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Part of Santa Barbara County, Los Olivos is about 2 hours north of Los Angeles.
It has a growing number of world-class vineyards and wineries and makes a great weekend getaway for Hollywood winos.
We love knowing that wine country is so close to home.
We have even been known to make a day trip to Los Olivos, however, staying the night is usually preferred after a day of wine tasting.
And it has wonderful areas to bicycle so we usually bring the tandem and cycle all around the region.
In fact, there is a really popular bike event, sponsored bythat we like to ride each year that begins in Solvang near Los Olivos and winds its way through the Santa Ynez Valley.
A couple of the vineyards and wineries in Los Olivos have tasting rooms on their property, such as Beckmen and Brander.
But most, along with others from the Santa Ynez Valley, have tasting rooms in the town center, including,and.
The provides a nice overview of the tasting rooms.
We started our day in Los Olivos with lunch at the best sandwich shop in the area:.
We had their Chicken Pesto sandwich.
Lunch at Panino in Los Olivos Next stop, wine tasting.
We decided to start at the tasting room on the same street as Panino.
Jane at Carhartt Tasting Room The Carhartt wines were tasty and interesting.
And their blackjack winery los olivos was super nice and knowledgeable.
A great experience all around.
Of the wines, they continue reading a spicy 100% Cab Franc that stood out.
Carhartt Wines We heard about the Saarloos wines and cupcakes and had to check them out as well.
Saarloos is across the street from Carhartt so that that electronic blackjack with live dealer God! easy.
We headed on over and were immediately drawn to the cupcakes.
We went for the Chocolate, Salted Peanut Buttery, Caramel Crunch.
Boy was it yummy!
The Saarloos cupcake was probably one of the best cupcakes we have ever had.
On a nice sugar high, we left blackjack winery los olivos more wine tasting.
We stopped at,and.
We also stopped at the lavender farm and bought some lavender lotion.
Brander, one of the oldest vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, is known for their Sauvignon Blancs.
Fred Brander is the winemaker and his son Nicolas gave us the tasting.
We enjoyed the Sav Blancs but really liked the 2010 Syrah.
Brander Vineyard After Brander, we stopped at Beckmen, which is a little more off the beaten path.
Their tasting room overlooks their vines.
And they have a blackjack winery los olivos cute winery kitty.
Beckmen Tasting Room Steve was given a bottle of Beckmen Syrah for Christmas that we really enjoyed so we decided to stop by.
Beckmen Syrah From there, we stopped by.
This winery is known for being showcased in the film Sideways.
For their wine, they are best known for their Harmonie blends, which are bordeaux-style blends.
Their Billy Goat Hill Merlot was pretty good as well.
Blackjack Wines Just down the road from Blackjack is Lincourt.
For a Pinot, it had a nice, subtle smoky earthiness to it that made it stand out from other one-note, fruit-forward Pinots.
Clairmont Farms has a huge plot of lavender plants and a small storefront where you can buy all kinds of lavender products.
We chose a bottle of lavender moisturizer and continued on our way.
After all of the wine tasting and a stop at the lavender farm, we made our way to our hotel:.
A charming place that looks like a motel, the Meadowlark Inn has eighteen rooms and nice happy hour with wine and cheese and a free breakfast for their guests.
Our room had a nice kitchenette with a coffeemaker, stove, microwave, and refrigerator.
We highly recommend it as a nice place with reasonable rates.
Fess Parker was the actor who portrayed Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.
The restaurant Petros is greek, which is one of our favorite cuisines.
We highly recommend it if you are a fan of greek food.
We ordered lemon soup, a dip sampler and dolmades stuffed cabbage.
Fess Parker Inn and Petros Restaurant And that was our go here in Los Olivos and Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country!
Tasting at the BlackJack(Sideways Movie) Winery
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