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wine geek
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posted 05-16-2006 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wine geek     Edit/Delete Message
I never fail to stop at Andrew Murrays tasting room when going thru Los Olivos, which is normally 4-6 times a year. When we have time to take a bit longer we take the trip up Ballard Canyon to Rusack.
Rusack is making some of the finest wines in the Santa Barbara/Los Olivos area across the board.
Bridlewoods quality has seemed to improve greatly in the last couple years, since their acquistion. Another must do stop is the reserve room at Rideau. While their lower end wines are very pedestrian, their reserve wines are simply phenominal.


posted 02-07-2006 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sonz   Click Here to Email Sonz     Edit/Delete Message
I would recommend going to Santa Ynez, about 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara. Once you are there most of the wineries are just a stones throw away from one another. Some of my favorites are Blackjack and Sunstone (my favs were the Eros and Viognier), sorry Syrah Girl but I didnt like Gainey so much. Like I said you are so close to them that if you get to a winery that you dont like for whatever reason just head over to the next one. All the popular Sideways wineries are up there if that interests you. You can experience small places and chat with the wine maker or a larger place with tours and gift tours, its all there. I have more notes at home and could tell you exactly what I thought of each place. Hope this helps!


syrah girl
posted 01-24-2006 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for syrah girl     Edit/Delete Message
It's different than Napa and Sonoma, we toured a few of the wineries in Los Olivos. Very nice, I would recommend Arthur Earl for their Syrah, it is a very small boutique-type place in Los Olivos, there is also Epiphany and don't miss Gainey Vineyards. Cheers!


jay acker
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posted 01-20-2006 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jay acker   Click Here to Email jay acker     Edit/Delete Message
We have visited several wine areas in California and are interested in visiting them in the Santa Barbara area. How easy is it to get from one to the next. Is there one highway that most of them are off of. What are your favorite wineries...love a great view, beautiful house and grounds.
Your help is appreciated!


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