After spending a few days in Los Angeles and then in Santa Barbara, we continued north driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur. The drive is about 4 hours from Santa Barbara to Treebones, where we stayed in Big Sur. So, on the way to Big Sur we stopped at Daou Vineyards in Paso Robles for lunch.
Daou Vineyards has stunning panoramic views of Paso Robles. The winery was founded by two brothers and is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. Jeremy and I enjoyed a wine flight tasting and lunch while enjoying the view of the rolling hills. Since it was the middle of the week Daou Vineyards wasn’t extremely crowded. However, I can only imagine how busy it gets on the weekends.
Unfortunately we could only stay for a couple of hours, because we had to get to Big Sur before dark. Parts of the Pacific Coast Highway are still blocked off due to the landslide, so we had to be extra careful on our drive. Instead of continuing to drive up the coast, we had to go inland and then up and down the mountains to make it to Big Sur. The drive ended up being one of our favorite parts of our trip. We experienced parts of the California landscape that we may otherwise never see again once the highway is fixed.
My new favorite shirt is a California bear top I just happened to see in one of the store fronts in Solvang. I’ve been wearing it on repeat.
Treebones in Big Sur
Next post I’ll be recapping our glamping adventures at Treebones in Big Sur!