Founded in 1962, Santa Barbara Winery was Santa Barbara’s first commercial winery since the prohibition era. Today, the tasting room is in the heart of Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, just one block from the Pacific Ocean.
While Santa Barbara Winery is best known for their Santa Barbara County Chardonnay, they specialize in a multitude of varietals made from French and Italian grapes.
Santa Barbara Winery offers award-winning wines made from such familiar grapes as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Late Harvest Riesling and more. All of the grapes used are sourced from estate vineyards and neighboring vineyards in Santa Barbara County.
The country has gone crazy for rosé, and with blogs and wine clubs dedicated to the pretty-in-pink drink, it certainly looks to be a trend that’s here to stay. As it should be! Rosé is accessible and fun. It’s very food-friendly and generally inexpensive. Plus, it looks great in the glass (hello, Instagram!) and is a stylish addition to any…
Wine aficionados quickly realize that the wine world in Santa Barbara is multi-faceted, offering an experience that’s both urban and rural. Wine lovers will want to tack on an extra night and set off to discover why Santa Barbara’s wine country is so diverse and delectable, one world-class pour at a time.