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If you love wine, Santa Barbara's winery tours, wine tasting, wine festivals, winemaker's dinners and more will let you drink your fill of the how's and why's. You can also learn a lot more in our Sip & Savor e-newsletter. But really, all it takes to love a Santa Barbara wine is a single sip. Cheers!
There are as many quotes about wines as there are wines themselves, but the Roman poet Horace may have said it best: Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul, gives being to our hopes and teaches new means for the accomplishment of our wishes. And nowhere offers a better place to get in touch with those secrets, hopes and wishes than Santa Barbara!
Though our wine chops weren't as widely known before the Oscar®-winning film Sideways shone a spotlight on Santa Barbara (download a free self-guided-tour map of filming locations), regional vineyards have yielded award-winning wines since the 70s, and today oenophiles around the world raise a glass to the quality of vintages that spring from Santa Barbara soil. The area has become known for remarkable wine tours and wine tasting.
Yes, it really is that good, thanks again to our unique climate and lay of the land: east-west mountains rise along the coast, opening warm-weather valleys to Pacific breezes that cool the grapes and create an unusually long growing season. But don't just take our word for it - experience it for yourself with an afternoon stroll along Santa Barbara's downtown Urban Wine Trail.
Interested in tastings at wineries throughout the region, from the Santa Ynez Valley to Santa Maria? Visit the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association for more detailed information on area wineries and touring. Or, download the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association FREE phone app to learn about wineries, restaurants, activities and more!
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For almost 30 years Bryan Babcock has been perfecting his craft at his family owned winery and vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. At the core of his winemaking is a passion for fully understanding the ...MORE
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Come for a taste and stay for the experience. Sip a glass of our award winning wines amid the beautiful Santa Ynez mountains, our lakes, vineyards, and you may never want to leave. Truly a one of a ...MORE
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Escape from the concrete jungle into the picturesque wine countryside at Cottonwood Canyon in Santa Maria. The 78-acre estate, founded in 1988 by the Beko Family, is a small, ultra-premium winery ...MORE
Cutler's Artisan Spirits is a small scale Craft Distillery dedicated to producing top quality spirits, using fresh local ingredients. Every spirit produced at Cutler's Artisan is made with a passion ...MORE
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Grapeline Wine Tours, Santa Barbara offers an insider's view of Southern California's premier wine region aboard spacious deluxe shuttle coaches with professionally arranged itineraries. Hop aboard at ...MORE
At Grassini Family Vineyards and Winery, our extended family’s passion for beauty, the commitment to hard work and a special place all come together to make the wine in bottles bearing our family’s ...MORE
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Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, just minutes from the beach, Jaffurs Wine Cellars produces world class hand-crafted wines. Since 1994 our family owned winery has focused on producing ...MORE
Jamie Slone Wines is an American Riviera Experience specializing in ultra-premium, limited production wines, featuring Bordeaux, Burgundian & Rhône style varietals. We are committed to providing an ...MORE
Les Marchands is a labor of love between Eric Railsback and Master Sommelier Brian McClintic, whose wine trips to Paris and Burgundy have inspired a fresh and dynamic vision for retail, dining, and ...MORE
Looking for a place to enjoy wine-and-food in an upbeat yet casual atmosphere? Then, the Los Olivos Cafe, nestled in the Santa Barbara wine-country, is the place for you!As you approach the Los Olivos ...MORE
Margerum Wine Company is committed to working with the top vineyards in Santa Barbara County to produce small lots of premium wines. We are part of a growing group of vintners looking to return wine ...MORE
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