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


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…


Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Certified sustainable winery focused on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines from a single vineyard on the bank of the ancient Sisquoc River, known as the Santa Maria Bench. Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when the first grapes…


Santa Barbara Winery

Founded in 1962, Santa Barbara Winery is Santa Barbara's first commercial winery since the prohibition era. Today, the winery and tasting room are in the heart of Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, just blocks from the Pacific Ocean. While Santa…


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…


Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, just minutes from the beach, Jaffurs Wine Cellars produces world class hand-crafted wines. Since 1994 our family owned winery has focused on producing limited quantities of top quality Rhône…



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…


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