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Buellton site in film “Sideways” home to new winery

By   /  Friday, May 17th, 2019  /  Top Story  /  Comments Off on Buellton site in film “Sideways” home to new winery

Visitors who recall tasting at the rustic Sanford Winery shack that appeared in the  movie “Sideways” or at Alma Rosa when it was located there are likely to be especially interested in the opening of the new Peake Ranch Winery and tasting room at the landmark site. Peake Ranch began welcoming the public in a Read More →

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Peake Ranch opens winery at landmark site in Buellton

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Columns, Destinations, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Peake Ranch opens winery at landmark site in Buellton

Visitors who recall tasting at the rustic Sanford Winery shack that appeared in the movie “Sideways” or at Alma Rosa when it was located there are likely to be especially interested in the opening of the new Peake Ranch Winery and tasting room at the landmark site. Peake Ranch began welcoming the public in a Read More →

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Hitching Post Wines in Buellton opens tasting room

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2018  /  Central Coast, Columns, Destinations, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Hitching Post Wines in Buellton opens tasting room

The Hitching Post II restaurant in Buellton enjoyed some high-profile exposure in the 2004 movie “Sideways.” A scene early in the film shows aspiring author Miles and his pal Jack walking along Highway 246 and up to the restaurant, where the roadside Hitching Post sign glows brightly in the twilight. They sit down at the Read More →

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10 years after ‘Sideways’ screen debut, Miles and Jack roll on

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Top Stories, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on 10 years after ‘Sideways’ screen debut, Miles and Jack roll on

  As Santa Barbara County vintners mark the 10th anniversary of the movie “Sideways,” the characters whose spirited antics propelled the film have moved on to the stage and to new episodes in fiction that celebrate the allure of wines. Author Rex Pickett, whose novel became an award-winning film directed by Alexander Payne, has continued Read More →

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‘Sideways’ and up: Santa Ynez Valley readies for film’s 10th anniversary

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on ‘Sideways’ and up: Santa Ynez Valley readies for film’s 10th anniversary

“I woke up and everything was different,” said Frank Ostini, owner of The Hitching Post II. “Reservation requests at the restaurant literally tripled and we’ve never looked back.”

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Raising a glass to seven years of wining, dining and writing

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2011  /  Columns  /  2 Comments

For more than seven years, I’ve been drinking wine and calling it “research.”

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