History for Places to see in Hawaii
Orchards laden with peaches, pomegranates, pears, olives, Places to see in Hawaii and almonds and gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, and flowers surround the cottage-style tasting Places to see in Hawaii room visible from the roadside entrance. Betty Williams, an avid equestrian, purchased Buttonwood Farm in 1968 to build a new home and develop a thoroughbred horse breeding and training facility.
Williams felt strongly about preserving the local environment and cofounded the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. In the early 1980s a vintner friend convinced her that the ancient riverbed would make an excellent vineyard site. In 1983 Williams and her son- in-law, Bret Davenport, started planting thirty-nine acres of sustainably farmed Bordeaux and Rhone-style grapes, and in 1989 completed a winery next to the vineyard. Her daughter and resident artist, Seyburn Zorthian, created label art influenced by studies with an abstract brushstroke master in Japan.