I finally took a trip to Santa Barbara to go wine tasting, we stayed in Solvang, an idyllically quant little town.
For the wine tasting itself, first stop was Saarloos, which had an amazing cupcake and wine tasting pairing, and trust me when I say, they all went so well together! The tasting shop was also really sweet. Next stop was Byron a fantastic tasting shop that does incredible Pinots, the best I've ever had.
The third stop was Gainey Vineyards, before ending the last tasting at Sunstone, filming location of the movie Sideways and most recently the location for Lauren Conrad from 'The Hills' wedding. It was so beautiful outside. We bought lunch from the local bakery and ate outside. We then had dinner at Route 246 later on in the evening. Food there was really delicious and great atmosphere inside. The next day we went to Paula's pancake house. It was a bit of a wait as it's the most popular breakfast spot in town, but was definitely worth it. Such a perfect weekend!