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Make a night of it eat…play…shop & stay! + TOP 10 MUST SEE

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Best of the Santa Ynez Valley Family Restaurant! SYV News 2016

FAMILY FRIENDLY, LARGE PATIO, PRIVATE GROUP ROOM, KIDS AND DOGS WELCOME, LOCAL DRAFT BEER/WINE, IN THE HEART OF SOLVANG 2

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THE COPENHAGEN HOUSE Where traditional Solvang meets contemporary Denmark

inspired by arctic beauty

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

1660 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang | 1.805.693.5000 | www.TheCopenhagenHouse.com

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Voted the Best for Designer Jewelry in the United States Art Glass Photography Art for the Home Gifts Gi and more

VISITSYV.COM 1685 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 805 693-8480 www.zfolio.com

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K ’ Syrah CATERING + EVENTS

EFFORTLESS | DELICIOUS | UNFORGETTABLE

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is the premier farm-to-table catering and event venue serving season-driven dishes to California’s Central Coast. Executive Chef and Owner Demetri Loizides specializes in crafting unique, custom menus showcasing only the freshest, most sustainable, locallysourced ingredients. Nestled in the heart of Solvang, the completely renovated venue is over 3,500 square feet full of countryside charm with

four spaces for private events. K’Syrah offers striking backdrops for any occasion, including an enchanting outdoor garden patio, enclosed patio for up to 120 guests, a handmade sycamore bar, and a rustic, woodpaneled dining room. For off-site events, they provide a mobile, fullservice, self-contained, professional kitchen that can be set up in nearly any environment. K’Syrah’s impeccable service staff is dedicated to making your special event effortless, delicious and truly unforgettable.

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Velkommen Til Solvang E n d les s P o s s i bi li t I es Visiting Solvang is like taking a vacation to Denmark with no passport 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.

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In 2016, USA Today named Solvang one of the 10 best Historic Small Towns in America for its authentic Scandinavian culture and hospitality. In 2014, Solvang was named by Trivago as one of the best “Hidden European Towns in 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 PHOTO: SOLVANGUSA.COM architecture - the crossbeamed bindingsvaerk, timbers framing either brick or stucco and roofing of thatch made of wood shingles cut jagged at the edges. Windmills of all sizes catch the first and last light throughout the village. 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 1/3 size authorized replica) welcomes visitors at the intersection of Mission Drive and Alisal Road. A 1/3-size replica of Copenhagen’s famous 17th-century Rundetaarn (Round Tower) at 436 Alisal Road is nestled behind one of the village’s four large windmills. The year-round chiming carillon clock tower atop 486 First Street 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 PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL PHOTOGRAPHY a Saturday Evening Post feature as a “spotless COVER PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL PHOTOGRAPHY. Discover Hamlet Danish village that blooms like a rose” and Square, home of Bacon & Brine Restaurant, Sevtap Wine Tasting, shops and more at the corner of Copenhagen Drive and Second Street.

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inspired by arctic beauty

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.

After plunging into the white and blue clean

ing on the ice, Kærskov returned to Denmark.

ful images, the three Danes started to develop

abyss of the Arctic and after seeing the North

Overwhelmed by these fascinating impressions,

the vision of a new watch brand - a watch brand

Pole close up from above, Kærskov realized

he showed them to his Danish business part-

which would be as pure, clear and breathtaking-

that his heart had been conquered by the cool,

ners Michael Witt and Lars Skjønnemann with

ly beautiful as the Arctic itself.

simple beauty and infinite white expanse of the

his descriptions of the exquisite splendour of

eternal ice. After spending a few days camp-

the Arctic landscape. Inspired by these beauti-

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

thons on all the Seven Continents plus one

like Kærskov. In 1728 he set sail for an

on the North Pole during a 2nd expedition.

almost unknown area of the Arctic Ocean.

Kærskov is the first Dane to have stood on

On his journey he crossed the straits which

both the North and South Pole. Polar bear

would later be named the Bering Strait in

protection continues as his passion. Today,

his honour. Bering was the first European

BERING is major sponsor of Polar Bear Inter-

to discover Alaska and it is here that one

national helping to protect the den of polar

of the four time zones bears his famous

bear moms and cubs.

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

When it was time for BERING to open there

these ideas with the BERING brand. And so

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

the brand BERING is successfully made up of

vious choice was THE COPENHAGEN HOUSE

the perfect combination of extraordinarily

in our Danish town of Solvang.

hard materials and an extremely slim design.

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1660 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang | 1.805.693.5000 | www.TheCopenhagenHouse.com


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 in 2011 with year-long festivities including a visit from Henrik, His Royal Highness The Prince Consort of Denmark, the fourth such visit by Danish royalty. Be drawn into Scandinavian culture along Solvang’s flower-lined streets. Stroll in any direction within Solvang’s pedestrian-friendly village in 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-November and Julefest (Yule-fest) during 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 Little Denmark”.

craft food and drink Tuesday - Sunday 5pm – 9pm Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10pm

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.

SAVOR LOCAL FLAVORS Solvang offers an array of palate pleasing dining options from farm-to-table, hyper-local, gourmet wine-country, signature Scandinavian, traditional American favorites and international fare from Italian and Mexican to Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Caribbean. The area’s strong agricultural roots, abundant sunshine and a year-round growing season make for some serious culinary delights and delicious dining memories. Solvang’s Danish heritage is displayed in the sweet treats found in bakeries and restaurants that offer such 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 the smorgaasbord (buffet). Solvang’s five authentic Danish bakeries create pastries, kringles, marzipan, almond butter rings, cakes, cookies, tarts and breads year-round.

SOCIAL HOUR

LIVE MUSIC

WEEKEND BRUNCH

Tuesday – Sunday 4pm – 6:30pm

Fridays 6pm – 9pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am – 2pm

420 Alisal Road, Downtown Solvang 805.686.8681 root-246.com OpenTable

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MOR T E N S E N ’ S BA K E R Y

the sweet heart of Solvang

It’s been forty years since the Frausto family began operating Mortensen’s Bakery in the heart of Solvang. The family bought the business from the original eponymous Danish owner in 1976 and has been sticking to his classic old-world recipes ever since. Here at the delicious intersection of buttery pastry and sweet fillings, traditional glass cases display rack after rack of fantastic pastries. There are strudels, Danish butter rings (the classic coffee cake with custard and almond paste), nut horns, Napoleons, eclairs, apple turnovers, raspberrycream-cheese Danish, blueberry Danish, apple Danish, cinnamon rolls, Florentines, butter cookies, macaroons, petit fours, Danish dessert waffles, cakes and quite a lot more. They ship everything, so if you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment to Christmas-morning coffee, have a pretzel-shaped kringel delivered to your door, pop it into the freezer and then simply reheat it on the big day. Everything is baked on site in the original kitchen, and there are plenty of tables where you can relax with the perfect match: a freshly baked pastry and a cappuccino, latté, or hot chocolate. And because Mortensen’s is open every day except Christmas, this is one bakery you can be sure will never “flake out” on you.

1588 MISSION DRIVE, SOLVANG 805.688.8373 • MORTENSENSBAKERY.COM


Since 1971, Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop has been offering award-winning delights, made with the traditional family recipes of fourthgeneration Danish baker Bent Olsen. The Solvang Bakery owned by the Halme family, specializes in gingerbread houses, cakes and a delectable selection of other baked goods. Mortensen’s Danish Bakery has been family owned and operated for 46 years and offers pastries, butter cookies and specialty coffee drinks. Try Birkholm’s Bakery & Café and Danish Mill Bakery as well. Don’t miss the authentic Danish chocolates made on-site at Ingeborg’s. Wine tasting and touring is a memorable and definitely not-to-bemissed experience in Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley. Planted, nurtured and harvested with exceptional care, local grapes are crafted into award-winning wines that are sipped and savored world-wide. Most of the 120+ wineries in the vicinity are small boutique operations family-owned and operated. Stroll through vibrant vineyards or visit tastings rooms in town to sip, swirl and savor the flavors. In downtown Solvang, more than 20 tasting rooms and wine bars are just steps apart making for convenient sipping and swirling. SEVTAP, the 2015 California Tourism’s Winery of the Year, is located in Solvang’s Hamlet Square. The Oscar-winning 2004 movie Sideways shot on location here helped plant Solvang and surrounding areas firmly on the wine scene. Wine tasting events abound during the year so be sure to visit www. SolvangUSA.com for complete details. The saying that “it takes a lot of beer to make great wine” is true around these parts. Solvang Brewing Company is located in a completely restored windmill, has tastings in view of the barrels, a bar/restaurant and nightly entertainment. Valley Brewers in Solvang supports burgeoning home brewers with supplies and classes and their new Back Room for tastings. Enjoy beer tasting flights at Wandering Dog and The Good Life among others.

be our guest

at hotel corque

Come stay and relax at our luxury boutique hotel in the heart of wine country, near charming Solvang shops,

FAMILY PLAYTIME

galleries, wineries and Chumash Casino Resort.

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 Skate Park) and the whimsical playground at Sunny Fields Park.

GET GOING, GET OUTSIDE An abundance of sun-drenched days and mild temps year-round make it a breeze to get outside and have fun around Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley. Golf in style at The River Course at The Alisal situated against a spectacular 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; and the Neal Taylor Nature Center for hands-on discovery of the environment. Visit local farm stands for fresh fare to fuel all your recreation.

Discover more Solvang info at www.solvangusa.com

400 Alisal Road, Solvang, California www.hotelcorque.com 805.686.8632 Hotel Corque is owned by the Santa Ynez band of Chumash Indians

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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, bigscreen TV sports and nightlife happenings year-round, visit www.SolvangUSA.com.

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 clock 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 or the national historic landmark 1804 Old Mission Santa Inés.

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Tasting room & picnic area open daily from 11–5pm

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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. In the summer, take in a PCPA performance at the acclaimed Solvang Festival Theater outdoors. Stay, play and relax another day in California’s “Little Denmark.”


local art scene Pavlov Art Gallery offers an exceptional selection of contemporary artwork by acclaimed local artist Chris Pavlov. Born in Macedonia, Pavlov spent much of his childhood riding his bike in the mountains, enjoying his grandmother’s cooking, and studying. His parents, both medical doctors, spurred his natural passion for seeking to understand the world around him and human psyche. In his life, artwork has become his outlet and tool to explore the principles of nature and express the knowledge he’s gained from his degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. If you are lucky enough to stop by when Pavlov is in the gallery, you might be treated to an engaging academic conversation. In addition to original paintings, the gallery also offers a large collection of fine art prints and impressive ceramic works by various guest artists. Pavlov Art Gallery is a compelling space where beauty, art, and philosophy collide and thrive. 1608 Copenhagen Drive, Suite C • 805.686.1080 • pavlovgallery.com VISITSYV.COM

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Lions Peak VineyardS A pride of award-winning wines

If you are looking for quality, small lot, hand crafted 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, but to fully experience the diverse range of the excellent portfolio, try one of the four flights offered daily. Select a menu including a gold and silver award winning red flight, a red or white flight, or 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


Fresh Californian Fare Local Wine Tailored Catering

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 that reflect the fascinating, rich multicultural 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. 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. 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 43rd year in 2017 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 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

Distinctive European Style. Superior Hospitality. Wake up to a free hot breakfast. Relax in our boutique spa. Enjoy a locally crafted vintage in our Wine Bar and a delicious dinner in our distinctive Bistro Restaurant. All just steps from Solvang shopping and more.

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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 Rundetaarn (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)

5. Discover Danish & American culture at local museums: Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, The Wildling, Hans Christian Andersen, Vintage Motorcycle, Old Mission Santa Inés, plus Amber Museum & Hall of the Danes 6. Enjoy international and wine-country

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 a tour by Trolley or Segway or on foot; 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)

1608 COPENHAGEN DRIVE SUITE C, SOLVANG • 805.686.1080 • PAVLOVGALLERY.COM

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GREEK SO REAL IT’S

For eight years, Petros Benekos has been preparing his signature HellenicCalifornia cuisine at Petros Los Olivos, in the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn. Now the widely traveled chef-owner, who was born in Greece, grew up in Italy, and began his culinary journey as a teenager working in the Greek Isles, Monaco, Cannes and Crete, is relocating. His highly regarded restaurant - one of four in Southern California - will open January 1 in Solvang. In Petros’ HellenicCalifornia cuisine, “Hellenic” refers to the authenticity of the Greek dishes he serves, in distinction to Greek restaurants. That may also serve Arabic dishes, such as hummus. The “California” part refers to dishes like the lamb tacos, which, Petros notes, marry “the best of Greece and the best of California.” The produce comes from Petros’ own farm, while the olives, olive oil, Epirus feta and other pantry essentials are imported from Greece. Phyllo, yogurt, dips, sauces and dressings are made daily, and the food is modeled on Petros’ mother’s cooking. The menu dives deep into genuine Greek food, with moussaka, souvlaki, saganaki, spanakopita, tzatziki, fresh fish, a New York steak with Romano beans, and a fetacrusted Colorado rack of lamb topped with tomato olive jus. If you’re ready for something real and true, try Petros. 487 Atterdag Road, Solvang 805.686.5455 petrosrestaurant.com VISITSYV.COM

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The Solvang

Wine & Beer Trail

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

Wine & Beer Walk every Third Wednesday year round www.solvang3rdwednesday.com WANDERING DOG WINE BAR LOST POINT WINERY LIONS PEAK WINERY

SANTE WINE BAR & LOUNGE

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2. CARIVINTÂS WINERY - award-winning wine in a casual, inviting atmosphere. Beautiful labels, and charitable aspects of the winery are equally enticing. Canines and kids welcome! 476 First Street, 805.693.4331, carivintas.com 3. 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

8. LOST POINT WINERY - family-owned winery offers local wines paired with sweeping Valley views from the second floor of the historic Alisal Windmill. 436 Alisal Road, 805.350.8645, lostpointwinery.com 9. 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

4. 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

10. LUCKY DOGG WINERY - winemaker Brent Melville handcrafts about 1000 cases a year, including 15 different award-winning varietals - Syrah, Pinot Noir , Sparkling, and Rose. Dog and kid friendly. 1607 Mission Drive, Suite 102, 805.691.9774, luckydoggwinery.com

5. DASCOMB CELLARS - family owned boutique winery, cheese pairings, comfortable seating, and a warm & friendly staff. 1659 Copenhagen Drive - Suite B, 805.691.9175, dascombcellars.com

11. ROYAL OAKS - enjoy sweet & dry wine tastings paired with chocolates; live music, outside patio and open daily. 1582 Mission Drive 805.693.1740, royaloakswinery.com

6. THE GOOD LIFE CRAFT BEER & WINE CELLAR - retail bottle shop & bar, local, boutique wines and California craft beer , cheese platters, small bites , and live music, and special events in a cozy, underground cellar. 1672 Mission Drive, 805.688.7111, thegoodlifecellar.com

12. 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

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

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13. SEVTAP WINERY - award-winning Bordeaux style red, white, sparkling, and dessert wines, live music and fun Trivia Nights. 1622 Copenhagen Drive, 805.693.9200, sevtapwinery.com

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14. SOLVANG BREWING COMPANY - where Danish tradition, the finest craft beers and delicious food come together. Open late. 1547 Mission Drive, 805.688.2337, solvangbrewing.com 15. 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 Drive, 805.688.1717, sortthisoutcellars.com 16. THE OLIVE HOUSE - wine and olive tasting and pairing, home of Twenty Mile Wines and Los Olivos Olive Oils. 1661 Mission Drive, 805.686.5159, olivehouse.com 17. TOCCATA - taste estate-grown varietals; Pinot Grigio, Malvasia Bianca, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Moscato, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, and “Toccata”, our super Tuscan blend in the warm "Tuscan" tasting room. 1665 Copenhagen Drive, 805.686.5506, llwine.com 18. WANDERING DOG WINE BAR - experience many different styles of wine and beer from both local and global producers, tastings, flights, glasses, shrub cocktails, gourmet cheese and charcuterie platters. 1539C Mission Drive, 805.686.9126, wanderingdogwinebar.com

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MORE EAT/DRINK 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 Grow Meats, and daily delivered local Santa Barbara Fish Market seafood, in a relaxed fine dining setting. 451 Second Street 805.697.7082, AlysByAlebru.com BACON & BRINE Chef Pink is responsible for the smokey pork goodness and her partner Courtney Rae is the health-forward fermented food goddess - both committed to truly using all local, organic vegetables and grass fed, pasture raised animals.

• 3 floors of exhibits • Gift store • • Art activities daily • Classes • • Kids are free •

1622 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.8809, BaconAndBrine.com

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Bit O' Denmark Featuring Danish/American food and large smorgaasbord daily. 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

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

1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang Tel: 805.686.1211

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Copenhagen Sausage Garden A new outdoor beer garden featuring ales on tap and 11 family-made sausages as well as periodic live entertainment. 1660 Copenhagen Dr., 805.350.2728, CSG-Solvang.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. 409 First Street, 805.688.1703, FirstAndOak.com Fresco Valley Café Creative, made-from-scratch fare using local/organic items for salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts at lunch and dinner. Beer & wine plus indoor and outdoor patio dining. 442 Atterdag Road, 805.688.8857, FrescoValleyCafe.com

HUMMINGBIRD CAFE Located in Atterdag Square, serving Island Caribbean cuisine with vegan options available. Open 11-5, closed Wednesday. 453 Atterdag Rd, 805.403.7100


Ingeborg's Danish Chocolates Since 1961, using authentic old-world recipes for handmade chocolates, decadent confections made onpremises. Plus gift shop and old-time ice-cream parlor, too! 1679 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.5612, Ingeborgs.com

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 LOST POINT WINERY & TASTING ROOM Creating small-batch Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and eclectic red blends since 1996 and since 2015, experienced in the new tasting room on the second floor of a historic windmill. 436 Alisal Road, 805.350.8645, LostPointWinery.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 wines including Bordeaux, Rhône, Burgundy and Italian varietals. Co-founded by 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 (food & wine in Danish) overlooks a lovely courtyard garden and features seasonal ingredients from the California Central Coast, with wine-country cuisine 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,

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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. 1531 Mission Drive,

805.688.2867, PaulasPancakeHouse.com

PETROS Greek born chef/owner Petros Benekos serves up his signature Hellenic-California cuisine. Phyllo, yogurt, dips, sauces and dressings are made daily, from farm fresh produce and the highest quality imports from Greece. 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 VISITSYV.COM

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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 SEVTAP WINERY TASTING ROOM

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Taste intriguing wines that won owner/wine maker Ertugrul “Art” Sevtap the California Travel Assoc. "2015 Winery of the Year.” Festive tasting room is open late five nights a week. 1622 Copenhagen Drive, 805.693.9200, SevtapWinery.com

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

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1547 Mission Dr., 805.688.2337, SolvangBrewing.com

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

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

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

Hellenic - Californian Cuisine | Fresh, top quality ingredients | Imported cheeses, olive oil, honey & wine from Greece | Fresh, organic produce from our farms in Los Olivos

THE GOOD LIFE CRAFT BEER & WINE CELLAR Wide selection of California craft beers and small production wines from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles; edibles and accessories in this retail shop and bar. Enjoy selections in the cozy atmosphere with friendly hospitality. 1672 Mission Drive, 805.688.7111, TheGoodLifeCellar.com

Toccata Wines A fun and relaxed wine tasting experience featuring estate grown traditional Italian varietals and shop an Old World marketplace for gourmet foods, art and wine-related items. 1665 Copenhagen Dr., 805.686.5506, LLWine.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. Frequent special events abound. 1539-C Mission Dr., 805.686.9126,

WanderingDogWineBar.com

MORE SEE + SHOP + DO THE COPENHAGEN HOUSE Where contemporary Denmark meets traditional Solvang. 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

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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. Gallery hosts changing exhibitions of art as well as classes and special events. 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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GYPSY STUDIOS A full-service art studio on wheels. “Painting in the Vineyard” events are 2-hour sessions combining scenic views, local wines and the chance to create a personal art piece. Private events welcomed. 805.990.2105, GypsyStudiosArt.com 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. Also featured are carefully selected collections of artisan 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 53rd year in 2017 and its 43rd season in Solvang from June through September. Sit under the stars in the 700-seat open-air Solvang Festival 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

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.

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

1659 COPENHAGEN SUITE A, SOLVANG, CA 805.693.5466 - www.lionspeakwine.com

453 Atterdag Rd., 805.688.8899, SegwaySolvang.com

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

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SOLVANG FESTIVAL THEATER Enjoy live performing arts under the stars in an outdoor theater in the heart of Solvang. From concerts to PCPA’s stellar performances each summer to a scary haunted house at Halloween, there’s something for everyone. 420 Second St., 805.686.1789, SolvangFestivalTheater.org

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 Opened in May 2014 by mom/daughter team Laura and Kristine Hanberg, discover Santa Ynez Valley style with high-quality classic, beautiful fun-to-wear clothing at affordable prices. 1603 Copenhagen Drive #4, 805.686.4358,

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WILDLING MUSEUM “Where art and nature meet” -- 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 of handcrafted items. 1511-B 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

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

1518 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA • www.solvanginnandcottages.com 805.688.4702 or 800.848.8484 VISITSYV.COM

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ROYAL COPENHAGEN INN Old World Charm and Hospitality

Located in the heart of Solvang, just steps from village shops, bakeries, restaurants, and tasting rooms. 49 Spacious Rooms & Loft Suites

Complimentary Continental Breakfast Daily

Midweek Discounts & Group Rates Available Year-Round Outdoor Heated Pool Pets Welcome

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SOLVANG IS A EUROPEAN-STYLE DESTINATION IDEALLY SITUATED FOR GROUP MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS FROM SEVEN TO 700. IN THIS MILD YEAR-ROUND climate, dozens of lodging properties and one-of-kind venues offer banquet/meeting rooms and outdoor areas for groups. 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 space 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 41 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, the new 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


MoRTENSEN’S DANISH BAKERY Family owned and operated 1588 Mission Drive, Solvang • 805.688.8373 mortensensbakery.com

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“Sweet on Solvang” experience where groups can learn how to make treats from a fourth-generation 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 800.468.6765 or 805.688.6144, www.SolvangUSA.com

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

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

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WELCOME The Santa Ynez Valley, six great towns with distinct personalities.

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

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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MAP Explore the endless possibilities the

Santa Ynez Valley has

to offer to find the best food, shopping and fun.

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

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ABOUT THE COVER Shot at Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard, "Sandspit" courtesy of Vino Vaqueros horseback riding; model Shannon Decker; photography by Brian Leahy. Dress and bracelets, Allora by Laura; fringed vest, Outpost Trading Company; dark necklace and ring, Avec Moi Décor; long beaded necklace, Wildflower Women For the details, go to page 44.

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VALLEY GIRL STYLE

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GOLFING

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NIGHTLIFE

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GETTING AROUND AND VISITOR VITALS

Breathtaking scenery, romantic venues and plentiful accommodations add up to memorable events

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Located in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country is the Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton/ Santa Ynez. A stylish, comfortable hotel situated among the rolling hills and large oak trees of the Santa Ynez Valley.

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World renowned cycling through golden rolling hillsides and vineyards Craft brews and artisanal spirits find a place among the vines in the SYV Gaming, dancing, theatre, fine dining and live music after the sun goes down A guide to the Valley's most exciting annual and seasonal happenings Get out and explore all of the ways to play in the Valley

Transportation, touring, vitals, event planning and more

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(Known for its fine Equestrian Estates & Vineyards) See the video at https://vimeo.com/180898489. Gated, Private +/- acres, 2 legal residences, barns, pool and arenas. Room for vines. Offered at $2,195,000

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Walk to town - Close to schools and services. Gorgeous Custom Pool. 3 bedroom, 3 bath. 3 car garage with finished upstairs.

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Call for an agent ~ Office ~ 805.691.9435 Kris Johnston, Broker Kris@KrisJohnston.com 1090 Edison St., Santa Ynez www.CentralCoastLandmarkProperties.com


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SANTA YNEZ VALLEY Endless P o ssibilities

THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY HAS BEEN A HORN OF PLENTY TO LOCAL INHABITANTS FOR MORE THAN A DOZEN MILLENNIA. THE CHUMASH INDIANS WERE THE FIRST TO EARN A LIVING FROM THIS FRUITFUL PLACE, WHICH IS FRAMED BY THE SAN RAFAEL MOUNTAINS ON THE NORTH AND THE SANTA YNEZ Mountains

on the south, with the Santa Ynez River meandering on its east-west path to the sea. Spanish, Mexican, American and Danish inhabitants came in turn, raising cattle and sheep and planting crops and fruit orchards. In the past twenty years, wine has become the leading crop, thanks to ideal growing conditions characterized by cool, foggy nights and warm, sunny days. Dozens of microclimates within the valley’s five American Viticultural Areas provide ideal growing conditions. The valley also yields outstanding organic produce, honey, lavender, boutique olive oils, and on the numerous thoroughbred horse ranches, prize equine stock graze in fields studded with deep-green oak trees, beneath broad stands of manzanita-sage chaparral. 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. The more northerly stop is Los Alamos, which is technically separated from the Santa Ynez Valley proper by the Santa Rita Hills. Never mind, because you’d be hard-pressed to find any town with more cool businesses selling more sophisticated comestibles than “Little L.A.” has on its one 200 yard-long commercial strip. The recently coined nickname for the former stagecoach stop 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,

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quirky restaurants, wine tasting rooms, a bakery, a tap room and more. This new gastro-center is attracting foodies from far and wide, and many are staying the night. 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. Lately, the town has evolved to include a pleasing mix of styles ranging from down home to country chic to urban-influenced wine-country cool. The tiny burg of Ballard, situated midway between Los Olivos and Santa Ynez, also began life as a stagecoach stop and has since become a highly prized bedroom community. As the appealing setting for the Ballard Inn and Restaurant, and little else, it’s the perfect place to disappear for a couple of days while still having easy access to any valley attraction. If you do come, don’t miss a short walk 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. A couple of miles south, Santa Ynez is a tiny town that offers an array of attractions. 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 featuring country rock on weekend afternoons, as well as farm-totable restaurants serving upscale Mexican, perfected traditional Italian, and contemporary American winecountry cuisine. And with several low-key hotels and inns here, just a few miles from Solvang, it makes a great base camp for daily strikes all over the valley. Solvang, of course, 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 Solvang settlers are still prevalent, as are Danish festivals and fraternal organizations, halftimbered buildings, decorative windmills, Danish sausages, Danish pastries and the ever-popular aebleskiver. No one leaves Solvang without digging in to a plate of the sweet, delightfully diet-busting little spheres topped with raspberry jam and dusted with powdered sugar. A couple of miles west of Solvang, unexpected surprises await in Buellton. On the unpromisingly named Industrial Way, you can visit a huge wine enterprise, a fantastic brewery and brewpub, a craft distillery and a fine restaurant within a Frisbee throw of each other. Settle in here near the Santa Ynez River for some easygoing wine-country fun. As for the Chumash, they’ve come full circle, working to preserve their culture while generating income from their lively lux hotel-casino. Spending time there or anywhere else in the valley, you quickly come to know what the tribe has known for some 13,000 years: the Santa Ynez Valley provides. 16

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NESTLED IN THE STA. RITA HILLS, BUELLTON IS ONE of the fastest growing cities in the region. Long known for worldfamous split pea soup and now on THE RADAR OF SERIOUS BEVERAGE AFICIONADOS who come to imbibe not only wine, but awardwinning craft beer and premium spirits as well. Several top tier breweries, the largest custom crush wine facility between Los Angeles and San Francisco and the first craft distillery in Santa Barbara County, are putting this valley destination on the map. There are many great restaurant options to choose from, particularly along Industrial Way. In the middle of town, tucked away on a little side street is a unique museum, which houses one of the West Coast’s largest petroliana collections, including gasoline pumps, globes, and porcelain gas, oil and road signs. The impressive collection also includes race cars, racing memorabilia, license plates and other interesting antiques. Buellton is home to the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden, a 2 ½ acre site, which highlights plants native to the Santa Ynez River watershed. Perhaps you have seen the Academy Award-winning movie, Sideways? Along with a few talented actors, the film co-starred the Santa Ynez Valley and the popular Buellton restaurant, The Hitching Post II.


STAY Country Lane Motel 412 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.4181 Flying Flags RV Resort 180 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.3716 Hampton Inn 600 McMurray Road • 805.686.0988 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 Sleepy Hollow Motel 550 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.6638

EAT/DRINK

Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana

A-RU Sushi 225 McMurray Road • 805.686.9001 Alfresco Picnic 225 McMurray Road • 805.245.2864 Alma Rosa 181 Industrial Way • 805.688.9090 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 Martellotto Wine Productions 100 Los Padres Way • 619.567.9244 Mosby Winery & Vineyard 9496 Santa Rosa Road • 805.688.2415 Pea Soup Andersen's 376 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.5581 Pence Ranch 1909 West Hwy 246 • 805.735.7000 Savoir Faire Wine Tours savoirfairewinetours.com • 805.350.8235 Standing Sun Winery 92 Second Street Unit D • 805.904.8072 Terravant Winery Restaurant 35 Industrial Way • 805.686.4742

SEE/SHOP 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 OstrichLand USA

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It all began nearly 150 years ago, in 1875 when Rufus T. Buell came to the Santa Ynez Valley and purchased a portion of the San Carlos de Jonata Ranch. He established a general store, post office, bunkhouses, a blacksmith shop and family homes. Eventually Mr. Buell bought the entire ranch and during a drought period, sold 10,000 acres of it to the Santa Ynez Land and Development Company. Settlers soon followed and the area blossomed, but it was not until 1920 when a United States Post Office was opened that the town was officially named. Strategically located at what was once the crossroads of state highways 101 and 246, Buellton thrived as automobile traffic grew, bringing car-loads of travelers right through town and up the main street, Avenue of the Flags. Although the busy freeway was moved to its current location in the 1960s, visitors still come to Buellton to experience the food and wine scene as well as the libations and lodging possibilities. BUELLTON 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 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

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Campground. Minors must be accompanied by adults. 35th Annual Vintners Festival grand tasting: This event held at River View Park is the largest tasting of Santa Barbara County wines of the year, with over 120 wineries, more than thirty food purveyors, regional artists, live music, and more. For a complete listing of events, go to pages 56 & 57. MORE EAT + DRINK ALFRESCO PICNIC Enjoy a wine country picnic without the work -artisan sandwiches, farm fresh salads, gourmet cheeses, fresh baguettes, fruit, olives – all made from natural, organic, seasonal ingredients. Lunches are available for SYV hotel deliveries or pick-up. 225 McMurray Road, 805.245.2864, AlfrescoPicnic.com

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, 805.688.9090, AlmaRosaWinery.com

Ascendant Spirits A boutique distillery, handcrafting small batch artisanal spirits. 37 Industrial Way #103, 805.691.1000, AscendantSpirits.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

Starting Gate Restaurant & 555 Enjoy a breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner, wood fired-pizza, local wines, micro brews, a full bar, and big screen televisions for news and sports. 555 McMurray Road (Located in the SYV Marriott), 805.688.1000, SYVMarriott.com


Firestone Walker Taproom & Barrelworks Brew house bistro cooking and award-winning Firestone Walker beers. The Barrelworks tasting room features beers from the wild ale program and one-off 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. 406 East 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, producing very small lots from some of the region’s most highly acclaimed vineyards. 157 West Highway 246, 805.688.9400, KenBrownWines.com

LORING WINE COMPANY A small winery in Lompoc with 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

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.

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9496 Santa Rosa Road, 805.688.2415, MosbyWines.com

LOCAL WINERIES

Pea Soup AndersEn’s

FRESH, ORGANIC

Known by generations of travelers for their world-famous split pea soup, this family friendly restaurant also serves up complete home-style meals. 376 Avenue of Flags,

& LOCAL PRODUCE

805.688.5581, PeaSoupAndersens.net

OPEN 11AM - 9PM DAILY

PeNCE 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

Standing Sun Winery Standing Sun is an industrial winery and tasting room set right in the middle of the winery, also a stage for touring bands from across the country, and a modern art gallery showcasing international pop artists, a formula for what Standing Sun delivers... Wine Art Music! 92 Second Street # D, 805.691.9413, StandingSunWines.com

THE MOST

UNIQUE & INNOVATIVE WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE IN CALIFORNIA.

LIVE MUSIC

THURSDAY - SATURDAY

CALL FOR DINING, TASTING OR TOURS

805.686.4742 35 INDUSTRIAL WAY BUELLTON, CA | 93247 www.avantwines.com

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FIRESTONE WALKER BARRELWORKS the New Old World of Brewing

One of the most unique corners of the ever-expanding U.S. microbrewery universe awaits at the Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Buellton. Here, you can step into the mainstream Taproom, a great place for excellent pub faire and a dozen or so Firestone craft beers on tap. But things get really interesting in the adjacent Barrelworks, which offers 3-ounce tastes of some of the most diverse, interesting, idiosyncratic small-batch beers you’ll ever taste. Each of the 15 or so rotating beers on tap is made in the “sour” Lambic style, which has been associated with Brussels, Belgium, for hundreds of years. The “wild ales” are fermented slowly using wild yeast strains and then aged for up to 48 months in oak wine barrels. The barrels host favorable bacteria and other beer-friendly living entities - “that produce esters and acids that you don’t find in other beers and add flavor and character,” says master blender Jim Crooks. On weekends, you can walk through the barrel rows. Some have a wine-like essence with almost no effervescence. Others are Champagne-like, pink and flavored with raspberries. Others offer citrus notes and cereal tones. Among the “strong ales,” don’t miss “Velvet Merkin,” with its robust flavors of coffee and chocolate. Welcome to the brave new world of old-world brewing. 620 MCMURRAY ROAD

805.350.7385 • FIRESTONEBEER.COM

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sanford winery & vineyards

eat, stay & play

flying flags rv resort & campground

in santa barbara wine country www.visitbuellton.com

figueroa mountain brewing co.

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Terravant Winery Restaurant Overlooking the Santa Ynez River on one end and the winemaking works on the other, this restaurant's local-centric tapas-style fare with 52 wines on tap available by the half or full glass takes the wine pairing options to a whole new level. 35 Industrial Way, 805.686.4742, AvantWines.com

MORE SHOP + SEE Buellton Historical Society A collection of artifacts, ephemera, maps and photographs of the town. 376 Avenue of Flags, PeaSoupAndersens.net

Mendenhall Museum One of the West Coast’s largest petroliana collections, including gasoline pumps, globes, and porcelain gas, oil and road signs. 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)

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 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 River View Park) SantaYnezValleyBotanicGarden.com

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CULTURE AND CUISINE:

SANTA YNEZ

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Classic Old Western movie set or thriving Valley town, filled with a cornucopia of culinary delights, outstanding shopping and premium wine tasting? Santa YNEZ is obviously the latter, and so much more. While much of the region’s history lives on in this vintage township, in the form of periodstyle western building facades, Santa Ynez is firmly rooted in the present. The streets, with horse shoeembedded cross walks, are lined with fabulous clothing boutiques, luxury home stores, quaint coffee shops, bakeries, a world-class casino, one of the last original, booming California saloons and a host of restaurants. If you are hungry, Santa Ynez is definitely the place to be! Choose from critically acclaimed farm to table regional fare, classic burgers, inspired Mexican food and magnificent margaritas, tasty Italian, fresh seafood and steaks. There is definitely something to satisfy a full range of taste buds or preferences. Santa Ynez was founded in 1882, after Bishop Francis Mora received Congressional approval to sell a large land parcel called College Ranch. The land was located just east of Mission Santa Inés and a mere mile from the historic San Marcos Pass stagecoach route, which traversed the Santa Ynez Mountains, between Santa Barbara and Los Olivos. Tracts of land sold for between $6 and $15 per acre. Although the fledgling town did not become the urban center its founders once hoped for, as the Southern Pacific Railroad bypassed Santa Ynez for a coastal route, it has blossomed into one of the Valley’s most inviting communities and continues to proudly serve the surrounding ranches, farms, residents and visitors to the region. The town’s historic roots are tended to at the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House.


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 Chumash Casino 3400 E. HWY 246 • 800.248.6274

Ladybug Boutique 3585 Sagunto St. • 805.693.8998

Mia Dennee's Interior Design and Furniture 3569 Sagunto St. • 805.686.0842

Outpost Trading Company 3547 Sagunto St. • 805.686.5588

Sage The area’s rich and colorful history comes alive at this surprisingly engaging and memorable museum, as it tells the story of the Santa Ynez Valley and the five small towns that make up the area. It is also home to one of the finest collections of authentic horsedrawn vehicles to be found in the entire West - the kind of vehicles that opened the West to modern civilization in the days when "horse-power" meant just that. Come and experience the relaxed small-town charm, natural beauty and cultural history of this Valley town that adds another special dimension to the wine country experience.

1095 Edison St. • 805.688.0955

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum 3596 Sagunto St. • 805.688.7889

Sky's The Limit 3432 Railway Ave. • 760.525.6313

Vino Vaqueros 2178 Mora Avenue • 805.944.0493

EAT/DRINK Baker's Table 3563 Numancia St. • 805.688.4856

Bridlewood Estate Winery 3555 Roblar Avenue, 805.688.9000

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

Eleven Wine Lounge 3544 Sagunto St. • 805.688.0033

Grassini Family Vineyards 805.897.3366

Kalyra Winery 343 N. Refugio Road • 805.693.8864

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 Willows 3400 E. HWY 246 • 805.686.0855

Trattoria Grappolo

experience the relaxed small-town charm, natural beauty and cultural history of this Valley town.

3687 Sagunto St. • 805.688.6899

Vincent Vineyards 2370 N. Refugio Road • 805.691.4200

The Vineyard House 3631 Sagunto St. • 805.688.2886 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.

R an c h M e n ’ s S t o re Hard Working, Playing Hard and Looking Good

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


FESTIVALS

55th Annual Old Santa Ynez Day (June) the town celebrates with a street fair, parade, 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 33Rd Annual Vaquero Show & Sale (November) 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, 3596 Sagunto Street, 805.688.7889.

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MORE EAT + DRINK BrIDLEWOOD ESTATE WINERY Winemaker Matt Steel, sources the best grapes from the Central Coast to create bold and flavorful signature blends. Enjoy daily tastings in the intimate tasting room or a picnic in the sunny courtyard. 3555 Roblar Avenue, 805.688.9000,

FRYE MINDY BURR JEWELRY KUHL LOVE SAM PENDLETON WESTERN ANTLER DESIGNS JANESSA LEON 27 MILES MALIBU

Outpost

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Trading Company

BridlewoodEstateWinery.com

3547 SAGUNTO STREET SANTA YNEZ 805.686.5588

Brother’s RESTAURANT AT THE RED BARN Every detail of this restaurant exudes the essence of the Santa Ynez Valley including the food (delicious), ambiance (casual and rustic) and service (excellent). 3539 Sagunto Street, 805.688.4142, BrothersRedBarn.com

Carr VINEYARDS AND WINERY Sourced from Santa Barbara County Vineyards and made in a traditional winemaking style to capture the essence of the grape varietal and region. Each vineyard is meticulously farmed to produce low yields, hand harvested and farmed using only organic practices. The working tasting room has an open floor with a u-shaped bar made with recycled oak barrels and booths for you to enjoy wine tastings, wines by the glass, and wine on tap. 3563 Numancia Street, 805.688.5757,

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

CarrWinery.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 is filled with tequilas gives the restaurant a bit of a bang. 3544 Sagunto Street, 805.688.0033, DosCarlitosRestaurant.com

ELEVEN Wine Lounge This elegant bar features an impressive line-up of exotic international and local wines and beers, non-alcoholic offerings and fusions. Also indulge in the organic crudo bar and enjoy live music. 3640 Sagunto Street, 805.691.9134, ElevenWineLounge.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

Roblar winery Nestled in an oak tree-studded 40-acre vineyard with a

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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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Style GUEST EDITOR

Lynda Baxis

From decor to fashion and more, Lynda Baxis, owner of Outpost Trading Company, shares the essential elements for capturing the essence of Santa Ynez Valley Style. Outpost Trading Company is an SYV lifestyle gallery filled with a beautifully curated mix of merchandise - clothing for women and men, jewelry, home decor, art, shoes and accessories - all with a distinct focus on quality and design.

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1. “These pewter saddle napkin rings are so detailed, like tiny sculptures, and they’re a nice nod to the equestrian culture here in the SYV.”

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2. “You can’t go wrong with a tonal table scape. I love to layer and mix rustic and glam elements for an unforgettable look.” 3. “A little touch of Bohemian jewelry, like this ‘statement’ necklace can top off the most basic outfit and make it something special.”

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4. “It’s always a good idea to have a hat on hand to provide instant shade in the Valley and besides who doesn’t look instantly chic in a classic fedora?” 5. “Try a mix of textures and prints for effortless Valley style. And don’t forget to layer for our warm days and clear cool nights.”

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6. “Heeled booties, like these fabulous suede beauties from Frye, offer a sophisticated take on classic western wear.” 7. “These gorgeous glass decanters with pewter stoppers bring a practical touch of whimsy to the table.” 3547 SAGUNTO STREET SANTA YNEZ 805.686.5588 Instagram: outpost_tradingco


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

Sunstone VINEYARDS AND WINERY Sunstone Vineyards and Winery is a beautifully 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

SY KITCHEN Offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in any of the three rooms of their Italian-inspired CA farmhouse. 1110 Faraday St. 805.691.9794, SYKitchen.com

The Baker’s Table Artisan breads, flaky croissants, everything from sandwich to salads, each item is a work of art. 3563 Numancia St., 805.688.4856, TheBakers-Table.com

The Willows (Chumash Casino) A Four Diamond rated restaurant, specializing in prime steaks and seafood, with an extensive selection of local and imported wines. 3400 East Highway 246, 805.686.0855, ChumashCasino.com

TratTORIA GrapPOLO

3630 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez ranchmensstore.com 805.350.8959

The right combination of great food, a family-style atmosphere, and impeccable service, serving their most creative and authentic Italian dishes with gusto. 3687 Sagunto Street, 805.688.6899, TrattoriaGrappolo.com

VINCENT VINEYARDS Known for estate grown and bottled Bordeaux varietals and expansive outdoor terrace and well-appointed bar. Relax and enjoy exquisite views of the vineyard covered estate and Santa Ynez mountains. 2370 N. Refugio Road, 805.691.4200, VincentVineyards.com

MORE SEE + SHOP 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

LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL WINES FUSION COCKTAILS CRAFT BREWS CRUDO BAR LIVE MUSIC

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 down-to-earth apparel and lifestyle store offers a diverse range of goods, from classic brands to under-theradar fresh collections, including everything from button down shirts and stylish denim to duck cloth workwear and hunting knives. 3630 Sagunto St. A-3, Santa Ynez, 805.350.8959, RanchMensStore.com

Outpost Trading Company A life-style gallery featuring exclusive on-trend and classic clothing, exquisite jewelry, hand-hewn custom furniture, fine art, unique gifts and home items and much more. 3547 Sagunto Street, 805.686.5588

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical 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

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LOS OLIVOS

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once a bustling stagecoach and railroad stop, Los Olivos is now a thriving community, filled with outstanding restaurants, beautiful art galleries, lively wine tasting rooms and fabulous shopping. Located just off of the scenic highway 154 (which runs from Santa Barbara over San Marcos Pass), this historic town is surrounded by golden rolling hills, horse ranches, acres of vineyards, weathered oak and of course olive trees - all features that have come to define the Santa Ynez Valley. While rich with old California history, today’s Los Olivos is well established as a must-stop for wine lovers, foodies, art and antique collectors, and savvy shoppers. Los Olivos was once not much more than a welcome stop along the stagecoach route, which ran from San Francisco to San Diego. The Overland Coast Line Stage Station was established in Ballard, just south of Los Olivos in 1861. This along with the impending arrival of the Pacific Coast Railway, prompted an Italian-Swiss immigrant named Felix Mattei to build a hotel and restaurant in 1887, in order to accommodate weary rail and stage coach travelers. In 1887, land auctions were held and this tiny, yet vital village was born. Its namesake was inspired by a parcel of around 157 acres of land, over looking Alamo Pintado Creek, which sold for eight thousand dollars to Albany, New York native, Alden March Boyd. The recent transplant subsequently planted five thousand olive trees on the property and named it Rancho De Los Olivos, thus giving the town its name.


Stay Fess Parker Wine Country Inn 2860 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7788

Eat Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe 2879 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7265

The Bear and Star

(opening Spring of 2017)

2860 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7788

Sides Hardware and Shoes 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.4820

Stafford Famous Chocolates 2902 San Marcos Avenue • 805.688.2893

DRINK Artiste 2948 Grand Avenue, 805.686.2626

Barbieri Wines 2369 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.8882

Dragonette 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.693.0077

Figueroa Mountain Brewing PHOTO: KEVIN STEELE

2446 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.694.2252

Zinke 2366 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.691.9718

SHOP/SEE Avec Moi Decor 2906 Grand Avenue • 805.688.5700

The Boutique at Fess Parker 2860 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7788

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 2356 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.693.1951

Los Olivos General Store 2900 Grand Avenue • 805.688.8148 PHOTO: ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS

A stroll through Los Olivos reveals many of the original Victorian buildings and residences, most over one hundred years old and still occupied today. The WWI memorial flag pole monument, erected in April of 1918, at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Alamo Pintado Avenue, prominently marks the heart of the town. From there explore the many wine tasting rooms featuring local vintages from the surrounding vineyards. Or perhaps go to the source and hop on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, which begins in Los Olivos and winds north, through horse ranches and vine-covered acres, into the mountains. Don’t be deceived by the historical ambiance and Victorian aesthetic, as behind these historic doors, the offerings are distinctly modern and sophisticated - from elegant clothing and jewelry boutiques, antiques and art galleries to world-class wine tasting and gourmet dining, Los Olivos has something to offer the most discriminating visitors. Los Olivos hosts a variety of unique events and festivals throughout the year. If you love world class jazz, wine, gourmet food and supporting an organization that improves the lives of others, then the Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival is the event for you. Enjoy tastings

Los Olivos Limousine 3035 Figueroa Mountain Rd. • 805.245.1509

Romp 2928 San Marcos Ave. • 805.688.1071

Savannah Rose 2935 Grand Avenue • 805.693.1343

The Style Junction 2963 Grand Avenue • 213.400.2721

Wildflower Women 2920 Grand Avenue • 805.697.7377

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Experience the most intimate tasting room in Los Olivos Open daily from 11- 5pm 290 0 G ra nd Ave, Los O li vos 805 -688 - 8148 | w w w. losoli vosg e n e ra lsto re.com

from more than thirty wineries and gourmet hors d'oeuvres from local chefs. This tasty event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Los Olivos every June in Lavinia Campbell Park. For a dose of small town charm, check out the Annual Day in the Country, held every October for the past thirty-seven years. Indulge in the great food and family fun which defines the Los Olivos lifestyle. Enjoy musical performances, the tree lighting ceremony, luminaria adorned streets, and the smell of roasted walnuts wafting through the crisp winter air during the Olde Fashioned Christmas in Los Olivos (Dec.) This is definitely a romantic return to small town holiday celebration.

MORE EAT Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe Wine-country Mediterranean cuisine with an exceptional wine list with a ranking on Open Table's "top 100 wine lists in the country". 2879 Grand Avenue, 805.688.7265, WineMerchantCafe.com 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, BrothersRestaurant.com

MORE SHOP 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 Ave., 805.688.5700, facebook.com/AvecMoiDecorInc

First Street Leather Luxurious leather and fur jackets, coats, boots, shoes, sweaters, handbags and small leather goods for men and women, with first-rate customer service. 2434 Alamo Pintado, 805.688.7496, First-Street-Leather.com 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, pastels, collage, graphite drawings, photography, woodturning, clay, jewelry, 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 Hand-selected greeting cards, custom stationery, invitations, wrapping paper, ribbon, gifts & stationery. 2933 Grand Ave. #E, 805.325.9320, Honey-Paper.com Inez Galley Featuring contemporary art alongside a well-edited selection of fine-art jewelry and gifts. 2446 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.688.8884, VincentLovesInez.com 32

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Avec Moi Décor A PARISIAN OUTPOST IN THE HEART OF WINE COUNTRY

Q&A with Michele Power

Self-described Francophile and owner Michele Power gives us the scoop on her eclectic home/lifestyle boutique. What was the inspiration for bringing a little touch of Europe to Los Olivos? MP: I was a fashion designer for 30 years, traveled extensively in Europe and fell in love with France. I drew great inspiration from French decor and designers and of course the French women’s sense of fashion and flair for living life to its fullest. Tell us a bit about Avec Moi Décor and the meaning behind the fanciful store name. MP: During my travels in France, a bus passed by with the saying Avec Moi on the side. Just like Carrie from Sex and the City seeing herself on the bus as it passed by, it was like a déjà vu and hence my store name. Dreams do come true! In addition to decor items, antiques, books, women’s clothing, and accessories, what other goods do you offer? MP: I love finding artists that make interesting things. Many of them customize their work to fit whatever theme on which I’m working. In my men’s section, I have a show-stopping bar made from the front end of a 1957 vintage International truck. It was shipped all of the way from Texas and the headlights still work! How do you go about curating and editing the store inventory? What collections or items are exclusive to Avec Moi Décor? MP: We carry a lot of handcrafted items that are made especially for us - hand towels, lotions, candles, French-themed signs, and even key chains made from old silver spoons that say “Los Olivos, CA.” I shop many U.S. markets, and I love antique shows, where I find the most unique items and meet such creative people. What are you tempted to take home from the store right now? MP: I take one of everything home. I can’t resist anything! You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. My home is packed full; it looks like a store. I had a French wasp waist mannequin from 1908 shipped over from France, and I love it like it’s my baby! What else would you like for potential customers to know about Avec Moi Décor? MP: We have the most fantastic selection of wellpriced women’s clothing, and we love hats, jewelry, and accessories. Our unique collections appeal to a broad range of ages, and we are known for our cashmere ponchos in every color, as well as our scarves. They’re so soft and cozy you won’t want to take them off, and they make the perfect gift. For the men in your life, we have a great men’s section with the coolest hats and cashmere scarves. I could go on forever. We truly are a destination stop, a magical place, and we offer a shopping experience like none other. 2906 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos • 805.688.5700 facebook.com/AvecMoiDecorInc


“J. Woeste, for whimsical, original garden and indoor treasures.” —Town and Country Magazine

Lucy and Lady

"Then tourists in the Santa Ynez Valley for wine tasting started dropping by to explore and began telling friends about their discovery. And soon J. Woeste became a destination all by itself." —Sunset Magazine 2356 Alamo Pintado Ave • Los Olivos, CA 93441 • 805-693-1951 • www.jwoeste.com • info@jwoeste.com • Open daily 10-5

J Woeste 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

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 Ave., 805.688.8148, LosOlivosGeneralStore.com Romp Unique, exclusive handmade Italian footwear, including boots, booties, sexy sandals and shoes. Leather handbags, jewelry, and one of a kind wares from local artists. 2928 San Marcos Ave., 805.688.1071, RompShoes.com savannah rose by dennee’s The Dennee Family’s latest home decor venture is 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 Wendy Foster Classic coastal California clothing, including cashmere, denim, jewelry & accessories. Classic coastal California clothing, including cashmere, denim, jewelry & 2928 San Marcos Ave., 805.686.0110, WendyFoster.com 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 34

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MORE TASTING Andrew Murray Vineyards Tasting Room 2014 “Unplugged” Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Pinot Noir, 2013 Cabernet Franc. 2901-A Grand Avenue, 805.693.9644 and 5249 Foxen Canyon Road, 805.686.9604, AndrewMurrayVineyards.com

Artiste Winery and Tasting Room Pinot Syrah Blend, Bordeaux Blends, Super Tuscan blends. 2948 Grand Avenue, 805.686.2626, Artiste.com

BECKMEN VINEYARDS 2013 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah, 2013 Estate Grenache, 2013 Cuvee Le Bec. 2670 Ontiveros Road, 805.688.8664, BeckmenVineyards.com Brander Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc, au Naturel Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon. 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

Crawford family wines Small lot Garagiste style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 2477 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805.698.3889, CrawordFamilyWines.com

Daniel Gehrs Wines Fireside Port, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc. 2939 Grand Avenue, 800.275.8138, DanielGehrsWines.com

Demetria 2015 Grenache Rose, 2014 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills, 2014 Cuvee Constantine. 6701 Foxen Canyon Road, 805.686.2345, DemetriaEstate.com


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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,

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FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING CO. at the cottage FMB "101" Kolsch, Danish Red Lager, Hoppy Poppy IPA. 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805.694.2252, FigMtnBrew.com

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Firestone Vineyard LP 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Reisling, 2013 Chardonnay. 5017 Zaca Station Road, 805.688.3940, FirestoneWine.com

Kaena 2014 SYV Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 Grenache Terra Alta, 2014 Grenache Blanc. 2890 Grand Avenue, 805.688.4069, KaenaWine.com

Social and Event Stationery . Boutique

Los Olivos, California 805.325.9320 honey-paper.com photo: Mollie Crutcher Photography

Larner Vineyard and Winery 2011 Elemental GSM Blend, 2011 Estate Syrah, 2012 Estate Grenache. 2900 Grand Ave., 805.688.8148,

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

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Refugio Ranch Vineyards Barbareño, Ineseño, Tiradora. 2990 Grand Avenue, 805.688.5400, RefugioRanch.com

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Phone 805.688.5700 • info@avecmoidecor.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

Saarloos & Son's 2103 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Petite Syrah, 20113 GSM Family Tree. 2971 Grand Ave, 805.688.1200, SaarloosAndSons.com STORY OF SOIL Small batch Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc. By appointment only, 805.220.8248, IterWine.com Tercero Wines Mourverde Rose, Grenache Blanc, Red Grenache. 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave #104, 805.245.9584, TerceroWines.com

Tessa Marie Wines Sangiovese, Vermentino & Sparkling Vermentino. 2901 Grand Ave. 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

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Rustic Ranch 101 Guest Editor: Mia Dennee Murphy

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1. Decorative accent pillows can add a pop of color to liven up any space. Use different textures and shapes to add depth to your layers. 2. Varied wood textures will add a rustic farmhouse flare to any room. Lighter washed colors enhance the farmhouse atmosphere, while deeper rich tones with a decorative pattern add elegance to the rustic space. 3. A simple accessory of Araucana eggs can give the feeling of rural farm living to any room.

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4. Classic scents of Wild Rose and Honeysuckle encased in reusable tins are perfect accents or make ideal gifts. 5. Savannah Rose’s main showroom is layered with rustic farmhouse with an elegant flair nestled within. 6. A background of lighter washed tones gives a simple palette to work with, which can be enhanced with color, textures and unique lighting to give the rustic farmhouse feeling to any space.

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Savanna Rose offers the best in farmhouse style living, including unique furniture, decor, accessories and gift items. This latest Los Olivos design/retail venture from 3rd generation designer Mia Dennee Murphy sprang from her desire to incorporate a different look into her design work and showcase a casual style that reflects the surrounding area. Her original SYV showroom, Dennee’s of Santa Ynez and Savannah Rose both have workrooms and offer a full range of design services. 2935 GRAND AVENUE LOS OLIVOS 805.693.1343

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E11EVEN TASTING ROOM ANDREW MURRAY WINES

los olivos

Small Town

CONSILIENCE, TRE ANELLI AND MARIANELLO

big taste

Park, stroll, taste. It's that easy to discover and explore a diverse range of world-class local wines in Los Olivos. From rich and delicous Estate Grown Pinot Noir, to classic Santa Barbara County Chardonnay and bubbly Rose, these top tasting rooms showcase the best of the SYV.

THE BUBBLE SHACK

REFUGIO RANCH VINEYARDS

ARTISTE - Experience a perfect pairing of wine and art at this winery, gallery, and tasting studio where guests are encouraged to get their creative juices flowing and paint on community canvases while tasting some of the most avant-garde wines in California. 2948 Grand Ave, Studio E, 805.686.2626, Artiste.com THE BUBBLE SHACK - Sta. Rita Hills Méthode Traditionelle Fesstivity sparkling wines can be found at The Bubble Shack. Brut Cuvée, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Rose and Blanc de Noir are available for tasting. 2970 Grand Avenue, 805.688.8276, BubbleShack.com CONSILIENCE, TRE ANELLI AND MARIANELLO - Three brands united to share the Mediterranean wine experience of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Enjoy wine tasting flights, glasses of wine, or a bottle of wine by the fire, or outside on the large patio. Also offered are cheese platters, fun events, and live music during the warmer months. 2923 Grand Avenue, 805.691.1020, SangerWines.com E11EVEN TASTING ROOM ANDREW MURRAY WINES - Showcases a “playlist” of wines crafted exclusively from estate grown grapes. Browse the collection of books and bar accessories, including shakers, shrubs, mixes, and bitters, while listening to vintage vinyl tunes.   2901-A Grand Avenue, 805.693.9644, AndrewMurrayVineyards.com EPIPHANY CELLARS - Enjoy some of the valley's finest expressions of Rhone varietals such as Syrah, Grenache and creative blends at Epiphany. Flights and traditional tasting available inside and outside in a garden setting. 2974 Grand Avenue, 805.686.2424, EpiphanyWineCo.com

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LARNER WINES

LOS OLIVOS CAFE & WINE MERCHANT

ARTISTE

LARNER WINES - Founded in 1999, Larner Vineyard & Winery is a boutique family-owned estate with limited bottlings from their organically farmed 34 acres in the Ballard Canyon AVA. Enjoy exclusive offerings of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Viognier and Malvasia Bianca in the intimate tasting room, located within the Los Olivos General Store. 2900 Grand Avenue, 805. 688.8148, LarnerWine.com

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LOS OLIVOS CAFE & WINE MERCHANT - Santa Barbara wine country’s premier wine merchant for California Coast wines, with over 500 local wines. Taste before you buy from the rotating wine tasting menu and vast wine by the glass selection. 2879 Grand Avenue, 805.688.7265, WineMerchantCafe.com REFUGIO RANCH VINEYARDS - The building that houses the tasting room was built c.1912 and great care has been taken to preserve the structure and spirit of its history. It is now home to two tasting bars, a VIP lounge and an expansive outdoor deck ~ making it one of the largest tasting rooms in Los Olivos. Taste current releases featuring Rhone varietals and Sauvignon Blanc. 2990 Grand Avenue, 805.688.5400, RefugioRanch.com

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THE SERENE LITTLE VILLAGE OF BALLARD HAS THE DISTINCTION OF NOT ONLY BEING THE SMALLEST OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY TOWNS, BUT THE OLDEST AS WELL. NESTLED BETWEEN the surrounding towns of Los Olivos, Solvang and Santa Ynez, this mostly residential community is home to the first public school in the Valley. Designated a Santa Barbara County Historical Landmark, The Ballard Elementary School, also known as the Little Red Schoolhouse, has educated elementary school students since 1883. Early on, it was the only public building in the valley and was often used for church services, weddings, funerals, community meetings and Saturday night dances. Ballard’s beginnings go back to the early 1860s, when New Yorker George W. Lewis homesteaded 800 acres of land, which covered part of the present day towns of Ballard and Los Olivos. Mr. Lewis entrusted his dear friend, William N. Ballard, with the care of his Valley property while he spent stretches of time in Mexico tending other holdings. At the time, Mr. Ballard was the superintendent of the Concord stagecoach line, which ran between San Francisco and Yuma, Arizona. As there was no stagecoach stop between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, Ballard built an adobe station, which still stands today and is now a private residence in town. Upon the sudden death of William Ballard in 1881, George Lewis returned from Mexico and founded and named the historic township after his old friend. In its early days, Ballard thrived, as it was home to the only general store, post office and blacksmith shop in the Valley. Tiny Ballard boasts yet another Santa Barbara County Historical


A COUNTRY INN IN THE HEART OF SANTA YNEZ VALLEY WINE COUNTRY

The Ballard Inn Restaurant Owner and Chef, Budi Kazali

Stay Ballard Inn & Restaurant 2436 Baseline Avenue • 800.638.2466

Eat/SEE The Ballard Inn Restaurant 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

Landmark - The Ballard Presbyterian Church, now known as Ballard Country Church. It was designed by Samuel Lyons, a local resident and justice of the peace, and constructed under his supervision in 1898, by local members of the congregation. In the midst of Mickey Rooney & Ava Gardner a drought, with little rain falling and no crops to tend, people were married in Ballard on volunteered their time and labor to construct the church. The January 10, 1942 original church bell was purchased from Montgomery Ward and Co. and stained glass windows were donated and installed in memory of early settlers to the Valley. The picturesque church with its steepled belfry and fish-scale shingles now serves as a chapel for funerals and weddings. Located in the heart of town is the splendidly romantic The Ballard Inn and Restaurant. This small luxury inn offers award-winning French-Asian cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh local flavors. This sweet spot is the perfect respite from a busy day of wine-tasting and touring in the valley.

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Surrounded by oak-studded hills and acres of farmland and vineyards, Los Alamos is only seven blocks long, yet boasts some serious shopping and culinary "cred". From the outside, Los Alamos looks a bit like a town that time forgot, but behind all of the historical buildings and vintage charm, it is obvious the town has kept up with the times and may even be a little ahead of the curve. The streets are dotted with a variety of awardwinning restaurants, wine tasting rooms, one-of-a-kind art galleries, antique shops, and a fun bar dedicated to fine craft beer. Los Alamos was founded in 1876, when ranchers John Bell and James Shaw each allocated a half square mile from their newly purchased land for the town site. It was once a popular stagecoach stop and home to a depot for the narrow-gauge Pacific Coast Railway, which linked San Luis Obispo to Los Olivos. The former railway depot is the lone “survivor” of the Pacific Coast Railway depots and now fittingly houses one of the top ten antique malls in the state. A historic landmark, The Union Hotel first opened its doors to roadweary stagecoach travelers in 1880. Recently renovated, the hotel still welcomes overnight guests and operates a lively wine saloon. Hit the town for a Los Alamos 3rd Saturday Stroll, held every month with seasonal themes, hosted by the town’s merchants, galleries and restaurants. To really experience the town’s Western history, don’t miss the annual Los Alamos Old Days (now in its 71st year) held every fall at the end of September. This weekend-long event aims to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage and includes plenty of free entertainment, a two-day Peddlers Mart, an All American Classic Car Show and the “Greatest Little Small Town Parade.” For a complete listing of events, go to pages 56 & 57.


STAY 1880 Union Hotel 362 Bell Street • 805.344.2744

Alamo Motel 425 Bell Street • 805.344.2852

Skyview Motel 9150 US 101 • 805.344.3770 Vintage treasure from The Gentleman Farmer Antiques

Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast 326 Bell Street • 805.344.1300

EAT/DRINK 1880 Union Hotel/Wine Saloon A historic Victorian style landmark hotel with a lively saloon. 362 Bell Street, 805.344.2744, UnionHotelVictMansion.com

Babi’s Beer Emporium A vast selection of quality craft beer and ciders. 448 Bell Street, 805.344.1911, BabisBeerEmporium.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

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SHOP/SEE Gussied Up Antiques Dozens of dealers and consignors offer antiques, collectibles, vintage curiosities and retro-ware. 349 Bell Street, 805.344.2504, GussiedUpAntiques.com

Los Alamos County Park Picnic or play at this “hidden treasure”, 51-acre park at the mouth of the Drum Canyon. 500 Drum Canyon Rd., 805.934.6123, CountyofSb.org

The C Gallery For Contemporary Art Contemporary art work with a contemplative edge. 466 Bell St., 805.344.3807, TheCGallery.com

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 St., 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 St., 805.344.4111, TheGentlemanFarmer.net

Boutique artisan winery & inviting tasting room specializing in lovely small batch handcrafted wines. 388 Bell St., 805.344.1900, CasaDumetzWines.com

Charlie’s Restaurant Family owned and operated since 1978 offering tasty homemade American and Mexican dishes like classic burgers, tri-tip sandwiches and chili Colorado burritos. 185 Bell Street, 805.344.4404, CharliesFood.com

Full of Life Flatbread Open for dinner Thursday through Sunday enjoy the best hand-crafted wood-fired pizza, along with a selection of exquisite appetizers, entrees and desserts. 225 Bell Street, 805.344.4400, FullofLifeFoods.com

Municipal Winemakers Cozy tasting room on the Alamo Hotel property, open Thu-Sun. 425 Bell Street, 805.931.6864, MunicipalWinemakers.com

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3. “I love harvesting a crop from the wedding venue to gift as wedding favors for the guests. Plan this well in advance for a truly unique and delicious take-home taste of the Valley.” Canned olives from a private estate.

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From decor to design, Rani Hoover, Owner/Creative Director of Inspired Weddings & Events LLC, gives us the industry insider scoop.

1. “Think outside of the box and use curated items like these marble and glass lanterns for bridesmaids to carry in lieu of floral. It’s unexpected and adds an extra glow to a starry night.” Hurricane lanterns, Barn Relic, barnrelic.com

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4. “Find a beautiful way to honor a family member unable to attend the wedding by creating a “space” for them at the ceremony or reception.” Floral tribute and message.

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5. “Adding a couture touch to a bridal gown is my current obsession. I recently had a bride wear a couture Sabyasachi Mukherjee saree accented with a black panther belt; it was so stunning!” Belt by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

2. “Celebrate the Bride and the Groom by adding a personal touch - like adorning the cake with Texas Bluebonnets from the Bride’s home state and California Poppies from the Groom’s home state.” Tiered wedding cake, Solvang Bakery, solvangbakery. com PHOTO: LINDA CHAJA

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6. “A gorgeous way to spend an afternoon in the Valley with a group of friends, family, wedding party or even just the Bride & Groom is horseback riding through the vineyards, followed by an intimate gourmet lunch. A special tip - for an extra fee, Ramon Becerra can be booked to put on a show with his dancing stallions!” Ranch and Vinyard Ride from Vino Vaqueros, vinovaqueros.com

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7. “I love using the perfect pairing of air plants and succulents in floral arrangements. They are hearty and durable and hold up against the warm weather and windy Valley days and evenings.” Floral arrangement by Renae’s Bouquets, renaesbouquet.com


8. “I’m a huge fan of reinventing spaces and using the surrounding setting as inspiration. Transform a parking area into a stunning ceremony site! By using space creatively you can gain extra space to include more guests for your celebration!” Wedding ceremony at Gainey Vineyard, gaineyvineyard.com

9. “The Valley has so many lovely independent stores and boutiques that offer locally made, hand-hewn items not found anywhere else. I love to help clients find the perfect bridesmaid or groomsmen gift or party favor. I adore these little California State necklaces and these locally made handcrafted cocktail shrubs.” Acrylic CA State necklace, Los Olivos General Store. Broken Clock Vinegar Works shrubs, Los Olivos General Store, losolivosgeneralstore.com and Wandering Dog Wine Bar, brokenclockvinegarworks.com

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11. “There are so many great restaurants with intimate private spaces and alfresco patios sprinkled throughout the Valley. I always make sure that my clients and their guests get a good taste of the local farm to table bounty available here year round.” Rehearsal dinner at Petros, petrosrestaurant.com

10. “Private Winemaker/Vineyard tours are available if you have the right contacts. Taste fresh grapes from the vine then picnic in the vineyard at exclusive, off the radar locations.” Stolpman Vineyards, stolpmanvineyards.com

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14. “Custom invitations can really set the tone and expectations, as they are the guest’s first ‘introduction’ to the event. They allow the hosts to truly put a personal stamp on their celebration.” custom invitations by Honey Paper, honey-paper.com

12. “Get the local scoop on secret photo spots for unforgettable, high-drama snapshots!” Figueroa Mountain sunset.

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15. “And because no party is complete without a proper bubbly toast and we are in the heart of Wine Country, after all, I like to select a fabulous local vintage for festive Valley events. Cheers!” Fesstivity Brut Rosé and Brut Cuvée, bubbleshack.com, fessparkerwineshop.com

anniversary celebration, dinner party, or corporate event, hire a professional to handle all of the arrangements and allow yourself to be present and enjoy the moment. Event planning professionals know the local “ropes,” the latest styling tips for custom elements, and the best services the Valley has to offer.”

Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings & Events LLC, ranihoover@gmail.com, 805.245.8199

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ABOVE: Ruffled blouse and bangle bracelets, ALLORA BY LAURA. Corduroy jeans, WILDFLOWER WOMEN. Belt and lace-up boots, !ROMP. Earrings, OUTPOST TRADING COMPANY. Ring, AVEC MOI DECOR.

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Girl A DAY OF FASHIONABLE TASTING AT FESS PARKER WINERY AND VINEYARDS

MODEL SHANNON DECKER • PHOTOGRAPHY BRIAN LEAHY "SANDSPIT" COURTESY OF VINO VAQUEROS HORSEBACK RIDING

RIGHT: Lace dress, black beaded necklace, bracelets, earrings, OUTPOST TRADING COMPANY. Suede booties, !ROMP. Crystal necklace, AVEC MOI DECOR.

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Printed plissé dress, small chain link and bangle bracelets, ALLORA BY LAURA. Fringed vest, OUTPOST TRADING COMPANY. Dark beaded necklace and ring, AVEC MOI DECOR. Light long beaded necklace, WILDFLOWER WOMEN. Leather riding boots, !ROMP.

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Sweater and raw-hem jeans, and felt fedora, WILDFLOWER WOMEN. Heeled suede boots, !ROMP. Squash-blossom necklace, turquoise inlay bracelet and ring, OUTPOST TRADING COMPANY. Diamond chain link bracelet, ALLORA BY LAURA.

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WHILE A MAN’S BATTLE AGAINST HIMSELF IS AT THE HEART OF GOLF’S APPEAL, IT IS THE SETTING IN WHICH IT’S PLAYED THAT IS MOST WONDERFUL. Truer words were never spoken when it comes to describing three of the spectacular golf courses in the Santa Ynez Valley, Rancho San Marcos, the River Course at Alisal, and La Purisima. All three are within a few miles of each other, as you make your way through the valley from Santa Barbara to the Central Coast. Just 15 minutes from Santa Barbara is the 6,939 yard par 71 Robert Trent Jones Jr. course, Rancho San Marcos; a course that Golf Magazine named one of the Top 10 golf courses in California to play and Golf Digest gives a 4 1⁄2 star rating. Set against the backdrop of the spectacular Santa Ynez Valley, the course is steeped in history, with the cart path on hole 17 being part of the actual Pony Express Route. The standout features are a fast pace of play, the post card perfect par 3’s and the firm and fast, undulating and perfectly maintained greens. The back 9 is a must not only for the challenging 18th hole, which has a dramatically elevated tee, but a view of the Valley that will literally take your breath away - pure nature at its best. Further up the road, is the 6830 yard, par 72 River Course at Alisal, an inviting course that is approachable from a player’s standpoint and offers banquet facilities and a renowned restaurant and bar for post-round enjoyment. Designed around four lakes and the Santa Ynez River, it presents its own set of challenges just keeping your ball out of the water. The rough between fairways is modest and still playable with extremely demanding holes, such as the 7th and the 10th. The 7th is a 438 yard, par 4 with a hazard to the right and a lake on the left, which plays into the prevailing winds to a wide and shallow slightly elevated green. The 10th hole is a par 4, No. 2 handicap with a narrow fairway, hazard on the left that generally plays downwind to a narrow green protected by a large bunker on the right. This hole demands two solid shots to get home in regulation. The last four holes showcase the Santa Ynez Mountains, with the 15th, an uphill climb

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SYV GOLFING against a creek and the 17th, a 105 yard gem that is surrounded by water and sand on three sides and demands an accurate wedge shot from the tee. Like Rancho, the setting is stunning; with wine vineyards on the north side of the course and the Santa Ynez River on the south - the kind of course you bring your clubs… and your camera. When you get out of the car to play La Purisima, the pros will tell you, “put on your big boy pants” because hands down this is one challenging track. On this par 72, 7,105 yard course, there are no benign holes and each and every one of them demands your full attention. Designed by worldrenowned

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hitters may run out of fairway from the tee. Other noteworthy holes are the 9th, a 230 yard par 3, which demands impeccable aim through a narrow stand of eucalyptus trees and the 18th hole, which no matter what time you play, you’re hitting into the teeth of the wind. The hot tip for keeping your score low at La Purisima is to play in the morning before the winds come up. Each course is unique and offers its own challenges, but all three provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience

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SANTA YNEZ WINE COUNTRY CYCLING TOURS Destination: The Santa Ynez Valley

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anta Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours - Have you ever considered taking a break from the city and envisioned yourself pedaling by oak-studded vineyards? Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours makes a cycling vacation daydream a reality. 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. The Farm to Table experience has been a staple in the SYV for decades and Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours has made it their passion to combine great cycling with a delightful culinary experience for the past 10 years. Gourmet 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. 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 are skilled at customizing routes to ensure everyone has fun. 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 cheese plate with locally-sourced, seasonal, heirloom organic salad and fresh fruit served in a picturesque vineyard. Tours depart from the Solvang storefront shortly after 9:00 am and return at around 2:30 pm. Both Daily Wine Country Bike Tours and Multi-Day Cycling Vacations are available for everyone from the novice to seasoned bicycle tourist. Custom and private groups welcomed. Guiding vacation tours since 2005, Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours is the Central Coast’s original cycling tour company. Owner Corey Evans says, “We offer the personal touches and the first class service that you would expect on a European cycling excursion.” For more information visit - WineCountryCycling.com or call them directly at 888.557.8687

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POUR, TOAST, DRINK REPEAT. BEER AND SPIRITS Beer and whisky might not be the first things that come to mind when thinking about the Santa Ynez Valley, but wine is no longer the only pour in town. Multiple craft beer breweries and an artisanal spirits distillery are finding a place among the acres of vines and numerous wineries that have put the Valley on the map. Tour local microbreweries to see the brewmasters put their own unique and innovative spin on creating pure handcrafted beer. Sample small-batch bourbon, moonshine or vodka at the first legal distillery in the county since prohibition. Follow the SYV Craft Beer Trail Map to find an impeccable icy pint and toast to a perfect day in the valley. The map is available at any valley brewery and the Solvang Visitor Center or go to SYVBeer.com for a printable version. The annual Buellton Brew Fest draws micro brew aficionados to the Valley to sample craft beer from over 40 brewers and enjoy food, live music, games and more. River View Park - Buellton, May 6th.

TAP INTO... Ascendant Spirits: A boutique distillery, handcrafting smallbatch artisanal spirits. 37 Industrial Way #103, Buellton, 805.691.1000, AscendantSpirits.com Babiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beer Emporium: A local favorite, the shelves are lined with bottles of the latest and greatest quality craft beer and a row of taps pour carefully-chosen selections. 380 Bell Street, Los Alamos, 805.344.1911 Figueroa Mountain Brewing CO.: This hoppinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; taproom and award-winning brewery offers a great view of the brewmasters in action. Choose from dozens of top tier beers, tasty bites and live music on the weekends. 45 Industrial Way, Buellton and 2446 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, FigMtnBrew.com. Firestone Walker Brewing COMPANY, TAPROOM RESTAURANT & BARRELWORKS: Bistro cuisine and award-winning Firestone Walker beers. 620 McMurray Ave., Buellton, 805.225.5911, FirestoneBeer.com Root 246: Craft-based cuisine and one of the most extensive selections of local wines, whiskey and craft beer in the area. 420 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.686.8681, Root246.com Solvang Brewing Co. Located in a restored windmill, this brewery offers fine ales & fresh cuisine. 1547 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805.688.2337, SolvangBrewing.com The Good Life: A craft beer and wine cellar with an extensive California Craft beer selection and local food from the Central Coast. 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.7111, TheGoodLifeCellar.com Valley Brewers: A full service home-brew and winemaking shop. 515 Fourth Place, Solvang, 805.691.9159, ValleyBrewers.com Wandering Dog Wine Bar: Specializes in boutique wines and craft beers. 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.686.9126, WanderingDogWineBar.com 54

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NIGHTLIFE As the sun sets on another perfect Valley day, get ready for some night time fun. Revel in top-notch dining, concerts, live music, dancing, lively local bars and lounges, and world-class theatrical productions, beneath the stars, and if you’re feeling lucky, 24 hour gaming. Chumash Casino Resort: AAA Four Diamond-rated Hotel and Spa with a 24hour gaming floor, award-winning fine dining and live entertainment, concerts, championship boxing events and more. 3400 California 246, Santa Ynez, 805.686.0855, ChumashCasino.com Copenhagen Sausage Garden: A new outdoor beer garden featuring ales on tap and 11 family-made sausages as well as periodic live entertainment. 1660 Copenhagen Dr., 805.350.2728, CSG-Solvang.com

ELEVEN WINE LOUNGE: Features an impressive line-up of exotic international and local wines and beers, non-alcoholic offerings and fusions, along with an organic crudo bar and live music. 3640 Sagunto Street, 805.691.9134, ElevenWineLounge.com

Sante’ Wine Bar & Lounge: A cool bar with a modern vibe, offers central coast and local sparkling wines, French champagnes and also a great variety of California microbrews. Live music on the weekends. 433 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.691.9641, SanteWineBarandLounge.com SEVTAP WINERY TASTING ROOM: Award-winning wines (2015 CalTravel Winery of the Year) and a hip, friendly atmosphere under the “blue windmill” - enjoy Trivia Night Fridays, live music every Saturday night, with occasional movie nights, karaoke and art shows, too. 1622 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, 805.693.9200, SevtapWinery.com

Figueroa Mountain Brewery CO: A local favorite with a wide range of IPA, stout and ale beers featuring occasional live music on the weekends. Two valley locations - Buellton Taproom: 45 Industrial Way and "At the Cottage" In Los Olivos: 2446 Alamo Pintado, Suite C, 805.694.2252, FigMtnBrew.com

Solvang Brewing Company: Family owned and operated in a restored

Fitzpatrick’s Tavern: A modern Irish pub and grill, where you can enjoy a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, dishes made from organic and locally grown ingredients, and periodic live music. 490 1st Street, Solvang, 805.688.5500, FitzpatricksofSolvang.com

SORT THIS OUT CELLARS: A California boutique winery and home to High

The Good Life: A wine and craft beer cellar with a comfortable luxe ambiance. Choose from a diverse selection of Central Coast wines, California craft beers and a variety of local eats. Occasional live music. 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.7111, TheGoodLifeCellar.com

Maverick Saloon & Dance Hall: One of the only thriving original California saloons, with country-western and rock music, dancing and dance lessons. Santa Ynez, 805.686.4785, MaverickSaloon.org Music on the Green (summer concert series): A family and pet-friendly event, hosted by New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, which serves up an all-natural beef, chicken and vegetarian barbecue. 805.693.1746, NewFrontiersMarket.com

windmill, offering fine ales made on premises, fresh fare and festive atmosphere. Live music generally on the weekends.1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.2337, SolvangBrewing.com Roller Tiki Lounge. Enjoy delicious wines plus tiki-inspired cocktails. The vibe is serene with exotica music and plenty of cozy seating. 1636 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.1717, sortthisoutcellars.com

TALES FROM THE TAVERN: A concert series showcasing singer-songwriterstorytellers, acclaimed artists, including Hall of Famers, National Medal of Arts recipients, cultural icons and underground heroes. 805.688.0383, TalesFromTheTavern.com

THE Vineyard House Restaurant: Sit outside on the deck of this Victorian home dating back to 1907 and enjoy the Jazz under the Stars summer concert series, accompanied by classic regional American cuisine. Wednesday nights June through September. 3631 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, 805.688.2886, TheVineyardHouse.com

PCPA (Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts)/Theater: June through September, under the stars at Solvang Festival Theater enjoy world-class musical, drama and comedy performances by the only resident theater company on the Central Coast; now in its 53rd season Box Office, 805.922.8313, PCPA.org

Viking Garden Cellars: A laid-back wine lounge with occasional live music,

Santa Ynez Billiards & Cafe: Authentic Mediterranean food and pub fare, beer,

Wandering Dog Wine Bar: Specializes in boutique wines, craft beers, gourmet cheeses and a selection of small bites. Offers indoor and outdoor seating plus is dog friendly so leave your leash behind. 1539 C Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.686.9126, WanderingDogWineBar.com

wine, billiards, foosball, darts, and large screen TVs for sports viewing. Also enjoy a hookah in the private outdoor lounge. 100 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, 805.697.7109, SantaYnezBilliardsAndCafe.com

offering a great selection of local boutique wines, hard ciders, craft beer, and fire brewed gourmet soda. 448 Alisal Road, Suite E, Solvang, 805.688.2670, VikingGardenCellars.yolasite.com

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JANUARY 6: 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 - 7 pm, 805.688.7529 22-28: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week: Presented by VisitSYV, dine on three course tasting menus for $20.17 at participating restaurants throughout the Santa Ynez Valley (excludes tax, tip & beverage). DineSYV.com FEBRUARY 24-26: Farstrup-Mortensen Lecture Series: Bethania Lutheran Church hosts public programs featuring renowned philosophical & spiritual leaders. 805.688.4637, FmLectures.org MARCH 11: SCOR Solvang Century & Half-Century: An annual 50 or 100-mile amateur bike ride for charity. 562.690.9693, BikeSCOR.com 19: Buellton Wine and Chili Festival: A chili cook-off, salsa competition and wine

JUNE 3: 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 9-11: 8th 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 is a go at your own pace ride for cyclists of all levels and experience. All funds raised benefit the programs at People Helping People. 805.686.0295, SYVPhp.org 10: 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 16-18: 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 24: 6th 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

81st Annual Solvang Danish Days

Santa Ynez Elks 4th Annual Classic Car Show Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

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tasting event with live music and beer. Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground, 805.688.7829, BuelltonWineandChiliFestival.com 15-19: Taste of Solvang: In its 25th year, a culinary journey through Solvang, where wine country meets "dine country". Sponsored by Solvang Visitors Bureau, events include Sip + Savor; Tasting Trail; Beer & Wine Tasting Walk, and more. 805.688.6144, SolvangUSA.com APRIL 15: 28th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza and Easter Egg Hunt: 10:00 am sharp. The Valley’s largest egg hunt is in Buellton at River View Park. After the hunt, enjoy activities, games, Easter crafts, a picture with the Easter bunny and more! Plus the 2nd Annual Adult-only egg hunt. Free.800.324.3800, VisitBuellton.com 20-23: Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend & Festival Grand Tasting: The Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend & Festival is a spring wine release weekend with the Big Bottle Bash Friday night event, Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday at the Riverview Park in Buellton, winery open houses on Sunday, and the four day Vintners Visa wine country tasting pass. SBCountyWines.com MAY 6: Rancheros Visitadores: Hundreds of “visiting ranchers” commemorate traditional rides on horseback and in wagons ride to a traditional public blessing at Old Mission Santa Ines, followed by private encampment. 805.962.3000 6: 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. This takes place at River View Park in Buellton. 805.688.7829, BuelltonBrewFest.com 13: Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon: Enjoy a scenic course, running from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into Solvang. Celebrate at the post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. Run the half marathon or the two-person relay. 7-12 pm, Santa Ynez, 707.933.1769, DestinationRaces.com

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Valley polo celebrities, benefiting People Helping People. Happy Canyon Vineyard, 805.686.0295, SYVPhp.org JULY 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 activities and fireworks at Old Mission Santa Ines. 805.688.6144, SolvangUSA.com 22: 3rd Annual Vintners 5 Miler & Wine Walk: This unique trail run has a one-of-a-kind Finish Line Festival which celebrates the upcoming 2017 harvest with wine tasting, local food, live music and a kids zone. The race starts and finishes at Sanford Winery in Lompoc. 5010 Santa Rosa Road, 805.688.0881, SBCountyWines.com 29: Buellton BBQ Bonanza: Enjoy a barbeque, activities, demonstrations and learn about local clubs and organizations. River View Park, 800.324.3800, VisitBuellton.com AUGUST 18-20: 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 26: Wheels 'N Windmills Car Show: 300+ vintage vehicles line the streets of Solvang. 805.688.6112, WheelsnWindmills.com SEPTEMBER 15-17: 81st 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 22-24: 71st 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 22-24: 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 7-8: 22nd 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 7: Santa Ynez Elks 4th Annual Classic Car Show: A fulfilled day of cool cars, food, vendor booths, music and prize drawings. Held along Sagunto Street in downtown Santa Ynez, 805.688.3448, SYVElks.com 6-9: Celebration of Harvest Weekend & Festival Grand Tasting: Presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners this four day wine and food celebration includes

10-12: 33rd 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 25: Turkey Trot: 10 am 5k fun run/walk to benefit the local Salvation Army chapter in the Santa Ynez Valley. Starts at Sunny Fields Park in Solvang. 805.688.7529, CityofSolvang.com DECEMBER 1: Santa Ynez 4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting: Enjoy the lighting of a 75foot 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 2: 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 3: Buellton Winter Fest: Start the morning with Breakfast with Santa, a concert

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PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre

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winemaker dinners, winery open houses, vineyard walks and the Saturday Festival Grand Tasting which features wineries, restaurants, seminars, live music and a silent auction on the front lawn of the Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. SBCountyWines.com 21: Los Olivos 38th 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: 24th 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 NOVEMBER 3-5: 30th Annual Quickdraw and Arts Festival: Step into “virtual studios” and observe talented artists as they work to complete original pieces of work within one hour. Visitors can explore the Artwalk, featuring original handmade work by artisans, listen to live music and enjoy delicious food and wine. Flag Is Up Farm, 805.886.0858, SantaYnezValleyArts.org 4: 9th 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

in the afternoon, followed by an evening of fun on the Avenue of Flags 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) Holiday celebration featuring thousands of twinkling lights throughout the village, open houses and special concerts, 100+ Christmas trees on display, community tree-lighting (12/1), Parade (12/2), and Nativity Pageant (12/19). Free Santa visits in Solvang Park, Holiday Wine & Beer Walk & 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., 2:30-6:30 Summer, 2:30-6 Winter, 805.962.5354, SBFarmersMarket.org Solvang Third 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 Los Alamos 3rd Saturday Stroll: Held every month with seasonal themes, hosted by the town’s merchants, galleries and restaurants. LosAlamosValley.org JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents critically acclaimed, professional live comedy, drama and musical performances under the stars from June – September at Solvang Festival Theater. 2017 schedule includes Beauty and the Beast, Lend Me a Tenor, Newsies and Twelfth Night. 805.922.8313, PCPA.org

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GO OUT AND PLAY

GO OUT AND PLAY

WANNA GO OUT AND PLAY? THE SYV HAS SO MANY WAYS!

The Santa Ynez Valley region has something to offer for just about any interest or age. A multitude of outdoor activities can be enjoyed and experienced throughout its lush, rolling hills and rows of vineyards. How about some heart-pumping biking 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. So go on, get out, enjoy some fresh air, blue skies and endless Valley sunshine! hIKE IT: The SYV and the greater Santa 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. Hike about 3.5 miles to the top of Refugio Road near Santa Ynez for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Near Los Olivos, Zaca Peak Trail is a moderate 2.5 mile trek which rewards with unobstructed views of the Valley. For current trail conditions and more information call 805.968.6640 or go to Fs.fed.us 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. Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours: Customized to riders’ abilities, tours include a gourmet picnic lunch and wine tasting, nestled in world-renown cycling routes and spectacular scenery. Rental bikes are available. 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.686.9490, WineCountryCycling.com 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 hi-end cyclist, hard-core mountain bike and BMX riders & families. 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.6263 DrjsBikeShop.com BY HORSEBACK: With numerous thoroughbred 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 important and active equestrian locations in the nation. Events and competitions are held almost every weekend at the Valley’s equestrian center. Try Nojoqui Horse Ranch at 805.325.1941, NojoquiRanch.com or 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. Vino Vaqueros: Experience the most breathtaking ranches and vineyards in the region on a guided private, 90 minute ride, followed by wine 58

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paired with a gourmet deli lunch. 2178 Mora Avenue, Santa Ynez, 805.944.0493, VinoVaqueros.com 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 FROM THE SKY: Santa Barbara Soaring: Silently soar above one of the most picturesque gliding areas in the country, over the mountainous national forests, beautiful Lake Cachuma, the vineyards and world class horse facilities that define the SYV. Located at the Santa Ynez Airport, 900 Airport Road, Santa Ynez, 805.688.2517, SBSoaring.com FROM THE SKY: 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. On an average day you may catch a glimpse of “Neverland Ranch” while floating over the wine vineyards and beautiful ranches. Flights are 45 minutes to 1 hour and capture views over the beautiful wine country surrounded by transverse mountain ranges, the Channel Islands, Lake Cachuma and the historic Santa Ynez towns. Sky's the Limit Ballooning Adventures, 800.558.5828, SantaBarbaraBalloonRides.com


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HIT THE BEACH

El Capitan State Beach: A nice sandy beach, with rocky tide pools and stands of sycamore and oaks along El Capitan Creek. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking and camping. A stairway provides access from the bluffs to the beach area. 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 high above the day-use parking lot, 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: 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.

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area: A beautiful outdoor 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 programs, family-friendly programs, the Neal Taylor Nature Center, bird watching, hiking, general store. 805.686.5054. Reserve camping online at SBParks.org. Hans Christian Andersen Park and Skatepark: Enter this beautiful park through a castle arch and find large live oak trees, and an awesome skate park, which has cavernous half pipes that will challenge even the most rad skaters. Find playgrounds, a music-making station, a rock-climbing wall and picnic tables. 633 Chalk Hill Road, 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 site for a gourmet picnic lunch! 3250 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.688.4217 PAWS Dog Park: Your four-legged friends will love you when you visit Buelltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest addition. 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 the heart of downtown Solvang, host to festivals, free movies and concerts in the summertime, Julefest in the winter, and is a popular picnic spot year-round with Hans Christian Andersen statue and lovely gazebo at 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

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours, located in the village of Solvang, offers daily guided cycling tours for riders of all abilities including a farm-to-table picnic lunch at a vineyard. Carbon road, hybrid and electric-assist bike rentals also available.

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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

flora & fauna Chaotic Exotics: Nine acres of woodland paradise, overlooking the vineyards of the Figueroa Mountain Road/Los Padres National Forest: Take a drive (north from Los

Santa Rita Hills Wine Region. Growers specialize in exotic orchids. 5375 Campbell Road, Lompoc, 805.736.0040 (call ahead for hours or for an appointment). ChaoticExotics.biz Clairmont Lavender Farm: A five acre all organic lavender farm. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the fields, enjoy a picnic or shop the boutique. 2480 Roblar Ave Los Olivos, 805.688.7505, ClairmontFarms.com Flag is Up Farms/Monty Roberts: Home to “the Man Who Listens to Horses”. The farm is the internationally renowned starting point for some of the world’s most successful performance horses, racehorses and the Monty Roberts Int'l. Learning Center. 901 E. Highway 246, Solvang, 805.688.6288, MontyRoberts.com Neal Taylor Nature Center: Located within the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, the center offers exhibits on the local environment, emphasizing hands-on interaction that fosters understanding and appreciation of the rich natural environment and cultural history of the Cachuma Lake area. 2225 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, California 93105, 805.693.0691, CLNatureCenter.org OstrichLand USA: Visitors are invited to feed the 50 or so amazing ostriches and emus or just stand back and enjoy the antics of these unbelievably large birds. The Ostrichland USA store sells a large variety of ostrich and emu related products. 610 East Highway 246, 805.686.9696, OstrichLandUsa.com Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch: Free admission and open to visitors Mon.-Sat. from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Quicksilver Ranch does not offer petting pens or rides in the cart, but you are able to get up close and personal with the miniature horses. 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

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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 Figueroa Mountain Road. Fs.Fed.us

fresh picks

The FarmStead: Showcases organically grown seasonal produce, heritage farm animals and locally made goods. Fri-Sun, 11-5. 2323 Old Coast Highway, Gaviota, 310.918.9400 Finley Farms organic: A certified organic family farm, offering a variety of seasonal produce. 1702 N. Refugio Rd. Santa Ynez, 805.686.0209, FinleyFarmsOrganic. blogspot.com 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 Old Coast Barn: A family-friendly farm stand on Nojoqui Falls Ranch, provides a range of seasonal produce, fruit and grass-fed meats. 3000 Alisal Road, Gaviota, 805.765.1288, OldCoastBarn.com Quacken Farms: An organic u-pick pumpkin patch, pony rides, tractor hay rides, play area, Halloween fun house, hay bale maze and more. Seasonal. 2921 Ontiveros Road, Santa Ynez, 805.688.3613, QuackenFarms.com 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 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 Solvang Farmers’ Market: (every Wednesday afternoon, year-round) Copenhagen Drive & 1st Street, 805-962-5354, SBFarmersMarket.org


GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND

GETTING HERE 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.

By Car

The region is easily accessible via vehicles on U.S. Highway 101 and State Highways 154 & 246.

By Rail

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GETTING AROUND THE VALLEY Car Rental

Hertz (Located at the Marriott in Buellton) 555 McMurray Road, Buellton, 805.688.4398, hertz.com

By Taxi

A Taxi : 805.688.0069 Promenade Taxi: 805.319.4185, solvangtaxicab.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 for Buellton, Solvang, Ballard, Los Olivos, & Santa Ynez 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

Segway Tours of Solvang: 453 Atterdag Road, 805.688.8899 Wheel Fun Rentals: 1564 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.0091 Dr. J’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

VISITOR VITALS

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 Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service : 805.389.8196, rrshuttle.com

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: 800.799.7657, breakaway-tours.com Classic Wine Tours of Santa Barbara: 805.453.4063, sbclassicwinetour.com Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours: 805.646.3200, ccjeeps.com Golden Rooster Transportation: 805.880.3539, goldenlimosb.com Grapeline Wine Tours Santa Barbara : 888.894.6379, gogrape.com Los Olivos Limousine & Wine Tours: 805.245.1509 SB Adventure Company: 888.884.9283, sbadventureco.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

SYV WEATHER STATS: Known as one of the finest climates in California, with nearly yearround 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

PLANNING AN EVENT?

From food to florals and venues to vino, let these top SYV professionals help plan your next Valley event.

Amaranto Catering

805.245.8291 • AmarantoCateringCo.com

The Chef's Touch

805.686.1040 • TheChefsTouch.com

Complete Weddings and Events 805.688.7978

WeddingPhotographersDJSantaBarbaraCA.com

K' Syrah CaterinG and Events

805.2435.9564 • KSCateringandEvents.com

RANI HOOVER INSPIRED WEDDINGS & EVENTS 805.245.8199 • RaniHoover.com

RelevÉ

805.688.1434 • ReleveUnlimited.com

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2017 Solvang Visitor Guide  

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