The Jewel of Gaviota, Lady Day, Meet the Animals, and Cheers to Chili
By Eva Van Prooyen   |   September 9, 2021

Celebrated as the “Jewel of the Gaviota Coast,” the 782-acre Arroyo Hondo Preserve is an impressive canyon located west of Santa Barbara between Refugio State Beach and Gaviota State Park. This month, until October 1, the Preserve is open to the public with reservations on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Preserve […]

Happy 20th Anniversary Sta. Rita Hills!
By Eva Van Prooyen   |   August 5, 2021

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Sta. Rita Hills receiving its AVA (American Viticultural Area) status, and it is time to celebrate with Wine and Fire — an extra-long weekend of wine events. In addition to a grand tasting and a tasting room passport, a series of educational events are planned over four days from […]