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Santa Ynez Valley

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Address: Santa Ynez, CA

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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Amazing surroundings!

We're were so lucky, a lot of rain has turned everything so fantastic green! There are so many places you can try different wines. People are so friendly. Highly recommended this... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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708 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We're were so lucky, a lot of rain has turned everything so fantastic green! There are so many places you can try different wines. People are so friendly. Highly recommended this region!

Thank R_Sweden
Santa Ynez Valley, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

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.

Thank lhumburger
Wayne, Illinois
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank KathieandPeter
Dana Point, California
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169 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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.

Thank DPKH
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mary L
Millbrae, California
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70 reviews
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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 

Thank Janet F
Thousand Oaks, California
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Linda S
Dawsonville, Georgia
2 reviews
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 

Thank james q
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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.

Thank Mane A
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Thank sbconcretedesign

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