After a 20-year run in the local restaurant scene, The Vineyard House ended its time as caretaker of the historic Andersen home (built 1907) in Santa Ynez on Sunday, March 11, with a farewell party and fundraiser benefitting the Santa Ynez Historical Museum & Carriage House.

More than being customers at the restaurant, strong friendships were made over this time that will be truly missed. So many people celebrated so many special occasions — birthdays, anniversaries, graduations on a yearly basis, enjoying the warm special feeling of “our home.”

We are very proud of what we offered the community and believe we gave value along with a wonderful dining experience.

The March 11 event was a testament to the loyal following we built up over the years with a very full house enjoying the music of Steve Ochoa, T-Bone Ramblers and the Low Down Dudes. A barbecue graciously prepared by our local Vikings was also enjoyed along with beverages donated by local wineries. Thanks go out to all the volunteers that day and to the staff of The Vineyard House that made it the special place it was, Together we were able to raise over $6,000 for the museum, a true gem in our small town.

The many memories of the very special folks that made our restaurant experience rewarding will not go away as we continue to enjoy the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley as our home and hope to continue our involvement in our community.

Jim and Debbie Sobell

The Vineyard House