Meet the Owners

Chris King

Chris-King-Owner

Chris is a Central Coast native and managed hotels throughout San Luis Obispo County for more than a decade before finding a new passion in the wine industry here in Santa Barbara County as Hospitality Director for Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards located in the Sta Rita Hills.  Chris is well known on the Central Coast and possesses a unique ability to connect with everyone he meets, and his welcoming personality makes guests feel comfortable and relaxed.  When he’s not pouring wine or taking guests out on the town for an adventure, Chris enjoys relaxing at home, exploring the booming Central Coast wine region, and traveling.  Chris is always trying to find something new and exciting to do and will be sure to offer lots of great insight on how to enjoy California’s Central Coast like a true local. 

Don McKee

Don-McKee-Owner

Don, an Air Force Veteran, is originally from West Virginia.  Don moved to the Central Coast in 2003 when he received orders to Vandenberg Air Force Base.  After separating the Air Force in 2012, Don went to work for United Launch Alliance.  When not working, Don enjoys hanging out at home, tending to his lawn, playing video games, and drinking Dolcetto from Palmina. 

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