Santa Barbara California

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Santa Barbara is a lovely, historic city on California’s Central Coast region. It has a growing number of interesting boutique wineries/tasting rooms in the “Funk District” and tasting rooms of some of our favorites Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley wineries. That is more than enough incentive to return to one of our favorite [Read more …]

Santa Barbara Wine Country

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Santa Barbara County contains two of our go-to California pinot noir regions, Santa Maria Valley, and especially Santa Rita Hills. Santa Maria Valley We made a fast stop in Arroyo Seco to visit Latetia. Then we drove down the Santa Maria Valley, which is the northern most appellation in Santa Barbara County. We made stops [Read more …]

Santa Barbara California

Santa Barbara courthouse view from tower

We love Santa Barbara California. What’s not to love. This coastal city is between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Coast. The town is lovely. It contains of primarily whitewashed, adobe-like buildings with red tile roofs, with the oldest dating from the 1800s. State Street, the main commercial street, is particularly lovely, with all [Read more …]