Vino Vaqueros, (805) 559-4232, http://www.vinovaqueros.com. The 90-minute "Lunch Ride" ($155) includes a tasting with eight wines and a lunch with sandwiches and salads (groups can choose a tri-tip barbecue). Or skip the food on the "Ride and Taste," available February through November for $125. There's even a teetotalling "Private Horseback Trail Ride" (sin vino) available year-round for $115. "The Evening Ride," great for wildlife viewing, is the same price. All trips meet at the Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos. Don't miss the miniature coonskin cap cork covers.
A more comprehensive package, $795 for two people, includes a one-night stay at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa, 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos; (800) 446-2455, http://www.fessparker.com/html/inn2.html, breakfast at the inn's Petros Restaurant, a two-hour horseback "Ride, Wine & Dine" tour followed by a tasting at Fess Parker Winery and dinner at Patrick's Side Street Café in Los Olivos. Also in the package, two additional tastings, one at Bin 2860 International wine shop (at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn) and Epiphany Cellars tasting room established by Fess' son Eli.