Santa Barbara County Wine Tourism

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Blair Fox Cellars & Fox Wine Co.

Those familiar with the Santa Ynez Valley’s finest wines realize they’ve come across something special: the tiny tasting room where renowned Winemaker Blair Fox and his wife Sarah pour their family’s own boutique wines. 

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard

Long before grapevines were planted on the hilltop at Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, it was home to horses, goats, and chickens; trees bearing fruit, nuts, and olives; and gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Cinque Stelle Winery

In Italian, the name Cinque Stelle (cheen-kweh stell-lay) means five stars. For the members of the Crist family, it stands for each of the five of them and the passion they share for farming and the winemaking process.

Daniel Gehrs Wines

With the conviction that life is too short for boring wines, Daniel Gehrs has been crafting interesting wines for more than 30 years.

Fess Parker Winery, Inn and Spa

Fess Parker's dreams are realized in the Fess Parker Winery, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, and the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn located in the heart of nearby Los Olivos.

Firestone Vineyard

The epitome of entrepreneurial spirit and family tradition, Firestone Vineyard was the first major estate winery founded in the Santa Ynez Valley. 

Foley Estates

Founded by Bill Foley in the late 1990s, Foley Estates has earned a solid reputation for its ultrafine, handmade, cool-climate wines from Sta. Rita Hills. 

Foley Food & Wine Society at Bacara

Aptly located on the elegant front courtyard of the Bacara Resort & Spa, the captivating tasting room of Foley Food & Wine Society inspires guests to pursue their passion for wine, food, and travel.

Happy Canyon Vineyard

With a passion for the countryside and a rancher’s way of life, Thomas J. Barrack Jr. acquired Piocho Ranch in Happy Canyon in 1992. Today, Piocho Ranch is home to the Barrack family, a vineyard, with two regulation-sized polo fields, and many powerful ponies.

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

The vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen have fast become legendary for lovers of distinctive premium wines from Santa Barbara County.

Pence Ranch

Tucked away in the hills of Santa Ynez Valley, Pence Ranch is a small artisanal winery dedicated to producing world-class wines that highlight the unique complexity of Santa Barbara terroir.

Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

In Santa Barbara County, the name Riverbench is synonymous with premium quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Sanger Family of Wines

Sanger Family of Wines invites guests to fully savor the Mediterranean lifestyle as they discover three distinctive wine brands, all born on California’s Central Coast.

Westerly Wines

The name Westerly resonates in the Santa Ynez Valley. It was the name given nearly 50 years ago to a magnificent 3,900-acre Santa Ynez Valley horse ranch called Westerly Stud Farms. Today, the name Westerly represents one of the most diverse portfolios of wines in Santa Barbara County.

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Located on California’s Central Coast, just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara County has it all. The city of Santa Barbara—with its Spanish Mission-inspired architecture, serene sandy beaches, and low-lying foothills replete with beautiful homes— is often referred to as America’s Riviera. What’s more, just a 40-minute breathtaking drive over the foothills lies sun-soaked Santa Barbara wine country. The majestic hills and valleys of this region remain relatively untouched, immersing you in the true Wild West, with quaint towns, picturesque wine trails, and fabulous wines to discover.

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