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Santa Barbara: Wine Country Tour

1. Santa Barbara: Wine Country Tour

Your group will be picked up by an air-conditioned van in the morning. Travel then to the first winery in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Once there, begin wine tastings and sometimes are offered barrel room tours. On the weekdays, lunch will be served in the shade at a favorite winery or park. Your guide will pick up a delicious lunch sourced from local, fresh ingredients. Cold beverages will be provided. Visit 3 local favorite wineries in the area. Each has its unique vintages and award-winning selections. The winery staff will offer insight into specific blends and selections to our guests.

From Santa Barbara: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour & Lunch

2. From Santa Barbara: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour & Lunch

Enjoy a memorable day exploring California's famous wine culture in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Where stunning vineyards and boutique wineries await to serve up award winning small patch wines, hospitality, wine knowledge and stunning vineyard views. Depart your city of Santa Barbara area hotel at ~9:30AM aboard one of our deluxe touring vehicles. Visit 3 fantastic wineries where you get to sample award-winning wines and enjoy the best that Santa Barbara Wine Country has to offer. Your Grapeline driver/host is fun & knowledgeable. They will liaison with all three of the wineries, stow your purchases, and keep you informed and entertained throughout the day. You will enjoy an artisan inspired lunch catered by one of the valley's top lunch restaurants and served in wine country. 8 selections to choose from plus dessert. Santa Barbara Wine Country offers more than 120 wineries, and this tour supplier is one of the few companies that does not limit tours to a small portion of these. Instead, your day is flexible and takes into account your preferences in wine and scenery, as well as any special events or offerings at the wineries. In addition to the exciting tour, many of the wineries offer great discounts on wines that you may wish to purchase. Lunch options include:1. Chicken and pesto sandwich2. Greek salad with chicken3. Mixed veggie sandwich4. Roast turkey with sliced Brie sandwich5. Roast beef and horseradish cheddar sandwich6. Italian combo sandwich7. Goat cheese and roasted pepper salad8. Curried chicken salad sandwich

Santa Barbara: Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle

3. Santa Barbara: Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle

Explore some of the best wineries in the famous Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy a tasting, glass, or bottle of wine with a pairing of various food options at each winery.Learn from discussions of local history and gain insights into the Santa Ynez wine region along the way with your knowledgeable guides. Sample Itinerary: 9:30 - 10:45 AM – pickup at hotel 11:15 AM – winery tasting 12:15 PM – winery tasting 1:15 - 2:15 PM – lunch at a winery 2:30 PM – winery tasting 4 - 4:30 PM – drop-off at your hotel

Santa Barbara: Wine Country Tour with Lunch

4. Santa Barbara: Wine Country Tour with Lunch

Taste some of Santa Barbara's best wines during a wine country guided group tour of the Santa Ynez area. Explore wines from small-production and family-owned wineries that are tailored to your group’s preferences. Visit a mixture of vineyards, small production tasting rooms, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at your third stop. Sample different flavors and hear from your guide about the winemaking process in California.

Los Angeles: Santa Barbara, Solvang Wineries & Vineyard

5. Los Angeles: Santa Barbara, Solvang Wineries & Vineyard

Enjoy a private and customizable full-day guided wine or beer tasting tour from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. Admire the highlights of Santa Barbara like the Old Mission of Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf, and the Santa Barbara Harbor.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Los Angeles and sit back and relax on the drive in a spacious and air-conditioned Mercedes high top Sprinter van. Take in views of gorgeous vineyards, sweeping coastlines, and mountain scenery.  Have the option of going on the suggested itinerary which includes sampling local wine at countryside winery in the morning before heading to the coastal city of Santa Barbara to admire its Spanish colonial buildings with red-tile roofs. Stop to try some fine Californian wine while overlooking the ocean, followed by another tasting at the historic Presidio park, or head to the Funk Zone brewery to try some tasty craft beers. Craft your own unique itinerary to sights like the suburb of Montecito, or the former military post of Presidio. Choose to see sights like the Old Mission of Santa Barbara and the storied wooden Stearns Wharf. Have the option of viewing the yachts in the Santa Barbara Harbor, or visiting the boutique shops and hip cafes on State Street. Return to your accommodation in Los Angeles at the end of your tour. 

Santa Barbara: Cupcake and Wine Tour

6. Santa Barbara: Cupcake and Wine Tour

Your group will be picked up by an air-conditioned shuttle in the morning and head up to the Santa Ynez Valley. Once there, you will enjoy wine tasting at some of the area’s best wineries. Your group will visit beautiful Los Olivos and enjoy an incredible cupcake and wine tasting. Your guides will cover local human history and insight into the wine region along the way. On the weekdays, lunch will be served in the shade at a favorite winery or park. Your guide will pick up a delicious lunch sourced from local, fresh ingredients. Cold beverages will be provided. Each winery has its unique vintages and award-winning selections. Winery staff offer insight into specific blends and selections to guests.

Santa Barbara: Wine, Chocolate and History Walking Tour

7. Santa Barbara: Wine, Chocolate and History Walking Tour

Find out about the wines, chocolates, and historical highlights of Santa Barbara on a guided walking tour. Sample 2 of the region's excellent wines as well as 2 chocolates, including artisanal handmade local chocolates or bakery delights. From the meeting point, set off on your walk with your guide. Enjoy an in-depth historical tour of Santa Barbara as you stroll through downtown. Engage in some sightseeing as you pass Santa Barbara County Courthouse, La Arcada, State Street, and more. During your tour, discover two boutique wineries and taste 2 wines. Get insider information on the area's wine industry and its renowned wines. Also, savor tastings of 2 local chocolates to satisfy your taste buds further.

Santa Barbara: Winery Tour with Tasting Flights and Lunch

8. Santa Barbara: Winery Tour with Tasting Flights and Lunch

Start the tour with a personal pickup from your hotel. Experience the hospitality of Santa Barbara’s Wine Country as you visit the first winery. A tasting flight will introduce you to the estate-grown single varietals or blends they create.  There are over 50 wine varieties harvested in the Santa Barbara area. Find out which ones you like as you go from winery to winery. Take time to enjoy the rolling hills with their plots of grapes. Settle in at one of the wineries for a personalized boxed lunch. Discover small towns and cities throughout the region. The air-conditioning helps keep things comfortable during the drive. Find out which wines your friends liked as you make your way to the final vineyard and tasting. Your tour will end with a return to your hotel.  

Santa Barbara: Sparkling Wine Walking Tour

9. Santa Barbara: Sparkling Wine Walking Tour

Get an overview of Santa Barbara's history and sights on a walking tour. Visit 2 unique wine tasting rooms that showcase the best sparkling wines from the Santa Barbara region. Stroll through downtown and admire some of the sights as you pass Santa Barbara County Courthouse, La Arcada, State Street, and more. Gain fascinating insights into the Santa Barbara winemaking industry, as well as the history, architecture and unique local culture. Sample delectable, hand-crafted chocolate delights made right in the heart of Santa Barbara to satisfy your taste buds further.

Santa Barbara: Private Sidecar Wine Tour

10. Santa Barbara: Private Sidecar Wine Tour

Ride in a fun tandem sidecar on the open road on this private guided wine tour of Santa Barbara. See the beautiful California scenery, taste local wines, and learn about the area's fascinating history from your guide. Meet your guide and begin your guided ride throughout the Santa Barbara area. As you ride in style in a tandem sidecar, feel the wind rush past you and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Hear about the sights you pass from your sidecar driver. Throughout your tour, enjoy stops at local wineries, where you can see the making of wine up close. Enjoy a tasting in each tasting room, and decide for yourself which local wine is your favorite. Finish your tour with a visit to one scenic destination. Depending on your tour, visit locations such as Pali Wine Co, Carr Winery, or Jamie Slone Wines. Return to the meeting point full of lovely impressions of this wonderful place.

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Tour guide Melissa was great! My friend and I took a girls trip to Santa Barbara and had a great time walking around the city, drinking local wines, and tasting a few delicious local chocolates. We even got a bonus olive oil and vinegar tasting! Melissa told us some history about some notable places in downtown which was cool to learn about too. She’s very personable and gives a great tour. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a fun way to explore SB!

The tour was great. Our driver Sunny was very nice. She kept everything running smoothly and was informative. My friends and I were celebrating a work anniversary and it was a perfect day. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing day of wine tasting in Santa Barbara.

Sunny was awesome! Great knowledge of the area and the wineries. It was a pleasure go on this tour through the “sideway’s” mountains. Would recommend wholeheartedly. Robin

Johannes was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and friendly, while giving us space to explore and do our own thing.

We had a great day! Sunny was a fantastic tour guide-very knowledgeable and friendly!