Clockwise top left: Enjoy a unique stay at The Victorian Mansion, tasty tacos from Valle Fresh, fresh baked treats for Bob's Well Bread Bakery, a solid line-up at Babi's Beer Emporium, and stroll the family-friendly Bell Street.

SEE/SHOP/DO Los Alamos County Park Kick back, picnic, enjoy a game a game of softball or horseshoes or watch the woodpeckers at work at this “hidden treasure”, 51-acre park at the mouth of the Drum Canyon. 500 Drum Canyon Road, 805.934.6123, CountyofSb.org Sisters Gift and Home Peruse vintage home decor, gifts and more from 2 Local artists and 7 one-of-a-kind vendors at this historic home turned antique store. 349 Bell Street, 805.357.9415 The Depot Antique Mall & Wine Pub Once the depot for the Pacific Coast Railway, this historic building with over 60 vendors is now home to one of the top ten antique malls in CA. 515 Bell Street, 805.344.3315, LosAlamosCa.com The Gentleman Farmer Antiques Vintage, original & reproduction farm, canine, country & English sporting equine art, gifts & accessories, fine vintage linens & jewelry. 363 Bell Street, 805.344.4111

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1880 Union Hotel Freshly-renovated historic landmark hotel available for private bookings. 362 Bell St. , 805.344.2744, 1880union.com Babi’s Beer Emporium A vast selection of quality craft beer and ciders. 380 Bell Street, 805.344.1900 Bedford Winery Sip Syrahs, and other varietals such as Mourvedre, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Franc and picnic in the adjacent garden courtyard. 448 Bell Street, 805.344.2107, bedfordwinery.com Bell Street Farm Eatery & Market Fresh cuisine, gifts and merchandise from local artisans. 406 Bell Street, 805.344.4609, BellStreetFarm.com Bob's Well Bread Bakery Old world European techniques are used to create delicious hand-made bread & baked goods, made with only the finest ingredients and natural starters. 550 Bell Street, 805.344.3000, BobsWellBread.com Casa Dumetz Boutique artisan winery & inviting tasting room specializing in lovely small batch handcrafted wines. 388 Bell St., 805.344.1900, CasaDumetzWines.com Municipal Winemakers Sip high quality wines in the tasting room or around fire pit located on the Alamo Hotel property. Open ThuSun. 423 Bell Street, 805.245.5524, MunicipalWinemakers.com Pico Approachable Californian cuisine and an extensive wine list including Nuclear Wines, available for tasting at the wine bar. Shop for gifts and goods at the adjoining general store. 458 Bell Street, 805.344.1122, losalamosgeneralstore.com Plenty on Bell Locally driven, elevated comfort food, with gluten-free and vegetarian/ vegan options, and an extensive Santa Barbara County wine and beer list. 508 Bell St. , 805.344.3020, PlentyOnBell.com Valle Fresh Local California cuisine, taco bar (open Thu-Sun), and catering. 380 Bell Street, 805.865.2282, ValleFresh.com VISITSYV.COM

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ON TAP AND ON POINT

Tour local microbreweries and an artisanal distillery to see brewmasters put their own unique and innovative spin on creating pure hand-crafted beer and spirits. The annual Buellton Brew Fest draws micro brew aficionados to the Valley to sample craft beer from over 40 brewers along with food, live music, games and more. River View Park - Buellton, May 5th. HERE’S A LIST OF SOME OF THE VALLEY’S BEST Ascendant Spirits: 37 Industrial Way #103, Buellton, 805.691.1000, AscendantSpirits.com Babi’s Beer Emporium: 380 Bell Street, Los Alamos, 805.344.1911 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co: 45 Industrial Way, Buellton and 2363 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, FigMtnBrew.com Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Taproom Restaurant & Barrelworks: 620 McMurray Ave., Buellton, 805.225.5911, FirestoneBeer.com Root 246: 420 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.686.8681, Root-246.com Solvang Brewing Co: 1547 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805.688.2337, SolvangBrewing.com The Good Life: 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.7111, TheGoodLifeCellar.com Wandering Dog Wine Bar: 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.686.9126, WanderingDogWineBar.com

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The Good Life: A wine and craft beer cellar with a comfortable, yet luxe ambiance. Choose from a diverse selection of Central SHIFT Coast wines, California craft beers and local eats. Occasional live music. 1672 From sports bars to hotel lobby bars, and Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.7111, everything in between, the Santa Ynez TheGoodLifeCellar.com Valley is known for great food, worldThe Landsby: Warm and welcoming modern renowned wine, and good times, especially “Scandinavian style” lobby bar serving after the sun goes down. Revel in top-notch traditional plus craft cocktails, “shrubs,” beer, and acclaimed locally produced wine. dining, concerts, live music, dancing, lively Seasonal, live entertainment under the stars local bars and lounges, and world-class in the garden courtyard. 1576 Mission Dr. theatrical productions beneath the stars, Solvang, 805.688.3121, thelandsby.com and if you’re feeling lucky, 24 hour gaming. Maverick Saloon & Dance Hall: One of the only thriving original California saloons, with country-western and rock music, dancing and Bottlest Winery, Bar and Bistro: A one-ofdance lessons. Santa Ynez, 805.686.4785, a-kind wine country experience - world-class MaverickSaloon.org cuisine, artisan cocktails, more than 50 wines Naughty Oak: Quality craft beer in downtown by the glass, live entertainment and the Santa Ynez. Weekly trivia nights, live music, largest winery production facility in the SYV. and a welcoming atmosphere make this spot a 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805.686.4742, local favorite. 3569 Sagunto St, 805.691.9252, bottlest.com naughtyoak.com Chumash Casino Resort: AAA Four Diamond- PCPA-Pacific Conservatory Theatre: rated Hotel and Spa with a 24-hour gaming June through September, under the stars floor, award-winning fine dining and live at Solvang Festival Theater experience entertainment, concerts, championship boxing world-class musical, drama and comedy events and more. 3400 California 246, Santa performances by the only resident theater Ynez, 805.686.0855, ChumashCasino.com company on the Central Coast; now in its 53rd season. 2018 schedule includes The Copenhagen Sausage Garden: An outdoor Hunchback of Notre Dame, Vanya and Sonia beer garden featuring rotating ales on tap and Masha and Spike, Mamma Mia! and and delicious family-made sausages as Arcadia. 420 Second Street, Solvang, Box well as periodic live entertainment. 1660 Office, 805.922.8313, PCPA.org Copenhagen Dr., 805.350.2728, CSG-Solvang.com Root 246 Ultra Lounge at Hotel Corque: Warm modern comfort, offering premium Figueroa Mountain Brewery CO: A local wines, whiskey, craft beer and top-shelf favorite with a wide range of IPA, stout and alcohol selections especially creative cocktails. ale beers featuring occasional live music on the weekends. Two valley locations - Buellton 420 Alisal Rd., 805.686.8681 root-246.com Santa Ynez Billiards & Cafe: Authentic Taproom: 45 Industrial Way and "At the Mediterranean food and pub fare, beer, wine, Cottage" In Los Olivos: 2363 Alamo Pintado, billiards, foosball, darts, large screen TVs for Suite C, 805.694.2252, FigMtnBrew.com 40

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sports viewing and an outdoor hookah lounge. 100 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, 805.697.7109, SantaYnezBilliardsAndCafe.com Sante’ Wine Bar & Lounge: A cool bar with a modern vibe, offers Central California Coast and local sparkling wines, French champagnes and a variety of microbrews. Live music on the weekends. 433 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.691.9641, SanteWineBarandLounge.com Solvang Brewing Company: Family owned and operated in a restored windmill, offering fine ales made on premises, fresh fare and a festive atmosphere. Live music, karaoke, entertainment on the weekends. 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.2337, SolvangBrewing.com Sort This Out Cellars: A California boutique winery tasting room with live entertainment on weekends plus is home to the High Roller Tiki Lounge featuring tiki-inspired wine-tails. Enjoy delicious wines plus tiki-inspired cocktails. The vibe is hip, festive and full of friendly people. 1636 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, 805.688.1717, sortthisoutcellars.com Standing Sun: An industrial winery, family and dog friendly tasting room, modern art gallery, and live music venue for bands touring across the country. Food trucks provide the tasty fare. 92 Second Street # D, 805.691.9413, StandingSunWines.com Tales From the Tavern: A concert series showcasing singer-songwriter-storytellers, acclaimed artists, including Hall of Famers, National Medal of Arts recipients, cultural icons and underground heroes. 805.688.0383, TalesFromTheTavern.com Wandering Dog Wine Bar: Specializes in boutique wines, craft beers, gourmet cheeses and a selection of small bites plus delicious fruit-based vinegar “shrubs.” Periodic live entertainment, game nights and special events. Offers indoor and outdoor seating and is dog friendly. 1539 C Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.686.9126, WanderingDogWineBar.com


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WE ASKED local hiking expert and founder of Santa Barbara County Hikers, Curt Cragg, to share one of his favorites hikes. Lover’s Loop Trail is part of the Midland Schools Trail system and rewards with lovely grass and oakstudded hillsides and views. Hikers can do a small portion of this trail for a leisurely hike or the entire loop for a more challenging trek.  The stats - Distance - 0.8 miles for the easy short loop; a moderate 1.2 miles to end of meadow; 2.7 miles across and down to the creek; a moderately strenuous 3.65 miles for the entire loop. Permit required. For permit information, directions to the trailhead and other great hikes go to sbtrails.org/maps/Midland-TrailMap-2016.pdf

Hiking is one of the best

ways to drink in the beauty of a region, and the SYV’s extensive network of trails affords hikers of all ages and abilities a perfect taste of the area’s splendor. Area trails are bursting with natural beauty and provide access to everything from wildflower-blanketed hillsides and commanding ocean views to more mellow walks through the endless acres of vineyards.

Walk the Vines

IF BELLYING up to a tasting room bar is not your thing, and you’d rather raise your heart rate along with a glass, then consider a vineyard hike. Buttonwood Farm, Winery & Vineyard (buttonwoodwinery.com) offers two annual treks around their beautiful, sustainably farmed vineyard. Taste grape varietals right off the vine, sample the current vintage and then make your way to the vineyard pond and enjoy a seasonal, farm-fresh lunch. There’s even an option for your four-legged companions as Zaca Mesa (zacamesa.com) hosts annual spring and fall Dog Hikes in the Vineyards. Bring your furry friends and accompany the winemakers on a walking tour of the vineyards and enjoy wine and a catered BBQ lunch.

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Grab a picnic lunch or reward, refuel and rehydrate at the end of the trail at one of these nearby stops. Leave it to the Pros

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours offer first-class hike and bike adventures, professionally led by local guides. Transportation to and from the trailhead and a farm-to-table picnic lunch is included. For more details go to winecountrycycling.com

Naughty Oak | naughtyoak.com Los Olivos Grocery | losolivosgrocery.com Panino | paninorestaurants.com Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. | figmtnbrew.com Brother’s Restaurant at the Red Barn | brothersredbarn.com Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe | winemerchantcafe.com Sides Hardware & Shoes | sidesrestaurant.com

“Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are dirt.” - John Muir

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HIKING SAFETY & ETIQUETTE 3 Stay on the trails.                    3 Carry and drink plenty of water. 3 Be prepared for sudden changes in

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on trails. 3 Do not litter. Leave no trace. 3 High Fire Hazard Area. Fires and smoking are prohibited.

3 Stay alert. The area is home to bears,

mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and ticks. 3 Dogs must be on-leash.


HORSING AROUND T H E VA L L E Y

LONG BEFORE CARS AND ROADS transported people around Valley and into the surrounding backcountry, horses and trails did. The western heritage, still honored today, remains deeply ingrained in the SYV culture. It’s not unusual to see a few trusty steeds hitched to a post outside of a local restaurant while their riders enjoy some farm fresh fare. And thankfully, for visitors who didn’t happen to ride into town on horseback, Santa Ynez Valley has a variety of top-notch, qualified local outfitters and guides to introduce everyone, from first-time “city-slickers” to seasoned equestrians, to the joys of exploring the local landscape in true Valley fashion. Enjoy a relaxing ride through breathtaking vineyards and working ranches, picnic in style with a gourmet lunch, take an early morning ride into the hills and cozy up to a crackling campfire for an authentic western breakfast, or end the day with a ride off into the sunset and a glass of local wine.

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SADDLE UP WITH ONE OF THESE LOCAL OUTFITTERS, EACH WITH THEIR UNIQUE OFFERINGS.

Vino Vaqueros - 805.944.0493, vinovaqueros.com Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort - 805.683.5110, rancho-oso.com KAP Land and Cattle Co. - 805.325.3658, kaplandandcattle.com The Alisal Guest Ranch (overnight guests only) - 805.688.6411, alisal.com VISITSYV.COM

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Barbara County offer a wide range of hiking trails throughout the Los Padres National Forest, including the Dick Smith Wilderness and San Rafael Wilderness areas. For current trail conditions and more information call 805.968.6640 or go to Fs.fed.us

2. BIKE IT With its varied elevations, terrain, beautiful scenery and temperate climate, the SYV attracts serious and recreational cyclists from all over the world. Tour the wineries at a leisurely pace, along serene country roads or go big, for the 50 mile, 4350 foot elevation gain ride required to reach the top of Figueroa Mountain. Dr. J’s Bicycle Shop: A great selection of road and mountain bike rentals and the Valley’s resource for bicycles, cycling accessories, parts & service. This shop caters to everyone including the high end cyclist, hard-core mountain bike and BMX riders & families. 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.6263 DrjsBikeShop.com

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A multitude of outdoor activities awaits visitors of every age and interest. How about some heart-pumping cycling or mellow trail hiking? Hop on a horse, hit some golf balls, or take a nature lake cruise and search the sunny skies for bald eagles. Or take to the skies yourself and see the Valley from a glider or hot air balloon. Pick blueberries, feed ostriches or drop into a rad skate park. Get out and about and enjoy some fresh air, blue skies and endless Valley sunshine!

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Your Adventure

picnic & Play Cachuma Lake Recreation Area: A beautiful destination amidst oak woodlands with everything for a relaxing getaway - cabin, yurt, RV and tent camping, lake side picnic areas, boating, boat and kayak rentals, naturalist-guided Wildlife Cruises, fishing, nature walks and Junior Ranger and family-friendly programs, the Neal Taylor Nature Center, bird watching, hiking, and a general store. 805.686.5054. Reserve camping online at SBParks.org Hans Christian Andersen Park and Skatepark: Beautiful park with oak trees, a skate park, playgrounds, musicmaking station, rock-climbing wall & picnic tables. 633 Chalk Hill Rd., 805.688.7529, CityofSolvang.com Nojoqui Falls County Park: A 15 minute moderate hike on a well maintained trail leads to a beautiful waterfall - the perfect picnic spot! 3250 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.688.4217 PAWS Dog Park: Let your four-legged friends go for a romp at this Buellton park. 568 Dawn Drive, SyvPaws.org River view Park: Take in the beautiful view of the Santa Rita Hills. 151 Sycamore Drive, Buellton, CityofBuellton.com, 805.688.5177 Solvang Park: In downtown Solvang, host to festivals, free movies and concerts in the summertime, Julefest in the winter, and is a popular picnic spot year-round. Mission Drive and First Street. Sunny Fields Park: Great family park with beautiful wooden Danish-themed structures, a giant tire swing, rope bridges, and ample seating for adults. 900 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.688.7529 44

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ranches, training facilities, and riding clubs, along with Cowgirl Hall of Famers and Olympic champions, it’s no wonder the Valley is one of the most active equestrian locations in the nation. Events and competitions are held almost every weekend at the Valley’s equestrian center. Go to SYVea.org for a schedule of equine events. No horse, no problem. You can still “go native” and saddle-up with one of the local guide companies. Rancho Oso Horseback Riding: Guided trail rides on safe, gentle horses, suitable for beginners, ages 8 and up! Reservations recommended 1-2 days in advance. 3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, 805.683.5110, RanchoOso.net

4. FROM THE SKY Santa Barbara Soaring: Silently soar

above one of the most picturesque gliding areas in the country. Located at the Santa Ynez Airport, 900 Airport Road, Santa Ynez, 805.688.2517, SBSoaring.com. Sky's the limit: Soar to new heights with daily morning Santa Ynez Valley balloon rides! With over 100 wineries in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, the year-round near perfect climate and light prevailing winds in the Central Coast of California makes this an ideal place for ballooning. Sky's the Limit Ballooning Adventures, 800.558.5828, SantaBarbaraBalloonRides.com


Vino Vaqueros

Experience the most breathtaking ranches and vineyards in the region on a guided private, 90-minute ride, followed by wine paired with a gourmet deli lunch. 2178 Mora Avenue, Santa Ynez, 805.944.0493, VinoVaqueros.com

HIT THE BEACH El Capitan State Beach: A nice sandy beach, with tide pools, sycamore and oak trees along El Capitan Creek. It’s great for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking and camping. 2 El Capitan State Beach Rd., Goleta Gaviota State Beach: 11 miles south of Buellton, marked by a tall Southern Pacific railroad trestle that crosses Gaviota Creek, the park is a popular spot for swimming, picnicking, surf fishing and camping. 17620 Gaviota Beach Rd., Gaviota, 805.968.1033, Parks.Ca.gov Jalama BeacH: A beautiful site for camping, surfing, swimming, fishing, kite flying, bird watching, beach combing, wind surfing, whale and dolphin watching, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes or beach walks. There is also a small store and restaurant. 9999 Jalama Road, Lompoc, 805.736.3504 Refugio State Beach: Excellent coastal fishing, trails and picnic sites. Palm trees planted near Refugio Creek give a distinctive look to the beach & camping area. 10 Refugio Beach Road, Goleta.

fresh picks FOLDED HILLS FarmStead: Showcases organically grown seasonal produce, heritage farm animals and locally made goods. Fri-Sun, 11-5. Spring-Summer only. 2323 Old Coast Highway, Gaviota, 310.918.9400, FoldedHills.com/the-farmstead Morell Nut and Berry Farm: U-pick raspberries, boysenberries, blackberries, yellow raspberries, sunflowers and other assorted flowers. Seasonal. 1980 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, 805.688.8969 Rancho Olivos: The only farm in the Santa Ynez Valley where you can taste artisan extra virgin olive oil right next to olive groves. 2390 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, 805.686.9653, RanchoOlivos.com

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Santa Barbara Blueberries: A u-pick, pesticide-free blueberry farm. Also offered: pomegranates, wild honey, blueberry jams and other natural products. 1980 Highway 101, Gaviota, 805.686.5718, SantaBarbaraBlueberries.com

Clairmont Lavender Farm: A five acre all organic lavender farm. Visitors are welcome to Solvang Farmers’ Market: (every Wednesday afternoon, year-round) Copenhagen stroll through the fields, enjoy a picnic or shop the boutique. 2480 Roblar Ave Los Drive & 1st Street, 805.962.5354, SBFarmersMarket.org Olivos, 805.688.7505, ClairmontFarms.com Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Flag is Up Farms/Monty Roberts: Home to “the Man Who Listens to Horses”. The Tours, located in the village of Solvang, farm is the internationally renowned starting point for some of the world’s most offers daily guided cycling tours for riders successful performance horses, racehorses and the Monty Roberts Int'l. Learning Center. 901 E. Highway 246, Solvang, 805.688.6288, MontyRoberts.com of all abilities including a farm-to-table picnic lunch at a vineyard. Carbon road, Neal Taylor Nature Center: Located within the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, the center offers exhibits on the local environment that educate visitors about the rich hybrid and electric-assist bike rentals ARE natural environment and cultural history of the Cachuma Lake area. 2225 Highway also available. 154, Santa Barbara, California 93105, 805.693.0691, CLNatureCenter.org OstrichLand USA: Feed the 50+ ostriches and emus or just stand back and enjoy the antics of these unbelievably large birds. Shop a variety of ostrich and emu related products. 610 East Highway 246, 805.686.9696, OstrichLandUsa.com Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch: Visitors are welcome to stop in and walk around the ranch and get to know (and hopefully pet) the resident mini-horses free of charge. Mon.-Sat. from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 1555 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.686.4002, QSMinis.com Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden: Built by the community for the community. Visit the garden to learn about the natural environment of the entire valley. Enjoy an educational class, workshop or the Children's Amphitheater. 151 Sycamore Drive, SantaYnezValleyBotanicGarden.com Figueroa Mountain Road/Los Padres National Forest: Take a drive (north from Los Olivos) to see the brightly colored lupine, California poppies and wild mustard that carpet the hillsides in the springtime. An Adventure pass is needed if you plan to hike or walk around. Passes are available online or at the Ranger Station at the top of Grass Mountain PHOTO: GEORGE ROSE Figueroa Mountain Road. Fs.Fed.us VISITSYV.COM

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RANCHO SAN MARCOS Designed by legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., Rancho San Marcos became the talk of the community by offering a world class golf course on 300 spectacular acres. This course is both a treasure to behold and a strategic challenge that no golfer can resist. The 6,939-yard course offers stunning views of the Santa Ynez River Valley, distant furrowed peaks, and eagles soaring above Lake Cachuma without a trace of urban development in sight. Rancho San Marcos, tucked deep into the valley floor of the Santa Ynez Mountains, has kept the essence of the old ranch, which was located here since the Spanish land grant of 1804. PAR 71, STROKE RATING FROM MEN’S TEES: 73.1; SLOPE RATING, 135.

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RIVER COURSE AT THE ALISAL The River Course at the Alisal presents golfers with breathtaking panoramas of the brilliant hues of the foothills and the Santa Ynez Mountains and Valley. The Course features four lakes and often follows the meandering path of the Santa Ynez River. Gentle mounds define the manicured fairways and bentgrass greens accented by mature live oaks, native sycamores and elderberry trees, creating a "must play" golf experience for all. At 6,830 yards the layout is challenging, but not punishing. The strategic placement of a variety of hazards rewards length & accuracy without severely penalizing recreational golfers. PAR 72, STROKE RATING FROM MEN’S TEES: 73.1; SLOPE RATING, 135.

150 Alisal Road • 805.688.6042 rivercourse.com

LA PURISIMA With the invaluable help of golf course architect Robert Muir Graves, Kenneth Hume Hunter, Jr. set out in 1986 to develop the finest pure test of golf he could imagine. It started with a great place - 309 acres of gently rolling, oak studded, ancient sand hills 30 miles north of Santa Barbara. Mr. Hunter courses are built for pure golf. A challenging test of skill and character, La Purisima at 7,105 yards rewards the bold and leaves the recently-hooked newcomer loving the game even more. It is beautiful in its naturally undulating landscape. Challenging in its hole design, and with tees never far from their preceding greens, a remarkably enjoyable walk. PAR 72, STROKE RATING FROM MEN’S TEES: 74.9; SLOPE RATING, 143.

3455 East Highway 246 • 805.735.8395 • lapurisimagolf.com

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CYCLING Tours

THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, just a short drive from Los Angeles, has become internationally regarded as a premier cycling destination. This bike-friendly community, 30 miles from Santa Barbara, with its rolling back roads and sweeping views of the Los Padres National Forest is a California gem. Select one of our wine country day tours or enjoy one of our multi-day destination cycling vacations that extend throughout the region. Our guests have been enjoying the personal touches and first class service of a European cycling excursion without the hassle of international travel since 2005; firmly establishing SB Wine Country Cycling as the Central Coast’s premier cycling tour ambassador. The Farm-to-Table experience has been a staple in the Santa Ynez Valley for decades and we have made it our passion to combine great cycling with a delightful culinary experience. Farm to Table picnic lunches are prepared fresh and served in picturesque vineyards. Wine, chocolate, olive oil and beer tasting are also available, as are the many spa treatments and massages offered locally. Our region is also home to over 40 world-renowned AVAs (American Viticulture Areas); making the rows of grapes lining our bike routes and the picturesque vineyards where lunch is served the perfect setting for your next cycling adventure. The “Vines to Coast Tour” offers the best of both worlds with 4 days of cycling in the Santa Ynez Valley, followed by several days on the coast of Santa Barbara, where your party will relax on the shores of the American Riviera. Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours caters to all riders’ abilities and their friendly staff is skilled at customizing routes to ensure everyone has fun. Multi-day vacations include guided tours, premiere accommodations and local dining. Only in town for a day or two? Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling also offers “Daily Wine Country Bike Tours”. Each daily tour includes bike rentals and helmets, a professional local tour guide, a souvenir water bottle and an authentic farm-to-table picnic lunch, including an artisan charcuterie with locally-sourced, seasonal, heirloom organic salad, a homemade French baguette and fresh fruit served in a picturesque vineyard. Tours depart from 48

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Have you ever considered taking a break from the city and envisioned yourself pedaling by vineyards sprinkled with majestic oaks? Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours makes a cycling vacation daydream a reality.

the Solvang storefront shortly after 9:00 am and return at around 2:30 pm. Guided hiking tours are also available, complete with an epicurean picnic lunch on the trail. Daily Wine Country Bike Tours, Guided Hiking and Multi-Day Cycling Vacations are available for everyone from the novice to seasoned active tourist. Custom and private groups welcomed including wedding parties, corporate retreats and active family vacations. For more information visit - WineCountryCycling.com or call them directly at 888.557.8687


om away from home Vineyard Yoga SYV connects yoga enthusiasts with the natural world through its yoga classes that take place in the serenity and solitude of local vineyards, followed by wine tasting. vineyardyogasyv.com

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MOMENT of zin wellness + relaxation in wine country Perhaps the Santa Ynez Valley is best known for its world-class wine and farm-fresh cuisine, but the natural beauty and slower pace also make it an ideal place to restore mind, body, and spirit. Here, you can combine the pleasures of wine country with the holistic benefits of wellness for a perfect pairing.

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The Earth & Sky Couples Treatment at The Spa at Chumash Casino Resort starts with a crushed grape and essential oil body buff and includes a warm mineral mud body paint, a soak in the couples tub, a body butter massage, and a wild rose mask for the hands.

TO YOUR HEALTH

The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Spa offers the Trail Blazer Treatment. Indulge in a full body exfoliation with vibrant aromas of a gingerlime scrub, and after a refreshing rinse, enjoy a tension-releasing massage.

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Studies suggest that moderate wine consumption can lead to a healthier heart, strengthen bones, sharpen minds, and even help protect against some cancers. And with more than 100 wineries, the Santa Ynez Valley has much to offer. For a map of area vineyards and tasting rooms go to pages 54 & 55.

places to get pampered: The Spa at Chumash Casino Resort 805.691.1755 chumashcasino.com The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Spa 805.686.7721 alisal.com The Haven Day Spa at Hadsten House 805.688.3210 hadstenhouse.com

For more info on planning a relaxing wellness wine vacation to the Santa Ynez Valley go to: visitsyv.com

The Spa at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn 805.686.9202 fessparkerinn.com

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Horses and cattle were once the main cash crops of the Santa Ynez Valley, a legacy of the Spanish rancho days. But when visionary winemakers began planting vinifera and exploring the area’s varied terrain in the 1970s, a sea of change was quickly afoot. Oh sure, you can still see thoroughbred horses running in green pastures here, as well as lavender farms and some of the best organic produce anywhere. But these days, wine is king - and queen and president and prime minister, too. Vines flourish from the valley floor to mountainside plots 1,500 feet above it. Tasting rooms and restaurants in the towns of Santa Ynez, Solvang, Los Olivos, Ballard, Buellton, and Los Alamos attract visitors from around the world, who come to taste spectacular wines and enjoy this gorgeous part of the planet.

1956: Jim and Mary Dierberg begin renovating one of the oldest vineyard properties in Missouri prior to moving west and establishing their SB County vineyards in 1996.

1993: On Thanksgiving a year after their tiny inaugural harvest of grapes from Viognier vines planted accidentally on their land, the Sunstone family enjoys their first bottle of estate wine.

1989: Artist Seburn Zorthian paints the first Buttonwood label. She has painted every one since.

1962 Pierre Lafond opens Santa Barbara Winery, the first winery since Prohibition.

1970 Central Valley grower Louis Lucas partners with Al Gagnon and Dale Hampton to establish the 800-acre Tepusquet Vineyard, one of the earliest in the region.

1964 UC Davis horticulturalists Uriel Nielson and Bill De Mattei establish the county’s first commercial vinifera vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley. Ten years later, major Northern California producers are purchasing their Chardonnay grapes.

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LAY OF THE LAND Most mountain ranges run in a north-south direction, but the coastal San Raphael and Santa Ynez mountains that form the Santa Ynez Valley and the greater Santa Barbara County wine region run east to west. As such, they act like a funnel for cool air and fog from the Pacific Ocean, creating myriad micro-climates at various elevations suitable for a wide range of varietal grapes. Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other grapes that like hot days and cold nights predominate in the eastern region, while consistent, cool weather to the west favors such Burgundy grapes as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Both regions provide long growing seasons and extended “hang time” for the fruit, allowing their sugars and acids to develop slowly and fully, essential for great wines.

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Estimated annual economic impact of the industry, Santa Barbara County’s most valuable agricultural segment 2006: Angela Soleno discovers that wine takes her mind off a recent personal hardship. After intense cramming, she lands a job as project manager at Consilience, the first step to becoming the winemaker-owner of Turiya wines.

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2007: Lucy the black Labrador retriever is born, later to serve as the GoPro-wearing namesake videographer on the Wandering Dog website video.

2016: Kalyra Wines opens Helix in Buellton, a tasting room focused on pouring sparkling and dessert wines.

2015: First release in Standing Sun’s Wine Art Music Project with artist Felipe Molina and Counting Crows front man, Adam Duritz.

2012 Richard Sanford, who discovered that the Santa Rita Hills were ideally suited for Pinot Noir, becomes the only Santa Barbara County winemaker to be inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Hall of Fame in Napa.

1983 The Santa Barbara Vinters Association is founded in a decade that sees epic growth in terms of vineyards and new wineries. 1973 Brothers Stephen and Bob Miller plant Bien Nacido vineyard, today one of the valley’s most-famous and enduring sources of superb cool-weather grapes.

2004 The wine-centric romantic comedy Sideways puts Santa Barbara wine country on the map for millions and gives local Pinot Noirs, in particular, their place in the Hollywood sun. VISITSYV.COM

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T H E W I N E C O U N T RY E X P E R I E N C E L i k e w i n e re g i o n s a ro u n d t h e w o r l d , t h e S a n t a Y n e z Va l l e y c o m b i n e s i n c re d i b l e n a t u r a l b e a u t y w i t h t h e s t u n n i n g re s u l t s o f h u m a n e ff o r t , p a s s i o n a n d c o m m i t m e n t . F o o d a n d w i n e a re e v e r y w h e re , a n d t h e re a re s o m a n y w a y s t o enjoy it. Multiple companies make it possible t o h i re a d r i v e r w h o c a n l e a d y o u t o t h e b e s t s i t e s i n o n e o r s e v e r a l AVA s . F o r a m o re , u m , p e d e s t r i a n , j o u r n e y, y o u c a n g o c a r- f re e , a n d s i m p l y h o o f i t t o t h e m a n y t a s t i n g ro o m s i n Los Olivos or Solvang. Of course, all local re s t a u r a n t s a n d h o t e l s s t o c k l o c a l w i n e s a n d t h e i r o w n p a r t i c u l a r c h a r m . A n d d o n ’t f o rg e t t h e c l a s s i c w i n e - c o u n t r y p i c n i c . P a c k s o m e c h e e s e , c h a rc u t e r i e a n d b re a d o r c r a c k e r s , a n d g o . Yo u ’ l l b e s i p p i n g u n d e r a n o a k t re e s o o n e n o u g h .

BUTTONWOOD WINERY & VINEYARD A 50-year-old family-run organic farm, 106 acres of grapes and estate-grown varietals made from them - that’s Buttonwood Winery & Vineyard, a relaxing place that has long been operating according to the vision of the late Betty Williams, who purchased the property in 1968 and worked the land according to “good practices for people, animals and the earth.” They have a great tasting room and outside garden seating areas, and note that wine club members get first crack at specialty wines and events, including seasonal chefs’ farm dinners, the bi-annual crawfish boil in May, the July Rockin’ our Roots concert, and plenty of other draws that will make you want to do as they suggest at the farm and “Come on in.” buttonwoodwinery.com 52

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With deep roots in one of Missouri’s oldest vineyards, Jim and Mary Dierberg moved west to grow the European grape varieties they love. Now, with Dierberg Vineyard in the cool Santa Maria AVA and Drum Canyon Vineyard in the adjacent nearly-as-cool Sta. Rita Hills AVA (where vineyards rise 400 feet above their tasting room), the Dierbergs have roots in some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroir in the nation. Add Star Lane Vineyard in the warmer Happy Canyon AVA, and they also produce great Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Sauvignon Blanc. Pursuing a “250-year” plan, they are dedicated to providing careful stewardship of the land, working with winemaker Tyler Thomas to pursue the fullest expression of grapes and terroir, and bottling the results proudly under the Dierberg and Star Lane labels. dierbergvineyard.com

The Kalyra Winery is for people who like their wine with a generous helping of friends and fun. With Australian expat winemaker Mike Brown at the helm, the “She’ll be right,” attitude pervades the property. “There’s a laid-back feeling to the tasting room,” says RaeLynn Milley. “If you’re new to wine, this is a great place to learn about it. We’re not uptight. You can bring your dog and your kids, hang out all day and unplug from the world.” Kalyra has events going all the time. The summer-night film series on the lawn always end with Sideways, the romantic comedy that featured the bar at Kalyra. There are kids’ movies, too. The annual Great Grape Stomp is a harvest tradition, with music, food trucks and plenty of grapes for everyone to stomp with purplefooted passion. kalyrawinery.com

In a world where bedrock values can be hard to find, Saarloos + Sons offers a welcoming embrace of what matters. “Honor + Prepare” is their motto. It refers to honoring the past, the family (three generations here so far), the future, the land, hard work, well-made wine, and even failure when it comes along. What started as a Fuji apple farm is now planted with 100,000 vines, hand picked every harvest. The resulting wines - terroir-driven, 100-percent estate grown, including ports and distinctive special occasion wines - are available at the tasting room on Grand Avenue in Los Olivos. There you’ll also find a lemonade stand, a photo booth, and treats for sale from Enjoy Cupcakes. The wine labels - sepia photographs of Saarlooses - are small, distinctive works of art. saarloosandsons.com

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SANTA MARIA VALLEY AVA (1981): Fog and wind keep temperatures cool, especially in the western part of this near-coast AVA, Santa Barbara’s first. Known for cool-weather-loving Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it also produces excellent Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Nebbiolo and Cabernet Franc.

HAPPY CANYON AVA (2009): The most eastern growing region is also the warmest, with hills reducing ocean breezes and fog. Cabernet Sauvignon and warm-weather styles of Sauvignon Blanc predominate, with extensive plantings of Syrah as well.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY AVA (1983): The largest AVA in SB County contains four sub-AVAs. Predominantly east-west oriented, it is cut by hills that produce numerous microclimates. World-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grow in the cooler western part of the AVA, while Rhône and Bordeaux varieties thrive in the warmer, eastern areas.

BALLARD CANYON AVA (2013): Windy, foggy, and with wildly shifting temperatures, Ballard Canyon occupies a middle ground between the coolest and warmest parts of the valley. The Rhône grape Syrah rules here, accounting for more than half the planted acreage, and local Syrahs are every bit the equal of the French counterparts.

STA. RITA HILLS AVA (2001): The odd spelling of “Saint” is the result of a settlement involving a Chilean AVA of the same name. Slightly warmer than the adjacent Santa Maria AVA. This is Pinot Noir country, which makes up nearly two-thirds of the vineyard acreage, followed by Chardonnay.

LOS OLIVOS DISTRICT AVA (2016): Containing the towns of Los Olivos, Solvang and Santa Ynez. Generally lower in elevation and less precipitous than other SB County AVAs, its moderate climate and microclimates allow a range of grapes to thrive, including Italian and Spanish varieties.

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Standing Sun Wines owner John Wright likes it when people gather over wine, art and music, so he offers all three at his winery in a burgeoning industrial corner of Buellton. “I want people to have an experience,” he says. “Wine is more than what’s in the glass. It’s a process, and here you can watch production while tasting wine.” Or while listening to bands Wright brings in from around the country. Ticket prices are reasonable, food trucks provide the grinds, and the stage is a professional setup amid the barrels. You can also sip while checking out equally wide-ranging art in the gallery; October featured works by Felipe Molina, album cover artist for Counting Crows. Got kids? Dogs? Bring ’em. Everyone’s welcome. And the wine? It’s good, with the grapes in every varietal bottle sourced from a single vineyard. standingsunwines.com

Sunstone Winery has been a valley landmark since the Rice family planted their first organic vineyard in 1990. It has one of only three underground cellaring caves in the valley. Its villa was built with 85-percent reclaimed materials, including French limestone from the 18th and 19th centuries. “There is a sense of authenticity here,” says Anna Rice. “People feel a sense of calm and escape, of being transported.” The winemaking team focuses on perfecting estate varietals Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier, plus Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from vineyards closer to the ocean in the Santa Maria and Sta. Rita Hills AVAs. A great way to enjoy the results is at a private tasting experience with a wine host, maybe in the cave or the lavender courtyard. Sip, learn, and love for an authentically good time. sunstonewinery.com

In a co-op winemaking space in Lompoc, Angela Soleno turns fine local grapes into exquisite smallbatch Bordeaux and other red blends. Because this dynamo single mom is essentially a one-woman company, the tasting room is open only on weekends from 11-6 or by appointment. She offers private winemaker-led barrel tastings, a Library Tasting Experience, and Winemaker for a Day, or the “Blending and Bottling Boot Camp.” Guests take wine from the barrel, put it into vials and make their own blends. “It can be casual and fun, or they can dig in and learn,” she says. “I enjoy seeing them understand what they’re looking for and how to taste properly.” Her wines are a cut above. She uses no artificial tannins or fining agents and doesn’t release them for at least five years. This is quality - deep, red and rich. turiyawines.com

“Something for everyone” could be the motto at the Wandering Dog Wine Bar in Solvang, which the Santa Ynez Valley News Press voted the Best Wine Tasting in the valley three years running. You’ll find wines from local vintners to sip by the glass or in flights (all white, all red, as focused as you’d like). There’s also a beer flight, plus high-end imports. Or try one of their custom shrub cocktails. These unique vinegar-based mixers, such as the peach-jalapeño shrub or strawberry-ginger shrub, are served with wine-based spirits and topped off with club soda for a refreshing and unique take on the classic cocktail. “No one else in the valley makes these,” says co-owner Susan Williams. Add cheese and charcuterie, and you can spend an entire afternoon here. wanderingdogwinebar.com VISITSYV.COM

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T H E S A N TA Y N E Z VA LLE Y plays host to a variety of special events, corporate retreats, meetings, and of course, weddings. A multitude of unique venues sprinkled throughout the region can accommodate an intimate party of seven or a large group of 700, although most sites are ideal for 30 or below. For corporate meetings and retreats, the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offerings allow guests to work hard and play harder. Block out some time on the agenda to go wine tasting, hiking, gambling or just relax in the beautiful Valley setting. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dreamy place to gather and celebrate a special occasion or wedding. The consistently sunny days, mild year-round climate and romantic backdrop inspire memorable outdoor celebrations and fairy tale sunset weddings. Here local industry pros tell us why they love to host, meet and make plans in the Valley...

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PTIONS abound for planning weddings in the SYV. Breathtaking wineries offer a host of settings, beautiful hotels with stylish accommodations, resorts both old and new showcase jaw-dropping scenery and caterers offer up the foodiest of cuisines. Plan a rehearsal dinner in a carriage museum, go horseback riding in the vineyards, or host a private tasting with your favorite winemaker, and so much more. Rani Hoover, owner of Inspired Weddings & Events

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HE elegant beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley is a constant source of inspiration for event stationery, hand illustrated watercolors and maps. I have the honor of creating custom designs, which celebrate the unique experience and destinations my clients want to celebrate with their family and friends. Michelle Castle, owner of Honey Paper

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E are in a unique position having our own CCOF organic farm; we can create dishes for guests that utilize the produce we grow, making the farm-to-table experience real. Creating a personalized experience for our catered events is something we feel is very important. And, having a wine merchant makes choosing the right wines for special occasions a breeze. Shawnda Marmorstein, owner of Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

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J A N U A RY 2 0 1 8 5: Annual Christmas Tree Burn: Supervised by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in the fields of Old Mission Santa Inés, this is one of the largest community gatherings on the Central Coast. Christmas trees are piled high in a huge bonfire. Enjoy free live music, plus food, and warm drinks for purchase. 5-7pm. 1760 Mission Drive, 805.688.7529 21-27: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week: Presented by VisitSYV, dine on three-course tasting menus for $20.18 at participating restaurants throughout the Santa Ynez Valley (excludes tax, tip & beverage). DineSYV.com F E B R U A RY 23-25: Farstrup-Mortensen Lecture Series: Bethania Lutheran Church in Solvang hosts public programs featuring renowned philosophical & spiritual leaders. 805.688.4637, FmLectures.org MARCH 10: SCOR Solvang Century, Metric & Half-Century: An annual 50, 62 or 100-mile amateur bicycle ride for charity. 562.690.9693, BikeSCOR.com 18: Buellton Wine and Chili Festival: A chili cook-off, salsa competition, and wine tasting event with live music and beer. Flying Flags RV Resort 58

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and Campground, 805.688.7829, BuelltonWineandChiliFestival.com 14-18: Taste of Solvang: In its 26th year, a culinary journey through Solvang, where wine country meets "dine country.” Events include Chefs Talk; Sip + Savor; Tasting Trail; Beer & Wine Tasting Walk, and more. 805.688.6144, SolvangUSA.com 23-25: Nature Track Film Festival: Excite, energize, and deepen your connection to the outdoors through the power of film. Interact intimately with nature through docent-led hikes and enjoy delicious dinners or wine tasting events focused on particular films and filmmakers. Visitors can stroll through the quaint town of Los Olivos and shop, dine, and drink wine between films.805.886.2047, NatureTrackFilmFestival.org APRIL 21: 29th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza and Easter Egg Hunt: The Valley’s largest egg hunt starts at 10:00 am sharp at River View Park in Buellton. After the hunt, enjoy activities, games, Easter crafts, a picture with the Easter bunny and more! Plus the 3rd Annual Adult-only egg hunt. Free. 800.324.3800, VisitBuellton.com TBA: Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend & Festival Grand Tasting: Celebrate the spring wine release with four days of unique wine and culinary experiences throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country. 805.688.0881, SBCountyWines.com M AY 5: Buellton Brew Fest: Guests are invited to sample craft beer from over 40 brewers, enjoy a variety of food, live music, games, vendors, and fun at River View Park in Buellton. 805.688.7829, BuelltonBrewFest. com 5: Rancheros Visitadores: More than 500 “visiting ranchers” commemorate traditional travel on horseback and in wagons parade through Solvang ride to a public blessing at Old Mission Santa Ines in the afternoon, followed by a week-long private encampment nearby. 805.962.3000 12: Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon: Enjoy a scenic course, running from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos to Solvang. Celebrate at the post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. 7-12 pm, Santa Ynez, 707.933.1769, DestinationRaces.com 20: 16th Annual SYV Earth Day: Learn about sustainable solutions, alternative energy, water-wise landscaping, and more and enjoy food, a beer and wine garden, family activities, prizes, demonstrations, and live music. Noon-5:00 at River View Park in Buellton. 151 Sycamore Drive, 805.350.0360, santaynezvalleyearthday.org JUNE 9: Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival: Features wines poured by local wineries with food prepared by thirty chefs, plus olive product vendors, and world-class live jazz. 1-4 pm, Lavinia Campbell Park, downtown Los Olivos, 805.325.9280, JazzandOliveFestival.org 8-10: 9th Annual Wine Country Bike Trek: Choose from a 20, 30, 50, 100k mile route (a one or three day ride) through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. This ride is a “go at your own pace” for cyclists of all levels and experience. All funds raised benefit the programs at People Helping People. 805.686.0295, SYVPhp.org 9: Old Santa Ynez Day: The town celebrates with a street fair, parade, kids’ games, food, antiques, arts & crafts, live music, and entertainment. All proceeds benefit Elks Charities and local Valley schools. 805.688.3448, SYVElks.com 15-17: Live Oak Music Festival: Held annually at the beautiful Live Oak Campground, musicians from all across the globe perform traditional, folk, bluegrass and gospel, blues, jazz, classical and world music. LiveOakFest.org 23: 7th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic: A celebration and polo match featuring several of the highest rated players in the world and local Santa Ynez Valley polo celebrities, benefiting People Helping People. Happy Canyon Vineyard, 805.686.0295, SYVPhp.org


J U LY 4: Independence Day Parade, Festival & Fourth of July Fireworks Solvang: Festivities take place in downtown Solvang with a parade in the morning, BBQ at Solvang Park, and afternoon activities and evening fireworks at Old Mission Santa Ines. 805.688.6144, SolvangUSA.com 28: Vintners 5 Miler & 1 Mile Wine Walk: A unique trail run with mixed terrain and spectacular views overlooking the Sanford Winery. Finish Line Festival celebrates the harvest with wine tasting, food, live music and a kids fun zone. 805.688.0881, SBVintnersRun.com 28: Buellton BBQ Bonanza: Enjoy a barbeque, activities, demonstrations and learn about local clubs and organizations. River View Park, 800.324.3800, VisitBuellton.com AUGUST 17-19: Wine and Fire: Winemaking members of the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance showcase the wines they produce from the appellation, featuring an opening party Friday night, followed by a weekend of seminars, wine tasting, and food. StaRitaHills.com 25: Wheels 'N Windmills Car Show: 300+ vintage vehicles line the streets of Solvang. 805.688.6112, WheelsnWindmills.com SEPTEMBER 14-16: 82nd Annual Solvang Danish Days: Celebrate 105 years of Scandinavian heritage with authentic foods, free music, live entertainment, dancing, 3 parades (Torchlight on Friday night, Main Parade on Saturday afternoon and Children’s on Sunday afternoon), arts & crafts, Living History exhibits, plus aebleskiver breakfasts, beer & wine garden and more. 805.688.6144, SolvangDanishDays.org 28-30: 72nd Annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days: Fun for the entire family as the community gathers to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage. 805.344.1717, LosAlamosValleyOldDays.com 30: 9th Annual Buellton Vintage Trailer Bash: Over 180 vintage travel trailers from California and the West Coast gather for a fun weekend at Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground. Trailers open for public viewing on Saturday from 11-3 pm. 805.688.3716, FlyingFlags.com OCTOBER 6-7: 23rd Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow: Native American music, dance contests, drum competitions, food, arts and crafts, pottery, jewelry and more. Live Oak Campground, 805.688.7997, SantaYnezChumash.org 6: Santa Ynez Elks 5th Annual Classic Car Show: A fun-filled day of cool cars, food, vendor booths, music and prize drawings. Held along Sagunto Street in downtown Santa Ynez, 805.688.3448, SYVElks.com 20: Los Olivos 39th Annual Day in the Country: Experience the unique small town charm and friendly Los Olivos lifestyle, where good friends, great food, and local fun show off the best of Los Olivos. Enjoy the Fun Runs, local parade, booths, and live music. Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, LosOlivosCa.com 1-31: Santa Ynez Valley “Scarecrow Fest”: During this month-long festival enjoy the scarecrow sights and related events. The Valley boasts more than 200 scarecrows, with the public invited to judge and vote for their favorites. SYVScareCrows.com 30-31: Solvang 25th Annual Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest: 6:00-9:30 pm. Scary, wholesome family fun in the transformed Solvang Festival Theater; accompanied by food, drinks, and games along Second Street, courtesy of Solvang Parks & Recreation Department. 805.688.7529, CityofSolvang.com 31: Santa Ynez Halloween Street Faire: 5:00-8:00 pm. Fun for all ages including live music, food vendors, costume contest, games, lots of candy, free pony rides from Ponies & Paints, a tricycle racetrack & bounce houses. 805.350.8517, SantaYnezChamber.org TBA: Celebration of Harvest Weekend & Festival Grand Tasting: A Santa Barbara Wine Country harvest celebration. 805.688.0881, SBCountyWines.com NOVEMBER 3: 10th Annual Buellton Holiday Bazaar, Arts and Craft Fair: 10am-

3pm. Start your holiday shopping early and enjoy all of the creative talent the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer. Free. Buellton Rec Center, 805.688.1086, BuelltonRec.com 9-11: 34th Annual Vaquero Show & Sale: A celebration honoring the lifestyle & renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero, including food, demonstrations and live music. Held at The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House, 805.688.7889, SantaYnezMuseum.org 23: Turkey Trot: 10 am 5k fun run/walk benefits local Salvation Army chapter. Starts at Sunny Fields Park in Solvang. 805.688.7529, CityofSolvang.com DECEMBER 1: Santa Ynez 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting: Enjoy the lighting of a 75-foot tall redwood tree (5:30 pm), the largest Christmas tree in the Santa Ynez Valley, along with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus (4:00 pm), visits with Santa, live entertainment, cookies and cider. The tree lighting will occur at 5:30 pm. 805.350.8517, SantaYnezChamber.org 1: Olde-Fashioned Christmas in Los Olivos: A fun-filled day of activities for the entire family, including a variety of crafts and activities for the kids and shopping for adults. 2-8 pm. Los Olivos, LosOlivosCa.com 2: Buellton Winter Fest: Start the morning with Breakfast with Santa, a concert in the afternoon, followed by an evening of fun featuring 20 tons of snow for the kids, music, food, wine, beer, spirits, vendors, light parade, tree lighting, and Santa. 800.324.3800, VisitBuellton.com 1-31: Solvang Julefest: (Yule-fest) Named one of Time magazine’s most “Christmassy Towns in America”, this holiday celebration features a hundred or more trees on display, open houses and special concerts, free Community Tree-lighting (12/7), Parade (12/8), Outdoor Nativity Pageant (12/15), free Santa visits in Solvang Park, Holiday Wine & Beer Walk, Nisse Adventure & more. 805.688.6144, SolvangUSA.com YEAR-ROUND & SEASONAL Solvang Village Farmers Market: Every Wednesday, featuring local and organic produce, meats, herbs, cheeses, jams, honey, flowers and more at First Street between Mission Dr. (Hwy 246) & Copenhagen Dr., 2:306:30 Summer, 2:30-6 Winter, 805.962.5354, SBFarmersMarket.org Solvang 3rd Wednesday: Held monthly with over 60 stores, restaurants, bakeries & wine tasting rooms offering special discounts all day; plus Beer & Wine Walk; Summer Concerts in the Park and more. 805.688.0701, SolvangThirdWednesday.com JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre: Performances under the stars from June – September. 2018 schedule includes Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame the musical, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by playwright Christopher Durang, the ultimate feel-good smash hit Mamma Mia and more! 420 Second Street, 805.922.8313, PCPA.org LOS OLIVOS JAZZ & OLIVE FESTIVAL

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3. Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton/Santa Ynez Valley 600 McMurray Road, Buellton, California, 93427 (805) 686-1555, http://bit.ly/HamptonInnBuellton

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5. Pea Soup Andersen's Inn 51 E. H wy 246, Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 688-3216, 800-PEASOUP, www.peasoupandersens.com ♦♦♦

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6. Quality Inn Santa Ynez Valley 630 Avenue of Flags, Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 688-0022, https://www.choicehotels.com/california/buellton/quality-inn-hotels/ca238 ♦♦

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7. San Marcos Motel 536 Avenue of Flags, Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 688-5511, www.buelltonmotel.com

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8. Santa Ynez Valley Marriott 555 McMurray Rd., Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 688-1000, 800-638-8882, www.syvmarriott.com ♦♦♦

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9. Sideways Inn 114 E. H wy 246, Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 688-8448, www.highwaywestvacations.com/properties/sidewaysinn

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10. Alamo Motel 425 Bell St., Los Alamos, CA 93440 (805) 344-2852, http://www.rememberthealamomotel.com/

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11. Skyview Los Alamos 9150 US-101, Los Alamos, CA 93440 skyviewlosalamos@gmail.com, http://www.skyviewlosalamos.com/

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12. Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast 326 Bell St., Los Alamos, CA 93440, 805-344-1300, www.thevick.com

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14. ForFriends Inn 1121 Edison St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460 (805) 693-0303, www.forfriendsinn.com

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15. Sanja Cota Lodge 3099 E. H wy 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 (805) 688-5525

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16. Santa Ynez Inn 3627 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460 (805) 688-5588, 800-643-5724, www.santaynezinn.com ♦♦♦

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17. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 1054 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-6411, 800-425-4725, www.alisal.com

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18. Atterdag Inn 467 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 691-9125, www.atterdaginn.com

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19. Hadsten House Inn, Restaurant & Spa 1450 Mission Dr., Solvang CA 93463 (805) 688-3210, 800-457-5373, www.hadstenhouse.com ♦♦♦

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20. Hamlet Inn 1532 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-4413, www.thehamletinn.com

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21. Holiday Inn Express 1455 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-2018, 800-465-4329, www.hiexpress.com/solvang ♦♦

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22. Hotel Corque 400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-8000, 800-624-5572, www.HotelCorque.com ♦♦♦♦

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23. King Frederik Inn 1617 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-5515, 800-549-9955, www.kingfrederikinn.com ♦♦

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24. Kronborg Inn at Wine Country Manor 1440 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-2383, www.kronborginn.com

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25. Meadowlark Inn 2644 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93464 (805) 688-4631, 800-344-9792, www.meadowlarkinnsolvang.com

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26. Mirabelle Inn & Restaurant 409 First St., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-1703, 800-786-7925, www.MirabelleInn.com

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28. Royal Copenhagen Inn 1579 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-5561, 800-624-6604, www.royalcopenhageninn.com ♦♦

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29. Solvang Gardens Lodge 293 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-4404, 888-688-4404, www.solvanggardens.com

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30. Solvang Inn & Cottages 1518 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-4702, 800-848-8484, www.solvanginnandcottages.com ♦♦

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31. Svendsgaard's Lodge 1711 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-3277, 800-733-8757, www.svendsgaardslodge.com ♦♦

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32. The Landsby 1576 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-3121, www.thelandsby.com ♦♦♦

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33. Viking Motel 1506 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-1337, www.vikingmotelsolvang.com ♦

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34. Wine Valley Inn and Cottages 1564 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-2111, 800-824-6444, www.winevalleyinn.com ♦♦♦

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GETTING HERE

GETTING AROUND

Located in northern Santa Barbara County, California, the Santa Ynez Valley is just 35 miles from the beaches of Santa Barbara, 125 miles up the coast from Los Angeles and 300 miles south of San Francisco.

GET TING HERE

BY CAR The region is easily accessible via vehicles on U.S. Highway 101 and State Highways 154 & 246. BY RAIL Amtrak train service is available daily via transfers to Amtrak Thruway Coach from Santa Barbara and offers connecting bus service to Solvang. 800.872.7245, amtrak.com BY AIR Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA): 30 miles south, 805.967.7111, santabarbaraca.gov Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX): approx. 35 miles north, 805.922.1726, santamariaairport.com Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): approx. 125 miles south (allow at least 2-3 hours drive time from LAX to the Valley due to traffic), 310.646.5252, lawa.org Santa Ynez Airport (IZA): for private aircraft landings 900 Airport Road, 805.688.8390, santaynezairport.com Airport Shuttle Services: Central Coast Shuttle Services (to LAX) : 800.470.8818, centralcoastshuttle.com Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service: 805.389.8196, rrshuttle.com

VISITOR VITALS

SYV Weather Stats: With nearly year round sunny days and

refreshingly cool nights, dressing in layers is advised. Average annual temperatures range from 76 F/32 C to 54 F/12 C. Summer highs can reach 80-90 F and winter lows to 40 F. August is typically the warmest month while December is the coolest. Average seasonal rainfall is 9 to 17 inches, with the maximum average precipitation occurring in February. Economy: The economy of the Valley is primarily driven by agriculture and ranching, the equine industry, and tourism. Emergency Services: Dial 911 to reach police, fire or ambulance at any time. EV Charging Stations: Found throughout downtown Solvang and the Chumash Casino. SYV Marriott in Buellton has Tesla EV Super Chargers. Parking: Free for all vehicles throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. Free daytime RV parking is located at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall lot, 1745 Mission Drive. Population: The Santa Ynez Valley is home to approximately 20,000 people living throughout the six communities: Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST), 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) Visitor Centers: Buellton: 597 Avenue of Flags, Unit #101, 800.324.3800 and Solvang: 1639 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.6144

WINE COUNTRY TOURS

Locally based companies offer a variety of ways to see the Santa Ynez Valley and wine country. Relax and enjoy a guided tour by limo, sedan, jeep, touring bike, van, carriage or even by horse! Breakaway Tours & Event Planning: 805.783.2929, breakaway-tours.com Classic Wine Tours of SB: 805.453.4063, sbclassicwinetour.com Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours: 805.646.3200, ccjeeps.com Golden Rooster Transportation: 805.880.3539, goldenroostersb.com Grapeline Wine Tours Santa Barbara: 888.894.6379, gogrape.com Los Olivos Limousine & Wine Tours: 805.245.1509, losolivoslimo.com SB Wine Country Tours: 805.965.1414, winetours-santabarbara.com SB Wine Country Cycling Tours: 888.557.8687, winecountrycycling.com Savoir Faire Wine Tours: 805.350.8235, savoirfairewinetours.com Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours: 805.686.8347, winetoursantaynez.com

GET TING AROUND THE VALLEY CAR RENTAL Hertz (Located at the Marriott in Buellton) 555 McMurray Road, Buellton, 805.688.4398, hertz.com BY TAXI Promenade Taxi: 805.717.8400, solvangtaxicab.com Savoir Faire Wine Tours: 805.350.8235, savoirfairewinetours.com Solvang Taxi & Wine Tours: 805.688.0069, solvangtaxi.com Wine Country Cab: 805.769.8294, santayneztaxicab.com BY BUS Santa Ynez Valley Transit: 805.688.5452, cityofsolvang.com Mon-Sat service Clean Air Express Saturday Service: Santa Ynez to Goleta/Santa Barbara, 805.692.1902, cleanairexpress.com Wine Country Express: 805.736.7666, lompoctransit.com Connects the city of Lompoc with the SYV. Runs M-F. Chumash Casino Shuttle: 800.247.7919, chumashcasino.com

FOR FUN SB Wine Country Cycling Tours: 1693 Mission Drive, 888.557.8687 Segway Tours of Solvang: 453 Atterdag Road, 805.688.8899 Wheel Fun Rentals: 1564 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.0091 Dr. Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bicycle Shop: 1693 Mission Drive, 805.688.6263 Solvang Trolley and Carriage Company: 1618 Copenhagen Drive 805.794.8958, solvangtrolley.com Vino Vaqueros: Santa Ynez Valley on horseback, private, 90 minute rides, 805.944.0493, vinovaqueros.com VISITSYV.COM

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THE MAGICAL WORLD OF AMBER TAKES US 30-50 MILLION YEARS BACK TO THE BYGONE WORLD, WHERE AMBER, OUR NORDIC GOLD, WAS FORMED. House of Amber was founded in 1933 and through generations we have

With passion for and dedication to amber we have turned House of Am-

developed into one of the world’s leading amber brands. We are proud

ber into a global brand. With our great emphasis on quality we offer our

to be part of the Danish design heritage focusing on quality, craftsman-

customers global warranty and service on our products.

ship, and design. Our amber gemstones are carefully selected and our jewellery uniquely designed and often set with gold, silver, and dia-

At House of Amber we constantly challenge ourselves and our design

monds. In the hands of our skilled goldsmiths and designers, jewellery of

process. We have therefore hand-picked award-winning designers to

classic and modern design is created.

work with. They all have an enthusiastic approach to design and craftsmanship and can contribute with their passion for Danish jewellery design of high quality.

House of Amber成立于1933年,经过几代人的努力,现已发展成世界领先的琥珀珠宝零售品牌之一。 秉承丹麦设计概念,专注于质量,工艺和设计,琥珀宝石经过精心挑 选,设计工艺独特,结合K金,钻石和纯银的镶嵌工艺, 在我们熟练的金匠和设计师手中,创造出或经典或现代设计的首饰。我们也凭着对琥珀的热情,执着与奉献精神,将 这个家族企业发展成为一个跨11国家的全球品牌。质量信誉保证是品牌的重要元素,所以我们诚挚的为您提供全球性的售后服务,让您对这个全球性的品牌更具信心。

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celebrates fifty years as a family-run organic farm, dating to when the late Betty Williams purchased the property in 1968. It’s a family that refers to wine as a the “fifth food group,” and to the farm as “an ecosystem of all the goodness on the table, grown and raised with care and with sustainably in mind. We revere and honor the earth by giving back what we take.” The 39 producing acres yield wines for every season, every palate, and every cuisine. They produce estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Viognier (from a single row), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Grenache and Syrah. Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are sourced in the perfectly cool Santa Rita Hills AVA. Given the upcoming jubilee, 2018 is an especially good time to stop by - and keep in mind that wine club members get first access to a slew of celebratory events and specialty wines. But no pressure. “We encourage visitors to just breathe,” says winemaker, Karen Steinwachs, “to sit in the natural gardens or the patio and enjoy the wines, the ambiance and the hospitality. There is a sense of longevity here from the decades of farming, but in a modern and approachable way, and with no pretense.”

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Velkommen Til Solvang California's Denmark

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VISITING SOLVANG IS LIKE TAKING A VACATION TO DENMARK, YET PASSPORTS AREN’T REQUIRED! DISCOVER SOLVANG IN THE CENTER OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, JUST 35 miles from the beaches of Santa Barbara, two hours up the coast from Los Angeles and four hours south of San Francisco. In 2016, USA Today named Solvang one of the 10 Best Historic Small Towns in America for its authentic Scandinavian culture and hospitality. In 2017, Solvang was named by Expedia Travel as one of the top 50 cities to vacation in North America. Solvang means “sunny field” in Danish; and was founded in 1911 by three Danish-American educators who discovered a place in the central coast of California where land was plentiful and their culture could prosper. Situated on 9,000 acres of land adjacent to the 1804 Old Mission Santa Inés, Solvang thrived and settlers carried on Denmark’s traditions of language, folk dancing, music and cuisine. As the 20th century progressed and Solvang’s population grew, more buildings began to reflect Denmark’s farm-style architecture—the the crossbeamed bindingsvaerk, timbers framing either brick or stucco and roofing of thatch made of wood shingles cut jagged at the edges. Danish tradition holds that the presence of a stork on a rooftop wards off lightning and brings good luck. Just as it does in Copenhagen, Denmark’s national symbol of the “Little Mermaid” bronze sculpture (a 1/2-size authorized replica) welcomes visitors at the intersection of Mission Drive and Alisal Road. PHOTO: SOLVANGUSA.COM A 1/3-size replica of Copenhagen’s famous 17thcentury Rundetårn (Round Tower) at 436 Alisal Road is nestled behind one of the four large windmills that catch the first and last light throughout the village. The year-round chiming carillon bells atop 1697 Copenhagen Drive serves as a reminder that there is always plenty of time to relax here! In 1947, idyllic Solvang was “discovered” by the media and described in a Saturday Evening Post feature as a “spotless Danish village that blooms like a rose” and enticed travelers to experience it for themselves. In 2009, Solvang was honored with the prestigious “Preserve America Community” award by the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Solvang celebrated its Centennial anniversary in 2011 with year-long festivities including a visit from Henrik, His Royal Highness PHOTO: ALISAL.COM The Prince Consort of Denmark, the fourth such COVER PHOTO: KEVIN STEELE PHOTOGRAPHY. Six Solvang chefs visit by Danish royalty. relax at The Landsby’s Happy Hour after scouring the weekly Wednesday Be drawn into Scandinavian culture along afternoon Solvang Village Farmers Market. Seated from left to right: Steven Snook, First & Oak at The Mirabelle; Louise Smith, Louise’s Solvang’s flower-lined streets. Stroll in any direction Kitchen Table; Leonardo Curti, Leonardo’s Ristorante; standing Anthony Endy, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort; Beto Huizar, Mad & Vin at The within Solvang’s pedestrian-friendly village into Landsby and Budi Kazali, The Gathering Table at Ballard Inn. Cheers! VISITSYV.COM

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FROM CALIFORNIA HEAT IN SOLVANG TO ARCTIC COLD ON THE NORTH POLES When Danish adventurer and Solvang resident René Gross Kærskov decided to parachute out of a helicopter over the exact North Pole in 2008 in his own fundraising event to help the struggling polar bears, it started an adventure into a whole new dimension of TIME. Through connections of a wildlife photographer, Kærskov arranged with the Russians, who operate a camp on the Arctic ice, to fly him up to the camp and then continue by helicopter to the North Pole.

When arctic beauty inspires every second minimalistic Danish design mets maximum material strength.

After plunging into the white and blue clean

ping on the ice, Kærskov returned to Denmark.

beautiful images, the three Danes started to

abyss of the Arctic and after seeing the North

Overwhelmed by these fascinating impressi-

develop the vision of a new watch brand - a

Pole close up from above, Kærskov realized

ons, he showed them to his Danish business

watch brand which would be as pure, clear and

that his heart had been conquered by the cool,

partners Michael Witt and Lars Skjønnemann

breathtakingly beautiful as the Arctic itself.

simple beauty and infinite white expanse of

with his descriptions of the exquisite splen-

the eternal ice. After spending a few days cam-

dour of the Arctic landscape. Inspired by these

The new watch brand was given the name,

Kærskov has continued his adventurers from

BERING, from the Danish explorer Vitus

Solvang to the rest of the world with mara-

Bering. Bering embraced adventures just like

thons on all the Seven Continents plus one

Kærskov. In 1728 he set sail for an almost

on the North Pole during a 2nd expedition.

unknown area of the Arctic Ocean. On his

Kærskov is the first Dane to have stood on

journey he crossed the straits which would

both the North and South Pole. Polar bear

later be named the Bering Strait in his ho-

protection continues as his passion. Today,

nour. Bering was the first European to disco-

BERING is major sponsor of Polar Bear Inter-

ver Alaska and it is here that one of the four

national helping to protect the den of polar

time zones bears his famous name: Bering

bear moms and cubs.

Time! Venturing into unknown territory: the Danes Bering and Kærskov link these ideas

When it was time for BERING to open their

with the BERING brand. And so the brand

first concept store in the U.S. in 2015, an ob-

BERING is successfully made up of the per-

vious choice was THE COPENHAGEN HOUSE

fect combination of extraordinarily hard

in our Danish town of Solvang.

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more than 150 one-of-a-kind stores, art galleries and antique centers. Step into five authentic bakeries and more than 35 restaurants and cafes— featuring not only Danish cuisine but also wine-country, international and traditional American favorites. Dozens of wine and beer tasting rooms, wine bars and gourmet food shops tempt palates with the bounty of nearby vineyards and farms. When it’s time to turn in for the night, choose from 18 comfortable inns, cozy bed & breakfasts, luxury resorts or full-service hotels—each offering rates, amenities, as well as seasonal or themed packages enticing you to stay and rejuvenate. Festivals are traditional parts of Solvang’s charm. Danish Days annual celebration emerged in 1936 and continues to commemorate Solvang’s heritage every September with artisans, folk dancing, three parades, aebleskiver breakfasts and free entertainment for the whole family. Savor the Taste of Solvang every March, Scarecrowfest in October and Julefest (Yulefest) during the entire month of December. Solvang was named by Time Magazine as one of the “Most Christmassy Towns in America.” Now in its second century, Solvang’s 5,300+ residents of many cultures still continue to enjoy the same traditions as the founders envisioned welcoming friends, family and visitors from around the world to share the joys of “California’s Denmark”.

Balance leisure with adventure

SHOP SOLVANG Discover that treasure you never thought you’d find - or perhaps never even dreamed of - at more than 150 independent and family-owned boutiques (chain stores are virtually non-existent in Solvang). Within easy walking distance, experience Scandinavian imports, local artisans’ wares, jewelry, apparel and crafts from contemporary to vintage. Fine art as well as photographic images await to adorn your home along with glassware, porcelain, wood and garden treasures. Porcelain figurines, handmade lace, ironworks and music boxes excite collectors. Incredibly chic yet affordable women’s, men’s and kids clothing, fine leather goods, shoes, boots and clogs will keep you strolling. A popular photo op is the giant red clog at the corner of First Street and Copenhagen Drive. A wide range of art and antiques are on display at inviting galleries, all within steps from each other; delight in an array of elegant collectibles, beautifully crafted imports and classic toys.

Make a luxury retreat to the heart of Santa Barbara wine country. Enjoy vineyard views, award-winning dining

FAMILY PLAYTIME

and the Danish charm of Solvang – all before you step

There’s plenty of room to run, jump, play all around the area. Pedal bicycles or four-wheeled “surrey cycles,” available for rental daily at Wheel Fun or from Dr. J’s Bicycle Shop. Hop aboard the Solvang Trolley for a two-horse powered tour in a historic wooden streetcar. Check out nearby OstrichLand USA to see & feed the largest & fastest birds in the world. Discover Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch offering free viewing of 34-inch-and-under horses. All public parks have free admission and are open daily (sunrise to sunset) including Hans Christian Andersen Park (featuring a rad Skate Park) and the whimsical playground at Sunny Fields Park.

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F R E S C O VA L L E Y C A F É Fresh Fare and Dog Friendly

L O O K I N G A R O U N D T H E S O LVA N G F O O D S C A P E , Matt Raab, owner of Fresco Valley Café, noticed a lack of unique breakfast menus, so he created one. Before that, he says, “It was pretty much pancakes.” Nothing wrong with that, of course, and the café has them, but here, the choices include lemon ricotta pancakes with mixed-berry compote. You can get classic eggs and bacon, or Eggs Rascal - kalamata olive toast topped with artichoke spread and poached eggs - or the killer avocado toast, with chili flakes, feta, lemon and olive oil, and enjoy it in Solvang’s prettiest garden patio. For a truly great start to the day, add a tangerine mimosa, a classic mimosa, or the “Pink Rascal,” a mix of sparkling wine with raspberry lemonade. Got a group? Then get a pitcher. And over a sunny lunch, it’s hard to beat a cold shandy - beer, lemonade and muddled mint - to go with halibut fish and chips, a West Coast Reuben sandwich on marbled rye, or fish tacos with corn tortillas, cabbage, avocado, sriracha aioli, pickled red onion and pineapple pico de gallo. And who doesn’t love a place that’s so dog friendly it has a menu that includes Beastly Bits and Sophisti-Bits (“for the sophisticated beast.”) Two legs or four, breakfast or lunch, the café has you covered seven days a week.

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Santa Ynez Mountains backdrop. Choose easy, moderate or challenging hikes with postcard-perfect scenery or go bird-watching and see spring wildflowers in the adjacent Los Padres National Forest. Explore Cachuma Lake Recreation Area for hiking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and guided nature cruises, as well as the Neal Taylor Nature Center for hands-on discovery of the environment. Visit local farm stands for fresh fare to fuel all your recreation.

STARS AFTER DARK Stars are not only in the clear night sky but also can be found in unique venues to brighten evenings with top-notch dining, dancing and live entertainment. Experience PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre professional performances outdoors June-September at Solvang Festival Theater as well as concerts and events there during the rest of the year. In nearby Santa Ynez, the Chumash Casino Resort features 24/7 gaming action including poker, blackjack and slots plus the 1,300-seat Samala Showroom with nationally recognized entertainers, world-championship boxing, bingo events and more. For all the music, karaoke, big-screen TV sports and nightlife happenings year-round, visit www.SolvangUSA.com.

GATHER TOGETHER Solvang is made for gatherings—from family reunions to group meetings, conferences, weddings and special events from seven to 700. In this mild yearround climate, dozens of lodging properties and one-of-kind venues offer banquet/meeting rooms and outdoor areas for getting together. Rates and facilities range from AAA 4-diamond-rated hotels and resorts to charming inns. The three Solvang properties with the largest number of guest rooms and function spaces are Hotel Corque with 122 guest rooms & suites, acclaimed Root 246 and 8,746 square feet of meeting space; the historic Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort on 10,000 acres with 73 guest units, spa, two golf courses, private lake and 8,000 square feet of meeting space; and The Landsby, a modern Scandinavian-style boutique hotel with 50 guest rooms, popular Mad & Vin restaurant and 2,125 square feet of flexible group space. Within easy walking distance of Solvang accommodations, discover a plethora of venues for groups including Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, K’ Syrah Catering & Events Center, Old Mission Santa Ines, Solvang Festival Theater & Garden Courtyard, Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall and the Wildling Museum. Numerous area wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants and public parks offer private, reserved areas with even more options for groups. Solvang CVB staff can assist meeting and tour groups with activities such as a Danish-themed skattejagt (treasure hunt) or a “Sweet on Solvang” experience where groups can learn how to make treats from a fourthgeneration Danish baker or get cookie and gingerbread house decorating tips; as well as coordinating customized historic walking tours of the village. For detailed group, meeting and conference information including audio/visual rentals, caterers, churches, coordinators, day spas, décor, equipment, florists, photographers and restaurants, contact Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau staff toll-free at 1-800-468-6765; 805-6886144 or www.SolvangUSA.com

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Cozy. Contemporary. At the center of everything. European charm meets modern amenities for a memorable visit to Solvang. Hadsten House is steps from downtown and a short drive to views, vineyards and tasting rooms.

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A Solvang Walking Tour - Morning Start your day with breakfast at an authentic Danish restaurant or bakery. Don’t miss the popular aebleskiver - deliciously light and airy Danish pancake balls dusted with powdered sugar and served with raspberry jam. Meander around the pedestrian-friendly village to enjoy flower-lined streets as well as picturesque architecture including windmills, a tower that plays seasonal tunes plus statues of Hans Christian Andersen and the Little Mermaid. Be sure to look for ornamental wooden storks perched on roofs - they are considered good luck in Denmark and in Solvang, too!

- Afternoon Savor a smorgaasbord to taste frikadeller (meatballs), medisterpolse (sausage) and other Danish favorites for lunch. A shopper’s paradise, Solvang’s streets are filled with more than 150 stores for excellent retail therapy. To learn more about Solvang’s heritage, visit the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art with its delightfully decorated period rooms, the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, the Solvang Museum of Amber and Great Hall of the Danes at The Copenhagen House as well as the national historic landmark 1804 Old Mission Santa Inés.

- Evening Wine and dine your way through the village there are so many cuisines to choose between. There are more than 20 wine-tasting rooms and wine bars downtown so be sure to sample some of the local vintages and craft brews. In the summer, take in a PCPA performance at the acclaimed Solvang Festival Theater outdoors. Stay, play and relax another day in "California’s Denmark.”

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Alisal River Terrace A menu that highlights the essence of California cuisine, fresh classics with a Western flair, including authentic barbecue. 1054 South Alisal Road, 805.688.6411, Alisal.com Aly's by Alebru Created by small production Alebru Winery, the restaurant serves 100% local organic produce, Natural Meats and local Santa Barbara Fish Market seafood, in a relaxed fine dining setting. 451 Second Street 805.697.7082, AlysByAlebru. com BIRKHOLM'S BAKERY Family owned & operated since 1951, using original Danish recipes for pastries, breads, cakes and cookies made from scratch plus lunch fare. Open daily at 7am. Casual indoor & outdoor seating. 460 Alisal Road, 805.688.8188, birkholmsbakery.com


LION'S PEAK

An Elevated Tasting Experience

If you are looking for quality, small lot, handcrafted boutique wines, look no further than Lions Peak Vineyards Tasting Room. The beautifully appointed tasting room is replete with a well-organized and impressive collection of current releases and Library Wines from the vineyard’s highly acclaimed, estate grown vintages - some dating back to 1994. A treasure of gold and silver medals and silky satin ribbons grace artistically labeled bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Lionnesse, and more. These illuminate the history of Lions Peak and the winemaking journey of owner and winemaker, Jennifer Arant. Of course, you can stop in the tasting room for a casual glass or two, but to fully experience the diverse range of this excellent portfolio, try one of the four flights offered daily. Select from a menu featuring a gold and silver award winning red flight, a red or white flight, and a Port and chocolate pairing. The tasting room staff is always eager to share their extensive knowledge and passion with beginners and seasoned oenophiles alike. 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang • 805.693.5466 lionspeakwine.com Complimentary tasting per person with bottle purchase. Weekday hours 11-6 pm, Saturday 11-7 pm Winter hours weekdays 11-5 pm Saturday 11-7 pm

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Bit O' Denmark Featuring Danish/American food and large smorgaasbord daily and a full bar. 473 Alisal Road, 805.688.5426, BitODenmarkRestaurant.com Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard Enjoy the bounty of the earth from the 39-acre vineyard and tasting room located on this 106-acre historic property also boasting olives, pomegranates, peonies, herbs, summer vegetables and very delectable peaches. 1500 Alamo Pintado, 805.688.3032, ButtonwoodWinery.com

CARIVINTAS WINERY This relaxing wine tasting room blends classic wine making (Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot) with philanthropy - a portion of profits are donated to charities supporting animal shelters, rescues and more. Naturally, pets and kids are welcome here. 476 First St., 805.693.4331, Carivintas.com Cecco Ristorante Chef/Owner David Cecchini offers seasonally-inspired, rustic Italian-Med cuisine featuring wood burning oven pizza, handmade pastas & antipasti daily. Indoor & outdoor dining. 475 1st St., 805.688.8880, CeccoRistorante.com Chomp Super family-friendly, come-as-you-are vibe. Locally owned and operated; serving satisfying classic American-style fare for lunch and dinner daily. Indoor and outdoor seating. 1693 Mission Dr., 805.688.7733, ChompSolvang.com

FARM FRESH

come taste & experience santa barbara county’s original farm-to-table winery

Copenhagen Sausage Garden Friendly outdoor beer garden featuring ales on tap, familymade sausages and sides as well as live entertainment. 1660 Copenhagen Dr., 805.350.2728, CSG-Solvang.com CROSSHATCH WINERY Wine tasting and wines by the glass in a historical windmill featuring blends from Santa Barbara County. We invite you to stop by to enjoy the views from the patio or grab a seat at the bar. 436 Alisal Rd, 805.691.9192, CrosshatchWinery. com EL RANCHO MARKET Full service grocery offering palate pleasing items including gourmet cheeses, fruits, veggies, meats, breads plus deli, coffee bar, juice & salad bar, sushi bar and catering services. 2886 Mission Dr., 805.688.4300, ElRanchoMarket.com First and Oak Located inside the Mirabelle Inn, Executive Chef Steven Snook and Sommelier Jonathan Rosenson team up to create a restaurant dedicated to flavor and quality. A seasonal menu of small plates allows guests to create their own tasting menu for dinner nightly. 409 First Street, 805.688.1703, FirstAndOak.com Fresco Valley Café Creative, made-from-scratch fare using local/organic items for delicious fresh breakfast faire plus salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts at lunch. Beer & wine plus indoor and outdoor patio dining. 442 Atterdag Road, 805.688.8857, FrescoValleyCafe.com

HUMMINGBIRD Restaurant Serving Caribbean cuisine plus vegan options with a casual vibe and take out. 453 Atterdag Rd, 805.403.7100

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K' Syrah catering and events Executive Chef and Owner Demetri Loizides serves sustainable, locally-sourced, season-driven custom menus on-site at the 3,500 square foot venue or off-site from the full-service self-contained, professional kitchen. 478 4th Place, 805.245.9564, KSCateringAndEvents.com


C u lt u r a l H e r i ta g e At t r a c t i o n s Museums and historical attractions reflect the fascinating and rich background of the area. Amber Museum and Great Hall of the Danes at The Copenhagen House Where traditional Danish Solvang meets contemporary Denmark; including retail shops plus two free museums - the Amber Museum exhibiting amber from around the world and Danish amber jewelry from the Stone Age; plus the Great Hall of The Danes showcasing a six-foot tall Danish Viking and historical displays.

Breakfast and Lunch Daily 8:30 - 3:00

1660 COPENHAGEN DR. • 805.693.5000 THECOPENHAGENHOUSE.COM

Elverhoj Museum of History & Art Occupies an original Danish-style home just two blocks from downtown. The rooms are filled with historic Solvang photographs, artifacts, Danish arts and crafts and period furnishings. Rotating traditional and contemporary art exhibitions, craft classes and special events are offered throughout the year. 1624 ELVERHOY WAY • 805.686.1211 • ELVERHOJ.ORG

Hans Christian Andersen Museum Located upstairs in The Book Loft, this cozy place honors the multi-talented Danish father of the modern fairy tale and a bronze statue of him graces nearby Solvang Park. 1680 MISSION DR. • 805.688.2052 • BOOKLOFTSOLVANG.COM

442 ATTERDAG ROAD • SOLVANG • 805.688.8857 • FRESCOVALLEYCAFE.COM

Old Mission Santa Inés

This national historic landmark was founded in 1804; the 19th in the chain of 21 Catholic missions built along the coast of California. Discover exhibits featuring Spanish artifacts as well as arrowheads, pottery, pestles and mortars used by the area’s native Chumash Indians - all weave a tapestry of history in this still active parish church and community center. 1760 MISSION DRIVE • 805.688.4815 • MISSIONSANTAINES.ORG

Solvang Festival Theater Enjoy world-class productions, concerts and special events under the stars year-round in this 700-seat outdoor amphitheater. From June-September, it is home to PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre-the only resident professional theater company on California’s Central Coast, celebrating its 44th year in 2018 in downtown Solvang. For schedule of events and about renting the theater go to solvangfestivaltheater.org. 420 2ND ST. • 805.686.1789 • SOLVANGFESTIVALTHEATER.ORG

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum Classic and rare motorcycles and European race bikes including AJS, BMW, Ducati, Gilera, Matchless, Moto Guzzi, MV, Norton, Triumph, Velocette and Vincent on display. 320 ALISAL ROAD • 805.686.9522 • MOTOSOLVANG.COM

Wildling Museum of Art & Nature Where art and nature meet! Showcases paintings, photography, sculpture and other mediums that focus on themes of wild places and wildlife. Enjoy art classes, nature walks, and a gift store. 1511 MISSION DRIVE • 805.688.1082 • WILDLINGMUSEUM.ORG

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Solvang's Top 10\ must see & do

1. Stroll the village to spot Danish icons including the Little Mermaid, four windmills, the giant red clog and Round Tower 2. Try tasty Danish pastries & æbleskiver (Five authentic bakeries)

3. Browse through 150 boutique shops for unique treasures

4. Sample wine & beer at 20+ downtown tasting rooms (125+ area vineyards)

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cuisine at more than 35 restaurants within easy walking distance of 18 hotels

7. Visit historic churches: Old Mission Santa Inés & Bethania Lutheran

8. Get outside: cycle country roads like the pros; ride a horse, take an audio tour on foot on your mobile phone or on a trolley or Segway, hike and play a round of golf (4 nearby courses) 9. Take in a performance under the stars at Solvang Festival Theater

10. Enjoy annual events including

Taste of Solvang (March), Danish Days (September) & Julefest (December)

For the Ultimate Boutique Wine Tasting Experience HAND-CRAFTED BORDEAUX AND RHONE WINE SELECTIONS

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Leonardo's Ristorante & Pizzeria Chef/Owner Leonardo Curti offers his unique variety of classic Italian dishes plus flavorful special recipes for lunch and dinner daily. Open kitchen, custom pizza oven and family-friendly atmosphere. 632 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.686.0846, LeonardosCucina.com LOUISE'S KITCHEN TABLE Since 2004, Chef Louise Smith offers custom catering from cocktail/dinner parties to brunch, high tea, picnic lunches, wine club release parties and theme parties throughout the region. 805.403.9649, LouisesKitchenTable.com Lucas & Lewellen TASTING ROOM Since 1996, producing 25 different award-winning wines including Bordeaux, Rhône, Burgundy and Italian varietals. Co-founded by long-time viticulturist Louis Lucas & wine enthusiast Royce Lewellen. 1645 Copenhagen Dr., 805.686.9336, LLWine.com Lucky Dogg Winery A dog and kid-friendly tasting room featuring hand crafted locally sourced amazing wines. 1607 Mission Drive,

805.691.9774, LuckyDoggWinery.com

MAD & VIN AT THE LANDSBY Mad & Vin overlooks a lovely courtyard garden and features seasonal ingredients from the California Central Coast, with wine-country cuisine and modern Scandinavian flavors. 1576 Mission Dr., 805.688.3121, TheLandsby.com Mortensen’s Danish Bakery Family owned and operated featuring mouth-watering, buttery-rich flaky pastries using traditional recipes and the finest ingredients. 1588 Mission Drive, 805.688.8373, MortensensBakery.com

Olsen's Danish Village Bakery Since 1970, Susy and Bent Olsen (a fourth-generation Danish baker) have been making traditional, awardwinning kringles, pastries, cakes, cookies and breads. 1529 Mission Dr., 805.688.6314, OlsensDanishVillageBakery.com

PAULA'S PANCAKE HOUSE Enjoy world famous Danish pancakes, Belgian waffles and American breakfast standards as well as lunch. 1531 Mission Drive, 805.688.2867, PaulasPancakeHouse.com

PETROS KAFE Greek born chef/owner Petros Benekos serves up his signature Hellenic-California cuisine. Phyllo, yogurt, dips, dressing and sauces are made from farm fresh produce and Greek's finest imports. 487 Atterdag, 805.688.5455, PetrosRestaurant.com

Red Viking Restaurant Authentic extensive Danish smorgaasbord (buffet) plus American menu and full bar; open daily for breakfast/lunch/ dinner; family-owned and operated. 1684 Copenhagen Dr.,

805.688.6610, TheRedVikingRestaurant.com

Root 246 Signature farm-to-table gourmet dishes served in sophisticated, luxe settings including lounge, private dining room and intimate chef ’s table. Full bar with signature cocktails, specialty whiskeys, craft beers and extensive wine cellar. 420 Alisal Road, 805.686.8681, Root-246.com Santa Ynez Cafe Fresh Mediterranean and American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus catering. 606 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.688.3543, SantaYnezCafe.com SantÉ Wine Bar and Lounge Hip place for Central Coast wines and sparkling vintages, local craft beers and entertainment. 433 Alisal Rd., 805.691.9641, SanteWineBarandLounge.com VISITSYV.COM

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Enjoy fabulous award winning wines & craft brews in the charming Village of Solvang.

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2. CASA CASSARA WINERY & VINEYARD - family-owned and operated, hand-crafted, award-winning estate wines from the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Grenache, tastings or by the glass. 1607 Mission Drive, 805.688.8691, ccwinery.com 3. COPENHAGEN SAUSAGE GARDEN - pairs old world artisan style sausages and salami from around the world, along with the new world of local wines and craft brews. 1660 Copenhagen Drive, 805.697.7354 4. CROSSHATCH WINERY - wine tasting and wines by the glass in a historical windmill featuring blends from Santa Barbara County. Stop by to enjoy the views from the patio or grab a seat at the bar. 436 Alisal Road, 805.691.9192, crosshatchwinery.com 5. D. VOLK WINES - enjoy a glass of Rosé on the patio or come inside for a tasting of winemaker Dana Volk's single vineyard Santa Barbara County wines and Central Coast blends. 1588 Mission Dr., 805.688.3488, dvolkwines.com 6. DASCOMB CELLARS - family-owned boutique winery offering cheese pairings, comfortable seating, along with a warm & friendly staff. 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Suite B, 805.691.9175, dascombcellars.com 7. LIONS PEAK VINEYARDS - current releases, awardwinning Bordeaux and Rhone styled reds and whites, a selection of Library wines, artisan wine gifts and accessories. 1659 Copenhagen Drive, 805.693.5466, lionspeakwine.com

8. LUCAS & LEWELLEN VINEYARDS - a diverse estate wine collection of Bordeaux, Rhone, Sparkling, Dessert and Rose wines, gourmet foods, gifts, and unique wine-related items. 1645 Copenhagen Drive, 805.686.9336, llwine.com 9. LUCKY DOGG WINERY - voted “The Best Tasting Room" in the Santa Ynez Valley, Lucky Dogg Winery presents an award-winning estate wine collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, sparkling, dessert and rose’ wines.1607 Mission Drive, Suite 102, 805.691.9774, luckydoggwinery.com 10. ROXO PORT/CHATEAU MARGENE - stop in and sample highly rated, luxury Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Noir and Port-style wines crafted with grapes from Sta. Rita Hills and the Central Coast. Located on First St. between Mission and Copenhagen, 805.693.2138, chateaumargene.com 11. SANTÉ WINE BAR - serves local wines, private label small batch wines, sparkling wines, french champagne, a 30+ selection of microbrews and a small selection of Belgian beers. Live music every Saturday night. 433 Alisal Road, 805.691.9641, santewinebarandlounge.com 12. SECTION WINES - located inside Fredrick's Court in Solvang - great ambiance, great wines and good friends specializing in Bordeaux, Italian and Rhone varietals from Santa Barbara County Wine Country. 485 Alisal Road, Unit 161, 805.450.2257, sectionwines.com

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So lva n g ’ s CULINARY EVOLUTION Sourcing truly “farm-to-kitchen” fresh ingredients, some Solvang chefs stroll the weekly Wednesday afternoon Farmers Market downtown on First Street. (Left to right): Beto Huizar, Mad & Vin at The Landsby; Anthony Endy, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort; Budi Kazali, The Gathering Table at Ballard Inn; Leonardo Curti, Leonardo’s Ristorante; Steven Snook, First & Oak at The Mirabelle and Louise Smith, Louise’s Kitchen Table.

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Solvang’s traditional Danish culinary heritage continues with specialties such as aebleskiver (Danish pancake balls served with raspberry jam and powdered sugar), frikadeller (meatballs), medisterpolse (Danish sausage), rødkaal (red cabbage), smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) and smorgaasbord (buffet) at longtime favorite places such as Bit o’Denmark, Paula’s Danish Pancake House, Red Viking and The Solvang Restaurant. Be bold and explore all five authentic Danish bakeries that make treats with a lot of love, just as they are in Denmark, such as butter cookies (greatto-go), real whip cream napoleons, chocolate éclairs, traditional kringles (shaped like pretzels), marzipan, almond rings, cakes of all sizes and shapes, hearty breads, even gingerbread houses and of course, mouth-watering flaky pastries.

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SEVTAP WINERY TASTING ROOM Taste intriguing wines that won owner/wine maker Ertugrul “Art” Sevtap the California Travel Assoc. "2015 Winery of the Year.” Festive tasting room under the blue windmill is open late nightly. 1622 Copenhagen Drive, 805.693.9200, SevtapWinery.com

SOLVANG BREWING COMPANY A fun mix of Danish traditions with an on-site craft brewery, casual for lunch & dinner along with a full bar & entertainment. Open daily, family owned and operated. 1547 Mission Dr., 805.688.2337, SolvangBrewing.com

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Learn about Danish immigrants who founded Solvang in 1911 and how the cultural links with Denmark remain vital today. Travel back in time through photographs, oral histories, historic rooms and a diorama. Enjoy our spacious art gallery showcasing contemporary regional and international artists.

The Solvang Bakery has been baking people happy for over 31 years! An award winning bakery known for amazing cakes for all of life's special occasions, and has been recognized by celebrity clients on national TV and social media for their custom personalized gingerbread houses. The bakery is open almost every day of the year. 438 Alisal Road, 805.770.0089, SolvangBakery.com

SOLVANG RESTAURANT Home of famous Aebleskiver; serving traditional Danish & American fare daily starting at 6:00 a.m. Owned and operated by the Paaske family. 1672 Copenhagen, 805.688.4645, SolvangRestaurant.com

CHANGING ART EXHIBITIONS FAMILY ACTIVITIES • TOURS LIVING HISTORY • MUSEUM STORE

1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang Tel: 805.686.1211

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OPEN WED - SUN 11 to 4

Solvang Inn & Cottages Old World Tradition

SORT THIS OUT CELLARS California boutique winery and home to High Roller Tiki Lounge has delicious wine cocktails inspired by tiki drinks, live music on the weekends and a serene vibe. 1636 Copenhagen Dr., 805.688.1717, SortThisOutCellars.com SUcculent Café Savor comfort cuisine made with flair, creativity and local ingredients. Delectable charcuterie, craft beer and an extensive wine list. Indoor as well as outdoor patio dining. 1555 Mission Dr., 805. 691.9444, SucculentCafe.com

THE GOOD LIFE CRAFT BEER & WINE CELLAR Wide selection of California craft brews and small lot production wines from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles; edibles and accessories in this retail shop and bar. 1672 Mission Drive, 805.688.7111, TheGoodLifeCellar.com

Toccata Wines A fun and relaxed wine tasting experience featuring estate grown traditional Italian varietals plus shop an Old World marketplace for gourmet foods, art and wine-related items. 1665 Copenhagen Dr., 805.686.5506, LLWine.com

Newly remodeled rooms in the heart of Solvang Whether you choose one of our cozy quiet rooms in the Inn, or one of our Romantic get-away cottages, we have guest rooms available for every need. Economy to Suite • Balcony Suite (Overlooking the Garden) Fireplace Cottage • Large and Small Cottages Kitchenettes • Whirlpool Bath

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Toscana Pizzeria Tapas Enoteca Savor flavorful Italian specialties “small plates” from Chef Michele Mancuso daily for lunch and dinner along with wines and beer on tap. 485 Alisal Road, Ste 163, 805.697.7445, ToscanaByMancuso.com TOWER PIZZA Award-winning pizza plus pasta, sandwiches, wings, and much more! Dine-in, takeout, and delivery are available. 436 Alisal Road, 805.688.3036 TowerPizzaSolvang.com WANDERING DOG WINE BAR Sample outstanding wines from the Central Coast and worldwide. Relax with flights of red, white, or bubbles or a glass or two; savor gourmet cheeses, chocolates and charcuterie or choose from two dozen craft beers. 1539-C Mission Dr., 805.686.9126, WanderingDogWineBar.com

MORE SEE + SHOP + DO THE COPENHAGEN HOUSE Experience retail shops featuring some of the best contemporary Danish designer brands including Bering, Holme Gaard, LEGO, Louis Poulsen, Ole Jensen, Rosendahl and Stelton; plus two free museums - the Solvang Amber Museum and the Great Hall of The Danes. 1660 Copenhagen Dr., 805.693.5000, TheCopenhagenHouse.com


ELVERHOJ MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART Located in an 18th century Danish farmhouse-style building, discover Solvang’s history through photos, artifacts and displays celebrating the Danish-American pioneer spirit and heritage of Denmark. 1624 Elverhoy Way, 805.686.1211, Elverhoj.org

First Street Leather Luxurious leather and fur jackets, coats, boots, shoes, handbags, sweaters and small leather goods, with first-rate customer service. 1634 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.5215,

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Pavlov Art Gallery The Pavlov Art Gallery brings a contemporary perspective to the valley, with the dreamscape and abstract original paintings and fine art prints by Chris Pavlov, as well as ceramics, jewelry and photography. 1608 Copenhagen Dr., 805.686.1080, PavlovGallery.com PACIFIC CONSerVATORY THEATRE The only resident professional theatre company on California’s Central Coast, celebrates its 54th year from June through September. Sit under the stars in the 700-seat openair theater and enjoy Beauty and the Beast, Lend Me a Tenor, Newsies and Twelfth Night. 420 Second St. PCPA.org Rasmussen’s Since 1946, a one-stop shop for all things Scandinavian from Royal Copenhagen porcelain as well as incredible varieties of kitchen items, house wares and decor. 1697 Copenhagen Dr., 805.688.6636, RasmussensSolvang.com

Renaissance Antiques Antique gallery, clock and watch repair. Open to the public Saturday and Sunday and weekdays by appointment. 496 1st St., 805.452.5700, RenaissanceAntiques.com SEGWAY TOURS OF SOLVANG From City Tours to Figueroa Mountain Adventures, glide effortlessly around town and the Valley on daily tours aboard these two-wheeled personal transportation systems.

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SOLVANG FESTIVAL THEATER TICKETS & INFO: (805) 922-8313 or PCPA.ORG Groups 12+: (805) 928-7731 ext 4150

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Solvang Antiques Premier collective featuring restored clocks, estate jewelry, furniture, music boxes, silver and a fine art gallery. 1693 Copenhagen Dr., 805.686.2322, SolvangAntiques.com

SOLVANG FESTIVAL THEATER Enjoy live performing arts under the stars in Solvang's outdoor theater including concerts, PCPA’s performances and a scary Halloween haunted house. 420 Second Street, 805.686.1789, SolvangFestivalTheater.org

Solvang Olive Press Offering premium varieties of extra virgin olive oil, plus flavorful, all natural balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy. Bottled locally for maximum flavor, nutrition and enjoyment. 463 Alisal Rd., 805.686.3030, SolvangOlivePress.com Solvang Shoe Store A great selection of shoes & clogs for all occasions. Home of the famous giant red clog in front, too! 1663 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.4065, SolvangShoe.com

TREATS WOMEN'S BOUTIQUE Discover Santa Ynez Valley style with high-quality classic, beautiful fun-to-wear clothing. 1603 Copenhagen Drive #4, 805.686.4358, TreatsClothing.com

WILDLING MUSEUM of art & nature Showcasing paintings, photography, sculpture and other mediums focusing on themes of wild places and their wildlife; plus art classes, nature walks, and a gift store. 1511B Mission Dr., 805.688.1082, WildlingMuseum.org

ZFOLIO GALLERY Be dazzled with contemporary designer jewelry, art glass, wood sculpture and wearable art, innovative decor and nature photography along with designer trunk shows and exhibitions. 1685 Copenhagen Dr., 805.693.8480, Zfolio.com VISITSYV.COM

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THE STARS Professional theatre has been a part of Central Coast life for over five decades thanks to PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre and the myriad of performing arts enthusiasts who continue to support the arts.

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PCPA was founded in 1964, and the Marian Theater was built in Santa Maria in 1968. Three years later, the company was invited by Roger Neilsen of the Solvang Businessmen’s Association to stage a production of Hamlet in Solvang’s Hans Christian Andersen Park. It played to sold out performances that year, and the next. Support to establish a permanent theatre in the valley quickly grew. Nelisen assembled a passionate committee consisting of Earl Petersen, Royce Lewellyn, Erling and Sue Pohls, Johannes Jaeger, John and Jan Severson, Vince Evans, together with the Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association and many others, they began to lay the foundation for the Festival Theater. In the summer of 1974, through an astounding outpouring of civic initiative, fund raising and hard labor, the Solvang Festival Theater BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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was constructed, in an astonishing 58 days! The 700 seat venue has a nearly exact architectural footprint as PCPA's Marian Theater. The Theaterfest summer repertory season was inaugurated by a Danish “Rejsegilde” event and PCPA's production of Once Upon A Mattress.

Family owned and operated 1588 Mission Drive, Solvang • 805.688.8373 mortensensbakery.com

This summer will mark the 44th season of PCPA’s professional performances in this beautiful open-air theatre with productions of the epic new musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the wacky comedy by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the sparkling musical inspired by the music of ABBA, Mamma Mia!, and for the season closer, the brilliant and inventive Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. For tickets and more information visit www.pcpa.org. NEWSIES

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Hamlet Inn 1532 Mission Drive, Solvang 805.688.4413, www.TheHamletInn.com

King Frederik Inn 1617 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang 805.688.5515, www.KingFrederikInn.com

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Kronborg Inn 1440 Mission Drive, Solvang 805.688.2383, www.KronborgInn.com

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The Landsby 1576 Mission Drive, Solvang 805.688.3121, www.TheLandsby.com

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Pet Friendly

Air Conditioned Rooms

Laundry Facilities

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Kitchenettes

Swimming Pool

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Health Club

Complimentary Breakfast

Atterdag Inn 467 Atterdag Road, Solvang 805.691.9125, www.AtterdagInn.com

Outdoor Receptions

Complimentary Coffee

Television

Room Service

73

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Cocktail Lounge

Group Tours Accepted

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Hotel Corque 400 Alisal Road, Solvang 805.688.8000, www.HotelCorque.com

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang 805.688.6411, www.Alisal.com

Hadsten House 1450 Mission Drive, Solvang 805.688.3210, www.HadstenHouse.com

Over $150

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Meadowlark Inn 2644 Mission Drive, Solvang 805.688.4631, www.MeadowlarkInnSolvang.com

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Mirabelle Inn 409 First Street, Solvang 805.688.1703, www.MirabelleInn.com

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New Haven Inn 271 Alisal Road, Solvang 805.618.8541, www.NewHavenSolvang.com

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Royal Copenhagen Inn 1579 Mission Drive, Solvang 805.688.5561, www.RoyalCopenhagenInn.com

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Solvang Gardens Lodge 293 Alisal Road, Solvang 805.688.4404, www.SolvangGardens.com

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Solvang Inn & Cottages 1518 Mission Drive, Solvang 805.688.4702, www.SolvangInnandCottages.com

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Svendsgaard’s Lodge 1711 Mission Drive, Solvang 805.688.3277, www.SvendsgaardsLodge.com

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Viking Motel 1506 Mission Drive, Solvang 805.688.1337, www.VikingMotelSolvang.com

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Wine Valley Inn & Cottages 1564 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang 805.688.2111, www.WineValleyInn.com

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