Tour the land where the cool ocean breeze meets vineyards as far as the eye can see. Nestled amongst rolling rows of produce and the foothills of Santa Barbara Wine Country, Santa Maria Valley is home to fine wine, world-famous barbecue, picturesque landscapes, and is bursting with history and culture.

The valley’s temperate coastal climate makes an ideal environment for growing many varietals including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and more. Whether you choose to kick off your shoes and stroll the gorgeous beachside, search for wildflowers while hiking in the foothills, explore the limitless variety of local and exotic cuisine, or taste some of the world’s greatest wines, Santa Maria Valley is the perfect spot for anyone looking to enjoy California’s Central Coast.

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