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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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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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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Foxen Vineyard & Winery

Foxen Vineyard & Winery

FOXEN, 7600 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93454, , foxen 7200, 7200 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 937-4251

The Foxen Boys have been making wine together since 1985 when they founded Foxen. If you don't know Foxen, you don't know Dick.... or Bill.

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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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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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Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards

Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards

1500 Alamo Pintado Road,, Solvang CA 93463
(805) 688-3032

Taste our estate wines in a friendly atmosphere. Relax on our patio and sip our wide range of delicious wines, from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Franc!

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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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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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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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Dovecote Estate Winery & Ranch

Dovecote Estate Winery & Ranch

9229 Alisos Canyon Road, Los Alamos, CA 93440
805-570-0443

Dovecote Ranch and Estate Winery is dedicated to growing and crafting wines that allow the beauty and character of our land to speak through them.

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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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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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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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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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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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