Private Santa Barbara Small-Production Wine Tour

24 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

** PRIVATE WINE TOUR TO SMALL PRODUCTION WINERIES NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - PRIVATE VEHICLE (2-8 guests max) & ALL PRIVATE LOCATIONS THESE PRIVATE LOCATIONS ARE NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND ARE A MORE SELECT LIST. Enjoy limited release, premium wines in all seated one-on-one tastings. Tour the vineyards and barrel rooms with the owners and winemakers themselves. FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE WINE EXPERIENCE BEYOND THE CROWDED, PUBLIC COMMERCIAL WINERIES. We provide our guests with insider's access to Santa Barbara’s ultra small production, private estates, vineyards and wineries. Upon booking contact our hotline. • PRIVATE SEATED TASTINGS • TASTE WITH WINEMAKERS AND OWNERS • NO COMMERCIAL WINERIES, NO TASTING ROOMS • NO STANDING AT A BAR IN A CROWDED WINERY • NO BACHELORETTE/ BACHELOR PARTIES • LUXURY TESLA MODEL X SUV (for 2-5 guests) or LUXURY MERCEDES (for 5-8 guests)

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sustainable Wine Tours

We pick up from your location in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Buelton, Solvang or Santa Ynez. Please note: 45 minutes travel time from Santa Barbara to Wine Country.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Santa Ynez Wine Trail

Walk the vineyards with winemakers and tour production facilities at all private locations.

Duration: 5 hour

Pass By: Cold Spring Tavern

Old Stagecoach stop from the 1800s.

Pass By: Global Gardens

Depending on itinerary of the day, we could do a private olive oil tasting at tiny market.

Pass By: Solvang

Charming danish village

Pass By: Los Olivos

Over 40 tastings rooms in this tiny town.

Pass By: Santa Ynez

This tiny town is reminiscent of the old west.

Pass By: Ballard

With a population of only 467, Ballard is the smallest of the region’s towns. However, it also holds some of the Valley’s most treasured gems. A genuine “Little Red Schoolhouse” has been educating young Ballard residents since 1883. The bell still rings to summon students, and it is one of the top-performing schools in Santa Barbara County. Ballard is also home to The Ballard Inn & Restaurant, one of the most romantic B&Bs in the region, where you can enjoy delectable wine-country fusion meals. With an abundance of historic homes, churches, miniature donkeys and more, this town is certainly well worth the visit. Experience the serenity and charm of a well-preserved country town.

Pass By: Refugio State Park and Beach

Located just half an hour west of Santa Barbara, Refugio State Beach offers a unique landscape and calm oasis for families and outdoor enthusiasts. The palm tree-lined cove caters to peaceful picnics, coastal fishing and unforgettable kayaking. Its crystalline waters and secluded setting warrant an entire day of fun and relaxation – and maybe a night of camping, too!

Pass By: Gaviota State Park

Gaviota State Park takes its name from the Spanish word for seagull, given to the area by soldiers of the Portola Expedition who supposedly killed a seagull while camping here in 1769. Marked by a tall Southern Pacific railroad trestle that crosses Gaviota Creek high above the day-use parking lot, the park is a popular spot for swimming, picnicking, surf fishing and camping, despite high winds that often blow through the area. A pier on the west end of the beach is used by anglers, and scuba divers and surfers use a boat hoist on the pier to access the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel. Visitors can explore the rugged upland portions of the park from a trailhead in the parking area. Ambitious hikers can climb to Gaviota Peak that offers a spectacular view of the coast and the Channel Islands.

Pass By: El Capitan State Beach

El Capitán’s peaceful setting, sandy shoreline and close proximity to Santa Barbara make it a popular spot for camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing and other outdoor activities. Stands of sycamore, oak and eucalyptus trees create lots of shady spots throughout the park, and the well-maintained hiking trails lead to picturesque lookouts of the mountains and sea. Follow the stairway from the bluffs down to the beach and keep an eye out for marine life and wildlife. Between November and April, watch for whales in the distance as they migrate to/from Mexico!
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