Lieu Dit was founded in 2011 and focuses solely in the varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley, now grown in Santa Barbara County. The varied micro-climates and marine based soils of Santa Barbara County are ideally suited to this set of grapes. Lieu Dit centers on Sauvignon Blanc and more limited bottlings of Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Rose and produces around 2500 cases annually. Each vintage, the quest for purity, elegance, and balance in every wine is paramount.
Monarch Dunes Butterfly Grove
Every year, thousands of orange and black Monarch Butterflies spread their wings, seeking shelter from the northern winters. From late October to February, butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees along the California coastline. The Monarch Dunes Butterfly Habitat in Nipomo is a nineteen-acre rectangular shaped grove of Tasmanian blue gum […]
Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab
In the heart of Old Town Orcutt, Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab offers unique and traditional flavors of ice cream served in a kid-friendly environment. Patrons can go hog-wild at the all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet for under $7, and under $5 for kids.
Since 1997, Tantara has been dedicated to producing the very finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They are known for keeping their winery production small on account of their commitment to detail and the finite amount of fruit that meets their standards. Winery tours are by appointment only. Visitors can taste wines among their working barrels […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents Kimberly Akimbo
Directed by Lynda Mondragon Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending […]
Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Week, January 14-20
The Santa Maria Valley is starting 2018 with #SantaMariaStyle, chock-full of participation from local and loved restaurants, wineries and breweries. Each participating outlet will be offering a special for $20.18, everything from wine pairings to tastings and special menu items. Participating Restaurants, Breweries and Wineries Include: Century Room at the Historic Santa Maria Inn Cielito […]
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms the classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure featuring 5 actors playing dozens of roles. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their killer, Sherlock […]
Vertical Tasting Of Sparkling Wines
Sip through a tasting of three vintages of our Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, made with 100% Chardonnay grapes from our estate vineyard. We’re heading into our library and pulling our 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages for you to taste. A limited quantity of these wines will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased […]