Hitching Post – Sideways Movie


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Joe Becerra

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Hitching post in Buelton
Restaurant in Sideways

The Hitching Post in the Sideways movie

If you are following the Sideways Wine Trail, you must spend one evening enjoying the Hitching Post restaurant. It is a fun and exciting place to dine.

In the Sideways movie, Miles and Jack stay in the city of Buelton. Their motel is within walking distance to the Hitching Post. The Hitching Post is where Miles and Jack meet up with Maya and Stephanie.

Frank and Natalie Ostini opened the Hitching Post in 1986 with the idea of bringing Santa Maria-style barbecue to Buellton. Today their children continue the tradition of combining old and new and boast of serving the best French Fries in Southern California. The staff is very courteous and friendly, which is always a plus.

The menu features a good assortment of appetizers, BBQ meats, fresh salads, and yummy desserts. Most of the wines, by the glass or bottle, are from the many great wineries in the Santa Barbara wine country. The restaurant also serves wines from their own winery that focuses on Pinot Noir.

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  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.