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This burgeoning wine region is located just north of Santa Barbara and is home to more than 60 vineyards.
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Reviewed yesterday

When visiting the Santa Ynez valley be sure and visit Los Olivos. Great little town with lots of great wine tasting. Be sure and visit Saarloos wines and enjoy a fun atmosphere and some great wine tasting. They also have some delicious cup cakes! Really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank timrU6019JL
Reviewed yesterday

Santa Ynez Valley is just beautiful! Especially in fall, winter (it’s CA) & spring. The colors & fresh air. Lots of great spots for picnics and you have Solvang, Los Olives, and Chumash Casino. Chumash you must be 21 to enter casiono and use the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank teddy214
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Was very interesting. You can buy food to feed the ostriches and other birds. The big ones (Ostriches) are very aggressive when it comes to feeding them, some more than others. The Emu's are cute, and the little ones, I think they are called Kiwi's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I love going wine-tasting in Santa Ynez, and have the wine glass collection to prove it. The countryside is beautiful, the wineries are fun and friendly, and in my experience its not crowded. Oh, and the wines are great.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We love the Santa Ynez Valley and have been coming for many years. I like it as it is a lot less pretentious than Napa. We go up a few times a year and love the vibe, wines, etc.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ace90266
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Beautiful valley. After leaving the fog and coast of Santa Barbara it was fun watching the sun finally start to poke through the gloom. After cresting the hill and looking out into the valley, it was lovely. Take some time to get off the road...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SunshineBerg
Reviewed 27 August 2018

As a native of Santa Barbara have taken day trips up to the Santa Ynez Valley for 40 years, Take San Marcos pass from the 101, beautiful, you reach the top, and its an entirely different world than the coastal regions. Having been to over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

There’s scenic drives, lovely views, wine tasting, a California mission, Solvang German town and more.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Lovely inland valley full of Arabian horse ranches; vineyards; lavender farms and an exotic little Danish town. The place has a pleasant make-believe vibe and lots of good food and drink.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank michaelh409
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We drove through Santa Ynez Valley & Los Olivos on our meandering journey to "find Neverland" aka as locate the former estate of Michael Jackson. After locating the property at the end of a gorgeous side road (you can't see anything of the property except...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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