Belfre Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley Wine & Food Adventure


November 3 - 7, 2021


Join Amy Quinn, owner of locally-owned Belfrē Kitchen, and Amy Schiavo, Belfrē Kitchen's Sommelier, for a long weekend visit to beautiful Santa Barbara on the American Riviera in California. Combining world-class weather, gorgeous coastline, and the stunning backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is home to a charming downtown full of shops, fantastic restaurants, and tasting rooms, and a lively and active wharf. On this escape, you'll taste, see, and sip your way through downtown Santa Barbara, engage with local winemakers in picturesque vineyard settings, and explore local specialties in quaint villages. You'll stay in the heart of Santa Barbara, in the historic Presidio District, within walking distance to the heartbeat of the city.  With only 24 rooms, this Mediterranean-inspired oasis offers an intimate and elegant hideaway just steps from State St.

Itinerary

Day 1

Wednesday, November 3 | PALIHOUSE SANTA BARBARA

Check in at Palihouse Santa Barbara

Palihouse Santa Barbara offers guests an intimate and elegant coastal hideaway in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown Historic Presidio Neighborhood.

Offering 24 spirited and handsomely appointed guest Rooms and Suites, all situated amongst a tranquil Mediterranean style courtyard, sparkling pool area and a delightful garden café, cocktail bar and lobby lounge, Palihouse Santa Barbara has been designed to appeal to the most astute tastemakers and discerning travelers.

Infused with timeless traditions and our fêted trusty service, Palihouse Santa Barbara invites guests to experience the heartfelt expressions of a residential-style boutique hotel, without having to compromise on location, style or amenities.

The remainder of your day is at leisure. In the evening, please join Amy and Amy at the hotel for a welcome cocktail reception and complimentary toast for guests to kick off the start of a fantastic weekend!

Accommodations reserved in The Deluxe King Rooms. The Deluxe King rooms are spacious at between 462-528 sq. feet and feature a delightfully comfortable king bed with fine Italian linens, a seating area, custom furniture, and bespoke artwork that’s vintage-preppy meets American-Riviera. A private patio and cozy fireplace provide the perfect place for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. Other amenities included are: a fully stocked mini-bar with gourmet snacks, a full-size SMEG refrigerator, a work desk in select rooms, a Nespresso coffee machine, 43″ HDTV, Marshall bluetooth speaker, rain shower and deep soaking tub, plush robes and slippers, Diptyque bath amenities, hairdryer, fabric steamer, laptop-compatible in-room safe, cozy fireplaces, private patios with courtyard and poolside views, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, and more.

Day 2

Thursday, November 4 | HISTORIC SANTA BARBARA CITY WINE/BEER AND FOOD WALKING TASTING TOUR

This is THE best way to walk and taste your way through Santa Barbara! This extensive half day of history and tastings includes:

  • a Guided Historical Tour of Santa Barbara including our artsy Funk Zone, the Waterfront, State Street, and many other architectural gems of the city, including the Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • 2 Wine Tastings in the city of Santa Barbara, at the region's best winery tasting rooms. Tasting fees included.
  • 1 Gourmet Ice Cream or Artisanal Chocolate tasting . Tasting fees included.
  • 2 Savory food tasting (think melt in your mouth tri-tip, empanadas, tacos....along those lines)

Tour Runs approximately 4- 4.5 hours

*Does not include transportation from Palihouse, which is within walking distance (about a 15-20 minute walk)

This tour rolls all the good stuff into one! Why take just a wine, food or history tour when you can have it all in one great day? We visit important historical sites as well as local hangouts, as we make our way through the Riviera tasting the best local wine and food. Your tasty journey will be enriched with visits to our "Must See" destinations such as our vibrant Funk Zone, our beautiful Waterfront with island views, bustling State Street, the gorgeous Santa Barbara County Courthouse (it looks like a castle!) as well as other important architectural and historic sites throughout the city along the way. On this tour we feature only the best local wines, beers and food, which highlight the abundance of fresh produce in our rich agricultural region.

Day 3

Friday, November 5 | FULL DAY WINE COUNTRY TOUR INCLUDING FARM/WINERY TOUR WITH THE OWNER AND WINEMAKER

Everyone's heard of Napa, but fewer are familiar with the incredible wines being produced out of California's Central Coast. 

Today, we are going to change that as you embark on a tailor-made Santa Barbara Wine Country experience with a knowledgeable local food and wine guide. You'll begin the day in the heart of the Pinot Noir region in Lompoc in the Cebada Canyon area. Here, the owner and winemaker of a renowned local winery will give the group an exclusive, private tour of her vineyards, winery, and farm. You'll enjoy an in-depth tasting here including sparkling wine right in the vineyards!

Following your time with the generous winemaker, you will enjoy lunch at the famous Hitching Post Restaurant and tasting room, where you will taste wine and fill up on a casual lunch. After lunch, you will head to the uber-charming Danish village of Solvang, where a pastry tasting will be waiting for you. But don't fill up yet! Your last stop is in the quaint village of Los Olivos for a wine tasting at Stolpman's (a Belfrē partner winery!) tasting room. There will be a bit of time to wander charming Los Olivos before heading back to Santa Barbara for the evening.

Day 4

Saturday, November 6 | DAY AT LEISURE

Today is yours to enjoy!  We have exciting optional activities available for guests who are interested, or you can simply have a free day to walk, shop, and explore Downtown Santa Barbara. Amy Schiavo will be available to join guests at tasting rooms, as well!

Optional Activities:
Private Charter Sailing Excursion - Guests will be treated to a 2-hour private sailing charter along the waterfront aboard a fabulous sailboat complete with wine, beer, gourmet snacks, local guides and marine biologists on board. With a beautiful backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Channel Islands in the distance, you may even catch sight of  sea lions and dolphins. Per person price at 8 guests: $440

Beach Horseback Ride with Wine Tasting - Ride 90 minutes along the bluffs or beach on pristine coastline of the Carpinteria/Summerland region. Both rides offer glorious vistas & intimate views of beautiful beach-front mansions and celebrity hideaways. After your ride, you'll be treated to a unique wine tasting in the up-and-coming, funky, and cool Haley Street Corridor. The tasting will take place right in the barrel room of a locally-owned winery, in an area of the city primarily frequented only by locals. Price per person at 8 guests: $230

Day 5

Sunday, November 7 | Private Airport Departure Transfer

Pick-up at Palihouse Hotel with drop-off at Santa Barbara Airport

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Double Occupancy:  $3450 per person

Single Occupancy:  $4750 per person

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Price includes 4-nights at dowtown Santa Barbara boutique hotel, round-trip private airport transfers from Santa Barbara airport, 2 private tasting tours with food and wine experiences and transportation, taxes, and tour gratuities.

*Price does not include round-trip airfare to Santa Barbara, travel protection, or optional activities as presented

Deposit:  30% non-refundable deposit due at time of booking

Final Payment: September 12th, 2021