Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 6 May 2013

Vistas, Vineyards and Ostriches

Photo of Ostriches at Santa Ynez winery

Wine and Big Birds on a Private Adventure Tour

You might not think of the Santa Ynez Valley just north of Santa Barbara, CA as a significant wine region, though it is (have you not seen the film SIDEWAYS?).  You might also not regard it is a major ostrich farming area either.  A trip to this beautiful valley with us by private van or luxury helicopter will convince you otherwise.  There are over 100 wineries throughout the valley bottling wonderful vintages made from more than 55 varieties of grapes.  And there is one large ostrich farm, Ostrichland, in Buellton.  Ostriches and emus of all ages and sizes roam the ranch.  While you can buy ostrich eggs and meat in the gift shop, Ostrichland is a really a zoo environment where visitors can interact with the giant Australian birds and thoroughly enjoy the experience.

We can arrange a private wine country tour for you originating in Los Angeles, Hollywood or Beverly Hills.  You may choose to fly to Santa Ynez by helicopter.  Or, you can enjoy the scenic drive up along the Pacific shoreline and over the Coastal Range in our comfortable luxury van.  We will even have a copy of SIDEWAYS that you can watch on the built-in 23″ flatscreen monitor.  Even more special, we might be able to arrange to have Rex Pickett, the author of the novel Sideways join us on the trip and guide us through his favorite wine drinking destinations.

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