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SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading real estate resource in the Santa Ynez Valley, addressing this market in a no holes barred, occasionally amusing style. It is brought to you by Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate of Sotheby’s International Realty, Los Olivos. Doris is a veteran Santa Ynez Valley Realtor, specializing in custom home searches and strategic transactions for Buyers and Sellers of...Continue Reading.
From the Santa Ynez Valley News: The Santa Ynez Valley’s Veterans Day program will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Building on Mission Drive. Everyone, not just veterans and their families, is invited. Several speakers will help honor American troops around the world, especially those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among the scheduled speakers is...Continue Reading.
Halloween in The Santa Ynez Valley: Quacken Farms I just left El Rancho, which seems to have been transformed into Halloween central, with costumes, candy and appropriately icky decorations. And on the way back to my office I passed one pumpkin patch on Alamo Pintado and that great sign for Quacken Farms pony rides, tractor rides and pumpkin patch. Quacken Farms, is...Continue Reading.
What Do You Do When You Live in the Santa Ynez Valley? I get this question quite often from new Buyers, particularly when they come from more urban areas (yes, I am talking about LA). There is actually an amazing number of things to do here, much of it involving the outdoors and open space. That being said, we all enjoy shaking...Continue Reading.
I really shouldn't comment on this, but based upon the obsession with belly fat on Facebook and Google, I decided that it was on a lot of folk's minds.Then again, I might have googled "belly fat" once, and these sites are not letting me forget it (do you think they can see me?). So if belly fat is something that...Continue Reading.
The 6th Annual Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon to Be Held Next Saturday, May 12, 2012 This annual event will once again be held in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, where about 3,000 runners will pass through the towns of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Solvang, with a 3 hour and 30 minute limit. The event begins sometime around 5:00...Continue Reading.
This Post Comes with My Best Wishes for a Warm and Wonderful Holiday Celebration Passover in The Santa Ynez Valley The Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community, which was organized over 40 years ago, will be holding a Passover Seder on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at St.Marks Episcopal Church in Los Olivos. This annual event, generally on the night of the second Seder,...Continue Reading.
The annual SCOR Century bicycle ride is scheduled for tomorrow, and judging from the throngs of cars toting bicycles in the Santa Ynez Valley, this event will be bringing the 5,000 anticipated riders. While the event brings with it much excitement it also brings with it difficult restaurant and hotel reservations and crowds. So if you are coming to the...Continue Reading.
Beyond Sideways, the Santa Ynez Valley "Rhone Rangers". While many people are aware from the movie Sideways that Santa Barbara County is famous for its pinot noir, when you visit this area and travel inland from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA you will not only find much warmer weather but you will also find many wineries devoted to the grape...Continue Reading.
SOLVANG'S GREAT FARMERS' MARKET. As previously reported, the Solvang Farmer's Market, held on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on First Street between Mission (246) and Copenhagen is a large weekly community event. You will frequently run into some of our best chef's...like Budi, of the fabulous Ballard Inn and Restaurant, was there yesterday with his wagon overflowing. FIRST ASPARAGUS OF...Continue Reading.