Situated just two hours north of Los Angeles, four hours from the Silicon Valley, and only 30 minutes from Santa Barbara lies the Santa Ynez Valley. On arrival, prepare to be enveloped in a landscape of vineyards, horse ranches, farms and schoolhouses. Travel back in time to where simple pleasures, open spaces, grassy fields, bright orange poppies and warm sunny days are found.
Over the last decade, the Valley has become one of the best-kept secrets of the celebrity crowd. Those in the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area have also found it to be a worthwhile alternative to Napa. The geography is more airy and open, and combined with a coastal influence, it offers a buyer far better land value than the Napa Valley. All those who are fortunate enough to live in Santa Ynez closely guard its quiet serenity.