This weekend, I grabbed a few friends and headed up to Santa Barbara's back country to check on the spring wildflowers, which I'd heard were radiant right now. On Saturday morning, we gathered up the picnic baskets, sparkling wine, cameras and the dogs, and took a drive up to Los Olivos to visit Figueroa Mountain, famous for its spring blossoms
If you're lucky enough to be in a location that' in full bloom, I urge you to go check it out! The views were spectacular, the flowers vibrant, and the sparkling wine was the perfect addition to the sunny afternoon. One hill was covered in bright orange California poppies and purple lupen...a real feast for the eyes (and I mean that literally - I remembered to bring allergy medicine!!)
Where do you take your wines? What places make you happy while you enjoy a glass of fine wine? We'd like to know, so leave your comments below!