Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gourmet October

Coming to Santa Barbara in October? Our local Conference and Visitors Bureau has outdone themselves this year in putting together a culinary delight for our October visitors. Now in its third year, Epicure.SB is a month long event featuring our best restaurants, wineries, cooking classes and more.  

Check out the full menu at and stay with us at the Cheshire Cat Inn

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Santa Barbara Winery and Oceana Winery

Santa Barbara Winery Tasting Room
For our second stop on the Urban Wine trail, we went back into the Funk Zone to visit two wineries. The first one is Santa Barbara’s oldest, the Santa Barbara Winery. Founded in 1962 by Pierre Lafond they were the first winery to open in Santa Barbara since the prohibition. We have been pouring their Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc at our Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast Inn, the Cheshire Cat Inn, for several years. They are open 10 – 5 daily and probably have the best price for tasting on the trail at only $5.00 a tasting. The staff are friendly and you can also buy wine by the glass and enjoy their patio.

Oreana Winery Patio
Directly across the road is the  Oreana Winery, just eight years old. They took over an old tire shop and converted it into a winery and tasting room.  Open 10 – 5 daily and the cost of their tasting is $10.00. Wine also available by the glass or bottle and they have a patio, which you’ll find hopping on the weekends. They often have special parties, so check out the web site to see when their next event is.

These tasting rooms are located on the corner of Anacapa and Yanonali, 2 blocks from the beach and about 1 ½ miles from the Cheshire Cat Inn

Innkeeper Cheshire Cat Bed and Breakfast Inn

Monday, September 5, 2011

Santa Barbara Happy Hours

There is a new web site listing 120 of the Happy Hours in Santa Barbara , (  You can sort them by time, location and type so you can  pre plan before you arrive at the Cheshire Cat Inn.

Innkeeper Cheshire Cat Bed and Breakfast Inn