Best Mother's Day Brunch Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley

May – Mother’s Day, Memorial Day in the Santa Ynez Valley

Mom deserves the best –

And what better way to treat Mom than a visit to the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County Wine Country? With so much to do in the Santa Ynez Valley, 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.

Please call ahead for confirmation and reservations.


Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday at Roblar Winery

roblar-winery-mothers-day-brunch5/14/23 – 10 AM – 4 PM

Join us for a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Roblar Winery to celebrate mom the way mom wants to be celebrated…with brunch and a little bubbly. There will be an incredible brunch buffet provided by our Executive Chef Peter Cham and hosted on our beautiful Estate.

$85 per person, includes brunch buffet and a glass of wine, or “MOM-osa”
$75 per Wine Club Member, includes brunch buffet and a glass of wine, or “MOM-osa”
$45 per child, includes brunch buffet and a glass of orange juice. (Ages 12 and under)

Reservations for parties of 1 to 8
$10 deposit per person



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.




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May, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Activities – 

In Santa Ynez Valley – 

May Events in Santa Ynez Valley

There are so many reasons to spend the month of May in Santa Ynez Valley! Our charming towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang are ready for some terrific summer fun. Whether you are looking for a solo adventure, something romantic, or living the family life, start making plans now for your weekend getaway in Santa Ynez.


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We’ve highlighted the best events in May you’ll want to cover on your next Santa Ynez visit, but here are just some of the ways you can celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer in this great part of California:


Some have been updated and the others will be updated when we receive the updates.

Cinco de Mayo:

This commemorative holiday is all about celebrating Mexican cultural heritage, and we’ve got you covered on music and food to celebrate. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this Friday, Saturday & Sunday in the Valley. 

Mother’s Day:

Mom will just love spending time with her favorite family in the Santa Ynez Valley. Mom deserves to get away, and there’s no dishes to be washed here in the SYV. A popular brunch spot for Mother’s Day in the SYV is at the Marriott Hotel

Memorial Day:

This may be the “official” start of summer, but we’ll already have the season well under way. Read below for upcoming Memorial Day Events in SYV.


Carve out some time for yourself and take a bike tour or a driving tour of our area. There is just so much to do, see and enjoy, you’ll be glad you did.

Getting Romantic:

We’ve got lots of ideas for romantic summer afternoons to get the spark glowing. If Santa Ynez Valley has already worked its charms on you, then it’s time to come back for a swinging bachelorette party or an elegant wedding celebration. Download our top 25 romantic trip planning tips to help you plan the perfect romantic getaway in the Santa Ynez Valley!

Buellton Brew Fest

Buellton Brew Fest - Must See May Event

Kick off the Central Coast beer festival season with one of the best festivals in Santa Barbara County. The annual Buellton Brew Fest features over 50 breweries, wineries and spirits and live entertainment. This annual event takes place at River View Park in Buellton on Saturday, May 6, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Must be 21 and over; identification will be verified at the door. Rain or shine event. No refunds. No coolers. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the day!

Rancheros Visitadores Ride for a Cure:

First Saturday in May 6, from 2-4 p.m. through downtown Solvang to Old Mission Santa Ines. Hundreds of “visiting ranchers” commemorate traditional rides on horseback and in wagons to a public blessing at Old Mission Santa Ines, followed by a private encampment.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon:

Saturday, May 13, from 7:00 am until 12:30 pm. Enjoy a scenic course, running from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into Solvang. Celebrate at the post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. Run the half marathon or the two-person relay.

Mother’s Day Weekend Painting in the Vineyard:

Saturday, May 13 from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm. Treat Mom to a Painting in the Vineyard experience. A trained artist walks participants through the entire painting process step-by-step. No previous painting experience is necessary. 

Santa Ynez Valley Youth Recreation Mother’s Day Breakfast:

Sunday, May from 8:00 a.m. until noon at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School.

Memorial Weekend Observances:

On Saturday, May , crosses and VFW Medallions will be placed on veterans’ graves at the Santa Ines Mission, Chalk Hill, Oak Hill, and Saint Mark’s Cemeteries. The public is invited to view or assist in this observance. VFW Post 7139 Members will hand out Red Poppies at the front of Albertsons in Buellton from 1PM to 3PM on Saturday and Sunday, May.  On Memorial Day, American Legion Post 160 will conduct short ceremonies at 10AM in Chalk Hill, 10:30AM in Santa Ines Mission, 11AM in Oak Hill, and 11:30 in Saint Mark’s Cemeteries. VFW Post 7139 will conduct a hallowed VFW Memorial Day Ceremony at 12PM, at the Solvang Park Flag Pole. The ceremony will include The Santa Ynez Wind Ensemble; Rear Admiral Brian Brown, Vice Commander, Joint Forces Component Command for Space, from Vandenberg AFB; Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans; American Legion Post 160; Boy Scouts; and a fly over of vintage military aircraft. A barbecue hosted by the Solvang Vikings Club for veterans and their families will follow the ceremony.

Memorial Weekend – Live Music at Zaca Mesa:

Saturday, from noon until 3:00 pm at Zaca Mesa Winery in Los Olivos. Enjoy an afternoon full of complimentary live music from Sean Wiggins! Event is free for everyone, so bring your friends, pack a picnic, and buy a bottle of wine to enjoy for a great afternoon.

Paint in the Vineyard for Memorial Day:

Monday, May from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm at Lincourt Vineyard in Solvang. This painting in the vineyard class provides a beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and indulge the wine-lover in you. No previous painting experience necessary.

Come enjoy these May events in Santa Ynez Valley! 


Enjoy the Classics  

The Santa Ynez Valley’s inns and hotels — including The Landsby, The Santa Ynez Inn, and Skyview Los Alamos. Or, the family-friendly Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, Flying Flags, Hamlet Inn, Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, Sideways Inn, and The Alamo Motel — are again unforgettable stays for a wide range of budgets.

The Santa Ynez Valley’s many incredible restaurants — including Bell’s Los Alamos, Bob’s Well Bread, Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe, Pico, Plenty on Bell, S.Y. Kitchen, Full of Life Flatbread, Leonardo’s, Brothers at the Red Barn, Hitching Post II, and Trattoria Grappolo — are back to serving up their imaginative culinary creations to diners onsite. 

And whether tasting along the scenic Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, in quaint downtown Los Olivos, the Santa Ynez Wine Trail, Sta. Rita Hills Wine Trail,  or the Solvang Wine Walk, the Santa Ynez Valley has a world of wine waiting to be rediscovered.

Of course, never have we been more excited to enjoy open spaces. A horseback ride through the vineyards with Vino Vaqueros, a cycling tour along the region’s country roads, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore, may just be what we need to feel free again. 

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