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July 10, 2023

A Wine Maker's Guide: Where To Stay, Eat + Drink

Rob FischerWine Maker for Holly's way chardonnay

Photo of Rob Fischer holding a wine glass outside

Wine-Centric Destination

California’s Santa Barbara County, a limestone laden valley only 12 miles inland from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean. 

Where To Stay

The world renowned Ritz-Carlton Barbara Santa Barbara is a must stay if you’re goin for luxury while the El Encando offers a more Inn style experience. Looking for something unique? Check out the El Capitan Canyon cabins and tents for an elevated “glamping” experience.

What To Do

Catch some surf lessons at Butterfly Beach or take an extraordinary hike at Inspiration Point to have cliff hanging views.

Where To Eat

For outstanding pizzas and elevated Italian, try Bettina where locals go for a fun night out. For an upscale vegetarian experience, try Oliver’s with beautiful outdoor patio tables nestled in the old live oak trees.

What To Drink

Our friend, Pete Stolpman, makes some of the best Rhone-centric reds in the U.S. only a few miles away from town, while the wine list at Satellite wine bar offers an eclectic mix of natural wines from small international and local producers.