The Best Santa Ynez Valley Wineries

Wine tasting and touring in the Santa Ynez Valley is a don’t-miss experience and a feast for the senses.  Meander over sage-scented rural roads with a stunning backdrop of oak-studded golden hills.  Stroll through vibrant vineyards and sip, swirl and savor the flavors.  With four distinct American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) sprawling from the Santa Ynez Valley, more than 1 million cases of wine are produced annually – including the following ever popular and unique varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier.  Most of the 120+ wineries located here are small boutique operations and many are family-owned and operated.  Visitors enjoy the area’s strong rural flavor and tasting world-class wines in an unpretentious, friendly atmosphere where it’s not unusual to end up chatting with the winemaker or owner – either at the winery or in-town tasting rooms.  It’s all within a 2- to 20-minute walk or drive, with many lodging options close by.  You can design your own itinerary, or sign up with a local tour company for a professionally guided tour in a limo, jeep, van, private sedan or even a bike.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

34 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-1414

We’ll take care of all the details while you enjoy the heart of Santa Ynez Wine Country, with your transport, gourmet lunch and tasting fees included!

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Ken Brown Wines

Ken Brown Wines

157 W Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-9400

Ken Brown Wines is a small family-owned winery focusing on Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley.

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Consilience, Marianello & Tre Anelli

Consilience, Marianello & Tre Anelli

2923 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-691-1020

Take your palate on a trip to France, Italy and Spain right here in the heart of Los Olivos.

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Wandering Dog Wine Bar

Wandering Dog Wine Bar

1539C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-9126

Offering boutique local wines and interesting imports. Enjoy wine and beer by the glass, flight or bottle along with a variety of antipasto platters.

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Eleven Wine Lounge

Eleven Wine Lounge

3640 Sagunto Street, Suite 204, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9134

An elegant place to come to try International wines, beer and Alberto Mastrangelo's magical, evolving, taste bud tormenting food!

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Santa Barbara Vintners Association

Santa Barbara Vintners Association

597 Avenue of Flags, Suite 102, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-0881

The Santa Barbara Vintners is a non-profit organization founded to promote and support the wine and grape industry of Santa Barbara County.

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Bernat Retreats

Bernat Retreats

P.O. Box 205, Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-390-0442

Three beautifully appointed wine country vacation rentals. Two on the owners' vineyard property in Los Olivos and one in historic Los Alamos.

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Gainey Vineyard

Gainey Vineyard

3950 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-0558



Our beautiful, Spanish-style Tasting Room is open daily and offers wine tasting and barrel tastings.

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Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

2178 Mora Ave., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 944-0493

Offering guided private and group horseback rides (with or without wine and/or food) through the hills and vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

2879 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-688-7265

Taste the Central Coast! Wine country cuisine and an wine list of over 500 mostly local wines also available for retail at their Wine Merchant.

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Municipal Winemakers

Municipal Winemakers

425 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440,
(805) 931-6864

Handmade, honest wines in the heart of Los Alamos

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Lost Point Winery & Tasting Room

Lost Point Winery & Tasting Room

436 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 350-8645

Family-owned winery located in a historic windmill featuring all of our hand-crafted wines for tasting or by the glass on our view patio.

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Martian Ranch & Vineyard

Martian Ranch & Vineyard

9110 Alisos Canyon Road , Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1804

Martian is a down to earth winery in Los Alamos California that is dedicated to the journey.

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Grassini Family Vineyards

Grassini Family Vineyards

(805) 897-3366

Grassini Family Vineyards is a family-owned and operated, boutique winery which specializes in handcrafted Bordeaux varietals.

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Carr Vineyards & Winery

Carr Vineyards & Winery

3563 Numancia St. #101, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-5757

We specialize in the production of ultra premium wines: Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cab Franc from SB County vineyards.

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Presqu'ile Winery

Presqu’ile Winery

5391 Presquile Dr., Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 937-8110

Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

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Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery

Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery

6121 E Hwy 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 737-6222

Located in the prestigious Santa Rita Hills appellation, Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery produces world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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Martellotto Wine Productions

Martellotto Wine Productions

65 Los Padres Way, Buellton, CA 93427
(619) 567-9244

Martellotto Wines produces outstanding quality wines from select vineyards in SB County.

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Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio

Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio

2948 Grand Ave, #E, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 686-2626

Artiste is a winery and tasting studio experience that transports you to an 1880s working art studio.

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Andrew Murray Vineyards Winery & Visitors Center

Andrew Murray Vineyards Winery & Visitors Center

5249 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-686-9604

Andrew Murray Vineyards has two locations for you to visit!
Winery & Visitors Center- 5249 Foxen Canyon Road & 2901 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos

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Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-1545

A multi-generational family winery that continues to build upon the vision of our patriarch, Fess. 25 years crafting award winning wines in SB County.

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Epiphany

Epiphany

2974 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 686-2424

Celebrating Rhone-based varietals and esoteric offerings, Epiphany addresses the needs of the adventurous wine lover.

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Classic Wine Tours of Santa Barbara

Classic Wine Tours of Santa Barbara

1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 217, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, **Door to Door Service in Solvang & Santa Ynez**,
(805) 453-4063

Classic Wine Tours of Santa Barbara, enjoy an all inclusive day with lunch and tasting fees included! Book online or call for details. (805) 453-4063.

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Casa Dumetz Wines

Casa Dumetz Wines

388 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-1900

We craft elegant, alluring and authentic Rhone varietals with grapes sourced from extraordinary vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Zinke Wine Co.

Zinke Wine Co.

2366 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 338-1403

Zinke Wine Co. specializes in hand crafted, single vineyard Rhone varietal wines sourced from the Grand Crus of the central coast.

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Hitching Post II Restaurant and Winery

Hitching Post II Restaurant and Winery

406 E. Hwy. 246, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-0676

The quintessential Wine Country experience since 1986, with wood fire grilled “Santa Maria” barbeque and world class Hitching Post Pinot Noirs.

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