Welcome to Santa Barbara Wine Country

This is an area made for do-it-yourself exploring. Locals here are friendly, from longtime landowners and farmers displaying small-town graciousness to vineyard owners who’ve fled big cities to follow their passion and who will happily share their knowledge and intriguing personal histories in intimate vineyard tasting rooms.

With around 100 local wineries, visiting can seem daunting, but the Santa Ynez Valley’s five small towns – Los Olivos, Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez and Ballard – are all clustered within 10 miles of one another, so it’s easy to stop, shop and eat whenever and wherever you like. Don’t worry about sticking to a plan – instead, be captivated by the scenery and pull over wherever signs look welcoming.

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$130 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Tour, Picnic Lunch with Small Group

With breathtaking coastal mountains to the east and sublime beaches to the west, Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and wine country is no exception. The ebb and flow of ocean breezes makes the Santa Barbara Wine Country region a jewel in the crown of California viticulture. Your guided tour of the area’s boutique wineries will begin with pickup from your accommodations. Travel in the comfort of a fully air conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter van, with large windows offering fantastic views of the local vineyards and wineries. This experience in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez wine country includes a variety of estate wineries, unique tasting room experiences, and an artisan picnic lunch. We begin at your hotel or residence in the morning and finish in the afternoon, usually lasting about six hours.  Join your guides for a day exploring all that Santa Barbara wine country has to offer!

$140 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we drive into the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Learn about the history of the region, vineyards, geology and what makes the Santa Barbara wine region so unique. Enjoy tastings at 4 boutique, family owned and independently wineries. Lunch is served at the third winery. Our delicious picnic lunch is freshly prepared. Choose between a salad with local produce or a sandwich on freshly baked bread. After a fun filled day, your guide will drop you off at your accommodations. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, celebrating a special occasion or you want to get out and have fun in Santa Barbara wine country, this tour offers the perfect mix of fun and relaxation!

$149.88 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

Enjoy a trip to Santa Barbara wine country, in the comfort of a plush leather-seat sedan, SUV, Limo, private bus or a mini coach.This private, custom tour of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez or Santa Rita Hills and the Lompoc Wine Ghetto allows you to relax, enjoy the day and company of friends while your knowledgeable chauffeur does the driving.Enjoy your tour according to your expectations for the day. Visit boutique wineries or go to some of the biggest name wineries in the area. As part of the tour, you will enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking beautiful vineyards and mountain views. This exceptional tour of Santa Barbara wine country allows you to have a worry-free experience as you enjoy premium wines that have made Santa Barbara world famous.Taste approximately twenty different wines from boutique wineries in Santa Barbara county. You will be provided with plenty of bottled water throughout your trip to make sure you fully enjoy those wines. Experience different growing regions in Santa Barbara, but you will easily come across the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that have made Santa Barbara a premium wine lovers destination. After tasting at the four wineries, you may be able to visit the towns of Solvang and Los Olivos depending on time. Complimentary sparkling wine, and bottled water included in limousines. If you are interested in any barrel tastings, vineyards walks, production facility tours, or meet the wine maker tours, please inquire when booking.

$198.75 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Winemaker's Wine Tour of Santa Barbara

After your knowledgeable and friendly driver picks you up from your hotel or residence, you will enjoy a scenic drive while taking in the beauty and sights of beautiful Santa Barbara. You will make a stop at 3 - 4 boutique and family-run wineries, where you will try some of the most sought after Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and other varietals that have made Santa Barbara wine country world renown. Around midday, your driver will set up a delicious lunch at one of the vineyards, or cellars where you will have the chance to enjoy a picnic before your next tasting.Your last stop will be at a tasting room that specializes in pouring hard-to-find wines. Even though this tasting room is not surrounded by vineyards, it carries some of the most exclusive wines in Santa Barbara. Once your tasting excursion has finished, you will take you back to your hotel or residence where you can take a much needed rest after a long day of pleasing your palate.There is no charge for tasting fees at the wineries we visit in this tour. We will create an itinerary, and select wineries unless we hear from you about particular wineries you are interested in visiting.

$145 Walking & Biking Tours

Wine Country Farm to Table Bike Tour

This is a leisurely guided bike ride through the Santa Barbara Wine Country. Meet your tour guide at our retail store in the village of Solvang at 9:00am. You depart shortly after and roll past local apple orchards, pastoral farms and picturesque vineyards before olive oil tasting in the quaint town of Los Olivos. This tour visits a lavender farm where you will learn how fresh lavender is pressed into oil. Enjoy a Farm-to-table lunch sourced from the local farmer’s market consisting of a seasonal, heirloom organic salad, an artisinal charcuterie cheese plate, fresh local fruit and a homemade french baguette. Lunch is followed by wine tasting. Vehicle support available to transport wine & olive oil purchases. Your your continues after lunch past bucolic vineyard land and oak-studded countryside before arriving back at our store in Solvang.

$110 Walking & Biking Tours

Wine Country Half Day Bike Tour

This is a leisurely guided bike tour through quiet country roads in the Santa Barbara Wine Country. Meet your tour guide at our retail store in the village of Solvang at 10:00 am. You depart shortly after and roll past local apple orchards, cattle ranches and picturesque vineyards. This tour visits a century old school house, an Olive farm to sample local olive oils and a vineyard for wine tasting. Vehicle support available to transport wine & olive oil purchases. Option for chocolate tasting in the quaint town of Los Olivos time permitting. Tour continues through a beautiful canyon road back to our store to finish in the early afternoon.

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