KTLA: Wine tasting ‘Santa Maria Style’ with the Santa Maria Wine Trolley

KTLA featured the Santa Maria Wine Trolley as a safe, fun and unique way to taste the flavors of Santa Maria Valley in a recent article. Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

“This summer, Santa Maria Valley invites travelers to leave the driving to someone else and explore local wineries and tasting rooms on the Santa Maria Wine Trolley. In line with its Beat Inflation Vacation, the cost to ride the trolley beats neighboring vacation destinations when evaluating strictly price comparisons. While not necessarily an apples-to-apples comparison (some destination trolleys include lunch or more stops), the stark price difference makes the Santa Maria Wine Trolley a viable option for travelers looking to explore California wine country on a budget.

  • Santa Maria Wine Trolley – $15 per person in advance, $18 per person at the trolley
  • Napa Valley Wine Trolley – $125
  • Sonoma County Wine Trolley – $125
  • Livermore Wine Trolley – $99
  • Temecula Valley Cable Car Wine Tours – $139

Starting at Costa de Oro Winery, wine trolley participants can explore Santa Maria Valley at their own pace, without feeling rushed or on someone else’s agenda. While the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes, passengers can step on and off at their convenience. A complete schedule of the Wine Trolley’s stops is available online. Decals on the trolley windows include a QR code directing back to the schedule on the Santa Maria Valley website as well.”

Read the full story here.