The Santa Ynez Valley has recently be made famous by the feature film Sideways. Folks from far and wide are travelling to this wine region that has long been overshadowed by the Napa Valley. Unfortunately wine tasters who've been on the winery tours too long attempt to emulate film character Miles' breakdown at the spit bucket and periodically cause a kerfuffle.
We stayed with long lost relatives Lynn and John who couldn't have been more hospitable in their charming country home. Many thanks to them both for their kindness.
Now heading north along the coastal highway towards Carmel.