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Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley to return Mother’s Day Weekend

Posted at 8:11 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 23:11:39-04

The Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley will return in May for its 2019 season.

It will run every weekend beginning May 11 for Mother’s Day Weekend and lasting through October 13.

“This is a uniquely exciting and affordable way to explore our world-class wine country,” said Jennifer Harrison, the director of the Visitors Bureau. “You get to head into the vineyards to taste local wines, and on your way back, you can also stop in Old Town Orcutt to enjoy fine dining, local craft beer, shopping and more, all while experiencing the charm of riding a trolley.”

The trolley’s route begins at Costa de Oro Wine Tasting room in Santa Maria and makes stops at Presq’ile Winery, Cottonwood Canyon Winery, and Old Town Orcutt before returning to Costa de Oro.

Guests can stop at the wineries and locations that they choose and then catch up with the trolley as it completes a loop.

Tickets cost $10 in advance or $18 when purchasing tickets at the trolley.

It runs on Saturdays and Sundays, every 60 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will also be an additional route from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., but it excludes Cottonwood Canyon and Presq’ile wineries.

This is the third season for the trolley, which is put on by the City of Santa Maria and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Core Winery
    105 W. Clark Ave., Old Orcutt
  • Costa de Oro Winery
    1331 S. Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria
  • Cottonwood Canyon Winery
    3940 Dominion Road, Santa Maria
  • cnagy Wine Tasting Room
    145 S. Gary St., Ste 103, Old Orcutt
  • Old Town Market
    405 E. Clark Ave., Old Orcutt
  • Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
    614 S. Broadway, Santa Maria
  • Vino et Amicis Wine Bar
    165 S. Broadway, Old Orcutt
  • Woody’s Butcher Block
    700 E. Main St., Santa Maria