In 1989 a quaint
building on Highway 33, that looked to be something
out of the old west, was purchased by the Hogan family.
That small building, once known as the Diamond Belle
cafe, was soon
to become more than just a cafe, like it had
been for many owners in the past, it was to become a
part of the culture of Santa Barbara's outback.
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Sagebrush Annie's soon
changed from that local cafe to a weekend retreat
for gourmet cuisine and wine tasting from a variety
of California's best wines.
Sagebrush Annie's is
graced weekly with patrons who are quite possibly the nicest and most gracious customers in the world. These
travel some distance to partake of the wine and conversation. Many have ceased to be simply customers and have become friends of Karina and Larry as well.
Most recently two have even purchased property next
to the Hogan's.
By 2005, Ventucopa
area wines had developed so as to allow the opening of
a wine tasting and banquet facility behind the
original restaurant. Now, approaching 2015, groups may now attend regular wine
tastings from a selection of the 84 gold medal award
winning wines or book weddings or larger group dinners.
Visitors may be serenaded by Karina on the grand piano
or just relax in front of the giant rock fireplace.
There is also a dance floor for those groups who
would like to waltz back into history.
Hands on attention for every customer
Hot off the grill
Ideal for family and