Drive an electric vehicle to the vineyards of Santa Barbara County and Willamette Valley
Take a detour from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and head northwest to Santa Barbara’s wine country. Santa Barbara’s wines are superb and varied, thanks to the county’s topography, which ranges from hot interior valleys in the east (great for Bordeaux varieties) to more westerly, ocean-cooled zones around Lompoc (terrific for Pinot Noir). More than 50 varieties thrive here, in five separate appellations.
Your first winery, Presqu’ile, clocks in at 150 miles away. Be sure to stop for a charge in Oxnard and