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Escape to the comforts and adventure of The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. Discover our tradition of warm hospitality and relax in our newly refined accommodations. Whether you choose our traditional cottages, or our sumptuous Turner House, recently decorated by world-famous interior designer Nathan Turner, we look forward to making you feel at home.

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1054 Alisal Road • Solvang, CA 93463

73 cottages with fireplaces 50 miles of horseback riding trails Two championship golf courses 100-acre private lake Spa & Fitness Center Gourmet meals & nearby wine tasting

805-688-6411 • 844-288-0125

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1685 Copenhagen Drive Solvang 805 693-8480 www.zfolio.com

Voted BEST for Designer Jewelry in the United States, featuring over 100 artists, art glass, photography, gifts and more.


Olsen’s

Danish Village Bakery and Coffee Shop

Voted Best Danish Bakery in Valley! A ONE OF A KIND BAKERY Sunset Magazine named Olsen’s Bakery one of the Best Bakeries in the West Featured on Food Network “Kid in a Candy Store”

Baking for Four Generations Established 1890 in Denmark Winner of four Gold Cups

Your Santa Ynez Valley Hometown Bakery

Blue Ribbon Best Breads

7:30 am to 6:00 pm weekdays—to 7:00 pm weekends

1529 Mission Drive Solvang

805.688.6314 • 800.621.8238

• www.olsensdanishvillagebakery.com


GREAT GOLF, CASUAL DINING AND MEMORABLE EVENTS

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Reserved for those who enjoy golf where the environment is exquisite, the staff is friendly and a round of golf is relaxing and fun. Located minutes from downtown Solvang.

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150 Alisal Road Solvang, CA

V isit our lively bar and restaurant at the Alisal River Grill

or plan a memorable event on the River Terrace. • Serving Breakfast and Lunch Daily • Relaxed Sunday Brunch 9am – 3pm • Full Banquet and Event Facilities with ample indoor and outdoor seating and stunning views

805.688.6042

Open 7 Days 150 Alisal Road Solvang, CA 805-688-7784


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An eclectic blend of fashion & accessories for women and girls

Los Olivos

2920 Grand Avenue • 805.697.7377 Mon-Sat: 10-5 • Sun: 11-5

Orcutt

3388 Orcutt Road • 805.922.9195 Mon-Fri: 10-6 • Sat: 10-5 Sun: 11-5

Pismo Beach

890 Price Street • 805.773.1055 Mon-Sat: 10-5 • Sun: 11-5


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

SOLVANG Celebrate Danish heritage, great food, shopping and wine in "Little Denmark".

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

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

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ABOUT THE COVER - Model Tracy Kristine gathers around the fire with locals, Julie Lim Virgen and Victor Virgen, for wine hour in the beautiful garden at the Santa Ynez Inn. Cover shoot clothing provided by Wildflower Women in Los Olivos. Photographed by Matt Dayka.

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

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


AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE WITH EVERY STAY 805.688.5588 3627 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA www.santaynezinn.com


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WE’VE GOT OPTIONS FOR YOUR OPTIONS! There’s more than one way to stay where you’re going. Whether it’s Solvang or Buellton, we got you covered!

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The 411 on wine in the SYV

The Santa Ynez Valley offers so many ways to get out and play World renowned cycling through golden rolling hillsides and vineyards Lodging options in the SYV

Take a tour of the Valley's best courses Gaming, dancing, theater, fine-dining and live music after the sun goes down Find your moment of "Zin" Take care of business - throw a party or get hitched in the SYV A guide to the Valley's most exciting annual and seasonal happenings Relaxed luxury Valley-Style

Transportation, touring, vitals, and more

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

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WHAT, WHEN & WHY:

Welcome To THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

Two hours north of Los Angeles, and a scenic four-hour drive south of San Francisco, the Santa Ynez Valley is home to six distinct communities in California’s Central Coast region. With more than 100 wineries, incredible food, special events and an authentic, relaxed vibe, it’s no wonder so many friends, families and couples converge here to sip, savor, and soak up all the valley has to offer. With so much to do, planning the perfect itinerary can be overwhelming. We’ve taken out the guess work to provide you with a Top 10 list of things you must do to treat yourself to an unforgettable experience in the Santa Ynez Valley. 1. WINE COUNTRY

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

2. TAKE A SELFIE IN SOLVANG

No trip to the Santa Ynez Valley is complete without a visit to Solvang. This quaint little village is famous for its Danish bakeries and architecture and filled with photo-ops. Perfect the art of the selfie in front of the little red clog or one of the town’s many windmills.

3. CULINARY CRAVINGS

There are so many great places to dine in the Santa Ynez Valley it can be hard to choose! Italian food aficionados will be pleased to find a handful of eateries serving up Italian favorites. Lovers of traditional American cuisine are well catered for with top-notch sandwiches and classic American steaks. If you’re looking for something with an eclectic vibe, the town of Los Alamos boasts innovative flavors, while the towns of Ballard and Los Olivos continue to offer romantic, candle-lit fine dining options.

4. CRAFT BEER

If you can drag yourself away from the wineries, why not sample some of the superb local craft beers? From sours to stouts, three major breweries in the area offer award-winning brews sure to please a wide spectrum of beer connoisseurs.

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From food-driven to family friendly, the Santa Ynez Valley hosts a number of events to bring everyone together. Regular events include painting in the vineyard at various wineries, kid crafts at local museums, and live music in the evenings on heated patios. Visit from September through December for some special events that celebrate each town’s unique history.

6. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN LOCAL CULTURE

Drop in and visit one the Valley’s museums. Discover local history and lore at the Elverhøj Museum of History and Art and The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, or pop into Wildling Museum to appreciate works of art that draw inspiration from nature. If you’re looking for something a little more niche, find vintage and rare motorcycles at the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, be dazzled by fairytales at the Hans Christian Anderson Museum, or feast your eyes on one of the west coast’s largest petroliana collections at the Mendenhall Museum.


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Seeking something different from your hotel stay? Santa Ynez Valley hotels offer a more intimate and distinctly local experience. Most hotels here could be better described as Inns, some of which have a unique Danish feel, some provide rich luxury, while some even provide a safari glamping experience. With over 30 unique lodging properties, the Valley has a price and style fit for everyone.

8. ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Need some fresh air? There’s no better way to clear your mind and relax than getting out and enjoying some of the local countryside. Figueroa Mountain is a great place to unwind and enjoy a picnic in the glorious California sunshine. Or if you’re feeling energetic, take a stroll through the adjacent Sedgwick Reserve by appointment, where volunteer staff guides you through the local terrain. If a family picnic is what you have in mind, head over to Nojoqui Falls Park down Alisal Road.

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9. FIND ARTISAN TREASURES

With specialty shops located in almost every town, you’re bound to discover a hidden treasure. Shops in the Santa Ynez Valley stock a range of local artisanal products like jewelry, glassware, handcrafted shoes, leather goods, porcelain, clothing, and a range of traditional and contemporary crafts.

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Why not treat yourself to a visit to one of the Santa Ynez Valley’s spa and wellness centers? Indulge a range of wellness services, including aromatherapy, Swedish massage, and hot stone therapy. The best way to enjoy one of these treatments is to book a stay at one of the area inns that offer accommodation packages which include spa services.

Now that you know what delights await you in the Santa Ynez Valley, you’ll probably need more than a weekend to take it all in! With our doors always open, you can return time and time again. The Valley will always be that special place to you and yours for years to come.

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On Industrial Way, you can visit urban tasting craft distillers, SOLVANG: (PAGE 30) This town rooms, is the world-famous a flagship breweryfounded and fan-favorite withinofa “Little Denmark” in 1911restaurant by a group Frisbee immigrants throw of each other. Dining Buellton Danish looking for a options suitable inplace to are plentiful andtheir offer up everything fromhanded steaks build a school for children. Danish names cooked to perfection on anare oakstill fireprevalent, pit, to restaurants down from early settlers as are focusingfestivals, on locavore inspired dishes, and exceptional Danish half-timbered buildings, decorative wood-firedDanish pizza. sausages and pastries and the windmills, ever-popular and delightfully diet-busting sweet treat LOS OLIVOS: (PAGE 50) With more than thirty tasting aebleskiver. rooms on its one main commercial street and some BUELLTON: (PAGE 50) charming A couple Los of miles of excellent restaurants, Olivoswest is the Solvang, unexpected surprises await in Here, Buellton. central hub of the valley wine industry. you On can Industrial you canand visitlounging urban tasting rooms, craft spend a Way, day tasting between visits to distillers, brewery andstores fan-favorite restaurant the manya flagship boutiques, antique and art galleries within a Frisbee of and eachspill other. Dining that span Grandthrow Avenue over onto options the side instreets. Buellton plentiful offermix up of everything from Theare town is theand perfect styles ranging steaks cooked chic to perfection on an oakwine-country fire pit, to from country to urban-influenced restaurants focusing on locavore inspired dishes, and cool. exceptional wood-fired pizza. LOS ALAMOS: (PAGE 60) The more northerly stop is BALLARD: (PAGE 56) The tiny burg of Ballard, situated Los Alamos, which is technically separated from the midway between Los Olivos and Santa Ynez, began SYV proper by the Santa Rita Hills. However, this life as a stagecoach stop and has since become a gastro center is attracting foodies from far and wide highly prized bedroom community. As the appealing and cool businesses selling sophisticated goods are setting for the Ballard Inn and The Gathering Table, sprinkled along the 200 yard-long commercial strip. it’s the perfect place to disappear for a couple of days The nickname "Little L.A." plays on Los Alamos’ own while still having easy access to any valley attraction. initials and on the stream of successful Los Angeles Don’t miss a visit to the Little Red School House. refugees who in recent years have set off a culinary Built in 1882, it still operates today at its picturesque explosion, establishing excellent, quirky restaurants, location on the end of a big field of grass. wine tasting rooms, a bakery, a tap room and more. 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LOS OLIVOS Los Olivos is named after a nearby ranch made up of 5,000 olive trees.

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CALIFORNIA HISTORY MELDS WITH MODERN-DAY WINE TASTING rooms, art galleries and upscale shops in this picture-perfect country town in the northeast part of the valley. Centered by an iconic WWI memorial flagpole monument, Victorian homes and businesses cluster nearby around the community hub at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Alamo Pintado Avenue. Vineyards, lavender farms, orchards, ranches and horse trails surround Los Olivos. It’s a laid-back place where locals sit on wooden porches and chat with friends and visitors. In the early 1860s, the town was a welcome stagecoach stop on the route 20

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that ran from San Francisco to San Diego. County Historical Landmark Mattei’s Tavern, which still stands today, was built in 1887 to house and feed those passengers. Don’t be deceived by the Victorian vibe because behind the historic doors the offerings are distinctly modern and sophisticated - elegant clothing and jewelry boutiques, antiques, art galleries, and gourmet dining. And then there’s the wine tasting - and world-class wine tasting. Sip local vintages at a tasting room - choose among more than 30 within a 5-block area. Los Olivos has something to offer the most discriminating of visitors.


EAT/DRINK Artiste 2948 Grand Avenue • 805.686.2626 Barbieri Wine Company 2369 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.8882 Beckman Vineyards 2670 Ontiveros Road • 805.688.8664 Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills 2963 Grand Avenue • 805.318.6640 Brander Vineyards 2401 N. Refugio Road • 805.688.2455 Brewer Clifton 2367 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.866.6080 Ca' Del Grevino 2933 Grand Avenue • 805.697.7625 Coquelicot Estate Vineyard 2884 Grand Avenue • 805.688.1500 Demetria 6701 Foxen Canyon Road • 805.686.2345 Dragonette Cellars 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.693.0077 Epiphany Cellars 2974 Grand Avenue • 805.686.2424 Evan's Ranch Winery 2901 Grand Avenue • 805.688.0558 F2 Wines 2982 Grand Avenue • 805.697.7853 Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard 6200 Foxen Canyon Road • 805.688.1545 Figueroa Mountain Brewing 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.694.2252 Firestone Vineyard 5000 Zaca Station Road • 805.688.3940 Grimm's Bluff 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.881.3490 Kaena 2890 Grand Avenue • 805.688.4069 Los Olivos Lemons 2971 Grand Avenue • 805.350.0772 Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe 2879 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7265 Refugio Ranch Vineyards 2990 Grand Avenue • 805.688.5499 Saarloos & Sons 2971 Grand Avenue • 805.688.1200 Samsara Wine Co. 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.8689 Sides Hardware & Shoes 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.4820 Solminer Wine Company 2890 Grand Avenue • 805.691.9195 Stolpman Vineyards 2434 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.688.0400 Storm Wines 2948 San Marcos Avenue • 530.409.1875 Story of Soil 2963 Grand Avenue • 805.318.6680 The Hideaway 2990 Grand Avenue • 805.697.7892 Zaca Mesa Winery 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd. • 805.688.9339 Zinke 2366 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.691.9718

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Chamberlin Ranch 4155 Figueroa Mountain Rd, 805.886.3979 The Fabric Merchant 2920-B Grand Avenue, 805.325.5761 Gallery Los Olivos 2920 Grand Avenue • 805.688.7517 Global Gardens 2450 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.307.0447 J. Woeste in Los Olivos 2356 Alamo Pintado Ave. • 805.693.1951 KAP Land & Cattle 6300 Foxen Canyon Rd. • 805.325.3658 Los Olivos General Store 2900 Grand Avenue • 805.688.8148 Valley Wellness Collective 805.316.4540 Wildflower Women 2920 Grand Avenue • 805.697.7377 SAARLOOS & SONS

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS LOS OLIVOS JAZZ AND OLIVE FESTIVAL Spend a Saturday afternoon tasting wine from 30 local wineries, listening to world-class, professional jazz musicians, and sampling 30 different olive-themed dishes prepared by local chefs. This tasty event is hosted by the Rotary Club every June in Lavinia Campbell Park.

Open daily from 10 - 5 pm

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ANNUAL DAY IN THE COUNTRY Experience a dose of small town charm at this local event, held every October for the past thirty-five years. Indulge in the great food and family fun which defines the Los Olivos lifestyle. OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS Kick off the holiday season with this annual family-friendly celebration. Enjoy musical performances, treats and carolers, the tree lighting ceremony, luminaria adorned streets, and the smell of roasted walnuts wafting through the crisp winter air.

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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 AND CAFE Wine-country Mediterranean cuisine with an exceptional wine list with a ranking on Open Table's "top 100 wine lists in the country". 2879 Grand Avenue, 805.688.7265, winemerchantcafe.com SIDES HARDWARE AND SHOES Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols create farm to fork American craftsmanship cuisine, from fresh local purveyors, along with an impressive list of Central Coast wines. 2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.688.4820, sidesrestaurant.com MORE TO

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CHAMBERLIN RANCH This historic 8000 acre working cattle ranch on the oak-studded hills outside of Los Olivos is available for film locations for movies, photo shoots, and other creative projects. Visit their website and schedule a tour to scout this amazing property. 4155 Figueroa Mountain Road, 805.688.4461, chamberlinranch.com FIRST STREET LEATHER Luxurious leather and fur jackets, coats, boots, shoes, sweaters, handbags and small leather goods for men and women, with first-rate service. 2434 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805.688.7496, first-street-leather.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS The gallery showcases work from more than 40 regional artists. A variety of media rotates through the gallery, including paintings, graphite drawings, photography and sculpture. 2920 Grand Avenue, 805.688.7517, gallerylosolivos.com 22

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Meet Irene Salas, curator-extraordinaire, globetrotter, and owner of The Fabric Merchant and Company. A recent move from Santa Fe brought Ms. Salas to the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, where she set up shop with her elegant collection of hand-hewn goods, vintage textiles, linen by the yard, jewelry, clothing, and more. She also brought along over 30 years of international buying, retail, and design experience with textiles, couture fabrics, and home furnishings. When not out in the field discovering another treasured collection, you'll find this passionate proprietress in the store consulting with customers about custom projects and musing about her travels and the amazing heartfelt connections she's made with artisans all over the world. 2920 Grand Ave. • 505.489.3300 • thefabricmerchant.store ECO-INSPIRED I adore spending time with my "fairy" up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Truchas Peak in New Mexico and watching her ecodye textiles for the store. I love wrapping up in her cashmere scarves or adding one of her subtly printed pillows to a bedding mix.

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PASS IT ON Wherever I land, be it Mexico, Peru, France, or Italy, I find myself exploring the art of the people. I cherish the experience of acquiring something that, like an African mud cloth I used to reupholster this wingback chair, has probably passed through many loving hands.

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THE ARTIST, THE DESIGNER, AND THE WARDROBE The Fabric Merchant and Company is like entering a French armoire filled with gorgeous textiles and magical little treasures and surprises.

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SINGULAR SETTING Hand-hewn porcelain and monogrammable linen napkins make a stunning tabletop scape.

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CURATED + CUSTOM In addition to world textiles, custom upholstery, and home consultations, I also offer my own unique design collections - aprons, pillows, tabletop goods, and curtains.

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REPURPOSED SPLENDOR I enlisted my talented jewelry-making friend in Santa Fe to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from a trove of antique lace I found at a Paris market.

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MAKING SCENTS Candles are not suitable to have around textiles, so I prefer these locallyhandmade lavender-fragranced soaps to add a dreamy aromatic element to the space.

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BIEN NACIDO AND SOLOMON HILLS

LOCAL LIBATIONS

Visitors enjoy a delectable pour in the Los Olivos tasting room; Tasting Room Manager Jason Villalobos; Four of the many award-winning vintages produced by Bien Nacido.

Anyone familiar with Santa Barbara County wines knows the magic words “Bien Nacido”, the name of the renowned vineyard located in the Santa Maria American Viticultural Area (AVA). It’s also the name of the venerable Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Tasting Room in Los Olivos. In 1973, brothers Bob and Steve Miller, whose family had been farming the Central Coast for 100 years, planted 300 acres of cool-weather-loving Burgundian varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These many years later, grapes from the acclaimed vineyard — now 900 acres and including Syrah as well — remain in tremendous demand. Consistently highly-rated varietal wines born of the vineyard are available at the tasting room in Los Olivos, a

relaxed, pedestrian-friendly town focused on wine, food, antiques, art and good times in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country. Novices can gain wine knowledge in the tasting room, experts will find benchmarks of the Santa Maria AVA style, and on Saturdays, everyone can enjoy music that enhances the experience. If you’ll be gathering with friends, consider reserving the back room, which seats 15, for a private tasting. With a pedigree that includes the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, new Tasting Room Manager Jason Villalobos is infusing the tasting experience with a full dose of Southern California energy and style.

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

2356 Alamo Pintado Ave • Los Olivos, CA 93441 • www.jwoeste.com • info@jwoeste.com • Open daily 10-5

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THE FABRIC MERCHANT Shop a rich selection of beautifully-curated products including linen aprons, napkins, vintage textiles, fine fabrics and hand-hewn artisan Porcelain, Pottery, Jewelry, Clothing, and Eco Dyed Fabrics from Santa Fe and California artists at this Los Olivos treasure trove. 2920-B Grand Ave., 805.325.5761, thefabricmerchant.store 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

LOS OLIVOS GENERAL STORE A modern take on a classic general store, specializing in art, home goods, & locally made products & a tasting room featuring Larner Vineyard and Winery selections. 2900 Grand Avenue, 805.688.8148, losolivosgeneralstore.com SAVANNAH ROSE BY DENNEE’S Filled from floor to beamed ceiling with fabulous farm house finds rustic chic gifts, accessories, lighting fixtures, artwork, and furniture for the bedroom, living room, and more. 2935 Grand Ave., 805.693.1343 THE STYLE JUNCTION Indulge in vintage and new designer women's apparel, accessories, and beauty products at this impressively edited and curated collection of goods from Versace, Westwood, McQueen, Gabbana, Cavalli, and more. 2948 Nojoqui Avenue, 805.455.1008, thestylejunction.com

J. WOESTE IN LOS OLIVOS A haven for home and garden lovers, plants, succulents and whimsical garden treasures and a cottage brimming with distinctive gifts, books and art. 2356 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.693.1951, jwoeste.com

VALLEY WELLNESS COLLECTIVE Refresh and strengthen your mind, body, and spirit by participating in pop-up events and mini-retreats led by local experts who will teach you their skills and share their passions. The programs are designed to encourage attendees to get out and explore the Santa Ynez Valley through Movement, Creativity, Nourishment, Relaxation, and Mindfulness. 805.316.4540, valleywellnesscollective.com

KAP LAND & CATTLE Saddle-up for a 90-minute horseback ride through the historic 714acre Parker Family Ranch. Fully customizable for all levels. Guests can also enjoy a luxury picnic lunch. 6300 Foxen Canyon Road, 805.325.3658, kaplandandcattle.com

WILDFLOWER WOMEN Shop this lovely boutique for a perfect blend of timeless and on-trend, effortless and edgy clothing, shoes, boots, accessories, lifestyle, and beauty products, plus an adorable children's selection. 2920 Grand Avenue, 805.697.7377, wildflowerwomenboutique.com VISITSYV.COM

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ARTISTE WINERY & TASTING ROOM STUDIO Vino E' Sole - Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Musee d' Orsay - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc blend. 2948 Grand Avenue, 805.686.2626, artiste.com BARBIERI WINE COMPANY Rose’, Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Petit Syrah. 2369 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.688.8882, barbieriwines.com BECKMAN Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cuveé, Syrah. 2670 Ontiveros Road, 805.688.8664, beckmenvineyards.com BIEN NACIDO & SOLOMON HILLS Acclaimed estate wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. 2963 Grand Avenue Suite B., 805.691.9913, biennacidoestate.com BRANDER Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cuveé. 2401 North Refugio Road, 805.688.2455, brander.com BREWER CLIFTON Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.866.6080 CA' DEL GREVINO Sustainable, Award-winning Estate wines - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Syrah - made from handharvested and hand-sorted fruit. 2933 Grand Avenue, 805.697.7625, grevino.com COQUELICOT Sustainable, certified organic Red, White, Rosé, and dessert wines. 2884 Grand Avenue, 805.688.1500, coquelicotwines.com CRAWFORD FAMILY WINES Taste micro-production lots of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Rhone varietals made "garagiste" style. 2477 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805.698.3889, crawfordfamilywines.com DEMETRIA Premium Rhône and Burgundy style wines. 6701 Foxen Canyon Road, 805.686.2345, demetriaestate.com DRAGONETTE CELLARS Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah. 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.693.0077 EPIPHANY CELLARS Syrah, Grenache, Petit Syrah, Roussanne, Syrah Cabernet. 2974 Grand Avenue, 805.686.2424, epiphanywineco.com EVAN'S RANCH WINERY Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah. 2901 Grand Avenue, 805.688.0558, evansranchwines.com F2 WINES Cabernet Franc, Cabert Sauvignon, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc made from grapes grown at the Great Oaks Vineyard in the Los Olivos District. 2982 Grand Ave., 805.697.7853, f2-wines.com FESS PARKER WINERY & VINEYARD Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Viognier. 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, 800.841.1104, fessparker.com

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FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY Paradise Road Pilsner, Danish Red Lager, Hoppy Poppy IPA and specialty beers. 2363 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.694.2252, figmtnbrew.com


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LOS OLIVOS GENERAL STORE ONE STOP (TREASURE) SHOP

Meet CHRISTINA LARNER, artist, winemaker, mom, and proprietor of the retail cornerstone, LOS OLIVOS GENERAL STORE. We recently caught up with her in the store, and below is what she had to say about a modern take on a classic concept, juggling roles, her happy place, and more. Everything Old is New Again

In addition to owning the Los Olivos General Store, my family owns Larner Vineyard and Winery near town. In 2012, we were looking for a location to sell our wine and were lucky to find the historic Los Olivos Garage space. It was founded in 1904 and was the oldest active gas station in California, with 97 years of continuous service. The general store theme was inspired by an old general store building on our family's property. We decided to create a modern interpretation of the traditional general stores of the past. The Larner wine tasting room is adjacent to the store so customers can shop and sip. We're always bringing in new merchandise, so the store continues to feel fresh. This year we've been focusing on wellness and positivity by carrying items such as aromatherapy, CBD tinctures, and inspirational books. We still have our practical staple products as well, such as artisan food products, cookbooks, and home goods.

Goal Tending

Our goal is to create a vibrant shopping experience with plenty of unique and eclectic gifts alongside beautiful artwork. Our customers often comment on how good the store smells – thanks to our love for candles, local lavender, and all things that smell good! Customers should also expect to find locally made products such as honey, olive oil, artwork, and skincare items. I am also excited to display and sell my original paintings, made with wine, in the store. We’re a great place for visitors and locals to find the perfect gift.

Role-Playing

I take pride in my work but try to be flexible and not too hard on myself if I can't be the perfect boss, mom, artist, wife - I just do the best I can. I'm lucky and grateful to have a very talented store manager who has worked with me for over six years now. Her creativity is evident in the store merchandising, product selection, and overall store vibe. And, as anyone who has shopped in our store knows, her customer service skills are top-notch!

Owner and artist, Christina Larner stands in front of one of her unique wine paintings.

Home Sweet Store

Los Olivos is my happy place. Beyond the small-town charm, there is a great sense of community here. I love that I can say hello to people I know every day. We actually sell shirts, hats, and mugs that say "Happy Place Los Olivos!"

A Win-Win

I feel best about carrying products that give back to charities or provide jobs for people in need. We are proud to carry an eyewear collection that provides reading glasses to people in need, candles that give to St. Jude Children's Hospital and to support a company that employs people with special needs. Also, as a small family-owned business, we like to support similar companies – especially if they are local.

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FIRESTONE VINEYARD Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Sayrah, Merlot, Reisling, Chardonnay. 5017 Zaca Station Road, 805.688.3940, firestonewine.com GRIMM'S BLUFF Certified Biodynamic & organic Sauvignon Blanc, concrete egg-aged sauvignon Blanc reserve, Cabernet, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.881.3490, grimmsbluff.com KAENA Chardonnay, Sayrah, Riesling, Viognier, Grenache, Grenache Blanc. 2890 Grand Avenue, 805.688.4069, kaenawine.com LARNER VINEYARD AND WINERY Estate GSM Blend, Rosé, Malvasia Bianca, Estate Syrah, Estate Grenache. 2900 Grand Avenue, 805.688.8148, larnerwine.com LOS OLIVOS LEMONS All-natural, fresh squeezed, small-batch lemonade made fresh daily, along with craft-made simple syrup lavender, mint, blueberry and more! 2971 Grand Avenue, 805.350.0772, losolivoslemons.com REFUGIO RANCH VINEYARDS Roussanne, Sangiovese, Rosé, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Sirah, “Barbareño” blend. 2990 Grand Avenue, 805.688.5400, refugioranch.com SAARLOOS & SONS Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir, Sauvignon Blanc. 2971 Grand Avenue, 805.688.1200, saarloosandsons.com SAMSARA WINE COMPANY Limited releases of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and Chardonnay from micro-sites within Sta. Rita Hill’s and SB County. 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave, 805.688.8689, samsarawine.com SOLMINER WINE COMPANY Gruner, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Riesling, Sparkling Red. 2890 Grand Ave., 805.691.9195, solminer.com

“Bien Nacido is now one of the hottest wineries in California. Readers owe it to themselves to check out these superb, handcrafted wines.” —Antonio Galloni, Vinous

STOLPMAN VINEYARDS Estate Grown wines - Syrah, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Sangiovese. 2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.688.0400, stolpmanvineyards.com STORM WINES Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Rosé crafted with old world influences and new world techniques. 2948 San Marcos Avenue, 530 409.1875, stormwines.com STORY OF SOIL Small batch Syrah, Pinot Noir, Grenache, and Sauvignon Blanc. 2362 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.686.1302, storyofsoilwine.com THE BUBBLE SHACK Fesstivity Blanc De Noirs, Fesstivity Blanc de Blancs, Fesstivity Brut Cuvee, Sibling Bubblery. 2970 Grand Avenue, 805.688.8276, fessbubbles.com THE HIDEAWAY Cabernet/Syrah blends, Rosés, white Rhone blends, Cab Francs. 2990 Grand Ave #A, 805.697.7892, thehideawaylo.com

Visit our tasting room in the heart of Los Olivos for an exquisite experience. 2963 GRAND AVENUE, SUITE B., LOS OLIVOS, CA | BIENNACIDOESTATE.COM OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. 11AM - 5PM

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ZACA MESA Syrah, Roussanne, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, Cuveé Blanc, Grenache. 6905 Foxen Canyon Road, 805.688.9339, zacamesa.com ZINKE Hand crafted, single vineyard Rhone varietal wines sourced from the Grand Crus. 2366 Alamo Pintado Avenue, 805.691.9718, zinkewines.com


Zoom In On Nature

MUST SEE

Food, Wine, & Wildflowers

The NatureTrack Film Festival, the only nature-focused film festival between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is held in Los Olivos annually during the third weekend in March. Nature and film enthusiasts come together to enjoy a diverse and distinctive selection of outdoor films that are thoughtfully selected to ignite a passion for nature through film. In Los Olivos, visitors can enjoy a small-town vibe with worldrenowned wineries and restaurants to make their film festival experience even more enjoyable. Sip your way through world-class vintner tasting rooms in between screenings of films from around the world. Experience a docent-led hike up to Grass Mountain during the peak of its famous wildflower bloom. The 3rd Annual NatureTrack Film Festival will showcase long and short film submissions from the United States and internationally, in both live and animated form. Categories include Adventure, Animation, Biography, Conservation, Kids Connecting with Nature, Scenic, Student, and Outdoors & Out of Bounds. The NatureTrack Film Festival is an extension of – and fundraiser for – the NatureTrack Foundation, a nonprofit that introduces school children to outdoor spaces from the seashore to the inland oak woodlands of Santa Barbara County, by providing cost-free outdoor field trips throughout the county. NatureTrack instills students with leadership skills, attitudes, and habits for lifelong learning, inspiring them to be respectful stewards of the natural world. All funds raised at the NatureTrack Film Festival go directly to NatureTrack. A variety of ticket packages to suit any budget are available for the March 20th - 22nd 2020 festival. Purchase VIP All-Access Passes for $200, six and 12-packs of tickets for $50 and $90, respectively, or individual tickets for $10. Discounted student tickets are available, as well.

In the Starlight director Mathieu Le Lay. PC: PaulZizka

North of Nightfall director Jeremy Grant NatureTrack docent with students on Birabent Canyon Trail

For more info and tickets, go to NatureTrackFilmFestival.org

Our Planet producer Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey. PC: Jo Harvey

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SOLVANG "Top-rated Vacation Destination in North America" Expedia.com

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could prosper. Situated on 9,000 acres of land just adjacent to the historic 1804 Old Mission Santa InĂŠs, settlers came and continued to carry on Denmark's traditions of language, folk dancing, music, and cuisine. In January of 1947, the Saturday Evening Post proclaimed Solvang a "spotless Danish village that blooms like a rose in California's charming Santa Ynez Valley," and put Solvang on the map as the "Danish Capital of America." In the following years, Danish provincial style ruled new downtown


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Brekkies 1655 Mission Drive • 805.691.9749 Buttonwood Farm Winery 1500 Alamo Pintado • 805.688.3032 Carivintas 476 1st Street • 805.693.4331 Cecco 475 1st Street • 805.688.8880 Chomp 1609 Mission Drive • 805.688.7733 Coffee House by Chomp 1693 Mission Drive • 805.697.7708 Crawford Family Wines 1661 Mission Drive • 805.698.3889 CrossHatch Winery 436 Alisal Road • 805.691.9192 Dana V Wines 1588 Mission Drive • 805.688.3488 El Rancho Market 1661 Mission Drive • 805.688.4300 First and Oak 409 1st Street • 805.688.1703 Fresco Valley Cafe 442 Atterdag Road • 805.688.8857 Hill Haven Provisions 448 Atterdag Road • 805.691.9025 Leonardo's 632 Alamo Pintado • 805.686.0846 Los Arroyos 1992 Old Mission Dr. • 805.693.2994 Lucas & Lewellen 1645 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.686.9336 Mortensen's Danish Bakery 1588 Mission Drive • 805.688.8373 Olsen's Danish Bakery 1529 Mission Drive • 805.688.6314 Red Viking 1684 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.688.6610 Rideau Vineyard 1562 Alamo Pintado • 805.688.0717 Root 246 420 Alisal Road • 805.686.8681 Rusack Vineyards 1819 Ballard Canyon Rd. • 805.688.1278 Sanger Family Wines 1584 Mission Drive • 805.691.1020 Silk Road Kitchen 435 Alisal Road • 805.697.6960 Solvang Restaurant 1672 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.688.4645 Succulent Cafe 1555 Mission Drive • 805.691.9994 The Good Life 1672 Mission Drive • 805.688.7111 Toscana Pizzeria Tapas Enoteca 485 Alisal Road • 805.697.7445 PC: @TIERRAYVINO

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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 1054 Alisal Road • 805.688.6411 Atterdag Inn 467 Atterdag Road • 805.691.9125 Hadsten House 1450 Mission Drive • 800.688.3210 Hamlet Inn 1532 Mission Drive • 805.688.4413 Hotel Corque 400 Alisal Road • 805.688.8000 King Frederik Inn 1617 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.688.5515 Kronborg Inn 1440 Mission Drive • 805.688.2383 The Landsby 1576 Mission Drive • 805.688.3121 Meadowlark Inn 2644 Mission Drive • 805.688.4631 Mirabelle Inn 409 First Street • 805.688.1703 New Haven Inn 271 Alisal Road • 805.618.8541 Royal Copenhagen Inn 1579 Mission Drive • 805.688.5561 Solvang Gardens Lodge 293 Alisal Road • 888.688.4404 Solvang Inn & Cottages 1518 Mission Drive • 805.688.4702 Svendsgaard's Lodge 1711 Mission Drive • 805.688.3277 Vacations Inn Solvang 1455 Mission Drive • 805.688.2018 Viking Motel 1506 Mission Drive • 805.688.1337 Wine Valley Inn & Cottages 1564 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.688.2111

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Art Spot by Gypsy Studios 320 Alisal Road • 805.990.2105 Dr. J's Bike Shop 1693 Mission Drive • 805.688.6263 Elverhoj Museum 1624 Elverhoy Way • 805.686.1211 Pavlov Art Gallery 1608 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.688.1080 PCPA 420 2nd Street • 805.922.8313 Renaissance Antiques 496 1st Street • 805.688.1976 Space VR 320 Alisal Road • 805.325.9769 Solvang Festival Theater 420 2nd Street • 805.686.1789 The Giving Ink 1607 Mission Drive, 805.325.9320 The Ultimate Escape Rooms 485 Alisal Road, 805.474.4208 Wheel Fun Rentals 475 1st Street • 805.688.0091 Wildling Museum 1511 Mission Drive • 805.688.1802 ZFolio 1685 Copenhagen Dr. • 805.693.8480

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construction, and existing structures were given "Danish makeovers" to reflect Denmark's farm-style architecture. Also, streets were renamed to pay homage to famous Danes and locations in Denmark, and in keeping with Danish tradition, stork statues topped buildings to bring good luck. Current-day Solvang, with its Scandinavian charm intact, continues to evolve and is now home to dozens of delectable restaurants, bakeries, wine-tasting rooms, and craft-breweries (for The Solvang Wine & Beer Trail map flip to page 42), as well as a variety of alluring retail shops, multiple museums, cozy inns and hotels, meeting facilities, and a stunning 700 seat outdoor amphitheater. Tour the town in a horse-drawn carriage and see unique Solvang sights like the ½-size bronze replica of the "Little Mermaid" at the intersection of Mission Drive and Alisal Road, or the 1/3-size replica of Copenhagen's famous 17th-century Rundetårn (Round Tower) at 436 Alisal Road, nestled behind one of the village's four large windmills. Stroll in any direction within Solvang's pedestrian-friendly village to explore the treasure trove of over 150 independently-owned boutiques, art galleries, and antique centers that populate the treelined streets and quaint courtyards. Shops curated with everything from Scandinavian imports, local artisan goods, to jewelry, clothing, fine art, and more are all located within an easy five-block walk. The giant red clog, at the corner of First Street and Copenhagen Drive is a popular photo op. Pop into one of the town's four museums to get educated and enlightened on topics ranging from local history and art to vintage motorcycles and nature. The Solvang culinary scene delivers with a variety of palatepleasing options, including authentic bakeries, restaurants, and cafes, offering not only authentic Danish fare, but also an abundant selection of wine-country, international, and traditional American options, with a wide range of price points. Dozens of wine and beer tasting rooms, wine bars, and gourmet food shops showcase the bounty of nearby vineyards and farms. Solvang public parks have free admission and are open daily - sunrise to sunset - including Hans Christian Andersen Park, which features a rad Skate Park and a whimsical fort and playground at Sunny Fields Park. Rent bicycles or four-wheeled “surrey cycles,” tour the town on a Segway, or hop aboard the Solvang Trolley for a twohorse powered tour in a historic wooden streetcar. Check out nearby OstrichLand USA to see and feed the largest and fastest birds in the world. Solvang is perfect for gatherings and meetings - from family reunions for 7 to group meetings, conferences, weddings and special events for 700. Dozens of lodging properties and one-of-kind venues offer banquet/meeting rooms and outdoor areas for getting together. Rates and facilities range from AAA 4-diamond-rated hotels and resorts to charming inns. Numerous area wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants and public parks also offer private, reserved areas providing even more options for groups. When it's time to turn in for the night, book a room at one of the area’s comfortable inns, cozy bed & breakfasts, luxury resorts, or fullservice hotels - each offering rates, amenities, as well as seasonal or themed packages enticing visitors to stay, play, and rejuvenate. Now in its second century, Solvang's 5,500+ residents from many cultures continue to enjoy the same traditions as the founders envisioned - welcoming friends, family, and visitors from around the world to share the joys of "California's Denmark." FESTIVALS + EVENTS Time your visit to coincide with one of the many unique festivals, celebrating Danish heritage and culture or the bounty of food, wine and hand-crafted beer from surrounding vineyards and farms. Danish Days (Sept.) In 1936, the people in Solvang held a celebration to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the town’s

Balance leisure with adventure

Make a luxury retreat to the heart of Santa Barbara wine country. Enjoy vineyard views, award-winning dining and the Danish charm of Solvang – all before you step outside the front door. Then when you do venture out, you'll discover all the sights and treasures of Solvang are just footsteps away.

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Olsen's Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop ddd EVER SINCE Bent and Susy Olsen opened Olsen's Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop in 1970, visitors to Solvang have been making sweet memories. When a tourist recounts a wonderful bakery they once encountered on a trip to Solvang - and they frequently remember exactly what they brought home - they are almost always describing Olsen’s Bakery. Located on the main street through town, the folding glass doors across the front of the shop give it an unmistakable European ambiance. Indoor and sidewalk seating provide the complete konditori experience as friendly servers bring your pastries to your table. Part of the charm is making a selection from the dozens and dozens of possibilities displayed in the sparkling glass showcases. Everything is of the finest quality, authentically Danish, and indescribably delicious. Order a traditional European breakfast of coffee, juice, hard roll with butter, cheese and jam, along with a flaky Danish pastry. Or choose one (or two) of Bent’s truly exquisite petits fours to enjoy with a cup of coffee. (If you are not familiar with the rich ganache and almond goodness of a Sarah Bernhardt, get acquainted with her namesake immediately.) The lavish expression of traditional Danish baking at its finest is no accident. On most days baker/owner Bent Olsen is working alongside his long-time assistant bakers in the on-site bakery, just as he has for the past 50 years - baking is in Bent’s genes. He grew up on the island Aerø in southern Denmark, where his ancestors established a bakery in 1890. After high school, he attended a Swedish baking academy, graduating as a pastry chef. He then completed the four-year apprenticeship required in Denmark to become a professional baker. Bent immigrated to Solvang in 1965 and met his wife, Susy, a native of Italy, in a class at Santa Barbara City College. They married in the mid-1960s and opened Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop in Solvang on August 1, 1970. Take a close look at the framed articles, photos, and awards displayed on the walls for a fairly complete mini-history of the Olsen family's past half century. The dedication and passion to Scandinavian pastry and baking standards shine through. In one article Bent declared, “Baking is my life.” The energy behind that statement is still strong. “We have no plans to retire, we love our bakery,” Bent said recently. “I’m happiest when I’m in the bakery every morning.” 34

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Take a close look at the framed articles, photos, and awards displayed on the walls for a fairly complete mini-history of the Olsen family's past half century. The dedication and passion to Scandinavian pastry and baking standards shine through. In one article Bent declared, “Baking is my life.”


founding. The three-day festival, now in its 84th year continues the tradition with artisans, folk dancing, three parades, aebleskiver breakfasts, and free entertainment for the whole family. Julefest (Dec.) California’s “Little Denmark” sparkles with lights and festivities during this heart-warming annual festival, as Solvang Park in Downtown Solvang is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Enjoy the annual parade, Holiday Wine Walk, living Nativity Pageant and a host of other family friendly activities. For dates and more info about other Solvang and SVY don’t miss festivals and events check out our 2020 Calendar on page 92.

Notable Nods

2019 Martha Stewart magazine adds Solvang to their list of “The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season.” Country Living magazine puts Solvang on their “50 Best Christmas Towns You Should Add to Your Bucket List This December.”

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2018 Solvang makes the New York Post’s “The 10 Best Christmas towns in America” list. 2018 USA Today readers named Solvang one of the “10 Best Historic Small

Towns in America” for its authentic Scandinavian culture & hospitality” and designated Solvang as the “#1 place to enjoy global Christmas traditions in the USA."

2018 Expedia travelers named Solvang as one of the 50 “Top-rated Vacation Destinations in North America.”

2011 Solvang celebrated its 100th anniversary and hosted Prince Henrik of Denmark, the fourth such visit by Danish royalty over the last century.

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ALISAL RIVER TERRACE A menu that highlights the essence of California cuisine, fresh classics with a Western flair, including authentic barbecue. 1054 South Alisal Road, 805.688.6411, alisal.com BIRKHOLM'S BAKERY Family owned & operated since 1951, using original Danish recipes for pastries, breads, cakes and cookies made from scratch plus lunch fare. Open daily at 7am. Casual indoor & outdoor seating. 460 Alisal Road, 805.688.8188, birkholmsbakery.com BREKKIES This is the perfect spot for a fun, family-orientated breakfast or brunch. Order up the classics or try brekkies' spin on traditional American and Mexican dishes. Enjoy patio dining, a self-serve coffee bar, and beer, wine and mimosas. 1655 Mission Drive, 805.691.9749, brekkiessolvang.com BUTTONWOOD FARM WINERY & VINEYARD Enjoy the bounty of the earth from the 39-acre vineyard and tasting room located on this 106-acre historic property also boasting olives, pomegranates, peonies, herbs, summer vegetables and very delectable peaches. 1500 Alamo Pintado, 805.688.3032, buttonwoodwinery.com CARIVINTAS WINERY This relaxing wine tasting room blends classic wine making with philanthropy as a portion of profits are donated to charities supporting animal shelters, rescues and more. Pets and kids are welcome here. 476 First Street, 805.693.4331, carivintas.com

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

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Start your day with breakfast at one of Solvang's authentic Danish bakeries. Or head to a restaurant and try the ever-popular aebleskiver - deliciously light and airy Danish pancake balls dusted with powdered sugar and served with raspberry jam. Meander around the pedestrian-friendly village to enjoy flower-lined streets as well as picturesque architecture, including windmills, a tower that plays seasonal tunes plus statues of Hans Christian Andersen and the Little Mermaid. Be sure to look for ornamental wooden storks perched on roofs - they are considered good luck in Denmark and Solvang, too!

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442 ATTERDAG ROAD • SOLVANG • 805.688.8857 • FRESCOVALLEYCAFE.COM

Red Viking Restaurant SPECIALIZING IN DANISH & AMERICAN CUISINE

BREAKFAST LUNCH & DINNER AUTHENTIC DANISH CUISINE Fresh Smorgaasbord Open-face Sandwiches Aebleskiver

EXTENSIVE AMERICAN MENU

FULL BAR & LIQUOR SELECTION

Soups & Salads • Sandwiches Gourmet Entrées

Local Wines • Beer Specialty Cocktails

Feel the Heart of Solvang

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

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Wine and dine your way through the village there are so many cuisines from which to choose. Sample some of the local vintages and craft brews from one of the 25+ wine-tasting rooms and wine bars downtown. In the summer, take in a PCPA performance at the acclaimed Solvang Festival Theater outdoors. Stay, play, and relax another day in "California’s Denmark.”

CECCO RISTORANTE Chef/Owner David Cecchini offers seasonally-inspired, rustic Italian-Med cuisine featuring wood burning oven pizza, handmade pastas & antipasti daily. Indoor & outdoor dining. 475 1st Street, 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 THE COFFEE HOUSE BY CHOMP Wake up with fresh coffee, matcha lattes, ice-blended mochas, breads and baked goods from favorite local bakeries and more at this community gahtering spot that doubles as an art gallery. 1693 Mission Drive, 805.697.7708, thecoffeehousesolvang.com


local art scene Pavlov Art Gallery offers an exceptional selection of contemporary artwork by acclaimed local artist Chris Pavlov. Born in former Yugoslavia to parents who were both medical doctors, Pavlov developed a natural passion for seeking to understand the world around him and the human psyche. In his life, artwork has become his outlet and tool to explore the principles of nature and express the knowledge he’s gained from his degrees in psychology and philosophy. Natura Naturata (above) is a perfect example of this, as it examines the nature of nature. This painting alludes to the mind-body duality and also to the anticipated superstring theory that may unify the four fundamental forces of physics. In addition to original paintings, the gallery offers a large collection of Pavlov’s fine art prints as well as ceramic work, jewelry and glass work by various guest artists. Pavlov Art Gallery is a compelling space where beauty, art, and philosophy - the love of wisdom - collide and thrive.

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Silk Road Transportation & Wine Tours: The Smooth Way to Tour the Valley

On the ultimate Santa Barbara County winetasting outing, you get to leave the driving to someone else, like one of the professional black-tie-clad chauffeurs from Silk Road Transportation & Wine Tours. This highly customer-centric Solvang-based company offers all-inclusive wine tours, usually stopping at three or four top valley wineries, some of which are not open to the general public. Set tours are available for groups of all sizes, while those who know the area well can use Silk Road’s professional chauffeuring services and create their own custom itineraries, with a superb catered-lunch option included. The company’s vehicles range from gleaming black sedans, stretch limousines and SUVs to party and shuttle buses. Owners Umut “Ozzy” and Priscilla Ozkan are deeply dedicated to service and customer satisfaction. They even opened a small restaurant in Solvang, Silk Road’s Kitchen, to ensure that their groups have great Mediterranean-influenced food during tours. As Ozzy says, “We wanted to serve food as great as the service we provide.” If a night out in Santa Barbara is on your schedule, Silk Road will cover your round trip in silky-smooth style, and with licensing to serve LAX and all other local airports, they can pick you up from a flight or drop you off for one at any time of day or night. SILK ROAD TRANSPORTATION & WINE TOURS 805.403.3300 • SBSILKROAD.COM

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COPENHAGEN SAUSAGE GARDEN Friendly outdoor beer garden featuring ales on tap, family-made sausages and sides as well as live entertainment. 1660 Copenhagen Dr., 805.350.2728, csg-solvang.com CRAWFORD FAMILY WINES Taste micro-production lots of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Rhone varietals made "garagiste" style. 1661 Mission Dr., 805.698.3889, crawfordfamilywines.com CROSSHATCH WINERY Wine tasting and wines by the glass in a historical windmill featuring blends from Santa Barbara County. Stop by to enjoy the views from the patio or grab a seat at the bar. 436 Alisal Road, 805.691.9192, crosshatchwinery.com DANA V. WINES Dana V. specializes in hand-crafted single vineyard wines from the Central Coast. Experience sipping indoors or on the outdoor patio; dog friendly and kid friendly. 1588 Mission Drive, 805.688.3488, dvolkwines.com EL RANCHO MARKET Full service grocery offering palate pleasing items including gourmet cheeses, fruits, veggies, meats, breads plus deli, coffee bar, juice & salad bar, sushi bar and catering services. 2886 Mission Dr., 805.688.4300, elranchomarket.com FIRST AND OAK Chef JJ Guerrero and Sommelier Jonathan Rosenson team up to create a restaurant dedicated to flavor and quality. A seasonal menu of small plates allows guests to create their own tasting menu. 409 First St., 805.688.1703, firstandoak.com FRESCO VALLEY CAFÉ Creative, made-from-scratch fare using local/organic items for delicious breakfast selections plus salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts at lunch. Beer, wine and indoor & outdoor patio. 442 Atterdag Road, 805.688.8857, frescovalleycafe.com HILL HAVEN PROVISIONS A family-friendly bistro and bar where California fresh melds with Asian fusion. Dishes are designed to compliment the extensive selection of craft beer, wine and cocktails. Indoor and outdoor dining, kid and dog friendly and open late. 448 Atterdag Road, 805.691.9025, hillhavenprovisions.com K' SYRAH CATERING AND EVENTS Custom menus on-site at the 3,500 square foot venue or off-site from the full-service self-contained, professional kitchen. 478 4th Place, 805.245.9564, kscateringandevents.com LEONARDO'S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA Leonardo Curti offers his unique variety of classic Italian dishes plus flavorful special recipes for lunch and dinner daily. Open kitchen, custom pizza oven and family-friendly atmosphere. 632 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805.686.0846, leonardoscucina.com LOUISE'S KITCHEN TABLE Since 2004, Chef Louise Smith offers custom catering from cocktail/dinner parties to brunch, high tea, picnic lunches, wine club release parties and theme parties throughout the region. 805.403.9649, louiseskitchentable.com LOS ARROYOS Experience homemade Mexican food freshly crafted every day using only the finest ingredients. Chef Tony Arroyos' original recipes offer a variety of dishes from traditional fare such as Sopes, Tamales, and Pozole to modern cuisine including the Mama’s Salad with

OPEN FOR DINNER DAILY 5pm-10pm LOUNGE 4pm-11pm CALL 805.686.0855 for reservations

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS IN THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY!

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1. Danish Icons Stroll the village to spot the Little Mermaid, Round Tower, four windmills and the giant red clog 2. Danish Pastries & Æbleskiver

kids are free • museum store • art activities workshops • lectures • film screenings • and more! 1511-B MISSION DRIVE, SOLVANG • WWW.WILDLINGMUSEUM.ORG 805-688-1082 • CLOSED TUESDAYS

Try all five authentic bakeries plus more Scandinavian restaurants

3. Shopping Browse through 150 boutique retailers for unique treasures 4. Wine & Beer Tasting Sample local wine & beer at 20+ downtown tasting rooms (125+ area vineyards) 5. Danish & American Culture Discover the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, The Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Vintage Motorcycle, Old Mission Santa Inés, Amber Museum

6. Dining Enjoy international and wine-country cuisine at more than 35 restaurants within easy walking distance of 18 hotels 7. Visit Historic Churches 1804 Old Mission Santa Inés & 1928 Bethania Lutheran

8. Get Outside Cycle country roads like the pros; ride a horse, take an audio tour on foot on your mobile phone or on a trolley or Segway, hike and play a round of golf (4 nearby courses)

9. Take in a Performance Experience stars in the sky and on the stage at the outdoor Solvang Festival Theater • •

10. Enjoy Annual Events Solvang Fall Festival, Danish Days, Solvang Grape Stomp & Julefest For more about Solvang: VisitSYV.com

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FIRST AND OAK

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2019 MICHELIN PLATE

First & Oak opened with big ambitions. Now, the elegant, intimate and supremely customercentric restaurant in Solvang’s Mirabelle Inn has been recognized with the only 2019 Michelin Plate award in the Santa Ynez Valley. The famous restaurant guide described First and Oak as “a deliciously old-school restaurant that is coming into its own with ambitious contemporary cuisine…created by a chef who boasts a background in some globally acclaimed kitchens.” Guests are invited to create their own prix-fixe menu by selecting three, four or five courses from a variety of categories. Starting with the best-available seasonal organic ingredients, the kitchen presents carefully considered, meticulously plated selections full of vibrant flavors, often including a single ingredient prepared in numerous ways offering multiple textures, consistencies and flavors. “If we are preparing carrots, we are not going to prepare just roasted carrots,” says proprietor and sommelier, Jonathan Rosenson. “Our goal is to prepare the best carrots you’ve ever had. It’s not about over-manipulation, but rather, the process of creating something exciting and packed with flavor. We want to serve food that you could never replicate on your own.” The Michelin Guide also referred to the restaurant’s “masterful desserts.” Those might include a holiday season pumpkin crème caramel with roasted pumpkin, candied pumpkin brittle and a ginger-bay leaf anglaise presented table-side. FIRST & OAK • 409 1ST STREET, SOLVANG • 805.688.1703

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DANA V. WINES

The Solvang

Wine & Beer Trail

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

Wine & Beer Walk every Third Wednesday year round www.solvang3rdwednesday.com

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7. LIONS PEAK VINEYARDS - current releases, awardwinning Bordeaux and Rhone styled reds and whites, a selection of Library wines, artisan wine gifts and accessories. 1659 Copenhagen Drive, 805.693.5466, lionspeakwine.com 8. LUCAS & LEWELLEN VINEYARDS - a diverse estate wine collection of Bordeaux, Rhone, Sparkling, Dessert and Rose wines, gourmet foods, gifts, and unique wine related items. 1645 Copenhagen Drive, 805.686.9336, llwine.com 9. LUCKY DOGG WINERY - voted “The Best Tasting Room" in the Santa Ynez Valley presenting an award winning estate wine collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, sparkling, dessert and rosé wines. 447 Atterdag Drive, 805.691.9774, luckydoggwinery.com 10. ROYAL OAKS - come experience the sweet taste of Solvang! Royal Oaks features a variety of delicious sweet and dry wines alongside handcrafted, local, artisan chocolates in a fun tasting room environment. 1687 Mission Drive, 805.693.1740, royaloakswinery.com

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Fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads and wine tasting picnic lunches.

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grilled vegetables, Ceviche with fresh fish, and the popular Garden Burrito. 1992 Old Mission Drive #120, 805.693.2994, losarroyossolvang.com LUCAS & LEWELLEN TASTING ROOM Producing 25 different award-winning wines including Bordeaux, Rhône, Burgundy and Italian varietals. Cofounded by long-time viticulturist Louis Lucas & wine enthusiast Royce Lewellen. 1645 Copenhagen Dr., 805.686.9336, llwine.com MAD & VIN AT THE LANDSBY Mad & Vin overlooks a lovely courtyard garden and features seasonal ingredients from the California Central Coast, with wine-country cuisine and modern Scandinavian flavors. 1576 Mission Dr., 805.688.3121, thelandsby.com MORTENSEN’S DANISH BAKERY Family owned and operated featuring mouth-watering, buttery-rich flaky pastries using traditional recipes. 1588 Mission Drive, 805.688.8373, mortensensbakery.com OLSEN'S DANISH VILLAGE BAKERY Since 1970, Susy and Bent Olsen (a fourth-generation Danish baker) have been making traditional, awardwinning kringles, pastries, cakes, cookies and breads. 1529 Mission Drive, 805.688.6314, olsensdanishvillagebakery.com PAULA'S PANCAKE HOUSE Enjoy world famous Danish pancakes, Belgian waffles and American breakfast standards as well as lunch. 1531 Mission Drive, 805.688.2867, paulaspancakehouse.com RED VIKING RESTAURANT Authentic extensive Danish smorgaasbord (buffet) plus American menu and full bar; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; family-owned and operated. 1684 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.6610, theredvikingrestaurant.com RIDEAU VINEYARD This vineyard produces highly-acclaimed, small-lot wines from 13 acres of estate vines. Sample Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, & Roussanne in the historic adobe tasting room. 1562 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.688.0717, rideauvineyard.com ROOT 246 Signature farm-to-table gourmet dishes served in sophisticated, luxe settings with lounge, private dining room and intimate chef’s table. 420 Alisal Road, 805.686.8681, root-246.com RUSACK VINEYARDS World-class, handcrafted wines are created at this boutique winery and estate vineyard. Varietals include Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Petite Sirah, as well as their renowned Bordeaux-style red blend, Anacapa. 1819 Ballard Canyon Road, 805.688.1278, rusack.com SANGER FAMILY OF WINES TASTING ROOM Consilience, Tre Anelli and Marianello share a heritage equal parts California Central Coast and Old World Mediterranean; savor the diversity inspired crafted by winemaker Brett Escalera and owners Bill and Jan Sanger at their new tasting room. 1584 Mission Drive, 805.691.1020, sangerwines.com SOLVANG BREWING COMPANY A fun mix of Danish traditions with an on-site craft brewery, casual for lunch & dinner along with a full bar & entertainment. Open daily, family owned and operated. 1547 Mission Drive, 805.688.2337, solvangbrewing.com THE SOLVANG BAKERY has been baking people happy for over 31 years! An award winning bakery known for amazing cakes for all of life's special occasions, and has been recognized by


SOLVANG from a

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The Solvang Heritage Walk Audio Tour App is a free, mobile self-guided tour featuring 22 “stops” along 1.9 mile tour route in downtown Solvang. Start anywhere along the route and discover more about Solvang’s history, arts and culture. It’s a fun activity for the whole family and it’s free! The Tour is available for download for free at izi.travel/en/4552-solvang-heritagewalk. 1608 COPENHAGEN DRIVE SUITE C, SOLVANG • 805.686.1080 • PAVLOVGALLERY.COM

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Take Amtrak to Solvang Solvang is served via Amtrak Thruway Bus service connecting to trains from Santa Barbara as well as San Luis Obispo six times daily (3 northbound, 3 southbound). It’s easy to be car free in California’s Denmark. The Amtrak bus stop is in the heart of the village at Solvang Park is within easy strolling distance to 16 hotels, 35 restaurants, 25 wine-tasting rooms, 150+ boutique shops, 5 authentic Danish bakeries, 6 museums and more activities. Show a current Amtrak train/bus ticket to Solvang at participating businesses to enjoy rewards for taking a vacation from your car. Details at www.SolvangUSA.com/ getting-to-solvang/car-free-solvang/

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AUGUST 7 - SEPTEMBER 6

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celebrity clients on national TV and social media for their custom personalized gingerbread houses. The bakery is open almost every day of the year. 438 Alisal Road, 805.770.0089, solvangbakery.com

SOLVANG RESTAURANT Home of famous Aebleskiver; serving traditional Danish & American fare daily starting at 6:00 a.m. Owned and operated by the Paaske family. 1672 Copenhagen, 805.688.4645, solvangrestaurant.com SUCCULENT CAFÉ Savor comfort cuisine made with flair, creativity and local ingredients. Delectable charcuterie, craft beer and an extensive wine list. Indoor as well as outdoor patio dining. 1555 Mission Dr., 805. 691.9444, succulentcafe.com THE GOOD LIFE CRAFT BEER & WINE CELLAR Wide selection of California craft brews and small lot production wines from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles; edibles and accessories in this retail shop and bar. 1672 Mission Drive, 805.688.7111, thegoodlifecellar.com TOCCATA WINES A fun and relaxed wine tasting experience featuring estate grown traditional Italian varietals plus shop an Old World marketplace for gourmet foods, art and wine-related items. 1665 Copenhagen Drive, 805.686.5506, llwine.com TOSCANA PIZZERIA TAPAS ENOTECA Savor flavorful Italian “small plates” from Chef Michele Mancuso daily for lunch and dinner along with wines and beer on tap. 485 Alisal Road, #163, 805.697.7445, toscanabymancuso.com TOWER PIZZA Award-winning pizza plus pasta, sandwiches, wings, and much more! Dine-in, takeout, and delivery. 436 Alisal Road, 805.688.3036 towerpizzasolvang.com MORE TO

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ART SPOT BY GYPSY STUDIOS A full-service art studio and mobile operation inviting guests to drop in to paint, sculpt, draw or paint any of our "ready to paint" ceramic or wooden products. Art classes for kids and adults and outdoor landscape painting are offered as well. 320 Alisal Road Suite 306, 805.990.2105, gypsystudiosart.com THE COPENHAGEN HOUSE Experience retail shops featuring some of the best contemporary Danish designer brands including Bering, Holme Gaard, LEGO, Ole Jensen, Rosendahl and Stelton; two 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 & heritage of Denmark. 1624 Elverhoy Way, 805.686.1211, elverhoj.org FIRST STREET LEATHER Luxurious leather and fur jackets, coats, boots, shoes, handbags, sweaters and small leather goods, with first-rate customer service. 1634 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.5215, first-street-leather.com GYPSY STUDIOS Get creative and paint the Valley with this full service art studio on wheels. Take a class in their permanent studio location, or book one of their off-site “Painting in the Vineyard” classes, where they focus on plein air (outdoor landscape) paintings in the vineyard. 1669 Fir Avenue, 805.990.2105, gypsystudiosart.com


Cultural Heritage Attractions

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Museums and historical attractions reflect the fascinating and rich background of the area.

Elverhoj Museum of History & Art Occupies an original Danish-style home just two blocks from downtown. The rooms are filled with historic Solvang photographs, artifacts, Danish arts and crafts and period furnishings. Rotating traditional and contemporary art exhibitions, craft classes and special events are offered throughout the year. 1624 ELVERHOY WAY • 805.686.1211 ELVERHOJ.ORG Hans Christian Andersen Museum Located upstairs in The Book Loft, this cozy place honors the multi-talented Danish father of the modern fairy tale. 1680 MISSION DR. 805.688.2052 • BOOKLOFTSOLVANG.COM Old Mission Santa Inés This national historic landmark was founded in 1804; the 19th in the chain of 21 Catholic missions built along the coast of California. Discover exhibits featuring Spanish artifacts as well as arrowheads, pottery, pestles and mortars used by the area’s native Chumash Indians - all weave a tapestry of history in this still active parish church and community center. 1760 MISSION DRIVE 805.688.4815 • MISSIONSANTAINES.ORG Solvang Amber Museum at The Copenhagen House The free Amber Museum showcases amber from around the world and Danish amber jewelry from the Stone Age, plus a six-foot tall Danish Viking and historical displays inside The Copenhagen House with retail boutiques “where traditional Danish Solvang meets contemporary Denmark.” 1660 COPENHAGEN DR. • 805.693.5000 THECOPENHAGENHOUSE.COM

Silk Road Transportation & Wine Tours is a full service company specializing in: Wine Tours, Night Out Transportation, Airport Transport, Weddings & Limousine services in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley.

805-403-3300 www.sbsilkroad.com Solvang, CA

Solvang Inn & Cottages Old World Tradition

Solvang Festival Theater Celebrating its 46th year in 2020, this 700-seat outdoor amphitheater is owned and operated by the nonprofit Solvang Theaterfest. Inc. It is the summer home of PCPA, the only resident professional theater company on California’s Central Coast. In spring and fall, it is the venue for rock, country and jazz concerts, and special annual events including a Halloween Haunted House. The 100-seat Patron Garden is ideal for private parties and small weddings. 420 2ND ST. 805.686.1789 • SOLVANGFESTIVALTHEATER.ORG Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum Classic and rare motorcycles plus European race bikes including AJS, BMW, Ducati, Gilera, Matchless, Moto Guzzi, MV, Norton, Triumph, Velocette and Vincent on display. Open 11am - 5pm Saturday & Sunday and midweek by appointment. 320 ALISAL ROAD 805.686.9522 • MOTOSOLVANG.COM Wildling Museum of Art & Nature Where art and nature meet! Showcases paintings, photography, sculpture and other mediums that focus on themes of wild places and wildlife. Enjoy art classes, nature walks, and a gift store. 1511 MISSION DRIVE 805.688.1082 • WILDLINGMUSEUM.ORG

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

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PAVLOV ART GALLERY The Pavlov Art Gallery brings a contemporary perspective with the dreamscape & abstract original paintings and fine art prints by Chris Pavlov, as well as ceramics, jewelry and photography. 1608 Copenhagen Drive, 805.686.1080, pavlovgallery.com PACIFIC CONSERVATORY THEATRE The only resident professional theatre company on California’s Central Coast, celebrates its 54th year from June through September. Sit under the stars in the 700-seat open-air theater Solvang Festival Theater and enjoy The Sound of Music, Little Shop of Horrors and Something Rotten! 420 Second St. pcpa.org RASMUSSEN’S Since 1946, a one-stop shop for all things Scandinavian from Royal Copenhagen porcelain as well as incredible varieties of kitchen items, house wares and decor. 1697 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.6636, rasmussenssolvang.com RENAISSANCE ANTIQUES Antique gallery, clock and watch repair. Open Saturday and Sunday and weekdays by appointment. 496 1st St., 805.452.5700, renaissanceantiques.com SOLVANG ANTIQUES Premier collective featuring restored clocks, estate jewelry, furniture, music boxes, silver and art gallery. 1693 Copenhagen Drive, 805.686.2322, solvangantiques.com SOLVANG FESTIVAL THEATER Enjoy live performing arts under the stars in Solvang’s historic outdoor theater. Plays, musicals, concerts, even an epic Halloween haunted house are presented at this landmark venue. 420 Second Street, 805.686.1789, solvangfestivaltheater.org SOLVANG OLIVE PRESS Offering premium varieties of extra virgin olive oil, plus flavorful, all natural balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy. Bottled locally for maximum flavor, nutrition and enjoyment. 463 Alisal Road, 805.686.3030, solvangolivepress.com SOLVANG SHOE STORE A great selection of shoes & clogs. Home of the famous giant red clog in front, too! 1663 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.4065, solvangshoe.com SPACE VR Experience the latest HTC Vive technology and choose from more than 500 of the newest and most popular gaming and adventure options at the Central Coast's premiere virtual reality lounge. 320 Alisal Road, Suite 104, 805.325.9769, spacevrsolvang.com THE GIVING INK This shop is filled with items to inspire hand written correspondence and offers a curated selection of high quality products from around the world, including original watercolors, maps and illustrations. 1607 Mission Drive, 805.325.9320, thegivingink.com THE ULTIMATE ESCAPE ROOMS Enter a real-life escape game where players must work together to solve a series of clues and puzzles in a race against the clock. 485 Alisal Road, Suite 120, 805.474.4208, theultimateescaperooms.com TREATS WOMEN'S BOUTIQUE Discover Santa Ynez Valley style with high-quality classic, beautiful fun-towear clothing. 1603 Copenhagen Drive, 805.686.4358, treatsclothing.com WHEEL FUN RENTALS Adventurers can tour the town on a range of rental bikes, including surreys that can hold up to 11 people, hybrid, road, electric, tandem bikes, and more. 475 First Street, 805.688.0091, wheelfunrentals.com WILDLING MUSEUM OF ART & NATURE Showcasing paintings, photography, sculpture and other mediums focusing on themes of wild places and their wildlife; plus art classes, nature walks, and a gift store. 1511-B Mission Dr., 805.688.1082, wildlingmuseum.org ZFOLIO GALLERY Be dazzled with contemporary designer jewelry, art glass, wood sculpture and wearable art, innovative decor and nature photography along with designer trunk shows and exhibitions. 1685 Copenhagen Drive, 805.693.8480, zfolio.com 48

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BUELLTON The 2004 Academy Award-winning movie Sideways was filmed in various locations around the city.

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THIS THRIVING COMMUNITY IS A SHORT DRIVE ALONG THE COAST just north of Santa Barbara on Highway 101. It’s nestled at the base of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA which enjoys year-round sunny days cooled by afternoon ocean breezes. This prestigious AVA is known for consistently producing world-class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah grapes. Accommodations abound here as visitors can “glamp” at the local RV resort, relax at a hip boutique hotel, and indulge in top-notch services and amenities. The cuisine and libation scene satisfies a full range of 50

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tastes. Sample exceptional wines, award-winning craft brews, and experience a refreshing variety of cuisine, prepared with the freshest local bounty. There are plenty of places to stay and lots of ways to play in Buellton. Take a stroll through the Santa Ynez Botanic Garden and learn about the area’s native plants or visit one of the West Coast’s largest petroliana collections. The more you explore, the more you’ll discover about this “under the radar” unassuming city. Where else can you feed an ostrich, play a round of golf and visit a distillery all in one day?


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

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Alma Rosa 181 Industrial Way • 805.691.9395 Bradley Family Winery by appointment • 805.886.1289 Brick Barn Wine Estate 795 West Hwy 246 • 805.686.1208 Buscador Winery 140 Industrial Way • 805.242.5206 Cholame Vineyard 140 Industrial Way • 805.610.1122 Dorwood Distillery 201 Industrial Way • 805.691.9259 Folded Hills 2323 Old Coast Hwy • 805.694.8086 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. 45 Industrial Way • 805.694.2252 Firestone Walker Taproom 620 McMurray Road • 805.697.4777 Hitching Post II 406 East Hwy 246 • 805.688.0676 Hitching Post Wines 420 East Hwy 246 • 805.688.0676 Industrial Eats 181 Industrial Way • 805.688.8807 Ken Brown Tasting Room 157 West Hwy 246 • 805.688.9400 La Tequila 35 West Hwy 246 • 805.697.7776 Loring Wine Company 201 Industrial Way B • 805.691.1300 Margerum Wine Company 59 Industrial Way • 805.686.8500 Martellotto Wine Productions by appointment • 619.567.9244 Metrick Wines 84 Industrial Way • 310.210.6950 Morrell's Farm Fresh Dining 225 McMurray Road • 805.691.9890 Mosby Winery & Vineyard 9496 Santa Rosa Road • 805.688.2415 Pence Vineyard & Winery 1909 West Hwy 246 • 805.735.7000 Section Wines 65 Los Padres Way • 805.450-2257 Sideways Lounge 114 East Hwy 246 • 805.688.8448 Standing Sun Wines 92 Second Street Unit D • 805.691.9413

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Flag is Up Farms 901 East Hwy 246 • 805.688.6288 Ostrichland USA 610 East Hwy 246 • 805.686.9696 Mendenhall Museum 24 Zaca Street • 805.689.2402 Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden 151 Sycamore Dr. • 805.245.5603

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Blur the lines of work and play at the transformed Santa Ynez Valley Marriott. Engage, connect and relax at the gateway to Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country. Right off the 101 we’re a convenient, full service, hotel with the largest outdoor pool in the Valley! Experience the many outdoor activities the area has to offer then unwind at 555 Bar & Lounge before you settle in for a peaceful slumber. Start your day of exploring with Starbucks and a pastry then finish with Happy Hour and a quick bite. Perfect!

syvmarriott.com • P:805.688.1000 • 555 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA 93427 *Operated by Harrell Hospitality, LLC under license from Marriott International, Inc. or one of its affiliates.

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uellton is home to a variety of unique festivals and events. One of the most popular is the BUELLTON BREW FEST. Guests are invited to sample craft beer from over 40 brewers, enjoy a variety of food options, live music, and games. This 21 and over event takes place on May 2 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 Resort and Campground on Sunday, March 15th, from 12:00-4:30. Minors must be accompanied by adults. Come get in the spirit of the holidays as Buellton hosts their ANNUAL WINTER FEST on December 6th. Starting out the day with a breakfast with Santa and rounding out the day with 20 tons of snow, vendors showcase with wine/beer and food. Enjoy a parade and help Buellton light their tree in the heart of town. A great day for family and friends. For the 2020 SYV Calendar go to pages 92-93.

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ALMA ROSA WINERY For high quality, wonderful food-pairing wines made by industry leaders in the organic farming and sustainable agriculture movement, this Buellton tasting room is a must. 181 Industrial Way, 805.691.9395, almarosawinery.com BRICK BARN WINERY This former arabian horse ranch turned wine estate,where Winemaker Rob DaFoe crafts acclaimed red and white varietals, is also known for their elegant tasting room and warm hostipality. 795 West Highway 246, 805.686.1208, brickbarnwineestate.com BRADLEY FAMILY WINERY A family owned and operated winery featuring wines hand-crafted from grapes planted, maintained and harvested by the winemaker to ensure the highest quality vintages. Production focuses on Syrahs and Sauvignon Blancs. Tastings by appointment. 805.886.1289 BUSCADOR WINERY The winery & tasting room occupy the same space in an industrial warehouse where you can touch the barrels and taste the future. The focus is on bold Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdoh along with silky smooth Rhone varietals. 140 Industrial Way, 805.242.5206, buscadorwine.com CHOLAME VINEYARD Taste small production varietals - Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tempranillo and Zinfandel from this winery sourced from San Miguel, CA at the southern tip of Monterey County. 140 Industrial Way, 805.610.1122, cholamevineyard.com


Come stay the night with us in Buellton and discover all there is to see and do. You’ll be jumping for joy that you did. Download the app and start planning your adventure today.

www.discoverbuellton.com DORWOOD DISTILLERY A grain to bottle distillery where each small batch is handcrafted, onsite. Tour the facility and try vodka, made from Santa Barbara County wine, Limoncello, or White Hawk Mesquite Smoked Malt Whiskey. 201 Industrial Way, #D, 805.691.9259, dorwood-distillery.com

FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY Buellton is where FMBC got its start and with locations throughout the Central Coast, FMBC continues to attract a wide-ranging clientele for its great beer and energetic ambience. 45 Industrial Way, 805.694.2252, figmtnbrew.com FINAL GIRL WINES Petit Verdot and Grenache Syrahs available at The Good Life in Solvang, Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe in Los Olivos, or online. 805.350.2758, finalgirlwines.com FIRESTONE WALKER TAPROOM & BARRELWORKS Enjoy brew house bistro cooking and award-winning Firestone Walker beers. The Barrelworks tasting room features beers from the wild ale program and one-off selections from Firestone’s single and small batch barrel-aging spirits program. 620 McMurray Road, 805.697.4777, firestonebeer.com FOLDED HILLS this estate vineyard, farmstead, and ranch produces award-winning boutique wines and invites guests to taste, shop, and relax in the vineyard homestead living room or comfortable outdoor courtyard. 2323 Old Coast Hwy, 805.694.8086, foldedhills.com HITCHING POST II Established in 1986 and prominently featured in the Academy Award winning film Sideways, this iconic eatery serves outstanding steaks, ribs, and seafood grilled over an open fire of red oak, along with what the LA Times called the "best" french fries in Southern Cal. Make a perfect pairing with a Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post wine, made exclusively for the restaurant. 406 East Highway 246, 805.688.0676, hitchingpost2.com

HITCHING POST WINES Sample vintages from renowned winemakers, Frank and Jami Ostini and Gray and Charlotte Hartley, in their mid-century farmhouse tasting room, located next door to the famed Hitching Post 2  restaurant. Order lunch from the Hitching Post 2’s take-out menu and enjoy in the tasting room or picnic on the grounds. 420 East Highway 246, 805.688.0676, hpwines.com INDUSTRIAL EATS Known for exceptional food, forged in wood fired ovens, a craft butcher shop filled with unique offerings, tap wines and beers, communal farm table seating in a lively atmosphere, and pies that hit the sweet spot every time. 181 Industrial Way, 805.688.8807, industrialeats.com KEN BROWN WINES Ken Brown Wines is a small family winery focusing on Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley, and produces very small lots from some of the region’s most acclaimed vineyards. 157 West Highway 246, 805.688.9400, kenbrownwines.com LA TEQUILA For fresh, authentic Mexican fare, beer, and wine, with indoor and patio seating, La Tequila hits the mark. Try the mole enchiladas, chili relleno, steak quesadilla, or other menu items and top it off with a selection from the delicious salsa bar. 35 W Hwy 246, 805.688.3707, latequila.net LORING WINE COMPANY This small winery in Lompoc has a tasting room in Buellton specializing in single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Check out the wine flights paired with sweet and savory artisan cookies and enjoy the indoor and outdoor spaces. 201 Industrial Way B, 805.691.1300, loringwinecompany.com

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from grapes grown on their estate vineyard and from grapes purchased from other top vineyards in and around Santa Barbara County. Open on Saturday & Sunday only. 59 Industrial Way, 805.686.8500, margerumwines.com MARTELLOTTO WINE PRODUCTIONS Open by appointment only, this tasting room offers a host of varietals: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo. 100 Los Padres Way, 619.567.9244, martellotto.com METRICK WINES Enjoy classically-made small batch wines - Albariño, Chardonnay, Mourvedre, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir - by owner/winemaker Alex Russan. Tastings are available 7 days a week by appointment. 84 Industrial Way#C, 310.210.6950, metrickwines.com ​ MORRELL'S FARM FRESH DINING You'll find fresh fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this delightful farm-to-table restaurant. Dine in or take out and choose from a menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and tasty sides, along with a selection of beer and wine. 225 McMurray Rd. Unit E, 805.691.9890 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. 9496 Santa Rosa Road, 805.688.2415, mosbywines.com S U N D AY - T H U R S D AY 1 1 A M - 5 P M | F R I D AY & S AT U R D AY 1 1 A M - 6 P M 7 9 5 W E S T H I G H WAY 2 4 6 | B U E L LT O N , C A 9 3 4 2 7 ( 8 0 5 ) 6 8 6 - 1 2 0 8 | I N F O @ B R I C K B A R N W I N E E S TAT E . C O M

PENCE VINEYARD & WINERY This small vineyard and winery is located within a 200-acre working ranch and produces estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Private tours and current release tastings are available by appointment only. 1909 West Highway 246, 805.735.7000, penceranch.com SECTION WINES A wine cooperative, featuring Tuscan-born winemaker Marco Lucchesi’s Rhone, Bordeaux, and Tuscan blends, made from biodynamically, sustainably farmed fruits of the Santa Barbara wine regions. 65 Los Padres Way, 805.729.2911, sectionwines.com SIDEWAYS LOUNGE The Sideways Inn on-site lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy innovative cocktails, local microbrews, fine wines, a daily happy hour and weekly specials. 114 East Highway 246, 805.688.8448, highwaywestvacations.com STANDING SUN WINES This unique concept melds music, wine and art together. It's an industrial winery, tasting room, modern art gallery and live music venue for touring bands across the country. 92 Second Street # D, 805.691.9413, standingsunwines.com MORE TO

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FLAG IS UP FARMS Visit Monty Roberts' ("the man who listens to horses") internationally renowned equine learning center 901 East Hwy 246, 805.688.6288, montyroberts.com MENDENHALL MUSEUM One of the West Coast’s largest petroliana collections, including gasoline pumps, globes, road signs and more. This impressive collection includes race cars, racing memorabilia, license plates and other interesting antiques. 24 Zaca Street, 805.689.2402 (call ahead to book a tour), mendenhallmuseum.com

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THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY BOTANIC GARDEN Dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the natural world, this non-profit, dog-friendly (on-leash) 2.5 acre garden encourages visitors to explore, learn, and enjoy the beauty of the Valley’s native flora. Free. 151 Sycamore Drive, 805.245.5603, santaynezvalleybotanicgarden.com


Ostriches 101 • Fastest birds on earth and can reach sustained speeds of 45 mph. • Can reach 8-9 feet tall. • Weigh as much as 250-350 pounds. • Can live as long as 75 years. • Eggs weigh 3-4 pounds. • Native to Africa. • Do not bury their heads in the sand.

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f feeding ostriches isn’t already on your bucket list, add it now and head straight to OstrichLand USA. This 33acre working ranch, home to over 100 ostriches and emus, is a reasonably inexpensive thrill at $5 per adult and $2 for children under 12 for admission and $1 per bowl of feed. Guests enter through the charming gift shop, which is curated with a unique assortment of ostrich-related goods - feathered fans, ostrich leather bags, ostrich jerky, ostrich plush toys, hats, various curios, jewelry, tee shirts, and of course, when in season, ostrich eggs. There’s even a cabinet full of ostrich eggs autographed by famous visitors like Billy Bob Thornton and Ray Romano. Once you’ve made your way through the gift shop, the real adventure begins. Grab a bowl of feed and head out to the main attraction - the big birds! Once you approach the fence get ready because the heard comes in hot. Hang onto the bowl and let the feeding frenzy begin. Although the initial interaction with these enormous creatures can be a little intimidating, just follow the guidelines and enjoy the thrill. For a slightly more subdued experience meander down the path to meet the smaller and relatively more docile “cousins” of the ostrich family - the emus. These unique creatures are all at once majestic, bizarre, graceful, comical and definitely worth the stop. OSTRICHLAND USA • 610 E HIGHWAY 246 • 805.686.9696 • OSTRICHLANDUSA.COM

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THE SERENE VILLAGE OF BALLARD IS THE OLDEST AND smallest of the region’s towns and holds some of the valley’s most treasured gems, including two Santa Barbara County Historical Landmarks. The Ballard Elementary School, also known as the “Little Red Schoolhouse” has been educating local children since 1883. The other noteworthy landmark is the picturesque Ballard Presbyterian Church - now Ballard 56

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Country Church - erected in 1889 it is replete with a classic steepled belfry, stained glass windows, and fish-scale shingles. The community is also home to The Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table – one of the most romantic and luxurious B&Bs in the region where delectable awardwinning French-Asian cuisine is savored. It’s well worth a visit to Ballard to experience the serenity and charm of a well-preserved country burg.


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

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

EAT/SEE The Gathering Table 2436 Baseline Avenue 800.638.2466 Little Red School House 2425 School Street 805.688.4812 Ballard Country Church 2465 Baseline Avenue 805.688.6684

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STAY Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table 2436 Baseline Avenue 800.638.2466

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Experience the relaxed smalltown charm, natural beauty and cultural history of this Valley town.

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IN THE VINTAGE township of Santa Ynez, with its period-style falsefront building facades, feed stores and random horses hitched to posts, it’s sometimes hard to tell if it’s 2018 or 1884. However, this somewhat sophisticated cowboy town boasts plenty of conveniences for modernday trail riders. The streets, with horse shoe-embedded crosswalks, are lined with a variety of clothing boutiques, home decor stores, galleries, restaurants and even an original California honky-tonk saloon. If you have 58

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an appetite, this is the place to be, as the dining options range from classic burgers, pancakes and waffles, to steaks, seafood, regional Italian fare, Latin fusion and locavore cuisine. The Chumash Casino Resort, adjacent to the township, offers 24/7 gaming, live entertainment, dining and luxurious accommodations. Cyclists gravitate to Santa Ynez for a world-class training center, tours or just the chance to ride a bike along quiet country roads. There’s plenty to see, do and eat in the town that gave the Valley its name.


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ForFriends Inn 1121 Edison St. • 805.693.0303 Santa Ynez Inn 3627 Sagunto St. • 805.688.5588

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Brave & Maiden Estate 649 N. Refugio Rd. • 805.693.2989 Brothers at the Red Barn 3539 Sagunto St. • 805.688.4142

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Carr Winery 3563 Numancia St. • 805.688.5757 Crown Point 1733 Fletcher Way • 805.693.9300 Gainey Vineyard 3950 E. Highway 246 • 805.688.0558 Grassini Family Vineyards 805.897.3366 Happy Canyon Vineyards by appointment only • 805.203.0749 Kalyra Winery 343 N. Refugio Road • 805.693.8864 Roblar Winery 3010 Roblar Road • 805.686.2603 S.Y. Kitchen 1110 Faraday Street • 805.691.9794 Sunstone Vineyard & Winery 125 N. Refugio Rd. • 805.688.9463 The Baker's Table 3563 Numancia St. • 805.688.4856 The Lucky Hen Larder 1095 Meadowvale Rd • 805.691.9448 The Willows 3400 E. Highway 246 • 805.686.0855 Trattoria Grappolo 3687 Sagunto St. • 805.688.6899 Vincent Vineyards 2370 N. Refugio Road • 805.691.4200 Westerly Wines by appointment only • 949.289.1457

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Carmichael Training Systems 3640 Sagunto St. • 805.694.8651 Chumash Casino 3400 E. HWY 246 • 800.248.6274 Finch & Fern 1060 Faraday St. • 805.693.2916 Forage Florals 1095 Meadowvale Rd • 805.291.6757 SYV Historical Museum 3596 Sagunto St. • 805.688.7889 Vino Vaqueros 2178 Mora Avenue • 805.944.0493 YMCA 900 N. Refugio Rd. • 805.686.2037

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Brothers serves a variety of prime steaks and offers other classics like New Zealand rack of lamb, pork rib chops and roast chicken, all cooked on a mesquitefired grill.

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Brothers has the right wine for any dish on the menu. Matt recommends the local Andrew Murray Vineyards Roasted Slope to accompany their prime filet mignon in Port-wine-Stilton sauce, served with caramelized-onion potato gratin.

SEAFOOD

The brothers are just as serious about seafood as they are about meat, and they work with trusted seafood purveyors to acquire the best for their menu every day.

GRAND FINALES

Longtime pastry chef Stephanie Jackson’s made-from-scratch desserts always include a bread pudding, like the bananas Foster version, perfect with her homemade brown-butter ice cream. Don’t miss the signature mud pie and seasonal fruit pies, too.

LOCAL FLAVOR: BROTHERS AT THE RED BARN

Step into History: Over a century old, the Red Barn retains its historic charm, including in the storied bar. When it was added in the 1960s, local ranchers were invited to burn their brands into the walls and the ceiling. AS JEFF AND MATT NICHOLS edge toward 25 years as valley restaurateurs, their landmark dining room and bar continue to attract loyal locals, ranchers and winemakers, along with lucky visitors who find their way here. Matt and Jeff Nichols

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BRAVE & MAIDEN ESTATE By appointment only wine tasting experiences, showcasing limited production wines, including Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Merlot, Sauvigon Blanc, and critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. 805.693.2989, braveandmaiden.com BROTHER’S RESTAURANT AT THE RED BARN Every detail of this restaurant exudes the essence of the Santa Ynez Valley including the delicious food, casual and rustic ambiance and excellent service. 3539 Sagunto Street, 805.688.4142, brothersredbarn.com CARR VINEYARDS AND WINERY Established in 1999, Carr Vineyards & Winery specializes in ultra-premium, limited production wines from Santa Barbara County. Enjoy tastings, wines by the glass, wine on tap, and live music on Friday evenings. 3563 Numancia Street, 805.688.5757, carrwinery.com CROWN POINT VINEYARDS Nestled in the foothills of the Happy Canyon ava, this beautiful vineyard consistantly produces world-class Cabernet-based wines.The by reservation only private tour and tasting experience starts with a guided tour through 50 acres of estate vineyards, followed by a walking tour through the winery and barrel rooms, and finishes with a seated tasting of estate wines accompanied by a cheese pairing. 1733 Fletcher Way, 805.693.9300, crownpointvineyards.com GAINEY VINEYARD Tour the vineyards by Jeep, try blindfolded tastings in the Cellar Room, or picnic on the lawn. 3950 East Highway 246, 805.688.0558, gaineyvineyard.com GRASSINI FAMILY VINEYARD AND WINERY This beautiful and sustainable estate vineyard located in Happy Canyon is known for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Hosting private and scheduled tastings. 805.897.3366, grassinifamilyvineyards.com

SPECIALIZING IN VINTAGE AND NEW FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES + INTERIOR AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICES 1060 FARADAY STREET, SANTA YNEZ • FINCHANDFERN.NET • 805.693.2916

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HAPPY CANYON VINEYARDS Complementary, by appointment only tours and tastings at this family owned estate vineyard, offering award winning Bordeaux varietal wines. 805.203.0749, happycanyonvineyard.com KALYRA WINERY Featured in the movie Sideways, Kalyra Winery offers sweeping views of Santa Barbara wine country. The tasting room, gift shop, and bar have a laid-back beachcomber's vibe and the large deck and side lawn are fantastic picnic spots. 343 N. Refugio Road, 805.693.8864, kalyrawinery.com ROBLAR WINERY Nestled in an oak tree-studded 40-acre vineyard with a 5,000 square foot tasting room, Roblar’s focus is estate-grown varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Grenache and Semillon. 3010 Roblar Avenue, 805.686.2603, roblarwinery.com S.Y. KITCHEN S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in any of the three rooms of their Italian-inspired California farmhouse. 1110 Faraday Street, 805.691.9794, sykitchen.com

Don’t miss this hidden treasure! A perfect destination for all ages. Experience the Wild West! Explore the finest collection of antique carriages & wagons West of the Mississippi! Learn about Vaqueros, California’s first cowboys and Valley life, then and now.

Antique Saddles & Tack • Native American Artifacts • Gift Shop

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Parks-Janeway Carriage House 3596 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 • 805.688.7889 • santaynezmuseum.org open W ednesday – s unday 12 to 4 pm • tours by appointment

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Oh how I love POTTERY - old and new. There is something about the various shapes, colors, and textures that I am so passionate about.

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Nature has always been my muse when it comes to design. Each season I pull inspiration from perfect elements like branches, mosscovered oak trees, and thistle flowers dried to pale shades. And the magic of stones calls to me, especially in the work of my favorite local jewelry maker, SHOP GIRL DESIGNS. Her work, with its organic form and texture, truly captures my heart.

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FINCH & FERN is more than just a home and garden store. We offer interior and landscape design services and specialize in working with what you have, what you cherish, and creating new spaces that perfectly define you.

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GUEST EDITOR Guest editor Dawn de Bartolo, owner of Santa Ynez home and garden boutique Finch & Fern, shares some of her favorite things, from local dining spots and musical muses to swoon-worthy vintage goods and au courant finds. This designer is always on the hunt for treasured pieces, both old and new, and like a highly coveted Bordeaux, her signature style is a masterful blend of both.

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Well, with so many lovely places right here in Santa Ynez, it’s hard to say which is my favorite, but SY KITCHEN is definitely at the top of my list. Their perfect pasta dishes make my taste buds dance.

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Like my design sensibility, my musical taste is diverse and ever-evolving. Music can accessorize the mood. I'm inspired and intrigued by INTERNATIONAL MUSIC, with its unique compositions, instruments, and different languages. Currently on repeat: Nouvelle Vague. Favorite Song: In A Manner Of Speaking

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There’s no better feeling than walking into a store that inspires creativity, and believe me, FINCH & FERN is filled to the rafters with inspiration! Sometimes it’s just about discovering a piece of pottery for that empty spot on a shelf, or perhaps scoring a pair of trending chairs that update and transform the whole look and feel of your dining room.

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SUNSTONE VINEYARDS AND WINERY A beautiful and tranquil retreat where you can enjoy a glass of wine in their lavender and rosemary-filled courtyard, in their stone barrel-aging caves, or perhaps enjoy lunch at one of the picnic tables. 125 Refugio Road, 805.688.9463, sunstonewinery.com THE BAKER’S TABLE Artisan breads, flaky croissants, and everything from sandwiches to salads, each item is a work of art. 3563 Numancia Street, 805.688.4856, thebakers-table.com THE LUCKY HEN LARDER This gourmet & specialty foods shop features artisan sandwiches, cut-to-order cheese and hard to find culinary items. Charcuterie boards, sandwich platters, picnic baskets and catering services. 1095 Meadowvale Road, 805.691.9448, theluckyhenlarder.com TRATTORIA GRAPPOLO The right combination of great food, a family-style atmosphere, impeccable service, and creative and authentic Italian dishes served with gusto. 3687 Sagunto Street, 805.688.6899, trattoriagrappolo.com VINCENT VINEYARDS Estate grown and bottled Bordeaux varietals and expansive outdoor terrace and well-appointed bar. Relax and enjoy exquisite views of the vineyard and Santa Ynez mountains. 2370 N. Refugio Road, 805.691.4200, vincentvineyards.com WESTERLY WINES Produces a diverse portfolio of esteemed craft wines, private tasting appointments are available on a very limited basis. 1733 Fletcher Way, 949.289.1457, westerlywines.com MORE TO

THE PERFECT BACKDROP TO THE START OF YOUR happily ever after The Coach House at Santa Ynez Inn | santaynezinn.com | 805.688.5588

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CARMICHAEL TRAINING SYSTEMS The premier destination for personal fitness, nutrition, and performance coaching and camps for athletes of all ability levels. 3640 Sagunto Street, 805.694.8651, trainright.com CHUMASH CASINO A 190,000 sq. ft. complex featuring a 21-and-older, 24 hour gaming floor, live entertainment, award-winning fine dining, with a AAA Four Diamond-rated Hotel and Spa. 3400 East Highway 246, 800.248.6274, chumashcasino.com FINCH & FERN This inviting indoor/outdoor showroom and design gallery showcases interior designer Dawn De Bartolo's inspiring melenge of home decor, garden items, one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, new furniture, and decor accessories. Pop in to shop her curated collection or to inquire about the design services offered. 1060 Faraday St., 805.693.2916, finchandfern.net

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FORAGE FLORALS This full service floral shop provides event design, unique botanical creations, and artful home goods and hosts a variety of creative workshops in their beautiful atelier. 1095 Meadowvale Road - Suite 1, 805.291.6757, forageflorals.com SANTA YNEZ VALLEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Celebrates the rich history of the Valley, its pioneering settlers and the five early townships of the region, through its collection and exhibits. 3596 Sagunto Street, 805.688.7889, santaynezmuseum.org YMCA Nonprofit offering programs in Youth and Teen Activities, Sports & Recreation, Health & Well-Being, Family Activities, Childcare, Camps, Aquatics, and Active Older Adults. 900 N. Refugio Rd., 805.686.2037, ciymca.org

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The indoor bar will be just the place to enjoy grilled Morro Bay Pacific Gold oysters with garlic butter and charred lemon paired with a crisp Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc.

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In addition to wine from local vintners and other popular regions, The Victor will offer hand-crafted cocktails.

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A fireplace, dining tables and sofas will make the covered outdoor patio an inviting spot for dinner, drinks or brunch. In the dining room, wood, marble, brass details and Victorian art combine for mixed-era flair.

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On the menu curated by Chef Beto Huizar, look for updated classics with a focus on fresh seafood and offerings from the wood-fired oven, like Santa Maria tri-tip with frites and shrimp cocktail with a woodfired-tomato cocktail sauce.

THE VICTOR: NEW LIFE FOR A SANTA YNEZ CLASSIC Meet The Victor, the newest addition to Santa Ynez, set to open in spring 2020 in the circa-1903 Victorian home that was previously The Vineyard House. The beautifully designed space will honor its past while stepping comfortably into the present. EVERYONE’S WELCOME: The restaurant will provide a steps-away indulgence for guests of the adjacent Santa Ynez Inn while offering an easygoing style and the kind of warm welcome that’s long attracted locals. The Victor • 3631 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez • www.thevictor.us VISITSYV.COM

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LOS ALAMOS Residents today still pick up their mail from the Post Office downtown, as no street delivery is available.

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SURROUNDED BY RANCHES, FARMS AND VINEYARDS AT THE northern “entry” to the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos is located at the junction of US Highway 101 and State Route 135. Bell Street, the main thoroughfare, is only seven blocks long yet reflects as much Old West heritage as any small town on California’s Central Coast. Founded in 1876 and named in Spanish for “the cottonwoods” that still grace the area - it looks and feels vintage yet boasts a burgeoning food, wine, arts & antique scene. One-of-a-kind lodging includes a Victorian-style 66

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bed & breakfast with six themed suites and a modern motor court with a view. Buildings old and new house art galleries, antique shops, and wine tasting rooms along with a surprising variety of restaurants for every type of taste from locavore to carnivore. During the last weekend of September, Los Alamos Old Days honors the town’s western heritage with a celebration including an arts & crafts fair, BBQ, car show, dance, and parade – an excellent time to wrangle a visit with free fun for the whole family.


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Alamo Motel 425 Bell Street • 805.344.2852 Skyview Los Alamos 9150 US 101 • 805.344.3770 Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast 326 Bell Street • 805.344.1300 1880 UNION

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1880 Saloon Modern, inventive local fare paired with craft beers, wines, and cocktails. 362 Bell Street • 805.344.2744 A Tribute to Grace Wine Company New Zealand born winemaker, Angela Osborne’s hand-crafted wines are authentic expressions of Grenache and all single-vineyard sourced. 490 Bell Street • 805.633.0598 Babi’s Beer Emporium A vast selection of quality craft beer and ciders. 380 Bell Street • 805.344.1900 Bedford Winery Sip Syrahs, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Franc and picnic in the adjacent garden courtyard. 448 Bell Street • 805.344.2107 Bell's French bistro-inspired fare with a small yet eclectic wine list highlighting local and European labels. 406 Bell Street Bob's Well Bread Bakery Old world European techniques are used to create delicious hand-made bread & baked goods. 550 Bell Street • 805.344.3000 Bodega Open-air wine and beer garden with bocce ball, a fire pit, and a well-curated greenhouse and gift shop. 273 Bell Street • 323.790.4194 Casa Dumetz Boutique artisan winery & inviting tasting room specializing in lovely small batch handcrafted wines. 388 Bell Street • 805.344.1900 Cisko Kid This popular eatery and event space, serves up delicious signature tacos, Santa Maria-style barbecue, and cuisine like Wild Boar Smoked Ribs. 346 Bell Street • 805.344.1960 Full of Life Flatbread Known for their wood-fired pizzas and expanded weekend menu specials featuring locally sourced fare. 225 Bell Street • 805.344.4400 Lo–Fi Wines For hand-crafted wines, head to this cool tasting room where you can spin the tunes of your choice as you taste. 448-B Bell Street • 805.344.0179 Lumen Sample handcrafted wines made from sustainably certified, biodynamic vineyard fruit at Pico Restaurant. 458 Bell Street • 805.350.4054 Municipal Winemakers Sip high quality wines in the tasting room or around fire pit located on the Alamo Hotel property. Open Thu-Sun. 423 Bell Street • 805.245.5524 Norman California fare with nods to the country roots of Los Alamos along with a locallyfocused wine list, and cocktails. 9150 US-101 • 805.344.0080 Pico Approachable Californian cuisine and an extensive wine list which is available for tasting at the wine bar. 458 Bell Street • 805.344.1122 Plenty on Bell Elevated comfort food, with gluten-free and vegetarian/ vegan options, and an extensive wine and beer list. 508 Bell Street • 805.344.3020 Rancho de Ontiveros Pop into their tasting room and bar to enjoy estate-crafted wines. 346 Bell Street • 805.344.1960

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

PC: SB Winery 1782: Father Junípero Serra plants the area’s first grapevine cuttings, establishing mission vineyards in what is now the city of Santa Barbara.

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

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

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L i k e w i n e regions a round t he wor ld, t he Santa Y n e z Va l l e y combines incredible na t ur a l bea ut y w i th th e s tu nning res ult s of huma n effor t , pa s s ion a n d c o m m i t ment . Food a nd wine a re ever ywhere, a n d th e re a re s o ma ny wa ys t o enjoy it . Mult iple c o m p a n i e s ma k e it pos s ible t o hire a dr iver who ca n l e a d y o u to t he bes t s it es in one of s ever a l AVA s . F o r a m o re , um, pedes t r ia n jour ney, you ca n go ca rfre e, and s i mp l y hoo f i t to th e m a n y ta sti n g ro oms in L os Olivos or Solva ng. Of cour s e, al l l o cal res t a ur ant s a n d h o te l s s to c k l o c a l w i n es a nd t heir own pa r t icula r cha r m. And do n 't forg et t he c l as si c w i n e - c o u n try p i c n i c . P a ck s ome chees e, cha rcut er ie a nd brea d or cracke rs, a nd g o. You 'l l b e si p p i n g u n d e r a n o ak t ree s oon enough.

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

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27,000 Approximate acreage under vineyards in SB County 200+ Number of wineries in SB County 50+ Number of grape varieties grown here $121.3 million Value of the grapes harvested in SB County in 2019 $1.7 billion Estimated annual economic impact of the industry, Santa Barbara County’s most valuable agricultural segment

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

1973: Brothers Stephen and Bob Miller plant Bien Nacido Vineyard, today one of the valley’s most-famous and enduring sources of superb coolweather grapes.

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

1983: The Santa Barbara Vintners Association is founded in a decade that sees epic growth in terms of vineyards and new wineries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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or Andy and Kim Busch, winemaking, like brewing, is a family affair focused on hospitality and, Kim says, “making friends, which is just as easy in the wine business as in the beer business.” It has been that way since 1861, when Andy’s great grandparents, Lilly Anheuser and Adolphus Busch, married during the formative years of what would become the world’s largest brewing company. Andy grew up in the family business and managed Grant’s Farm, the original Busch Gardens, located just outside of St. Louis. Today, he and Kim split their time between Santa Barbara and Folded Hills, located just over four miles from the Gaviota coast. They purchased the property in 2004, and eventually bought the adjacent Nojoqui Ranch. After a great deal of soil-testing, they planted their first Rhône varietals in 2014 and, two years later, released their first estate wine — a crisp, Provençal-style rosé. “We came to winemaking from a desire to preserve the land and add to the crops being grown,” says Kim. “We liked Pinot Noir, but our vineyards are the most coastal and southerly of any in Santa Barbara County. The land is too hot for Pinot Noir and too cold for Cabernet Sauvignon.” They eventually planted the Rhône varietals Syrah, Grenache, Clairette Blanche, Grenache Blanc and Marsanne, and have been working ever since with New Zealand–born winemaker Angela Osborne. Kim describes Angela as “an earth mama who could bring the heart we wanted” to producing wine in a style wholly tied to terroir. The grapes are often crushed by foot, the land is farmed 100-percent organically, and harvesting, bottling and releasing are done according to the biodynamic calendar. You can enjoy many Folded Hills small-production estate wines in the tasting room located in the property’s original farmhouse, which dates back to the early 1930s. Open daily from 11-5, the indoor-outdoor space has been renovated in rustic-chic style and invites guests, as Kim says, to “put up your boots; you can’t hurt anything.” In addition, Folded Hills opened the first and only tasting room in Montecito. Folded Hills is a lovely place to sip some wine, take in the incredible scenery, and enjoy a unique wine-country experience. That starts with “The Farmstead,” a farm shop open weekends from April through October. Visitors will find organic produce for sale from fifteen acres of row crops tended by renowned Santa Barbara organic farmer Tom Shepherd, as well as locally made baked goods, honeys and other good things. Kids will love feeding and petting the animals, among them a miniature jersey cow named Peaches, goats, donkeys, llamas and small Kunekune pigs. Children can also see where their food comes from while picking cherry tomatoes, strawberries, and other seasonal produce straight from field. Some Folded Hills wine names reflect the family’s heritage. For example, the Lilly rosé honors six generations of Busch women, while the reserve labels are adorned with sepia-toned images of ranch locations. Basically, Kim says, “We’ve merged our St. Louis heritage with ranch life.” Here, that also means keeping your eye out for a Clydesdale.

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4 V WAY S TO EXPLORE 1. 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. For current trail conditions and more information call 805.968.6640 or go to fs.fed.us

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

picnic & play Cachuma Lake Recreation Area: A beautiful destination amidst oak woodlands with everything for a relaxing getaway - cabin, yurt, RV and tent camping, picnic areas, boating, boat and kayak rentals, naturalist-guided Wildlife Cruises, fishing, hiking, family-friendly programs, the Neal Taylor Nature Center, a general store, and more. 805.686.5054. Reserve camping online at sbparks.org Hans Christian Andersen Park and Skatepark: Enjoy oak trees, a skate park, playgrounds, music-making station, rock-climbing wall, and picnic tables. 633 Chalk Hill Road, Solvang, 805.688.7529, cityofsolvang.com Nojoqui Falls County Park: A 15-minute moderate hike on a well-maintained trail leads to a beautiful waterfall - the perfect picnic spot! 3250 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.688.4217 PAWS Dog Park: Let your four-legged friends go for a romp at this Buellton park. 568 Dawn Drive, syvpaws.org River view Park: Take in the beautiful view of the Santa Rita Hills. 151 Sycamore Drive, Buellton, cityofbuellton.com, 805.688.5177 Solvang Park: In downtown Solvang, host to festivals, free movies, and concerts in the summertime, Julefest in the winter, and popular picnic spot year-round. Mission Drive and First Street. Sunny Fields Park: Great family park with wooden Danish-themed structures, a giant tire swing, and rope bridges. 900 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, 805.688.7529 76

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2. BIKE IT With its varied elevations, terrain, beautiful scenery, and temperate climate, the SYV attracts serious and recreational cyclists from all over the world. Tour the wineries at a leisurely pace, along serene country roads or go big, for the 50 mile, 4350-foot elevation gain ride required to reach the top of Figueroa Mountain. Dr. J’s Bicycle Shop: A great selection of road and mountain bike rentals and the Valley’s resource for bicycles, cycling accessories, parts & service. This shop caters to everyone, including the high-end cyclist, hard-core mountain bike, and BMX riders & families. 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.6263 drjsbikeshop.com 3. 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 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 activities. No horse, no problem. You can still “go native” and saddle-up with one of the local guide companies. Rancho Oso Horseback Riding: Guided trail rides on safe, gentle horses, suitable for beginners, ages eight and up. Reservations recommended a day or two in advance. 3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, 805.683.5110, ranchooso.net 4. FROM THE SKY With Cloud Nine Gliders, silently soar above one of the most picturesque gliding areas in the country. Located at the Sant Ynez Airport, 900 Airport Road, Santa Ynez, 805.602.6620, cloud9gliderrides.com. Sky's The Limit: Soar to new heights with daily morning Santa Ynez Valley balloon rides! With over 100 wineries in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, the year-round near perfect climate and light prevailing winds makes the SYV an ideal place for ballooning. Sky's the Limit Ballooning Adventures, 800.558.5828, santabarbaraballoonrides.com

THE GREAT INDOORS For a different kind of adventure head indoors for a race to solve clues and puzzles and escape before your time runs out at The Ultimate Escape Rooms - 485 Alisal Road, Suite 120, Solvang, 805.474-4208, theultimateescaperooms.com. Or, for a dose of virtual reality, check out Space VR, a premier virtual reality lounge for a state-of-the-art VR experience. 320 Alisal Rd, Suite 104, Solvang, 805.325.9769, spacevrsolvang.com


HIT THE BEACH Explore the Coastline: Head over the pass to beautiful Santa Barbara for the day and learn to sail, charter a sailboat or powerboat, rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, go whale-watching or take in a sunset cruise with Santa Barbara Sailing. Located at the Santa Barbara Harbor, 132-A Harbor Way, next to the launch ramp. 805.962.2826, sbsail.com El Capitan State Beach: A nice sandy beach with tide pools, sycamore and oak trees along El Capitan Creek. It’s great for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking and camping. 2 El Capitan State Beach Road, Goleta Gaviota State Beach: 11 miles south of Buellton, marked by a tall railroad trestle that crosses Gaviota Creek, the park is a popular spot for swimming, picnicking, surf fishing, and camping. 17620 Gaviota Beach Road, Gaviota, 805.968.1033, parks.ca.gov Jalama Beach: A beautiful site for camping, surfing, fishing, kite flying, windsurfing, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, or beachcombing. There’s 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 Wine Country Cycling Tours, located in the village of Solvang, offers daily guided cycling tours for riders of all abilities including a farm-to-table picnic lunch at a vineyard. Carbon road, hybrid, and electric-assist bike rentals are also available. winecountrycycling.com

flora & fauna Clairmont Lavender Farm: A five-acre organic lavender farm where visitors are welcome to stroll the fields, 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” and the renowned Monty Roberts Int'l. Learning Center, a starting point for some of the world’s most successful performance and racehorses. 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 that educate visitors about the rich natural environment and cultural history of the area. 2225 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, California 93105, 805.693.0691, clnaturecenter.org OstrichLand USA: Feed the 50+ ostriches and emus or just stand back and enjoy the antics of these unbelievably large birds. Shop a variety of ostrich and emu related products. 610 East Highway 246, 805.686.9696, ostrichlandusa.com Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch: Visitors are welcome to stop in and walk around the ranch and get to know the resident mini-horses. Free. Mon.-Sat. from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 1555 Alamo Pintado Road, 805.686.4002, qsminis.com Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden: Built by the community for the community. Visit the garden to learn about the natural environment of the entire valley. Enjoy an educational class, workshop, or the Children's Amphitheater. 151 Sycamore Drive, santaynezvalleybotanicgarden.com Figueroa Mountain Road/Los Padres National Forest: Take a drive (north from Los Olivos) to see the brightly colored lupine, California poppies, and wild mustard that carpet the hillsides in the springtime. An Adventure Pass is needed if you plan to hike or walk around. Passes are available online or at the Ranger Station at the top of Figueroa Mountain Road. fs.fed.us

Folded Hills Farmstead: Showcases organically-grown seasonal produce, heritage farm animals, and locally made goods. Fri-Sun, 11-5. Spring Summer only. 2323 Old Coast Highway, Gaviota, 310.918.9400, foldedhills.com/the-farmstead Rancho Olivos: The only farm in the Santa Ynez Valley, where you can taste artisan extra virgin olive oil right next to olive groves. 2390 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, 805.686.9653, ranchoolivos.com Santa Barbara Blueberries: A seasonal u-pick blueberry farm that also offers pomegranates, wild honey, blueberry jams, and other natural products. 1980 Highway 101, Gaviota, 805.686.5718, santabarbarablueberries.com Solvang Farmers’ Market: Every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-6:00, year-round at Copenhagen Drive & 1st Street, 805.962.5354, sbfarmersmarket.org

Vino Vaqueros

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

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

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

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

HIKING SAFETY & ETIQUETTE

For a breathtaking ocean view check out the Gaviota Peak and Hot Spring trail at: santabarbarahikes.com/hikes/ frontcountry/gaviota

• Stay on the trails.                    • Carry and drink plenty of water. • Be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions. • Horses and mules have the right of way on trails. • Do not litter. Leave no trace. • High Fire Hazard Area. Fires and smoking are prohibited. • Stay alert. The area is home to bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and ticks. • Dogs must be on-leash.

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

Grab a picnic lunch or reward, refuel and rehydrate at the end of the trail at one of these nearby stops. Los Olivos Grocery | losolivosgrocery.com Panino | paninorestaurants.com Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. | figmtnbrew.com Brother’s Restaurant at the Red Barn | brothersredbarn.com Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe | winemerchantcafe.com Sides Hardware & Shoes | sidesrestaurant.com

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LOCALS' FAVE Lover’s Loop Trail is part of the Midland School's Trail system and rewards with lovely grass and oak-studded hillsides and views. Hikers can do a small portion of this trail for a leisurely hike or the entire loop for a more challenging trek. The stats - Distance - 0.8 miles for the easy short loop; a moderate 1.2 miles to end of meadow; 2.7 miles across and down to the creek; a moderately strenuous 3.65 miles for the entire loop. Permit required. For permit information, directions to the trailhead and other great hikes go to sbtrails.org/maps/ Midland-Trail-Map-2016.pdf

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LONG BEFORE CARS and roads transported people around the Valley and into the surrounding backcountry, horses and trails did. The western heritage, still honored today, remains deeply ingrained in the SYV culture. It’s not unusual to see a few trusty steeds hitched to a post outside of a local restaurant while their riders enjoy some farm-fresh fare. Thankfully, for visitors who didn’t happen to ride into town on horseback, Santa Ynez Valley has a variety of top-notch, qualified local outfitters and guides to ensure everyone, from “cityslicker” novices to seasoned equestrians, experiences the joy of exploring the local landscape in true Valley fashion. Enjoy a relaxing ride through breathtaking vineyards and working ranches, picnic in style with a gourmet lunch, take an early morning ride into the hills and cozy up to a crackling campfire for an authentic western breakfast, or end the day with a ride off into the sunset and a glass of local wine. SADDLE UP WITH ONE OF THESE LOCAL OUTFITTERS, EACH WITH THEIR UNIQUE OFFERINGS.

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


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CYCLING Tours

Have you ever considered taking a break from the city and envisioned yourself pedaling by vineyards sprinkled with majestic oaks? Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours makes a cycling vacation daydream a reality. THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, just a short drive from Los Angeles, has become internationally regarded as a premier cycling destination. This bikefriendly community, 30 miles from Santa Barbara, with its rolling back roads and sweeping views of the Los Padres National Forest is a California gem. Select one of our wine country day tours or enjoy one of our multi-day destination cycling vacations that extend throughout the region. Our guests have been enjoying the personal touches and first class service of a European cycling excursion without the hassle of international travel since 2005; firmly establishing SB Wine Country Cycling as the Central Coast’s premier cycling tour ambassador. The Farm-to-Table experience has been a staple in the Santa Ynez Valley for decades and we have made it our passion to combine great cycling with a delightful culinary experience. Farm to Table picnic lunches are prepared fresh and served in picturesque vineyards. Wine, chocolate, olive oil and beer tasting are also available, as are the many spa treatments and massages offered locally. Our region is also home to over 40 world-renowned AVAs (American Viticulture Areas); making the rows of grapes lining our bike routes and the picturesque vineyards where lunch is

served the perfect setting for your next cycling adventure. The “Vines to Coast Tour” offers the best of both worlds with 4 days of cycling in the Santa Ynez Valley, followed by several days on the coast of Santa Barbara, where your party will relax on the shores of the American Riviera. Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours caters to all riders’ abilities and their friendly staff is skilled at customizing routes to ensure everyone has fun. Multi-day vacations include guided tours, premiere accommodations and local dining. Only in town for a day or two? Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling also offers “Daily Wine Country Bike Tours”. Each daily tour includes bike rentals and helmets, a professional local tour guide, a souvenir water bottle and an authentic farm-to-table picnic lunch, including an artisan charcuterie with locally-sourced, seasonal, heirloom organic salad, a homemade French baguette and fresh fruit served in a picturesque vineyard. Tours depart from the Solvang storefront shortly after 9:00 am and return at around 2:30 pm. Guided hiking tours are also available, complete with an epicurean picnic lunch on the trail. Daily Wine Country Bike Tours, Guided Hiking and Multi-Day Cycling Vacations are available for everyone from the novice to seasoned active tourist. Electric-Assist guided bike tours available, as well self-guided bike rentals. Custom and private groups welcomed including wedding parties, corporate retreats and active family vacations. For more information visit - winecountrycycling.com or call them directly at 888.557.8687 VISITSYV.COM

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BALLARD INN & GATHERING TABLE This romantic four-diamond country inn offering outstanding upscale accommodations is perfect for a weekend getaway. The awardwinning on-site restaurant is sure to please even the most discriminating gourmands. Chef Budi Kazali's inspired food represents a fusion of East-West flavors and techniques, resulting in the ultimate California cuisine. 805.688.7770, ballardinn.com

FLYING FLAGS RV RESORT & CAMPGROUND Unwind in unique accommodations, such as vintage trailers, indulgent cottages, luxury tents, or in the comfort of your own RV. Enjoy a variety of on-site amenities, including three resort-style swimming pools, bocce courts, a general store, and cafĂŠ. 805.688.3716, highwaywestvacations.com

HAMPTON INN & SUITES Located among the rolling hills and large oak trees of the SYV, this family-friendly hotel has spacious guest rooms and suites and amenities, including a heated outdoor pool, fitness center, meeting space, business center, and outdoor seating area with fire pits. 805.686.1555, hilton.com

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PEA SOUP ANDERSEN'S INN Enjoy the wonderful pool, putting green, bocce ball courts and fire pits at this comfortable, affordable, and conveniently located inn. The value brings you in, and the hospitality brings you back. 800.732.7687, peasoupandersens.com

QUALITY INN This highly rated "Choice Hotel Property" is centrally located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, minutes away from wineries, Solvang, and the Chumash Casino. Pets are welcome, and wi-fi and a hot breakfast are included. 805.585-3873, choicehotels.com

MOTEL 6 - Modern, colorful rooms at affordable prices await budget-minded travelers, plus kids 17 and under stay free with an adult family member. 805.688.7797, motel6.com

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HAMPTON INN & SUITES SANTA YNEZ VALLEY MARRIOTT The first Certified Green Hotel in Santa Barbara County invites guests to drop by in the morning for Starbucks and a pastry or relax at the perfect gathering spot after your day afield to indulge in a glass of wine or a local brew. Refuel with a selection from the 5-10-20 menu. 805.688.1000, marriott.com

SIDEWAYS INN Unwind in updated rooms, amenities, facilities, and modern conveniences at one of the shooting locations for the film Sideways. Enjoy wine and small bites at the Sideways Lounge or stroll over to their sister resort, Flying Flags, and take a dip in one of the pools or spas. 805.688.8448, highwaywestvacations.com

THE ALAMO MOTEL A modern and cozy ranch-style getaway where guests enjoy a communal fire pit and a wine bar hosted by Municipal Wines in the evening. Grassy areas for picnics with swings hanging from shady big oak trees surround the property. 805.344.2852, rememberthealamomotel.com

SKYVIEW LOS ALAMOS This modern boutique hotel, born from an iconic roadside motel, offers 33 guest rooms, a restaurant, a heated pool, and a working vineyard. Perched on a hillside this property is a perfect mix of midcentury style and modern rustic chic. 805.344.0104, skyviewlosalamos.com

THE VICTORIAN MANSION OF LOS ALAMOS Fantasy and fancy fill this 1864 Victorian mansion B&B, as it boasts six themed suites - 50's drive-in, pirate ship, gypsy caravan, and others - with in-room hot tubs and fireplaces. 805.344.1300, thevick.com

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B U E L L T O N c on' t SAN MARCOS MOTEL Ideal for the traveler on a small budget, this utilitarian motor inn offers simple rooms with great weekly rates. 805.688.5511, buelltonmotel.com

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FESS PARKER WINE COUNTRY INN Experience amenities galore at this effortlessly elegant Valley inn - full spa services, a heated pool, fine onsite dining, wine tasting, all within walking distance to dozens of Los Olivos tasting rooms. 805.688.7788, fessparkerinn.com

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FORFRIENDS INN Relax in an immaculately detailed eight-room Craftsman farmhouse-styled boutique bed & breakfast. Eight large, elegant rooms - six in the main house and two private cottages provide the perfect wine country getaway for couples and friends. 805.693.0303, forfriendsinn.com

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SANTA YNEZ INN Renowned for its superior customer service, this inn is perfect for those seeking an indulgent getaway. Stays include luxury amenities such as an exclusive tasting passport offering complimentary tastings to select local wineries. Relax at the on-site spa with a decadent Signature Massage. 805.688.5588, santaynezinn.com


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THE ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT Well-known for its casual luxury, impeccable guest services, this laid-back resort offers guests exclusive ranchrelated adventures on 10,000 private acres of fun - 50 miles of horseback riding trails, golf, tennis, fishing, fine dining, and wildlife sightings aplenty. 866.221.1474, alisal.com

ATTERDAG INN Located in the center of Solvang with lovely views of the town, this 8-unit property has spacious rooms and a comfortable courtyard where guests can enjoy a glass of local wine. 805.691.9125, atterdaginn.com

HADSTEN HOUSE This is where European charm meets modern amenities for a memorable visit to Solvang. Hadsten House is steps from downtown and a short drive to views, vineyards, and tasting rooms. 800.457.5373, hadstenhouse.com

THE HAMLET INN Wind down in the gazebo, play a game of bocce ball, or hop on one of the complimentary bicycles and tour the town at this modern Danish 15-unit property in the center of Solvang. 805.688.4413, thehamletinn.com

HOTEL CORQUE Offering the ultimate in relaxation and comfort, this luxurious getaway features spacious guest rooms and decor specially designed to complement Solvang's peaceful surrounding wine country. 805.688.8000, hotelcorque.com

KING FREDERIK This downtown Solvang property includes perks such as a heated outdoor pool and spa and a complimentary continental breakfast, served daily with fresh Danish pastries from a local bakery. 805.688.5515, kingfrederikinn.com

KRONBORG INN AND SPA WINE COUNTRY MANOR A romantic European-style boutique hotel with spacious and elegantly designed guestrooms and suites, featuring complimentary continental breakfast, jetted bathtubs, outdoor swimming pool, and outdoor Jacuzzi. 805.688.2383, kronborginn.com

MEADOWLARK INN A wine country retreat bed and breakfast, featuring 18 cozy rooms and suites, located on two peaceful acres with majestic trees, beautiful flowers, expansive lawns, picnic tables, and a small pool. Massages and spa services available on the property by prior arrangement. 805.688.4631, meadowlarkinnsolvang.com

MIRABELLE INN A boutique hotel with 13 finely appointed luxurious guest rooms, specializing in personalized service and thoughtful amenities, where guests can indulge in on-site dining at the Michelin Plate award recipient restaurant, First & Oak. 805.688.1703, mirabelleinn.com

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SOLVANG INN & COTTAGES ROYAL COPENHAGEN INN KING FREDERIK

THE LANDSBY NEW HAVEN INN This modern boutique inn consists of 10 different styled rooms. Choose from a double room with a gas fire pit and private patio, a deluxe two-bedroom suite, or King rooms with vaulted ceilings, walk-in double showers, chandeliers, and five star rated beds. 805.618.8541, newhavensolvang.com

ROYAL COPENHAGEN INN Located just steps from world-class restaurants, wine tasting, shopping, an outdoor theatre, and more, this pet-friendly property features 49 newly renovated guest rooms, loft suites, and a one-bedroom suite with a full kitchen. Guests enjoy a complimentary expanded continental breakfast with local, fresh-baked Danish pastries. 805.688.5561, royalcopenhageninn.com

SOLVANG GARDENS LODGE Fashioned after a classic Danish farmhouse and overlooking the rolling hills of the SYV, this 24 room boutique country inn, the first motel in Solvang, was built in 1950. Guests are invited to nestle into the hidden backyard garden, filled with flowers and fruit trees. 805.688.4404, solvanggardens.com

SOLVANG INN & COTTAGES For clean, quiet rooms, private Scandinavianstyle cottages, and a complimentary authentic continental Danish breakfast served by Olsen's Danish Village Bakery, this quaint inn is the perfect retreat. 805.688.4702, solvanginnandcottages.com

SVENDSGAARD'S DANISH LODGE Built in the finest traditional Danish-style architecture, this AAA-rated lodge is a great value and makes for a cozy stay. 805.688.3277, redlion.com

THE LANDSBY Warm hospitality and refined, stylish accommodations await guests at this stunning 51-room boutique hotel. Be sure to check out its signature restaurant, Mad & Vin, featuring delicious wine country cuisine and their lively bar offering craft cocktails, local wine, and beer. 805.688.3121, thelandsby.com

VACATIONS INN SOLVANG Settle into the perfect home base for an SYV adventure at this comfortable inn, with a business center, pool, and continental breakfast included. 805.688-2018, vacationsinnsolvang.com

VIKING MOTEL Built-in 1922 and located in the heart of Solvang, this historic hotel is full of Old World Danish charm. 805.688.1337, vikingmotelsolvang.com

WINE VALLEY INN & COTTAGES Elegant old-world appeal defines this enchanting retreat, with its variety of distinctive suites, and private cottages and chateaus. Enjoy on-site bicycle and surrey rentals, and a spa. 805.688.2111, winevalleyinn.com

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4. Motel 6 333 McMurray Rd., Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 688-7797, 800-466-8356, www.motel6.com/BuelltonCa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11. Skyview Los Alamos 9150 US-101, Los Alamos, CA 93440 (805) 344-0104, www.skyviewlosalamos.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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25. New Haven Inn 271 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 618-8541, www.newhavensolvang.com

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

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

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

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

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

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31. Vacations Inn Solvang 1455 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-2018, 800-465-4329, www.vacationsinnsolvang.com ♦♦

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

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

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

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SAN MARCOS R ANCHO Designed by legendary golf architect Robert

RANCHO SAN MARCOS

Trent Jones Jr., Rancho San Marcos became the talk of the community by offering a world class golf course on 300 spectacular acres. This course is both a treasure to behold and a strategic challenge that no golfer can resist. The 6,939-yard course offers stunning views of the Santa Ynez River Valley, distant furrowed peaks, and eagles soaring above Lake Cachuma without a trace of urban development in sight. Rancho San Marcos, tucked deep into the valley floor of the Santa Ynez Mountains, has kept the essence of the old ranch, which was located here since the Spanish land grant of 1804. 4600 Highway 154, 805.683.6334 rsm1804.com

COURSE AT THE ALISAL R ANCH Designed by legendary Billy Bell, the Ranch

Course, open since 1955, is exclusively for Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort guests and members. This par-72 course stretches for 6,500 yards and is distinguished by tight fairways. It is surrounded by venerable oaks, sycamores and eucalyptus and features an imposing barranca that winds through the entire course. The Ranch Course offers a wellappointed pro shop, full-service restaurant for breakfast and lunch, professional instruction and excellent practice facilities. Electric carts, handcarts and clubs are available for rent. 1054 Alisal Road, 805.688.6411 ranchcourse.com

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golfers with breathtaking panoramas of the brilliant hues of the foothills and the Santa Ynez Mountains and Valley. The Course features four lakes and often follows the meandering path of the Santa Ynez River. Gentle mounds define the manicured fairways and bentgrass greens accented by mature live oaks, native sycamores and elderberry trees, creating a "must play" golf experience for all. At 6,830 yards the layout is challenging, but not punishing. The strategic placement of a variety of hazards rewards length & accuracy without severely penalizing recreational golfers. 150 Alisal Road, 805.688.6042 rivercourse.com


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Par 71, Stroke rating from men’s tees: 73.1; slope rating, 135.

Ranch Course at The Alisal Par 72, Stroke rating from men’s tees: 71.9; slope rating, 128.

River Course at The Alisal LaStroke Purisima Par 72, rating from men’s

Par 72,tees: Stroke rating men’s 73.1; slopefrom rating, 135. tees: 74.9; slope rating, 143. VISITSYV.COM

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ON TAP AND ON POINT Tour local microbreweries and artisanal distilleries to see brewmasters put their own unique and innovative spin on handcrafted beer and spirits. The annual Buellton Brew Fest draws microbrew aficionados to the Valley to sample craft beer from over 40 brewers along with food, live music, games, and more. River View Park - Buellton, May 2nd. For other pint-raising festivals and events, head to pages 92-93.

HERE'S A LIST OF SOME OF THE VALLEY'S BEST

Babi's Beer Emporium: 380 Bell Street, Los Alamos, 805.344.1911, babisbeeremporium.com Community Craft: 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos, 805.686.1158, communitycraftlo.com Dorwood Distillery: 201 Industrial Way #D, Buellton, 805.691.9259, dorwood-distillery.com Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co: 45 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805.694.2252, and 2363 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, 805.697.7601, figmtnbrew.com Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Taproom Restaurant & Barrelworks: 620 McMurray Ave., Buellton, 805.225.5911, firestonebeer.com Root 246: 420 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.686.8681, root-246.com Solvang Brewing Company: 1547 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805.688.2337, solvangbrewing.com The Good Life: 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.7111, thegoodlifecellar.com

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The Right Place at the Night Time

After a full itinerary of adventuring, touring, or tasting throughout the Valley, the day may be done, but the night time fun is just getting started. Wind down with a craft cocktail in a chill lounge or gear up for some line dancing and live entertainment. From sports bars to wine bars, and everything in between, you're sure to find your nocturnal niche in the SYV. After the sun sets, revel in concerts, dancing, world-class theatrical productions beneath the stars, and more! And, if you're feeling lucky, a roll of the dice.

1880 Saloon: Housed in the historic 1880 Union Hotel, this authentic Western saloon serves up modern, inventive local fare paired with craft beers, wines, and cocktails. 362 Bell St, Los Alamos, 805.344.2744, 1880union.com Chumash Casino Resort: AAA Four Diamondrated Hotel and Spa with 24-hour gaming, award-winning fine dining and live entertainment, concerts, championship boxing events, and more. 3400 California 246, Santa Ynez, 805.686.0855, chumashcasino.com Figueroa Mountain Brewery Co: This locals' fave, with a wide range of IPA, stout and ale beers on tap, features events and live music on the weekends. Two valley locations - Buellton Taproom: 45 Industrial Way, 805.694.2252 and Los Olivos: 2363 Alamo Pintado, 805.697-7601, figmtnbrew.com The Good Life: A wine and craft beer cellar with a comfortable, yet luxe ambiance. Choose from a diverse selection of Central Coast wines, California craft beers, and local eats, and occasional live music. 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.7111, thegoodlifecellar.com Hill Haven Provisions: This family and dogfriendly bistro and bar boasts a menu of elevated, globally-influenced cuisine crafted by Chef Golzar, along with indoor/outdoor dining and late-night hours. 448 Atterdag Road, Solvang, 805.691.9025, hillhavenprovisions.com The Landsby: Warm and welcoming modern "Scandinavian style" lobby bar serving craft cocktails, "shrubs," beer, and acclaimed locally produced wine, with seasonal live entertainment

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in the garden courtyard. 1576 Mission Dr. Solvang, 805.688.3121, thelandsby.com Maverick Saloon & Dance Hall: An original California saloon with live music, line dancing, Bloody Mary bars, happy hours, Beer & Burger, and Honky Tonk nights. Open until 2:00am. Santa Ynez, 3687 Sagunto St, 805.686.4785, mavericksaloon.org Norman: Get your mid-century fix at the Skyview Los Alamos motel, where guests can dine and drink inside or poolside until 9 pm daily at the on-site restaurant and bar. 9150 US-101, Los Alamos, 805.344.0104, skyviewlosalamos.com PCPA-Pacific Conservatory Theatre: June through September, under the stars at Solvang Festival Theater experience world-class musical, drama, and comedy performances by the only resident theater company on the Central Coast; now in its 56th season. 420 Second Street, Solvang, Box Office, 805.922.8313. For the 2020 season schedule go to pcpa.org Root 246 Ultra Lounge at Hotel Corque: Warm modern comfort, offering premium wines, whiskey, craft beer, top-shelf alcohol selections, and creative cocktails. 420 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.686.8681 root-246.com Santa Ynez Billiards & Cafe: Authentic Mediterranean food and pub fare, beer, wine, billiards, foosball, darts, TVs for sports viewing, and an outdoor hookah lounge. 100 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, 805.697.7109, santaynezbilliardsandcafe.com Sante' Wine Bar & Lounge: A cool bar with a modern vibe, offers Central Coast and local

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sparkling wines, French champagnes, and microbrews. Live music on the weekends. 433 Alisal Road, Solvang, 805.691.9641, santewinebarandlounge.com Sideways Lounge: Located on-site at Sideways Inn and just adjacent to Flying Flags RV Resort, this lounge, open to midnight daily, is a great late-night spot and offers innovative handcrafted drinks, local beer, and wines from the SYV. 114 E Hwy 246, Buellton, 805.688.8448, highwaywestvacations.com Solvang Brewing Company: Housed in a restored windmill, this family-owned and operated establishment offers house-made fine ales, fresh fare in a festive atmosphere, with live music, karaoke, and entertainment on the weekends. 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, 805.688.2337, solvangbrewing.com Sort This Out Cellars: A California boutique winery tasting room with live entertainment on weekends, plus home to the High Roller Tiki Lounge featuring tikiinspired wine-tails. The vibe is hip, festive, and friendly. 1636 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, 805.688.1717, sortthisoutcellars.com Standing Sun: An industrial winery, family and dogfriendly tasting room, modern art gallery, and one of the leading live entertainment venues in the Valley. Food trucks are frequently on-site to provide tasty fare. 92 Second Street #D, 805.691.9413, standingsunwines. com Tales From the Tavern: A concert series showcasing singer-songwriter-storytellers, acclaimed artists, including Hall of Famers, National Medal of Arts recipients, cultural icons, and underground heroes. 805.688.0383, talesfromthetavern.com


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PLACES TO GET PAMPERED:

A Sante' 805.688.9049 asantelosolivos.com

Santa Ynez Inn 805.688.5588 santaynezinn.com

The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Spa 805.686.7721 alisal.com

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott 805.688.1000 marriott.com

The Haven Day Spa at Hadsten House 805.688.3210 hadstenhouse.com

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

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

Hotel Corque 805.688.8000 hotelcorque.com

The Spa at Chumash Casino Resort 805.691.1755 chumashcasino.com The Spa at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn 805.686.9202 fessparkerinn.com

Om Away From Home Relax, rejuvenate, and experience the healing benefits of yoga + wine at one of Vineyard Yoga SYV's outdoor vineyard sessions, followed by a tasting flight. Practicing yoga prior to tasting wine opens up the senses and allows you to experience the wine more deeply. vineyardyogasyv.com

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

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

Raise a Glass TO YOUR HEALTH

Studies suggest that moderate wine consumption can lead to a healthier heart, strengthen bones, sharpen minds, and even help protect against some cancers. And with more than 100 wineries, the Santa Ynez Valley has much to offer. For a map of area vineyards and tasting rooms, go to pages 72 & 73.

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Creative Connections Recharge, connect, flex your creative muscles, and learn new skills through one of the Valley Wellness Collective's unique and inspiring pop-up events and mini-retreats, each designed to refresh and strengthen mind, body, and spirit. Try everything from boot camp, belly dancing, and creative calligraphy to sound-healing, art journaling, Kombucha-making, and more. valleywellnesscollective.com

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BOOK IT, PLAN IT, HOST IT IN THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

The Santa Ynez Valley plays host to special events, corporate retreats, meetings, family reunions, weekend getaways, and of course, weddings. The variety of unique venues sprinkled throughout the region can accommodate everything from an intimate party of seven or a large group of 700. For corporate meetings and retreats, why not trade the boardroom for a wine cave? The area's inspiring offerings allow guests to work hard and play even harder. Block out some time on the agenda to go wine tasting, hiking, gambling, or just relax in the beautiful Valley setting. It's a dreamy place to gather and celebrate special occasions. The consistently sunny days, mild yearround climate, and romantic backdrop inspire memorable outdoor celebrations and fairy tale sunset weddings. Here local industry pros tell us why they love to host, meet, and make plans in the Valley.

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“Host your friends for a catered sunset dinner at the base of Figueroa Mountain or explore a local vineyard on horseback. Dance the night away in a private wine cave or barrel and bottle your very own wine! Secret locations, unique experiences, curated decor, and personal touches all add up to an unforgettable celebration in the Santa Ynez Valley.” Rani Hoover, Owner/Creative Director Rani Hoover, Inspired Weddings & Events

"The elegant and natural beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley is a constant source of inspiration for my hand-illustrated watercolors and maps. I have the honor of creating custom illustrations, which celebrate the special experiences my clients share with their family and friends." Michelle Castle, Owner of The Giving Ink

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“Nestled in the heart of wine country, Santa Ynez Inn makes for a beautiful backdrop for a variety of special occasions. As a boutique, 20-room property, guests can enjoy all the amenities of a luxury hotel with the exclusivity of a private estate. Additionally, our 2000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space allows us to create a bespoke experience for each guest to ensure a memorable Santa Ynez Valley event.” Veronika Libao, Marketing Manager for The Landsby & Santa Ynez Inn

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“We've heard it said that this Valley is a place where the soul feels safe to explore, and we couldn't agree more. This place is so much more than just a destination or a beautiful venue for an event. It is a refuge for connection... connection with yourself and connection with others.” Kelly Fiore, Founder of Valley Wellness Collective

From business brunches to family fiestas, the SYV is event-planing paradise.

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort alisal.com Ballard Inn & Restaurant ballardinn.com Chumash Casino Resort chumashcasino.com Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa fessparkerinn.com Flying Flags highwaywestvacations.com ForFriends Inn forfriendsinn.com Hadsten House Inn & Spa hadstenhouse.com Hampton Inn & Suites hamptoninn3.hilton.com Vacations in Solvang vacationsinnsolvang.com Hotel Corque hotelcorque.com King Frederik Inn kingfrederikinn.com Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn peasoupandersens.com Royal Copenhagen Inn royalcopenhageninn.com Santa Ynez Inn santaynezinn.com Santa Ynez Valley Marriott marriott.com Sideways Inn highwaywestvacations.com Sunstone Vineyards & Winery sunstonewinery.com The Landsby thelandsby.com

SER V E T HI S

All Purpose Flower allpurposeflowerco.com Fresco Valley Cafe frescovalleycafe.com K’Syrah Catering & Events kscateringandevents.com Los Olivos Lemons losolivoslemons.com Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe winemerchantcafe.com Louise’s Kitchen Table louiseskitchentable.com PlaceInvaders placeinvaders.com

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Breakaway Tours & Event Planning breakaway-tours.com Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings & Events ranihoover.com PC: Jill Redman

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“The SYV is the perfect destination to host an intimate event or sizable wedding, and for a floral designer, it's a dream come true. We feel such a connection to the land here, as we source beautiful, sustainable, California-grown native plants and even some blooms from our own cutting gardens. We also love bringing people together and hosting workshops and events in our gorgeous new atelier.” Jill Redman, Owner of Forage Florals

O TH E R H EL PFU L S T U F F Blue Star Parking bluestarparking.com Forage Florals forageflorals.com

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE SYV

C al e n dar JANUARY 3: Annual Christmas Tree Burn & Safety Demonstration: Community Christmas trees are piled high in a huge bonfire. Enjoy free live music, plus food and warm drinks for purchase. 5-7 pm. 1760 Mission Drive, 805.688.7529, cityofsolvang.com DINE FOR A DEAL 19-31: Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Weeks: Presented by VisitSYV, dine on three-course tasting menus for $20.20 at participating restaurants throughout the Santa Ynez Valley (excludes tax, tip & beverage). dinesyv.com

2: Buellton Brew Fest: Sample craft beer from over 40 brewers, plus food, live music, games, vendors at River View Park in Buellton. buelltonbrewfest.com 3-5: Alisal Guest Ranch BBQ Bootcamp: Twice a year (May & October), The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort hosts the BBQ Bootcamp, which offers participants the chance to learn from in-house and guest experts about all things barbecue. The three day event is packed with exciting workshops, outdoor activities, and excellent dining. 805.693.4208, alisal.com 9: Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon: Run a scenic course from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos to Solvang. Celebrate at the post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. 7-12 pm, Santa Ynez. destinationraces.com

14: SCOR Solvang Century, Metric & HalfCentury: 38th annual 25, 50, 70, or 100-mile amateur bicycle ride for charity. The Cycling Festival features massage therapists, food trucks, music, and beer. bikescor.com WINE & SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE! 15: Buellton Wine and Chili Fest: Sample wine, craft brews, and spirits; try chili and salsa made by competing local chefs, plus live entertainment at Flying Flags RV Resort. 805.688.7829, buelltonwineandchilifestival.com 20-22: Nature Track Film Festival: Deepen your connection to the outdoors through the power of film, docent-led hikes, dinners, and wine tastings focused on specific films and filmmakers. naturetrackfilmfestival.org APRIL 11: 30th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza and Easter Egg Hunt: The Valley’s largest egg hunt starts at 10:00 am sharp at River View Park in Buellton. Free. For more info go to solvangusa.com or visitbuellton.com MAY 2: Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Festival: Celebrate local vintages with wine & food tastings, entertainment and more festivities at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, 6600 Foxen Canyon Road, sbcountywines.com

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14-16: Wine and Fire: Winemaking members of the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance showcase wines from the appellation with an opening party Friday night, followed by a weekend of seminars, wine tasting, and food. staritahills.com 22: Wheels 'N Windmills Car Show: 300+ vintage vehicles line the streets of Solvang. 805.688.6112, wheelsnwindmills.com SEPTEMBER

6: Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival: Savor local wines paired with food prepared by over 30 chefs, plus olive product vendors, and worldclass live jazz. 1-4 pm, Lavinia Campbell Park, downtown Los Olivos, jazzandolivefestival.org

PARTY LIKE YOU’RE DANISH! 18-20: 84th Annual Solvang Danish Days: Celebrate Solvang’s Danish heritage with authentic foods, live entertainment, dancing, parades (Torchlight on Friday night, Main Parade on Saturday and Children’s on Sunday), artisans, living history exhibits, aebleskiver breakfasts, beer and wine gardens, and more. solvangdanishdays.org

11: 9th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic: A celebration and polo match featuring some of the highest rated players in the world and along with local Santa Ynez Valley polo celebrities, benefiting People Helping People. Happy Canyon Vineyard, syvphp.org

25-27: Los Alamos Valley Old Days: The community gathers to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage, with the Chili Kick-off and dance, vintage car show, arts and crafts, and Sunday morning parade. losalamosvalleyolddays.com

13: Old Santa Ynez Day: A street fair celebration, 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

24-27: Buellton Vintage Trailer Bash: Over 180 vintage travel trailers from California and the West Coast gather for a fun weekend at Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground. Trailers open for public viewing on Saturday from 11-3 pm. 805.688.3716, flyingflags.com

19-21: Wine Country Bike Trek: Go at your own pace and choose from a 20, 30, 50, or 100k mile route through the SYV. For cyclists of all levels and experience. Funds raised benefit People Helping People programs. syvphp.org

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JULY OHHHHH! AHHHHH! 4: Independence Day Parade, Festival & Fourth of July Fireworks Solvang: The parade starts at 11:00, followed by a BBQ at Solvang Park, and afternoon activities and evening fireworks at 9:00 at Old Mission Santa Ines. solvangsua.com 25: Buellton BBQ Bonanza: Enjoy a barbeque, activities, demonstrations and learn about local clubs and organizations. River View Park, visitbuellton.com

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Solvang Fall Festival 2020: This 3-day event features 25 bands on two stages, a carnival including a Ferris wheel on Copenhagen Drive - craft beer and wine gardens, and plenty of great food and retail vendors! And, it’s free fun for the whole family. solvangfallfest.com SOLVANG (GRAPE) STOMP: At the 3rd Annual “Footie” Wine Harvest Street Festival you can stomp grapes, taste vintages from 25+ world-class area wineries, enjoy fare from popular local food trucks, and dance to live music. tastesyv.com


CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo: This event offers a variety of options, from the 96 mile Fig Epic to a milder 31 mile scenic Valley loop and features the only organized cycling ascent of Figueroa Mountain. Ultimately, it’s a challenging day of bikes, beer, and fun in the SYV. trainright.com

27: Turkey Trot: 10 am 5k fun run/walk benefits local Salvation Army chapter - starts at Sunny Fields Park in Solvang. 805.688.7529, cityofsolvang.com DECEMBER NOV. 28 - JAN. 8: SOLVANG JULEFEST: (Yule-fest) Solvang’s light-filled holiday celebration features free visits with Santa in Solvang Park, plus Santa’s Lade (Santa’s Barn); an interactive Nisse Adventure treasure hunt; candlelight tours; open houses and extended hours at shops, tasting rooms and eateries; Annual Tree Lighting (12/4), Saturday Parade (12/5), Skål Wine & Stein Stroll (12/12 & 12/13), holiday lights and more magical events. solvangjulefest.org

OCTOBER 1-31: Santa Ynez Valley “Scarecrow Fest”: Throughout the month enjoy more than 200 scarecrows around the Valley, with the public invited to vote for their favorites. syvscarecrows.com 3-4: Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow: Native American music, dance contests, drum competitions, food, arts and crafts, pottery, jewelry and more. Live Oak Campground. santaynezchumash.org 17: Los Olivos Day in the Country: Experience the unique small-town charm and friendly Los Olivos lifestyle, with great food and local fun. Enjoy the fun runs, a local parade, vendor booths, and live music. Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, losolivosca.com

1: Santa Ynez Small Town Christmas: Enjoy the lighting of a 75-foot tall redwood tree, the largest Christmas tree in the Santa Ynez Valley, along with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, visits with Santa, live entertainment, cookies, and cider. 805.350.8517, santaynezchamber.org

17: Santa Ynez Elks 5th Annual Classic Car Show: A fun filled day of cool cars, food, vendor booths, music and prize drawings. 805.688.3448, syvelks.com

5: 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, and a Gingerbread Wonderland fundraiser at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley. 2-8 pm. Los Olivos, losolivosca.com

18-20: Alisal Guest Ranch BBQ Bootcamp: See description in May. 30-31: Solvang Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest: 6:00-9:30 pm. Family-friendly fun in the transformed Solvang Festival Theater, accompanied by food, drinks, and games. 805.688.7529, cityofsolvang.com

6: Buellton Winter Fest: Have breakfast with Santa, enjoy an afternoon holiday concert, and an evening of fun on the Avenue of Flags featuring 20 tons of snow, music, food, wine, beer, spirits, vendors, a light parade, and tree lighting. visitbuellton.com

31: Santa Ynez Halloween Street Faire: Live music, food vendors, a costume contest, games, candy, free pony rides, a tricycle racetrack, and bounce houses make this a fun family celebration. 5:00-8:00 pm. 805.350.8517, santaynezchamber.org

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, 2:306 Winter, sbfarmersmarket.org

NOVEMBER 7: Buellton Holiday Bazaar, Arts and Craft Fair: Start your holiday shopping early and enjoy all of the creative talent the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer. Free from 10am-3pm at the Buellton Rec Center. 301 2nd Street, 805.688.1086, buelltonrec.com

13-15: Vaquero Show & Sale: Celebrate and honor the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero, and enjoy food, demonstrations, and live music. Held at The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House, 805.688.7889, santaynezmuseum.org

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This fall the SYV will host its second annual four-day food, wine, and experiential event, “Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley: The First Course in Food, Wine, and Experiences.” The fete takes place throughout the six Santa Ynez Valley wine country towns and is celebrated with immersive experiences meant to serve as an introductory course to the edible and imbibe-able bounty of this burgeoning culinary destination. The signature event includes Solvang Grape Stomp, town-wide, progressive dinner; VIP wine tastings and seminars; cooking classes; varying menu of winemaker dinners; live music. tastesyv.com

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7-8: SYV Golf Tournament: This event, hosted at The Alisal Ranch Course and River Course, features two days of play in three flights, by some of the area’s best amateur golfers. The ancient oaks, manicured fairways and greens, and spectacular panoramic views make this tournament a favorite among golf aficionados. 805.688.4215, alisal.com

Solvang 3rd Wednesday: Held monthly with over 60 stores, restaurants, bakeries & wine tasting rooms offering special discounts all day; plus Beer & Wine Walk; Summer Concerts in the Park and more. solvangthirdwednesday.com

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PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents critically acclaimed, professional productions under the stars from June – September at Solvang Festival Theater. The 2020 schedule includes The Sound of Music, Little Shop of Horrors, and Something Rotten. 420 Second Street, pcpa.org DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID

Want to plan your own event in the SYV? Turn to pages 90-91 for all the local info.

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Luxe SYV LAID-BACK

The Santa Ynez Valley offers its own brand of luxury. It's free of formality and pretension and is a veritable horn of plenty for those seeking an A-list getaway. Indulge in first-rate, world-class First and Oak cuisine and wine tasting, gaming, exceptional spa experiences, and more, all in a welcoming -Distinguished DININGand relaxed atmosphere. The SYV is home to a profusion of excellent dining options. World-renowned local wines, the Brick Barn Wine Estate

fresh bounty from the fields, and the majestic beauty that surrounds the Valley draw celebrated chefs from all over the world. Here are a few cream-of-the-crop cuisine stops that currently top our list. Create the tasting menu of your dreams at Solvang's FIRST AND OAK (firstandoak.com), where small plates are packed with big flavor. Nearby Hotel Corque's ROOT 246 (root-246.com), serves a full menu of cutting-edge, craft-based cuisine, along with an extensive selection of local wines, whiskey, craft beer, and signature cocktails. Just a few miles away at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, you'll find fresh local fare - prime steaks, and seafood, paired with local and imported wines - at the Four Diamond-rated restaurant WILLOWS. (chumashcasino.com) French-technique-trained Chef Budi Kazali of THE GATHERING TABLE (ballardinn.com) offers his innovative Asian-fusion dishes made with Valley fresh seasonal ingredients at The Ballard Inn.

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-World-class WINE TASTING-

TRUE OENOPHILES aren't concerned about the aesthetics of a winery or tasting room, as long as the wine delights the palate. Luckily, discerning Valley visitors can revel in both. If exclusive vineyard and wine cave tours, luxe locales, and meet-the-winemaker sessions are your thing, set aside some time to visit one of these topflight wineries where the curated tasting experiences are on par with the superior vintages. sBrave & Maiden Estate - Stroll through the vineyard and winery with a glass in-hand as a personal guide walks you through the wine growing and winemaking process. By appointment only. braveandmaiden.com sBrick Barn Wine Estate - Elegant dĂŠcor, comfy indoor seating, an outdoor fireplace under the oaks, and superb vintages make for a memorable tasting experience at this elegant mid-century modern, former Arabian horse ranch. brickbarnwineestate.com sSanger Family of Wines - Relax and feel like family at this beautifully new tasting room, designed for guests to settle in and indulge in a Mediterranean wine experience, Central Coast style. sangerwines.com sFolded Hills - Unwind at this estate vineyard, farmstead, and ranch tucked away behind the coastal mountains of the SYV. Savor an afternoon of sipping award-winning boutique wines while playing bocce ball or relaxing in the vineyard homestead living room. VIP Private Experiences are also available and tailored to deliver a personal experience. foldedhills.com 94

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-Exclusive EXPERIENCES-

An extraordinary setting affords EXTRAordinary opportunities - private farmto-table feasts, wine-making workshops, dude ranch round-ups, and spiritual spa experiences. Here's a small sampling of enticing adventures available throughout the SYV.

THE ALISAL GUEST RANCH AND RESORT - Saddle-up for a morning horseback ride to the historic Adobe Camp. Then relax and settle in next to a crackling fire under the giant Sycamore trees to enjoy a cowboy-sized flapjack feast - eggs, bacon, sausage, quesadillas, cereals, pastries, coffee, and more. THE SPA AT CHUMASH CASINO RESORT - If you've never had your body buffed with essential oil-infused crushed grapes, consider booking the signature Earth & Sky Couples Treatment at the newly renovated spa with couples' suites with copper soaking tubs. chumashcasino.com For more info on places to get pampered, go to page 89. SUNSTONE WINERY VILLA - Private wine tastings, wine blending workshops, artisan lunch boxes, and other one-of-a-kind, magical vineyard experiences are hosted throughout the unique, private spaces of this spectacular winery. sunstonewinery.com


GETTING HERE & GETTING AROUND

GETTING AROUND THE VALLEY

CAR RENTAL Hertz (Located at the Marriott in Buellton) 555 McMurray Road, Buellton, 805.688.4398, hertz.com BY TAXI Promenade Taxi: 805.717.8400, solvangtaxicab.com Solvang Taxi & Wine Tours: 805.688.0069, solvangtaxi.com Wine Country Cab: 805.769.8294, santayneztaxicab.com BY BUS Santa Ynez Valley Transit: Mon-Sat Service 805.688.5452, cityofsolvang.com Clean Air Express: Santa Ynez to Goleta/Santa Barbara, 805.692.1902, cleanairexpress.com Wine Country Express: 805.736.7666, lompoctransit.com Connects the city of Lompoc with the SYV. Runs M-F. Chumash Casino Shuttle: 800.247.7919, chumashcasino.com FOR FUN SB Wine Country Cycling Tours: 1693 Mission Drive, 888.557.8687 Segway Tours of Solvang: 453 Atterdag Road, 805.688.8899 Wheel Fun Rentals: 1564 Copenhagen Drive, 805.688.0091 Dr. Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bicycle Shop: 1693 Mission Drive, 805.688.6263 Solvang Trolley and Carriage Company: 1618 Copenhagen Drive 805.794.8958, solvangtrolley.com Vino Vaqueros: Santa Ynez Valley on horseback, private, 90 minute rides, 805.944.0493, vinovaqueros.com

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 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, with connecting bus service to Solvang. 800.872.7245, amtrak.com BY AIR Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA): 30 miles south, 805.967.7111, santabarbaraca.gov Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX): approx. 35 miles north, 805.922.1726, santamariaairport.com Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): approx. 125 miles south (allow at least 2-3 hours drive time from LAX due to traffic), 310.646.5252, lawa.org Santa Ynez Airport (IZA): for private aircraft landings. 900 Airport Road, 805.688.8390, santaynezairport.com Central Coast Shuttle Services: (to LAX) : 800.470.8818, centralcoastshuttle.com

WINE COUNTRY TOURS Locally based companies offer a variety of ways to see the SYV and wine country.

Artisan Excursion Wine Tours: 805.734.7565, artisanexcursion.com Breakaway Tours & Event Planning: 805.783.2929, breakaway-tours.com Classic Wine Tours of SB: 805.453.4063, sbclassicwinetour.com Eat This, Shoot That!: 805.364.0564, eatthisshootthat.com EOS Santa Barbara Wine Tours: 805.683.9636, eossantabarbara.com Grapeline Wine Tours Santa Barbara: 888.894.6379, gogrape.com Los Olivos Limousine & Wine Tours: 805.245.1509, losolivoslimo.com Next Adventure Tours & Tasting: 805.741.7866, nextadventure805.com SB Wine Country Tours: 805.965.1414, winetours-santabarbara.com SB Wine Country Cycling Tours: 888.557.8687, winecountrycycling.com Silk Road Transportation & Wine Tours: 805.403.3300, sbsilkroad.com Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours: 805.686.8347, winetoursantaynez.com

WHAT TO PACK

Layers, layers, layers. Warm, sometimes downright hot sunny days and refreshingly cool mornings and evenings demand lightweight jackets or sweaters to put on and take off accordingly. Comfortable shoes are essential as you explore the rows of vines and stroll downtown for shopping time. Top off your look with a hat to keep you cool; remember those hot sunny days we mentioned? Keep your reusable water bottle on hand because the sun + wine tasting + walking (a lot) = dehydration. Unless itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wedding, no suits or ties required in the casual comfort of the SYV.

VISITOR VITALS SYV Weather Stats: Average annual temperatures range from 76 F/32 C to 54 F/12 C. Summer highs 80-90 F and winter lows to 40 F. August is typically the warmest month and December the coolest. Average seasonal rainfall is 9-17 inches. February is typically the wettest month. Economy: Agriculture, ranching, the equine industry, and tourism drive the SYV economy. 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 throughout the Valley. Free daytime RV parking at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall lot, 1745 Mission Drive. Population: Approximately 20,000 throughout the six communities. 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 VISITSYV.COM

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