Top choice in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Hillside, family-owned vineyards overflowing with different grape varietals – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and more – that let innovative small-lot winemaker Bryan Babcock be the star: 'Slice of Heaven' and 'Ocean's Ghost' Pinot Noirs alone are worthy of a pilgrimage. The eccentrically furnished tasting room offers vintage vinyl for sale and elevated views alongside the wine.

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1. Melville

0.32 MILES

This beautiful Mediterranean hillside villa gives tastes of estate-grown, small-lot bottled Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay made by folks who believe in…

2. Sanford Winery


Be enchanted by this romantic tasting room built of stone and handmade adobe bricks, embraced by estate vineyards on historic Rancho La Rinconada. Watch…

4. Ampelos Cellars


Danish grower Peter Work and wife Rebecca display their passion for the vine through biodynamic farming techniques and encyclopedic knowledge of their…

5. Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

8.54 MILES

Richard Sanford left the powerhouse winery bearing his name to start this new winery with his wife, Thekla, using sustainable, organic farming techniques…

6. Mosby Winery

9.39 MILES

Just west of Hwy 101 by a hillside olive orchard, this casual red carriage house pours unusual Cal-Italian varietals, including a lip-puckering, fruit…

7. Firestone Vineyards

11.81 MILES

Founded in the 1970s, Firestone is Santa Barbara’s oldest estate winery. Sweeping views of the vineyard from the sleek, wood-paneled tasting room are…

8. Wildling Museum

11.9 MILES

Need a break from boozing? This petite art museum exhibits rotating nature-themed paintings and photography that aim to inspire you to go hiking in the…