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SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

A TRIP BACK IN TIME

Santa Ynez Valley is breathtakingly beautiful. Driving through this area, you’ll discover more wineries than you can count and notable ranches that dot the landscape. There is a reason that so many famous people make this area their home. The It’s full of unique shops, wonderful restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating, nice accommodations, apple farms and friendly people. Santa Ynez has a distinct Western feel. You will enjoy warm, dry summers. The area is loaded with wineries, tasting rooms, beautiful long winding roads as well as the scenic Cachuma Lake. There’s so much to do and see in the Santa Ynez Valley. It’s a laid-back travelers paradise.

Tucked away in the Santa Ynez Valley, CA – Sunstone Winery

By Donna Polizzi Tucked away in the cradle of the Santa Ynez Valley, where the rich and famous boast second homes, hundreds of miles away from the Los Angeles rat race, is a true gem on the Central Coast.  Sunstone Winery, located at 125 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, is a short 35-minute drive from Santa Barbara.…

Buellton Marriott offers classic escape, rich history…

By Donna Polizzi I love good food and recently found a new place that will be a regular stop when I travel between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, located in Buellton California, was recently remodeled and let me tell you…It is impressive. The Santa Ynez Valley is 31 miles…

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…