A number of qualities had to combine to create the Santa Maria Valley: an opening to the sea that allows cool fog to settle; sweeping mountains that hold the temperature; loam soils that produce bold fruit. The result is some of the world’s finest wine—and, by extent, the communities that call this incomparably beautiful locale home.

Fly Into

SBA Santa Barbara Airport 
(Santa Barbara, CA)


60mins To Santa Maria Valley, California
Where is

Santa Maria Valley


  1. The dunes that line the shore are the highest on the west coast, so check them out.

  2. Santa Barbara is only an hour away by car, so set aside time for a day trip.

  3. Movie buffs will recognize settings from some favorite movies (and not just the wine-related ones).

Don't Miss

  1. Pacific Conservatory Theatre This touted theatre boasts some famous alumni, like Robin Williams, Kathy Bates, and Zac Efron.
    800 S College Drive, CA
  2. Presqu’ile Winery Impressive, modern architecture and an attentive staff back up the bold wines offered at Presqu’ile.
    5391 Presquile Dr, CA
  3. Rancho Sisquoc Winery This boutique winery has been turning out small-batch wines for more than four decades.
    6600 Foxen Canyon Road, CA
  4. La Purisima Mission State Historic Park The namesake mission at this historic complex is considered to be the oldest restored Spanish mission in the state.
    2295 Purisima Road, CA


Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

Boasting 184 spacious hotel rooms and suites as well as a heated outdoor pool, a 24-hour business center and flexible meeting space, we have everything you need.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Santa Maria

Just off the highway, this Holiday Inn offers comfortable rooms equipped with a mini fridge and microwave, a bar and restaurant within the hotel, and a swimming pool.



Vintner's Bar & Grill

Come and experience the elegant ambiance of this American restaurant. Surrounded by great views, Vintner's Bar & Grill is located in Santa Maria and offers great and tantalizing cuisines.

Things To Do


Arts & Entertainment
Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Attend a performance at this theater and you’ll be wowed by the talent of the actors and the intimacy of the outdoor theater under the stars. Be sure to bring a blanket.


Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Take in the vineyard views in a restored 1920's craftsman style house on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Our garden, with a bocce ball court and horseshoe pit, is ideal for a wine country picnic.

Cambria Estate Winery

This warm, welcoming tasting room and winery, located on Santa Maria Bench, specializes in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Did you Know?

BBQ is king in Santa Maria Valley, and one of the best cuts of beef out there is the tri-tip—practically invented in this part of California.

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