Roughly 33 miles from downtown Santa Barbara nestled in the Santa Ynez valley sits the 220-acre Stolpman Vineyards. Tom Stolpman, a trial lawyer by trade, is considered one of the pioneer growers of the region, having first planted in 1992. He, along with his son Peter, offer two-hour hikes through the hills and limestone ridgelines of their vineyard, all the while explaining grape varietals, growing practices (they heavily rely on dry-farming, or weaning irrigation after year five) and showcasing their stunning vistas. End the tour with a tasting of the wines made on the premises, including a rare Roussanne and Sangiovese.
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2434 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441, USA
Sun - Sat 11am - 5pm