Private Curation experiences
Las Cumbres Ranch is a holistically managed regenerative cattle ranch
on the Central Coast near Los Alamos California.
We breed pedigree Bonsmara cattle which are highly adaptable and can
thrive in dry, brittle environments while producing exceptional quality
beef. Our environmentally appropriate cattle build soil fertility, restore
biodiversity, help mitigate fire and sequester carbon.
Las Cumbres Ranch hosts tours and events for visitors of all ages so
they can learn about the benefits of regenerative ranching.
Nestled in the hills above Los Alamos, the ranch features a
beautiful modern event barn as well as a variety of outdoor spaces
offering expansive vistas. The ranch is available for corporate and
Come meet the animals, enjoy time in nature, and visit our farm store
featuring unique curated gifts and ranch products.
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After 40 years in the hospitality business, we understand the value of building relationships, sharing a table for special moments over food and wine, and experiencing the beauty and bounty of Santa Barbara Wine Country.
With a concentration on our estate vineyard, we have sought to produce wines that are “a window to a place.” Each one of our wines is different in expression, with its own subtle, yet distinctive character and voice. Each year renews in us an intense drive to understand, react to, and work with the vineyard to allow it to reach its full potential. This process, led by our winemaker, Steve Clifton, is crucial for the execution of successful wines.
Vega Vineyard and Farm
9496 Santa Rosa Rd
Buellton, CA 93427
~ Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm A boutique lavendar family farm located in the beautiful Santa Rita Hills of California.
The Sta.Rita Hills Lavender Farm first opened to the public July 4th 2022, this mother and son team uses Permaculture/ Regenerative practices to cultivate Lavender and Seasonal Specialty Cut Flowers. The Lavender is then either sold as bundles or distilled into Lavender Essential Oil to be used in all of the Bath and Body products carried in the farm stand and online.
Sta.Rita Hills Lavender Farm also grows lavender for Culinary purposes, selling Lavender culinary goods along with other farm grown foods such as Pomegranates and Farm Fresh Eggs.
Open Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm or By Appointment
Closed Tuesdays For Farm Maintenance
Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm
1900 Tularosa Road
Lompoc, CA 93436
Over the years, we have loved Solvang, Santa Ynez, and Los Olivos, learning more about the history and people.
When we were introduced to former publisher Raiza Giorgi, we knew right away that the Santa Ynez Valley Star would be a great fit.
We have kept the great team that has served the community for many years: Copy Editor Mike Chaldu, Advertising Director Amberly Lahr, and Reporter Pamela Dozois.
We continue to evaluate systems and processes to bring you the best local newspaper with breaking news and up-to-date articles both in print and online.
The Central Coast of California — including its inland neighbors from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez and Solvang — is a special place.
Introducing The Victor, the newest restaurant in Santa Ynez spearheaded by Executive Chef, Beto Huizar. Inspired by our location in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, our offerings focus on live fire, land, and sea.
Each dish is made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from California’s central coast. The live fire component is attributed to our use of a Josper Oven and a traditional Santa Maria Grill to smoke, roast, and grill.
The Victor Restaurant and Bar
3627 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Dovecote Ranch and Estate Winery is dedicated to growing and crafting wines that allow the beauty and character of our land to speak through them. Our 30-year old own-rooted vines and sandy-limestone soils produce small quantities of intensely concentrated cool-climate Rhône fruit. Local daily marine influence slows and extends ripening for uncommon complexity and grace.
Dovecote Wines are completely farmed and made by hand with a deep respect and love for their origin. They are meant as an ode to our family’s gratitude in calling this special place home. In their creation, it is our hope that our lives contribute to their meaning, and their meaning contribute to the lives of those we share them with.
Please join us and we’d be honored to share our wines with you.
The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance was formed in 1997 to unify growers and winemakers in the Western Santa Ynez Valley for the purpose of developing their own American Viticulture Area and to promote this unique wine growing region.
The Sta. Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation is located on California’s Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. The Pacific Ocean’s marine layer and afternoon ocean breezes traverse the coastal valley corridors between the Purisima Hills and the Santa Rosa Hills, creating the perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties.
The Sta. Rita Hills AVA status was granted in 2001 by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Regulation Division. The mission of the Alliance is to support the viticulture and enological business interests of its 47 Members, as they relate to grapes and wine from our AVA.
Nestled among hundreds of acres of rolling vineyards is the original Kalyra Winery. With some of the most sweeping views in the Santa Barbara wine country, Kalyra Winery offers a laid-back beachcomber’s vibe to its tasting room and gift shop. You’ll be served from the bar featured in the ‘Sideways’ movie, and enjoy browsing the extensive Kalyra Boutique, located next to the tasting bar. Its full-length deck and side lawn offer a fantastic, tranquil picnic spot for your full tasting day as well.
Groups of 6 or more require reservations in advance.
How to contact us:
Event inquiries please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dog Policy: We love all dogs! While they cannot be in the tasting room, you are welcome to bring leashed dogs on the outdoor patio.
Discover what you’ve been missing in this blossoming, vibrant community, a short drive north of Santa Barbara. Buellton sits in the shadow of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. This area consistently produces world class grapes, most notably pinot noir. Abundant sunshine year round and cool nights shrouded in coastal fog are the perfect mixture for bringing out the full potential of the delicate fruit.
Buellton is a friendly, hospitable community offering accommodations to serve all budgets, including the kids and dogs. Our hotels offer a variety of amenities and services, some are even pet friendly. If “Glamping” is your style our local RV resort has you covered.
Dining options are plentiful offering up everything from a steak cooked to perfection on an oak fire pit, to restaurants focusing on a cornucopia of locavore inspired dishes, and exceptional wood fired pizza.
Breweries beckon you to taste their award winning brews and wine tasting has abundant choices. Visit the largest custom crush wine facility between Los Angeles and San Francisco and observe production as the grape transforms itself to your sipping glass. Likewise, two distilleries offer tastings of fine whiskey, vodka, moonshine, limoncello, tegave, and more.
Entertainment is offered weekends at several locations. Immerse yourself in nature by hiking or biking on the scenic rural roads and trails that are bountiful and rich with natural beauty.
If adventure is what you’re seeking, then head on over to Ostrichland and find out what it’s like to feed and be up close to this rare bird.
Zaca Creek Golf Course is a gentle 9 hole, Par 3 course, great for any level player, nestled along the Santa Ynez River. Looking to unwind and relax? Most importantly, Buellton offers a respite from the big city sights, sounds and lights.
To learn more about Buellton, visit the Buellton Visitors Bureau & Chamber of Commerce at DiscoverBuellton.com.
Established in 2005, Demetria Estate is a family owned winery. Our goal is to produce wines of distinction and character rivaling those of the world’s greatest estates. Our wines are artfully crafted to showcase the unique growing conditions of the Santa Ynez Valley and Sta. Rita Hills. We believe that low yields, sustainable and biodynamic farming practices, and gentle winemaking produce wines of exceptional quality.
Demetria Estate grew out of the desire of owners John and Sandra Zahoudanis to continue a family legacy connecting his Greek heritage with their family’s future. John grew up on a modest family farm at the base of Mount Olympus in Greece. The unparalleled beauty and Mediterranean feel of the Demetria Estate reminded John of his homeland and became the perfect location to carry on the family tradition of farming and careful stewardship of the land.
Call to make an appointment for one of the most unique wine tasting experiences in Santa Barbara Wine Country.
The Santa Barbara Vintners is a non-profit 501 (c) 6 organization founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a world-class, authentic wine producing and wine grape growing region. The association produces festivals; educational seminars and tastings; and provides information to consumers, trade, and media.
The organization’s mission is to promote the wine and grape industry of Santa Barbara County and, in doing so, bring favorable media coverage to the area and help support the tourism industry which is vital to the region.
Located in the heart of Solvang, this stunning 50-room boutique hotel offers warm hospitality and refined, stylish accommodations. The Landsby features a clean contemporary design, with a hint of traditional Scandinavian aesthetic. The completely remodeled, bright and open guestrooms are finished with blonde woods, brushed brass accents, and elegant but comfortable hand-crafted furnishings complete with updated bathrooms, 47-inch flat-screen HDTVs, minibars, and stunning artwork commissioned from regional artists.
Stop by for dinner in their signature restaurant, Mad & Vin or enjoy craft cocktails and appetizers at the welcoming lobby bar. Guests are also welcome to sip wine and relax by the fire pits in the newly remodeled courtyard while taking in Central California’s beautiful weather.
For more information and reservations call 805.688.3121 or book online.
The Solvang Chamber of Commerce is a champion of business, providing advocacy, education and resources to the business community.
Since 1921, the Solvang Chamber of Commerce has been working within the community to make Solvang a better place to do business. Creating an environment where businesses thrive is key to a strong community, economy and quality of life.
The Solvang Chamber of Commerce offers many benefits, some listed below.
Regional convener, collaborator and strategist on economic development initiatives.
Retention and growth of our existing business base through business advising, training and lending.
Business attraction, by promoting our region’s assets, coordinating with cities and other stakeholders for effective response to new business opportunities.
At Brander Vineyard, our founder, Fred Brander, gained a passion for the wines of France in the early 1970’s. Shortly thereafter he recognized this location as an ideal microclimate to produce top-quality Bordeaux varietals.
Throughout his experience he has dedicated himself with fanatical fervor to make exceptional block designates of estate Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Therefore, pushing the quality envelope for Bordeaux style wines in Santa Barbara County.
The Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard grew out of Fess’ vision for the promise of Santa Barbara County as a premier viticultural region.
Established in 1989, the family immediately began planting some of the county’s most renowned vineyards. Outstanding fruit sources coupled with skilled winemaking – in the past decade both Eli Parker and later Blair Fox, were named Winemaker of the Year by the San Francisco International Wine Competition – are at the core of delivering wines of the highest quality to our consumer.
The winery is located on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. It is surrounded by pastureland and vineyard with views from the tasting room that take in the majestic San Rafael mountain range. The vibe in the tasting room is casual and friendly and the grounds are a wonderful place to relax and enjoy our world class wines in one of the prettiest spots in Santa Barbara wine country.
The Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
6200 Foxen Canyon Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Spend an afternoon on a walking tour savoring delicious food or sipping fine wines of Santa Barbara or Solvang while learning food and travel photo tips from a pro guide/local foodie.
Our tours are the perfect way to discover the culinary landscape of the area while learning about the town’s local culture and history. Along the way, we will show you where all the best food and drinks are as well as teach you a few smartphone photo tips that are sure to up your Instagram game!
At the end of your tour you’ll be eating like a local and shooting like a pro!
We always offer private tours for anyone who inquires. We can cater to families, bachelorette or bridal parties, etc. We can cater and customize our tours to fit the needs of the groups as well.
Folded Hills estate tasting room at the Homestead welcomes guests to try wines nestled among organic vineyards and row crops. Located just 40 minutes from Santa Barbara and right off the 101 freeway, the flagship tasting room is the closest vineyard to the ocean and the first tasting room on the way to wine country. Just across the street is the Folded Hills Farmstead where guests can feed and pet baby farm animals. A second tasting room, located in Montecito’s lower village, welcomes guests who want a taste of ranch country in an urban seaside setting.
Whether planning a wedding, a milestone birthday or anniversary, or a corporate retreat, our guests and their enjoyment is a great source of pride and reward for us. Our estate provides numerous venues for private events; some guests enjoy celebrating at our old, historic barn, while others choose to gather under one of our expansive, regal oak trees. Still others like to celebrate in our elegant barrel or bottle aging rooms by candlelight.
Last tasting at 4pm
Reservations Highly Recommended
Epiphany wines – Los Olivos Winery, finds its identity and passion in the production of esoteric Rhone-based varietals and blends from some of the finest vineyards in California.
Founded by Eli Parker, Epiphany wines was at first intended as a creative outlet for the then adventurous winemaking son of Fess Parker.
Transformed into a leading, contemporary producer of Rhone-based and esoteric varietal wines from Santa Barbara County, Epiphany is a meaningful representation of the second generation of the Parker family name. Epiphany continues their dedication to ultra-premium wine production on the Central Coast.
Dana V. Wines is open 6 days a week at the Solvang wine tasting room. We feature award winning varietal tastings, bespoke gifts and alfresco sipping in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Founded in 2014 by Dana Volk with 20+ years of experience in the wine industry, this small production brand is a toast to her love of the Central Coast.
Check out the Dana V Wines website for a current list of wine education classes and the live music schedule.
Snuggled in the foothills of Santa Barbara wine country, the newly remodeled 20 room The Genevieve offers an atmosphere of understated, unspoiled luxury coupled with warm hospitality.
Designed after a historic turn-of-the-century inn, juxtaposed with all the conveniences of a modern luxury boutique hotel, the inn is sure to be an unforgettable experience for those seeking an indulgent wine country getaway. Some guest rooms feature fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, large marble bathrooms, and semi-private patios or balconies. Guests can enjoy gourmet breakfast every morning and wine hour and late tea & cookies in the evening.
Every stay also comes with an exclusive Tasting Passport to over 20 local wineries! Not only for special occasions, a retreat to The Genevieve is in order for just about any time of year.
Enjoy wellness, and pampering at our luxurious spa.
Established in 1999, Carr Vineyards and Winery specializes in ultra-premium, limited production wines from Santa Barbara County. Varietals include Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. We are open for wine tasting, wines by the glass, and bottles to go.
Located in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Designed and planted to create a diverse tapestry of vineyard blocks, the sustainably certified, 73-acre Presqu’ile Vineyard features an array of clones, exposures and elevations. Made using this estate fruit, and grapes from a handful of the finest vineyards in the valley, Presqu’ile’s wines capture the essence of their vineyards and vintage, and have earned acclaim for their elegance and balance. Situated high atop a hill, with ocean and vineyard views, the stunning Presqu’ile Winery offers one of the most memorable wine tasting experiences on California’s Central Coast.
A winery, barrel & wine-tasting lounge with a “hip” modern industrial luxury vibe that is a cross between a New York “Soho” music venue and a beautiful “Napa Valley” tasting lounge. To make the experience even better, McClain features a beautiful one of a kind limited edition custom made Harley Davidson motorcycle for all the world to see and selfie.
Hang outside and soak in the warm Buellton sun and relax in the cool breezes or step up to the bar for an amazing wine tasting experience of reds, whites, and sparkling wines.
We offer live Jazz and Blues music on most weekends and an inviting lounge-like atmosphere with a patio. Snacks, cheese & charcuterie also available. If you love art, wine, and great service… then stop by to be amazed. You will fall in love with our 5000 sq ft outdoor patio complete with corn hole, Jenga, and much more. This is the only place to truly unwind, enjoy some “stupid-good” wine and experience the very best.