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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Roblar Winery

Roblar Winery

3010 Roblar Ave., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 686-2603

Join Roblar Winery's friendly staff for an unforgettable vineyard tour while savoring our award winning wines.

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Westerly Wines

Westerly Wines

(949) 289-1457

Our pursuit at Westerly Wines is to express the unique characteristics and individuality of the preeminent vineyards in Santa Barbara County.

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Storm Wines

Storm Wines

2948 San Marcos Ave. , Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 350-9456

Rooted in the hills of Santa Barbara County, Storm Wines emphasizes old world influences and new world techniques.

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Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards

Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards

1280 Drum Canyon Rd., Lompoc, CA 93436
805.697-1466

Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyard focuses on cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and warm climate Bordeaux varietals from Happy Canyon.

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Section Wines

Section Wines

65 Los Padres Way, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 729-2911

Section Wines Winery - Local boutique winery located in the middle of the Santa Barbara wine country.

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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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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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Stolpman Vineyards

Stolpman Vineyards

2434 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-0400

Estate grown in the Ballard Canyon AVA. Natural and dry farmed on limestone. Native fermentation and minimal manipulation.

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Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance

Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance

P.O. Box 716, Lompoc, CA 93436

The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance was formed in 1997 to unify growers and winemakers in the Western Santa Ynez Valley for the purpose of develo

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Folded Hills - Winery - Farmstead - Ranch

Folded Hills – Winery – Farmstead – Ranch

2323 Old Coast HWY, Gaviota, CA 93117
(805) 694-8086

Folded Hills is tucked into the foothills between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez, offering a taste of farm life with organic produce & estate wines.

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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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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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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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Crown Point Vineyards

Crown Point Vineyards

1733 Fletcher Way, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 693-9300

This estate vineyard located in Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA is known for producing distinguished Bordeaux varietals.

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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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Dana V. Wines

Dana V. Wines

1588 Mission Dr. Suite B, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-3488

In addition to our tasting list we also offer wine by the glass inside our cozy tasting room or out on the patio. Open late!

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Coquelicot Estate Vineyard

Coquelicot Estate Vineyard

2884 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-1500

COQUELICOT is the name “en Français” of the striking red poppy flower that graces the French countryside, as well as all the labels on our wine.

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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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Clementine Carter formerly Casa Dumetz Wines 

Clementine Carter formerly 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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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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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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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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Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

430 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 734-7565

Fun Low Cost Wine Tours! A Unique Experience That Goes Beyond The Traditional Wine Tours.

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Solminer Wine Company

Solminer Wine Company

2890 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 691-9195

Specializing in Estate grown Organic, Natural California wine using Austrian Varietals Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent.

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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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