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Santa Ynez / Los Olivos Winery Tour

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Santa Ynez / Los Olivos Winery Tour

We are doing a tour in April, including a picnic lunch and 4 wineries. Can anyone suggest the best place in Santa Ynez or Los Olivos to picnic? Also we are looking for suggestions for wineries to visit and do tastings...preferrably smaller wineries with an organized tasting room.

Very grateful for any advice.

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1. Re: Santa Ynez / Los Olivos Winery Tour

Most of the wineries offer places to picnic.

Here's a link to our local paper's wine tour - it is top notch.

Have fun.

http://www.sbwines.com/grandtour.html

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2. Re: Santa Ynez / Los Olivos Winery Tour

We think the grounds at these wineries are nice for picnics--Rancho Sisquoc, Rusack, Gainey, Bridlewood. As for our pick of the wineries there--try Brander and Andrew Murray (Los Olivos), Rancho Sisquoc and Cambria (far out on the Foxen trail), La Fond (near Buellton), Gainey and Sunstone (Santa Ynez)--there are so many great wineries to choose from. Have fun!

Sue and Charlie!

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3. Re: Santa Ynez / Los Olivos Winery Tour

We also very much enjoyed the wines from Gainey. In Los Olivos,check out Arthur Earl for some very nice Syrah. Have fun! :)

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4. Re: Santa Ynez / Los Olivos Winery Tour

Not sure if you are aware but the Santa Barbara Vintners festival is the weekend of April 21. There are many activities at different vineyards and the main festival is on Saturday April 21. More information can be found at www.sbcountywines.com/ under events. We go to every year and have a great time.

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5. Re: Santa Ynez / Los Olivos Winery Tour

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