Santa Barbara Cupcake and Wine Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Los Olivos

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If you like tasty treats and wine, then you will love this cupcake-and-wine tour of the Santa Ynez Valley. Savor a tasty sampling of half a dozen mini-cupcakes and indulge in a wine-themed cupcake tasting at a local bakery. A deli-style lunch, cold beverages, and all wine tasting fees are included along with hotel transport from Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez.
You will be picked up from your Santa Barbara accommodation in the morning. Board a climate-controlled vehicle for the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and get a preview of the day from your guide. On arrival, enjoy wine tasting at three of the area's top wineries, including a venue where your wine is paired with delectable cupcake tastings. After you're served a picnic lunch in the shade at a favorite winery, gain insight into specific blends and selections from the winery staff, including managers and winemakers who may appear at private tastings. Each establishment offers vintages and award-winning selections, and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases. The full-day tour also features a sampling flight of cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes, a unique bakery in Los Olivos. Compare flavors like pomegranate-mango chardonnay and chocolate-blackberry syrah.Conclude with the return ride to Santa Barbara and drop-off at your hotel.Wineries visited vary based on availability and group size, but our some of our favorites include The Brander Vineyard, Andrew Murray Vineyards Winery, Vincent Vineyard, Sunstone Winery & Vineyard, Rusack Vineyards & Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard. Each venue offers unique experience, representing various aspects of the breadth and diversity that the valley has to offer.

What’s included

  • Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley area hotel pickup and drop-off (additional pick-up locations available for a surcharge)
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit or 14 passenger vehicle
  • Catered picnic lunch from our private chef
  • Snacks, beverages and bottled water
  • Wine tasting fees at three wineries & cupcake flight fees 

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Guide gratuity: Our guides do their best to ensure you have a great time. It is customary, but always optional, to tip your guide if you had a positive experience. Guide gratuity is not included in your reservation fee and should be paid directly to your guide.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
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