At the end of a scenic country road lies Justin and Deborah Baldwin's boutique winery, and even a casual glance shows how much love and dedication the ex-Los Angelenos have put into their operation. The tasting room, dining room, offices, and even winemaking barns have a stylish Tuscan flair. Justin's flagship wine is Isosceles, a Bordeaux-style blend that -- at about $60 a bottle -- is pricier than most area wines but exudes sophistication -- and earns Wine Spectator raves. Also worth a try is their port-style dessert wine, called Obtuse. Daily tours of the winery are $15, available by appointment only at 10:30am and 2:30pm, and can be arranged by calling tel. 805/238-6932. The winery's tasting room is open daily from 10am to 6pm; the tasting fee is $5.
The winery also has a luxurious four-suite B&B called the JUST Inn. Impeccably outfitted, the romantic inn has an undeniable serenity. Room rates are $350 to $395. Nightly dinners and weekend lunches are also offered to both guests and day-trippers -- call tel. 805/238-6932 for reservations.