Sideways Dinner Scene at Los Olivos Wine Merchant Café
When Miles and Jack go to dinner with the two girls in the movie Sideways, this is where they are! The tables were moved around for the movie, but you’ll recognize the wall of wine next to their table, the walk back to the bathroom (where the payphone was) and of course, the alley outside where Miles delivers the famous line about not drinking Merlot.
Try this seasonal menu offering local California wine country cuisine, with much of the produce coming from their organic Cafe Farm. For over twenty years, they have taken pride in the quality of food served. Pasta, most of the breads, pizza dough, dressings and sauces, and all desserts are crafted in house. Also an award-winning wine list offering over 500 mostly local California Central Coast wines.
2879 Grand Ave in Los Olivos, CA
Phone: (888) WINES4U
Open Daily – Lunch & Dinner
Return to Mayberry in Downtown Los Olivos
For this movie, Return To Mayberry, based on the 1960s sitcoms The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D., the town of Los Olivos, California doubled for Mayberry, with a stretch of Grand Avenue being used for the town square. A reconstruction of the original courthouse set was built in a small park at the corner of Grand and Alamo Pintado. The mid-intersection flagpole seen repeatedly in the movie is a veterans memorial that was built in Los Olivos shortly after World War I.
Alamo Pintado & Grand Ave in Los Olivos, CA
A Christmas Wedding Tail in Los Olivos
This Hallmark movie stars real-live Santa Ynez Valley resident Jennie Garth as Susan, who loses her gallery job in the city and moves to small-town Los Olivos, CA to be closer to her mother. Two dogs initiate a romantic start for their owners, and hilarity ensues.
Photo courtesy of Hallmark Channel.