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#1 gkashmira

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    Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:00 PM

    I just wanted to let people know about some really beautiful places in Santa Ynez Valley (20 miles north of Santa Barbara)! I love this place - this is an amazing option for So Cal or other peeps who want to have a Napa/Sonoma type wedding down here in SoCal! I have no idea what the prices are (though I imagine they aren't cheap) but the wine is delicious, it's convenient to both LA and Santa Barbara there's tons of hotels, the countryside is simply breathtaking... sigh... I love it. My favorite place is:

    Sunstone Vineyards - $7500 location fee: Weddings

    Gainey Vineyard - $5500 and below (depending on day of the week)
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    My friend went and checked out (but the location fee is >$10K!!!) The Crossroads Estates at Firestone Vineyards - Firestone Vineyard | Visit Firestone | Private Special Events
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    #2 gkashmira

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      Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:01 PM

      Also my favorite restaurant in the area (I wonder if they cater? They are SO, SO, SO good!): Los Olivos Cafe

      California Wine at the Los Olivos Cafe - 1-888-WINES4U - Buy Wine Online :: Best Restaurant for Wines - Santa Barbara County, CA
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      #3 nathanielthompsonphoto

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        Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:51 AM

        The Crossroads is the best! Rustic - Chic! But also try Fess Parker's Winery

        For a romantic, intimate dinner I like the Ballard Store

        #4 starchild

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          Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:38 AM

          Thanks for sharing Kash....we should all go one Saturday. Love wine country.

          And I've heard of Fess Parker's, they give it away as a prize on Regis and Kelly. Looks great!

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:36 PM

            Thanks Kash. I looked into the area originally. We live really close so that would have been perfect .. I always wanted to get married at a vineyard under a large oak tree and have my reception in a wine cellar, but when I saw the prices (that doesn't include anything but location) I thought.. oh, the beach would be nice. lol :)
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              Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:39 PM

              I know, I'm willing to bet that facility/set-up fees are more than both of our weddings combined!

              #7 foxytv

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                Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:49 PM

                Alright, no fair that you ladies are so close to wine country!

                Tom and I are going to be doing some serious wine touring soon ... so be ready for us when we come!!!

                #8 Yari

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                  Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:49 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by starchild
                  Thanks for sharing Kash....we should all go one Saturday. Love wine country.

                  And I've heard of Fess Parker's, they give it away as a prize on Regis and Kelly. Looks great!
                  That would be so much fun!!

                  #9 sohappy

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                    Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:57 PM

                    I can't agree more with your choices Kashmira. I don't know if they still make it but Sunstone vinyards had a great merlot marinara sauce.

                    #10 DreaW

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                      Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:23 PM

                      Sorry to bring this thread back but any So.Cal. girls want to do a group meeting and go to wine country, either SB, here, or Temecula....or anywhere else? I'm up for it on a Sat.




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