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FRANKO’S GUIDE MAP OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEYFranko’s Guide Map of the Santa Ynez Valley is the ultimate guide to the Santa Ynez Valley and surrounding area, with loads of information on everything there is to see and do from wine tasting to bicycling to fishing. Side One of Franko’s Guide Map of the Santa Ynez Valley shows the Santa Ynez Valley including the towns of Los Olivos, Solvang, Buellton, and Santa Ynez, and close-ups of the towns of Solvang and Los Olivos. Side Two of Franko’s Guide Map of the Santa Ynez Valley shows the Santa Barbara Wine Country from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria including Lompoc and the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Side Two also features a close-up of the popular Lake Cachuma and information on fishing, boating, and camping around this beautiful lake.Captions from Side One of Franko’s Guide Map of the Santa Ynez Valley are as follows:BUELLTON - Formerly called "The Service Town", for its highway gas stations and restaurants for travellers, the town is now more commonly called "The Home of Split Pea Soup." In fact, no visit to Santa Ynez Valley is complete without a delicious meal at Pea Soup Andersen's. Also, as seen above, Buellton is known for its town center "Avenue of the Flags", dedicate by Governor Ronald Reagan in 1968.SOLVANG - Enjoy oak-studded rolling hills, windmills, quiet streets, horse drawn carriages, family bicycling, golf, horseback riding, wineries, Danish bakeries, Danish smorgaasbord restaurants, and museums in authentic Danish atmosphere. Velkommen!SANTA YNEZ - This quaint town is known for a Western style downtown, for its airport which serves the Santa Ynez Valley, and for the famous Chumash Casino. Pleasant surrounding scenery gives Santa Ynez a relaxing atmosphere.LOS OLIVOS - This historic town of genuine Victorian architecture is full of wine tasting rooms, galleries, great restaurants, interesting art and friendly people. It is the center of the Santa Ynez Valley's wine country and horse ranches, and offers expansive views in every direction.LOS OLIVOS WINE TASTING - Taste exquisite wines from Santa Barbara's most prestigious wineries and see the area made famous in the movie "Sideways". The Grand Avenue walking wine tasting tour features a cluster of tasting rooms from local vintners, making sampling a wide variety of delicious wines as simple as strolling through a scenic town.CLAIRMONT FARMS - At 2480 Roblar Ave you will find fields of lavender and a visitor center where you can purchase wonderful lavender products, such as aromatic lotions and sachets. (805) 688-7505QUICKSILVER RANCH - Breeders of miniature horses. Tours by appointment. 1555 Alamo Pintado Rd. (805) 686-2444STAGECOACH WINE TOURS - Relaxed 5 -6 hours Santa Ynez Valley Wine tours aboard luxury vehicles. Pick up at various lodges. Reserve at (805) 686-8347SANTA BARBARA WINE CYCLING TOURS - Full service tour company caters to bicyclists, who enjoy the beautiful wine country up close and personal. 3630 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez (888) 557-8687CHUMASH CASINO RESORT HOTEL - If you want a nice place to stay in the lovely Santa Ynez Valley, if you like great entertainment, or if you are into gaming, then check into this hotel and enjoy the authentic tribal atmosphere. 400 E Hwy. 246.OSTRICHLAND - Watch and feed the biggest birds in the world at 610 E Highway 246, Buellton. (805) 686-9696OLD SANTA INÉS MISSION - The 19th of 21 California Missions was established from 1769 to 1823 by Franciscan priests. This picturesque mission remains an active parish, but it is open for the public to tour, enjoy or worship. It was named after Saint Agnes. “Inés” is Spanish for Agnes - Americans mis-spelled the word as “Ynez”. Visit at 1760 Mission Drive.ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT - Guests are immersed in 10,000 acres of old California in this fabulous guest ranch. You will enjoy two championship golf courses, horseback riding, tennis, fishing, fine dining, and exquisite accomodations. Located at 1054 Alisal Road. (805) 688-6411 www.alisal.comSANTA YNEZ VALLEY WINE INDUSTRY - Though known for earthy and satisfying Pinot Noir and delicious, plummy Syrah, the Santa Ynez Valley vineyards produce a wide range of excellent wines. This includes fine Rieslings, rich cherry Cabernet Sauvignon, crisp, fragrant Chardonnay, fruitful Merlot, and much more. The Santa Ynez Valley indeed boasts a world-class wine industry. The Santa Ynez Valley climate is affected by the narrow opening to the Pacific Ocean and the eastward rise in elevation. This, combined with rich soil and clay gives the Santa Ynez Valley the perfect set of micro-climates for growing and harvesting many grape varieties. The very tender and delicate grapes thrive and mature in the Western areas of the valley with its cooler temperatures. In the eastern hill and valleys warmer weather nurtures the full bodied varietals. The first vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley were planted in 1804 by the Spanish who founded Mission Santa Inés. But bygone conventional wisdom dictated that the cool Santa Ynez climate was not appropriate for serious wine growers, and so they disappeared. However, in the 1960's new wine growing technology and increasing demand for quality wines gave rebirth to the wine industry here. California wines were found to be as fine as any wines that France could offer. Napa and Sonoma Valleys led the production, followed by Santa Maria Valley, and at last Santa Ynez Valley. Today, the Santa Ynez Valley boasts some of California's finest vineyards.Side One of Franko’s Guide Map of the Santa Ynez Valley also shows the numerous wineries and tasting rooms, with the following descriptions:Daniel Gehrs Wines - Features small lots of hand-crafted wines made in a classic old-world style. 2939 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 693-9686 11 - 5 dailyEpiphany Cellars - Specializing in Syrah, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and a sparkling wine. 2963 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 686-2424 11:30 - 5:30 dailyCarhartt Vineyard - Small family business specializing in Syrah and Merlot at historic Rancho Santa Ynez. 2990 A Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 689-0685 11 - 5 Mon – SatAlexander & Wayne - Specializes in small production of classics native to the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France. 2992 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 824-8584 11 - 6 dailyArthur Earl Winery - Focuses on making wine from grapes native to Northern Italy’s Rhone Valley. 2922 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 646-EARL 11 - 6 dailyCarina Cellars - Producers of top-quality Viogniers, Syrahs, and Cabernet Sauvignons. 2900 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 688-2459 11 - 5 dailyScott Cellars - Small winery produces a wide variety of fine wines. 2933 San Marcos Ave #101, Los Olivos (805) 686-5450 Noon - 5 Th – MonBrander Vineyard - Well known for Savignon Blanc. 2401 Refugio, Los Olivos (805) 688-2455 11 - 4 dailyBridlewood Estate - Mission-style winery serious about Syrah. 3555 Roblar Ave, Los Olivos (805) 688-9000 10 - 5 dailyRoblar Winery & Cooking School - Roblar showcases wines and delicious food, with Saturday night cooking classes, and Sunday brunches. 3010 Roblar Ave, Los Olivos (805) 686-1508 10 - 5 dailyBeckmen Vineyards - Family-run estate winery is a premier producer of Rhone varietal wines. 2670 Ontiveros Rd, Los Olivos (805) 686-8664 11 - 5 dailyBlackjack Ranch Winery - Award-winning Bordeaux varietals. 2205 Alamo Pintado Rd, Los Olivos (805) 686-9922 11 - 5 Th – MonBernat - Estate-grown, hand-crafted limited quantity Chardonnay and Syrah wines. 2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 688-7265 11 - 8 dailyAndrew Murray Vineyards - Handcrafted wines from steep hillside vineyards, planted exclusively to Rhone Valley varieties. 2901-A Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 693-9644 11 - 5 dailyJohn Kerr Wines - Award winning Chardonnay and Syrah with an enhanced flavor from oak barrels. 2901 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 688-5337 11 - 6 dailyTre Anelli - Features excellent wines crafted from old world Italian and Spanish grape varieties. 2923 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 686-3000 11 - 5 dailyConsilience Wines - Well known for Syrah and Viognier, and numerous award-winning wines. 2933 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 691-1020 11 - 5 dailyWild Heart Vineyard - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Zinfandel. 2933-C Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 688-7388 11 - 5 Wed – SatLongoria Wines - Family-run winery producing small quantities of ultra premium hand-crafted wines. 2935 Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 688-0305 11- 4:30 dailyRusack Vineyards - Boutique vineyard and winery with super high quality wines. 1819 Ballard Cyn Rd, Solvang (805) 686-1508 11 - 5 dailyLincourt Vineyards - Built on a former dairy, this premium winery is located at 1711 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang (805) 688-8554 10 - 5 dailyCarhartt Vineyard - Estate-grown Merlot and Syrah 1691 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang (805) 688-0685 11 - 5 Wed – MonRideau Vineyard - Award-winning Rhone-inspired wines meets Southern USA hospitality. 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang (805) 688-0717 11 - 5 dailyButtonwood Farm Winery - Signature wine is Savignon Blanc. 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang (805) 686-3032 11 - 5 DailyArtiste - Neo-classical blends called "impressionist cuvées" that combine a sense of Old World style with a New World personality. 3569 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez (805) 686-2626Gainey Vineyard - Concentrates on Bordeaux varieties, as well as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,and Syrah. Gainey hosts beautiful weddings! 3950 E Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez (805) 688-0558 10 - 5 dailyEast Valley Vineyard - Specializes in limited production of award-winning wines. 4960 Baseline, Santa Ynez (805) 455-1412Sunstone Vineyards & Winery - 77 acres of vineyards are farmed in an organic, bio-sustainable manner, meeting all CA Certified Organic Farmer standards. 125 Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez (805) 688-9463 10 - 4:30 dailyKalyra Winery - Producers of a wide variety of white, red, rose, and dessert wines. 343 Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez (805) 693-8864 11 - 5 dailyStolpman Vineyards - Specialists in Syrah, Sangiovese, and Roussane. 1659 Copenhagen Dr Ste C, Solvang (805) 688-0400 11- 5 dailyRoyal Oaks - Dedicated to producing finely crafted wines. 1651 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang (805) 693-1740 10 - 5:30 dailyAu Bon Climat - Internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine. Tasting at Tastes of The Valley, 1672 Mission Dr, Solvang (805) 688-7111 11 - 6 dailyMandolina - Produces Italian varietals and blends of Bordeaux with Italian varietals. 1665 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang (805) 693-5506 1 - 5:30 dailyLions Peak Vineyards - Well known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Propietor’s Reserve, and Bordeaux-styled red wines. Tasting room at 1659 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang (805) 693-5466 11 - 7 Wed – MonLucas & Lewellen Vineyards - Well known for Rhone, Burgundy, Bordeauex and Italian varieties. Sister shop to Mandolina. 1645 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang (805) 693-9336 11 - 5:30 dailyHuber Cellars - Small family estate winery specializing in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Dornfelder. 1539 Mission Dr A, Solvang (805) 686-9323 10 - 5 dailyPresidio Vineyard & Winery - Fine wines from a certified organic & biodynamic estate vineyard. 1603 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang (805) 693-8583 11- 6 dailyCool Hand Vineyard - 63 Thomas Road, Buellton (805) 693-8520Kenneth-Crawford Wines - Distinctive hand-crafted wines. 92 2nd St., Ste. A, Buellton (805) 693-1340Terravant Wine Company - Premium custom crush services, wine lab and wine-making. 70 Industrial Way, Buellton (805) 686-9400Mosby Winery - Award-winning Cal-Ital wines from estate-grown fruits. Old carriage tasting room. 9496Santa Rosa Road, Buellton (805) 70-MOSBY 10 - 4 dailySanford - Pioneered wine grape growing in the Santa Rita Valley in 1971. Famous for Pinot Noir, plus Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 5010 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton (805) 735-5900 11 - 5 dailyCaptions from Side Two of Franko’s Guide Map of the Santa Ynez Valley are as follows:LAKE CACHUMA The 201-ft. tall Bradbury Dam has created a lovely 3,100 acre reservoir 778 feet above sea level. Boating is permitted, but waterskiing and swimming are not. Boat rentals are available at the marina. More than 400 campsites are available with hot showers and some full hookups. Cachuma Store has groceries and camping supplies. Fishing tackle and bait, as well as fishing licenses are available from Cachuma Boat Rentals. The lake is stocked with trout, bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie. Lake Cachuma is in a beautiful mountain setting and is a wonderful place to relax and get away.Cachuma Lake, HC 58, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (805) 688-5054Tackle Shop (805) 688-4040Fishing Report (805) 88-7724Boat Rentals (805) 688-4040Cachuma Store (805) 688-5246RAINBOW TROUT - The prize gamefish of Lake Cachuma is the true rainbow trout. The lake record is a delicious 12-1/2 pounder! Trout go for various baits including flies, worms, powerbait,GUADALUPE DUNES SRA - This cold and windy beach has unforgettable Pacific views. Hiking is beautiful, especially in dry fall weather, although it is usually cool. The dunes run for 18 miles to Pismo Beach. The northernmost dunes are part of the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Region, but the Guadalupe Dunes State Recreation Area is closed to off-road vehicles.SANTA MARIA - This beautiful town is known for wine and barbecues. The “Tri-Tip-Steak” originated here and is locally known as the “Santa Maria Steak." This northern most part of Santa Barbara County was the region’s first officially approved American Viticultural Area (AVA). It employs complex soil conditions and diverse microclimates to produce wonderful Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Pinot Blanc varietals, which especially benefit from cool Pacific fog and wind. Santa Maria Valley grapes are exported far and wide for use by outside vintners as well.LOS ALAMOS VALLEY - With a climate that is 10 degrees warmer than Santa Maria Valley and 10 degrees cooler than Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos valley is a peremier producer of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and wines, as well as many others. Although not an official AVA yet, Los Alamos wines have earned a high mark in wine legitimacy and its thousands of acres of grapes are sought and used locally and abroad.LOMPOC - Wine production and wine tourism are a growing part of the Lompoc economy. Lompoc Valley is the gateway to the Santa Rita Hills wine country, internationally recognized for premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Thirty premium boutique wine labels are produced in Lompoc area wineries in the affectionately termed "Lompoc Wine Ghetto" in the town's industrial park. Other wineries are found along Highway 246, connecting Lompoc with Buellton, plus more are on Santa Rosa Road. Lompoc hosts the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival held at River Park in the spring. Wine tasting rooms are located in the "Lompoc Wine Ghetto" and other locations in Lompoc.JALAMA BEACH COUNTY PARK - A scenic drive along Jalama Road leads to a wonderful, secluded beach with day-use picnicking, beach front camping, uncrowded surfing, whale-watching, birdwatching and wildlife observation. This road is particularly beautiful in the spring!WHALE WATCHING - When you want to have the best day of your life, head out toward the Channel Islands on a whale watching boat. Call Captain Don's at (805) 969-5217, Condor Whale Watching at (805) 882-0088, Island Packers Ventura at (805) 642-1393, or other sailing charters. Aslo, get a copy of Franko's Map of the Channel Islands for the best guide ever to this National Park treasure.SANTA YNEZ VALLEY WINE GROWING -This long, east-west valley has very cool temperatures on the coast that become warmer by 20 degrees or more inland, with several micro-climate zones. Consequently, several varietals do well, from Pinot Noir in the west to Cabernet and Merlot in the east. Rhône and Italian grape varietals have also gained acclaim in this versatile Santa Barbara County American Viticultural Area (AVA).CIRCLE BAR B GUEST RANCH & STABLES - For romance, family fun or corporate gatherings, this charming yet luxurious guest ranch is perfect and conveniently close. Reservations: (805) 968-1113; Horseback Riding: (805) 968-3901; Dinner Theater: (805) 967-1962.COLD SPRING TAVERN - Originally "Cold Spring Relay Station",. it was a place to change horses and allow travelers to rest and have a hearty meal. It has been featured on TV many times. The tavern serves exotic meals of lamb, venison, duck, rabbit and buffalo. (805) 967-0066PARADISE STORE - Formerly a small grocery store, this full kitchen boasts a fabulous barbeque. Besides a great lunch or dinner, the store offers an entertainment venue every weekend, with local artists giving you their best. (805) 967-3254SANTA YNEZ RIVER - This river winds through the backcountry and feeds Lake Cachuma. Flyfishermen venture up the river to catch trout. Check with the forest ranger for restrictions.FOREST SERVICE ADVENTURE PASS - Visitors to the National Forest must have an Adventure Pass on their vehicle to park at picnic areas and most trailheads. Passes are not required for sight-seeing or on the last Saturday of each month. Get a pass at Sporting Goods stores, or from the Forest Service.Like Side One of Franko’s Guide Map of the Santa Ynez Valley, Side Two shows numerous wineries and tasting rooms from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara:Laetitia Vineyards & Winery 454 Laetitia Vineyard Dr, Arroyo Grande (888) 809-VINE 11 - 5 dailyAubaine Vineyards 691 Sheehy Rd, Nipomo (805) 481-3316McKeon-Phillips Winery 2115 S Blosser Rd #114, Santa Maria 11 - 6 Fri – SunAddamo Vineyards 400 E Clark Ave, Santa Maria (805) 937-6400 11 - 7 Tue – SunCosta de Oro Winery 1331 S Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria 10 - 8 Fri & Sat, 10 - 6 Sun – ThCottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery 3940 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria (805) 937-VINE 10 - 9 Fri, 10 - 5:30 Sat - ThCambria 5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria (888) 339-9643 10 - 5 dailyKenneth Volk Vineyards 5230 Tepusquet Rd, Santa Maria (805) 938-7896 10:30 - 4:30 dailyRiverbench Vineyard & Winery 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria (805) 937-8340 10 - 4 dailyRancho Sisquoc 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria (805) 934-4332 10 - 5 Fri - Sun, 10 - 4 Mon – ThFoxen Vineyard 7200 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria (805) 937-4251 11 - 4 dailyZaca Mesa Winery 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos (805) 688-9339 ext 308 10 - 4 dailyFess Parker Winery & Vineyard 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos (805) 688-1545 10 - 5 dailyKoehler 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos (805) 693-8384 10 - 5 dailyCurtis Winery 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos (805) 686-8999 10 - 5 dailyFirestone Vineyard S.B. County's 1st Estate Winery 5000 Zaca Station Rd, Los Olivos (805) 688-3940 10 - 5 dailyPresidio Vineyard & Winery See Side 1 details D-1 & C-2Huber Cellars 4892 Hapgood Rd, Lompoc (805) 736-3854Babcock Winery & Vineyards 5175 E Hwy 246, Lompoc (805) 736-1455 10:30 - 5 dailyMelville Vineyards & Winery 5185 E Hwy 246, Lompoc 11 - 4 dailyDierberg-Starlane 1280E Drum Cyn Rd, Lompoc (805) 736-0375 11 - 5 dailyFoley Estates 6121 E Hwy 246, Lompoc (805) 737-6222 10 - 5 dailyPali Wine Co. 1036 W Aviation Dr, Lompoc (805) 736-7200Brewer-Clifton 329 North F St, Lompoc (805) 735-9184La Vie Vineyards 308 North 9th St, Lompoc (805) 291-2111Fiddlehead Cellars 1597 E Chesnut Ave, Lompoc (805) 291-2111 11 - 4 SatSanford Winery & Vineyard 5010 Santa Rosa Rd, Lompoc (805) 243-WINE 10 - 5 dailyLa Fond Winery & Vineyards 6855 Santa Rosa Rd, Buellton (805) 688-7921 10 - 5 dailyVogelzang 1129-3E State St, S.B. (805) 568-0900Carr 414 N Salsipuedes, S.B. (805) 965-7585 11- 5 Sat - Th, 11 - 7 FriSummerland Winery 2330 Lillie Ave, Summerland (805) 695-0300 10 - 6 Tue-SunJaffurs Wine Cellars 819 E Montecito Ave, S.B. (805) 962-7003 11 - 5 Fri – SunWhitcraft 36A Calle Cesar Chavez, S.B. (805) 730-1680 Noon - 4 Fri – SunStearns Wharf Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara (805) 666-6624 9 - 6 Winter, 9 - 9 SummerSanta Barbara 202 Anacapa St, S.B. (805) 963-3633 10 - 5 dailyOreana at Cellar 205 205 Anacapa St, S.B. (805) 962-5857 11 - 5 daily

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