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Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez, CA
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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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“los olivos” (15 reviews)
“rolling hills” (5 reviews)
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Santa Ynez, CA
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"los olivos"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"rolling hills"
in 5 reviews
"wine tasting"
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"beautiful area"
in 4 reviews
"back roads"
in 2 reviews
"chumash casino"
in 6 reviews
"driving around"
in 3 reviews
"different wines"
in 3 reviews
"central california"
in 2 reviews
"great wineries"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"horseback riding"
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"ranches"
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"towns"
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"mission"
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Neat area for wine tasting and sightseeing. Interesting towns of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Solvang also worth a visit.

1  Thank Keith A
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Just 40 miles north of Santa Barbara. Scenery is great. Many wineries to explore. Great dining options. Solvang is a fun place to shop or just walk around.Good Danish bakeries,Take route 154 out of Santa Barbara for a very scenic drive.

1  Thank John C
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

The scenery is stunning: Golden hills broken up only by a stately old oak tree or a hillside of grape vines. Wonderful small, quaint towns with wine tasting rooms and the usual fun tourist stuff. Solvang used to be wonderful, but I enjoy Los Olivos...More

1  Thank Lynn K
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

The valley is beautiful and the Mission is a most see. It has been restored and the gardens and cemetery are great to walk around.

Thank Jay B
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Such a nice, quiet area to visit. Would have loved to walk around, just a little too chilly in February.

Thank ImSlayer
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

The Santa Ynez Valley emulates very well the Rhine wine region of France, and this is the type of wine you should be seeking coming to this valley. Most well known as the Syrah and Viognier, as you will find it is excellent in this...More

Thank PilotMichael
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

By far one of the most diverse areas, with horseback riding, biking, wine tasting, beer tasting. The most fresh and delicious cusine out there.

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

........and the wine is just as good. Don't pass a visit here for more expensive 'wine destinations'.

Thank tricrzy
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Santa Ynez valley is well known for its wineries and the town of Solvang , a tourist place with a lot of Danish influence. There are some other small towns like Los Olivos and Los Alamos worth a visit, in combination with a cup of...More

1  Thank Evertosterman
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

Beautiful scenery, great wineries, a casino, and cute little towns. This is a great way to spend a few days in Central California. Oh yeah, only 40 minutes from a beach, Great.

1  Thank NoHoMike
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Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
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Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton/Santa Ynez Valley
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Quality Inn Santa Ynez Valley
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Sleepy Hollow Motel
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Nearby Restaurants
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
669 reviews
5.99 km away
Sides Hardware and Shoes - a Brothers Restaurant
459 reviews
5.91 km away
Panino
169 reviews
5.95 km away
Petros
173 reviews
6.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Firestone Vineyard
164 reviews
.07 km away
Andrew Murray Vineyards
74 reviews
1.50 km away
Grapeline Wine Tours Santa Barbara
267 reviews
.12 km away
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