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About VisitSYV.com: Visit Santa Ynez Valley provides listings of the best Santa Ynez wineries, best places to eat in Solvang, Santa Ynez hotels and inns, and things to do in Santa Ynez Valley. Visit the website at www.VisitSYV.com for complete travel and visitor services. “Like” the Facebook page for ideas on planning Santa Ynez vacations. Email info@VisitSYV.com for help planning your next vacation in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Grass Mountain

Grass Mountain
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Address:
5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Grass Mountain Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near the towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. Depending on the season, the trail may feature beautiful wildflowers which adds to its popularity. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rated as difficult; dogs on leash are also able to use this trail.

Starting off easy, this trail steadily increases in difficulty until the final mile directly up the side of the mountain to the peak. It is not the highest mountain in the area but has commanding views over most the surrounding area.

The Grass Mountain hiking trail is part of The Midland School trails, a private trail system opened to the public through the generosity of the school. Hikers must fill out a permit and parking pass at the trail head, where permit boxes are located.

Finding the Trailhead: Shortly after passing what was formerly Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, as you ascend Figueroa Mountain Road, you will cross over a cattle guard. Parking should be availab

Grass Mountain Location

F2 Wines

F2 Wines
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Address:
2982 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 697-7853
Hours:
Wednesday - Monday: 12pm - 7pm
Website:
www.f2-wines.com
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F2 Wines was founded by German expatriate Max Hoetzel - a former writer and photographer, who in 2013 found himself living amidst a vineyard in Santa Ynez. With the help of winemaker Steve Clifton he started making exciting Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. With the philosophy that great farming is the beginning of great wine, Max lets the fruit shine, keeping the winemaking process in the winery as minimal as possible. 

F2 Wines Location

Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard

Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard
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Address:
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 325-8092
Hours:
By reservation only
Website:
www.ArtSpotOnWheels.com
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Discover your inner artist at a Painting in the Vineyard event! We invite you to grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush and join us for a fun and relaxing outdoor experience. Bring your friends and family and capture the scenery on canvas. Our local vineyards provide a beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and indulge the wine-lover in you.

No painting experience necessary--a trained, local artist will walk you through the entire two-hour painting process step-by-step, and you'll take home a landscape painting of your own to commemorate your trip to wine country.

Consider a private painting event to celebrate birthdays, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, anniversaries, girls trips, family reunions, corporate team-building events and more.

Visit www.artspotonwheels.com to see our full array of Painting in the Vineyard classes. Or call 805.325.8092 to inquire about private events.
Along with Painting in the Vineyard events that are already scheduled on our calendar, we host private events at local vineyards as well as your location.

Private Painting in the Vineyard
Private Events at your location--including bachelorette, bridal showers, family reunions, birthdays etc
Team Building Events
Birthday Parties
Weekend Workshops

Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard Location

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    Sandoval Mergenov Wines

    Sandoval Mergenov Wines
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    Address:
    1719 Calzada Ave
    Santa Ynez, Ca 93440
    Phone:
    (757) 374-7943
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    Small Batch, handcrafted wines produced by two winemakers on second careers. Fruit sourced from the three acre Sandoval Ranch & Vineyard in the Los Olivos District and other vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. We are a Veteran owned business.
    Serenity Farm & Vineyard and Rockets Red labels are 10% off for Active Duty and military veterans.

    Sandoval Mergenov Wines Location

    Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

    Artisan Excursion Wine Tours
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    Address:
    430 Alisal Road
    Solvang, CA 93463
    Phone:
    (805) 734-7565
    Hours:
    Everyday 8am - 8pm
    Website:
    artisanexcursion.com
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    You, alongside the group that you will be touring with, will get the treat of a lifetime with the scenic views that Solvang wine tours has to offer, as well as visits to the local hotspots in the region. Get the insight of a local with Artisan Excursion—there are some hidden places that only a local of the area can help you explore to your heart’s content. And what’s better than getting a taste of a place that only the locals are privy to? Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a novice in the intricacies of wine,it doesn’t matter! Artisan Excursion Wine Tours has designed its tours to show you a good time and get the full wine tasting and vineyard exploration experience around Solvang. If you’re interested in indulging yourself and your loved ones in all that wine Solvang wine tours have to offer, then you’ve come to just the right place.

    Save $10 Per Person All Inclusive Small Group Tours
    All Included Small Group Tours
    Was $129.00
    Now $119.00 Each Person
    Red Carpet Service
    2 up to 10 People
    Tour Runs 4-4.5 hours
    Starts At 10:30 AM
    3 Different Wine Trails Of The Area
    Visiting 3 Pre-Set Small Wineries And Private Vineyards
    Tasting Fees Included
    Picnic Lunch At The Winery Included
    Bottled Waters And Light Snacks Included
    Spend An Hour Each Place
    Worry Free Day
    Gratuity Not Included is 20% Minimum

    Artisan Excursion Wine Tours Location

    Foxen Vineyard & Winery

    Foxen Vineyard & Winery
    Address:
    FOXEN
    7600 Foxen Canyon Rd.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454

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    7200 Foxen Canyon Rd.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    Phone:
    (805) 937-4251
    Hours:
    7 Days a Week: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Website:
    www.foxenvineyard.com
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    Bill Wathen and Dick Doré (the Foxen Boys) have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery & Vineyard at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in Northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time their dedication has remained the same: the creation of small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines using a straightforward and minimalist approach to winemaking.

    The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, and English sea captain and Dick’s great-great grandfather. Benjamin Foxen came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800’s and purchased the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in 1837 with a Mexican Land Grant that totaled nearly 9000 acres, that comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive anchor as his ranch cattle brand, which became the trademark of the Foxen Vineyard & Winery. We are proud that we have made our home on the now 2000-acre Rancho Tinaquaic, which remains in family hands.

    Foxen Vineyard & Winery Location

    Final Girl Wines

    Final Girl Wines
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    Address:
    P.O. Box 126
    Buellton, CA, 93427
    Phone:
    (805) 350-2758
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
    Website:
    www.finalgirlwines.com
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    Peter and Anna are a husband and wife team that were brought together from opposite ends of the earth by a mutual love of horror and wine. Final Girl Wines is a blend of their two great passions.

    The Final Girl range is a genre lovers wine. Serious and unique, yet fun and unpretentious. We like to find and develop little gems from the vineyard and share them with the world. From dinners or BBQs, to movie nights with that special someone, our range of wines compliment your unique moment. And these are important, for the moments are all we have.
    Until 30 November 2019, we offer free delivery to Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties when you purchase two bottles or more.
    Our wine club delivers in October, February and May and includes discounts of:
    2 bottles - 5%
    4 bottles - 10%
    6 bottles - 15%
    12 bottles - 20%

    Final Girl Wines Location

    Art Spot by Gypsy Studios

    Art Spot by Gypsy Studios
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    Address:
    320 Alisal Rd, # 306B
    Solvang, CA 93463
    (far back corner of the building, entrance off the back parking lot)
    Phone:
    (805) 245-2381
    Hours:
    Tuesday - 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Thursday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Friday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Website:
    www.gypsystudiosart.com/art-spot/
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    Whether art is your passion, a new hobby, or you’re looking for a space to connect & create with others, Gypsy Studios Art Spot in Solvang is the place for you. “Drop-in” during any open studio hours! You will find an open canvas of opportunities for all levels of art-making. All you need to bring is your unique self and a spirit for creating. Make an appointment, drop in, take a class, or even sign up as a member for easy access whenever creativity strikes.

    You will experience an open and inviting environment, assistance and encouragement as needed from a Gypsy Studios artist as well as access to supplies for your project if needed.

    Want to maximize your experience and take advantage of all the open studio time available and get extra discounts? Check out our membership packages here. Or call us to talk through what might be the best fit for you. We’re friendly and happy to help shape your best experience!
    Acrylic Painting
    Watercolor Painting
    Drawing
    Sculpting
    Loom Weaving
    Ready-to-Paint Ceramic & Wooden items
    Art supplies for sale
    Private lessons
    Acrylic and watercolor painting classes
    Painting workshops
    Figure drawing nights
    Kids camps
    Private painting events
    Kids birthday party packages
    Parents night out
    Dedicated Parking Lot
    Handicap Accessible Bathroom

    Art Spot by Gypsy Studios Location

    NatureTrack Film Festival

    NatureTrack Film Festival
    Address:
    PO Box 953
    Los Olivos, CA 93441
    Phone:
    (805) 886-2047
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    During Festival - Thursday - Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Website:
    www.naturetrackfilmfestival.org
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    NatureTrack Film Festival - where nature takes center stage on screen and blooms in abundance throughout one of California’s most scenic valleys. 50+ nature-centric films to excite you to get outdoors! A festival with one cause - 100% of all proceeds support NatureTrack's "Fostering a Lifelong Fascination with Nature" cost-free outdoor field trip program for K-12 students. NatureTrack connects students to the natural world so they'll protect our natural resources for generations to come.

    NatureTrack Film Festival Location