Santa Ynez is home to several of the most renowned Santa Barbara County wineries.  Its ideal viticultural microclimate, with warm days and cooler nights, produces an extensive variety of wines.  These bottlings include representation from wine origins around the world such as the Rhône Valley, Bordeaux and central Italy.  Nestled in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley is the tiny town of Los Olivos.  There are more than 20 tasting rooms within walking distance on and around Grand Avenue, each unique and delicious.  In between these tasting rooms are world-class restaurants and artisan gift shops.  The climate is moderate year round and there is not an “off season” in this area.  However, in autumn, the Santa Ynez Valley offers near perfect weather and breathtaking views of multi-colored vineyards.

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