Santa Ynez Valley - California, USA

Notes from the road

California Dreaming

Fall is a great time to taste, sip and savour Sonoma County, California, where the newly redone 25-room Farmhouse Inn and Spa is the ultimate basecamp. Cycle right out from the driveway to explore vineyard roads that’ll take you to the charming town of Healdsburg and then well beyond.

Farmhouse’s brother-and-sister owners, Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, raise all bars. Near Santa Barbara, meanwhile, we love the winding, picturesque vineyard and horse farm roads around Los Olivos, where filmmakers shot both Sideways and Seabiscuit. The Fess Parker Wine Valley Inn & Spa is our home away from home in Santa Barbara, all year long.

The Gray & Co. Team