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



Les Marchands Restaurant & Wine Shop

Les Marchands is a European-styled restaurant, wine bar and retail shop featuring outstanding wines from Santa Barbara County and throughout the world. The bistro menu showcases seasonally inspired food for a casual supper, weekend brunch or snack…


Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

Looking for a place to enjoy wine-and-food in an upbeat yet casual atmosphere? Then, the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe, nestled in the Santa Barbara wine-country, is the place for you! Since 1995 they have been serving wine country cuisine to…


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…


Bridlewood Estate Winery

Bridlewood Estate Winery welcomes guests for tours and wine tastings at our estate in the heart of Santa Barbara County. To ensure an exceptional experience and personalized attention for our guests, advanced reservations are required. From…


Kunin Wines

Seth Kunin started Kunin Wines in 1998, focusing on Syrah, Zinfandel and Viognier. Over the years he added additional Rhone and Loire Valley varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre, Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc and, more…


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…


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