World-class wineries and vineyards, sprawling equestrian ranches and six small, delightful rural towns – Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang — comprise the Santa Ynez Valley. It is close to the perfect combination of rural-agricultural heritage combined with a sophisticated “wine country” ambiance. Just a scenic half-hour drive over the Coastal Range from Santa Barbara, the valley was initially renowned for its thoroughbred horse ranches, although most recently it has become revered for its exceptional wines. Its eclectic population – a diverse mix of cowboys, ranchers, winemakers, and city slickers — is also a reason for its popularity. The Santa Ynez Valley is a hidden gem. 

Condos and Homes: $1 - $2 Million   •   Ranches and Estates  $2.5 - $15 Million + 

Wine Country


Santa Ynez Valley is one of 5 distinct American Viticultural Areas in Santa Barbara County’s vast wine country, and more than 50 varietals thrive in the area’s diverse micro-climates. 


Most of the 120+ wineries located here are small boutique operations and many are family-owned and operated. 

Some of our favorites are Flying Point VineyardSunstone Vineyard and Winery, Rusack Winery, Margerum Winery, and Foxen Vineyard and Winery.

The Great Outdoors


The Santa Ynez Valley has an abundance of hiking, biking and outdoor parks - perfect for everyone. One of our favorite casual hikes and picnic spots is Nojoqui Falls.

Chumash Casino Resort


This renowned resort is the perfect escape for any occasion. Whether celebrating an anniversary or just a chance to get away, you’ll enjoy amazing views, a luxurious spa, a rooftop pool, shopping, great restaurants and more.

Folded Hills Winery

A true one-of-a-kind experience, Folded Hills Winery and Farmstead is a must-visit! Come walk the vines and sip the estate wines where they were grown. Unplug and enjoy an afternoon on the beautiful vineyard terrace at one of their stunning tasting rooms. 

Learn more about one of our favorite

wineries here. 



With an abundance of natural beauty and wide-open spaces, the Santa Ynez Valley is recognized across the world as an epicenter for the equestrian industry with sprawling ranches and world-class horse facilities.

Vino Vaqueros is fortunate enough to have access to the most breathtaking ranches and vineyards in the region, where you can experience private rides lead by knowledgeable guides. 

Unforgettable Dining

An interesting mix of cultures, peoples, and traditions has created a distinct Santa Ynez Valley flavor and led to some incredibly unique restaurants. From five-star dining to easy grab and go bites, there is a meal for every palate. 


Some of our favorites throughout the valley are Industrial Eats, SY Kitchen, Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn, and The Hitching Post II.    



With some of the most scenic and popular biking routes in Southern California, the valley is an ideal location for year-round biking; far from congestion in urban centers and close to wineries and eateries. 

Here are some of our favorite rides to choose from

Nancy Kogevinas

Luxury Collection Director


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Berkshire Hathaway

HomeServices California Properties

1255 Coast Village Road 102C

Montecito, CA 93108

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