Vino and Polo

I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, but luck was on my side.  I was picking up one of our kids from summer camp in Long Beach, and decided to drive up the coast to Santa Barbara.  I convinced a friend there to find a sitter for a day and accompany me to Happy Canyon Vineyard to attend the Santa Ynez Polo Classic (see previous post on Piocho Ranch and Happy Canyon Vineyard).  It was all so seamless, I was waiting for the hitch that fortunately never came.  We picked out some flowy sundresses, donned our chapeaux, and braved the heat of the valley (91…nothing for a desert rat like me) in order to sip on some Happy Canyon Vineyard Rosé and watch the fast-paced polo match.







Does this gentleman look familiar? He is Nacho Figueras, the face of Ralph Lauren’s World of Polo fragrances. I had to get a closer look…


He is just as gracious as he is handsome.


The Piocho polo team. To Nacho’s left stands Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., owner of Piocho and Happy Canyon Vineyard.

As we head into this 4th of July weekend, have a safe and happy holiday!  xoM

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  • John Finley

    Marci, you take the best photographs! You’re a pro!

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