In 1973 Riverbench Vineyard was established in the Santa Maria Valley when its first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. Since then, they have built a reputation for outstanding Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and sparkling wines by enhancing the natural qualities through fermentation and aging in French oak barrels. Take in the vineyard views in a restored 1920s craftsman-style house on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. There is also event space available for meetings, conventions, weddings, and receptions.
Deli Delicias & Fresh
From fresh squeezed fruit juices to ceviche made with just-caught fish and hand-diced vegetables, everything on our menu nods to our Mexican roots in a way that’s uniquely coastal Californian. We’re best known for our tortas, but we’re serving a whole menu full of light and healthy dishes that our Santa Maria customers can’t get […]
Elmer Ross Beach
Elmer Ross Beach is a small, beautiful beach that sits below large cliffs. Because of the cliffs and surrounding rocks, this beach is less wavy that others. Elmer Ross Beach is also a great place to explore tide pools during low tide.
Willow Spring Trail
Willow Spring Trail is a moderate, 6.3-mile out and back trail located in the Los Padres National Forest. The trail is best used from February until October. This trail is popular with backpackers and hikers because of its beauty and distance. Leashed dogs are also welcome on this trail.
Santa Maria Downtown Fridays
This family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center West parking lot near Broadway (Highway 135) and Cook Street, all the way to September 27th, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. There will be live music from local bands, rows of food vendors, […]
Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley 2019
This is weekend wine tasting #SantaMariaStyle The Wine Trolley has returned! Hit the road and explore all you can do in and around Santa Maria Valley. You’ll find it’s the perfect home base, where you can eat, drink and do more for less. Starting Mother’s Day weekend, explore our amazing local wineries and tasting rooms […]
Great American Melodrama - Pappa Pia
June 20 – September 21 Mamma Mia, here we go again! This hilarious send up one of the world’s most popular musicals is set at the Pismo Pier. It’s the sunny and funny tale of a daughter’s quest to discover her true identity and uncover a secret buried in her family’s past. Featuring some of […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents August: Osage County
SANTA MARIA CIVIC THEATRE will be presenting “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” by Tracy Letts as the opening show for its 61st season. The 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner – a vanished father; a pill-popping, scathingly acidic mother, and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, […]