Santa Barbara County Wine Country

Discover Santa Ynez Valley Wineries

The heart of Santa Barbara County wine country is just two hours northwest of Los Angeles, and four hours south of the San Francisco, on California’s Central Coast.

Explore  300 Santa Barbara County wineries

Santa Ynez Valley MapSanta Ynez Valley is home to six distinct towns each with their own culture, vibe and menu of experiences, while 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.

 


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


In Northern Santa Barbara County

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About 9.5 million gallons of wine are produced annually, in Santa Barbara County. 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, which range in grape-growing climate from cooler to slightly warmer as you travel west to east..
  • Santa Barbara County wine country also has hidden-gem agricultural pockets such as the Los Alamos Valley vineyards, 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.

Tasting Rooms in Santa Barbara County

Tasting your way through the region’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 wine country rises to the food and wine occasion, with a varied International and California cuisines and  restaurants.


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Story of Soil

Story of Soil

2928 San Marcos Ave., Los Olivos CA 93441,
(805) 686-1302

As a small winery, Story of Soil, we can put more time, attention, and care into our wines.

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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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Kaena Wines

Kaena Wines

2890 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-4069

Kaena specializes in Grenache, and has been serving up the Aloha in the Santa Ynez Valley for the last three years in the quaint town of Los Olivos.

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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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Bradley Family Winery

Bradley Family Winery

92 Second Street, #C & #D, Buellton, Ca 93427
(805) 886-6644

Bradley Family Winery is a small boutique winery located in the Santa Ynez Valley. We feature from "vine to wine" award-winning wines.

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Final Girl Wines

Final Girl Wines

P.O. Box 126, Buellton, CA, 93427
(805) 350-2758

Peter and Anna are a husband and wife team that blend their two great passions of horror and wine to create Final Girl Wines.

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Grimm's Bluff

Grimm’s Bluff

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave. #102, Los Olivos, CA 93460 ,

Certified Biodynamic estate planted exclusively to Bordeaux varieties. Tasting room now open in Los Olivos.

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Rusack Vineyards

Rusack Vineyards

1819 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang, California 93463
(805) 688-1278

At Rusack Vineyards, we are a boutique winery and vineyard, nestled among the oak-studded rolling hills of Ballard Canyon

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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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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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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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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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Saarloos & Sons

Saarloos & Sons

2971 Grand Ave. , Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-1200

Family. Farming. Vineyards. Wine.

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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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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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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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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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Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

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

Offering private, guided horseback riding tours through Estelle Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country.

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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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Roblar Winery

Roblar Winery

3010 Roblar Ave., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
8056862603

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

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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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Spear Vineyards & Winery

Spear Vineyards & Winery

6700 E. Highway 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 737-1829

Spear is a family owned, farmed & certified organic vineyard nestled in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills Appellation.

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Ampelos Cellars

Ampelos Cellars

312 N 9th Street, Lompoc Ca 93436
(805) 736-9957

Soil-Vines-Wines. Order great wine is made. Our natural wines are from the 1st certified organic, biodynamic and sustainable vineyard.

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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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Sanford Winery and Vineyards

Sanford Winery and Vineyards

5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
(800) 426-9463

With the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the County, Sanford was the first producer est. in the Sta. Rita Hills , producing a string of award winning wines

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