wineries in sideways

Sanford Winery

The Sideways wine trail features the wineries in the movie Sideways. If you loved the movie Sideways, you will love the Santa Barbara wine country and it’s wonderful varieties of wine. We have a two-day suggested wine trail and recommendations for lodging, places to eat, great delis, and places to picnic. We also have listed additional nearby wineries that are interesting and worth a visit. Santa Barbara is great wine country. Best advice: First watch the movie Sideways and then follow the adventures of Miles and Jack on the Sideways Wine Trail.  Although the movie is over ten years old, it continues to be a very popular wine movie.

“Sideways” Wine Trail Day One and Day Two



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Where to Stay:

Fess Parker Inn – Los Olivos

Ballard Inn – Ballard

Santa Ynez Inn – Santa Ynez

Royal Scandinavian Inn – Solvang

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott – Buellton

Where to Dine:

In Los Olivos
Los Olivos Café & Wine Merchant

In Ballard
Nuuva Cafe Restaurant & Bar (805) 686-2430)

In Buelton
Hitching Post II

In Solvang
Cafe Angelica

Deli Places

Los Olivos Grocery
R Country Store 
(805) 688-6750

(805) 688-9304

Advice for your “Sideways” Wine Tour:

You are encouraged to have a designated driver | Consider a limousine or van service

First time to a winery? Find out what happens in a typical tasting room.

Are you wondering about how to taste wine? Wine Tasting Techniques

Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting.

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