This summer, Santa Maria Valley invites you to leave the driving to someone else and explore local wineries and tasting rooms on the Santa Maria Wine Trolley.
Starting at Costa de Oro Winery, wine trolley participants can explore Santa Maria Valley at their own pace, without feeling rushed or on someone else's agenda. While the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes, passengers can step on and off at their convenience. A complete schedule of the Wine Trolley's stops is available online. Decals on the trolley windows include a QR code directing back to the schedule on the Santa Maria Valley website as well.
Stops include Amplify Wines; Old Orcutt at Broadway & Clark, where travelers can explore quaint shops, delicious restaurants and inviting tasting rooms; Costa de Oro Winery, located next to a favorite barbecue pit stop–Cool Hand Luke's; and Cottonwood Canyon Winery.
"The Wine Trolley not only offers a great way to explore many of our amazing wineries, restaurants and shops in the area," Jennifer Harrison, Santa Maria Valley's Tourism Director, said. "It's a fun and affordable way to explore the Santa Maria Valley!"
Hours of operation:
The Wine Trolley runs Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, May 20 – October 16, 2022 (including Memorial Day & Labor Day)
10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., step on and step off at your convenience.
Cost is $15 per person in advance and $18 per person at the trolley. Tickets cover trolley transportation only.
Purchase tickets in advance at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau at 614 S. Broadway in Santa Maria.
Additional information available at santamariavalley.com/wine-country/santa-maria-valley-wine-trolley/