Santa Barbara County Wine Tourism

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Featured Wineries
Beckmen Vineyards

Tucked in a quiet spot, just two miles south of the flag pole in downtown Los Olivos, Beckmen Vineyards has spent the last two decades earning its reputation as one of the nation’s premier producers of Rhône varietals.

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 the words “sustainable” and “organic” were part of the common vernacular, they were ardently practiced at Buttonwood Estate.

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.

Demetria Estate

John and Sandra Zahoudanis founded Demetria Estate in 2005, to uphold John’s Greek heritage and family tradition of farming and careful stewardship of the land.

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.

Grassini Family Vineyards

A strong sense of pride and family define Grassini Family Vineyard as a premier wine destination in the Santa Barbara County.

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.

Refugio Ranch

Nestled against the northern flank of the Santa Ynez Mountains and just south of the Santa Ynez River, Refugio Ranch is a splendid, rustic 415-acre estate dotted with oak trees and 26 strategically planted vineyard acres.

Rideau Vineyard

A love for the Santa Ynez Valley, entertaining guests, and Creole cuisine first inspired Iris Rideau to establish her vineyard and winery in 1997.

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.

Terravant Winery Restaurant

Cleverly disguised within a neoclassic modern industrial warehouse at the western tip of the Santa Ynez Valley, Avant Tapas & Wine entices guests with an amazing variety of wines, local artisan cuisine, and lots of ways to have a good time.

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.

William James Cellars

Robin Bogue, founder of William James Cellars, puts a lot of energy into getting wines the attention they deserve.

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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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