Updated: Sep 17, 2022
You don’t have to own a yacht or convertible, nor wine and dine with the crème de la crème of society to cultivate a taste for the finer things in life.
Indeed, some of the best things in life are free—and we all know money can’t buy happiness!
Knowing all this to be true, however, many of us still measure the worth of a fine wine based on its price tag. Limiting our wine tasting experience to how much it costs, we tend to exclude ourselves from the pleasures of a truly authentic winery simply because it’s affordable or lesser known.
In Los Olivos, there’s no such thing as “too expensive”, as the quaint little town offers a taste of locally-sourced artisanal wines on a budget, with some of the highly anticipated music festivals of Santa Ynez!
Welcome to Los Olivos—Land of the Olives
As the name suggests, Los Olivos is popular around the Santa Ynez Wine County for its olives, which pairs incredibly well with the food and wine of the region.
Before you plan your itinerary in this historic region, know that there’s A LOT to see, and probably not enough time to see it all.
As a company that offers wine tours throughout Santa Ynez, we can tell you right off the bat that packing too much into your itinerary can leave you frustrated, tired, and without doubt, a little broke.
So, take our advice and choose destinations that offer the best of music, art AND wine:
Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival
Held in the first week of June each year, the Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival pays homage to the region’s most popular creations, olives and wine. Expect to see world-renowned jazz groups perform live as you sample extraordinary wines from 30 or more local wineries.
Los Olivos Café and Wine Merchant
Looking for a heartier meal?
Check out Los Olivos Café and Wine Merchant, offering a truly impressive selection of artisanal cheeses, authentic wines and a versatile menu that keeps changing with the seasons.
Fan of art? You’re going to love Artiste Winery in Los Olivos, inspired by Hotel Baudy in France.
Describing itself as a “winery and tasting studio”, the place offers some stunning artwork from contemporary impressionist painters, along with some of California’s most avant-garde wines!
Didn’t know Los Olivos had so much to offer?
This is just the tip of the iceberg!