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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Was very interesting. You can buy food to feed the ostriches and other birds. The big ones (Ostriches) are very aggressive when it comes to feeding them, some more than others. The Emu's are cute, and the little ones, I think they are called Kiwi's are adorable. The gift shop is very nice and very affordable. Worth the stop..

Thank Evelyn B
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I love going wine-tasting in Santa Ynez, and have the wine glass collection to prove it. The countryside is beautiful, the wineries are fun and friendly, and in my experience its not crowded. Oh, and the wines are great.

Thank califcasl
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We love the Santa Ynez Valley and have been coming for many years. I like it as it is a lot less pretentious than Napa.

We go up a few times a year and love the vibe, wines, etc.

Thank Ace90266
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Beautiful valley. After leaving the fog and coast of Santa Barbara it was fun watching the sun finally start to poke through the gloom. After cresting the hill and looking out into the valley, it was lovely. Take some time to get off the road and check out the wineries and just relax. Great spots for picnics.

Thank SunshineBerg
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

As a native of Santa Barbara have taken day trips up to the Santa Ynez Valley for 40 years, Take San Marcos pass from the 101, beautiful, you reach the top, and its an entirely different world than the coastal regions. Having been to over 100 tasting rooms in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties some of the best are right in Los Olivos, they are over 30 tasting rooms in a 6 square block area. Be careful, CHP knows this.

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

There’s scenic drives, lovely views, wine tasting, a California mission, Solvang German town and more.

Thank TravelinSuz
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Lovely inland valley full of Arabian horse ranches; vineyards; lavender farms and an exotic little Danish town. The place has a pleasant make-believe vibe and lots of good food and drink.

Thank michaelh409
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

We drove through Santa Ynez Valley & Los Olivos on our meandering journey to "find Neverland" aka as locate the former estate of Michael Jackson. After locating the property at the end of a gorgeous side road (you can't see anything of the property except the entry gates) we stopped to explore Los Olivos. A destination wine tasting & spa resort area, it is absolutely gorgeous. Shops & wine tasting are the main features of this small destination. Gorgeous place. Very restful. Be aware that it is pricey. The drive through rolling hills is bucolic beauty.

Thank Catherine H
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

you will feel like you are in Tuscany... or Napa without the crowds. worth renting bikes and going town to town. or drinking your way winery to winery. great general aviation airport. less crowded than Santa Barbara. biking is great, but roads are TERRIBLE! bring a gel seat... (they are terrible in Napa and Sonoma too)

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Half an hour away and an easy drive from the coast is a cowboy country & vineyard extravaganza. There’s a lot to explore in these lovely hills including frontier towns, fine restaurants & truly special wine tasting experiences. TIP: the spring wildflower season centered around Figaroa Mountain is alone worth the trip.

Thank Joan H
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