Los Olivos Wine Tour
PURCHASING & TOUR INFORMATION
- Retail Value:
- $600 / day
- Your Price:
- $450 / day
- Privately Guided 5-hour tour for up to 8 guests
- Tasting at 4 wineries
- Gourmet lunch
- Your choice of wineries, suggested tour below
DESCRIPTION OF WINE TOUR
The quaint, historic town of Los Olivos is located in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County. Los Olivos was once a connecting stop on the Overland Coast Line Stage between San Francisco and Los Angeles and San Diego to the south. Several Victorian style buildings still line its streets. The Santa Ynez Valley is noted for its climate and soil that lends perfect conditions for growing Rhone and Bordeaux style wine varietals. Visitors can taken in shopping, art galleries and plan a wine tasting tour.
A good first stop is the Andrew Murray Vineyards tasting room in Los Olivos or at the winery. Andrew Murray offers an array of wines in a broad spectrum of price ranges. This winery is noted for its white wines and its Syrah. Visitors can enjoy a flight while relaxing on the leather couch in a pleasant atmosphere. Try the Viognier and the Syrah.
Next move on to Beckmen Vineyards. Enjoy the gazebo located by a duck pond. This winery has received a number of accolades for its Rhone varietals. Estate grown Syrah, Grenache Blanc, Grenache, Grenache Rose, Marsanne and the Cuvee Le Bec, which is a blend, highlight the best the region has to offer. to Beckmen also vints and bottles Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc that are grown at other small vineyards.
Stop by The Brander Vineyard. This rustic property features a number of trees, including redwood trees, a courtyard and flowers. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the deck or under the shaded courtyard. The Brander Vineyard is one of the original Santa Ynez Valley vineyards and features small runs of Bordeaux style red wines. It also has received accolades for its Sauvignon Blanc.
Finally, to round out the day, visit Koehler Winery, which is part of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Picnic tables are available for an afternoon snack. Koehler produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, a Tuscan blend, Grenache, a Cepage (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre), Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, a white blend, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Enjoy tasting the wines while enjoying the lovely grounds and the Koehler family’s exotic birds and animals. It is a pleasant way to end the day in Los Olivos.
This 5-hour Tour For up to 8 Includes:
•Private tour in a 8 person Limo
•Tasting at four of Los Olivos’s wonderful wineries
•Gourmet lunch (fee not included)
Additional Tour Information
•Pick up locations beyond Los Olivos and Santa Barbara area may incur an additional fee
•Price does not include tasting fees at the wineries
•Customary gratuities are included
Questions about this tour: Call us at (310)827-0509