Keys2thecoast will show you top things to do on the California Central Coast. Los Olivos is a delightful small town in the Santa Ynez Valley. Los Olivos has an Old West feel with charm as well as a variety of things to enjoy. Lined with tasting rooms is Grand Avenue. Quaint hotels, art galleries, with an abundance of remarkable restaurants. The famous Mattie’s Tavern was originally a stagecoach stop that makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time. Today it’s a well-respected restaurant with historic charm.

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Carhartt Tasting Room Los Olivos, Ca

By Donna Polizzi They say great things come in small packages and the Carhartt Tasting Room. Located at 2990A Grand Ave., in Los Olivos, is the smallest tasting room that most of us have ever seen. Los Olivos, in the Santa Ynez Valley, is home to over 50 tasting rooms, within a two square block area.…

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Bear and Star Restaurant is a Hit in Los Olivos, Ca

When was the last time that you went out to dinner with friends and were thoroughly impressed?  I can attest to the fact that The Bear and Star restaurant, which is located in Los Olivos, inside of Fess Parkers Wine Country Inn and Spa, has set the bar. It was remarkable in numerous ways. When you…

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Barbieri Serves Up World-Class Wine — and Customer Service

By Donna Polizzi Paolo Barbieri and Erin Kempe create a gracious and tasteful experience in the heart of Los Olivos. Los Olivos is a quaint jewel of the Santa Ynez Valley. Amid oak trees, ranches and wineries, it’s hard to believe the community of 1,100 is home to more than 40 wine-tasting rooms, all of…

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Tessa Marie Wines – Meeting Tessa Parker

It is always fascinating to me to meet a successful entrepreneur who is willing to share their story. Learning how they overcame the trials and tribulations of starting a business can be enlightening, if not downright inspirational.