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U.S. Travel — California
Santa Barbara Attractions
Santa Inez Valley
Santa Barbara Wine Country
— Santa Barbara Wineries
— "Sideways" Wineries

Grapes in Santa Barbara Vineyards, Santa Barbara Wine Country, California

Santa Barbara Wineries
— Santa Inez Valley
Santa Barbara is a hot destination for wine lovers... even more so following release of the highly-acclaimed 2004 indie hit movie "Sideways" — it was filmed on location in Santa Ynez Valley, a popular wine region in the heart of Santa Barbara's Wine Country.

Today, visitors and wine lovers flock to the Central Coast to taste acclaimed Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and other varietals at over 200 world-class wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms.

The wine region reminds us of what Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country used to be like years ago, before the onslaught of all the tourists.



"Sideways" Wineries
— Santa Inez Valley

For "Sideways" movie fans, here are a few of the Santa Inez Valley wineries that Miles (Paul Giamati) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) visited during their Santa Barbara Wine Country road trip.

Andrew Murray Vineyards
Fess Parker Winery
Firestone Vineyard
Foxen Winery
Kalyra Winery
Sanford Winery & Vineyards

Firestone Vineyard — the largest winery in the region — is extremely picturesque and well worth a visit. We also like Fess Parker Winery — (it featured the spit-bucket scene in Sideways). Trivia buffs will remember Fess Parker (a former TV and movie celebrity) as portraying Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. The winery's wine glass (free with wine-tastings) features a logo of the famous coonskin cap — it makes a nice wine country souvenir.

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Purple Grapes at Santa Barbara Vineyard, Santa Barbara Wine Country, California

"Sideways" Map
FYI... we recommend that you can pick up a "Sideways" Map — it's really helpful in navigating your way around the "Sideways" locations (wineries and restaurants) featured in the film. Maps are available at the Visitors Center in Santa Barbara (on State Street), downtown Solvang (on Copenhagen Street) or check with your Hotel Concierge.



Wine Trails
Wineries & Tasting Rooms

Enjoy a FUN day of wine-tasting in Santa Barbara Wine Country — check out these three popular Wine Trails and the Wineries located along their routes. Many of the wineries include a free souvenir wine glass with their tastings.

1.  Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
— Take Highway 101 north about 30 minutes past Santa Barbara to Hwy 154. Turn right. Foxen Canyon Road is on the left. Wineries listed below are dotted along Foxen Canyon Trail.

Curtis Winery
Fess Parker Winery
Firestone Vineyard
Foxen Winery
Koehler Winery
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Zaca Mesa Winery


2.   Santa Inez Wine Trail

— Wineries are dotted along Alamo Pintado Road and Refugio Road, on the Santa Inez WineTrail, between historic Los Olivios and the charming Danish village of Solvang.

Blackjack Ranch
Buttonwood Farm
Gainey Vineyard
Kalyra Winery
Rideau Vineyard
Sunstone Winery


3.  La Purisma Trail

— Wineries are dotted along the circular La Purisma Trail, on Santa Rosa Road, off Hwy 101, near the city of Buellton.

Babcock Winery & Vineyards
Lafond Winery & Vineyards
Mellville Vineyards & Winery
Mosby Winery
Sanford Winery & Vineyards


Los Olivos Wine-Tasting Rooms
Enjoy wine-tasting in the historic town of Los Olivos, located about six miles north of Solvang. This is a good place to visit if you have a limited amount of time for wine-tasting — it's only a few blocks long and features a condensed area of tasting rooms.

Andrew Murray Vineyards
Arthur Earl
Consilience
Daniel Gehrs Wines
Epiphany Cellars
Longoria Wines
Los Olivos Tasting Room & Wine Shop


Solvang Wine-Tasting Rooms
This quaint and charming Danish village has become a hot destination for wine lovers and visitors alike — several scenes from the 2004 hit movie "Sideways" were filmed in Solvang.

Lions Peak Vineyards & Winery
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
Mandolina Tasting Room
Presidio Vineyard & Winery
Royal Oaks Winery
Stolpman Vineyards
Wandering Dog Wine Bar

There's a lot to see here in addition to the wine-tasting rooms, so be sure to allow plenty of time to visit the shops, restaurants, bakeries and and museums.

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Santa Barbara
Wine Country Wineries

Addamo Vineyards
Alexander and Wayne
Alma Rosa Winery
Ampelos Cellars & Vineyard
Andrew Murray Vineyards
Arthur Earl
Artiste Impressionist Winery
Au Bon Climat Winery
Babcock Winery & Vineyards
Baehner Fournier Vineyards
Beckman Vineyards
Bedford Thompson Winery
Blackjack Ranch
Blair Fox Cellars
The Brander Vineyard
Bridlewood Estate Winery
Brophy Clark Cellars
Buttonwood Farm
Byron
Cambria
Carhartt Vineyard
Carina Cellars
Carr Vineyards & Winery
Casa Cassara Winery
Casa Torres Vineyard
Cimarone
Cold Heaven Cellars
Consilience
Core
Costa de Oro Winery
Cottonwood Canyon Winery
Curtis Winery
Daniel Gehrs Wines
Demetria Estate
Dierberg Estate Vineyard
East Valley Vineyard
Epiphany Cellars
Fess Parker Winery
Fiddlehead Cellars
Firestone Vineyard
Flying Goat Cellars
Foley Estates Vineyard
Foxen Winery
Gainey Vineyard
Great Oaks Ranch & Vineyard
Harrison Clarke Wine
Hartley Ostini Hitching Post
Huber Cellars
Imagine Wine
Io Wines
J. Kerr Wines
J. Wilkes
Jaffurs Wine Cellars
Kalyra Winery
Ken Brown Wines
Kenneth-Crawford Wines
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Koehler Winery
La Vie Vineyards
Labyrinth Wine
Lafond Winery & Vineyards
Lincourt
Lions Peak Vineyards
Longoria Wines
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
Mandolina Tasting Room
Margerum Wine Company
McKeon-Phillips Winery
Mellville Vineyards & Winery
Meridian Vineyards
Michael Grace
Mosby Winery
NADIA
Oak Savanna Vineyard
Oreana Winery
Ovene Winery
Paige 23 Wines
Palmina
Presidio Vineyard & Winery
Prodigal Vineyard
Qupé
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Rideau Vineyard
Riverbench Vineyard
Roblar Vineyard & Winery
Royal Oaks Winery
Rusack Vineyards
Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Santa Barbara Winery
Sea Smoke Cellars
Shoestring Winery
Sierra Madre Vineyard
Silver
Star Lane Vineyard
Stolpman Vineyards
Summerland Winery
Sunstone Winery
Sweeney Canyon Vineyard
Tantara Winery
Taz Vineyards
Tensley Wines
Thorne Vineyard
Three Saints
Tre Anelli
Tres Hermanas Winery
Verdad
Wandering Dog Wine Bar
Westerly Vineyards
William James Cellars
Zaca Mesa Winery


Vineyards in Santa Barbara Wine Country, California

Santa Barbara Vineyards, Santa Barbara Wine Country, California

View of Santa Babara Wine Country Vineyards, Santa Barbara, California

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