Sta. Rita Hills/Solvang
Santa Rita Hills, on California’s Central Coast, arguably produces the highest quality Pinot Noir from California. This relatively new appellation consists of only 100 acres and is located between the Pacific Ocean and the historic Danish town of Solvang. The two coastal east-west oriented valleys between the Sta. Rita Hills offer maritime climate and unique soils, which produces exceptionally concentrated flavors in the grapes from this region. Pinot Noir of the highest acclaim has been made from vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills and visitors are welcome to taste the wines in the many tasting rooms along Highway 246. This wine and food destination of the Central Coast can be visited year round and is conveniently located halfway between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.