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Things To Do In Santa Ynez Valley

Things To Do In Santa Ynez

There are many things to see and do in Santa Ynez, but the award-winning vineyards and wineries are what the town is best famous for. The valley is the hub of Santa Barbara's Wine Country, with over 50 varieties flourishing in the region's varied microclimates.

Other highlights are the cultural villages of Solvang and Los Alamo, as well as the treasures in the Santa Ynez Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require reservations in advance. Currently, some eateries only provide pickup. Hours and availability may have varied.

Santa Ynez Valley

The Santa Ynez Valley, located between the San Rafael and Santa Ynez Mountains, is a great vacation spot with beautiful landscape and pleasant weather all year. There are six distinct settlements within the valley, each of which provides a unique experience.

Crown Point Vineyards

Crown Point Vineyards is an estate winery devoted to producing unique premium wines that compete with the best in the world. It is a real vanguard in the region and may be found in the Happy Canyon Valley slopes near Santa Barbara. The initial release was a 2013 vintage 100 percent estate Cabernet Sauvignon that reflected the vineyard's specific character and climatic circumstances.

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House

The Santa Ynez Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House were founded in 1961 by a group of individuals who realized the need to preserve and celebrate local history. They formed a historical society and established a tiny, two-room museum, which is today one of Santa Ynez's most beautiful structures.

Rancho Olivos

Rancho Olivos, located in California's picturesque Santa Ynez Valley, is a family-owned and run enterprise with over seven acres of blooming olive trees on their ranch. They use this to make local, fresh, and tasty handcrafted extra virgin olive oil; people come from all over to taste the artisan oils because they are the valley's only olive oil makers.

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding is a family-owned business run by the Ganibis, one of which is Peter Ganibi, a former professional polo player, horse trainer, and life-long horse lover. They provide a one-of-a-kind and spectacular opportunity to ride in the tranquil Santa Ynez Valley.

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

The Nichols brothers, both of whom have owned multiple restaurants since 1996, created Brothers Restaurant in the Red Barn. Their enthusiasm stems from a love of delicious cuisine, innovative cooking, and a sense of family, and the restaurant reflects this. Locals and travelers alike go to the Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn in pursuit of refreshing wine, famous hospitality, and imaginative and delectable made-from-scratch cuisine.