Life is a beach here at Hollister Ranch. However, one can laze around in the sand just so much for one’s recreation. For a unique and close-by adventure, it is only a short drive from Hollister Ranch to the inland experience of the Santa Ynez Valley. The Valley has the proper climatic and soil conditions to produce some of the finest wines in the world. Scores of wineries, large and small, dot the valley floor and rolling hillsides.
If you’re a wine lover, then you’ll be thrilled to learn that one activity people love most when staying here is visiting the best wineries in Santa Ynez Valley. In fact, many visitors tell us they love to plan their Santa Ynez vacations around exciting wine-tasting experiences.
Santa Ynez wine country offers visitors four distinct American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and over 120 wineries which produce more than 1 million cases of sense-satisfying wine every year. Taste the area’s unique varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, and more.
Each season is unique in Santa Ynez — there’s always a special wine event, fun concert or cultural celebration to attend. In the summer many wineries host special outdoor events, barbecues and concerts, which many find to be the perfect setting for romantic destination weddings. Fall ushers in a celebration of the local harvest, and the introduction of the new offerings. Winter is reserved for more laid-back exploration and tasting, but then the year starts again with a spring festival, featuring four days of unique wine and culinary experiences.
The best way to experience Santa Ynez wine country is to plan your own wine-tasting getaway. Consider a local wine tour company for a guided tour of Santa Ynez wine country, or start exploring on your own. The local vintners often team up to offer a tasting pass, which lets you sample creations at many of the best local wineries. Santa Ynez Valley can be your destination for the perfect wine experience.
There are many excellent wineries, and we at Hollister Ranch Realty enjoy the product from several exceptional establishments. A few are:
• Mosby Winery at 9496 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton, CA 93427
• Gainey Vineyard at 3950 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
• Roblar Winery at 3010 Roblar Ave., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
After a day of wine tasting, the Santa Ynez Valley has quite a number of excellent restaurants. We will be reviewing some of those in a future blog. Keep tuned