A savvy traveler shows us there’s more here than State Street and the wharf
Instead of Santa Ynez Valley wine country:
Ditch the drive over the pass to wine country this time and taste as any biped should: on foot.
A cluster of wineries in the industrial hood locals know as the Funk Zone are pouring the area’s famous Pinot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet grapes.
We like Kunin Wines (pictured; $10 tasting; 28 Anacapa St.; 805/963-9633), in a WWII Army barrack turned tasting room. The honeysuckle-ish Viognier is a great pour.