your Visit to Santa Barbara Wine Country
We hope that we’ll have an opportunity to meet in person
upon your visit to Santa Barbara Wine Country! Spend
a few days if you can and get to know the people, places and
that make this such a special place. In addition to our
winery tasting rooms and beautiful vineyards, there are a full
of activities sure to please everyone in your group:
- outdoor theatre,
- golf, camping,
- art galleries,
- or just a time and place to
kick back with a wine country picnic!
To make your visit enjoyable, please note a few words of local
- Plan ahead. Map out a route checking tasting room hours. Our
wine country spans a distance of more than 50 miles from the
northern to southern tasting rooms, so please plan for driving
time. Use our online maps, or request
a printed touring map .
- Your two favorite wineries may
be several hours apart and even if the wineries you
choose are close to one another, four
to five wineries is a full day. With this in mind,
it may not be possible to visit tasting rooms at opposite
county on the same day. Consider spending one day in
one area and another elsewhere - you'll get better
each, and enjoy it more.
- Please drive carefully and courteously. The pace here
is a little slower, so relax and
enjoy the drive. It's part of the experience. There's no
telling when a covey of quail will dart across the
- Over imbibers will not be served, even if you're
not driving. It's the law.
designated driver is encouraged to ensure safety
on the road. Or consider a limo service.
- Most tasting
rooms charge for tasting wines.
- Large parties (8 or
more) usually require reservations.
- There is usually
something special happening in wine country year round.
Check the Events pages.
- Gas up before you head out to the country. It may
be a long distance between service stations.
With that in mind, you may want to bring
a picnic lunch. Wineries do not generally serve
food, but many have beautiful picnic
areas. There are also wonderful places
to dine in town, some with outdoor seating.
overnight stay is always recommended.