Uncork a getaway
for $500 or less

Santa Maria Valley is full of genuine experiences with true value that are begging to be explored. Take a two-day trip for less than $500 and drink award-winning wines paired with authentic Santa Maria Style Barbecue. Uncork and unwind, #SantaMariaStyle.

An Unexpected Wine Experience

In the Santa Maria Valley, you can let your hair down and be yourself. Pair your Pinot with a pair of jeans at tasting rooms located in the heart of sprawling vineyards without breaking the bank.

Award-Winning Wine

Get away to a wine country that the Travel Channel named a Top 10 City for Wine Snobs, with award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. But you won’t find any snobbery here.

Trek on or trail off

With 15 beaches and 24 hiking trails within 30-miles of Santa Maria Valley, you can find plenty of ways to slow down or speed up on your wine getaway.

Iconic barbecue

Experience a barbecue tradition that dates back more than 150 years. Centered around tri-tip, simple seasoning and flavorful sides, there’s a reason our barbecue is known around the world.

Get the Most from Your Wine Getaway

We broke down an average two-day getaway to the Santa Maria Valley for two people. Santa Maria Valley is the ideal weekend destination, where you can extend your recreation dollars further while escaping from the every day.

  • Hotel | $125 per night
  • Dining | $200 (more than enough for several plates of world-class Santa Maria Style barbecue)
  • Wine Trolley | $20 for the day (runs May–October*)
  • Wine Tasting | Free with your Santa Maria Valley hotel key card (at participating wineries)
  • Extra Bottle of Wine to Take Home | $20
  • Events | Free local music, markets and entertainment
  • Oceanic Dunes, Peaceful Preserves, Bike Rides, and more | $0
  • *Due to COVID-19 restrictions and closures of businesses, the Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley will not be running in 2020. Stay tuned for updates and more information!


With over 30 tasting rooms within 30 miles of Santa Maria valley, you can swirl and sip your way through the valley. And don’t forget your hotel key card to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at participating wineries.

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Traditional Barbecue

Santa Maria Style barbecue is California’s Cut. For $100 or less you can enjoy dinner for two and get heaping plates of traditional Santa Maria Style barbecue with all the fixins’ and a glass of wine.

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While you’re touring the 34 tasting rooms around Santa Maria Valley, stop off at one of our 15 beaches or 24 hiking trails. It’s the perfect way to get your tread, trail and taste on.

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Experience more, for less

When you spend less, you can do more. More off-the-beaten-path adventures, more unforgettable barbecue and—yes—more wine, please. Check out all you can do in our valley for less below.