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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.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang
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Address:
482 Alisal Rd
Solvang, Ca 93464
Phone:
(805) 603-5620
Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Website:
www.urbanadventurequest.com
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Turn Solvang into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a two/three hour city adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

Your adventure takes you to see the great windmills, towers and bakeries as well as historic and cultural sights of this Danish town while you solve puzzles and challenges associated with the places you see. You will also visit the famous Mission grounds on your Quest and explore the history while having fun.

This is a Covid-friendly outdoor adventure with no tour guide to meet or teams added to your group.
Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace.

Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: SOLVANGFUN. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.
Save 20% with Promo: SOLVANGFUN. Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people.
- Flexible Start & end time with no advance booking time required
- One price for your entire team of 2-5 people
- Dog friendly
- Wheel Chair accessible
- See over 2,000 reviews on TrustPilot under Urban Adventure Quest. (Average 4.5 rating our of 5)

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang Location

SAMsARA Wine Co.

SAMsARA Wine Co.
Address:
2446 Alamo Pintado Ave,
Los Olivos, CA, 93441
Phone:
(805) 688-2455
Website:
www.samsarawine.com
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Our wines showcase the distinctive natural elements at play on each vineyard, harnessed through a low intervention winemaking style. Our Los Olivos tasting room is located just one block from the center of town and is the perfect place to sample through our award-winning wines, learn about our wine clubs, or simply have a glass of your favorite release on our patio.

If you're looking for a fun, relaxed, top-quality wine tasting experience in Los Olivos, please join us.

Wine Tasting
Conveniently located in Los Olivos
Dog & Kid Friendly
Picnics & Outside Food Allowed

SAMsARA Wine Co. Location

Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farm

Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farm
Address:
5425 Campbell Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone:
(310) 892-6517
Hours:
Tours every Saturday 10 am
Farm Stand open every Saturday 9 to 6
Website:
www.hiddencanyonranch.com
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We are a 40+ acre ranch nestled in the rolling Santa Rita Hills of Lompoc. We farm according to regenerative principles, which we love to share with our visitors. We have tours every Saturday showcasing our many animals & farming techniques. We also host other events regularly such as our farm to table winemaker dinners, yoga under the oaks, and cooking & gardening classes.

Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farm Location

Black Monarch, LLC

Black Monarch, LLC
Phone:
(805) 294-0930
Website:
www.myblackmonarch.com
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Black Monarch is a boutique private wine tour and transportation services company. We specialize in small and private groups, tailoring each tour to you. We are dedicated to delivering a best-in-class service in order to elevate your overall experience. We do this in how we listen and respond to your feedback and requests, how we put your health and safety first, and in how we put intention behind our actions. We are small business focused and passionate about supporting our community. We believe that by sharing our beautiful wine country with you, together, we can drive economic growth at the local level, while fostering meaningful relationships in the community and building a network of diversity and inclusion.

Learn more about our offerings from the "Amenities" tab or at our website. Call or text us anytime at (805) 294-0930. We are always happy to answer your questions and learn more about how we can tailor our services to better align with your interest.






Our Valley Wine Trail tour includes black car service up to 6 people, single point pick-up and drop-off, tasting fees up to 3 wineries (1 tasting per person, per location), and complimentary bottled water throughout your tour. We handle all of the reservations and organize your day, so that you don't have to.

Our Private Transportation service is provided in our luxury, blacked out SUV, and services up to 6 people. This service is most valued when you already have an itinerary of any kind and just require transportation. If your desired start hour is not available on our booking site, please call for custom hours. We are flexible and can accommodate most schedules. Please call or text (805) 294-0930 with questions on our private transportation services.

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

Grimm’s Bluff

Grimm's Bluff
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Address:
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave. #102
Los Olivos, CA 93460
Hours:
Sunday – Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Website:
www.grimmsbluff.com
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Grimm’s Bluff Estate is a Demeter certified Biodynamic farm perched on the cliffs above the Santa Ynez River in the Happy Canyon AVA. The mineral driven wines draw flavors from ancient river stones along with the rich valley sunshine. Gobelet trained vines, aging in concrete eggs, and traditional winemaking are used to express the distinctive terroir of this breathtaking site. Planted to virgin soil, Rick and Aurora Grimm have been fully committed to Biodynamic & Organic practices in the vineyard, orchard, and animal pastures from inception. The 246 acre ranch is completely run on solar power with beautiful barns and workshops made from Forest Stewardship Council certified cedar.
Tasting Room now open in Los Olivos! Private tours and tastings at ranch by appointment only.

Grimm's Bluff Location

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