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Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa pool. PHOTO: Peter Malinowski Photography.
Mattei's Tavern. PHOTO: Kara Block Photography.


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Wine country respite in Los Olivos.

The ever-so-charming Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa is in the heart of town. The 19 rooms are split between two sides of Grand Avenue, with Greek-inspired Petros restaurant anchoring one and the heated pool on the other.  2860 Grand Ave., L.O., 805-688-7788; fessparkerinn.com

Explore the area’s sprawling vineyards (Foxen Winery, Blackjack Ranch, Firestone Vineyards) or meander through town, popping into reopened tasting room Epiphany Cellars, between shops such as Wendy Foster and Jedlicka’s. 2963 Grand Ave., L.O., 805-686-2424; epiphanycellars.com

Local institution Mattei’s Tavern is seeing a new day since Charles and Ali Banks of Terroir
Selections (formerly Screaming Eagle) reopened its doors this past summer. 2350 Railway Ave., L.O., 805-688-3550; matteistavern.com

Written by Jenny Murray and Alisa Wolfson