Spend Mother’s Day Weekend in the Santa Ynez Valley

Moms deserves the best –

And what better way to treat Mom than a visit to the Santa Ynez Valley? With so much to do in the SYV, we’ve come up with a fun, varied list of ideas on how to spend the weekend celebrating Mother’s Day.

Yes, you need to do the traditional Mother’s Day brunch and flowers. Still, why not think outside the ‘lunch box’ and give mom some extra love and care with these great wine country activities that she’ll cherish? Think painting and yoga in the vineyard, perfume making, treats and delicious food in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country.

Here are some ideas to make the weekend extra special, and as a bonus, these are things that will be great fun for you, too!

Check back for updated information for the upcoming Mother’s Day.

These listings below are from previous Mother’s Day offerings. Please call ahead for confirmation and reservations.


The Maker's Son restaurant Mother's Day BrunchThe Maker’s Son 346 Bell Street, Los Alamos, California 93440
Open 10:30 am – 3 pm
Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch – Located in a restored 1920s garage and gas station, the Maker’s Son embodies the rustic nature of California’s central coast.


plenty-on-bell-mothers-day-los-alamosPlenty on Bell, 508 Bell Street, Los Alamos
Open Sunday May 8, 8am-3pm
Call for reservations (805) 344-3020 or email.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with the following specials (as well as regular menu).
Chilaquiles $14
Quiche and Green Salad $14
Bottomless Mimosas $18

Birkholm’s Bakery & Cafe,  460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8188; Sunday, May 8, 2022, 7AM–5:30PM
We think Mom’s are wonderful, so we give a 10% off on all food purchases to all mothers on Mother’s Day!


brighton leather for -mothers-dayFirst Street Leather, 1634 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang
(805) 688-5215; Hours 10-5:30
Los Olivos, 2933 Grand Ave. Suite B
(805) 688-7496; Hours 11-5:30
Mother, also known as, superwoman, saint, wearer of many hats and C.E.O. of the household deserves to be celebrated extra on May 8th, 2021.
She does the work of an entire team, for free, so hats off to all the moms, let’s find her the perfect gift(s).

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Santa Barbara Adventure Company
(805) 884-9283
Did you know that Santa Barbara Adventure Company runs wine tours?⁣ It’s true!

vino-vaqueros-horse-back-riding-mothers-dayVino Vaqueros, 2178 Mora Ave., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 944-0493
We are offering mimosas/bubbly rose to all the mama’s in addition to our normal wine offering after the ride 🐴 as a special treat for Mother’s Day.
Call or Book Online for reservations.


Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden:
Take Mom for a stroll through nature to enjoy the whimsical colors of California wildflowers on display at the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden. Located in Buellton, California at the west end of River View Park, this nationally registered public garden is free of charge and open to the public.

Happy-mother's-day-polar-bear-elverhojElverhoj Museum of History & Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-
The Elverhoj Museum will be OPEN on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8, 2022 ,11 AM to 5 PM. Come treat Mom to our new exhibit “GREENLAND: Land of the Midnight Sun” featuring stunning photography and information on the beauty of this threatened Arctic region. Come enjoy amazing photography and videos about its natural resources, people, and culture.

Elverhøj is a quiet gem in the heart of Solvang with a triple focus: documenting the history of Solvang, celebrating Danish culture and the Danish-American connection.

Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-1082; Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Get inspired as a family at Wildling Museum, where two new exhibitions are on display,  The museum has public walk-in hours Saturday and Sundays, 11am-  4pm.

Art Spot On Wheels Event is from 11:00-1:30pm
We’re doing painting in the vineyard on Mother’s Day 🙂 I’ve attached some photos and here’s a link to sign up and all the info:

eat-this-shoot-thatSanta Barbara Food and Wine Tours
We will be running our usual Downtown Solvang Food & Photo Tour on Saturday May 7, but will be offering an additional pouring of wine and an extra special bakery treat for moms.



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Fess Parker Winery, 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-1545; Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Spend Mother’s Day at Fess Parker Winery and Epiphany! We’ll have a special bouquet of flowers from the Fess Parker Farm for each mom with a tasting reservation on Sunday, May 8th.

sanford-wines-mothers-day-ompocSanford Winery & Vineyards, 5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
Winery: (805) 735-5900 ext. 7001
We’re Giving Mom a Complimentary Glass of Sparkling When You Reserve a Tasting on Mother’s Day
Show the mother figure in your life love and appreciation for all they do with a complimentary glass of Bubbles on their special day when you book a tasting on Sunday, May 8th.  Reservations are required. Book early to secure your spot!
P.S. We’re offering special pricing on our sparkling wines, so Mom can take home a bottle of her favorite to enjoy later!

alma-rosa-wine-tasing-room-solvangAlma Rosa Winery, 1623 Mission Dr., Ste M, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 691-9395; Open: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Alma Rosa Wine Tasting Room is greeting all moms on Mother’s Day with a splash of sparkling wine and a chocolate truffle.



The listings below are from previous years, please call ahead or check their websites for current details.

Brick Barn Wine Estate

Grimm’s Bluff:

Pence Vineyards:

Looking to bring the kids with you to wine country this weekend? Many tasting rooms are family friendly – here’s a list of some family favorite locales:

The Easter listings information BELOW are from previous years, please CALL ahead for up-to-date information.


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