Los Alamos, California – Why You Really Should Visit Soon

Los Alamos California is located 45 miles north of Santa Barbara. This charming little town has become a destination for visitors who appreciate wine, food, art, and antiques. Everywhere you go, you are struck by how friendly everyone is.

Bedford Winery

It’s easy to find your way around the Los Alamos. There’s a single street in the business district and it’s the one you drive in on from Hwy. 101. We visited recently while wine tasting in the Santa Barbara area.
We decided to park our car and explore the small town on foot. Our first stop was Bedford Winery where we visited with Stephan Bedford. Both the conversation and the wines were great and we walked away with some fabulous wines including a dry Gewurtraminer.



Casa Dumetz - Los Alamos California Our next stop was Casa Dumetz, owned by actor and director, Emilio Estevez and his fiancee Sonja Magdevsk, who is also the wine maker. They use grapes grown at their Malibu estate as well as grapes from throughout the Santa Ynez Valley.

We loved the wines and the friendly charm of the tasting room hostess, Chloe. They host a speaker series on Friday evenings on a variety of different topics and everyone is invited to join in.


Victorian Mansion

We spent the night at the Victorian Mansion. This unique bed and breakfast offers six themed rooms. After we checked in, the hostess, Denise gave us a tour of the inn so we got to see all of the rooms.

We stayed in the Roman Suite where we slept in a chariot and stepped up into a huge soaking tub to relax our worries away. The attention to detail was amazing!

Victorian Mansion Los Alamos, California

Next time, we want to try the 50s Suite, which features a 1956 Cadillac convertible parked at a romantic drive-in movie. There are neon lights, a mood-setting snack bar mural, inviting fireplace and private hot tub. A fun blast to the past!



If you visit, be sure to dine at Full of Life Flatbread. The flatbread pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven using local woods and local, seasonal ingredients. They have specialty pizzas as well as entrees that change weekly. The food is sensational. Leave room for dessert. Our favorite is the s’mores, homemade marshmallow oven-roasted atop Chocolate Espresso Cookies with Chocolate Sauce.

There are a number of other restaurants that locals recommend. You’ll also find interesting art and antique shops to browse. Park your car on Bell Street to explore Los Alamos California on foot!

Los Alamos California – Addresses & Telephone Numbers

Bedford Winery
Address: 448 Bell St., Los Alamos California 93440
Telephone: (805) 344-2107
Open daily 11AM – 5PM

Casa Dumetz
Address: 388 Bell St., Los Alamos California 93440
Telephone: (805) 344-1900
Open Thurs. Noon-7PM; Fri. – Sat. 11AM – 7PM; Sun. 11AM – 6PM

Victorian Mansion
Address: 326 Bell St., Los Alamos California 93440
Telephone: (805) 344-1300

Full of Life
Address: 225 Bell St., Los Alamos California 93440
Telephone: (805) 344-4400
Open Thurs. 5PM – 9PM; Fri. – Sat. 5PM – 10PM; Sun. 4PM – 8PM


Santa Barbara County Wine Tasting

Melville Winery - Santa Barbara

Melville Winery

Many world class wineries are scattered through Santa Barbara County. This is area is especially known for their fabulous Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah wines. Click Here to learn more about specific wineries that you don’t want to miss!

Ultimate Guide to California Golf Vacations

California Golf VacationsPlan your California golf vacations here. You’ll be happy to discover that there are fabulous golf courses in all of California’s wine regions. Learn about California golf courses. Combine both golf trips and wine tasting for a fun-filled getaway. Enjoy romantic restaurants, unique hotels, and other fun activities as well.

Hit the links soon to practice your golf swing. Enjoy a day outdoors. Challenge yourself to sink those putts. Wherever you are headed, you’ll find a golf course that’s perfect for you. Pack your golf clubs, print free wine tasting coupons, and head to the wine region of your choice.

men golfing Ready to play a round of golf?
Click on the region you are interested in. Find a list of golf courses with direct links to their websites. Find contact information and descriptions for each wine region. You’ll find challenging championship courses as well as more casual 9-hole courses. Make your reservations soon!
 

California Golf Vacations – Northern California

Napa Valley
There are both private and public courses located throughout the Napa Valley. Most are par 72.

Sonoma
Sonoma County is a large, spread out area. There are a large number of golf courses. Some are located right on the coast, while most are inland. Courses range from Par 29 to 72. There are approximately 7 choices that are under Par 72.

Lodi
The Lodi region has a host of terrific courses in the city of Lodi, Stockton, Woodbridge, Acampo, and Galt. Most are Par 72.

Tracy
This new wine region includes golf courses in Tracy, Banta, and Patterson. All are Par 72.

California Delta
Courses in this area include golf courses in Bethel Island, Discovery Bay, Rio Vista, Walnut Grove, and Stockton.

Yosemite Area
There’s one golf courses located within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park with other courses located in Sonora, Groveland, Alwahnee, and Coarsegold.

Amador County
You’ll find golf courses in Ione and Pioneer.

Calaveras County
Golf in the Sierras in Murphys, Angeles Camp, Valley Spring, and Copperopolis.

Nevada County
Head to Grass Valley for wine tasting and golf!

Placer County
Seven choices located in Auburn or Loomis.

El Dorado County
Find golf courses in Cameron Park, Camino, Placerville, Rescue, El Dorado Hills, and Cool. Ranging from Par 29-72.

Lake Tahoe
Play a round of golf at California’s most beautiful lake. Find golf courses around the lake to fit your ability and your budget.

Mendocino
These golf courses are located in Little River, Ukiah, and Willits.

Lake County
Enjoy wine tasting around Clear Lake and play a round of golf in Loch Lomond, Kelseyville, Lakeport, and Cobb.

California Golf Vacations – Central California

Monterey
Monterey is famous for its many championship courses. These include Pebble Beach Golf Course. Courses are located in Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside, and Pebble Beach.

Santa Cruz
Find gorgeous courses located in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek, Aptos, and Watsonville.

Santa Barbara
Enjoy a round of golf at courses in Santa Barbara and Goleta.

San Luis Obispo
Beautiful Central Coast courses located in San Luis Obispo, Nipomo, Morro Bay, Avila Beach, Arroyo Grande, and Grover Beach.

Paso Robles
You’ll find courses in Paso Robles and Atascadero.

Ventura
Variety of courses from Par 27-72. Courses in Ventura, Somis, Oxnard, Santa Paul, Ojai, Port Hueneme, Camarillo, and Fillmore.

Livermore
Terrific courses located in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.

California Golf Vacations – Southern California

Temecula
Courses range from Par 27-72. This is an area known for its great golf courses.

San Diego
San Diego is a large city. You’ll find courses where you can golf right along the coast and a wide variety of inland courses as well. A popular California Golf Vacation destination!

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We would love to hear from you. Where do you like to go on California Golf Vacations?