Santa Ynez Valley AVA

Part of Santa Barbara County and the larger Central Coast AVA, the Santa Ynez Valley is a warm inland stretch of wine growing region approximately 20 miles east of the Pacific Ocean containing such historic towns of Los Olivos and Solvang.

Chardonnay is grown in the western portion of the valley (as is Pinot Noir even more recently) while Rhone varietals dominate the majority of the valley.