Santa Ynez Valley

Discover the grace and warmth of wine country, minutes from the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages.  The acclaimed Santa Ynez wine country boasts more than 75 wineries specializing in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cab Franc and Rhone varietals.

The Grape Escape Package

Explore Santa Ynez wine country to the fullest with The Grape Escape package by Wine Valley Inn. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting for 2 guests at Sunstone Winery, plus a complimentary bottle of wine for each night you stay.

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Complimentary wine tasting for 2 guests at Sunstone Winery
  • Complimentary bottle of wine for each night stay

Limited varietals and availability. Offer is based on availability and cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or added to existing reservations. Black out dates and other restrictions may apply.

Exploring the Santa Ynez Wine Region

From our centrally located Santa Ynez Wine Country hotel, all the distinctive flavors and personalities of the Santa Ynez Wine Valley are close at hand. Here is  a quick overview of the communities and regions that make up the local wine scene.

Ballard – Home to an iconic little red schoolhouse, circa 1883, as well as a variety of churches and galleries, award-winning inn, restaurant and tasting room.

Buellton – Best known as the "Home of Split Pea Soup", Buellton is chock full of tasting rooms, shopping, dining and so much more. Historical attractions include the famous Pea Soup Andersen's Restaurant, established in 1924, and the Buellton Historical Society Room.

Los Alamos – Los Alamos is a quietly classic town amid the rolling vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley. You're transported through time with a large antique mall housed in a historic train depot, delightful shops, dining, tastings and authentic 1880 era hotel.

Los Olivos – Exuding classic Victorian style, Los Olivos includes numerous galleries, boutiques and over two dozen tasting rooms. Perhaps the most notable attractions is the historic stagecoach stop that houses a delectable gourmet restaurant.

Santa Ynez – With definite Western flair, the Santa Ynez township offers turn-of-the-century 20th century architecture and a wide variety of attractions including an old-time saloon and numerous restaurants.

Solvang – Dating back to 1911 when Danish-American travelers left the Midwest for California, Solvang is the epicenter of Danish heritage and culture in California. Explore unique shops, partake in authentic Danish cuisine and stroll through fragrant gardens boasting classic Scandinavian flora.

Wine Tasting Rooms in Solvang

The Wine Valley Inn & Cottages is within walking distance of a number of tasting rooms including:

  • Sort This Out Cellars Tasting Room
  • Lions Peak Vineyards Tasting Room
  • Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Tasting Room
  • Lucky Dogg Tasting Room
  • D'Volk Tasting Room
  • Cali Love Tasting Room
  • Sanger Family Tasting Room
  • Sante Tasting Room
  • Wandering Dog Wine Bar

Please visit Wine Country Getaways for address and contact information for some of the above Wineries.

Featured Wineries

  • Alma Rosa
  • Ampelos Cellars
  • Andrew Murray Vineyards
  • Arthur Earl Winery
  • Artiste Winery
  • Au Bon Climat/cold Heaven
  • Babcock Vineyards
  • Beckmen Vineyards
  • Bedford Thompson Winery & Vineyards
  • Blackjack Ranch Vineyards and Winery
  • Brander Vineyard
  • Bridlewood Winery
  • Brophy Clark Cellars
  • Buttonwood Farm Winery
  • Byron Vineyard & Winery
  • Cambria LLC Winery & Vineyard
  • Cimarone Winery & Vineyard
  • Chimere
  • Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery
  • Curtis Winery
  • Daniel Gehrs Wines
  • Domaine Santa Barbara
  • Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
  • Fiddlehead Cellars
  • Firestone Vineyards
  • Foley Estates
  • Foxen Vineyard
  • Gainey Vineyard
  • J Kerr Wines
  • Kahn Winery
  • Kalyra winery
  • Koehler Winery
  • La Vie & Vineyards
  • Longoria Wines
  • McKeon-Phillips Winery
  • Melville
  • Mosby Winery
  • Prodigal Wines
  • Qupe
  • Rancho Sisquoc Winery
  • Richard Longoria Wines
  • Rideau Vineyards
  • Rusack Vineyards
  • Sanford Winery & Vineyards
  • Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
  • Tensley Wines
  • Vandale Vineyards
  • Zaca Mesa Winery