Visit Santa Ynez Valley - A Dining and Accommodations Guide


An unparalleled 90-minute adventure that begins with a tour of our renowned vineyard in an all-terrain vehicle accommodating up to four guests, climbing to the apex of the Estate to enjoy a panoramic view of wine country. Guests will then journey into our state-of-the-art winery to meet our winemaking team, followed by a private tasting featuring three of our acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon or blended wines. The tasting includes two of the Estate’s most recent offerings, one vintage offering from the Estate’s wine library, which are accompanied by a curated cheese pairing.

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The Santa Ynez Valley comprises five towns – Ballard, Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, & Solvang – all within five to ten minutes of each other via drive.

Bell’s (Los Alamos)

Located in Los Alamos, CA, Bell’s is a family-run, French-inspired bistro from Food & Wine “Best New Chef” Daisy Ryan. Housed in the former Bell Street Farms space, our team serves up classic bistro fare with an eclectic, award-winning wine list highlighting some of our favorite local and European producers.

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The Ballard Inn (Ballard)

Featuring locally sourced ingredients paired with a twist of playfulness to start your day, or to enjoy some laughs with friends over evening sips and noshes.

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Bar le Cote (Los Olivos)

Bar Le Côte is a stylish seafood tavern located in Los Olivos, California. Inspired by the daily catch of the Central Coast and the modern cuisine of Europe’s seaside capitals, our team prepares thoughtful maritime fare in a casual, social atmosphere.

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Bob’s Well Bread (Ballard)
Bob’s Well Bread Bakery products are hand-made with only the finest ingredients and natural starters. No added preservatives will be found in any of the things we bake. We strive to source our ingredients locally using farmers and growers who practice the purest growing initiatives.

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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn (Santa Ynez)
As chefs, the brothers continue experimenting with new dishes and cuisine, but always with that “from scratch” homemade element—fresh ingredients from local producers and a wine list that showcases the region’s award-winning wines.

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Coast Range (Solvang)
The highly anticipated steakhouse, seafood restaurant, Award-winning chefs, and industry veterans Anthony Carron, Lincoln Carson, and Steven Fretz join forces with renowned sommelier and winemaker Rajat Parr to bring their collective experience a new all-day dining concept in the heart of Solvang.

To view the Coast Range (Vaquero’s bar) menu, please click here.

Industrial Eats (Buellton)
Two wood-fired ovens churn out thousands of seasonal dishes every year, all sourced from sustainable farms and food pioneers.

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The Landsby (Solvang)
The Landsby’s signature restaurant, Mad & Vin, specializes in delicious wine-country-inspired cuisine crafted by our chef, Beto Huizar. Each dish is made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from California’s central coast. We also serve traditional and craft cocktails, specialty shrubs, beer, and acclaimed, locally produced wine.

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Leonardo’s (Solvang)
Experience authentic, family-style Italian cuisine as Leonardo invites you to taste a great variety of classic Italian dishes as well as his interpretations and his new, unique recipes.

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The Lucky Hen Larder (Santa Ynez)
The Lucky Hen Larder provides delicious, balanced, healthful food and makes it easy for you to boot. Food is made fresh daily without corn syrup, preservatives, GMO, food dyes, or anything artificial.

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Mattei’s Tavern (Los Olivos)
A sought-after culinary destination unto itself, Mattei’s Tavern has something for everyone to eat, at any hour of the day. Each of the dining venues is distinct in aesthetic, experience and flavor; however, they share a single thread: fresh, local California food with influences of ranch life, roadside comfort and the unmistakable buzz of the world’s finest restaurants.

To view the Mattei’s Tavern menu, please click here.

Nella Kitchen & Bar (Los Olivos)
The team behind S.Y. Kitchen comes Nella Kitchen and Bar, located alongside the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olivos. Like S.Y. Kitchen, Nella features quality Italian-inspired foods simply prepared using only the finest locally sourced ingredients.

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S.Y. Kitchen (Santa Ynez)
Serve simple, fresh Italian inspires dishes, dispense flavorful cocktails, pour some of the best wines from the Central Coast and Italy, but also offer their guests a friendly, welcoming environment they might even call home.

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Sear (Solvang)
In Downtown Solvang, an elevated and genuine “farm to table” model steakhouse for the local community.

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The Victor (Santa Ynez)
Set in the heart of Santa Barbara’s wine country, The Victor’s gourmet dining haven offers unique, chef-driven renditions of flavors found on the central coast of California.  Set on the grounds of The Genevieve (formerly the Santa Ynez Inn, The Victor is here to share his love of all things food, wine, cocktails, and more.

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The Willows (Santa Ynez)
A Four Diamond-rated restaurant featuring an award-winning wine list while in an intimate setting, the mood can be described as wine country relaxation complimented with superior quality cuisine.

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Approximately 15 minutes or less to Crown Point.

Alisal Ranch (Solvang)
A secluded jewel tucked into California’s famed Santa Ynez Valley, our 10,500-acre luxury dude-ranch melds the spirit of the Old West with the seductive charms of today’s most relaxing resorts.

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Ballard Inn (Ballard)
Set against the quaint and scenic vineyards and orchards in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s renowned wine country—our AAA four-diamond rated Ballard, California wine country inn is the perfect weekend getaway or business retreat.

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Fess Parker Inn (Los Olivos)
Located on Grand Avenue in the township of Los Olivos, the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn is the premier address for weekend getaways, romantic retreats, and destination weddings.

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ForFriends Inn (Santa Ynez)
This immaculately detailed eight-room boutique bed & breakfast lies in the heart of the Santa Barbara County Wine Country. It is surrounded by rolling hills, cattle ranches, horse farms, and over 200 gorgeous vineyards and wineries.

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The Landsby (Solvang)
The most innovative hotel in the Santa Ynez Valley, this stunning 51-room boutique hotel offers warm hospitality and refined, stylish accommodations.

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The Inn Mattei’s Tavern – Auberge Resorts Collection  (Los Olivos)
From its earliest incarnation, in 1886 as a popular stagecoach stop to its years as a surreptitious hangout through Prohibition, The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern has long held a fabled place in Central Coast lore. Revered and raucously enjoyed for generations, the beloved landmark opens a new chapter as the definitive luxury destination in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Santa Ynez Inn (Santa Ynez)
The Four Diamond rated Santa Ynez Inn offers an atmosphere of understated, unspoiled luxury coupled with warm hospitality for those seeking an indulgent wine country getaway.

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Bouchon (Downtown)
Fresh, local ingredients, prepared with care. Excellent wines that reflect the quality and character of our region and work in concert with the cuisine. Warm, inviting ambiance with engaging service at a relaxed, leisurely pace.

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Caruso’s (Montecito)
Chef Massimo introduces signature dishes utilizing the highest-quality ingredients sourced from neighboring farmers, fishermen, and ranchers, complemented by an extensive selection of hyperlocal and international wines and handcrafted cocktails.

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The Lark (Funk Zone)
Our menus are locally sourced and responsibly grown, using the highest quality seasonal ingredients based on the abundant bounty of the Central Coast. Drawing inspiration from the coastal regions of the Mediterranean Sea, our food is beautifully plated, featuring bold flavors designed to delight the senses while staying rooted in the climate, geography, and inspiration of Santa Barbara.

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Loquita (Downtown)
Showcases authentic Spanish food, including hot and cold tapas, wood-fired grilled seafood and meats, and seasonal paella. The Mediterranean climate and terroir of Santa Barbara County mirror that of Spain, translating locally sourced produce, meats, and seafood an ideal match.

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Stonehouse (Montecito)
Set inside a 19th-century citrus packing house, Stonehouse serves award-winning cuisine in an inviting dining room with crackling fireplaces and creekside views.

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Approximately 15 minutes or less to Crown Point.

Ritz-Carlton Bacara (Santa Barbara)
Tucked onto 78 acres overlooking the Pacific, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara combines the appeal of this coastal city with the beauty of its natural surroundings.

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El Encanto (Santa Barbara)
Experience timeless Californian glamor. Rooms invite coastal-style serenity with a blend of light, airy textures, and locally carved furnishings that echo the tranquility outside.

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Hotel Californian (Funk Zone)
Hotel Californian has become a destination for sophisticated sojourners and Santa Barbara locals who relish the property’s world-class services and amenities housed in L.A.-based design deity Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Moroccan-inspired jewel box.

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Rosewood Miramar (Montecito)
Set on the American Riviera along with one of Southern California’s most beautiful and exclusive coastlines, Rosewood Miramar Beach offers an enchanting estate-style atmosphere and the finest leisure amenities.

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San Ysidro Ranch (Montecito)
Tucked away in the leafy foothills of Santa Barbara, San Ysidro Ranch offers a unique blend of privacy, peace, and tranquility in an idyllic setting.

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