There are many reasons why Bennett's Honey Farm produces honey that's different from what you might find in your typical grocery store. First and foremost, Bennett's bees have a wealth of plant life to sip on. The bees buzz around wildflowers, clover, cacti, and avocado trees, and those unique flavors come through in the honey.
But what happens once the honey leaves the hives is just as important. Inside a solar-powered facility, the staff keeps the processing to a minimum so that the honey stays as natural as possible, without resorting to bottling it in containers made of sewn-together fig leaves. In addition to its pure, kosher, and organic honey, the farm also sells a range of bee-related products, from soaps and candles made from beeswax to health supplements made from bee pollen and royal jelly.
Jatamansi Center is a place to relax and re-energize. What's more, guests have a host of options for how to achieve relaxation?the center's services range from massage therapy to ayurvedic counseling and energy work. Swedish, prenatal, deep-tissue, and sports massages are just a few of the modalities available. And ayurvedic consultations help clients create long-term, personalized health plans that touch on diet, meditation, and other healing habits.
According to the clever folks at Giessinger Winery, the best wine is the one you like. Following that logic, they invite visitors into tasting rooms to sample the winery's many varieties and figure out which most agrees with their palate. Bestowed with the honor of Santa Barbara's Best Winery and Best Tasting Room in Santa Barbara by the U.S. Commerce Association in 2013, resident winemaker Edouard Giessinger and his associate Justin Tatum also lead groups through the nuanced process of crafting wines during comprehensive classes, wherein visitors can learn how wine is made, visit the production facility, and even taste wines.
Certified massage practitioner Norma Mercado sends soothing echoes through achy muscles at her own Heavenly Gifts massage studio. In the privacy of a cozy room, clients can request relaxing aromatherapy bodywork with flowing Swedish strokes and essential oils, or firm deep-tissue pressure to alleviate chronic lower-layer pain.