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Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley (November 3rd - 6th)

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Scroll through our exciting events that encompasses six towns over four days. See all tickets for November 3rd - 6th below. 


Join us for the ultimate celebration as we closeout the 4-day Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley Festival with a live concert featuring award-winning, platinum-selling country band, LANCO at the Solvang Festival Theater! The event begins at 6 p.m.

Taste Santa Barbara County wines and craft beer in the Solvang Festival Theater garden while noshing on local bites from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Featured participants include Peasants FEAST, Coast Range, Campo del Sol, Clean Slate Wine Bar, Alma Rosa Winery, Buttonwood Farm Winery, Dana V. Wines, Kalyra, Kaena, Lion’s Peak, Lucas & Lewellen, Margerum, Royal Oaks, Toccata, Whiskey 'n' Rye, Via Gelateria and more. Then enter the open-air theater to kick back and enjoy a concert from award winning, platinum-selling country band, LANCO. Music begins at 8 p.m. Wine and beer will be available for purchase during the concert. 

Ticket Pricing: 
Sections 1 & 7 (Green): $75 

Section 2 & 6 (Orange): $90 

Sections 3, 4 & 5 (Blue): $110 

All tickets include tastings from 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

This will be the final event for Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley 2022. Don’t miss it!

Rain or shine event, dress accordingly in warm layers.


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Live LANCO Concert & Tasting (Sunday, Nov. 6th)

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Los Alamos Wine Tasting Reception (Thursday, Nov. 3rd • 4 - 5:30 p.m.)

Enjoy wines from the Los Alamos region and Santa Maria Valley, along with local bites. Must be 21+ to participate. 

The Los Alamos Wine Tasting Reception will take place at Ferrini Park (267 Bell Street, Los Alamos) from 4 - 5:30 p.m. and includes wine tasting and small bites. Featured participants include Plenty on Bell, The Maker’s Son, Dim Sama, Cottonwood Canyon, Casa Dumetz, DoveCote, Foxen, Storm, Story of Soil, Sweetzer Cellars, Lumen, Native9 Wine, Norman and many more.

Live music by Will Breman (finalist on NBC's The Voice) and Lindsay Marie. 

This ticket does not include entry into the Los Alamos Dinner. 


Breakfast Ride - Haywagon (Friday, November 4th • 7:15 - 10:30 a.m.)

Explore the great outdoors at Alisal Ranch via a wagon ride through the property, followed by a classic cowboy breakfast. 

The Alisal Ranch is located at 1054 Alisal Rd., Solvang.
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Breakfast Ride - Horseback (Friday, November 4th • 7:15 - 10:30 a.m.)

Explore the great outdoors at Alisal Ranch via horseback through the property, followed by a classic cowboy breakfast. 

The Alisal Ranch is located at 1054 Alisal Rd., Solvang.
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Vineyard Hike and Tour (Friday, November 4th • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Join winemaker Sonja Magdevski as we visit vineyards vital to our portfolio to better understand the environment from which these wines are created.

We'll travel to three different sites, discuss their histories, orientation, soil composition, trellising framework, clonal makeup and more as we taste the wines born in each vineyard. You will truly get a flavor for how important the translation of place is to the character of a wine.

Upon completion of the tour, we'll return to our Casa Dumetz Wines tasting room in Los Alamos for a delicious lunch from our sister business Babi’s Beer Emporium & Dim Sama next door for handmade bao, egg rolls, wontons and more.

We'll also continue the wine lineup to complete the tasting portfolio. Please allocate 4 hours for this experience. It is worth the trip!

Initial meeting point is the Casa Dumetz Wines tasting room at 388 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA, 93440.

Must be 21+ to participate. 


Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding (Friday, November 4th • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Since 2009 Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding has been the Santa Barbara Wine Country’s original private horseback riding experience.

Each private, 75-90 minute guided ride takes you through the most breathtaking scenery the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer.

The ride concludes with a wine tasting.

Guests will meet at 2178 Mora Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. 

Must be 21+ to participate in the wine tasting. 

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Ballard Canyon Wine and Food Pairing (Friday, November 4th • 12 - 3 p.m.)

Taste Ballard Canyon wines paired with Chef Collin's bites, while exploring the newly reimagined Ballard Inn in Ballard. Featured wines include Rusack, Tercero, Larner and Stolpman. 

The Ballard Inn is located at 2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard, CA 93463. 

Must be 21+ to participate. 


Los Olivos Wine Tasting Reception (Friday, Nov. 4th • 4 - 5:30 p.m.)

Enjoy wines from Los Olivos, Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez, and Happy Canyon, along with local bites at the Coquelicot Tasting Room Courtyard from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Featured participants include Barbieri, Brander, Carhartt, Carr, CrossHatch, Fess Parker Winery, Gainey, Kaena, Luna Hart, Piazza Family Wines, Refugio Ranch Vineyards, Roblar, Rusack, Samsara, Stolpman, Storm, Tercero, and Larner, along with local bites including Na Na Thai, Valley Piggery and Via Gelateria.

Live music by Nate Latta. 

The Coquelicot Tasting Room is located at 2884 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441. 

Must be 21+ to participate. 

This does not include entry to the Los Olivos Dinner. 



Los Olivos Dinner (Friday, Nov. 4th • 6 - 8 p.m.)

Pull up a chair for a seated dinner served at a lengthy communal table, open-air, in the Coquelicot courtyard, featuring Bar Le Cote, Nella Kitchen, Los Olivos Wine Merchant Café, First & Oak, and Enjoy Cupcakes from 6 - 8 p.m. Dinner will be paired with wines from Fess Parker Winery, Coquelicot, Rusack and Storm.  


First Course by Bar Le Côte: Yellowtail Crudo, Pickled Peaches, Serrano Chile, Crème Fraîche and Bottarga

Vegan option - Late Harvest Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Paired with Storm 2021 Kingsley Sauvignon Blanc. 

Second Course by Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe: Farm Roasted Butternut Squash with Point Reyes Bay blue, White Balsamic Agrodule, Candied Walnut, and Arugula (GF, Vegan without Cheese) 

Paired with 2019 Fess Parker Winery, Sta. Rita Hills, Ashley’s, Chardonnay,

Third Course by Nella: Vegetarian Pinza with Mozzarella, Camembert, Maitake, Winter Squash and Thyme. 

Paired with 2018 Rusack Vinyards Ballard Canyon Estate Zinfandel

Fourth Course by First & Oak: 48 hr Short Rib with Roasted Celeriac, Black Truffle, Thyme (GF)

Vegetarian option - Wild Mushroom Risotto, Herb Pesto (*Not Vegan) 

Paired with Coquelicot “Mon Amour” Bordeaux blend

Dessert: Enjoy Cupcakes 

This ticket includes entry to the Los Olivos Wine Tasting Reception at Coquelicot Tasting Room Courtyard from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

The Coquelicot Tasting Room is located at 2884 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441. 

Must be 21+ to participate in the Wine Tasting. 

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Guided Hike with Midland (Saturday, Nov. 5th • 8 - 10 a.m.)


Enjoy a student lead hike through Lovers Loop on the Midland School Trail System, discovering the local flora and fauna along the trail.
The Midland School trails are a private trail system opened to the public through the generosity of the school. Permits must be obtained prior to heading out on the trails.
Hikers must fill out a permit and parking pass at the trail heads, where permit boxes are located. Fill out your permit and place in your vehicle before returning to the permit box where you will meet your guide. 
The Guided Hike with Midland will meet at the Figueroa Mountain Road and Midland Family School Trailhead. 

Yoga in the Vineyard (Saturday, Nov. 5th • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Vineyard Yoga SYV connects yoga enthusiasts with the natural world by experiencing the beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Enjoy a 1-hour feel good yoga class at the serene Brave & Maiden vineyard estate with a guided wine tasting to follow.

Please bring a yoga mat, water and sunblock, a blanket or towel to put under your mat, yoga props you may like to use (block, strap, blanket, etc.). 

Yoga in the Vineyard will take place at Brave & Maiden located at 649 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, CA 93460. 

Must be 21+ to participate in the wine tasting. 


Buellton Dinner and Tasting Reception (Saturday, Nov. 5th • 4 - 8 p.m.

Sample a wide selection of wines grown in the regions of the Sta Rita Hills as well as Buellton. There will also be bites from local restaurants from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Featured participants include Barden, Buscador, Folded Hills, Dorwood Distillery, Dierberg, Ken Brown, Firestone Brewery, Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Sanford Winery, Samsara, Sweetzer Cellars, Vega Vineyard, Tomi Cellars, Seagrape, Zaca Mesa Winery, Foley Estates, and many more. 

Appetizers by Zaca Creek Tavern: Caviar Dip & French Fries, Caponata Bruschetta, Ahi Crudo, and Fritto Misto 

Live music by Kris Simeon. 

Then pull up a chair at 6 p.m. for a seated dinner in the open-air, under the Neon lights, featuring Industrial Eats, Hitching Post 2, Giorgio’s on the Parkway, and Pattibakes. Dinner will be paired with wines from Folded Hills and Sanford Winery.


First course by Industrial Eats: 
Green chile braised lamb with heirloom tomatoes, dashi smashed Kabocha, hijiki, and watermelon

Paired with 2019 Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir 

Second course by Giorgios at Parkway: Mushroom Risotto

Paired with Folded Hills 2019 August Red Blend (70% Grenache & 30% Syrah) 

Third course by Hitching Post II: Oak Grilled Beef Ribeye, Ratatouille, grilled butternut squash

Paired with 2019 Cabarnet Franc Estate Reserve 

Dessert by Pattibakes: Carrot Cupcakes & Lemon Tart 

Tasting Reception begins at 4 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. 

The Mendenhall Museum is located at 24 Zaca Street, Buellton, CA 93427. 

Must be 21+ to participate. 


Stolpman Hike with Wine Tasting (Sunday, Nov. 6th • 9 - 11 a.m.)

Join us for an educational hike through our Ballard Canyon Vineyard, followed by a tasting of Stolpman wines hosted by Peter Stolpman.  

The hike and tasting is roughly 2 hours long through up and down rolling hills. We highly recommend bringing layers & comfy, closed toe shoes/boots!

Check our local forecast for appropriate attire. Water will be provided.

Follow the signs that say Love Our Vines and Picnic Area This Way - follow those for about 5 minutes and you should see the picnic area below the Oak Tree.

The Stolpman Hike will meet at Stolpman Vineyard located at 2323 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang, CA 93463. 

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The Baker's Table Brunch (Sunday, Nov. 6th • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Enjoy an esquisite and bountiful brunch with quiche, housemade pastries, lox, fruit, fresh coffee, and bottomless mimosas at the Baker's Table.

Go home with Amy's Famous Quiche recipe.

The Baker's Table is located at 3570 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460. 

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Event Summary

As the West’s most respected travel and lifestyle authority, Sunset Magazine is partnering with another western icon – Visit the Santa Ynez Valley – to present Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley.

The four-day, six town celebration of food, wine, and more takes place November 3rd - 6th across the towns of Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard, and Buellton.

Among the many highlights of Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley include curated wine tastings, chef-driven long table dinners, lunches and activities, and events hosted by Sunset editors, all celebrating the many special offerings of this powerhouse California wine country destination.

For more information email or call (805) 448-7070. 

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