Santa Barbara Wine Tasting!

Work hard, play hard!

Today Steve and I took the day off to play! We were going to take the boat sailing but it was really overcast. So we decided to head up north and go wine tasting in Santa Barbara! I love spending the day just hanging out and going places I’ve never been before. We played tourist in Santa Barbara. I’ve always wanted to have Breakfast at Sambos. I lived in Santa Barbara for 3 years and never did. It was the best place to have breakfast. The omelette’s and pancakes were super yummy. We got a really nice table right on Cabrillo avenue with a perfect ocean view.

After breakfast we headed up to Santa Ynez. I’ve really wanted to go back on foxen canyon road. We tried to find Bedford Thompson, but my map was from 2003 and a lot has changed since Sideways came out! Our first stop was Foxen. It was a really charming tasting room off the beaten path. We bought a bottle of 2003 Cuvee Jeanne Marie. After that we headed up to a larger vineyard, Rancho Sisquoc Winery. I didn’t realize Rancho Sisquoc was so big! I must have been in a blended wine mood because again I chose a red table wine. We picked up a couple of bottles of the 2005 Sisquoc River Red. For our last tasting we visited the Epiphany Tasting Room in Los Olivos. The wine & chocolate were great! We got a bottle of the 2004 Revelation & Tessa Marie Coquette. I’m still stunned that a 16 year old can make such a good bottle of wine. Watch out for her! I’m sure she’ll make more fabulous wines in the years to come.

Here’s a great guide to wine tasting in Santa Barbara County: Santa Barbara Wine Guide

To finish up a fabulous day off I had some of the girls over for Arbonne & massages! I loved everything I had to get the anti-aging spa pack & tons of make up! If you need to stock up on your Arbonne or want to throw a party contact Eileen! She’s great!

Wine tasting with my boyfriend and girls night! What a perfect day! :)

  • Justine UngaroMay 26, 2007 - 8:34 pm

    Oooh! I’ve been dying to go do a wine tour up there. Looks and sounds amazing! :)

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