Top 10 Los Olivos Wine Tasting Rooms & Restaurants
Where Los Olivos is and why you should visit: Los Olivos is located in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California. People know Los Olivos because it boasts expansive views of Santa Barbara County’s vineyards and horse ranches. In addition, people also love it for its love of the arts, wine tasting opportunities, epicurean restaurants, fun festivals, and friendly residents. Moreover, see some of my favorite Santa Barbara Wineries here. Los Olivos is a destination you visit and love so much that you don’t want to leave. Its prime location in the Santa Ynez Valley is close to many wineries and other incredible attractions. See my Top 10 Los Olivos Wine Tasting Rooms & Restaurants below.
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This is another great spot to stay in town. It’s centrally-located and has a great restaurant that recently opened called The Bear and The Star. The restaurant’s interior is stunning and it has amazing food and great service. Above all, it was a fabulous experience. 2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441.
Adjacent to the Bubble Lounge, a charming tasting room with delicious wine. Further, they also have two guesthouses that I’ve stayed at and highly recommend. Read more about the guesthouses here. It certainly belongs on my list of top Los Olivos Wine Tasting Rooms! 2974 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441.
The Bubble Shack is quite possibly the most adorable tasting room in Los Olivos. For any girls on a girls’ weekend or bachelorette party, this is a must-try! Not that guys won’t enjoy it too. It just has a very cute feminine feel to it. Certainly, such a great Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room! 2970 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441.
Dragonette has some incredible Pinot Noirs which you’ll get to experience in this charming downtown tasting room. It’s in the center of town near the Fess Parker Inn and some great restaurants including Sides Hardware & Shoes Restaurant. An exquisite Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room! 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441.
This was one of the most highly recommended restaurants in town and after visiting I understand why. Not only does it have incredible charm and curb appeal (seriously), the service is great and so is the food and the cocktails. I ordered the Fried Chicken (below), as well as The Steamed Buns, and both were awesome. They are also known for their Bacon so try that as well if you’re a bacon lover. Regardless, be sure to visit Sides and I promise you’ll be very happy you did! 2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, California 93441.
Any wine lover knows about Bien Nacido so be sure to check out this incredible Santa Barbara County Wine producer. Certainly, I am lucky to have visited the Bien Nacido Vineyards (totally spoiled, right?) so if you want to read more about one of the most well known and respected wineries in Santa Barbara County read about Bien Nacido Vineyards here. It is a divine Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room! 2963 Grand Ave. Suite B Los Olivos, California 93441.
Carhartt is on the edge of town as you enter and it looks like a mini house. The tiny building is misleading as they also have patio seating in the back which is great and a lovely way to enjoy some wine in a charming setting. Moreover, it’s next door to The Epiphany Tasting Room so be sure to visit both. 2990 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441.
Another great spot in town for coffee or breakfast is the Bagel & Coffee Shop. I’ve eaten here and it’s great. A cute charming setting with a super nice team, great coffee, and tasty eats. 2902 San Marcos Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441.
Another great tasting room in town is Tercero which has delicious wines I recommend you check out. I first experienced Tercero Wines at the Hospice du Rhone Wine Festival which you can read more about here. 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave #104, Los Olivos, CA 93441.