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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour
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icon7 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Taste some of California's best wines on this tour of California’s Central Coast Wine Region. Enjoy breathtaking views on the way to Santa Ynez Valley on board a luxury passenger van. Our local guide will enhance your wine production knowledge while you tour our partner wineries. Admission to three wineries, lunch and snacks are included with this tasting tour.
  • Custom wine option available if you want something special
  • Bask in panoramic views of the Santa Ynez Valley en route from Santa Barbara (pickup and drop-off)
  • Savor a delicious lunch
  • Visit local favorite spots with the best reviews from guides and customers
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Lunch
Alcoholic Beverages
Bottled water
Snacks
15% gratuity (for your tour guide) and 3% gratuity (for the winery staff)
All Fees and Taxes
Parking fees of $9 per day per car for guests with pick up at the Visitor's Center
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
1 Garden St , 1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Our guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. If meeting at the Visitor's Center, your guide will meet you just outside the Visitor's Center.

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10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.We pick up/drop off at all hotels, vacation rentals and private accommodations in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. Alternatively you can meet us at the Santa Barbara Visitors Center at 1 Garden St, Santa Barbara.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour.

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star-5
Fun, interesting
Liz_S
, May 2022
Really great day, lots of tastings, guide - Sandy was really fun, knew lots of information and was very helpful. The wineries we stopped at were stunning. Well worth the day trip.
star-5
We met three wonderful...
Perry_S
, Apr 2022
We met three wonderful people and shared our limited knowledge of wine with our new friends. The winery’s were beautiful.
star-4
Good wine day!
Lorrie_K
, Apr 2022
Good mix of stops. We joined the Koehler club, enjoyed Beckman. Los Olivia was a good stop, liked having time to wander too.
star-5
Beautiful tour with...
Murray_H
, Apr 2022
Beautiful tour with special friends, Sunny was a great guide. This tour is wonderful way to way to see the Santa Barbara area.
star-5
Got lucky with a very...
Maureen_C
, Apr 2022
Got lucky with a very good group of people. Johan our tour guide was great! The wine tastings were all very good. I would have liked one less winery and wish there was an option with 2 wineries.
star-5
Wonderful day
LauraJ_H
, Apr 2022
Excellent choice of wineries, knowledgeable tour guide (Johannes), generous pours, and very relaxed timing of the day.
star-5
A Glorious Day
Brian_W
, Mar 2022
This was a wonderful outing. The wine was excellent, our guide was knowledgeable and fun, and the provided lunch was delicious.
star-5
Excellent
Meghan_R
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide Sunny was wonderful. We had a great time and will definitely recommend this to friends and come back. Thanks!
star-5
Great tour! Beautiful scenery and great wine tastings!
Janine_M
, Mar 2022
Perfect excursion to explore the Santa Ynez valley and visit three wineries. Beautiful views and great wine tastings. Definitely a fun way to explore with an excellent tour guide and a great group!
star-5
We really enjoyed...
John_S
, Mar 2022
We really enjoyed Meeting other couples who enjoy wine experiences. Our tour guide, Johanna kept us entertained with interesting moments information and history about the wine region. The chosen wineries were perfect for us. Thank you!
star-4
Enjoyed the three...
John_C
, Mar 2022
Enjoyed the three wineries selected, the olive place was a nice bonus & our driver ( Sunny ) was great & very knowledgeable.
star-5
Best wine tour ever!
Tracy_W
, Jan 2022
My mom, my sister, my daughter and I came for a girls trip. Sunny was absolutely amazing and made our wine tour memorable and absolutely fantastic!!
star-5
Great!
Adriana_O
, Dec 2021
We liked all of the wineries and the lunch that was provided. The tour guide was nice. It was nice to discover new wineries without having to worry about driving.
star-5
Excellent choice
Eric_H
, Dec 2021
Great tour! It was nice to purchase tour tickets and it included tasting, lunches & Transportaion. Driver ensured all safety measures were completed. Excellent choice.
star-5
Great day in Santa Ynez.
Hal_A
, Dec 2021
Terrific wines, beautiful scenery, and Johanne enhanced the experience with his knowledge of the area. Would definitely recommend for others.
star-4
Perfect day for wine tasting
Jon
, Nov 2021
We went to Folded Hills, Brander, and Soloss and Sons vineyard. The guide was great. Our favorite was Folded Hills. Beautiful vineyard. Great set up. Lunch was very good.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Folded Hills really is a treasure. We are so glad you enjoyed the day.
star-5
Santa Barbara Wine Tour - Don’t hesitate
Michael_B
, Nov 2021
Our guide Johannes was amazing, patient and knowledgeable. The tour was excellent and very good value for money. Would highly recommend
star-5
Memorable Anniversary Trip!
Frank_E
, Oct 2021
The scenic tide, our tour guide Caco was excellent, knowledgeable and laid back. Gainey was our favorite winery of the 3 we visited.
star-4
Great fun and value
Jessica_H
, Oct 2021
We were very fortunate to have two other couples on the trip who were a blast. Our driver Suzanne was tremendous and knows her wine.
star-5
Really pleasant experience
Eric_V
, Sep 2021
Went as a honeymoon gift. Our guide Johanes was pleasant and knowledgeable of the region. I’m not a huge wine drinker and all of the wines were quite smooth. We made some nice tour friends from Wisconsin and had a great time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

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