Welcome to our Photo Tour of the Santa Ynez Valley. This features pictures from Santa Ynez, Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, and Ballard ... and soon, pictures from the town that's at the north edge of the Valley: Los Alamos.

These pictures are copyrighted material, and should not be copied or used for commercial purposes. The photographers currently include Lori Morris and Vicki Mitchell.

If you are a photographer and would like to participate, please contact us via the email link at the bottom of our home page.


Photos by Lori Morris

Figueroa Mountain

Santa Ynez Gold - Foxen Canyon Road in Springtime

Solvang Silhouette of Windmill

"Headin' Home" - Taken on 101 in Los Olivos area

"Round Up" - Taken on 101 in Los Olivos area

"Horsin' Around" - Miniature Horse Farm - Alamo Pintado Rd.

"Quiet Evening" - Los Olivos, Hwy 154 and Figueroa Mtn. Road, the old Fitzgerald Barn

Zaca Lake - Northeast of Santa Ynez Valley

Green Hills and Gold Fields - Farm below the Mission

Santa Ines Mission - Solvang

"A Wise Old Oak" - Armor Ranch Road - Classic Santa Ynez Look

Windmill in a Summer Field - Hwy 154 and Solvang (246) Exit

Lake Cachuma - from Highway 154

Solitary Pine - Happy Canyon Road looking northeast

Wild mustard - Highway 101 just south of Buellton

Zaca Lake - Northeast of Santa Ynez Valley

Hwy 154 east of Solvang - Looking towards Santa Ynez Airport

Highway 154 between Solvang and Los Olivos - Looking north

Curtis Winery - Alamo Pintado Road (Formerly Carey Cellars)

Green & Gold - Buellton farm behind Zaca Creek Restaurant


Photos by Vicki Mitchell

"Nojoqui Falls" - Nojoqui Falls is located in Nojoqui Falls County Park six miles south of Solvang on Alisal Road.

"Old Santa Ynez Chapel" - This beautiful little chapel, built in 1891, is located at Lincoln and Tivola Streets in Santa Ynez.

"Wine Country" - Oak trees and vineyards are a familiar sight throughout the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.

"Santa Ynez Valley Farm" - This scenic farm is visible from Highway 246 near Old Mission Santa Ynez.

"View from Fredensborg Canyon Road" - Historic Wulff windmill is bordered by white fencing on Fredensborg Canyon Road.

"The Maverick Saloon" - The Maverick Saloon can be found in Old Town Santa Ynez on Sagunto Street at Meadowvale.

"Pumpkin Field" - Santa Ynez Valley pumpkin fields are popular places to visit in the fall.

"Flowers Along Meadowvale Road" - Flowers and cow pasture meet on Meadowvale Road in Santa Ynez.

"Ballard School" - This little red schoolhouse has been in daily use in Ballard since 1882.

"Mattei's Tavern" - Historic Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos opened as a stagecoach stop in 1886.

About the Photographer

Vicki Mitchell has been photographing the Santa Ynez Valley for the past three years.  She is a member of the Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley and has done work for The Guest magazine and the Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau.  Vicki owns her own business, Victoria's Photos, and sells photo cards at El Rancho Marketplace, Casa Sagunto, Los Olivos Vintners, and Sage of Santa Ynez.  Small matted photos may also be purchased at Sage.



Photo Gallery by Dave Retz
Images by Dave Retz, Santa Ynez Valley