From its quaint, small town feel and tasting rooms to its rolling hills and vineyards, it’s no wonder fans fell in love with Buellton in the movie Sideways. It put the Santa Barbara Wine Country on the map! Fans and locals alike can enjoy Ostrich Land and check out the Days Inn windmill made famous by the film. Or enjoy renowned fine dining at the Hitching Post II, the infamous “Home of the Original Split Pea Soup” at Andersen’s Pea Soup Restaurant, or tour the wineries on their own or with one of the many organized tours. Travel west on Hwy 246 from Buellton and you’ll arrive in the Lompoc Valley, gateway to the cool-climate appellation of Santa Rita Hills wine country which produces world-class pinot noir and chardonnay. To enjoy these fine wines, visit Lompoc’s best kept secret, the Wine Ghetto, a cluster of boutique wineries and tasting rooms located downtown. The area erupts with colorful meadows and hillsides from May to September when the wildflowers bloom, and farther west you’ll find Jalama Beach and Ocean Beach, two rugged and pristine county parks.