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Central Coast Winery Advice

smkit | Feb 22, 2010 07:23 AM

This next weekend I will be heading to the Santa Ynez Valley for a short wine vacation. I will be staying in Los Olivos the for two nights, then renting a vacation home about 15 minutes out of Los Olivos for another three nights, then off to Solvang for a day before heading back.

I have scoured the boards for winery and restaurant recommendations, and I just wanted to post my tentative itinerary to see if there are any red flags or must-see places I have missed.

Here are my tentative day trips:

(Sat) Los Olivos tasting rooms: Andrew Murray, Daniel Gehrs, Stolpman, Carhartt (other suggestions??)
(Sun) Rusack, Rideau, Blackjack and Beckmen (possibly LinCourt).
(Mon) Alma Rosa, Lafond then to Lompoc Ghetto (Fiddlehead) and Babcock, Melville, and Foley on way back. (maybe too much for one day)
(Tue) Outside Los Olivos: Foxen, Zaca Mesa and Rancho Sisquoc (possibly Curtis and Koehler)
(Wed) May go North towards SLO and hit (Claiborne & Churchill, Talley and Wolf)
(Thur) Around Solvang: Kalyra and Trio (any other recommendations in this area??)

Thanks in advance for any tips.


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