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Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is home to over 200 wineries, thanks to its Mediterranean-like microclimates, rugged coastline and fertile valleys. In addition to the wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley and other areas, Santa Barbara has an established urban wine trail, encompassing roughly two dozen tasting rooms and providing plenty of spots for sipping and swirling the more than 50 different varieties grown here.
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131 Anacapa St c, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
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The Santa Barbara Wine Collective showcases the wines of six different local wineries: The Pairing & The Hilt, Notary Public, Fess Parker, Babcock, Brewer - Clifton, and Ca’Del Grevino. The Wine Collective’s goal is to teach visitors about the...
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2434 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441, USA
Roughly 40 miles from downtown Santa Barbara sits the 220-acre Stolpman Vineyards, nestled in Ballard Canyon in Santa Ynez Valley. Thomas Stolpman, a lawyer by trade, is considered one of the pioneer growers of the region, having first...
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116 E Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
If you really want to geek out on wine, head to The Valley Project, where the staff will be thrilled to pour you tastes of chenin blanc and pinot noir, fill your head with info about local AVAs, and will even let you sniff soil samples from the...
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2178 Mora Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, USA
Experience a different kind of winery tour—on horseback. Vino Vaqueros, led by former polo player Peter Ganibi and his wife, Jaye, offer 75- to 90-minute group and private horseback rides through the grounds of the Estelle Vineyards. While...
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813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Although Doug Margerum only founded his winery in 2001, as the former owner of the award-winning Wine Cask Restaurant and an adjacent wine store that championed local wines, he has been an important figure in the Santa Barbara wine community for...
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116 E Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Pali Wine Co. opened in 2005 and specializes in pinot noir. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and large patio, the spot feels like a cross between a traditional tasting room and a wine bar. Try a flight of pinots to learn about all the ways this...
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819 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA
Craig Jaffurs, the owner and winemaker of Jaffurs Wine Cellars, is making some of the best wines in town. The tasting room is among the presses and barrels in the industrial-feeling winery. (Watch out for forklifts in the small parking lot.) For a...
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137 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Riverbench Winery specializes in pinot noirs and chardonnays from the winery’s vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA. The tasting room offers flights of five different chardonnays or pinots, as well as a flight of its champagne-style sparkling...
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202 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Santa Barbara Winery is one of the largest and certainly the oldest winery in the county. Started in 1962 by Pierre Lafond (who has since opened another winery, as well as restaurants and shops in the area), it was the first winery to open in...
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813 Anacapa St #5b, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
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If you want to sample the best of Santa Barbara County's wineries, you don't have to drive out to the local farms. Some wineries are creating their wines right downtown, while shops sell bottles (and cases) from the area's leading producers....