Most people when traveling to Santa Barbara County especially wine country visit Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez , Lompoc, Los Olivos and Los Alamos. They usually forget about the town of Santa Maria, the regions best keep secret.
Santa Maria Valley is the most northern Appellation of Santa Barbara County’s AVAs. You might say the area is made up of three towns, Santa Maria, Orcutt and Old Town Orcutt because they are all intertwined. A visit to Santa Maria must include visiting Old Town Orcutt.