Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara Wine Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Tours

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Santa Ynez Tour

Explore the Wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley!

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Starting point and time: Santa Barbara, 10am to 4:30pm

Cost: Sun-Fri:$119 per person, Saturdays: $129 per person. Group Discount Rate (8+ people):  Sun-Fri:$109, Saturdays: $119.  Prices include lunch. Discounts given on online & phone reservations. Group discount rates can not be used with other promotional discounts. 4 person minimum, Tour may be cancelled if less than 4 people book on any date.

Fees Include: Air-conditioned van service, all wine tasting fees (private tastings and winery tours available for groups of 10+), enjoyable lunch, cold beverages, knowledgeable guide, discussion on wine making as well as natural and human history.

Highlights: We’ll take care of all the details while you enjoy the heart of Santa Ynez wine country, home to several very popular California vintners. This tour is a great opportunity to sample and learn about the region’s wines.

Overview

Your group will be picked up by air-conditioned van in the morning at a prearranged meeting spot. We will preview the day and head up to our first winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. Once there, winery staff often takes us for a barrel room tour and wine tastings. Your guides will cover local human history and insight into Santa Ynez wine region along the way.

Lunch will be served in the shade at a favorite winery. Your guides will prepare an enjoyable deli style lunch with lots of options, including crisp, locally grown veggies, deli quality lunchmeat, and a selection of fresh bread and fixings. Cold beverages and bottled water will be provided.

We visit 3 of our local favorites in the area. Each winery has its unique vintages and award winning selections. Winery staff offer insight into specific blends and selections, and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases to our guests.

We are usually done by 3 or 4pm, heading back to town. Departure and arrival times are flexible. The trip has received rave reviews from guests. We have done similar wine tours for travel writers, corporate groups, bachelorette and birthday parties. We offer private wine tours where you can choose the wineries for an extra fee.

PLEASE NOTE:
Some wine tour dates are not available for online reservations. Please call for more dates and options.
(805) 884-WAVE or toll free (877) 885-WAVE.

Letsgo@sbadventureco.com

Cupcakes & Wine

Enjoy a Tasty day of Wine and Cupcakes!

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Santa Ynez Cupcake and Wine Tour

Starting point and time: Santa Barbara, 10am to 4:30pm

Cost: Sun-Fri:$129 per person, Saturdays: $139 per person. Group Discount Rate (8+ people):  Sun-Fri:$119, Saturdays: $129.  Prices include lunch. Discounts given on online & phone reservations.  Group discount rates can not be used with other promotional discounts. 4 person minimum, Tour may be canceled if less than 4 people book on any date.

Fees Include: Van shuttle, cupcake tasting, all wine tasting fees (private tastings available for groups of 8+), deli style lunch, cold beverages, knowledgeable guide, discussion of wine making as well as natural and human history.

Highlights: Come Experience the Original Cupcake & Wine Tour! Savor a yummy cupcake tasting featuring 6 mini cupcakes. This tour features wine tasting in Santa Ynez Valley, deli style lunch at one of our favorite wineries and a friendly guide for the day.

Overview

If you like tasty treats and wine, then you are going to love this Santa Ynez tour!

This wine tour features a delicious sampling of wine infused cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country. Some of our favorite cupcakes include Pomegranate Mango Chardonnay and Chocolate Blackberry Syrah.

Your group will be picked up by air-conditioned shuttle in the morning. We will preview the day and head up to Santa Ynez Valley. Once there, you will enjoy wine tasting at some of the areas best wineries. Your group will visit beautiful Los Olivos and enjoy an incredible cupcake and wine tasting. Your guides will cover local human history and insight into wine region along the way.

Lunch will be served in the shade at a favorite winery. Your guides will prepare an enjoyable deli lunch. Each winery has its unique vintages and award winning selections. Winery staff offer insight into specific blends and selections, and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases to our guests. The first of its kind, this wine tour has been featured on NBC LA, NBC San Diego, All Things Cupcake and Evelyn Kanter’s Car & Travel.

PLEASE NOTE:
Some wine tour dates are not available for online reservations. Please call for more dates and options.
(805) 884-WAVE or toll free (877) 885-WAVE.

Letsgo@SbAdventureCo.com

Wine Country Biking

Pedal through Scenic Wine Country!

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Starting point and time: Santa Barbara, 10am to 5pm

Level of difficulty: Moderate.

Cost: $159 per person, Groups Discount Rate $149 per person (4+ people).*

Total biking distance: 10-15 miles, mostly flat and rolling hills.

Fees include: Air-conditioned van service, all bikes and cycling equipment, all wine tasting fees (private tastings available for groups of 10+), logo glasses, enjoyable lunch, cold beverages, knowledgeable guide, discussion on wine making as well as natural and human history. The biking segment is fully van supported.

*2 person minimum, Tour may be canceled if less than 2 people book on any date.

Overview

This trip takes us into the heart of the Santa Barbara’s wine country, home to several very popular California vintners. We depart by van in the morning and head to the Foxen Canyon Trail or Santa Rita Hills, perfect for cycling through scenic vineyards and ranch lands. The close proximity of several notable vintners all within short pedaling distance makes this day’s ride very enjoyable.

Your group will be picked up by air-conditioned vans at a prearranged meeting spot 10:00am. We will then shuttle by van to the Santa Ynez Valley. After getting riders fitted, we ride along the scenic back-roads to our first winery. Once there, the winery staff takes us for a tasting and your guide will prepare an enjoyable “deli spread” picnic lunch with lots of options.  Cold beverages and water will be provided throughout the tour.

Then we pedal on to the second winery. Your guides will cover local human history and insight into wine region along the way.

We generally visit 2 local favorites in the area. Each winery has their unique vintages and award winning selections. Managers and wine makers themselves often meet us during our private tastings. Winery staff offer insight into specific blends and selections, and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases to our guests.

This trip receives rave reviews from guests. We have done similar tours for wine and travel writers, corporate groups, bachelorette and birthday parties, as well as families and tourists. This is the wine tour that was featured on the television show Giuliana and Bill.

Epicure Food Tour

Enjoy Santa Barbara’s finest treats!

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Starting point and time: Santa Barbara, 11am

Cost: $155 per person, Group Discount Rate $125 per person (6+ people). Group discount given on online & phone reservations.  Group discount rates can not be used with other promotional discounts. 4 person minimum, Tour may be canceled if less than 4 people book on any date.

Fees Include: Food and wine tastings, knowledgeable guide, discussion on Santa Barbara’s history natural and human history, trolley ride back to starting point. (Private tastings and tours available for groups of 8 or more.)

Highlights:  Come experience Santa Barbara’s food and wine! Savor cheeses, chocolates and wine as you stroll past the historic Courthouse and other landmarks. This tour features several food samplings, wine tasting and a friendly guide for the day.

Overview

Taste the Flavors of Santa Barbara!

This guided Santa Barbara tour offers you an opportunity to experience the American Riviera through its food, its people, and its lively downtown. We take you to several local spots to savor fabulous flavors. Along the way you’ll hear entertaining stories and insights into Santa Barbara’s culture and history while exploring the city’s landmarks.

Guests will meet in the morning in front of the city’s historic Arlington Theatre. Your guide will lead you through downtown to restaurants and tasting rooms where you will be able to sample some of the areas tastiest treats. Along the way you will pass the historic Santa Barbara Courthouse, Granada Theater and historic train station. Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and be able to stroll 1.5 miles downhill. A trolley will provide guests a lift back to their starting point.

Online reservations are not available for this activity.
Please call or email to book (805) 884-WAVE or toll free (877) 885-WAVE.

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Wine Blending

Create Your Own Custom Wine Blend!

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Starting point and time: Flexible

Cost: $145 per person. 8 person minimum. Group discounts available.

Fees Include: Van shuttle service from your hotel to the winery, facilitated wine blending activity as described, one bottle of wine per participant. Cold beverages and bottled water will be provided throughout the tour. Reservations are required.

Highlights: We’ll take care of all the details while you enjoy a fun and exciting introduction to the art of wine blending.  This exciting activity is a great opportunity to enjoy a hands on experience with blending and designing your own bottle of wine with your closest friends!

Overview

Our knowledgeable guides will shuttle your group to a local winery where you’ll get to blend wines, design your own labels and participate in bottling your unique blend. This is a great opportunity bond as a group while sampling and learning about local wines and the wine making process.

The winery owner will greet your group upon arrival. After introducing you to the guiding principles of wine blending, your group will be split into teams and the competition will begin.

Each team will be given 3 or more varieties to work with, as well as any necessary tools. Teams will strive to create the best blend while utilizing terminology and concepts employed by wine makers and sommeliers. Ultimately the team must come to a consensus on which blend best represents their efforts and will out perform the blends of their competitors. The winery will judge the blends and provide feedback.

Afterward each team will design their own label and participate in the bottling process. Each team member will go home with a bottle of their special blend. This activity will not only educate participants about the wine making process, but will also sharpen negotiating skills, improve team communication, and foster team cooperation and collaboration while having fun.

Online reservations are not available for this activity.
Please call or email to book (805) 884-WAVE or toll free (877) 885-WAVE.

Letsgo@sbadventureco.com