Wine Shops

Wine shops in Santa Barbara are the ultimate introduction to what the area has to offer. The focus is squarely on variety, so that visitors can find popular, large-production labels as well as boutique, off-the-radar bottles.

Want a brush with celebrity? In the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, the Los Olivos Café and Wine Merchant served as a setting for the Oscar®-winning film Sideways, and the memorable scene where Miles balks at the notion of drinking merlot. Inside, the wine shop carries one of the area’s biggest selections of local wines (including merlot).

In Santa Barbara, hunting for Renegade Wines is as rewarding as finding it. Located inside a nondescript warehouse, the variety here is impressive, and the bevy of temperature-controlled lockers keeps the locals coming. Within Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, Les Marchands Wine Bar and Merchant provides knowledge, assistance and stock, for those looking to manage their own world class-collection.

Think of Santa Barbara’s wine shops as an ever-evolving gallery, and as a front line for delicious discoveries.

Wine Shops in Santa Barbara


Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Taste our wines now at two locations! Visit us at our brand new urban tasting room located in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone. Open daily from 11:am-6:00pm. 137 Anacapa St. Suite C. Santa Barbara, Ca 93101. Or, visit our historic vineyard and tasting…


Gainey Vineyard

We invite you to experience the magic of the Gainey Vineyard for yourself and absorb the refreshing shade of the live oaks, 360-degree vineyard views, and the tranquil beauty of our natural setting. Surrounded by 100-acres of rolling hills,…


DV8 Cellars

DV8 Cellars handcrafts our wines from top Santa Barbara County vineyards. Primarily Rhone Varietals with a Pinot Noir, Rose of Grenache and two sparkling wines on tap. Our comfortable dog-friendly tasting room is located in the heart of the Funk…


Santa Barbara Wine Collective

The Santa Barbara Wine Collective is a group of like-minded producers focusing on the unique terroir of Santa Barbara County. We feature local premium wines from well known producers Babcock, Ca' Del Grevino, Fess Parker, Notary Public and The…


Au Bon Climat

Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means "a well-exposed vineyard") produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California's Santa Barbara County. The Au Bon Climat winery is located on…


Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room

Located near Santa Barbara’s waterfront at the Hotel Californian, Margerum Wine Company offers tastings or wines by the glass in our expansive tasting room or on the heated patio. And at the gateway to the Sta. Rita Hills, our…



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