Santa Ynez Valley is Santa Barbara's Wine Country. Amidst oak studded rolling hills are the many vineyards and wineries that produce world-class wines. This picturesque valley is also horse country and home to several breeding farms. Other animals raised in the Valley include ostriches, llamas and miniature horses.
Great food follows great wine and the Valley has no shortage of fine eating establishments. Solvang, Santa Ynez, Ballard and Los Olivos are among the charming towns within the Valley that host a variety of restaurants, shops, art galleries and lodging.
A Valley of wide open spaces where ranches and farms dominate the landscape, there are some more traditional neighborhoods tucked here and there providing a variety of residential opportunities. From Golf to Hot Air Ballooning, the Valley offers a wide range of recreational activities for its residents and visitors alike.
While only a short 30-minute drive from the many amenities of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley provides a rustic yet sophisticated backdrop for country living at its finest.