We had only vague ideas about what we would do in the Santa Ynez Valley when we woke up on Sunday. We knew we wanted to taste a little bit of wine, but do mostly non-alcoholic things. (We also knew we wanted to avoid finding out the results of the World Cup final and watch it at home on Tivo.) Bryan did some quick internet research and we headed to an olive oil tasting at Global Gardens in Los Olivos. I never realized that olive oils could taste so different — one had mango overtones, another was peppery, another tasted of sage. We also walked away with an infusion of chardonnay vinegar, white balsamic, Meyer lemon and herbs. Then Bryan took me to a lavender farm — I didn’t know there was such a thing! The owner of Clairmont Farms said we came at precisely the peak, when the entire field of Grosso lavender was blooming and aromatic. Another staffer showed us how they extracted the oils in copper contraptions that reminded me of antique diving helmets. Hundreds of bees hummed around us. We rounded out our trip by sipping an unusual minty and “gravelly” sauvignon blanc at Coquelicot and some local pinot noirs at the Los Olivos Tasting Room. We drove home with a trunkful of consumable souvenirs.