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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.
Everyone who lives at the zoo is eagerly anticipating two evenings of music right there on the zoo grounds. Here is an opportunity for us people to visit the zoo late in the day, listen to all different kinds of music, eat all different kinds of food, and watch the animals sing and dance like a Disney movie.
OK, that last part will probably not happen (but we can hope!). Still, this is a wonderful opportunity to visit the zoo as the sun sets and see the night time critters become active while the day folks doze off.
On July 13th the bands will present a wide range of pop, rock and jazz music as Best of Music L.A. The July 27th event will focus on world music in an evening called Global Fusion. Both evenings are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are available in advance.
The Los Angeles Zoo is located in the northeast corner of Griffith Park across from the Autry Western Heritage Museum. Our private luxury tour guests enjoying Beverly Hills and Hollywood will have us take them to the zoo to photograph their visit and let their children see something they like better than celebrity homes. Lions, tigers and bears instead of Judy Garland and Bert Lahr, oh my!