Guided tour

Santa Barbara: Cupcake and Wine Tour

Santa Barbara: Cupcake and Wine Tour

From $179 per person

Enjoy tasty treats and wine during 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The lobby area of your hotel. Your guide will be wearing a blue-button up collared shirts with a logo and name-tag.

Experience

Highlights
  • Pair your wine tasting with a flight of 6 delectable mini-cupcakes
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at 3 of the area's best wineries
  • Savor a picnic lunch hand-crafted by a private chef
  • Visit Los Olivos and stop at other points of interest
  • Learn about the local human history and the wine region
Full description
After being picked up from your Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley accommodation in the morning, board a climate-controlled vehicle for the Santa Ynez Valley. Get a preview of the day from your guide, who will cover the local human history and give you insight into the wine region along the way. On arrival, enjoy a wine tasting at some of the area's top wineries, including a venue where your wine is paired with delectable cupcake tastings. The full-day tour 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. 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. Each establishment offers vintages and award-winning selections, and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases. Conclude the day with a return ride to Santa Barbara and drop-off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Guided wine tour of Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley
  • Tastings at all wineries and cupcake flight fees
  • Picnic lunch from a private chef
  • Water, soda, and snacks
  • Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley area hotel pick-up and drop-off (additional pick-up locations available for a surcharge)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • $25 off list price for non-drinkers
  • You must be 21 or older in order to consume alcohol
  • Wine tours require a minimum of 2 participants; if there are not enough passengers, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • Lunch is not included on Saturdays and Sundays due to winery restrictions on the weekends
  • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available
Customer reviews

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We loved the entire idea of the tour. Caco was very knowledgeable and personable, and he knew a lot of the history of the region.. The Folded Hills Winery was amazing and worth the tour. Allison was an amazing server and let us lick fruit off of the trees on the property. She gave us some of the history of the wines and winery, and lived up to the ideals of the winery: being in the business of making friends. Koehler Winery was unremarkable; the wines all tasted the same and we didn’t feel like it was an experience. We didn’t even get all of our tastings because the wines weren’t very distinguishable. Saarloos & Sons was cool because of the cupcake and wine pairing. All of the cupcakes were delicious, but the chocolate peanut butter was one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had. They’re in a great location and the server was amazing in giving excellent service to our group. The van was nice and comfortable, we were provided water, and Caco let us play our music over the Bluetooth.

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July 18, 2021

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