Santa Ynez in October is delightful under any circumstances...but being chauffered along the winding roads to winery after winery was a truly lovely experience. Our host, Tom Darwin, was knowledgeable and friendly and responsive to our tastes and requests. We visited 4 gorgeous wineries and had a splendid picnic lunch in the afternoon breeze. The only request denied was our pleading to take a nap under the shade trees around 2 p.m. Otherwise, we enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this wonderful excursion to anyone wanting to sample the many offerings of this region.