The wine country just north of Santa Barbara is hands down one of my favorite destinations for a weekend trip. Considering how often I visit the area, I've made it a point to find out which wineries are dog friendly. Just as I discovered in Paso Robles, Santa Barbara is full of wineries that welcome [...]
Category: Southern CA / Santa Barbara
Foxen Vineyard & Winery…Again.
Alta Maria Vineyards | Los Olivos, CA
Rancho Sisquoc Winery | Santa Maria, CA
When people ask for winery recommendations in the Santa Maria area, I never hesitate to recommend Rancho Sisquoc Winery. Located at the north end of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Rancho Sisquoc is not only in a gorgeous setting, but it seems to have a wine for just about every palate. One of the first [...]
Carhartt Vineyard & Winery | Los Olivos, CA
Along Grand Avenue in the quaint little town of Los Olivos, CA, there are enough tasting rooms to easily fill an entire weekend. On a recent trip to the area, I decided to stop in town and try the wines of Carhartt Vineyard. Grand Avenue is lined with tasting room after tasting room, each representing [...]
Demetria Estate Winery | Los Olivos, CA
When we arrived at the Demetria Estate Winery, I was convinced we were no longer in California. This gorgeous winery transported me to a villa in Tuscany with sweeping views of the vine-covered hills and an outdoor tasting area where visitors are encouraged to linger, sip wine, and soak up the beautiful scenery. Demetria Estate [...]
A trip down the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail…Solo.
Foxen Vineyard & Winery | Santa Maria, CA
Foxen is not a new discovery for me, however I can't think of any other place I'd rather begin. I first came across Foxen on a lazy Saturday afternoon. We had just visited several wineries along the beautiful Foxen Canyon Wine Trail and finished our day of tasting at this casual, magical little winery. We [...]