|THE EUROPEAN CHARM OF SUNSTONE WINERY|
I'm back and just finishing up putting my house and my mind back together from the aftermath of the Holidays…..are you still keeping your New Years resolutions?? Mine was to drink less wine, really who came up with that one?? But what's a Wine Contessa to do , I must sample the goods!! So now we are moving forward to of my favorite spots in Santa Barbara Wine country, the old historic town of Santa Ynez, nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley and boasting some of the finest wine in the area!
|EARLY MORNING IN THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY|
|WELLS FARGO DAYS!!|
The new settlement was originally to be named “Sagunto”, in honor of Bishop Mora’s birthplace in Spain, and a town bearing the name of Santa Inés (Saint Agnes) was to be built around Old Mission Santa Inés. Because this latter development did not materialize, the new town founded east of the Mission came to be called “Santa Ynez.” The settlers did not know Spanish, so they spelled “Inés” as “Ynez." The town today has all the beauty and charm of "old California!" You could spend the day here and visit many of wonderful sites as well as amazing wines that are laced through the valley!
|A GREAT SPOT FOR LUNCH...|
|WHAT A CHARMING TOWN…LOVE THESE STORES!|