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World-Class Wines, all in 1 Charming Town
Located at 2974 Grand Avenue, Epiphany Cellars is a winemaker’s wine, one which satisfies winemaker Eli Parker’s passion for and fascination with winemaking. Crafting interesting wines of exquisite quality is the sole reason for the conception of Epiphany; it is built upon the outstanding grapes harvested from the best vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County and beyond.
Also in the Epiphany courtyard is Fess Parker’s Bubble Shack. The Bubble Shack features Fesstivity & Sibling Bubblery sparkling wines, a collaborative effort for Parker siblings Eli Parker and Ashley Parker Snider.
Next to the historical building that houses the post office, you’ll find Coquelicot Wines. This organic estate vineyard was named “en Français” after the striking red poppy flower that graces the French countryside, as well as all labels on the wines. Sustainable farming and gentle, meticulous winemaking techniques converge to produce limited production wines that are a true celebration of life.
Fun and fresh, step into the Saarloos & Sons tasting room (and Enjoy Cupcakes!) and you’ll find 5-star wine with a healthy dose of the family’s signature humor and style. You’ll leave with a delectable bottle of wine, wishing you could sit around their dinner table.
A few other favorites in town are cool-climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah specialists Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estate and Evan’s Ranch. Plus don’t miss the prolific Stolpman Vineyards and their super-cool side label, Stolpman So Fresh.
Coolest Shop in Town
J. Woeste’s whimsical gardens will draw you in like a moth to flame. Wandering paths are adorned with fountains, arbors and lush plants, leading you into a charming cottage perfectly arranged with gifts you cannot live without. Garden enthusiast or apartment aficionado, you won’t escape this coveted local favorite without a little something special to take home.
Best Places to Eat
For a quick lunch, the best spot in town is Panino, right near the flagpole it the middle of town. Put your order in and grab a table outside, or pick a grassy spot in Lavinia Campbell park, catty-corner from Panino. Get fresh, delicious and imaginative sandwiches and salads, plus drinks and more. The hardest part is knowing which one to pick.
For lunch, happy hour or dinner, find your place at the happening bar inside local favorite Los Olivos Cafè & Wine Merchant. With a lively vibe and an endless selection of wines, you’ll often find live music and local winemakers enjoying fresh salads, artisan cheeses and hearty entrees.
For a meal right out of the Michelin Guide, don’t miss Bar Le Côte, a stylish seafood tavern inspired by the daily catch of the Central Coast and the modern cuisine of California. Helmed by the Michelin-star team at Bell’s (in Los Alamos) this spot serves lunch, happy hour and dinner Wednesday through Sunday.
Best Place to Stay: Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Founded by legendary actor and local wine industry veteran Fess Parker and his family, this charming inn offers a full service spa, award winning restaurant and wine tasting on-site, all in the heart of downtown Los Olivos.
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