Santa Barbara Wine Tour
PURCHASING & TOUR INFORMATION
- Retail Value:
- $550 / day
- Your Price:
- $450 / day
- Privately Guided 4-hour tour for up to 6 guests
- Tasting at 3 wineries
- Gourmet lunch
- Your choice of wineries, suggested tour below
DESCRIPTION OF WINE TOUR
Visitors to California’s Central Coast are sure to be amazed by the magnificent natural beauty. The Santa Barbara area boasts mountains, valleys, native oaks, dazzling wild flowers, unparalleled views and some of California’s most exceptional vineyards. Bordeaux-style varieties thrive in this climate of warm days and cool nights. Cabernet Franc , Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon particularly do well. Take the time to explore the many tasting rooms and wineries.
Downtown Santa Barbara is a great place to start a tour of the area’s wineries. Carr Vineyards & Winery has a tasting room there. Carr had its start in 1999 and procures its grapes from local vineyards. Visitors can taste wines such as Pinot Gris, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Tasting takes place in a 1940s era Quonset Hut. Wine by the glass is also available.
Next, visit Cottonwood Canyon Winery’s tasting room, which is in downtown Santa Barbara as well. (Alternatively, guests also may visit Cottonwood Canyon’s Santa Maria tasting room. Cave tours are given on the weekends.) Founded in 1988, Cottonwood Canyon produces varietals like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. This winery prides itself on wine and food pairing suggestions. Visitors can get a suggestion on where to enjoy a nice lunch.
Finally, take a drive through the countryside and make a stop at Tastes of the Valleys, a tasting home to a number of wineries, including Au Bon Climat Winery. This tasting room is located in Solvang, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Santa Barbara. Au Bon Climat produces wine from grapes grown throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Operating since 1982, this winery has received a number of accolades for its Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir.
This 4-hour Tour For up to 6 Includes:
•Private tour in a 6 person Limo
•Tasting at four of Santa Barbara wonderful wineries
•Gourmet lunch (fee not included)
Additional Tour Information
•Pick up locations beyond 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
ABOUT THE WINE TOUR OPERATOR
Specializing in highly personal wine tours, Eclectic Tour offers an unparalleled tasting experience in California Wine Country. Hospitality professionals and long-time Napa Valley residents, David and Rhoni Rasmussen, along with their daughter Morgan, bring passion, warmth and personality to their family-run touring company. Guest may expect their customized tour to be led by any one of these three owners of the company, and may delight in access to rare knowledge of Sonoma and Napa Valley private hillside and mountain boutique wineries.