TRAIN AND WINE TOUR
Happy Canyon Vineyard is a family owned and operated estate vineyard and boutique winery tucked away within the folds of Happy Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara County. Know for its award-winning varietal wines, Happy Canyon Vineyard sits within the hills of Piocho Ranch on the eastern most edge of the Santa Ynez Valley and is only open to visitors by appointment only.
The ranch not only includes the vineyards and heritage of the terroir, but also a pair of regulation-sized polo fields and stables where matches are played within a grape-toss of the vineyards. Join X Wine Railroad on June 19 as we visit this esteemed estate and enjoy a guided tasting with vintner and winemaker Sean D. Pitts.
Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery has the distinction of being Santa Barbara County’s first winery to construct wine caves, subterranean structures built for the purpose of storing and aging wine. Built in the mid-1990s, the caves are burrowed beneath Cottonwood’s hillside and maintain a consistent temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Vintner and winemaker Norm Beko crafted the hand-made doors leading to the wine caves from 200-year-old redwood tree that once supported a bridge in Ohio.
Join X Wine Railroad as we taste Cottonwood Canyon’s award-winning wines and tour their iconic caves on October 17 and December 12.
Planted nearly a half century ago, Koehler Winery’s vines are recognized as among the best in the Santa Ynez Valley and surrounding locales. Situated on the celebrated Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Koehler enjoys the micro-climatic diversity provided to its 100-acre estate. The results? A superb quality of fruit resulting in bottled poetry. The estate was once owned by famed producer Doug Cramer whose work dominated the small screen in the 1970s with shows like The Love Boat, Dynasty and Wonder Woman.
Join X Wine Railroad on August 8, September 5, October 2 and November 20 as we explore the vineyard with a guided tasting of Koehler’s award-winning wines.
Dovecote Ranch and Estate Winery is dedicated to growing and crafting wines that allow the beauty and character of our land to speak through them.
Our 30-year old own-rooted vines and sandy-limestone soils produce small quantities of intensely concentrated cool-climate Rhône fruit, with the daily marine influence slowing and extending ripening for uncommon complexity and grace.
Dovecote Wines are completely farmed and made by hand with a deep respect and love for their origin. They are meant as an ode to our family’s gratitude in calling this special place home. In their creation, it is our hope that our lives contribute to their meaning, and their meaning contribute to the lives of those we share them with.
Beautiful views and delicious wine tasting experience awaits in the fabulous Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy estate grown wines of mostly the Bordeaux varietals from Vincent Vineyards. This vineyard uses the highest quality farming techniques, excellent soil and great stock to demonstrate their commitment to excellent wine making.
They provide their fans with a unique opportunity to join Club V. It is a program to enhance the wine lovers experience when visiting. Club V members enjoy early access to vintages, special offerings and preferred pricing. There is also a concierge available to provide help with local transportation, rooms dining and more.
The health and wellbeing of our members, guests, employees, and their families remains our top priority. Our tasting room is open daily 10:30-5:30pm for order pickups, wine purchases, and limited flight reservations.
Reservations are encouraged. Wines by the Glass and Bottle may be purchased and enjoyed outside, under the shade of the ancient oaks. Flight Experiences are by reservation only.
We have two gorgeous tasting rooms where you can explore our passion for winegrowing in Los Olivos. First up, we have our newly remodeled Winery & Visitor Center, located at the entrance of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, just minutes away from historic downtown Los Olivos, where you can taste our selection of Rhone style wines. Or, you may choose to check out our newly remodeled and rebranded DTLO (DownTown Los Olivos) Tasting Room, where we showcase our new “Playlist” of E11even Wines, crafted exclusively from Estate Grown grapes. Or, choose the All Access Pass and taste at both locations for a discounted price. Whichever you choose, we look forward to seeing you soon
Behind the gates of the Strange Family Vineyard estate is where exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are nurtured and harvested. Only when the time is right is the fruit then plucked from its vine and masterfully coaxed into liquid poetry. Join us on November 13 at the invitation of vintner Brian Strange to enjoy a guided tasting and vineyard tour deep within the Santa Rita Hills AVA.