Wine CountryThe Santa Maria Valley Wine Region & AVASanta Maria Valley Wineries & WinemakersA Guide to Wine Tasting in Santa Maria ValleySanta Maria Wine VarietalsSanta Maria Wine TrolleyFoxen Canyon Wine Trail$500 Wine Weekend Book A Room This is weekend wine tasting #SantaMariaStyle 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 Santa Maria’s local wineries and tasting rooms on the Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley. Kicking off May 9, the Santa Maria Valley wine trolley runs in a loop visiting a handful of the Santa Maria Valley’s most popular wineries every Saturday and Sunday through October 18, 2020. Starting at Costa de Oro, the route takes approximately 60 minutes, and allows passengers to step on and off at their convenience. Explore a new weekend variety, #SantaMariaStyle. Route stops include: Old Orcutt | Clark Ave & Broadway Street (Near CORE Winery Tasting Room) Presqu’ile Winery Cottonwood Canyon Winery Costa de Oro Winery Note: Wineries may be closed periodically for private events. Always call ahead to confirm operating hours and for groups larger than 10. Route information is subject to change. Hours of operation: Saturdays & Sundays, May 9 – October 18, 2020 (including Memorial Day & Labor Day) 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., step on and step off at your convenience. The trolley will continue to run 5pm – 6:30pm between Santa Maria and Old Orcutt Cost: Cost is $10 per person in advance and $18 per person at the trolley. Tickets cover trolley transportation only. Purchase tickets in advance at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau at 614 S. Broadway in Santa Maria, or any of the vendors listed below. Purchase Your Ticket at: cnagy Wine Tasting Room 145 S. Gary St., Ste 103, Old Orcutt CORE Winery 105 W. Clark Ave., Old Orcutt Costa de Oro Winery 1331 S. Nicholson Ave., Santa Maria Cottonwood Canyon Winery 3940 Dominion Rd., Santa Maria Old Town Market 405 E. Clark Ave., Old Orcutt Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 614 S. Broadway, Santa Maria Vino et Amicis Wine Bar 165 Broadway St., Old Orcutt Woody’s Butcher Block 700 E. Main St., Santa Maria Visiting the Santa Maria Valley? Check with your hotel for Wine Trolley packages. Santa Maria Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA): The Central Coast’s most historic wine lives in the Santa Maria Valley. Our AVA has the oldest appellation in the area and nearly two centuries of experience in growing grapes. We’re especially known for our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and the casual environments where they are served. National Geographic recently named Santa Maria as one of the 25 happiest cities in the US and we have a sneaking suspicion why; because we take life with a grain of salt, we believe our finest pinot is best paired with blue jeans, and above all, we treat our visitors like family. While we’re proud that the caliber of our wine prompted the Travel Channel to name Santa Maria Valley one of the top 10 cities for wine snobs, you should know, going in, we aren’t the type that sips with our pinkies in the air. Come as you are, and experience the fun and casual Santa Maria Valley Wine Country for yourself.