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Lunch In Los Olivos


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Lompoc Wine Tour – Flying Goat & Rusack

Day 2 in Lompoc, CA

Famous “Wine Ghetto” in Lompoc

The Lompoc Wine Ghetto is a unique collection of wineries, tasting rooms, and production facilities located off Pacific Coast Highway 1 and 12th Street. The Wine Ghetto has about 20 boutique tasting rooms to choose from.


Tasting #5

This is located at the ghetto.

A warehouse or storage is converted to tasting room.

The friend, wine enthusiast selected this place because of a variety of bubbles they produce. Only a few wineries sell bubbles in Lompoc.

Pinot Noir Flight ($15) is also available.

Pinot Noir Sparkling

I like Chardonnay Sparkling as well as Pinot Noir. He doesn’t like Chardonnay at all.

Soil in jars

Flying Goat Cellars
1520 E Chestnut Ct Unit A
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 736-9032
Bubbles Flight Fee $20


Tasting #6

On the way to Los Olivos, we stopped by another winery.

Overall best tasting experience on the trip
We got charcuterie and fig jam along with wines and a wonderful view.

Flight includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and 2 x Syrah.

Pinot Noir is beautiful.

Rusack Vineyards
1819 Ballard Canyon Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-1278
Tasting Flight Fee $15

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Lompoc Wine Tour – Dierberg & Melville

Tasting #3

Recommended by Brewer-Clifton

This place offers a tasting flight of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chardonnay and  Sauvignon Blanc
Colors are so different. Do you know which is which?

I prefer Syrah than Pinot Noir.

This is my favorite.

Although the tasting room and environment are amazingly beautiful, the server was not as enthusiastic as ones at previous two wineries. That would affect how we taste wines because a story behind makes us try to understand them fully or deeply. All the wines taste fairly good. Unfortunately I didn’t feel anything special here.

Dierberg Star Lane Vineyards
1280 Drum Canyon Rd
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 736-0757
Tasting Fee $20



Tasting #4

Another one recommended by Brewer-Clifton

There were three tasting flights available. We chose Valentine’s Day Specials.

Valentine’s Day Flight #1

Valentine’s Day Flight #2

NV Blanc De Noir (100% Pinot Noir)
I love the beautiful color. Forgot to take a picture that they mini cupcakes to pair. It was even more enjoyable.

Both series of Block M and Terraces are so delicious. Complex and mild. Some pleasant surprise for after taste. They offer a piece of brownie for Pinot Noir. I like to pair sweet with wine.

Vintage Cellar

We actually had tasting in the cellar. It was pretty cold in there (probably lower 50’s F/10’s C). It didn’t bother me at all once we start tasting. Wines are that good!

Best shot of beautiful scenery outside the winery

Melville Vineyards & Winery
5185 E Hwy 246
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-7030
Tasting Fee $20 (regular $15)

Happy Hour @ Hotel
They serve Beer & Wine too, but I had enough at this point. My husband and friend couple went out for dinner later the night, but I stayed in the hotel. I think I exceeded the alcohol amount I was comfortable.

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Lompoc Wine Tour – Loring & Brewer Clifton

Tasting #1

Pick Up Party @ Loring
Tasting 3 Chardonnay and 10+ Pinot Noir

They serve 10 different cheeses, nuts, sliders and so on. I’ve never seen this generous winery serving so much food and wine for free.

Cheeses are so tasty and complement wines.

This is my favorite.

Loring Wine Company
1034 W. Aviation Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 736-0053

Tasting #2

Tasting 3 Chardonnay and 3 Pinot Noir

“The Pinot Noir”
Clear ruby red. Fruity. I love their Pinot Noir

329 N F St
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-9184
Tasting Flight $20

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Lompoc Wine Tour – Cajun Kitchen Cafe

After 2.5 hours drive from our friends house in Hacienda Heights, we were almost there in Lompoc, CA

Brunch before wine tasting

Menu #1

Menu #2

Beignets $5

Cornmeal (included in meal)

Jambalaya & Eggs $12.50

Cajun Kitchen Cafe
1508 N H St
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-7877


Breakfast @ Starbucks before heading to friends house

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WTT National Day 3

Around 7:00am, he started a day with yoga as usual.

I instead relaxed and enjoyed coffee & muffin on the balcony.

Then he had a warm-up before the last match.

Here is the venue for his team Day 3.

Although he and his partner played well, the team didn’t win 😦

Before heading back to LA, we stopped by a local diner for lunch.

California Avocado Cheeseburger $10.95

Too tired to have dinner on the night.

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WTT Nationals – Day 2

I felt too sick to get up to go cheer for his morning match at 8am. By sleeping in till 10 or so, I got recovered around 11.

Went to watch his match in the afternoon.

Got hungry and had an energy bar (from Tesloop)

We were relaxing a bit in the hotel room after.

Team dinner: Four teams from LA gathered at Yard House.

Shared a single scoop of Ben & Jerry’s after dinner.

I slept and ate enough, then felt great to go out for a night pool/Jacuzzi.