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    Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio

    Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio
    Address:
    2948 Grand Ave, #E
    Los Olivos, CA 93441
    Phone:
    (805) 686-2626
    Hours:
    Thursday - Monday: 11 am - 5:30 pm (Last tasting at 5:15pm)
    Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
    Website:
    www.artiste.com/
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    Winemaker Bion Rice specializes in the art of blending, and captures a sense of old world style with new world personality, handcrafting liquid works of art for your palate. Share your impressions with us at our 1870s art studio, located in Los Olivos. As you sip and stroll around our comfortable Tasting Studio, we encourage you to express yourself by painting on our community canvasses, or by writing in our art journals.

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    Folded Hills – Winery, Wine Tasting & Farmstead

    Folded Hills - Winery - Farmstead - Ranch
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    Address:
    2323 Old Coast HWY
    Gaviota, CA 93117
    Phone:
    (805) 694-8086
    Hours:
    Wine Tasting:
    11am-5pm daily

    Farmstead:
    11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
    Website:
    foldedhills.com/
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    Folded Hills estate tasting room at the Homestead welcomes guests to try wines nestled among organic vineyards and row crops. Located just 40 minutes from Santa Barbara and right off the 101 freeway, the flagship tasting room is the closest vineyard to the ocean and the first tasting room on the way to wine country. Just across the street is the Folded Hills Farmstead where guests can feed and pet baby farm animals. A second tasting room, located in Montecito’s lower village, welcomes guests who want a taste of ranch country in an urban seaside setting.

    Tucked away between the coastal mountains of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley lies our 600 acre estate, Folded Hills. Folded Hills is built on our desire to preserve this agriculturally rich land while sharing our family’s story and lifestyle through the wine and food that we cultivate.

    Folded Hills is a fully-functioning organic farm and vineyard built with the mission to share our healthy and active way of life. Contact Folded Hills to set up a private tour of the ranch and wine tasting. We also invite you to visit the Folded Hills Farmstead and pick your own organic estate grown berries or produce. Feed friendly Kune Kune pigs, take Clydesdale selfies and snuggle miniature donkeys and goats.

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    Section Wines

    Section Wines
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    Address:
    65 Los Padres Way
    Buellton, CA 93427
    Phone:
    (805) 729-2911
    Hours:
    WIne tasting and private tours by appointment only

    Thursday - Sunday 11:00am - 6pm
    Website:
    www.sectionwines.com
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    Section Wines was established in 2014, and specializes in Italian, Bordeaux, and Rhône varietals grown in Santa Barbara County and surrounding AVAs. Marco’s winemaking is founded in the style of the old world, yet his approach to branding is quite modern – intertwining his love for music and art with the beautiful flavors of his handcrafted wines.
    Guests can enjoy “A seat at the winemaker’s table” – a pairing of Section Wines’ latest releases with cheese, bread and olive oil
    Meet the winemaker and founder Marco Lucchesi

    "A seat at the winemaker's table" -
    A pairing of Section Wines' latest releases with cheese, bread and olive oil

    Book a private tour at the winery today!
    Private winery tours $ 35
    Club members receive 20% discount

    Become a club member and start saving today!
    Check out our club memberships at Sectionwines.com

    Section Wines is a small boutique winery located in the middle of the Santa Barbara wine country.
    We host private tours at our facility in Buellton with winemaker and founder Marco Lucchesi.
    Guests can enjoy "A seat at the winemaker's table" - a pairing of Section Wines' latest releases with cheese, bread and olive oil
    Club members receive an additional 20% on booking fees
    § - Private tours by appointment only - §

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    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

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    Tomi Cellars

    Tomi Cellars
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    Address:
    140 Industrial Way, D2
    Buellton, CA 93427
    Phone:
    (818) 515-5422
    Hours:
    Friday - Sunday 12pm - 5:30pm
    Website:
    www.tomicellars.com
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    Tomi Cellars is the new project from Boyd Shermis and Denise Davis, with a little help from some family and good friends. We’re just getting started, but currently six wines in the bottle. Our goal is to make the finest wines possible from the finest vineyards on the Central Coast of California. We’ve spent the last two decades learning what it takes to make wines of distinction, wines that evoke place of origin. Wines that we want to drink – and wines that we hope you’ll want to drink, too.

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    Chanin Wine Co.

    Chanin Wine Co.
    Address:
    300 N. 12th Street
    Suite 1-C
    Lompoc, CA 93436
    Phone:
    805-345-6544
    Hours:
    Monday-Friday 8am- 4pm
    Website:
    www.chaninwine.com
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    Chanin Wine Co. is dedicated to crafting wines from Santa Barbara County that reflect the individual vineyard in which they are grown. We focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two grapes that are especially revealing of subtle differences in geography, geology and climate. Our grapes are grown in Santa Barbara County, where cool coastal winds, diverse marine based soils and a long growing season provide an exciting and unique environment for Burgundian varieties.

    The vineyards are the focus of all of our wines and each wine is made from grapes grown at one vineyard and not blended. We search out old vines and make wine from some of the oldest in the county. This allows us to make refreshingly balanced wines at lower alcohol levels than most California “blockbuster” or “cult” styled wines. Through low yields, improved farming techniques and gentle winemaking we aim to create a wine that pairs well with food and is delicious young but is also age-worthy. All of our vineyards are organic or sustainably farmed.

    Our winemaking philosophy is rooted in representing each individual vineyard by emphasizing balance, finesse, and complexity. We avoid excessive alcohol, and modern winemaking additives (such as commercial yeasts, bacteria, enzymes) that can overshadow vineyard characteristics. We also do not filter our wines or use intrusive wine processing machines. The goal is to grow grapes that are so healthy none of the above is needed.

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    Liquid Farm

    Liquid Farm
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    Address:
    2445 Alamo Pintado Ave. #101
    Los Olivos, CA 93441
    Phone:
    (805) 697-7859
    Hours:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Website:
    www.liquidfarm.com
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    The name Liquid Farm describes the authentic nature of wine (liquid from farming), and reflects our strong belief that all great wines start in the vineyard. We focus on wines from one of the coolest of California AVAs: Sta. Rita Hills. It’s home to some of the most unique, ancient soils in North America and is perfect for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We allow our wines to develop on their own with little intervention, resulting in well-balanced, food-friendly wines. 

    Come try our world-class wines in our beautiful Los Olivos tasting room! No appointment needed.

    We offer wine tasting flights, wines by the glass, wines by the bottle.
    Shop our mercantile featuring Liquid Farm merchandise and a selection of unique designer homegoods.
    We're dog friendly!

    Liquid Farm Location

    Gainey Vineyard

    Gainey Vineyard
    Address:
    3950 East Highway 246
    Santa Ynez, CA 93460
    Phone:
    (805) 688-0558
    Hours:
    Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Website:
    www.gaineyvineyard.com
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    Whether planning a wedding, a milestone birthday or anniversary, or a corporate retreat, our guests and their enjoyment is a great source of pride and reward for us. Our estate provides numerous venues for private events; some guests enjoy celebrating at our old, historic barn, while others choose to gather under one of our expansive, regal oak trees. Still others like to celebrate in our elegant barrel or bottle aging rooms by candlelight.

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    Sunstone Winery

    Sunstone Winery
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    Address:
    125 Refugio Rd.
    Santa Ynez, CA 93460
    Phone:
    (800) 313-9463
    Hours:
    Daily: 11am-5pm (last pour at 4:30pm)
    Website:
    www.sunstonewinery.com/
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    Sunstone’s tasting room is reminiscent of some of the small wineries in the Provencal French countryside. The gorgeous courtyards and picnic grounds, surrounded by vineyards, provide the perfect place to experience the wines. Tucked on the edge of the Santa Ynez River, in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine country, Sunstone Vineyards, Winery and Villa is also a beautiful event destination that greets your guests with the delicate fragrance of French lavender and rosemary.

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    Refugio Ranch Vineyards

    Refugio Ranch Vineyards
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    Address:
    2990 Grand Ave.
    Los Olivos, CA 93441
    Phone:
    (805)688-5400
    Hours:
    Monday - Thursday: 12pm-5pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11am-6pm
    Sunday: 11am-5pm
    Website:
    www.refugioranch.com
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    After searching for years in the Central Coast for the perfect spot, we discovered Refugio Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley in 2005. The land was untouched, having been a cattle grazing ranch for the past few hundred years. We immediately brought the PhD “dirt docs” down from Napa who, after careful analysis of the soils and microclimate, indicated Refugio Ranch was perfectly suited for growing Rhone varietals and Sauvignon Blanc. This resulted in our planting 15 blocks on 26 of the most prime acres of our 415-acre ranch.

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    Los Olivos Chamber of Commerce

    Los Olivos, CA
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    Address:
    2900 Grand Ave
    Los Olivos, CA 93441
    Phone:
    (805) 688-9049
    Hours:
    Open all the time!
    Website:
    www.losolivosca.com
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    Located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, this charming little historic town is a rewarding and relaxing weekend getaway or fun-filled day.

    Boasting expansive views of Santa Barbara County’s vineyards and horse ranches, Los Olivos is noted for its love of the arts, wine tasting opportunities, unique shopping, epicurean restaurants, fun events, antiques, nearby recreational landscapes, and friendly residents found throughout the village.

    Signature events include the “Jazz and Olive Festival” the beginning of June; the “Annual St. Mark’s Cellar Classic” at the end of June; “Bacon and Barrels” in July; the “Los Olivos Quick Draw and Arts Festival” in August; “Day in the Country” in October; and an “Olde Fashioned Christmas” in December.

    Foxen Canyon Wine Trail starts in Los Olivos and stretches north, winding its way through beautiful wineries and vineyards. Access spring wildflowers or hiking trails by traveling up Figueroa Mtn. Rd directly across Hwy 154 from Los Olivos.

    Los Olivos Block Party: Locals Love
    Sunday, June 3 form 11-5
    In Los Olivos, CA (if you need an address, use Grand Ave & Alamo Pintado)

    Join us in Los Olivos as we celebrate the start of summer at our town Block Party! Come get some "Locals Love" with specials all over town, created just for this day. We're even planning a mini bocce tournament at our local tasting rooms here in town!

    You'll find wine specials, food trucks, live music and more at each of these participants:
    Artisans Gallery
    Avec Moi Décor
    The Bear and Star
    Ca' Del Grevino Los Olivos
    Carhartt Vineyard and Winery
    Coquelicot Winery
    Dragonette Cellars
    Epiphany Cellars
    Evans Ranch Winery
    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Los Olivos
    Jedlicka's Saddlery Inc.
    Kaena Wines
    Larner Vineyard & Winery
    Los Olivos General Store
    Pedego Electric Bikes of Los Olivos
    Stolpman Vineyards
    Wendy Foster Clothing Stores
    Zinke Wine Co.

    More details will be posted soon at https://www.facebook.com/events/535731706826856/.
    Located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, the charming historic town of Los Olivos is a rewarding and relaxing weekend getaway or fun-filled day.

    Boasting expansive views of Santa Barbara County’s vineyards and horse ranches, Los Olivos is noted for its love of the arts, wine tasting opportunities, unique shopping, epicurean restaurants, fun festivals, antiques, recreational landscapes, and friendly residents found throughout the village.

    Foxen Canyon Wine Trail starts in Los Olivos and stretches north, winding its way through beautiful wineries and vineyards.

    Los Olivos, CA Location

    Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

    Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
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    Address:
    1645 Copenhagen Drive
    Solvang, CA 93463
    Phone:
    8056869336
    Hours:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11 am - 5:30 pm
    Open later on Fridays and Saturdays.
    Website:
    www.LLWine.com
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    Few wineries in California produce 25 different wines, including Bordeaux, Rhône, Burgundy and Italian varietals. But then, few wineries can match the intimate relationship Lucas & Lewellen has with Santa Barbara County’s amazing winegrowing potential. Co-founded by viticulturist Louis Lucas and wine enthusiast Royce Lewellen in 1996, this small winery boasts three vineyards totaling 400 acres of vines, in the county’s three main growing regions: Santa Maria Valley, Los Alamos Valley and Santa Ynez Valley. All are meticulously tended by Louis, who planted his first vines here in 1970. With Winemaker Megan McGrath Gates heading up the cellar, little Lucas & Lewellen has become one of Santa Barbara County’s most popular wineries.

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    McClain Cellars

    McClain Cellars
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    Address:
    140 Industrial Way
    Unit E
    Buellton, CA 93427
    Phone:
    (805) 426-4441
    Hours:
    Thursday - Monday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tuesday - Wednesday: BY APPT ONLY
    Website:
    www.mcclaincellars.com
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    A winery, barrel & wine-tasting lounge with a “hip” modern industrial luxury vibe that is a cross between a New York “Soho” music venue and a beautiful “Napa Valley” tasting lounge. To make the experience even better, McClain features a beautiful one of a kind limited edition custom made Harley Davidson motorcycle for all the world to see and selfie.

    Hang outside and soak in the warm Buellton sun and relax in the cool breezes or step up to the bar for an amazing wine tasting experience of reds, whites, and sparkling wines.

    We offer live Jazz and Blues music on most weekends and an inviting lounge-like atmosphere with a patio. Snacks, cheese & charcuterie also available. If you love art, wine, and great service… then stop by to be amazed. You will fall in love with our 5000 sq ft outdoor patio complete with corn hole, Jenga, and much more. This is the only place to truly unwind, enjoy some “stupid-good” wine and experience the very best.

    Experience over 5 different wine flights, almost 30 different wines, artisan popcorn tastings, olive oil tastings, cheese, charcuterie, snacks, chocolate, and much more.
    We have everything that you could ask for when wine tasting in Buellton, CA. Outside lawn, patio, and umbrellas. Covered Picnic tables to enjoy a quick bite. Lots of outside games including corn hole, jenga, Yardzee, and many others to occupy the entire family. You will not want to skip our barrel room and winery tour and discover how we make our "stupid-good" wine. To top off all of this our tasting bar and wine tasting lounge is a testimony to really cool art that shines from wall to wall.
    McClain Cellars offers a complete line of cheese, charcuterie, snacks, olive oils & vinegar as well as our very own award-winning artisan adult popcorn. Nothing beats amazing popcorn with a glass of wine. Jason & Sofia are proud to offer their homemade recipes to the world. Our popcorn is non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, tree nut and peanut-free, dairy-free, and lactose-free. Come enjoy a day of fun, wine, snacks, games, and love. It's just awesome!

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