Often referred to as the Audrey Hepburn of the Santa Ynez Valley, downtown Los Olivos is a handful of pretty streets accented by galleries, boutiques, restaurants and tasting rooms.
Where to Stay – Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Enjoy your spacious suite or guest room complete with a fireplace and private wet bar. Then relish the heated infinity pool surrounded by a wall of succulents – a piece of art in itself – where guests can order their favorite cocktail delivered from the bar.
Address: 2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone: (805) 688-7788
Where to Eat – Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
Find your place at the happening bar inside local favorite Los Olivos Café. With a lively vibe and an endless selection of wines, find live music and local winemakers enjoying fresh salads, artisan cheeses and hearty entrees. The friendly and knowledgeable staff in the Wine Merchant is always available during restaurant hours to assist in wine buying needs.
Address: 2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone: (805) 688-7265
Where to Shop – Wendy Foster
For over 40 years Wendy Foster has set the tone for style in Santa Barbara and Montecito – capturing the essence of the elusive Santa Barbara lifestyle: understated, elegant, relaxed and natural. The Wendy Foster family of stores brings worldly current fashions from New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Asia and exotic locales from all over the world to the paradise community that is Santa Barbara.
Address: 2928 San Marcos Avenue, Suite #101, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone: (805) 686-0110
Coolest Way to Wine Taste – KAP Land & Cattle
See the countryside from a different perspective when you opt for an invigorating horseback ride through a historic 714-acre ranch and vineyard (that happens to share a border with Neverland Ranch) on a private excursion. Fully customizable and for all levels, guests will experience Los Olivos like never before. Finish with a gourmet picnic lunch on the lawn of the beautiful Fess Parker Winery.
Address: 6300 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone: (805) 325-3658
Where to Wine Taste – Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estates
Estate wines that transmit and communicate the unique voice of these two sites and their inherent complexity and enigmatic virtues.
“The team at Bien Nacido focuses on two top vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, their estate Bien Nacido Vineyard and a vineyard just to the southwest, Solomon Hills. These are classy, impeccably made wines.”
-Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate
Address: 2963 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone: (805) 318-6640
Where to Wine Taste – Epiphany Cellars & The Bubble Shack
Relax in the gorgeous outdoor lounge with winemaker Eli Parker’s creations, reflecting passion for and fascination with winemaking. Crafting interesting wines of exquisite quality is the sole reason for the winery. And visit the town’s only sparkling wine tasting room, featuring Fesstivity & Sibling Bubblery sparkling wines, a collaborative effort for Parker siblings Eli Parker and Ashley Parker Snider. (Find all Sparkling Wine in Los Olivos here.)
Address: 2974 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone: (805) 686-2424
Where to Eat – Bar Le Côte
Los Olivos’ newest celebrated restaurant is a seafood tavern located on Alamo Pintado. Bar Le Côte is a hyper-local restaurant from Food & Wine 2020 Best New Chef Daisy Ryan and husband/partner Greg Ryan of Bell’s fame, with chef/co-owner Brad Mathews at the helm.