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This week we go on a wine country tour for a birthday celebration, go hot air ballooning, and taste wine with a legendary food writer. Your journey starts here...
About Classic Wine Tours: With breathtaking coastal mountains to the east and sublime beaches to the west, Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our wine country is no exception. If your travels take you to Santa Barbara, a guided tour of the area’s boutique wineries is not to be missed. Travel in the comfort of our fully air conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter van, with large windows offering fantastic views of the local vineyards and wineries. Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours is committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez wine country. Your guide will pickup you up at your hotel or other designated location anywhere within the greater Santa Barbara area. Each day tour will consist of four tastings at various wineries and tasting rooms. Included with each tour is an artisan picnic lunch at one of the winery stops. We offer a tailored tour that includes a variety of estate wineries, unique tasting room experiences, and an artisan picnic lunch. Join us for a day exploring all that Santa Barbara wine country has to offer! Learn more.
About Sky's the Limit Ballooning Adventures: Soar to new heights with our daily morning Santa Barbara balloon rides! With over 100 wineries in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, the year-round near perfect climate and light prevailing winds in the Central Coast makes this an ideal place for ballooning. We offer 45 minutes to 1 hour duration flights that capture views over the beautiful wine country surrounded by Transverse Mountain Ranges, the Channel Islands, Lake Cachuma and the historic towns of Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Maria, and Paso Robles. Learn more.
About Betty Fussell: For the past fifty years, Betty Fussell has been writing articles and books on the subject of what it is to be an American, first looking at movies and theater and then at food. Her most recent, and eleventh, book is Raising Steaks: The Life & Times of American Beef (2008). In this she takes up the historical epic she began in The Story of Corn (1992), which won the IACP’s Jane Grigson Award for Scholarship. In between she wrote a food memoir, My Kitchen Wars (1999), which was performed in Hollywood and New York as a one-woman show by actress Dorothy Lyman. In 2007 she won a James Beard Foundation Award for Journalism for “American Prime” in Saveur’s Steak Issue of July. She was recently celebrated, along with other winners of the Silver Spoon Award, by Food Arts Magazine, for which she has long been a Contributing Authority. Learn more.
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