The wine country around Solvang, California

Nestled in Southern California's Santa Ynez Valley, a 45-minute drive north of Santa Barbara and a bit over two hours from Los Angeles, this small town of just over 6,100 offers a unique Danish flavor and plenty else to do. In addition, it's surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, iand more than 125 wineries producing some of the world's best vintages and many accepting visitors for tours and tasting; among of the most popular are half-century-old Firestone Vineyard, Fess Parker Winery (pictured here, founded in 1988 by the actor famous for playing Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV in the 1950s and 60s), and Sunstone Winery, in business since 1990 and with an enphasis on environmental sustainability.

Read more in Tripatini contributor Simon Hopes' post Sweet Solvang, California Is Cool for Both Culture and Nature.


Fess Parker Winery


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