Trips and Itineraries for Santa Maria
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Vintners Bar and Grill
Vintners Bar & Grill: Try nouveau-Asian dishes like coconut curry short rib with puffed beef tendon. Angaston; entrées US$27–US$30; vintners.com.auWineriesBrash Higgins: Brad Hickey experiments with varietals and ferments some wines in clay amphorae.D’Arenberg: This producer of killer Shirazes will add a new restaurant and cellar door in 2017. Jim Barry Riesling and Shiraz are the specialities at this winery.Nepenthe: One of the larger Adelaide Hills producers has an extensive range of bottling and a popular cellar door.Penfolds: Although this 172-year-old brand sources fruit from several regions in Australia, its main cellar door is in the Barossa Valley.Primo Estate: Joseph Grilli draws on his Italian heritage in his fresh takes on Colombard, Sangiovese, and Nebbiolo.SC Pannell: Stephen Pannell is making some of McLaren Vale’s most creative blends.Seppeltsfield: This historic Barossa Valley estate was recently restored and has great port-style wines.Shut the Gate: Taste their carefully crafted small-batch wines.Standish Wine Co: Winemaker Dan Standish makes terroir-driven red wines of exceptional depth and finesse.Tscharke Savagnin: Tempranillo, and Montepulciano are among the headliners at this inventive winery.Tour GuideBarossa Taste Sensations Jonathan Milne specialises in all four wine regions.
Weekend Getaways from Santa Maria
273 Kms from Santa Maria
This year February, i was in #LasAngles and got one day free for some sightseeing. I decided to go to Universal Studio. Being a non working day, It was a lot of crowd there. I started with the Simpson ride first and quite enjoy it. Then i was waiting in the queue for the tour bus of Universal Studio, where they take everyone to show around the sets of Hollywood and a lot more.There was one Korean girl standing next to me in the line and she requested if her friends can join in the line. I was ok with it so i said sure not a problem. She called her other Korean friend who joined her. After few minutes they asked if other friends join too, so i just smiled. I have been to Korea many times so i knew some basic Korean words. I just greeted them saying "anyohaseyo"(which means hello in Korean). They were more excited than surprised and then we started interacting throughout the ride. I came to know that two of them(Jeni and Kate) were settled in NYC since birth and visited other friend(Mini) who was settled in LA.As i was alone so they invited me to join them for the rest of the day. Mini was living in LA from a long time and had been to the theme park many times, so was the best local person who could help me :)