The Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley is back!

Indeed, after a successful inaugural season last year, this innovative public transportation experience is set to return for a repeat performance. The trolley will run on Saturdays and Sundays, every weekend, from May 26 to October 14, allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy excursions into the Santa Maria Valley wine country multiple times each weekend day.

The trolley route begins at the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria (3455 Skyway Drive). It makes two stops in Old Orcutt including the Orcutt Union Plaza and the corner of West Clark and Pacific. The trolley then continues into the wine country stopping at Presqu’ile Winery, Cottonwood Canyon Winery and Costa de Oro Winery before returning to the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria. Along the way, guests may stop at wineries and locations of their choosing, then catch back up with the trolley as it completes the loop. In other words, the experience is step on, step off, at one’s convenience.

Tickets go on sale starting May 8. The cost per person (transportation only, does not include wine tasting) is $10 in advance, or $18 per person when purchasing tickets at the trolley itself. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau located at 614 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, as well as at the Cnagy tasting room, Core Winery, Old Town Market, Costa De Oro Winery and Woody’s Butcher Block. Click here for more details.

In Santa Maria Valley, there’s so much to do from here. Hit the road and explore it all with our 24 hiking trails, 34 tasting rooms, seven unique AVAs, 13 beaches, and a growing selection of local breweries, all within a beautiful 30-minute drive. There is no need to venture far if you are looking for sand dunes, cycling and authentic Santa Maria Style dining. You’ll find it’s the perfect home base, where you can eat, drink and do more for less.