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THE COPENHAGEN HOUSE where traditional Solvang meets contemporary Denmark

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

inspired by arctic beauty

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

1693 MISSION, CORNER OF ALISAL & MISSION 805.688.7733 • CHOMPSOLVANG.COM 2016 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY DESTINATION GUIDE

VISITSYV.COM 1660 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 | www.TheCopenhagenHouse.com | T: 805.693.5000

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THE COPENHAGEN HOUSE where traditional Solvang meets contemporary Denmark

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

inspired by arctic beauty

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

1693 MISSION, CORNER OF ALISAL & MISSION 805.688.7733 • CHOMPSOLVANG.COM 2016 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY DESTINATION GUIDE

VISITSYV.COM 1660 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 | www.TheCopenhagenHouse.com | T: 805.693.5000

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Voted the Best for Designer Jewelry in the United States. Representing over 100 American and International Artists in Art Glass, Photography, Gifts Ph and Art for the Home.

1685 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang 805 693.8480 1013 State Street, Santa Barbara 805 845.7375 750 Cannery Row, Monterey 831 655.9891 2

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VISITSYV.COM www.zfolio.com

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Voted the Best for Designer Jewelry in the United States. Representing over 100 American and International Artists in Art Glass, Photography, Gifts Ph and Art for the Home.

1685 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang 805 693.8480 1013 State Street, Santa Barbara 805 845.7375 750 Cannery Row, Monterey 831 655.9891 2

2016 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY DESTINATION GUIDE

VISITSYV.COM www.zfolio.com

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The Good Life 1672 Mission Drive • 805.688.7111

Greenhouse Café 475 Atterdag Road • 805.688.8408

Lost Point Winery 436 Alisal Road • 805.350.8645

Louise's Kitchen Table

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1579 Mission Drive • 805.688.5561 RoyalCopenhagenInn.com

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293 Alisal Road • 888.688.4404 SolvangGardens.com

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1617 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.5515 KingFrederikInn.com

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The Copenhagen House

Amber Museum

1660 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.693.5000

1660 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.693.5000

First Street Leather

Elverhoj Museum

1634 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.5215

1624 Elverhoy Way • 805.686.1211

Judith Hale Gallery

Gypsy Studios

1693 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.2322

805.990.2105

Nathalie's Doll House

Old Mission Santa Inés

1693 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.6533

1760 Mission Drive • 805.688.4815

Pavlov Art Gallery

Pacific Conservatory Theatre

1608 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.1080

420 2nd Avenue • 805.922.8313

Rasmussen's

Segway of Solvang

1697 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.6636

453 Atterdag Road • 805.688.8899

Solvang Antiques

Solvang Festival Theatre

1693 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.2322

420 2nd Avenue • 805.688.1789

Treats

Stagecoach Wine Tours

1603 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.4358

805.686.8347

ZFolio Gallery

Wildling Museum

1685 Copenhagen Drive • 805.693.8480

1511 Mission Drive • 805.688.1082

“The Honen” Horse-drawn Solvang Trolley

Mortensen's Danish Bakery 1588 Mission Drive • 805.688.8373

Olsen's Danish Village Bakery 1529 Mission Drive 805.688.6314

Randy's Taproom 1525 Mission Drive 805.686.9456

The Red Viking Restaurant 1684 Copenhagen Drive 805.688.6610

Root 246 420 Alisal Road 805.686.8681

Santé Wine Bar & Lounge 433 Alisal Road 805.691.9641 PHOTO: SOLVANGUS A.COM

Sevtap Winery 1622 Copenhagen Drive 805.693.9200 1547 Mission Drive • 805.688.2337

Solvang Restaurant 1672 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.4645

Succulent Cafe

16. VIKING MOTEL

1555 Mission Drive • 805.691.9444

1506 Mission Drive • 805.688.1337 VikingMotelSolvang.com

Vanessa Loves Food 805.284.2296

17. WINE VALLEY INN & COTTAGES 1564 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.2111 WineValleyInn.com

1645 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.9336

Solvang Brewing Company

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Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room

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1711 Mission Drive • 805.688.3277 SvendsgaardsLodge.com

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1693 Mission Drive • 805.688.7733

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400 Alisal Road • 805.688.8000 HotelCorque.com

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1500 Alamo Pintado • 805.688.3032

5. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

Elm Ave Dr Mission

Buttonwood Farm Winery

1532 Mission Drive • 805.688.4413 TheHamletInn.com

Maple Ave

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Bacon & Brine

453 Atterdag Road • 805.688.8809

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2644 Mission Drive • 805.688.4631 MeadowlarkInnSolvang.com

Fir AveFir Ave

Experience a taste of Denmark as you stroll AROUND THE VILLAGE.

1450 Mission Drive • 800.688.3210 HadstenHouse.com

Laurel Ave

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1054 Alisal Road • 805.688.6411 Alisal.com

467 Atterdag Road • 805.691.9125 AtterdagInn.com

from the beaches of Santa Barbara, two hours up the coast from Los Angeles and four hours south of San Francisco, Solvang was named in 2014 by trivago as one of the best “Hidden European Towns in America.” In 2013, it was recognized by the Huffington Post as "the #2 Place to Travel to Europe without Leaving the USA.” Solvang means “sunny field” in Danish, and was founded in 1911 by three Danish-American educators who discovered a place on 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.

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The Good Life 1672 Mission Drive • 805.688.7111

Greenhouse Café 475 Atterdag Road • 805.688.8408

Lost Point Winery 436 Alisal Road • 805.350.8645

Louise's Kitchen Table

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1440 Mission Drive • 805.688.2383 KronborgInn.com

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442 Atterdag Road • 805.688.8857

8. KRONBORG INN & SPA

1579 Mission Drive • 805.688.5561 RoyalCopenhagenInn.com

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293 Alisal Road • 888.688.4404 SolvangGardens.com

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1617 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.5515 KingFrederikInn.com

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The Copenhagen House

Amber Museum

1660 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.693.5000

1660 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.693.5000

First Street Leather

Elverhoj Museum

1634 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.5215

1624 Elverhoy Way • 805.686.1211

Judith Hale Gallery

Gypsy Studios

1693 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.2322

805.990.2105

Nathalie's Doll House

Old Mission Santa Inés

1693 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.6533

1760 Mission Drive • 805.688.4815

Pavlov Art Gallery

Pacific Conservatory Theatre

1608 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.1080

420 2nd Avenue • 805.922.8313

Rasmussen's

Segway of Solvang

1697 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.6636

453 Atterdag Road • 805.688.8899

Solvang Antiques

Solvang Festival Theatre

1693 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.2322

420 2nd Avenue • 805.688.1789

Treats

Stagecoach Wine Tours

1603 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.4358

805.686.8347

ZFolio Gallery

Wildling Museum

1685 Copenhagen Drive • 805.693.8480

1511 Mission Drive • 805.688.1082

“The Honen” Horse-drawn Solvang Trolley

Mortensen's Danish Bakery 1588 Mission Drive • 805.688.8373

Olsen's Danish Village Bakery 1529 Mission Drive 805.688.6314

Randy's Taproom 1525 Mission Drive 805.686.9456

The Red Viking Restaurant 1684 Copenhagen Drive 805.688.6610

Root 246 420 Alisal Road 805.686.8681

Santé Wine Bar & Lounge 433 Alisal Road 805.691.9641 PHOTO: SOLVANGUS A.COM

Sevtap Winery 1622 Copenhagen Drive 805.693.9200 1547 Mission Drive • 805.688.2337

Solvang Restaurant 1672 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.4645

Succulent Cafe

16. VIKING MOTEL

1555 Mission Drive • 805.691.9444

1506 Mission Drive • 805.688.1337 VikingMotelSolvang.com

Vanessa Loves Food 805.284.2296

17. WINE VALLEY INN & COTTAGES 1564 Copenhagen Drive • 805.688.2111 WineValleyInn.com

1645 Copenhagen Drive • 805.686.9336

Solvang Brewing Company

15. SVENDSGAARD'S LODGE

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Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room

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1711 Mission Drive • 805.688.3277 SvendsgaardsLodge.com

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1693 Mission Drive • 805.688.7733

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475 First Street • 805.688.8880

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400 Alisal Road • 805.688.8000 HotelCorque.com

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1500 Alamo Pintado • 805.688.3032

5. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

Elm Ave Dr Mission

Buttonwood Farm Winery

1532 Mission Drive • 805.688.4413 TheHamletInn.com

Maple Ave

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Bacon & Brine

453 Atterdag Road • 805.688.8809

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Laurel Ave

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2644 Mission Drive • 805.688.4631 MeadowlarkInnSolvang.com

Fir AveFir Ave

Experience a taste of Denmark as you stroll AROUND THE VILLAGE.

1450 Mission Drive • 800.688.3210 HadstenHouse.com

Laurel Ave

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1054 Alisal Road • 805.688.6411 Alisal.com

467 Atterdag Road • 805.691.9125 AtterdagInn.com

from the beaches of Santa Barbara, two hours up the coast from Los Angeles and four hours south of San Francisco, Solvang was named in 2014 by trivago as one of the best “Hidden European Towns in America.” In 2013, it was recognized by the Huffington Post as "the #2 Place to Travel to Europe without Leaving the USA.” Solvang means “sunny field” in Danish, and was founded in 1911 by three Danish-American educators who discovered a place on 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.

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Visiting Solvang is like taking a vacation to Denmark with no passport required! Located in the center of the Santa Ynez Valley, just 35 miles

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As the 20th century progressed and Solvang’s population grew, more buildings began to reflect Denmark’s farm-style 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 replica) welcomes visitors at the intersection of Mission Drive and Alisal Road. inctive Danish-inspired Dist

Amid the Danish tableau of Solvang’s Mission Street stands Succulent, a casual, friendly, stylish indoor-outdoor restaurant where Executive Chef Carrie Mitchum turns out California coastal cuisine reflecting her fondness for game and southern comfort food. (The focus on meat is reflected in sculptures crowning a very cool wine rack.) You’ll find house-made charcuterie, specials like grilled venison and wild boar, delicious fried chicken, a straight-up steak with fries, braised short rib with grits and caramelized onions, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin and grilled duck breast with duck confit and sweet potato-spinach soufflé. Stars of lunch-time sandwich line-up include grilled local vegetables, pulled pork, smoked pastrami, smoked BBQ meatloaf and a burger made with grass-fed Niman Ranch beef. This being the heart of the wine country, there are lots of food-friendly Central Coast bottles to choose from; blankets and heaters make the patio a preferred spot for sipping or dining even on cool nights. In November, Succulent began offering brunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and weekends (check the website for times), with a range of good things from eggs benedict and bourbon-vanilla French toast to short-rib hash and a collection of satisfying “Biscuit Sandwiches.”

1555 MISSION DRIVE, SOLVANG 805.691.9444 SUCCULENTCAFE.COM

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architecture

a short drive , but worlds away

PHOTO: SOLVANGUSA.COM

In 1947, idyllic Solvang was “discovered” by the media and described in a Saturday Evening Post feature article as a “spotless Danish village that blooms like a rose” and enticed travelers to experience it for themselves. Stroll in any direction within Solvang’s pedestrian-friendly village and delight in an array of colorful items such as clogs, hand-made lace, clothing, porcelain, elegant collectibles, beautifully crafted imports, arts 1/3 Replica of Copenhagen’s Rundetaarn (Round Tower) and crafts, vibrant furnishings and classic toys, in more than 100 one-of-a-kind stores, art galleries and antique centers. 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 2009, Solvang was honored with the prestigious “Preserve America PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL 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. Be drawn into Scandinavian culture by strolling Solvang’s flower-

Santa Barbara wine country’s premier boutique hotel

400 Alisal Road, Solvang, California, 800.624.5572, www.hotelcorque.com Hotel Corque is owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

VISITSYV.COM

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DESTINATION ww SOLVANG

A JUICY FIND IN

SOLVANG

As the 20th century progressed and Solvang’s population grew, more buildings began to reflect Denmark’s farm-style 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 replica) welcomes visitors at the intersection of Mission Drive and Alisal Road. inctive Danish-inspired Dist

Amid the Danish tableau of Solvang’s Mission Street stands Succulent, a casual, friendly, stylish indoor-outdoor restaurant where Executive Chef Carrie Mitchum turns out California coastal cuisine reflecting her fondness for game and southern comfort food. (The focus on meat is reflected in sculptures crowning a very cool wine rack.) You’ll find house-made charcuterie, specials like grilled venison and wild boar, delicious fried chicken, a straight-up steak with fries, braised short rib with grits and caramelized onions, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin and grilled duck breast with duck confit and sweet potato-spinach soufflé. Stars of lunch-time sandwich line-up include grilled local vegetables, pulled pork, smoked pastrami, smoked BBQ meatloaf and a burger made with grass-fed Niman Ranch beef. This being the heart of the wine country, there are lots of food-friendly Central Coast bottles to choose from; blankets and heaters make the patio a preferred spot for sipping or dining even on cool nights. In November, Succulent began offering brunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and weekends (check the website for times), with a range of good things from eggs benedict and bourbon-vanilla French toast to short-rib hash and a collection of satisfying “Biscuit Sandwiches.”

1555 MISSION DRIVE, SOLVANG 805.691.9444 SUCCULENTCAFE.COM

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architecture

a short drive , but worlds away

PHOTO: SOLVANGUSA.COM

In 1947, idyllic Solvang was “discovered” by the media and described in a Saturday Evening Post feature article as a “spotless Danish village that blooms like a rose” and enticed travelers to experience it for themselves. Stroll in any direction within Solvang’s pedestrian-friendly village and delight in an array of colorful items such as clogs, hand-made lace, clothing, porcelain, elegant collectibles, beautifully crafted imports, arts 1/3 Replica of Copenhagen’s Rundetaarn (Round Tower) and crafts, vibrant furnishings and classic toys, in more than 100 one-of-a-kind stores, art galleries and antique centers. 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 2009, Solvang was honored with the prestigious “Preserve America PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL 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. Be drawn into Scandinavian culture by strolling Solvang’s flower-

Santa Barbara wine country’s premier boutique hotel

400 Alisal Road, Solvang, California, 800.624.5572, www.hotelcorque.com Hotel Corque is owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

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Wandering Dog Wine Bar is a wine hound’s nirvana, with a wine list that begs to be explored. It’s

the perfect place to relax and enjoy artisan produced wines from along the Central Coast and experience wines from around the globe. “We love so many different types of wine for all different reasons, depending on time of year or day, what food you are having, what mood you are in, what the weather is like, etc. - we are all about diversity” explains Jody Williams, co-owner. The dynamic inventory and pours change on a weekly and monthly basis and always include unexpected and under-the-radar labels to awaken and challenge your palate. To accompany the flights and wines by the glass, Wandering Dog Wine Bar offers gourmet cheese pairings, charcuterie platters, and fine chocolates. For beer lovers there is a nice selection of premium craft brews. Any day of the week you can find both locals and tourists, sometimes accompanied by their four-legged companions, at this friendly, laid-back bar, where there’s always a wine to be discovered, a person to meet, or a story to be told. 1539 MISSION DRIVE, SOLVANG • 805.686.9126 • WANDERINGDOGWINEBAR.COM

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craft food and drink

420 alisal road downtown solvang 805.686.8681 root-246.com

events, go to pages 62 & 63.

SHOP SOLVANG Discover that treasure you never thought you’d find - or perhaps never even dreamed of - at more than 100 independent and family-owned boutiques. All within easy walking distance, experience Scandinavian imports, local artisans’

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lined streets or by stepping into five authentic bakeries and more than 30 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 1/3 Replica of Copenha gen’s night, choose from 15 comfortable iconic “Little Mermaid” inns, cozy bed & breakfasts, luxury resorts or full-service hotels - each offering rates, amenities, as well as seasonal or themed packages for every budget. Festivals are a traditional part of Solvang’s charm. In 1936, Danish Days annual festival emerged 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 autumn and Julefest (Yule-fest) during December. Solvang was named by Time Magazine as one of the “Most Christmas-y Towns in the USA.” Now in its second ings Danish flags adorn build century, Solvang’s 5,000+ residents of many cultures still continue to enjoy the same traditions the founders envisioned - welcoming friends, family and visitors from around the world to share the joys of “California’s Little Denmark”. For a complete listing of

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Wandering Dog Wine Bar is a wine hound’s nirvana, with a wine list that begs to be explored. It’s

the perfect place to relax and enjoy artisan produced wines from along the Central Coast and experience wines from around the globe. “We love so many different types of wine for all different reasons, depending on time of year or day, what food you are having, what mood you are in, what the weather is like, etc. - we are all about diversity” explains Jody Williams, co-owner. The dynamic inventory and pours change on a weekly and monthly basis and always include unexpected and under-the-radar labels to awaken and challenge your palate. To accompany the flights and wines by the glass, Wandering Dog Wine Bar offers gourmet cheese pairings, charcuterie platters, and fine chocolates. For beer lovers there is a nice selection of premium craft brews. Any day of the week you can find both locals and tourists, sometimes accompanied by their four-legged companions, at this friendly, laid-back bar, where there’s always a wine to be discovered, a person to meet, or a story to be told. 1539 MISSION DRIVE, SOLVANG • 805.686.9126 • WANDERINGDOGWINEBAR.COM

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craft food and drink

420 alisal road downtown solvang 805.686.8681 root-246.com

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SHOP SOLVANG Discover that treasure you never thought you’d find - or perhaps never even dreamed of - at more than 100 independent and family-owned boutiques. All within easy walking distance, experience Scandinavian imports, local artisans’

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lined streets or by stepping into five authentic bakeries and more than 30 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 1/3 Replica of Copenha gen’s night, choose from 15 comfortable iconic “Little Mermaid” inns, cozy bed & breakfasts, luxury resorts or full-service hotels - each offering rates, amenities, as well as seasonal or themed packages for every budget. Festivals are a traditional part of Solvang’s charm. In 1936, Danish Days annual festival emerged 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 autumn and Julefest (Yule-fest) during December. Solvang was named by Time Magazine as one of the “Most Christmas-y Towns in the USA.” Now in its second ings Danish flags adorn build century, Solvang’s 5,000+ residents of many cultures still continue to enjoy the same traditions the founders envisioned - welcoming friends, family and visitors from around the world to share the joys of “California’s Little Denmark”. For a complete listing of

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wares, jewelry, apparel and crafts from contemporary to vintage. Fine art and photography are waiting 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 children’s clothing, fine leather goods, Strolling Copenhagen Driv e

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reats

The aptly named Treats Women’s Boutique, located in the heart of Solvang, is just that - a special treat for anyone hoping to capture the essence of the casual, comfortable, yet stylish look that defines Santa Ynez Valley Style. The small and well-curated space holds a treasure trove of women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, including bags, belts and scarves and even a few gift items. The owner/buyer, mother/daughter team of Laura and Kristine Hanberg have a genuine knack for selecting classic, quality basics, along with hits of the latest on-trend looks by new designers. Foundations of best-selling exclusive collections like Michael Stars and Love Stitch, along with Ray-Bans, Articles of Society, Michael Lauren, Saint Grace, Sloane Rouge, and Maaji Swim, round out the coveted line-up. Although Kristine Hanberg has a background in nutrition and the culinary arts, it was her life-long love of fashion that finally won out when she opened Treats in 2014. She also felt that Solvang was in need of a boutique that could offer local women and visitors of all ages a fresh take on fashion, along with a great price-range. Kristine delights in empowering customers, by helping them feel good about the way they look and feel. So stop by and see what Treats has in store for you! 1603 COPENHAGEN DRIVE #4, SOLVANG • 805.686.4358 • TREATSCLOTHING.COM

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shoes, boots and clogs will keep you strolling. A popular photo op is the giant red clog at the corner of First Street & Copenhagen Dr. A wide range of art and antiques are on display at inviting galleries, all within steps from each other.

Mission Drive

SAVOR LOCAL FLAVORS Solvang offers an array of palate pleasing options – farmto-table, gourmet wine-country, signature Scandinavian, International fare and traditional American favorites. The area’s strong agricultural roots, abundant sunshine and a crop-friendly climate, with a year-round growing season make for some serious culinary delights and delicious dining memories. Solvang’s Danish heritage is found in bakeries and restaurants that offer such specialties as aebleskiver (Danish pancake balls served with raspberry jam and powdered sugar), frikadeller (meatballs), medisterpolse (Danish sausage), rødkaal (red cabbage), smørrebrød (openfaced sandwiches) and the smorgaasbord (buffet). Sample traditional Danish and American specialties at favorite local restaurants, bakers and chocolatiers. Wine tasting and touring is a “must-do” in Solvang

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wares, jewelry, apparel and crafts from contemporary to vintage. Fine art and photography are waiting 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 children’s clothing, fine leather goods, Strolling Copenhagen Driv e

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reats

The aptly named Treats Women’s Boutique, located in the heart of Solvang, is just that - a special treat for anyone hoping to capture the essence of the casual, comfortable, yet stylish look that defines Santa Ynez Valley Style. The small and well-curated space holds a treasure trove of women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, including bags, belts and scarves and even a few gift items. The owner/buyer, mother/daughter team of Laura and Kristine Hanberg have a genuine knack for selecting classic, quality basics, along with hits of the latest on-trend looks by new designers. Foundations of best-selling exclusive collections like Michael Stars and Love Stitch, along with Ray-Bans, Articles of Society, Michael Lauren, Saint Grace, Sloane Rouge, and Maaji Swim, round out the coveted line-up. Although Kristine Hanberg has a background in nutrition and the culinary arts, it was her life-long love of fashion that finally won out when she opened Treats in 2014. She also felt that Solvang was in need of a boutique that could offer local women and visitors of all ages a fresh take on fashion, along with a great price-range. Kristine delights in empowering customers, by helping them feel good about the way they look and feel. So stop by and see what Treats has in store for you! 1603 COPENHAGEN DRIVE #4, SOLVANG • 805.686.4358 • TREATSCLOTHING.COM

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shoes, boots and clogs will keep you strolling. A popular photo op is the giant red clog at the corner of First Street & Copenhagen Dr. A wide range of art and antiques are on display at inviting galleries, all within steps from each other.

Mission Drive

SAVOR LOCAL FLAVORS Solvang offers an array of palate pleasing options – farmto-table, gourmet wine-country, signature Scandinavian, International fare and traditional American favorites. The area’s strong agricultural roots, abundant sunshine and a crop-friendly climate, with a year-round growing season make for some serious culinary delights and delicious dining memories. Solvang’s Danish heritage is found in bakeries and restaurants that offer such specialties as aebleskiver (Danish pancake balls served with raspberry jam and powdered sugar), frikadeller (meatballs), medisterpolse (Danish sausage), rødkaal (red cabbage), smørrebrød (openfaced sandwiches) and the smorgaasbord (buffet). Sample traditional Danish and American specialties at favorite local restaurants, bakers and chocolatiers. Wine tasting and touring is a “must-do” in Solvang

Distinctive European Style and Superior Hospitality

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OLSEN’S Danish Village Bakery

A BUTTERY PIECE OF THE PAST The “Be here now” ethos has its place, but sometimes it’s nice when the best of the past is part of the present-day party. Just ask Bent Olsen. Every day when he goes to work at the family-run Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery, he carries with him four generations of Danish baking expertise - his own plus that from his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather. Bent always wanted to be a baker, and in 1970, he opened Olsen’s. Several decades later, not much has changed. “We’re an old-fashioned bakery, the original Danish bakery in Solvang, and we believe in nothing but high quality, so we use only the best eggs, milk, butter and flour,” he says. “We’re strictly a bakery and konditori [coffee house], selling only pastry and coffee; no sandwiches or salads.” Bent still bakes every day, focusing on fancy cakes. A corps of bakers who have been with Bent and his wife, Susy, from 10 to 35 years, makes sure that Olsen’s butter rings, kringles, coffee cakes, strudels, butter cookies and more provide the authentic taste of Danish baking and a pleasant peak into a living past.

and the Santa Ynez Valley. Planted, nurtured and harvested with exceptional care, local grapes are crafted into award-winning wines. Most of the 120+ wineries in the vicinity are small, family-owned boutique operations. Stroll through vibrant vineyards or visit tastings rooms in town to sip, swirl and savor Aebleskiver: a traditional the flavors. Downtown Danish pancake Solvang boasts more than 20 tasting rooms & wine bars in close proximity to one another, making for a leisurely experience. The 2004 Oscar-winning movie Sideways, shot on location here, helped firmly plant Solvang and surrounding areas on the wine scene. Wine tasting events abound throughout the year, so be sure to visit www. SolvangUSA.com for complete details. The saying “it takes a lot of beer to make great wine” rings true around these parts. Solvang Brewing Company, located in a restored windmill, offers tastings in view of the barrels, along with a bar/restaurant and nightly entertainment. Valley Brewers in Solvang supports the burgeoning home brewer’s movement, by offering supplies and classes. Enjoy beer tasting flights at the Wandering Dog Wine Bar and The Good Life. Danish pastry delights

1529 MISSION DRIVE, SOLVANG • 805.688.6314 OLSENSDANISHVILLAGEBAKERY.COM

KRANSE KAGE

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

Fresh Californian Fare Local Wine Tailored Catering

Almond Ring cake for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and New Years. A must for any Danish celebration.

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Solvang’s five authentic Danish bakeries create pastries, kringles, marzipan, almond butter rings, cakes, cookies, tarts and breads year-round. Since 1971, Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop has been offering award-winning delights, made with the traditional family recipes of fourth-generation 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 45 years and offers pastries, butter cookies and specialty coffee drinks. Try Birkholm’s Bakery & Café and Danish Mill Bakery as well. 14

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OLSEN’S Danish Village Bakery

A BUTTERY PIECE OF THE PAST The “Be here now” ethos has its place, but sometimes it’s nice when the best of the past is part of the present-day party. Just ask Bent Olsen. Every day when he goes to work at the family-run Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery, he carries with him four generations of Danish baking expertise - his own plus that from his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather. Bent always wanted to be a baker, and in 1970, he opened Olsen’s. Several decades later, not much has changed. “We’re an old-fashioned bakery, the original Danish bakery in Solvang, and we believe in nothing but high quality, so we use only the best eggs, milk, butter and flour,” he says. “We’re strictly a bakery and konditori [coffee house], selling only pastry and coffee; no sandwiches or salads.” Bent still bakes every day, focusing on fancy cakes. A corps of bakers who have been with Bent and his wife, Susy, from 10 to 35 years, makes sure that Olsen’s butter rings, kringles, coffee cakes, strudels, butter cookies and more provide the authentic taste of Danish baking and a pleasant peak into a living past.

and the Santa Ynez Valley. Planted, nurtured and harvested with exceptional care, local grapes are crafted into award-winning wines. Most of the 120+ wineries in the vicinity are small, family-owned boutique operations. Stroll through vibrant vineyards or visit tastings rooms in town to sip, swirl and savor Aebleskiver: a traditional the flavors. Downtown Danish pancake Solvang boasts more than 20 tasting rooms & wine bars in close proximity to one another, making for a leisurely experience. The 2004 Oscar-winning movie Sideways, shot on location here, helped firmly plant Solvang and surrounding areas on the wine scene. Wine tasting events abound throughout the year, so be sure to visit www. SolvangUSA.com for complete details. The saying “it takes a lot of beer to make great wine” rings true around these parts. Solvang Brewing Company, located in a restored windmill, offers tastings in view of the barrels, along with a bar/restaurant and nightly entertainment. Valley Brewers in Solvang supports the burgeoning home brewer’s movement, by offering supplies and classes. Enjoy beer tasting flights at the Wandering Dog Wine Bar and The Good Life. Danish pastry delights

1529 MISSION DRIVE, SOLVANG • 805.688.6314 OLSENSDANISHVILLAGEBAKERY.COM

KRANSE KAGE

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

Fresh Californian Fare Local Wine Tailored Catering

Almond Ring cake for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and New Years. A must for any Danish celebration.

PHOTO: SOLVANGUSA.COM

Solvang’s five authentic Danish bakeries create pastries, kringles, marzipan, almond butter rings, cakes, cookies, tarts and breads year-round. Since 1971, Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop has been offering award-winning delights, made with the traditional family recipes of fourth-generation 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 45 years and offers pastries, butter cookies and specialty coffee drinks. Try Birkholm’s Bakery & Café and Danish Mill Bakery as well. 14

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Rasmussen’s Featuring imports From europe & scandinavia

Great selection of kitchen utensils with needlework, yarn and fabrics upstairs!

FAMILY PLAYTIME

There’s plenty of room to run, jump, and play in Solvang and the surrounding area. Bicycles and four-wheeled “surrey cycles” are available for rental daily at Wheel Fun or from Dr. J’s Bicycle Shop. Hop aboard the Solvang Trolley for a twohorse powered tour in a historic wooden streetcar, or try the newer motorized version. Check out nearby OstrichLand USA to see and feed the largest birds in the world. Discover Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch offering free viewing of 34-inch-and-under horses. All public parks, including Hans Christian Andersen Park (featuring a skate park) and the whimsical playground at Sunny Fields Park, have free admission and are open daily, sunrise to sunset. Take an easy 15-minute hike to a seasonal waterfall at Nojoqui Falls County Park. Sunny Fields Park

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 multi-cultural background of the area.

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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 of one of the city’s founders 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

Old Mission Santa Inés

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

GET GOING, GET OUTSIDE

An abundance of sun-drenched days and mild temps yearround make it a breeze to enjoy plenty of outdoor fun in the Valley. Golf in style at The River Course at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, while taking in the panoramic views of the Santa Ynez River and nearby Santa Ynez Mountains. Choose from easy, moderate or challenging hikes, with postcard-perfect scenery or go bird-watching and see spring wildflowers i n the Los P adres National Forest. E xplore Cachuma Lake Recreation Area for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and guided nature cruises; and the Neal T aylor Nature Center for hands-on discovery of the environment. Visit local farm stands to fuel all your recreation and inspire your culinary creations.

STARS AFTER DARK

Stars are not only in the clear night sky, but can also be found in many of the Valley’s unique venues. Brighten your evening with top-notch dining, dancing and live entertainment. Enjoy professional performances outdoors June-September at PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre in Solvang. In nearby Santa Ynez, the Chumash Casino Resort features 24/7 gaming action including poker, blackjack and slots, plus the 1,300-seat Samala Showroom, with nationally recognized entertainers, world-championship boxing, bingo events and more. For all the music, karaoke, big-screen TV sports and nightlife happenings yearround, visit www.SolvangUSA.com. 2016 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY DESTINATION GUIDE

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

www.rasmussenssolvang.com 1697 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 • (805) 688-6636

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Solvang Festival Theater

1760 MISSION DRIVE • 805.688.4815 MISSIONSANTAINES.ORG

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. Owned and maintained by non-profit Solvang Theaterfest. For schedule of events and info about renting the theater go to solvangfestivaltheater.org. 420 2ND ST. • 805.686.1789 SOLVANGFESTIVALTHEATER.ORG

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum Vintage and rare motorcycles and European race bikes AJS, BMW, Ducati, Gilera, Matchless, Moto Guzzi, MV, Norton, Triumph, Velocette and Vincent. 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

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Rasmussen’s Featuring imports From europe & scandinavia

Great selection of kitchen utensils with needlework, yarn and fabrics upstairs!

FAMILY PLAYTIME

There’s plenty of room to run, jump, and play in Solvang and the surrounding area. Bicycles and four-wheeled “surrey cycles” are available for rental daily at Wheel Fun or from Dr. J’s Bicycle Shop. Hop aboard the Solvang Trolley for a twohorse powered tour in a historic wooden streetcar, or try the newer motorized version. Check out nearby OstrichLand USA to see and feed the largest birds in the world. Discover Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch offering free viewing of 34-inch-and-under horses. All public parks, including Hans Christian Andersen Park (featuring a skate park) and the whimsical playground at Sunny Fields Park, have free admission and are open daily, sunrise to sunset. Take an easy 15-minute hike to a seasonal waterfall at Nojoqui Falls County Park. Sunny Fields Park

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 multi-cultural background of the area.

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n n 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 of one of the city’s founders 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

Old Mission Santa Inés

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

GET GOING, GET OUTSIDE

An abundance of sun-drenched days and mild temps yearround make it a breeze to enjoy plenty of outdoor fun in the Valley. Golf in style at The River Course at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, while taking in the panoramic views of the Santa Ynez River and nearby Santa Ynez Mountains. Choose from easy, moderate or challenging hikes, with postcard-perfect scenery or go bird-watching and see spring wildflowers in the Los Padres National Forest. Explore Cachuma Lake Recreation Area for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and guided nature cruises; and the Neal Taylor Nature Center for hands-on discovery of the environment. Visit local farm stands to fuel all your recreation and inspire your culinary creations.

STARS AFTER DARK

Stars are not only in the clear night sky, but can also be found in many of the Valley’s unique venues. Brighten your evening with top-notch dining, dancing and live entertainment. Enjoy professional performances outdoors June-September at PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre in Solvang. In nearby Santa Ynez, the Chumash Casino Resort features 24/7 gaming action including poker, blackjack and slots, plus the 1,300-seat Samala Showroom, with nationally recognized entertainers, world-championship boxing, bingo events and more. For all the music, karaoke, big-screen TV sports and nightlife happenings year-round, visit www.SolvangUSA.com. 2016 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY DESTINATION GUIDE

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

www.rasmussenssolvang.com 1697 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 • (805) 688-6636

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Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Solvang Festival Theater

1760 MISSION DRIVE • 805.688.4815 MISSIONSANTAINES.ORG

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. Owned and maintained by non-profit Solvang Theaterfest. For schedule of events and info about renting the theater go to solvangfestivaltheater.org. 420 2ND ST. • 805.686.1789 SOLVANGFESTIVALTHEATER.ORG

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum Vintage and rare motorcycles and European race bikes AJS, BMW, Ducati, Gilera, Matchless, Moto Guzzi, MV, Norton, Triumph, Velocette and Vincent. 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

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Solvang’s Top10 “MUST SEE/DO”

Aebleskiver Bicycling (Surrey Cycles, too!) Danish Bakeries Elverhøj Museum of History & Art Old Mission Santa Inés Shopping & Art Galleries Solvang Trolley Ride PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Wildling Museum

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 BACON & BRINE Chef Pink (of Food Network fame) 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. Savor lunchtime sandwiches, salads, sides and more deliciousness. 453 Atterdag Rd., 805.688.8809, BaconAndBrine.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

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A Solvang Walking Tour - Morning -

Start your day with breakfast at an authentic Danish restaurant or bakery. Don’t miss the popular aebleskiver - deliciously light and airy Danish pancake balls dusted with powdered sugar and served with raspberry jam. Meander around the pedestrianfriendly village to enjoy flower-lined streets as well as picturesque architecture including several 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 -

HISTORY

HERITAGE

ART

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

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

1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang Tel: 805.686.1211

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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 100 stores offering unique treasures, handmade lace, music boxes, clocks, jewelry, porcelain, Danish arts and crafts.To learn more about Solvang’s heritage, visit the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art with its delightfully decorated period rooms, 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.

- Evening Wine and dine your way through the village - there are a variety of cuisines to choose between - from Danish, of course, to Italian, Mexican, Asian and gourmet wine-country fare. There are more than 20 wine-tasting rooms and wine bars downtown (segments of the Oscar-winning movie Sideways were filmed in Solvang), 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.”

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 and antipasti for lunch and dinner daily. Indoor and 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

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

FITZPATRICK'S TAVERN Cozy Irish themed pub with traditional beers, exceptional wines and libations - locally-sourced for lunch & dinner. 490 First Street, 805.688.5500, facebook.com/fitzpatrickstavern

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 Rd., 805.688.8857, FrescoValleyCafe.com

Greenhouse Café Danish & American cuisine served for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Famous for smørrebrød (Danish open face sandwiches). Choose from patio or indoor/glass-roofed seating. Locally owned and operated by the Petersen family. 487 Atterdag, 805.688.8408,GreenhouseSolvang.com

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

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 VISITSYV.COM

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Solvang’s Top10 “MUST SEE/DO”

Aebleskiver Bicycling (Surrey Cycles, too!) Danish Bakeries Elverhøj Museum of History & Art Old Mission Santa Inés Shopping & Art Galleries Solvang Trolley Ride PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Wildling Museum

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 BACON & BRINE Chef Pink (of Food Network fame) 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. Savor lunchtime sandwiches, salads, sides and more deliciousness. 453 Atterdag Rd., 805.688.8809, BaconAndBrine.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

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A Solvang Walking Tour - Morning -

Start your day with breakfast at an authentic Danish restaurant or bakery. Don’t miss the popular aebleskiver - deliciously light and airy Danish pancake balls dusted with powdered sugar and served with raspberry jam. Meander around the pedestrianfriendly village to enjoy flower-lined streets as well as picturesque architecture including several 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!

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

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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 100 stores offering unique treasures, handmade lace, music boxes, clocks, jewelry, porcelain, Danish arts and crafts.To learn more about Solvang’s heritage, visit the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art with its delightfully decorated period rooms, 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.

- Evening Wine and dine your way through the village - there are a variety of cuisines to choose between - from Danish, of course, to Italian, Mexican, Asian and gourmet wine-country fare. There are more than 20 wine-tasting rooms and wine bars downtown (segments of the Oscar-winning movie Sideways were filmed in Solvang), 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.”

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 and antipasti for lunch and dinner daily. Indoor and 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

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

FITZPATRICK'S TAVERN Cozy Irish themed pub with traditional beers, exceptional wines and libations - locally-sourced for lunch & dinner. 490 First Street, 805.688.5500, facebook.com/fitzpatrickstavern

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 Rd., 805.688.8857, FrescoValleyCafe.com

Greenhouse Café Danish & American cuisine served for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Famous for smørrebrød (Danish open face sandwiches). Choose from patio or indoor/glass-roofed seating. Locally owned and operated by the Petersen family. 487 Atterdag, 805.688.8408,GreenhouseSolvang.com

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

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 VISITSYV.COM

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DESTINATION ww SOLVANG 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. Cofounded by viticulturist Louis Lucas (who planted his first vines in 1970) and wine enthusiast Royce Lewellen. 1645 Copenhagen Drive, 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, 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,

SUcculent Café Savor comfort cuisine made with flair, creativity and local ingredients by Chef Carrie Mitchum. Delectable charcuterie, craft beer and an extensive wine list. Indoor as well as outdoor patio dining. 1555 Mission Dr., 805.

Mission Dr., 805.688.6314, OlsensDanishVillageBakery.com

PAULA'S PANCAKES Enjoy world famous Danish pancakes, Belgian waffles and American breakfast standards. 1531 Mission Drive,

805.688.2867, PaulasPancakeHouse.com

RANDY'S TAPROOM Incredible selection of ales, porters, stouts, lagers and eight rotating beers on tap, plus local wines. Enjoy pool tables, shuffleboard, darts and sports on two huge flat-screen TVs. Live music on weekends. 1525 Mission Dr., 805.686.9456,

RandysTaproom.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 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 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 and features live music, movie nights, parties & art shows. 1622 Copenhagen Drive, 805.693.9200, SevtapWinery.com

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SOLVANG RESTAURANT Home of Arne’s 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

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

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805.691.9774, LuckyDoggWinery.com

MortensensBakery.com

Treats

The Solvang Bakery has been baking people happy for over 30 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 come enjoy a selection of the delicious fresh baked treats!

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. 1547 Mission Dr., 805.688.2337, SolvangBrewing.com

691.9444, SucculentCafe.com

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

VANESSA LOVES FOOD Solvang native Vanessa Craig was first-runner-up in Food Network's 2015 All-Star Academy; her catering and private chef business specializes in hyper-local ingredients and wine country fare for special events, pop-ups and more. 805.284.2296, VanessaLovesFood.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

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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DESTINATION ww SOLVANG 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. Cofounded by viticulturist Louis Lucas (who planted his first vines in 1970) and wine enthusiast Royce Lewellen. 1645 Copenhagen Drive, 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, 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,

SUcculent Café Savor comfort cuisine made with flair, creativity and local ingredients by Chef Carrie Mitchum. Delectable charcuterie, craft beer and an extensive wine list. Indoor as well as outdoor patio dining. 1555 Mission Dr., 805.

Mission Dr., 805.688.6314, OlsensDanishVillageBakery.com

PAULA'S PANCAKES Enjoy world famous Danish pancakes, Belgian waffles and American breakfast standards. 1531 Mission Drive,

805.688.2867, PaulasPancakeHouse.com

RANDY'S TAPROOM Incredible selection of ales, porters, stouts, lagers and eight rotating beers on tap, plus local wines. Enjoy pool tables, shuffleboard, darts and sports on two huge flat-screen TVs. Live music on weekends. 1525 Mission Dr., 805.686.9456,

RandysTaproom.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 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 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 and features live music, movie nights, parties & art shows. 1622 Copenhagen Drive, 805.693.9200, SevtapWinery.com

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SOLVANG RESTAURANT Home of Arne’s 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

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

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438 Alisal Road, 805.770.0089, SolvangBakery.com

805.691.9774, LuckyDoggWinery.com

MortensensBakery.com

Treats

The Solvang Bakery has been baking people happy for over 30 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 come enjoy a selection of the delicious fresh baked treats!

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. 1547 Mission Dr., 805.688.2337, SolvangBrewing.com

691.9444, SucculentCafe.com

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

VANESSA LOVES FOOD Solvang native Vanessa Craig was first-runner-up in Food Network's 2015 All-Star Academy; her catering and private chef business specializes in hyper-local ingredients and wine country fare for special events, pop-ups and more. 805.284.2296, VanessaLovesFood.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

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,

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Gaming, dancing, theatre, fine dining and live music after the sun goes down

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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

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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 hot, sunny days. Dozens of microclimates within the valley’s four 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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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

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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 hot, sunny days. Dozens of microclimates within the valley’s four 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. 14

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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. 14

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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. The old hotel and restaurant now known as Mattei’s Tavern, is still in business and houses one of the town’s many excellent restaurants. 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, overlooking 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. 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

EAT

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe 2879 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7265

Mattei's Tavern 2350 Railway Avenue • 805.688.3550

Petros 2860 Grand Avenue • 805.686.5455

Sides Hardware and Shoes 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.4820

Los Olivos was first named after a nearby ranch made up of 5,000 olive trees.

SHOP/see 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

Inez Gallery 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.8884

J. Woeste

drink

Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio

2356 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.693.1951

2948 Grand Avenue • 805.686.2626

Los Olivos General Store

Downtown Wine Tasting

2900 Grand Avenue • 805.688.8148

Over 50 tasting rooms in downtown

Los Olivos Limousine

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

3035 Figueroa Mountain Rd. • 805.245.1509 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.694.2252

Romp

Foxen Canyon Wine Trial

2928 San Marcos Ave. • 805.688.1071

16 wineries along a scenic 2 lane road VISITSYV.COM

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once a bustling stage coach 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,

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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. The old hotel and restaurant now known as Mattei’s Tavern, is still in business and houses one of the town’s many excellent restaurants. 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, overlooking 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. 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

EAT

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe 2879 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7265

Mattei's Tavern 2350 Railway Avenue • 805.688.3550

Petros 2860 Grand Avenue • 805.686.5455

Sides Hardware and Shoes 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.4820

Los Olivos was first named after a nearby ranch made up of 5,000 olive trees.

SHOP/see 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

Inez Gallery 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.8884

J. Woeste

drink

Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio

2356 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.693.1951

2948 Grand Avenue • 805.686.2626

Los Olivos General Store

Downtown Wine Tasting

2900 Grand Avenue • 805.688.8148

Over 50 tasting rooms in downtown

Los Olivos Limousine

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

3035 Figueroa Mountain Rd. • 805.245.1509 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.694.2252

Romp

Foxen Canyon Wine Trial

2928 San Marcos Ave. • 805.688.1071

16 wineries along a scenic 2 lane road VISITSYV.COM

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Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe

Aging into Excellence

In

the twenty years that Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café has stood at the center of this winecentric town, owners Sam and Shawnda Marmorstein have never settled for what their business is; they’re always moving toward what it’s becoming. What began primarily as a wine store offering some simple pizzas and pastas evolved to be an even better wine store with some 500 bottles now available and a dining room serving a sophisticated seasonal menu. Now, in the latest evolution, the couple has established an organic garden at their Los Olivos home, where they also grow grapes for and produce their Bernat Estate wines. Lettuces, squash, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, celery, cucumbers and more are now picked and plated the same day, and flowers from the farm adorn the tables. The couple’s commitment to quality is evident everywhere. They serve Peet’s espresso and Green Star organic fair-trade coffee. They support local producers of meats, produce and fish. Everything is made from scratch, from the satisfying bread to the delicious entrées like lamb shank with panzanella and incredible desserts, such as the Café Scream. That sublime treat combines flourless chocolate cake, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream made in a 2.5-gallon maker handed down from Sam’s mother. The café just gets better with age. 2879 GRAND AVENUE, LOS OLIVOS • 805.688.7265 • LOSOLIVOSCAFE.COM

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 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-four 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. For a complete listing of events, go to pages

“Top 100 Wine Lists in the Country” - Open Table Award of Excellence - Wine Spectator

AND EVENTS

ESTD. 1995

We don’t just support local farmers, we ARE local farmers!

losolivoscafe.com buysantabarbarawine.com

805.688.7265 2879 Grand Avenue Los Olivos

Photograph of the Cafe Farm in Los Olivos

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Hom e Goods

Win e & Art

62 & 63. 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, LosOlivosCafe.com

Mattei’s Tavern Chef Robbie Wilson serves up innovative seasonal dishes using local organic goods. Housed in a beautifully restored historic hotel built in 1886. 2350 Railway Avenue,

Open daily from 10 - 5 pm

805.688.3550, MatteisTavern.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 exclusively Central Coast wines.

Ce l ebrating th e Lif estyl e of th e Santa Yn ez Va l l ey

2375 Alamo Pintado Ave, 805.688.4820, BrothersRestaurant.com

MORE SHOP + SEE 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 18

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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

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Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe

Aging into Excellence

In

the twenty years that Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café has stood at the center of this winecentric town, owners Sam and Shawnda Marmorstein have never settled for what their business is; they’re always moving toward what it’s becoming. What began primarily as a wine store offering some simple pizzas and pastas evolved to be an even better wine store with some 500 bottles now available and a dining room serving a sophisticated seasonal menu. Now, in the latest evolution, the couple has established an organic garden at their Los Olivos home, where they also grow grapes for and produce their Bernat Estate wines. Lettuces, squash, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, celery, cucumbers and more are now picked and plated the same day, and flowers from the farm adorn the tables. The couple’s commitment to quality is evident everywhere. They serve Peet’s espresso and Green Star organic fair-trade coffee. They support local producers of meats, produce and fish. Everything is made from scratch, from the satisfying bread to the delicious entrées like lamb shank with panzanella and incredible desserts, such as the Café Scream. That sublime treat combines flourless chocolate cake, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream made in a 2.5-gallon maker handed down from Sam’s mother. The café just gets better with age. 2879 GRAND AVENUE, LOS OLIVOS • 805.688.7265 • LOSOLIVOSCAFE.COM

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 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-four 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. For a complete listing of events, go to pages

“Top 100 Wine Lists in the Country” - Open Table Award of Excellence - Wine Spectator

AND EVENTS

ESTD. 1995

We don’t just support local farmers, we ARE local farmers!

losolivoscafe.com buysantabarbarawine.com

805.688.7265 2879 Grand Avenue Los Olivos

Photograph of the Cafe Farm in Los Olivos

Loca l Products

Hom e Goods

Win e & Art

62 & 63. 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, LosOlivosCafe.com

Mattei’s Tavern Chef Robbie Wilson serves up innovative seasonal dishes using local organic goods. Housed in a beautifully restored historic hotel built in 1886. 2350 Railway Avenue,

Open daily from 10 - 5 pm

805.688.3550, MatteisTavern.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 exclusively Central Coast wines.

Ce l ebrating th e Lif estyl e of th e Santa Yn ez Va l l ey

2375 Alamo Pintado Ave, 805.688.4820, BrothersRestaurant.com

MORE SHOP + SEE 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 18

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www. la r ne r wine .com

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

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LOS OLIVOS

“J. Woeste, for whimsical, original garden and indoor treasures.”

GENERAL STORE

—Town and Country Magazine

AN HOMAGE TO THE PAST, FIRMLY ROOTED IN THE MOMENT

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

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. Located upstairs on Grand Avenue. 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 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

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 Wendy Foster Classic California clothing, with a Valley vibe -  shop luxe sweaters from Autumn Cashmere, Current Elliot denim, the latest from Vince, Steven Alan, and Biya, along with accessories, gifts, locally made jewelry and so much more.  2928 San Marcos Ave., 805.686.0110, WendyFoster.com

tastes & taps

prominent pours for 2016 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,

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.

805.686.9604 AndrewMurrayVineyards.com

2900 Grand Ave., 805.688.8148, LosOlivosGeneralStore.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

LOS OLIVOS LIMOUSINE Family owned and operated. Los Olivos Limousine specializes in wine tasting tours providing professional, reliable and friendly service to their guests ensuring they have a memorable experience. 3035 Figueroa Mountain Road, 805.245.1509, LosOlivosLimo.com 20

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

In 2012, when the owners of Larner Vinyard and Winery set out to find the perfect place to sell the family wine, the timing was good, as the historic Los Olivos Garage space, located in the heart of town, was available. An old general store building on the Larner family property provided the inspiration for Los Olivos General Store, and as a tribute to the building’s past, a vintage gas pump was purchased and placed in front of the store. The pump, now a rather iconic fixture in town, anchors the street corner and welcomes guests. Los Olivos General Store is a contemporary take on a traditional concept and has become a Valley destination for locally sourced artisanal goods and curated treasures. The meticulously merchandised space is filled with quality hand-hewn products from small makers, that are not found in every store - jewelry, greeting cards, leather goods, and gourmet food products. Also in the mix are other treasures and gifts, like books, candles, soaps, vintage items and, of course, wine. The wall space doubles as a rotating gallery, featuring new artists throughout year and the Larner tasting room is right next door, making for seamless sipping and shopping. All of this adds up to a vibrant shopping experience that truly captures the essence of Valley living. 2900 GRAND AVENUE • LOS OLIVOS • 805.688.8148 • LOSOLIVOSGENERALSTORE.COM

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LOS OLIVOS

“J. Woeste, for whimsical, original garden and indoor treasures.”

GENERAL STORE

—Town and Country Magazine

AN HOMAGE TO THE PAST, FIRMLY ROOTED IN THE MOMENT

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

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. Located upstairs on Grand Avenue. 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 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

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 Wendy Foster Classic California clothing, with a Valley vibe -  shop luxe sweaters from Autumn Cashmere, Current Elliot denim, the latest from Vince, Steven Alan, and Biya, along with accessories, gifts, locally made jewelry and so much more.  2928 San Marcos Ave., 805.686.0110, WendyFoster.com

tastes & taps

prominent pours for 2016 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,

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.

805.686.9604 AndrewMurrayVineyards.com

2900 Grand Ave., 805.688.8148, LosOlivosGeneralStore.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

LOS OLIVOS LIMOUSINE Family owned and operated. Los Olivos Limousine specializes in wine tasting tours providing professional, reliable and friendly service to their guests ensuring they have a memorable experience. 3035 Figueroa Mountain Road, 805.245.1509, LosOlivosLimo.com 20

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

In 2012, when the owners of Larner Vinyard and Winery set out to find the perfect place to sell the family wine, the timing was good, as the historic Los Olivos Garage space, located in the heart of town, was available. An old general store building on the Larner family property provided the inspiration for Los Olivos General Store, and as a tribute to the building’s past, a vintage gas pump was purchased and placed in front of the store. The pump, now a rather iconic fixture in town, anchors the street corner and welcomes guests. Los Olivos General Store is a contemporary take on a traditional concept and has become a Valley destination for locally sourced artisanal goods and curated treasures. The meticulously merchandised space is filled with quality hand-hewn products from small makers, that are not found in every store - jewelry, greeting cards, leather goods, and gourmet food products. Also in the mix are other treasures and gifts, like books, candles, soaps, vintage items and, of course, wine. The wall space doubles as a rotating gallery, featuring new artists throughout year and the Larner tasting room is right next door, making for seamless sipping and shopping. All of this adds up to a vibrant shopping experience that truly captures the essence of Valley living. 2900 GRAND AVENUE • LOS OLIVOS • 805.688.8148 • LOSOLIVOSGENERALSTORE.COM

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J. Woeste in Los Olivos is that rare store where it’s almost as much fun to hang out

as it is to shop - just ask the local who likes to nap here at noon. But if the napping’s good, the shopping’s better. People love surprises, and they’re everywhere at this 17-year-old indoor-outdoor store, which has become a must-stop for visitors and a favorite with locals. It’s a place to take your time, get lost and discover. “It’s like a treasure chest with a lot of whimsy,” says proprietor Jefferson Woeste. Succulents, a specialty, are ubiquitous, arranged in diverse containers and combined with each other and with decorative elements in dozens of mini-vignettes. Turn a corner and a new theme emerges - angels, Buddhas, frogs, birds, turtles. There’s even a hen house, and Jefferson’s two friendly dogs. The merchandise changes constantly. You can buy the biggest, most resonant wind chime ever, garden pavers in the shape of flip flops, a vivid green sculpted metal aloe plant, shovels with scenes cut out from the blades, glass and ceramics, statues, wind catchers, lamps and interior accessories, unique seasonal pieces, the best African violets and Reiger begonias, and much more. There’s a lot to see, so catch that nap before you arrive. 2356 ALAMO PINTADO AVE • LOS OLIVOS 805.693.1951 • JWOESTE.COM

Consilience, Marianello & Tre Anelli Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay. 2923 Grand Avenue, 805.691.1020, SangerWines.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

Epiphany Wine Company 2014 Grenache Blanc, 2012 Gypsy, 2012 Revelation. 2974 Grand Avenue, 805.686.2424, EpiphanyWineCo.com Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard 2014 Ashley’s Chardonnay, 2014 Marcella, 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, 800.841.1104, FessParker.com

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

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

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

© Shelly Strazis Photography

KaenaWine.com

Larner Vineyard and Winery 2011 Elemental GSM Blend, 2011 Estate Syrah, 2012 Estate Grenache. 2900 Grand Ave., 805.688.8148, LarnerWine.com Longoria Wines Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Tempranillo. 2935 Grand Avenue, 866.759.4637, LongoriaWine.com

Malibu Family Wines Semler Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Saddlerock Sparkling Brut, Saddlerock Chardonnay. 2363 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.688.8105, MalibuWines.com

Qupé & Verdad Winery Syrah, Grenache,

Roussanne.

2963

Grand

Avenue,

2990

Grand

Avenue,

805.686.4200, Qupe.com

Refugio Ranch Vineyards Barbareño, Ineseño, Tiradora. 805.688.5400, RefugioRanch.com

Saarloos & Son's 2103 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Petite Syrah, 20113 GSM Family Tree. 2971 Grand Ave, 805.688.1200, SaarloosAndSons.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

Zaca Mesa Winery and Vineyards 2014 Viognier, 2012 Z Cuvee, 2011 Estate Syrah. 6905 Foxen Canyon Road, 805.688.9339, ZacaMesa.com 22

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J. Woeste in Los Olivos is that rare store where it’s almost as much fun to hang out

as it is to shop - just ask the local who likes to nap here at noon. But if the napping’s good, the shopping’s better. People love surprises, and they’re everywhere at this 17-year-old indoor-outdoor store, which has become a must-stop for visitors and a favorite with locals. It’s a place to take your time, get lost and discover. “It’s like a treasure chest with a lot of whimsy,” says proprietor Jefferson Woeste. Succulents, a specialty, are ubiquitous, arranged in diverse containers and combined with each other and with decorative elements in dozens of mini-vignettes. Turn a corner and a new theme emerges - angels, Buddhas, frogs, birds, turtles. There’s even a hen house, and Jefferson’s two friendly dogs. The merchandise changes constantly. You can buy the biggest, most resonant wind chime ever, garden pavers in the shape of flip flops, a vivid green sculpted metal aloe plant, shovels with scenes cut out from the blades, glass and ceramics, statues, wind catchers, lamps and interior accessories, unique seasonal pieces, the best African violets and Reiger begonias, and much more. There’s a lot to see, so catch that nap before you arrive. 2356 ALAMO PINTADO AVE • LOS OLIVOS 805.693.1951 • JWOESTE.COM

Consilience, Marianello & Tre Anelli Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay. 2923 Grand Avenue, 805.691.1020, SangerWines.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

Epiphany Wine Company 2014 Grenache Blanc, 2012 Gypsy, 2012 Revelation. 2974 Grand Avenue, 805.686.2424, EpiphanyWineCo.com Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard 2014 Ashley’s Chardonnay, 2014 Marcella, 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, 800.841.1104, FessParker.com

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

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

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

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Larner Vineyard and Winery 2011 Elemental GSM Blend, 2011 Estate Syrah, 2012 Estate Grenache. 2900 Grand Ave., 805.688.8148, LarnerWine.com Longoria Wines Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Tempranillo. 2935 Grand Avenue, 866.759.4637, LongoriaWine.com

Malibu Family Wines Semler Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Saddlerock Sparkling Brut, Saddlerock Chardonnay. 2363 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.688.8105, MalibuWines.com

Qupé & Verdad Winery Syrah, Grenache,

Roussanne.

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805.686.4200, Qupe.com

Refugio Ranch Vineyards Barbareño, Ineseño, Tiradora. 805.688.5400, RefugioRanch.com

Saarloos & Son's 2103 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Petite Syrah, 20113 GSM Family Tree. 2971 Grand Ave, 805.688.1200, SaarloosAndSons.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

Zaca Mesa Winery and Vineyards 2014 Viognier, 2012 Z Cuvee, 2011 Estate Syrah. 6905 Foxen Canyon Road, 805.688.9339, ZacaMesa.com 22

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NESTLED IN THE STA. RITA HILLS 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 award-winning 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. Buellton, the western gateway to the Santa Ynez Valley, consistently produces world-class grapes, most notably, pinot noir. 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

Buellton is now on the radar of serious beverage aficionados who come to imbibe not only wine, but awardwinning craft beer and premium spirits as well

WHERE TO STAY

Martellotto Wine Productions

225 McMurray Road • 805.686.9001

65 Los Padres Way • 619.567.9244

926 West Highway 246 • 805.350.0593

Alfresco Picnic

Mosby Winery & Vineyard

Buellton Historical Society

225 McMurray Road • 805.245.2864

9496 Santa Rosa Road • 805.688.2415

376 Avenue of Flags (Pea Soup Andersen's)

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Pea Soup Andersen's

Mendenhall's Museum

45 Industrial Way • 805.694.2252

376 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.5581

24 Zaca Street • 805.689.2402

Firestone Walker Taproom

Pence Ranch

Ostrichland

620 McMurray Road • 805.697.4777

1909 West Highway 246 • 805.735.7000

610 East Highway 246 • 805686.9696

Hitching Post II

Standing Sun Winery

Paws Dog Park

406 East Highway 246 • 805.688.0676

92 Second Street Unit D • 805.904.8072

568 Dawn Drive

333 McMurray Road • 805.688.7797 Motel6.com

Ken Brown Wines

Starting Gate Restaurant

River View Park

555 McMurray Road • 805.688.1000

151 Sycamore Drive • 805.688.7474

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Loring Wine Company

Terravant Winery Restaurant

Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden

420 East Highway 246 • 805.691.1300

35 Industrial Way • 805.686.4742

151 Sycamore Drive • 805.688.7829

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Los Padres Way

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157 West Highway 246 • 805.688.9400

Andre Organic Lavender Farm

Sta. Rita Hills Wine Region staritahills.com for directions & map

Standing Sun Art Gallery 92 Second Street Unit D • 805.904.8072

Zaca Creek Golf Course 223 Shadow Mountain Drive • 805.691.9272

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DESTINATION ww BUELLTON Ostrichland on Highway 246

BUELLTON

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 34° 36' 48.9492'' N 120° 11' 33.5436'' W

NESTLED IN THE STA. RITA HILLS 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 award-winning 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. Buellton, the western gateway to the Santa Ynez Valley, consistently produces world-class grapes, most notably, pinot noir. 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

Buellton is now on the radar of serious beverage aficionados who come to imbibe not only wine, but awardwinning craft beer and premium spirits as well

WHERE TO STAY

Martellotto Wine Productions

225 McMurray Road • 805.686.9001

65 Los Padres Way • 619.567.9244

926 West Highway 246 • 805.350.0593

Alfresco Picnic

Mosby Winery & Vineyard

Buellton Historical Society

225 McMurray Road • 805.245.2864

9496 Santa Rosa Road • 805.688.2415

376 Avenue of Flags (Pea Soup Andersen's)

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Pea Soup Andersen's

Mendenhall's Museum

45 Industrial Way • 805.694.2252

376 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.5581

24 Zaca Street • 805.689.2402

Firestone Walker Taproom

Pence Ranch

Ostrichland

620 McMurray Road • 805.697.4777

1909 West Highway 246 • 805.735.7000

610 East Highway 246 • 805686.9696

Hitching Post II

Standing Sun Winery

Paws Dog Park

406 East Highway 246 • 805.688.0676

92 Second Street Unit D • 805.904.8072

568 Dawn Drive

333 McMurray Road • 805.688.7797 Motel6.com

Ken Brown Wines

Starting Gate Restaurant

River View Park

555 McMurray Road • 805.688.1000

151 Sycamore Drive • 805.688.7474

5. PEA SOUP ANDERSEN'S INN

Loring Wine Company

Terravant Winery Restaurant

Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden

420 East Highway 246 • 805.691.1300

35 Industrial Way • 805.686.4742

151 Sycamore Drive • 805.688.7829

2. DAYS INN BUELLTON

114 E Highway 246 • 805.688.8448 DaysInnBuellton.com

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630 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.0022 QualityInn.com

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550 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.6638 24

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See / Shop

A-RU Sushi

1. COUNTRY LANE MOTEL

412 Avenue of Flags • 805.688.4181

Los Padres Way

Eat / Drink

157 West Highway 246 • 805.688.9400

Andre Organic Lavender Farm

Sta. Rita Hills Wine Region staritahills.com for directions & map

Standing Sun Art Gallery 92 Second Street Unit D • 805.904.8072

Zaca Creek Golf Course 223 Shadow Mountain Drive • 805.691.9272

Buellton is nestled in the Sta. Rita Hills AV A VISITSYV.COM

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Special Events | Local Menus | Speciality Casks & Ales Live Music in Buellton!

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, rd grass covers Blooming musta in the spring the hillsides

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The iconic Pea Soup Andersen's

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. 26

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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 Mendenhall Museu m is home to bought the entire ranch one of the West Coa st’s largest petroliana collect and during a drought ions 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 Flags. Although the busy freeway was moved to its current location in the 1960s, visitors still come to Buellton for essential travel needs, food and fun. 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, and sample beer, wine, salsa, and chili from local vendors. This tasty event takes place at Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground. Minors must be accompanied by adults. 34th 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 and winemakers, more than thirty food purveyors and chefs, regional artists, live music, and more. For a complete listing of events, go to pages 62 & 63. MORE EAT + DRINK A-RU SUSHI

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Sushi sophisticates can appreciate some of the high end seafood that A-RU keeps on hand, including live soft shell crab, sweet shrimp, large scallops, sea urchin, fatty tuna, and monkfish liver. 225 McMurray Rd # D, 805.686.9001, Facebook.com/AruSushi

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 Rd., 805.245.2864, AlfrescoPicnic.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 in Los Olivos and Santa Barbara and more on the way, FMBC continues to attract a wideranging clientele for its great beer and energetic ambience. 45 Industrial Way, 805.694.2252, FigMtnBrew.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 oneoff selections from Firestone’s single and small batch barrel-aging spirits program. 620 McMurray Road, 805.697.4777, FirestoneBeer.com

Hitching Post II Established in 1986 and prominently featured in the Academy Award winning film, Sideways, this iconic eatery serves outstanding steaks, ribs, ostrich, and pastries, along with what the LA Times called the "best" french fries in Southern Cal. 406 E. Hwy 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 VISITSYV.COM

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DESTINATION ww BUELLTON

Special Events | Local Menus | Speciality Casks & Ales Live Music in Buellton!

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, rd grass covers Blooming musta in the spring the hillsides

PHOTO: KROS AND RAD

E

The iconic Pea Soup Andersen's

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. 26

2016 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY DESTINATION GUIDE

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 Mendenhall Museu m is home to bought the entire ranch one of the West Coa st’s largest petroliana collect and during a drought ions 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 Flags. Although the busy freeway was moved to its current location in the 1960s, visitors still come to Buellton for essential travel needs, food and fun. 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, and sample beer, wine, salsa, and chili from local vendors. This tasty event takes place at Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground. Minors must be accompanied by adults. 34th 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 and winemakers, more than thirty food purveyors and chefs, regional artists, live music, and more. For a complete listing of events, go to pages 62 & 63. MORE EAT + DRINK A-RU SUSHI

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Sushi sophisticates can appreciate some of the high end seafood that A-RU keeps on hand, including live soft shell crab, sweet shrimp, large scallops, sea urchin, fatty tuna, and monkfish liver. 225 McMurray Rd # D, 805.686.9001, Facebook.com/AruSushi

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 Rd., 805.245.2864, AlfrescoPicnic.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 in Los Olivos and Santa Barbara and more on the way, FMBC continues to attract a wideranging clientele for its great beer and energetic ambience. 45 Industrial Way, 805.694.2252, FigMtnBrew.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 oneoff selections from Firestone’s single and small batch barrel-aging spirits program. 620 McMurray Road, 805.697.4777, FirestoneBeer.com

Hitching Post II Established in 1986 and prominently featured in the Academy Award winning film, Sideways, this iconic eatery serves outstanding steaks, ribs, ostrich, and pastries, along with what the LA Times called the "best" french fries in Southern Cal. 406 E. Hwy 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 VISITSYV.COM

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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

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MARTELLOTTO WINE PRODUCTIONS Open by appointment only, this tasting room offers a host of varietals: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo. 100 Los Padres Way, 619.567.9244, Martellotto.com

MOSBY WINERY AND VINEYARD Indulge in Cal-Italia wine, made from estate-grown Italian varietals, including Cortese, La Seduzione, Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio. A charming red barn tasting room is nestled among the vines on the Italian themed vineyard. 9496 Santa Rosa Road, 805.688.2415, MosbyWines.com

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CALL FOR DINING, TASTING OR TOURS

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,

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

805.688.5581, PeaSoupAndersens.net

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,

www.visitbuellton.com

805.735.7000, PenceRanch.com

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

Starting Gate Restaurant Enjoy California inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Lobby offers local wines, micro brews, and big screen televisions with NFL Ticket access. 555 McMurray Road (Located in the SYV Marriott), 805.688.1000, SYVMarriott.com

PeaSoupAndersens.net (upstairs in Pea Soup Andersen’s Restaurant)

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)

Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden

Overlooking the Santa Ynez River on one end and the winemaking works on the other, this restaurant's localcentric farm to table 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

Built by the community for the community. Visit the garden to learn about the natural environment of the entire valley. Enjoy educational classes, workshops and the Children's Amphitheater. 151 Sycamore Drive,

Andre Organic Lavender Farm Since 2004, this farm consistently grows some of the finest lavender in the Valley. Stop by to see the fields or check out the Lavender Shoppe, which has more than 25 culinary and personal products, all containing lavender oil made on the farm. 926 West Highway 246, 805.350.0593, AndreOrganicLavender.com 2016 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY DESTINATION GUIDE

A collection of artifacts, ephemera, maps and photographs of the town. 376 Ave. of Flags,

Terravant Winery Restaurant

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Buellton Historical Society

805.688.7829, SantaYnezValleyBotanicGarden.com

Sta. Rita Hills Wine region This American Viticulture Appellation located just outside of Buellton, is considered a perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties. (for directions and a printable touring map go to StaRitaHills.com)

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

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

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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

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MARTELLOTTO WINE PRODUCTIONS Open by appointment only, this tasting room offers a host of varietals: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo. 100 Los Padres Way, 619.567.9244, Martellotto.com

MOSBY WINERY AND VINEYARD Indulge in Cal-Italia wine, made from estate-grown Italian varietals, including Cortese, La Seduzione, Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio. A charming red barn tasting room is nestled among the vines on the Italian themed vineyard. 9496 Santa Rosa Road, 805.688.2415, MosbyWines.com

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Pea Soup AndersEn’s

CALL FOR DINING, TASTING OR TOURS

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,

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

805.688.5581, PeaSoupAndersens.net

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,

www.visitbuellton.com

805.735.7000, PenceRanch.com

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

Starting Gate Restaurant Enjoy California inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Lobby offers local wines, micro brews, and big screen televisions with NFL Ticket access. 555 McMurray Road (Located in the SYV Marriott), 805.688.1000, SYVMarriott.com

PeaSoupAndersens.net (upstairs in Pea Soup Andersen’s Restaurant)

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)

Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden

Overlooking the Santa Ynez River on one end and the winemaking works on the other, this restaurant's localcentric farm to table 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

Built by the community for the community. Visit the garden to learn about the natural environment of the entire valley. Enjoy educational classes, workshops and the Children's Amphitheater. 151 Sycamore Drive,

Andre Organic Lavender Farm Since 2004, this farm consistently grows some of the finest lavender in the Valley. Stop by to see the fields or check out the Lavender Shoppe, which has more than 25 culinary and personal products, all containing lavender oil made on the farm. 926 West Highway 246, 805.350.0593, AndreOrganicLavender.com 2016 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY DESTINATION GUIDE

A collection of artifacts, ephemera, maps and photographs of the town. 376 Ave. of Flags,

Terravant Winery Restaurant

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Buellton Historical Society

805.688.7829, SantaYnezValleyBotanicGarden.com

Sta. Rita Hills Wine region This American Viticulture Appellation located just outside of Buellton, is considered a perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties. (for directions and a printable touring map go to StaRitaHills.com)

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

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

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A BED & BREAKFAST IN THE HEART OF SANTA YNEZ VALLEY WINE COUNTRY

BALLARD

Voted one of America's Top Ten Most Romantic Inns Award Winning Cuisine

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THE SERENE 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

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Ballard Country Church

2436 Baseline Avenue • 800.638.2466

2465 Baseline Avenue • 805.688.6684

Little Red School House 2425 School Street • 805.688.4812

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 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 a drought, with little rain falling and no crops to tend, people volunteered their time and labor to construct the church. The 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 bed and breakfast, 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.

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

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DESTINATION ww BALLARD

A BED & BREAKFAST IN THE HEART OF SANTA YNEZ VALLEY WINE COUNTRY

BALLARD

Voted one of America's Top Ten Most Romantic Inns Award Winning Cuisine

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 34° 38' 8.9484'' N 120° 6' 47.5308'' W

THE SERENE 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

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The Ballard Inn & Restaurant is one of the most sought after small luxury inns in the Santa Barbara Wine Country.

The Ballard Inn Restaurant

Ballard Country Church

2436 Baseline Avenue • 800.638.2466

2465 Baseline Avenue • 805.688.6684

Little Red School House 2425 School Street • 805.688.4812

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 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 a drought, with little rain falling and no crops to tend, people volunteered their time and labor to construct the church. The 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 bed and breakfast, 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.

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

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DESTINATION ww santa ynez

Come & experience the relaxed small-town charm, top-notch cuisine, & cultural history of this Valley town.

SANTA YNEZ

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 34° 36' 51.9516'' N 120° 4' 47.5248'' W

Santa Ynez is a vibrant and thriving Valley town, filled with a cornucopia of culinary delights, outstanding shopping and premium wine-tasting. While much of the region’s history lives on in the vintage township, in the form of period-style western building facades, Santa Ynez is firmly rooted in the present. The streets, with horse shoe-embedded cross walks, are lined with fabulous clothing boutiques and luxury home stores and if you are hungry, Santa Ynez is definitely the place to be! There's a host of options to satisfy a full range of preferences quaint coffee shops, bakeries, critically acclaimed farm to table regional fare, classic burgers, inspired Mexican cuisine, tasty Italian, fresh seafood and steaks. Santa Ynez is also home to one of the last original, booming California saloons and a world-class casino. Santa Ynez was founded in 1882, after Bishop Francis Mora received Congressional approval

PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL

See&Shop

Eat&Drink

Ladybug Boutique

Brothers at the Red Barn

3585 Sagunto St. • 805.693.8998

3539 Sagunto St. • 805.688.4142

Mia Dennee's Interior Design and Furniture

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3099 California 246 • 805.688.5525

3. SANTA YNEZ INN

3627 Sagunto Street • 805.688.5588 SantaYnezInn.com

to sell a large land parcel called College Ranch. The land was located just east of Mission Santa Inés and a just a 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. 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. Nevertheless, it 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. The area’s rich and colorful history comes alive at this delightfully 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 horse-drawn 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, top-notch cuisine, and cultural history of this Valley town that adds another special dimension to the wine country experience.

3400 E. HWY 246 • 800.248.6274

Bridlewood Estate Winery

3555 Roblar Avenue • 805.688.9000

3563 Numancia St. • 805.688.5757

3569 Sagunto St. • 805.686.0842

The Chef's Touch

Outpost Trading Company

3563 Tivola Street • 805.686.1040

3547 Sagunto St. • 805.686.5588

Dos Carlitos

Sage

3544 Sagunto St. • 805.688.0033

1095 Edison St. • 805.688.0955

Eleven Wine Lounge

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum

3640 Sagunto St. • 805.691.9134

3596 Sagunto St. • 805.688.7889

Sky's the Limit Ballooning 800.558.5828

Grassini Family Vineyards & Winery 805.897.3366 Roblar Winery & Vineyards 3010 Roblar Avenue • 805.686.2603

Tumbleweeds

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

3532 Sagunto St. • 805.688.0955

125 N. Refugio Rd. • 805.688.9463

Vino Vaqueros

SY Kitchen

2178 Mora Avenue • 805.944.0493

Santa Ynez is named after Saint Agnes.

1110 Faraday Street • 805.691.9794

The Willows 3400 E. HWY 246 • 805.686.0855

Trattoria Grappolo 3687 Sagunto St. • 805.688.6899

The Vineyard House 3631 Sagunto St. • 805.688.2886

Vincent Vineyards 2370 N. Refugio Road • 805.691.4200 VISITSYV.COM

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DESTINATION ww santa ynez

Come & experience the relaxed small-town charm, top-notch cuisine, & cultural history of this Valley town.

SANTA YNEZ

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 34° 36' 51.9516'' N 120° 4' 47.5248'' W

Santa Ynez is a vibrant and thriving Valley town, filled with a cornucopia of culinary delights, outstanding shopping and premium wine-tasting. While much of the region’s history lives on in the vintage township, in the form of period-style western building facades, Santa Ynez is firmly rooted in the present. The streets, with horse shoe-embedded cross walks, are lined with fabulous clothing boutiques and luxury home stores and if you are hungry, Santa Ynez is definitely the place to be! There's a host of options to satisfy a full range of preferences quaint coffee shops, bakeries, critically acclaimed farm to table regional fare, classic burgers, inspired Mexican cuisine, tasty Italian, fresh seafood and steaks. Santa Ynez is also home to one of the last original, booming California saloons and a world-class casino. Santa Ynez was founded in 1882, after Bishop Francis Mora received Congressional approval

PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL

See&Shop

Eat&Drink

Ladybug Boutique

Brothers at the Red Barn

3585 Sagunto St. • 805.693.8998

3539 Sagunto St. • 805.688.4142

Mia Dennee's Interior Design and Furniture

Carr Winery

Chumash Casino

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3099 California 246 • 805.688.5525

3. SANTA YNEZ INN

3627 Sagunto Street • 805.688.5588 SantaYnezInn.com

to sell a large land parcel called College Ranch. The land was located just east of Mission Santa Inés and a just a 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. 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. Nevertheless, it 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. The area’s rich and colorful history comes alive at this delightfully 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 horse-drawn 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, top-notch cuisine, and cultural history of this Valley town that adds another special dimension to the wine country experience.

3400 E. HWY 246 • 800.248.6274

Bridlewood Estate Winery

3555 Roblar Avenue • 805.688.9000

3563 Numancia St. • 805.688.5757

3569 Sagunto St. • 805.686.0842

The Chef's Touch

Outpost Trading Company

3563 Tivola Street • 805.686.1040

3547 Sagunto St. • 805.686.5588

Dos Carlitos

Sage

3544 Sagunto St. • 805.688.0033

1095 Edison St. • 805.688.0955

Eleven Wine Lounge

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum

3640 Sagunto St. • 805.691.9134

3596 Sagunto St. • 805.688.7889

Sky's the Limit Ballooning 800.558.5828

Grassini Family Vineyards & Winery 805.897.3366 Roblar Winery & Vineyards 3010 Roblar Avenue • 805.686.2603

Tumbleweeds

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

3532 Sagunto St. • 805.688.0955

125 N. Refugio Rd. • 805.688.9463

Vino Vaqueros

SY Kitchen

2178 Mora Avenue • 805.944.0493

Santa Ynez is named after Saint Agnes.

1110 Faraday Street • 805.691.9794

The Willows 3400 E. HWY 246 • 805.686.0855

Trattoria Grappolo 3687 Sagunto St. • 805.688.6899

The Vineyard House 3631 Sagunto St. • 805.688.2886

Vincent Vineyards 2370 N. Refugio Road • 805.691.4200 VISITSYV.COM

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The Vineyard House Intentionally Timeless

FESTIVALS

54th 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 32nd 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. For a complete listing of events, go to pages 62 & 63.

AND EVENTS

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, BridlewoodEstateWinery.com

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

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

V I S I T T H E S A N T A Y N E Z VA L L E Y

H IST ORY M US E UM & C ARRIAG E H O US E • 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

www.santaynezmuseum.org ~ 805-688-7889

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,

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

805.688.5757, CarrWinery.com

The Chef's TouchS Specializing in wine country inspired foods that feature locally grown products that are created with inspiration and passion. A full service catering company offering personal or day of wedding coordination, custom menu design, staffing and a complete selection of vendor services. 3563

The Vineyard House has one foot in the past - in the best way. The restaurant is located in a Victorian home built in 1907, and Jim Sobell is a kind of throwback proprietor - always present, manning the stove or baking a pie, pouring wine, greeting guests. Speaking of guests, many have been coming in for as long as Chef Gabe has been cooking here - 17 of the restaurant’s 18 years. With two intimate dining rooms and a pair of decks shaded by ancient pepper trees (routinely earning the restaurant a “best outdoor dining in the valley” rating), the Vineyard House is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or a leisurely Sunday brunch. The extensive menu includes numerous classic dishes - crispy buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp scampi, a Brown Derby cobb salad and what Sobell describes as “a damn-good” bacon-wrapped meatloaf of beef, pork and veal. And don’t overlook pastas, pizzas with chewy homemade crust, and great desserts. Sobell serves classic dishes because his guests want them. “We try to accommodate,” he says. Want something from the lunch menu for dinner? If he has the ingredients, no problem. About 25 of the 35 Central Coast wines he stocks are available by the glass. The time to go “back” is now. 3631 SAGUNTO STREET, SANTA YNEZ • 805.688.2886 • THEVINEYARDHOUSE.COM

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Tivola Street, 805.686.1040, TheChefsTouch.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 A recent addition to Santa Ynez, featuring 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

3640 SAGUNTO STREET • 805.691.9134 • ELEVENWINELOUNGE.COM VISITSYV.COM

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The Vineyard House Intentionally Timeless

FESTIVALS

54th 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 32nd 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. For a complete listing of events, go to pages 62 & 63.

AND EVENTS

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, BridlewoodEstateWinery.com

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

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

V I S I T T H E S A N T A Y N E Z VA L L E Y

H IST ORY M US E UM & C ARRIAG E H O US E • 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

www.santaynezmuseum.org ~ 805-688-7889

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,

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

805.688.5757, CarrWinery.com

The Chef's TouchS Specializing in wine country inspired foods that feature locally grown products that are created with inspiration and passion. A full service catering company offering personal or day of wedding coordination, custom menu design, staffing and a complete selection of vendor services. 3563

The Vineyard House has one foot in the past - in the best way. The restaurant is located in a Victorian home built in 1907, and Jim Sobell is a kind of throwback proprietor - always present, manning the stove or baking a pie, pouring wine, greeting guests. Speaking of guests, many have been coming in for as long as Chef Gabe has been cooking here - 17 of the restaurant’s 18 years. With two intimate dining rooms and a pair of decks shaded by ancient pepper trees (routinely earning the restaurant a “best outdoor dining in the valley” rating), the Vineyard House is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or a leisurely Sunday brunch. The extensive menu includes numerous classic dishes - crispy buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp scampi, a Brown Derby cobb salad and what Sobell describes as “a damn-good” bacon-wrapped meatloaf of beef, pork and veal. And don’t overlook pastas, pizzas with chewy homemade crust, and great desserts. Sobell serves classic dishes because his guests want them. “We try to accommodate,” he says. Want something from the lunch menu for dinner? If he has the ingredients, no problem. About 25 of the 35 Central Coast wines he stocks are available by the glass. The time to go “back” is now. 3631 SAGUNTO STREET, SANTA YNEZ • 805.688.2886 • THEVINEYARDHOUSE.COM

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Tivola Street, 805.686.1040, TheChefsTouch.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 A recent addition to Santa Ynez, featuring 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

3640 SAGUNTO STREET • 805.691.9134 • ELEVENWINELOUNGE.COM VISITSYV.COM

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DESTINATION ww santa ynez 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 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 VINEYRADS & WINERY Sunstone Winery is a beautifully tranquil retreat where you can enjoy a glass of wine in the lavender and rosemary-filled courtyard, in the stone barrel-aging caves, or perhaps enjoy lunch at a picnic table shaded by olive and oak trees. 125 N. 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

The Vineyard house

The Vineyard House

A 100 year-old Victorian house, sits amid beautiful gardens and has a tranquil patio for dining in casual elegance offering delicious salads, fresh pastas and seafood, steaks and chicken. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

A Perfect ELEVEN The Santa Ynez

scene just got a little more fun. Eleven Wine Lounge, a recent addition to an already fabulous variety of local establishments, features an impressive line-up of international and local wines and brews, non-alcoholic drinks and fusions. Imaginative artisanal cocktails are created with playful mixes of wine, champagne, sangria, and even sake. And then, there’s the food. An organic crudo bar and globally inspired menu along with the freshest available seasonal ingredients, is fluid and ever-evolving. Diverse dishes mix the flavors of modern European and American cuisine, with a touch of South America and Asia. A modern and sophisticated vibe permeates the space, without compromising an intimate ambience. The east facing veranda, lined with cozy booths, serves up a brilliant view of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Business hours give further credence to the bohemian flavor of Eleven, as chef/proprietor, Alberto Mastrangelo says, “We are open from 5:00p.m. and until the last guest leaves.” Now that is what we call hospitality. The wine, the food, the feel, plus live music, all add up to a perfect score of Eleven.  3640 SAGUNTO STREET, SANTA YNEZ 805.691.9134 • ELEVENWINELOUNGE.COM

3631 Sagunto St., 805.688.2886, TheVineyardHouse.com

TratTORIA GrapPOLO 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 18-and-older, 24 hour gaming floor, live entertainment, award-winning fine dining, with a AAA Four Diamond-rated Hotel and Spa. 3400 East Highway 246, 800.248.6274, ChumashCasino.com

Mia Dennee’s Interior Design and Furniture

Rustic Regional American Cuisine Casual Elegance • Victorian Charm • Local Wines Voted Best Outdoor Patio Dining Serving Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Closed Tuesdays 3631 Sagunto Street• Santa Ynez• 805.688.2886• thevineyardhouse.com 36

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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

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House Preserving the rich history of the Valley, its pioneering settlers and the five early townships of the region, through collections, exhibits & educational programs. 3596 Sagunto St., 805. 688.7889, SantaYnezMuseum.org VISITSYV.COM

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DESTINATION ww santa ynez 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 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 VINEYRADS & WINERY Sunstone Winery is a beautifully tranquil retreat where you can enjoy a glass of wine in the lavender and rosemary-filled courtyard, in the stone barrel-aging caves, or perhaps enjoy lunch at a picnic table shaded by olive and oak trees. 125 N. 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

The Vineyard house

The Vineyard House

A 100 year-old Victorian house, sits amid beautiful gardens and has a tranquil patio for dining in casual elegance offering delicious salads, fresh pastas and seafood, steaks and chicken. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

A Perfect ELEVEN The Santa Ynez

scene just got a little more fun. Eleven Wine Lounge, a recent addition to an already fabulous variety of local establishments, features an impressive line-up of international and local wines and brews, non-alcoholic drinks and fusions. Imaginative artisanal cocktails are created with playful mixes of wine, champagne, sangria, and even sake. And then, there’s the food. An organic crudo bar and globally inspired menu along with the freshest available seasonal ingredients, is fluid and ever-evolving. Diverse dishes mix the flavors of modern European and American cuisine, with a touch of South America and Asia. A modern and sophisticated vibe permeates the space, without compromising an intimate ambience. The east facing veranda, lined with cozy booths, serves up a brilliant view of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Business hours give further credence to the bohemian flavor of Eleven, as chef/proprietor, Alberto Mastrangelo says, “We are open from 5:00p.m. and until the last guest leaves.” Now that is what we call hospitality. The wine, the food, the feel, plus live music, all add up to a perfect score of Eleven.  3640 SAGUNTO STREET, SANTA YNEZ 805.691.9134 • ELEVENWINELOUNGE.COM

3631 Sagunto St., 805.688.2886, TheVineyardHouse.com

TratTORIA GrapPOLO 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 18-and-older, 24 hour gaming floor, live entertainment, award-winning fine dining, with a AAA Four Diamond-rated Hotel and Spa. 3400 East Highway 246, 800.248.6274, ChumashCasino.com

Mia Dennee’s Interior Design and Furniture

Rustic Regional American Cuisine Casual Elegance • Victorian Charm • Local Wines Voted Best Outdoor Patio Dining Serving Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Closed Tuesdays 3631 Sagunto Street• Santa Ynez• 805.688.2886• thevineyardhouse.com 36

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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

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House Preserving the rich history of the Valley, its pioneering settlers and the five early townships of the region, through collections, exhibits & educational programs. 3596 Sagunto St., 805. 688.7889, SantaYnezMuseum.org VISITSYV.COM

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Legend has it that the hills above Los Alamos once served as a hideout for bandito Solomon Pico, whose escapades were popularized by the character "Zorro".

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Bell Street Farm Eatery & Market This cozy and delicious eatery and market is an essential culinary destination for fresh cuisine, gifts and merchandise from local artisans. Hang out in the market, dining room or patio or make your own picnic basket. 406 Bell Street, 805.344.4609, BellStreetFarm.com

Bob's Well Bread Bakery Old world European techniques are used to create delicious hand-made bread & baked goods, made with only the finest ingredients and natural starters. 550 Bell Street, 805.344.3000, BobsWellBread.com

Casa Dumetz Boutique artisan winery & inviting tasting room specializing in lovely small batch handcrafted wines. 388 Bell St., 805.344.1900, CasaDumetzWines.com PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL

SHOP+ SEE 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 69th 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 62 & 63.

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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 award-winning 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 road-weary stagecoach travelers in 1880. Recently renovated, the hotel still welcomes overnight guests and operates a lively wine saloon.

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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

Gussied Up Antiques Located in the historic Leslie House built in 1880, the store is home to two dozen different dealers and consignors covering a vast array of antiques, collectibles, vintage curiosities and retro ware. 349 Bell Street, 805.344.2504, GussiedUpAntiques.com

Los Alamos County Park A “hidden treasure”, this 51-acre park at the mouth of the Drum Canyon, is a great place to enjoy a picnic, a game of softball, horseshoes, or watch the woodpeckers at work. 500 Drum Canyon Road, 805.934.6123, CountyofSb.org

Terramonary Stoneware & Porcelain Original one-of-a-kind hand-crafted stoneware and porcelain created by local artist Ramona Clayton. 273 Bell Street, 805.453.5075, Terramonary.com

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

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

The Station Tres Hermanas Vineyard and Winery owners recently restored the historic “garage” into a bar and a great space for special events and weddings. 346 Bell Street, 805.344.1950, TheStationLosAlamos.com

Wine Saloon A fun and fabulously funky tasting room located in the 1880 Union Hotel, featuring selections from GoGi Wines, Hudson Bellamy Wines and Ampelos Cellars. 362 Bell Street, 805.344.2744 Bell Street Farm Eatery & Market

Vintage, original & reproduction farm, canine, country & English sporting equine art, gifts & accessories, fine vintage linens & jewelry. 363 Bell St., 805.344.4111, TheGentlemanFarmer.net

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Bell Street Farm Eatery & Market This cozy and delicious eatery and market is an essential culinary destination for fresh cuisine, gifts and merchandise from local artisans. Hang out in the market, dining room or patio or make your own picnic basket. 406 Bell Street, 805.344.4609, BellStreetFarm.com

Bob's Well Bread Bakery Old world European techniques are used to create delicious hand-made bread & baked goods, made with only the finest ingredients and natural starters. 550 Bell Street, 805.344.3000, BobsWellBread.com

Casa Dumetz Boutique artisan winery & inviting tasting room specializing in lovely small batch handcrafted wines. 388 Bell St., 805.344.1900, CasaDumetzWines.com PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL

SHOP+ SEE 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 69th 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 62 & 63.

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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 award-winning 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 road-weary stagecoach travelers in 1880. Recently renovated, the hotel still welcomes overnight guests and operates a lively wine saloon.

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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

Gussied Up Antiques Located in the historic Leslie House built in 1880, the store is home to two dozen different dealers and consignors covering a vast array of antiques, collectibles, vintage curiosities and retro ware. 349 Bell Street, 805.344.2504, GussiedUpAntiques.com

Los Alamos County Park A “hidden treasure”, this 51-acre park at the mouth of the Drum Canyon, is a great place to enjoy a picnic, a game of softball, horseshoes, or watch the woodpeckers at work. 500 Drum Canyon Road, 805.934.6123, CountyofSb.org

Terramonary Stoneware & Porcelain Original one-of-a-kind hand-crafted stoneware and porcelain created by local artist Ramona Clayton. 273 Bell Street, 805.453.5075, Terramonary.com

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

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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

The Station Tres Hermanas Vineyard and Winery owners recently restored the historic “garage” into a bar and a great space for special events and weddings. 346 Bell Street, 805.344.1950, TheStationLosAlamos.com

Wine Saloon A fun and fabulously funky tasting room located in the 1880 Union Hotel, featuring selections from GoGi Wines, Hudson Bellamy Wines and Ampelos Cellars. 362 Bell Street, 805.344.2744 Bell Street Farm Eatery & Market

Vintage, original & reproduction farm, canine, country & English sporting equine art, gifts & accessories, fine vintage linens & jewelry. 363 Bell St., 805.344.4111, TheGentlemanFarmer.net

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lanning to tie the knot? The Santa Ynez Valley may be the perfect spot - the scenery is breathtaking, the venues are romantic and the accommodations plentiful. As Rani Hoover, owner of Inspired Weddings and Events and the artistic visionary and creative talent behind some of the most gorgeous weddings in the Valley, puts The Santa Ynez it, “The Santa Ynez valley is simply Valley is simply magical magical. It’s only two hours from – rani hoover Los Angeles and inspired weddings & events seven miles from the coast, with over eighty wineries and vineyards. The endless rolling hills, dappled with live oak trees and the most romantic “golden hour” sunsets every evening make the SYV a picture perfect setting to welcome family and guests, from across the country and around the world.”

Featured Wedding: The recent union of local couple Katherine, who is in the wine industry and Josh an army veteran and firefighter, was held at the stunning Crossroads Estate, near Los Olivos, perfectly captures the essence of an SYV wedding. Coordinated by Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings & Events: 805.245.8199, ranihoover.com Photographed by Brian Leahy: brianleahyphoto.com

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Featured Wedding: The recent union of local couple Katherine, who is in the wine industry and Josh an army veteran and firefighter, was held at the stunning Crossroads Estate, near Los Olivos, perfectly captures the essence of an SYV wedding. Coordinated by Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings & Events: 805.245.8199, ranihoover.com Photographed by Brian Leahy: brianleahyphoto.com

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bowls of almonds from the orchards below. The rustic, yet modern furniture and sleek organic décor elements and place settings were selected from Mia Dennee’s Interior Design and Furniture. The guests indulged in a crisp, vibrant 2014 Buttonwood Syrah Rosé and delectable peach tarts from local favorite, The Baker’s Table. It was definitely a richly relaxing and slightly decadent affair to remember. Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard | 805.688.3032 | buttonwoodwinery.com • Mia Dennee’s Interior Design and Furniture | 805.686.0842 Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings and Events | 805.245.8199 | ranihoover.com • The Baker’s Table | 805.688.4856 | thebakers-table.com VISITSYV.COM

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bowls of almonds from the orchards below. The rustic, yet modern furniture and sleek organic décor elements and place settings were selected from Mia Dennee’s Interior Design and Furniture. The guests indulged in a crisp, vibrant 2014 Buttonwood Syrah Rosé and delectable peach tarts from local favorite, The Baker’s Table. It was definitely a richly relaxing and slightly decadent affair to remember. Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard | 805.688.3032 | buttonwoodwinery.com • Mia Dennee’s Interior Design and Furniture | 805.686.0842 Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings and Events | 805.245.8199 | ranihoover.com • The Baker’s Table | 805.688.4856 | thebakers-table.com VISITSYV.COM

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options in the towns of the Santa Ynez Valley, it can be easy to forget about the rich, multifaceted sipping experience that awaits at tasting rooms in the wine country’s stunning countryside.

This is a place with little traffic, clean air, wide skies and pristine landscapes; where the habitat hosts deer, bobcats, hawks, rabbits, wild boar, squirrels, coyotes, wild turkeys and even bears. To taste wine here is to tap into the source, where grapes are grown, crushed and transformed; to experience first-hand the terroir that shape the wines; to really know what you’re sipping while sharing what has inspired the region’s winemakers for decades. A great way to experience it is by driving the beautiful Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Starting just outside Los Olivos, the road passes stunning views and numerous wineries as it winds its way northwest for about 25 miles. So pack that picnic, break out that winecountry map and hit the road for an unforgettable day among the vines. Leaving Los Olivos and turning up Foxen Canyon Road, your first stop might be Andrew Murray Vineyards. Nestled among the oak trees, the site combines a beautiful tasting room that embodies a decidedly modern aesthetic and a family-friendly outdoor picnic area. “We’re going for good style and a good attitude,” said the winemaker during a quick break from the fall harvest. Established in 1990, Murray was a pioneer in Rhône varieties in Foxen Canyon and continues to focus solely on estate Rhônes made from grapes grown on 100 acres of vineyards located on a mesa above the winery. A short drive north leads to the 65-acre Koehler Winery. Cross the small bridge, pass the sign indicating a duck crossing, and drive between vineyards to reach the 20-year-old winery, whose 45-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines are among the oldest in the county. Koehler makes only estate-grown wines and sells nearly all of its 5,000-case production through its wine club and tasting room - so you have to come to get it. You’ll find a warm welcome here and fantastic picnicking on the shaded grounds, surrounded by native-plant landscaping. Continuing along the road, you’ll quickly arrive at 700-acre Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, begun in 1989 by the actor and real estate developer known for playing Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett on TV. Parker’s children and grandchildren have followed him into the family-run business, which continues to exude the warm hospitality that characterized its founder. Sip in the beautiful high-ceilinged tasting room or on the new outdoor patio (the place for events and enhanced custom

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options in the towns of the Santa Ynez Valley, it can be easy to forget about the rich, multifaceted sipping experience that awaits at tasting rooms in the wine country’s stunning countryside.

This is a place with little traffic, clean air, wide skies and pristine landscapes; where the habitat hosts deer, bobcats, hawks, rabbits, wild boar, squirrels, coyotes, wild turkeys and even bears. To taste wine here is to tap into the source, where grapes are grown, crushed and transformed; to experience first-hand the terroir that shape the wines; to really know what you’re sipping while sharing what has inspired the region’s winemakers for decades. A great way to experience it is by driving the beautiful Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Starting just outside Los Olivos, the road passes stunning views and numerous wineries as it winds its way northwest for about 25 miles. So pack that picnic, break out that winecountry map and hit the road for an unforgettable day among the vines. Leaving Los Olivos and turning up Foxen Canyon Road, your first stop might be Andrew Murray Vineyards. Nestled among the oak trees, the site combines a beautiful tasting room that embodies a decidedly modern aesthetic and a family-friendly outdoor picnic area. “We’re going for good style and a good attitude,” said the winemaker during a quick break from the fall harvest. Established in 1990, Murray was a pioneer in Rhône varieties in Foxen Canyon and continues to focus solely on estate Rhônes made from grapes grown on 100 acres of vineyards located on a mesa above the winery. A short drive north leads to the 65-acre Koehler Winery. Cross the small bridge, pass the sign indicating a duck crossing, and drive between vineyards to reach the 20-year-old winery, whose 45-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines are among the oldest in the county. Koehler makes only estate-grown wines and sells nearly all of its 5,000-case production through its wine club and tasting room - so you have to come to get it. You’ll find a warm welcome here and fantastic picnicking on the shaded grounds, surrounded by native-plant landscaping. Continuing along the road, you’ll quickly arrive at 700-acre Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, begun in 1989 by the actor and real estate developer known for playing Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett on TV. Parker’s children and grandchildren have followed him into the family-run business, which continues to exude the warm hospitality that characterized its founder. Sip in the beautiful high-ceilinged tasting room or on the new outdoor patio (the place for events and enhanced custom

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tastings), and take in the expansive grounds. Enjoy a lazy afternoon picnicking and strolling beside vineyards of Chardonnay and Riesling. Back on Foxen Canyon, the road soon levels out and turns west. With a broad basin on your right, you’ll turn left into Zaca Mesa Winery, one of the oldest wineries in the area. Multiple grape varieties were first planted here in 1973; since then the focus has shifted to the Rhône varieties that do so well in this warmer, southern part of the trail. Many top local winemakers cut their teeth here before heading off on their own, and the first Syrah grapes in Santa Barbara County were planted here in 1978. A converted barn houses the winemaking operation and the expansive, well-appointed tasting room. There’s great picnicking under the oaks. Shortly after rejoining Foxen Canyon heading west, plan to detour just three miles down scenic Alisos Canyon Road to Martian Ranch & Vineyard, which produces biodynamic wines. (Think of it as organicPLUS). ET’s do not reside here; rather, the winery is named after owner Nan Helgeland’s sons, Martin and Ian. They do have fun with the Martian concept though - “UFOs Welcome Here” on their wine labels, and wines with such space-inspired monikers as Red Shift (Syrah), Stellar (Viognier) and UFOric (Albariño). Taste indoors in front of the ultra-high-tech winemaking facility, or outside while playing bocce or horseshoes. It’s a beautiful place to land. Back on Foxen Canyon heading west, the country continues to open up. Shortly, at a right-left bend in the road, you’ll Koehler Winery arrive at Tres Hermanas, established by Marvin and Paulette Teixeira on their cattle ranch in 2001 and named for their three daughters. Don’t be confused by the big “JT” on the barn; it’s the cattle brand that was used by Marvin’s parents. Wine club members can park their RVs on the property for free and then safely enjoy a full day or evening of tasting new releases. Tres Hermanas makes wines from its own Estate Syrah vineyard and also sources grapes from prime Central Coast vineyards. Your next stop is the stunning modern-barn-style tasting room and winemaking facility at Foxen Vineyard & Winery. Talk about microclimates: this 100-percent solar-powered winery is located at the transition between the warmer north-south-oriented portion of the route and the east-west-oriented part along the Sisquoc River, which is fanned by cool ocean breezes. That allows Foxen to grow different grapes that like slightly different climates - such as Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - in the same vineyard. After a visit here, don’t miss “The Shack,” the charming original tasting room located a bit

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tastings), and take in the expansive grounds. Enjoy a lazy afternoon picnicking and strolling beside vineyards of Chardonnay and Riesling. Back on Foxen Canyon, the road soon levels out and turns west. With a broad basin on your right, you’ll turn left into Zaca Mesa Winery, one of the oldest wineries in the area. Multiple grape varieties were first planted here in 1973; since then the focus has shifted to the Rhône varieties that do so well in this warmer, southern part of the trail. Many top local winemakers cut their teeth here before heading off on their own, and the first Syrah grapes in Santa Barbara County were planted here in 1978. A converted barn houses the winemaking operation and the expansive, well-appointed tasting room. There’s great picnicking under the oaks. Shortly after rejoining Foxen Canyon heading west, plan to detour just three miles down scenic Alisos Canyon Road to Martian Ranch & Vineyard, which produces biodynamic wines. (Think of it as organicPLUS). ET’s do not reside here; rather, the winery is named after owner Nan Helgeland’s sons, Martin and Ian. They do have fun with the Martian concept though - “UFOs Welcome Here” on their wine labels, and wines with such space-inspired monikers as Red Shift (Syrah), Stellar (Viognier) and UFOric (Albariño). Taste indoors in front of the ultra-high-tech winemaking facility, or outside while playing bocce or horseshoes. It’s a beautiful place to land. Back on Foxen Canyon heading west, the country continues to open up. Shortly, at a right-left bend in the road, you’ll Koehler Winery arrive at Tres Hermanas, established by Marvin and Paulette Teixeira on their cattle ranch in 2001 and named for their three daughters. Don’t be confused by the big “JT” on the barn; it’s the cattle brand that was used by Marvin’s parents. Wine club members can park their RVs on the property for free and then safely enjoy a full day or evening of tasting new releases. Tres Hermanas makes wines from its own Estate Syrah vineyard and also sources grapes from prime Central Coast vineyards. Your next stop is the stunning modern-barn-style tasting room and winemaking facility at Foxen Vineyard & Winery. Talk about microclimates: this 100-percent solar-powered winery is located at the transition between the warmer north-south-oriented portion of the route and the east-west-oriented part along the Sisquoc River, which is fanned by cool ocean breezes. That allows Foxen to grow different grapes that like slightly different climates - such as Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - in the same vineyard. After a visit here, don’t miss “The Shack,” the charming original tasting room located a bit

To taste wine here is to tap into the source, where grapes are grown, crushed & transformed.

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In THE Santa Ynez Valley, riders of every level and preference can fInd what they want – lavender & alpaca farms to sCenic rolling hills and the “bucket list” climb up fIgueroa mountain.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang • 805.686.9490 • WineCountryCycling.com

Cycling House, Missoula, Montana 406.219.1318 • TheCyclingHouse.com

Gray & Co., Toronto, Ontario, Canada 416.998.4082 • GrayAndCo.ca

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do cyclists look for in a vacation? Varied rides over world-class terrain with great scenery and little traffic, first-rate support, interesting attractions, excellent accommodations and the pleasures of civilization. No wonder so many riders from so far away choose the Santa Ynez Valley for a bike-centric getaway. Here, riders of every level and preference can find what they want. They can visit lavender and alpaca farms, disappear on scenic rolling roads or take on the “bucket list” climb up Figueroa Mountain. The following three companies can put you exactly where you want to be. The local in the mix is 10-year-old Solvang-based Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours operated by co-founder Corey Evans next to Dr. J’s Bicycle Shop. They rent out Specialized carbon road bikes and know the roads so well they’ve made the best cycling map of the area you can find. One-day and multi-day tour packages, as well as self-guided tours, are customized for the needs of any rider. Outings include a gourmet picnic lunch complete with artisanal cheeses, seasonal salad of local organic produce, and local fresh fruit. According to Owen Gue, owner of Montana-based Cycling House, the clients he brings to the valley tend to be “passionate, experienced riders whose main focus every day is being on the bike.” Most riders bring their gear, but Look and Pinarello carbon rockets can be rented. Guides are seasoned athletes. Cycling House guests normally stay at the lovely Ballard Inn and Restaurant, giving ready access to most any route without the need for cars, while providing excellent food and accommodations at day’s end. “Our feedback on the trips in the Santa Ynez Valley - the roads, the Ballard Inn, the routes, everything - is really good,” he says. Gray & Co. is a Toronto-based company offering high-end customized, guided, fully supported biking and hiking trips around the world. Founder Cari Gray says she keeps returning to the Santa Ynez Valley because, “It’s one of my favorite places to bike in the U.S. It’s friendly to cycling, the food and wine are terrific, and you can walk out the front door and ride in multiple directions.” The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa in Los Olivos is usually headquarters. “If there were more hotels like it in the world, my life would be easier,” says Gray. She often works with SB Wine Country Cycling Tours and encourages her guests to visit local restaurants and, of course, “drink the wine made from grapes grown in the vineyard they rode past that day.” A fine toast to wine-country cycling.

In THE Santa Ynez Valley, riders of every level and preference can fInd what they want – lavender & alpaca farms to sCenic rolling hills and the “bucket list” climb up fIgueroa mountain.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang • 805.686.9490 • WineCountryCycling.com

Cycling House, Missoula, Montana 406.219.1318 • TheCyclingHouse.com

Gray & Co., Toronto, Ontario, Canada 416.998.4082 • GrayAndCo.ca

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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,

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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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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

BIG

THREE

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

architect,

Robert

Muir

Graves, it’s been described as the “truest test of pure golf that our area has to offer.” The greens are lightening fast and true with some of the best par 5’s of any course, such as the 15th hole, a double dog-leg where power hitters may run out of fairway from the La Purisima Golf Course LA PURISIMA GOLF COURSE • 3455 EAST HIGHWAY 246 • 805.735.8395 • LAPURISIMAGOLF.COM RANCHO SAN MARCOS • 4600 HIGHWAY 154 • 805.683.6334 • RSM1804.COM RIVER COURSE AT THE ALISAL • 150 ALISAL ROAD • 805.688.6042 • RIVERCOURSE.COM

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 regardless of your handicap. A two night, three-day golf escape to the Santa Ynez Valley is one golf experience you will never forget. World-class golf, spectacular greens all in a setting you can only find in the

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OUT AND ABOUT

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 for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. 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 hiend 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. 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 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

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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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

architect,

Robert

Muir

Graves, it’s been described as the “truest test of pure golf that our area has to offer.” The greens are lightening fast and true with some of the best par 5’s of any course, such as the 15th hole, a double dog-leg where power hitters may run out of fairway from the La Purisima Golf Course LA PURISIMA GOLF COURSE • 3455 EAST HIGHWAY 246 • 805.735.8395 • LAPURISIMAGOLF.COM RANCHO SAN MARCOS • 4600 HIGHWAY 154 • 805.683.6334 • RSM1804.COM RIVER COURSE AT THE ALISAL • 150 ALISAL ROAD • 805.688.6042 • RIVERCOURSE.COM

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 regardless of your handicap. A two night, three-day golf escape to the Santa Ynez Valley is one golf experience you will never forget. World-class golf, spectacular greens all in a setting you can only find in the

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OUT AND ABOUT

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 for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. 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 hiend 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. 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 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

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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OUT AND ABOUT Located about 15 minutes from Santa Ynez, off Hwy 154 offers narrated nature tours where you’ll be able to see waterfowl, osprey, hawks, bald eagles, and various other birds and wildlife.

PICNIC & PLAY

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, familyfriendly programs, the Neal Taylor Nature Center, bird watching, hiking, general store. 805.686.5054. PHOTO: ALEX VIDUETSKY 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 Buellton’s newest addition. 568 Dawn Drive. SyvPaws.org Riverview 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, the park hosts PHOTO: LINDA VANOUDENHAEGEN festivals, free movies and concerts in the summertime, and is a popular picnic spot. Located at Mission Drive and First Street. Sunny Fields Park: Great family park with beautiful wooden Danishthemed structures, a giant tire swing, rope bridges, and ample seating El Capitan State Beach: A nice sandy beach, with rocky tide pools and stands of sycamore and for adults. 900 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.688.7529 oaks along El Capitan Creek. It’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: 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.

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SANTA BARBARA Less than a one hour drive

from the Santa Ynez Valley - so many ways to play in the SYV.

Vino Vaqueros

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

FLORA & FAUNA

Chaotic Exotics: Nine acres of woodland paradise, overlooking the vineyards of the 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: 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 Figueroa Mountain Road/Los Padres National Forest: Take a drive (north from Los Olivos) to see the brightly colored lupine, California poppies and wild mustard that carpet the hillsides in the springtime. An Adventure pass is needed if you plan to hike or walk around. Passes are available online or at the Ranger Station at the top of Figueroa Mountain Road. Fs.Fed.us Ostrichland USA

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Solvang Farmers' Market

FRESH PICKS

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 The Farm Stead: Organic farm and market offering a variety of lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, watermelons, strawberries, and a variety of seasonal produce. Honey, olive oil and organic bread and eggs are available during Market Days, Thurs-Sun. 2323 Old Coast Highway, Gaviota, 310.918.9400 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 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 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 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 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 VISITSYV.COM

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OUT AND ABOUT Located about 15 minutes from Santa Ynez, off Hwy 154 offers narrated nature tours where you’ll be able to see waterfowl, osprey, hawks, bald eagles, and various other birds and wildlife.

PICNIC & PLAY

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, familyfriendly programs, the Neal Taylor Nature Center, bird watching, hiking, general store. 805.686.5054. PHOTO: ALEX VIDUETSKY 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 Buellton’s newest addition. 568 Dawn Drive. SyvPaws.org Riverview 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, the park hosts PHOTO: LINDA VANOUDENHAEGEN festivals, free movies and concerts in the summertime, and is a popular picnic spot. Located at Mission Drive and First Street. Sunny Fields Park: Great family park with beautiful wooden Danishthemed structures, a giant tire swing, rope bridges, and ample seating El Capitan State Beach: A nice sandy beach, with rocky tide pools and stands of sycamore and for adults. 900 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.688.7529 oaks along El Capitan Creek. It’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: 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.

HIT THE BEACH

SANTA BARBARA Less than a one hour drive

from the Santa Ynez Valley - so many ways to play in the SYV.

Vino Vaqueros

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

FLORA & FAUNA

Chaotic Exotics: Nine acres of woodland paradise, overlooking the vineyards of the 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: 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 Figueroa Mountain Road/Los Padres National Forest: Take a drive (north from Los Olivos) to see the brightly colored lupine, California poppies and wild mustard that carpet the hillsides in the springtime. An Adventure pass is needed if you plan to hike or walk around. Passes are available online or at the Ranger Station at the top of Figueroa Mountain Road. Fs.Fed.us Ostrichland USA

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Nojoqui Falls County Park

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Solvang Farmers' Market

FRESH PICKS

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 The Farm Stead: Organic farm and market offering a variety of lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, watermelons, strawberries, and a variety of seasonal produce. Honey, olive oil and organic bread and eggs are available during Market Days, Thurs-Sun. 2323 Old Coast Highway, Gaviota, 310.918.9400 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 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 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 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 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 VISITSYV.COM

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Experience PREMIUM LIMITED PRODUCTION WINES INTIMATE & INVITING ACCOMMODATIONS BOCCE COURT AT THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY'S MOST UNIQUE WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE

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 smallbatch 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 7th.

Happily Ever After Begins Here Here Begins

Tap Into….. Ascendant Spirits: A boutique distillery, handcrafting small batch artisanal spirits. 37 Industrial Way #103, Buellton, 805.691.1000, AscendantSpirits.com Babi’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 Your hosts Jerry & Liz Fiore

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing CO.: This hoppin’

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, Root-246.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 wine-making 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

With over

12,000 square feet of flexible event space, the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott has the ideal space for intimate ceremonies and lavish receptions. Accommodating up 480 guests, the Turf Club Ballroom can accommodate wedding events of a grand scale or the Grandstand, Clubhouse, and Jockey Club offers a cozier setting for more intimate gatherings and rehearsal dinners. The Outdoor Garden Patio offer guests an outdoor area with easy access to watch a sunset. Our professional wedding team will assist with every aspect of the planning process, from guest room accommodations to food & beverage selections, centerpieces to reception entertainment. We can also work closely with your wedding planner to ensure an efficient, stress-free planning process. For a truly memorable experience in the Santa Barbara wine country that seamlessly blends casual comfort and sophistication, look no further than the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott.

For a truly memorable experience in the Santa Barbara wine country that seamlessly blends casual comfort and sophistication, look no further than the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott.

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Experience PREMIUM LIMITED PRODUCTION WINES INTIMATE & INVITING ACCOMMODATIONS BOCCE COURT AT THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY'S MOST UNIQUE WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE

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 smallbatch 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 7th.

Happily Ever After Begins Here Here Begins

Tap Into….. Ascendant Spirits: A boutique distillery, handcrafting small batch artisanal spirits. 37 Industrial Way #103, Buellton, 805.691.1000, AscendantSpirits.com Babi’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 Your hosts Jerry & Liz Fiore

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing CO.: This hoppin’

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, Root-246.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 wine-making 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

With over

12,000 square feet of flexible event space, the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott has the ideal space for intimate ceremonies and lavish receptions. Accommodating up 480 guests, the Turf Club Ballroom can accommodate wedding events of a grand scale or the Grandstand, Clubhouse, and Jockey Club offers a cozier setting for more intimate gatherings and rehearsal dinners. The Outdoor Garden Patio offer guests an outdoor area with easy access to watch a sunset. Our professional wedding team will assist with every aspect of the planning process, from guest room accommodations to food & beverage selections, centerpieces to reception entertainment. We can also work closely with your wedding planner to ensure an efficient, stress-free planning process. For a truly memorable experience in the Santa Barbara wine country that seamlessly blends casual comfort and sophistication, look no further than the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott.

For a truly memorable experience in the Santa Barbara wine country that seamlessly blends casual comfort and sophistication, look no further than the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott.

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8: 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 live music, food, and warm drinks. 5 - 7 pm, 805.688.7529 24-30: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week: Sponsored by VisitSYV; dine on $20.16 custom menus & enjoy culinary events throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. DineSYV.com

February 19-21: Solvang Greyhound Fest/West Coast Greyhound Gathering welcomes dogs and their human companions for a blessing at the Old Mission, trade show and special activities. 805.688.6144, SolvangGreyhoundFest.org 26-28: Farstrup-Mortensen Lecture Series: Bethania Lutheran Church hosts public programs featuring renowned philosophical & spiritual leaders. 805.688.4637, FmLectures.org

March 12: SCOR Solvang Century & Half-Century: An annual 50 or 100-mile amateur bike ride for charity. 562.690.9693, BikeSCOR.com 12: Buellton Wine and Chili Festival: A chili cook-off, salsa competition and wine tasting event with live music and beer. Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground, 805.688.7829, BuelltonWineandChiliFestival.com 16-20: Taste of Solvang: In its 24th 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;, Bubbles, Brews & Brunch and more. 805.688.6144, SolvangUSA.com 26: 27th 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

April 21-24: 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 7: 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 7: 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 7: Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon: Enjoy a scenic course, running from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into Solvang. Celebrate at the

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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

June 4: 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 11: 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 17-19: 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 25: Cars and Crafts: Arts and craft vendors line the Avenue of Flags in Buellton. Enjoy the beer tent, live bands throughout the day, and activities for kids, along with a classic car show. 800.324.3800, VisitBuellton.com 25: 5th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic: A celebration and polo match featuring several of the highest rated players in the world and local Santa Ynez Valley polo celebrities, benefiting People Helping People. Happy Canyon Vineyard, 805.686.0295, SYVPhp.org

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 15-17: Bacon and Barrels: An all-day, all-inclusive outdoor festival for bacon obsessed foodies. Includes live music, games, chef and mixology demos. Chefs compete to create their most imaginative bacon recipes. Enjoy artisan and craft barrel beverages, including bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch. 21 and over only. 805.996.0652, BaconandBarrels.com 22-24: 7th 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 PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL People Helping People. 805.686.0295, SYVPhp.org 30: Buellton BBQ Bonanza: Enjoy a barbeque, activities, demonstrations and learn about local clubs and organizations. River View Park, 800.324.3800, VisitBuellton.com

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August 5-7: 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 29: Wheels 'N Windmills Car Show: 300+ vintage vehicles line the streets of Solvang. 805.688.6112, WheelsnWindmills.com

September 16-18: 80th 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 23-25: 70th Annual Los Alamos 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 23-25: Buellton Vintage Trailer Bash: Over 150 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 from 11-3 pm. 805.688.3716, FlyingFlags.com

October 1-2: 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 8: Santa Ynez Elks 3rd 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 7-10: Celebration of Harvest Weekend & Festival Grand Tasting: Presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners this four day wine and food celebration includes 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 15: Los Olivos 36th 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 10/7-11/7: 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: 23rd Annual Halloween Haunted House and Street Fair: 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: 4:00-8:00 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. Also visit the Scarecrow Village at the Santa Ynez Historical Museum. 805.350.8517, SantaYnezChamber.org

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5: 29th 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 5: 8th 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 12-13: 32nd 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 6: Santa Ynez 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting: Enjoy the lighting of a 75-foot tall redwood tree (5:30 pm), the largest Christmas tree in the Santa Ynez Valley, along with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus (4:00 pm), visits with Santa, live entertainment, cookies and cider. The tree lighting will occur at 5:30 pm. 805.350.8517, SantaYnezChamber.org 3: 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 4: Buellton Winter Fest: Start the morning with Breakfast with Santa, a concert 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 at shops, community tree-lighting (12/2), Parade (12/3), Nativity Pageant (12/10), 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; Cash Mob, 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. 2016 schedule includes The Glass Menagerie, Shrek The Musical, Sense and Sensibility and In the Heights. 805.922.8313, Pcpa.org PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL

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8: 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 live music, food, and warm drinks. 5 - 7 pm, 805.688.7529 24-30: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week: Sponsored by VisitSYV; dine on $20.16 custom menus & enjoy culinary events throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. DineSYV.com

February 19-21: Solvang Greyhound Fest/West Coast Greyhound Gathering welcomes dogs and their human companions for a blessing at the Old Mission, trade show and special activities. 805.688.6144, SolvangGreyhoundFest.org 26-28: Farstrup-Mortensen Lecture Series: Bethania Lutheran Church hosts public programs featuring renowned philosophical & spiritual leaders. 805.688.4637, FmLectures.org

March 12: SCOR Solvang Century & Half-Century: An annual 50 or 100-mile amateur bike ride for charity. 562.690.9693, BikeSCOR.com 12: Buellton Wine and Chili Festival: A chili cook-off, salsa competition and wine tasting event with live music and beer. Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground, 805.688.7829, BuelltonWineandChiliFestival.com 16-20: Taste of Solvang: In its 24th 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;, Bubbles, Brews & Brunch and more. 805.688.6144, SolvangUSA.com 26: 27th 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

April 21-24: 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 7: 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 7: 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 7: Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon: Enjoy a scenic course, running from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into Solvang. Celebrate at the

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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

June 4: 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 11: 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 17-19: 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 25: Cars and Crafts: Arts and craft vendors line the Avenue of Flags in Buellton. Enjoy the beer tent, live bands throughout the day, and activities for kids, along with a classic car show. 800.324.3800, VisitBuellton.com 25: 5th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic: A celebration and polo match featuring several of the highest rated players in the world and local Santa Ynez Valley polo celebrities, benefiting People Helping People. Happy Canyon Vineyard, 805.686.0295, SYVPhp.org

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 15-17: Bacon and Barrels: An all-day, all-inclusive outdoor festival for bacon obsessed foodies. Includes live music, games, chef and mixology demos. Chefs compete to create their most imaginative bacon recipes. Enjoy artisan and craft barrel beverages, including bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch. 21 and over only. 805.996.0652, BaconandBarrels.com 22-24: 7th 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 PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL People Helping People. 805.686.0295, SYVPhp.org 30: Buellton BBQ Bonanza: Enjoy a barbeque, activities, demonstrations and learn about local clubs and organizations. River View Park, 800.324.3800, VisitBuellton.com

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August 5-7: 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 29: Wheels 'N Windmills Car Show: 300+ vintage vehicles line the streets of Solvang. 805.688.6112, WheelsnWindmills.com

September 16-18: 80th 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 23-25: 70th Annual Los Alamos 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 23-25: Buellton Vintage Trailer Bash: Over 150 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 from 11-3 pm. 805.688.3716, FlyingFlags.com

October 1-2: 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 8: Santa Ynez Elks 3rd 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 7-10: Celebration of Harvest Weekend & Festival Grand Tasting: Presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners this four day wine and food celebration includes 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 15: Los Olivos 36th 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 10/7-11/7: 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: 23rd Annual Halloween Haunted House and Street Fair: 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: 4:00-8:00 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. Also visit the Scarecrow Village at the Santa Ynez Historical Museum. 805.350.8517, SantaYnezChamber.org

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5: 29th 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 5: 8th 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 12-13: 32nd 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 6: Santa Ynez 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting: Enjoy the lighting of a 75-foot tall redwood tree (5:30 pm), the largest Christmas tree in the Santa Ynez Valley, along with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus (4:00 pm), visits with Santa, live entertainment, cookies and cider. The tree lighting will occur at 5:30 pm. 805.350.8517, SantaYnezChamber.org 3: 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 4: Buellton Winter Fest: Start the morning with Breakfast with Santa, a concert 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 at shops, community tree-lighting (12/2), Parade (12/3), Nativity Pageant (12/10), 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; Cash Mob, 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. 2016 schedule includes The Glass Menagerie, Shrek The Musical, Sense and Sensibility and In the Heights. 805.922.8313, Pcpa.org PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL

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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

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

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

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! 805 Winetours: 805.325.3787, 805winetours.com Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours: 805.646.3200, ccjeeps.com Gold Coast Limousines: 805.937.5466, goldcoastlimos.com Hummingbird Wine Tours: 855.486.6273, hummingbirdwinetours.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 Solvang Taxi & Wine Tours: 805.688.0069, solvangtaxi.com Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours: 805.686.8347, winetoursantaynez.com The Grapeline Wine Tours Santa Barbara : 888.894.6379, gogrape.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, www.SolvangUSA.com 64

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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 Diamondrated Hotel and Spa with a 24-hour 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 1880 union hotel: A historic stagecoach stop with a wine saloon and full bar lounge, offering local microbrews, wine and cocktails. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. 362 Bell St., Los Alamos, 805.344.2744, UnionHotelVictMansion.com ELEVEN WINE LOUNGE: A recent addition to Santa Ynez, featuring 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 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 Fitzpatrick’s Tavern: A farm to table Irish pub and grill, where you can enjoy a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, dishes made from organic and locally grown ingredients, and occasional live music. 490 1st Street, Solvang, 805.688.5500, FitzpatricksofSolvang.com The Good Life: A wine and craft beer cellar with a comfortable 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 allnatural beef-chicken-and-vegetarian barbecue. Held at the Valley Plaza, on the corner of Mission Drive and Alamo Pintado in Solvang. 805.693.1746, NewFrontiersMarket.com PCPA (Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts)/Theater: Sit under the stars and enjoy a world-class production, by the only resident theater company on the Central Coast, now in its 52nd season. Box Office, 805.922.8313, PCPA.org Randy’s Taproom: Hand-crafted ales, porters, and stouts on tap and many more

in bottles, along with a variety of local wines. The taproom has live music every weekend, and special beer events twice a month. 1525 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.686.9456, RandysTaproom.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: Trivia Night on Fridays and live music every Saturday night, with occasional movie nights, karaoke, live art shows, great wine and a lively atmosphere. 1622 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, 805.693.9200, SevtapWinery.com Solvang Brewing Company: Located in a restored windmill, offering fine ales and fresh cuisine with flavors unique to Solvang. Occasional live music on the weekends. 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.2337, SolvangBrewing.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 Viking Garden Cellars: A laid-back wine lounge with occasional live music, 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 Wandering Dog Wine Bar: Specializes in boutique wines, craft beers, gourmet cheeses and a selection of small bites. Offers indoor and outdoor seating and is dog friendly. 1539 C Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.686.9126, WanderingDogWineBar.com VISITSYV.COM

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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

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

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

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! 805 Winetours: 805.325.3787, 805winetours.com Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours: 805.646.3200, ccjeeps.com Gold Coast Limousines: 805.937.5466, goldcoastlimos.com Hummingbird Wine Tours: 855.486.6273, hummingbirdwinetours.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 Solvang Taxi & Wine Tours: 805.688.0069, solvangtaxi.com Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours: 805.686.8347, winetoursantaynez.com The Grapeline Wine Tours Santa Barbara : 888.894.6379, gogrape.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

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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 Diamondrated Hotel and Spa with a 24-hour 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 1880 union hotel: A historic stagecoach stop with a wine saloon and full bar lounge, offering local microbrews, wine and cocktails. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights. 362 Bell St., Los Alamos, 805.344.2744, www.UnionHotelVictMansion.com ELEVEN WINE LOUNGE: A recent addition to Santa Ynez, featuring 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 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, www.FigMtnBrew.com Fitzpatrick’s Tavern: A farm to table Irish pub and grill, where you can enjoy a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, dishes made from organic and locally grown ingredients, and occasional live music. 490 1st Street, Solvang, 805.688.5500, www.FitzpatricksofSolvang.com The Good Life: A wine and craft beer cellar with a comfortable 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, www.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, www.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 allnatural beef-chicken-and-vegetarian barbecue. Held at the Valley Plaza, on the corner of Mission Drive and Alamo Pintado in Solvang. 805.693.1746, www.NewFrontiersMarket.com PCPA (Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts)/Theater: Sit under the stars and enjoy a world-class production, by the only resident theater company on the Central Coast, now in its 52nd season. Box Office, 805.922.8313, www.PCPA.org Randy’s Taproom: Hand-crafted ales, porters, and stouts on tap and many more

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in bottles, along with a variety of local wines. The taproom has live music every weekend, and special beer events twice a month. 1525 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.686.9456, www.RandysTaproom.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, www.SanteWineBarandLounge.com SEVTAP WINERY TASTING ROOM: Trivia Night on Fridays and live music every Saturday night, with occasional movie nights, karaoke, live art shows, great wine and a lively atmosphere. 1622 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, 805.693.9200, www.SevtapWinery.com Solvang Brewing Company: Located in a restored windmill, offering fine ales and fresh cuisine with flavors unique to Solvang. Occasional live music on the weekends. 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.2337, www.SolvangBrewing.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, www.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, www.TheVineyardHouse.com Viking Garden Cellars: A laid-back wine lounge with occasional live music, 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, www.VikingGardenCellars.yolasite.com Wandering Dog Wine Bar: Specializes in boutique wines, craft beers, gourmet cheeses and a selection of small bites. Offers indoor and outdoor seating and is dog friendly. 1539 C Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.686.9126, www.WanderingDogWineBar.com VISITSYV.COM

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Lavender Farm

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Santa Ynez Botanic Garden Riverview Park

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Santa Ynez Recreation Area

Rd

Santa Barbara Los Angeles

To L o s A n g e l

101

S

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

CALIFORNIA Solvang & The Santa Ynez Valley

Bradbury Dam Vista Point

Alisal River Course

n S a

W

Santa Ynez Airport

a

y

a

S

Wa

sal

oj

ot ja C

Airport Rd

Chumash Casino

. Ave

246

246

Ali

erh

Armour Ranch Road

G

Casino Dr

San

G

Sacramento San Francisco

Santa Ynez County Park

Numancia St Historical Museum

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum

San < To

N

y

Centennial Plaza

154

Santa Ynez Valley

St

3rd

Elv

Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

The Farm Stead

Wa

Sagunto St

Way

en Dr

Pine St

Manzana St

>

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mi

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1st

.)

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2n

L

c

lie

Baseline A ve

Y

Mol

nhag

Pine St

Refugio Rd

kS t

dS t

Oa

Pa r k Cope

Visitor Info

Madera St

l Ave

P in e

F ir A v e M is si on Dr iv e

SOLVA NG

H i l l s

Hospital Alamo Pintad o Rd

Rd yon

a Dr

Ostrich Land

s Ave

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

246

Sa nt a Ro sa Rd

ly p t u L a u re

E lm A ve

5th St

To

po

Euca

Sunny Fields Park

Can

belin Thum

G

rg Ro ad

M a p le

lard

y Rd G

Bethania Lutheran Church

The Wildling Museum

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Alamo Pintad o Rd

Ballard Cany on

Jona ta Park Rd

M cM u rr a ar D r

Wy

Bal

A v e nue of Flag s

nora

Free

Ave Cen

G G Buellton Historical Society

Glen

ag Rd .

kS t Zaca Creek Golf Course

R i v e r

BUE LLTON

Public Restrooms

SA NTA Y NEZ

Miniature Horse Ranch

A tt e rd

d Dr

Daw

I r e la n

tral

St

Parking

To S a n t a B a r b a r a 3 0 m i .

R i t a

Y n e z

First

Vibo

Golf Course

Roblar A ve

Baseline A ve

nd S t

HCA Park

Rd

Roblar A ve

Ontiveros Rd

Red School House

io

Gas Station

Point of Interest

BALL A RD

4 th P l

Santa Rosa County Park

Damas sa Rd

G

Cir

Lavender Farm

Ave

G

Seco

Mendenhall Museum

S i x F l ags

Sa n t a

101

Pa r Buellton Library

Ind

Santa Ynez Botanic Garden Riverview Park

S a n t a

n Dr

Dr Wy rial

Andre Lavender Farm

ust

n G a te Rd M is s io

La La ta

d aR

La Purisima Golf Course

Va lle y Da iry Wa y

isim

PAWS Park

246

River View Dr

Pur

River Park

Oak Park

Sy ca mo re Ro ad

Drum Cany on Rd

La

La Purisima

ra

ug

Mead owval e Rd

rba

Faraday

Ba

Calzada A ve

ta

Rd

S

an

G

Edison St

Lavinia Campbell Park

Vista Point

Gaviota State Beach Park

P

El Capitan State Beach Park Refugio State Beach Park

a

c

i

f

i

c

O

c

e

a

San Marcos Pass

es ( 125

mi.

101

154

>)

SA NTA

n

Santa Barbara Airport

Goleta Beach County Park

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Solvang Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Guide 2016