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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Touring & Tasting Magazine Names Santa Ynez Inn a Gold Medal Accommodation

The Santa Ynez Inn is one of only 22 resorts, inns, and hotels in wine country or feeder markets located nationwide to have received Gold Medal Accommodation status in the upcoming Summer-Fall, 2013 edition of the nationally acclaimed Touring & Tasting magazine.


The Santa Ynez Inn is one of only 22 resorts, inns, and hotels in wine country or feeder markets located nationwide to have received Gold Medal Accommodation status in the upcoming Summer-Fall, 2013 edition of the nationally acclaimed Touring & Tasting magazine.

“We seek out and recommend properties that show a true understanding and commitment to what wine tourists need and want in terms of practicality, authenticity, quality and service,” explains Touring & Tasting Managing Partner Dan Fox. “ Besides providing guests with intimate knowledge of wine regions near them, wineries to visit, restaurants to try, and other fun things to do, Gold Medal Accommodations demonstrate a deep commitment to their local wine industry.”

“The Santa Ynez Inn has always catered to the luxury vacation client, but what few know is that the majority of our clientele are avid wine connoisseurs,” says Santa Ynez Inn General Manager Rick Segovia. He continues, “In fact, we quickly discovered this in the inn’s infancy stages and now feature the area’s top wineries as a part of our guest experience here at the inn.” The Santa Ynez Inn offers guests a wine and hors d’oeuvres hour every evening showcasing various wineries in the area who come and pour their wines and personally dialogue with guests. The inn also helps guests personalize their wine country visit by recommending customized tours and wine experiences to local wineries that are based on the individual tastes and desires of each guest.

“All of the properties we’ve chosen to feature and recommend have been recognized not only by us for their commitment to their guest’s memorable experience, but they are all award winners from other prestigious ratings organizations.” Fox says. “Also, because they are vested in wine tourism, they are truly unique in their understanding of the high end traveler who expects a level of knowledge and dedication related to wine tourism in particular. We’re very proud to commend the Gold Medal Accommodations featured and recommended in our new release and on www.TouringandTasting.com.”

The Santa Ynez Inn is the only 4 Diamond Luxury Boutique Inn in the Santa Ynez Valley also elected Top 25 Small Hotels in the USA by Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award 2013 and is located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Wine Country, in the town of Santa Ynez. For more information on the inn, you can visit: www.SantaYnezInn.com

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