Discover Santa Ynez Valley Wineries

If you’re a wine lover, then you’ll be thrilled to learn that one activity people love most when staying here is visiting the best wineries in Santa Ynez Valley. In fact, many visitors tell us they love to plan their Santa Ynez vacations around exciting wine-tasting Best Santa Ynez Wineriesexperiences. Santa Ynez wine country offers visitors four distinct American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and over 120 wineries which produce more than 1 million cases of sense-satisfying wine every year. Taste the area’s unique varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, and more.

Each season is unique in Santa Ynez — there’s always a special wine event, fun concert or cultural celebration to attend. In the summer many wineries host special outdoor events, barbecues and concerts, which many find to be the perfect setting for romantic destination weddings. Fall ushers in a celebration of the local harvest, and the introduction of the new offerings. Winter is reserved for more laid-back exploration and tasting, but then the year starts again with a spring festival, featuring four days of unique wine and culinary experiences.

The best way to experience Santa Ynez wine country is to plan your own wine-tasting getaway.  Consider a local wine tour company for a guided tour of Santa Ynez wine country, or download the Santa Ynez Valley Tour Map here and start exploring on your own. Our local vintners often team up to offer a tasting pass, which lets you sample creations at many of the best local wineries.  So, what are you waiting for? Make Santa Ynez Valley your destination for the perfect wine tasting vacation

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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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Margerum Wine Company

Margerum Wine Company

59 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427, (behind Figueroa Mtn. Brewing)
(805) 686-8500

Margerum Wine Company makes handcrafted wine sourced from our own Estate Vineyard as well as other top Santa Barbara County growers.

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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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Crawford Family Wines

Crawford Family Wines

2477 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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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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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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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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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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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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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Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

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

With Artisan Excursion Wine Tours, Solvang Santa Ynez Buellton, you get to experience the best of what California’s exquisite wineries have to offer.

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Epiphany

Epiphany

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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Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

6020 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 937-8340

Local tasting room pouring estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines from a historic vineyard on the bank of the Sisquoc River.

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Zaca Mesa Winery

Zaca Mesa Winery

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

Estate winery and vineyard focused on Rhône varietals.

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Kalyra Winery

Kalyra Winery

140 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA , 93427
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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