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Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

Wine Weekend in Solvang

Solvang, California

Wine & Dine

Velkommen to Solvang, a historic Danish village that will indulge all your senses in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country.

EXPERIENCE DETAILS

Highlights

  • Escape to Denmark without leaving Southern California thanks to Solvang, a historic Danish village in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country
  • Taste five of the more than 120 wineries and vineyards in the Santa Ynez and Santa Maria Valleys
  • Stay at The Landsby, a newly-renovated and innovative boutique hotel that captures Scandinavian style in the heart of the city
  • Take a private hot-air balloon ride on your final morning, getting a birds-eye view of everything you’ve experienced
  • Enjoy the best of Danish dining, with locally-sourced ingredients and farm-to-table meals at the best spots in town
Founded in the early 20th century by a group of Danes who hoped to escape the cold, midwestern winters, Solvang offers a taste of Denmark food, style and culture in the heart of Santa Barbara’s wine country. Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, with average temperatures ranging between 54 and 76 degrees, Solvang’s early settlers surely succeeded in their goal of building a Scandinavian paradise in Southern California. 

With more than 120 wineries and vineyards, get a taste at five of them over your three-day getaway. On day one, explore two vineyards in the nearby Santa Maria Valley, known for the "Santa Maria spice," a subtle sandalwood note derived from the distinctive terroir and hilly terrain formed by ancient sand dunes. The next day, bike through the Santa Ynez Valley with stops along the way to taste the grapes you’re pedaling past. 

With more than just wine to tickle your taste buds, you’ll also enjoy meals at several favorite local spots, with locally-sourced ingredients and farm-to-table food that celebrates the town’s European heritage. Breakfast, the meal Danes are known for, is served at your hotel’s restaurant Mad and Vin (Danish for food and wine) or pop into one of the nearby authentic Danish bakeries for a delicious pastry.

Your hotel offers more than just Danish cuisine, with hints of traditional Scandinavian aesthetic all around The Landsby. This innovative, boutique hotel is recently remodeled with bright and open guestrooms finished with blonde woods, updated bathrooms and stunning artwork commissioned from regional artists. Your room captures Scandinavian style while offering charming views into the heart of downtown Solvang.

Spend your final day up in the air, starting with an early-morning, hot-air balloon ride soaring over the valley for a birds-eye view of all you’ve experienced. While it ends with your private flight home, both flights are sure to create memories you won’t soon forget.

ITINERARY

Day One
  • Picked up from home via black car
  • Depart the Bay Area (San Jose) via private aircraft
  • Arrive to Santa Maria Airport
  • Head directly to a nearby vineyard for a tasting paired with lunch
  • Watch the sunset over the Santa Ynez Valley as you enjoy a tasting at a local vineyard
  • Check into your room at The Landsby
  • Welcome happy hour at the hotel bar
  • Dinner at a Santa Ynez restaurant known for sourcing local ingredients
Meals:Lunch, Dinner
Day Two
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Start the morning with an electric bike tour in the area and then hop in a vehicle for the second half, which includes tastings at local vineyards
  • Take a break from the tastings for a picnic lunch
  • Private painting class in a vineyard accompanied by wine
  • Time to relax after a day of wine tasting or continue exploring town on your own
  • Dinner at a local fine dining restaurant
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Three
  • Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon basket reserved just for our group with a champagne toast to follow
  • Private brunch at a favorite spot in town
  • Check out of the hotel
  • Depart Santa Maria via private aircraft and have a casual lunch onboard
  • Transported home via black car
Accommodations, activities, and restaurants are subject to change in the travel industry. Any necessary modifications will be updated here and Manifest will ensure the modifications are in keeping with the original intention and quality of the outlined trip.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Black car service between your home and a private terminal at San Jose International Airport
    • Round-trip flights on private aircraft to/from Santa Maria
    • All transportation in California as per the itinerary
    • Two nights at The Landsby
    • All meals, activities, fees, and gratuities as per the itinerary

ACCOMMODATIONS

    • The Landsby
    • Deluxe King Rooms
    • Elegant rooms with touches of traditional Scandinavian design
    • Restaurant onsite which focuses on pairing wine with its farm to table menu
    • Situated right in downtown Solvang within walking distance of shops and dining

WHAT TO BRING

    • 2 Sets of casual outfits for day touring
    • 2 Sets of semi-formal outfits for dining
    • 1 Jacket for cool nights
    • Versatile footwear
    • Personal toiletries
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottle
    • Camera

FAQ

Can I go on this trip with a friend or family member and not my significant other?
Of course!  This trip is meant to be enjoyed with another individual.  If you would like to wine and dine with a friend or family member, it makes no difference to us.

If I buy wine from the vineyard or winery, can I take it back with me on the plane?
If the items fit in your suitcase, then it’s no problem transporting on the plane.  However, if the items are too large, then it will have to be shipped back.  Please contact your Manifest Representative and they can arrange shipping for you.

I’ve never been in a hot air balloon.  What can I expect?
Hot air ballooning is such a unique experience as opposed to regular flight.  You’ll meet your pilots at the crack of dawn, get to watch the crew prepare your balloon with some photo ops in between setup, and then go for a private flight lasting about an hour.  Champagne will then be waiting for you once you’re back on land.  Because of the cool mornings, we recommend bringing layers and a hat for taller individuals.  We understand hot air ballooning might not be for everyone, so if you would prefer to explore town on your own or sleep in, that is totally ok too.

dollar 5,190 pp

double occupancy (members only trip)

Nov 19 - Nov 21,

2021

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