Go SIDEWAYS with Rex Pickett
We love taking our private luxury tour guests up past Santa Barbara to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley for a visit to wineries located in that region and made popular by the success of the film Sideways. The drive to the Santa Ynez Valley in our luxury vehicle is spent watching the movie on the built-in 22″ flat screen monitor with surround sound. The all day tour visits a number of select wineries from the film for wine tasting sessions (and wine purchases, we have lots of cargo space) as well as a fine lunch in one of the better restaurants.
Now, for a special treat, we can make arrangements for Rex Pickett to join us on the tour. Rex is the author of the novel that became the film, and the writer of the audience pleasing Sideways – The Play now in production in Santa Monica. Rex has also published Vertical, the sequel to Sideways. Our guests on the Sideways Tour with Rex Pickett can talk about Hollywood and filmmaking (Rex is also a screenwriter and director), wine, golf, and many of the other topics that interest them and Rex. We will defer to Rex to decide which wineries to visit and make special arrangements with the vintners for preferred tasting sessions. Also, dinner will be at the Hitching Post, Rex’s favorite place to eat and a principal location in the novel, movie and play.
One final note on the Sideways Tour with Rex Pickett, we will offer the option to fly to Santa Ynez in the guests’ choice of helicopter: the very comfortable jet Eurocopter TwinStar or our newest aircraft, the only Sikorsky S76 corporate jet helicopter on the west coast! All our tours are custom so the guests are free to determine how they want to visit our local wine country.