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Rancho Sisquoc

Drove out to Rancho Sisquoc today with some excellent tasting companions. This is the second oldest winery in Santa Barbara County, according to its tasting room staff.

It was fairly busy there for a late Sunday afternoon. Foxen Canyon Road, the route of approach, was same path that Gen. Fremont took on his trip to claim California for the union. He didn’t lose his cannon til he got a ways down the trail.

The small tasting room makes you feel like you're in a cool old barn.

This icebox dates to the late 1880s, when the land grant on which the ranch now sits was acquired in entirety from Mexico.

What can I say? I must have been 6 or 7 when I learned that when there were old skulls around, you were in a cool place.

A lovely picnic ground is a great place to enjoy some wine and a snack. Great winery, worth the drive.


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