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Santa Ynez Valley

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Address: Santa Ynez, CA
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This burgeoning wine region is located just north of Santa Barbara and is...

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

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Wine Tour by Hummer from Santa Barbara or Solvang
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Wine Tour in Open-Air Hummer

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Wine Paradise

No matter is you are into wine, horses, gambling or looking for a great place to eat. You won't be disappointed in this little valley.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Santa Ynez Valley, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No matter is you are into wine, horses, gambling or looking for a great place to eat. You won't be disappointed in this little valley.

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Wayne, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this so much we're planning another longer trip for next year. Enjoyed the winery tasting rooms, the wine, the people - staff and guests. We never had anything but great meals and service. Driving around to the wineries was very scenic. Cute charming towns.

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Thank KathieandPeter
Dana Point, California
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Pick a 3 day weekend and book a hotel. This is a beautiful location, kickback, friendly people,lots of wine! and some great restaurants to try. This is a potential location to sell up and make the move! Just let me buy first.... enjoy your visit.

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Thank DPKH
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I brought my 83-year old mother to Santa Ynez to gamble at the Chumash Casino. We stopped in the little town of Santa Ynez for a meal afterwards. I thought it would be a tiny, dusty farm town. To my delight, I found the people to be sophisticated and seemingly wealthy, yet down to earth. Though the main area is... More 

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Millbrae, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Santa Ynez Valley has its distinct appellation, and there are some exceptional wines to taste. But the area is also very scenic, with little traffic on the country roads lined with vineyards or cattle ranches under the oaks. It is worth taking a side trip to wander along the quiet back roads and stop to taste some very good wines... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We are totally in love with the beauty of this Valley and the quality or their wines .We live close enough to come often although we do skip summers as it gets a bit crowded. It's a real treat for us to stay a couple days up here. We also like Paso Robles pretty well. The wines are pretty good... More 

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Thank Linda S
Dawsonville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful time in the area. There are so many wineries around the area it is difficult to choose. There are good maps available everywhere, that make navigating easy. Plenty of guided tours available if you plan to do a lot of 'tasting'. The wines are so good this is a great way to enjoy the area. We stayed at the... More 

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Thank james q
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Spent 2 days with the Mrs getting to know the area. So peaceful and relaxing! So many things to do and see are only a 10 -30 minute drive in any direction.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Quiet nights, wake up to the sound of birds, lazy days, wave to familiar friendly faces, walk your dog without a leash, that is the valley

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Arlington, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Make sure you have some kind of GPS-based navigation and you'll have a good time in the SY Valley. Take lots of pictures of the beautiful rolling hills and stop in the many wineries along the way. Suggestion: Do the tour clock-wise starting in Solvang / Buellton; have lunch in Lompoc; do the northern route in the P.M. Note: They... More 

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