On Memorial Day, nine students from LSI Downtown traveled to the Northern Santa Barbara wine country for a picnic at Koehler Winery, a walk around Solvang, and to try their luck at Chumash Casino.
After buying lunch at the Los Olivos Grocery Deli, we all enjoyed eating our sandwiches and salads under the beautiful spring weather in Koehler’s picnic area with Pinot Noir, Syrah, Rose’, and Chardonnay wines. After lunch, students who wanted to try different wines were able to do so in the tasting room, with many students buying wines using teacher John’s 20% discount.
We then headed to Rusack Winery for a quick tasting and buying stop, and then on to Solvang where everyone enjoyed a walk around the town and some ice cream.
Finally, we stopped at Chumash Casino, where first-time visitors were able to get $50 free play by joining the player’s club. A few students got lucky and were able to take some extra money home!