Just off Highway 154 and Grand Avenue is the town of Los Olivos. The laid-back, cozy feeling and Victorian twist, harken back to when the town was an old stagecoach on a rugged trail from the valley to the coast. The first thing noticeable is the historic flag pole at the intersection of Grand and Alamo Pintado Avenues.
The town has about two dozen tasting rooms within a 5-block walking distance. Some are small and boutique, but offer a sample of wines rarely poured in other tasting rooms in the valley. One of the notable tasting rooms is The Los Olivos Tasting Room, which has over 90 wines from Pinot Noir's, Chardonnay's and Syrah's to buy and nine different wines to taste. The town also hosts its annual Olive and Jazz Festival in June.
Looking for a place to eat? Try Los Olivos Café & Wine Merchant, with an authentic cuisine and over 500 wines to choose from. It was also named a 50 "Most Notable Wine List" for 2011 by OpenTable.com. Stay at Fess Parker’s Wine County Inn & Spa for a relaxing and elegant environment.