Santa Barbara County Wine Country

Discover Santa Ynez Valley Wines

Vineyards & Wineries

Santa Ynez Valley vineyards and wineries are the heart of Santa Barbara County wine country, and the place to be for wine tasting near Solvang, CA. Located is just two hours northwest of Los Angeles just off HWY 101, and four hours south of the San Francisco, on California’s Central Coast.

Explore  300 Santa Barbara wineries

Santa Ynez Valley MapThe Santa Ynez Valley is home to six distinct towns each with their own culture, vibe and menu of experiences. The greater Santa Barbara County wine region houses seven American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Fertile vineyards and farms. Due to the region’s temperate weather, Santa Barbara County wine country offers year ‘round getaway activities to suit all budgets and palates for wine tasting and enjoyment.

 


Ballard | Buellton | Los Alamos | Los Olivos | Santa Ynez | Solvang


In Northern Santa Barbara County AVAs

Santa Barbara County Wine associations logos

About 9.5 million gallons of wine are produced annually, in Santa Barbara County at Santa Ynez Valley Vineyards and Wineries. You will find the second oldest appellation in the U.S. behind Napa.

  • Lompoc, Sta. Rita Hills AVA stretches east to Buellton, producing some of Santa Barbara County’s most prized Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
  • Ballard Canyon AVA lies just beyond the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, and borders the newest of these areas, the
    Los Olivos District AVA.
  • Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA is on the eastern border of these AVAs. This range of grape-growing climate moves from cooler to slightly warmer as you travel west to east.
  • Santa Barbara wine country also has hidden-gem agricultural pockets such as the Los Alamos Valley vineyards. Here the Old West-meets-modern-foodie town of Los Alamos. Alisos Canyon AVA
  • Santa Maria Bench, which rises inland from the Santa Maria Valley AVA.

Wine Tasting Rooms in Santa Barbara Region

Tasting your way through Santa Barbara County Wine Country’s many varieties –  Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, plus Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Riesling. Santa Barbara County in the Santa Ynez Valley rises to the food and wine occasion, with varied International and California cuisines and fine restaurants.


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Melville Winery

Melville Winery

5185 E HWY 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-7030

Melville is a family owned and operated Estate vineyard and winery in the heart of Sta. Rita Hills.

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Crawford Family Wines

Crawford Family Wines

1661 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
805-698-3889

Crawford Family Wines embraces the "garagiste" style of winemaking by producing tiny lots of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals.

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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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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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Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
8056869336

An unforgettable wine tasting experience featuring beautiful wines made from L&L's estate grown, hand-picked, sustainably farmed grapes.

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SAMsARA Wine Co.

SAMsARA Wine Co.

2446 Alamo Pintado Ave, , Los Olivos, CA, 93441
(805) 688-2455

SAMsARA produces limited releases of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Chardonnay from carefully selected micro-sites within the Sta. Rita Hills.

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Epiphany

Epiphany Wines – Los Olivos Winery

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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Rock 12 Distillery

Rock 12 Distillery

6605 E Hwy 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 264-6026

We are the first farm distillery in Santa Barbara County. We are open to the public tours, spirits tastings and cocktails.

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Refugio Ranch Vineyards

Refugio Ranch Vineyards

2990 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805)688-5400

A family owned and operated estate vineyard, specializing in Rhone varietals and Sauvignon Blanc.

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DaFoe Wines / Attic Salt Wine Co.

DaFoe Wines / Attic Salt Wine Co.

2901 Grand Ave. #C, Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-452-9685

Santa Barbara County native winemaker, specializing in rich, expressive wines and unique blends.

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Babcock Winery & Vineyards

Babcock Winery & Vineyards

5175 E. Hwy 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 736-1455

Passionately crafted from top notch Central Coast fruit for over four decades, Babcock wines truly speak of volume, balance, and place.

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Kalyra Winery

Kalyra Winery

343 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
805-693-8864

The original Kalyra Winery featured in the 'Sideways' movie, the best view in the valley & sampling flights of red/white wine and dessert wines.

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Ellie's Tap & Vine

Ellie’s Tap & Vine

3640 Sagunto Street , Santa Ynez, California 93460

Join us for delicious food, great wine, and a good time!

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Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery

Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery

6121 E Highway 246, Lompoc, California
(805) 737-6222

Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery at Rancho Santa Rosa is the realization of vintner Bill Foley's dream to produce world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

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Luna Hart Wines

Luna Hart Wines

2825 Tapadero Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(610) 880-6412

Luna Hart Wines is a boutique wine company specializing in small batch, handcrafted wines with minimal intervention in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Dragonette Cellars

Dragonette Cellars

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, California
(805) 693-0077

To produce wines of the utmost quality and purity from the finest vineyards in Santa Barbara County.

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Brave & Maiden Estate

Brave & Maiden Estate

649 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, California 93460
(805) 693-2989

Join us for one of our three wine tasting experiences, each which showcases a portfolio of our limited production wines.

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Anthony Carron

Coast Range Restaurant & Vaquero Bar

1635 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 624-5420

Anthony Carron and Steven Fretz have joined forces for the steakhouse, which features steaks from the historic ranches in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Liquid Farm

Liquid Farm

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave. #101, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 697-7859

Enjoy world-class wines in our beautiful, farmhouse-style tasting room and mercantile in the heart of Los Olivos.

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CrossHatch Wines

CrossHatch Wines

1090 Edison St #104, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9192

Join us for Wines by the Glass, Wine Tasting, and Bottles To Go at our new tasting room located in downtown Santa Ynez.

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Beckmen Vineyards

Beckmen Vineyards

2670 Ontiveros Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688 - 8664 ext. 200

An estate winery in the Santa Ynez Valley, crafting premier biodynamic wines with a focus on Rhône varieties. Tasting room located on the vineyard.

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Sunstone Winery

Sunstone Winery

125 Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(800) 313-9463

Sunstone's tasting room is reminiscent of some of the small wineries in the Provencal French countryside.

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Vega Vineyard and Farm

Vega Vineyard and Farm

9496 Santa Rosa Rd., Buellon, CA 93427
(805) 688-2415

Taste limited releases, explore our historic ranch, enjoy lunch or a bite, visit and feed our farm animals, and kick back at our picnic areas.

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Brewer-Clifton

Brewer-Clifton

2367 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 866-6080

Come taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay proudly grown in the Sta. Rita Hills of California in the beauty of Los Olivos.

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Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

1623 Mission Drive, Suite M, Solvang, CA 93463,
(805) 691-9395

Enjoy our wines, which reflect the special terroir of the Sta. Rita Hills, in our inviting and spacious courtyard in charming downtown Solvang.

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