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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Saarloos & Sons

Saarloos & Sons

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

Family. Farming. Vineyards. Wine.

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Terre et Sang

Terre et Sang

2982 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-325-6063

Born from the dreams of mother & son Dalita & Duncan Harmon, Terre et Sang is dedicated to crafting distinctive expressions of Grenache & Syrah.

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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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The Sanger Family of Wines

The Sanger Family of Wines

1584 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 691-1020

Explore The Sanger Family of Wines in Solvang for premium wines and Danish charm. Enjoy exceptional winemaking tradition and innovation

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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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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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Piazza Family Wines

Piazza Family Wines

2825 Tapadero Road, Solvang, CA 93463
805-694-8046

A small family owned vineyard & winery in Ballard Canyon, hand crafting minimal interventionist wines with a focus on terroir. Tastings by appointment

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Brander Vineyard

Brander Vineyard

2401 N. Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-2455

Established in 1975, The Brander Vineyard is one of the oldest and most distinguished wineries in the Santa Barbara County.

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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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Pence Vineyards & Winery

Pence Vineyards & Winery

1909 CA-246, Buellton, CA 93427
805.735.7000

Organically farmed. Hand-Crafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, & Gamay. Inspired by: farming, food, family & terroir. Visits by Appointment only.

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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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Dreamcote Wine Co.

Dreamcote Wine Co.

2933 San Marcos Ave , Los Olivos CA 93441
(805) 691-1200

Where the land meets the sea, Sipping bubbly at Dreamcote is where you need to be!

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Zaca Mesa Winery

Zaca Mesa Winery

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-9339

At Zaca Mesa, we specialize in producing Rhône-style wines of outstanding quality from our estate vineyards.

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Arrowsmith's Wine Bar

Arrowsmith’s Wine Bar

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

Arrowsmith's Wine Bar - A Friendly European bar in the heart of Solvang.

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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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Clean Slate Wine Bar

Clean Slate Wine Bar

448 Atterdag Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 302-1787

Inspired by fresh ingredients, Chef Melissa prepares a new menu every day - paired with 50 Central Coast wines by the glass and 10 craft beers on tap!

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Buscador Winery

Buscador Winery

140 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 242-5206

Handcrafted Bordeaux, Rhone and Burgundian varietals produced in limited quantities displayed in a fun and unique wine tasting setting

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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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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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Lumen Wines

Lumen Wines

458 Bell St., Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 350-4054

Cool-climate wines by Will Henry and Santa Barbara's first independent female winemaker, Lane Tanner, with grapes sourced from biodynamic vineyards.

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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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Standing Sun Wines

Standing Sun Wines

92 Second Street Unit D, Buellton, CA 93427
8056939413

Standing Sun Wines specialize in small lot, Rhone variety wines, from Santa Barbara County... with Standing Sun LIVE and ART Gallery.

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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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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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Chanin Wine Co.

Chanin Wine Co.

300 N. 12th Street, Suite 1-C, Lompoc, CA 93436
805-345-6544

Chanin Wine Co. is dedicated to crafting wines from Santa Barbara County that reflect the individual vineyard in which they are grown.

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