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Pls. Recommend a Winery with Cheese Tastings in Santa Barbara

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annabananaoc Jun 26, 2007 11:20 PM

My husband and I will be in Santa Barbara soon and we would like to visit a winery that also has a cheese tasting since I am pregnant and won't be able to do the wine tasting part of the tour. Can you all recommend some places in SB or nearby? Thanks so much!!

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    majmaj4 RE: annabananaoc Jun 27, 2007 12:30 PM

    I am sorry, but I am not aware of any with both wine and cheese. You could stop by C'est Cheese in Santa Barbara on your way out to the wine area, to bring your own supplies.

    Sunstone has a nice facility and view from the patio. The town of Los Olivos has a large number of tasting rooms, several have little shops along with art gallerys and other cute shops that you could visit while your husband tastes wine.

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      glbtrtr RE: majmaj4 Jun 27, 2007 03:33 PM

      Isn't there such a place close to Lompoc, at the "Y" intersection near HomeDepot that has both wine and cheese tastings?

      Good places for cheese - agree, excellent is C'est Cheese, next to excellent Our Daily Bread for some very good rolls and cibatta. And Via Maestra 42 on upper State Street has a good cheese selection too, along with good picnic and deli items.

      Hungry Cat has a cheese plate dessert which should be interesting to try - wonder what they select. Their "bleu cheese" on their PubBurger is what puts it in the gourmet stratosphere so they seem to know their cheeses.

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      littlestevie RE: annabananaoc Jun 27, 2007 04:09 PM

      The only one that I can think of is Tolosa Winery in SLO county and that may be too much of a drive from SB. If I remember they do it on Sat. afternoons. Most of the other wineries will just have cheese pairing on special occasions such as open house weekends.

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        Jeters RE: littlestevie Jun 27, 2007 04:40 PM

        In Santa Barbara, East Beach Winery (I think thats the name, its the one on Milpas) does a wine and cheese tasting every friday, I think? they get thier cheese from C'est Cheese.

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        glbtrtr RE: annabananaoc Jun 27, 2007 06:10 PM

        Here is a possibility in Sovang - not been there but came across the website for cheese and wine pairings at the "Epicurian Picnic":

        http://www.epicureanpicnic.com/

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