Event: 2017 Farmstead Harvest Festival

Third Annual Harvest Festival at the Farmstead Join us for pumpkins, pony rides, face painting, and meet the Clydesdales at Folded Hills Farmstead. Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon. Saturday, October 21st 3p.m. - 6p.m. 2323 Old Coast Hwy Gaviota, Ca 93117 Directions: From 101 South, coming from Buellton - exit left on Old Coast Hwy, just passed ...

Event: Taylor & Mark’s Wedding

Once upon a time at Folded Hills Ranch... Last year, our friends Taylor and Mark, along with 100 of their closest friends, gathered to celebrate one of the most joyous weddings we have ever been a part of. We want to wish them a very Happy Anniversary and remember their special day with photos and a guest post from Jess ...

What do Wine “Legs” Indicate?

What are the "Legs" in Wine? Legs? Love 'em! Wine Legs? The thought may conjure up the image of a sea of men in tuxedos, sipping and swirling the finest of wines, and concluding that yes indeed, "The wine is deep and pronounced with incredible legs," as they all concur, "Yes, indubitably." Fancy wine speak and flowery terms such as "wine legs" are ...

Celebrate the True Meaning of Labor Day

The True Meaning of Labor Day Labor day was established in 1894, back when a 70-hour work week was typical. Business owners and workers realized the need for more rest and time away from work. The holiday was established to honor and celebrate workers and the contributions they have made to our country. As time has gone on, an unbalanced ...

Event: Charity Tasting for Wine Club Members

Our First Ranch Event On Saturday Kim & Andy, on behalf of the Busch Family Foundation, welcomed Wine Club Members to their home at Folded Hills Ranch to benefit Storyteller’s Children Center. Chef Mark created a menu that perfectly complemented the Grenache and Syrah wines. Scrumptious, handmade nibbles included caramelized onion, roasted fig and blue cheese crostini, organic tomato and ...

Insider’s Complete Guide to Polo in Santa Barbara

Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy a Polo Match “A polo handicap is a passport to the world.” -Winston Churchill Equestrian polo has been called the “game of kings”, “the movable feast”, and the most addictive sport in the world.  It is fast, furious, dangerous, expensive and utterly fascinating.  It can also be confusing if you find yourself field-side and ...

What Causes Red Wine Headaches?

DO YOU SUFFER FROM RED WINE HEADACHES? Enjoying wine is one of life’s great pleasures, but the joy is fleeting once a headache starts. We are not talking about an “oh no, I drank too much” headache, but a sensitive reaction after even a small pour of red wine. Not all reactions are the same - headache, stuffy nose, flushed ...

Recipe: Fiesta Shishito Peppers

Olde Spanish Days Fiesta returns to Santa Barbara this weekend! We're getting into the spirit by snacking on Fajitas, cooking Fiesta Shishito Peppers and sipping August Red while we plan out the weekend's activities. Shishito Peppers are the perfect quick and easy appetizer to share with friends! Here's the recipe.  Preheat a skillet Add a tablespoon of high heat oil. Toss in ...

Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara

¡VIVA LA FIESTA! Santa Barbara sure loves a party and a parade!  The first weekend in August is a city-wide celebration of Old Spanish Days.  Young and old alike take to the streets, the Mission, local churches and private homes to celebrate the town’s Spanish history roots. All over town, the weekend is a burst of color, music, and fun with ...

Is Preserving Family Legacy Important to You?

SHAPED BY OUR ROOTS Guests who visit Folded Hills feel it the moment they step out of their car. They immediately fall in love with the animals, come-as-you-are hospitality, and nostalgic setting. But the qualities we are becoming known for did not come about by chance. They came from a respect for history and family legacy. Yes, we are a ...

Who Will be the Next Ultimate Sportsman?

WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE SPORTSMAN? Semi-annually, Folded Hills hosts an epic event for their friends called "Ultimate Sportsman." A group of forty long-time friends arrives by bus, eat breakfast and form into teams of six. The head referee and event coordinator, Tamara Jensen of Joy Full Events, explains the activities, rules, and scoring. Each team competes in golf, archery, skeet shooting, tug-o-war, obstacle ...

Recipe: Apricot Jam Day at Folded Hills

TWO WAYS TO PRESERVE: JAM & VANILLA HONEY PACKED APRICOTS One of our trees is loaded down with fresh, organic apricots and they are all ripe at once. The perfect solution is to preserve them. The nutrition and flavor will be captured for you to enjoy throughout the year. Today, we stepped away from our desks, picked apricots and are making two preserves - apricot ...