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A Day in Los Olivos Wine Country

The charming town of Los Olivos, a Santa Barbara county destination for wine lovers is becoming an LA urbanite get-away, home to boutiques, wine tasting rooms and fine restaurants. Once home to just a handful of vineyards, it now boasts more than 100 wineries. If you’re not a wine lover, you’ll enjoy the rural landscape, fine restaurants, inns and superb boutiques.


Located on the main drag of Los Olivos and nestled among various wineries and tasting rooms, Saarloos & Sons occupies a stately brown bungalow with a spacious lawn, wide porch, and double-wide entrance into the tasting room. The Saarloos family farms every vine themselves so they can bring you the highest quality wine. All of the Wines are under 400 cases in total production and some are as rare as 40 cases.



Tucked away on the right side of the tasting room is Enjoy Cupcakes, recently recognized as having some of the best cupcakes in Santa Barbara. The glass case is filled with a selection of delectable wine flavored cupcakes like Chocolate Blackberry Syrah, Tart Ginger Lime Chardonnay and Cherry Vanilla Merlot fill the glass case. Pairings of Saarloos wines and cupcakes have become popular during visits to the tasting room.



Saarloos & Sons & Enjoy Cupcakes
2971 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos CA




Sides Hardware and Shoes, a Brothers Restaurant

Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols, chefs and longtime Santa Barbara County restaurateurs, have opened their new restaurant, “Sides Hardware and Shoes, a Brothers Restaurant.” Recreating the American craftsmanship of the early 1900s, the new restaurant is offering full service of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Patrons have the choice of sitting at tables or at the bar that flanks the kitchen.


Sides Hardware and Shoes, a Brothers Restaurant
2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue
Los Olivos, California 93441
(805) 688-4820
Visit the Website:    www.brothers


Los Olivos Cafe
The warmth of the wisteria-covered patio welcomes you at the Los Olivos Café. The connection between great wine and impeccable food is immediately apparent as you enter the restaurant. A massive concrete fireplace and bar connect the Café to the Los Olivos Wine Merchant. You”ll find an impressive selection of fine wines produced in the California Central Coast – an exceptional wine list that has earned the Café the Wine Spectator’s “Best Restaurant for Wines” since 2007.


Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café
P.O. Box 2052879 Grand Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441 805.688.7265

Visit the website:
www.los olivos


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