As I write this, I’m off exploring Cambria, California. Another fantastic piece of wine country in my beautiful home state.
I was in Santa Barbara in April and with all the Portugal excitement, I haven’t really gotten a chance to show it off, so here is a mini photo diary of my favorite Santa Barbara snaps and experiences.
We hung out a little in The Funk Zone in downtown Santa Barbara. We swung by the Riverbench Tasting Room, Santa Barbara Winery and Oreana.
Of the three, Oreana was by far my favorite. They had excellent Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, and an extremely great Verdelho which I deeply loved (and should have bought way more of that the one bottle).
The net day we went and drove up to wine country to the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail and checked out three wineries there.
We visited Fess Parker, Zaca Mesa and Foxen. I liked Foxen the best, I think partly because we ended up picking out a bottle of wine and hanging out on the back deck just drinking and talking and relaxing. They had a Rose of Pinot Noir that I adored!
The Santa Barbara trip was incredibly fast and definitely requires repeating when we have longer than one night! Have you been? Where do I need to visit?