Wine Tasting Rooms

When wine tasting in Santa Barbara, tasting rooms are the wine lover’s ultimate watering hole: Visitors come here to socialize, to share experiences and to relax. No matter your favorite grape varietal or your personal style, you’ll find a Santa Barbara tasting room to fit your taste.

The dozens of tasting rooms that spread throughout downtown Santa Barbara are a reflection of the winemakers and the neighborhoods where they’re located. For a vivacious, youthful sipping experience, the Funk Zone tasting rooms are teeming with personality and Instagram-worthy style. In the city’s historic Presidio Neighborhood, the tasting rooms are intimate and embrace the elegance of the historic buildings they occupy.

For a more picturesque wine-drinking experience, tasting rooms in the Santa Ynez and Santa Maria Valleys are as friendly as they are eclectic. Multiple tasting lists, including reserve lists that often feature limited-edition wines, create a comprehensive lesson for  budding aficionados or seasoned experts alike. At their core, Santa Barbara’s tasting rooms are personal, so don’t be surprised if the person doing the pouring is the actual winemaker.

Tasting Rooms in Santa Barbara


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 Vintners

Santa Barbara Wine Country offers world class wine tasting experiences throughout Santa Barbara County,  Experience the cool vibe of the tasting rooms in Santa Barbara along the Urban Wine Trail and in the Funk Zone. Head into the…


The Mill

Stylistically restored respecting the buildings’ original heritage, Darrell and Kirsten Becker have put a modern spin on The Feed Mill originally constructed in 1904 by the Boykin family. Coined The Mill, the corner of Laguna and Haley is now…


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,…


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…


Riverbench Santa Barbara Tasting Room

Certified-sustainable boutique winery dedicated to Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines from a single vineyard on the bank of the ancient Sisquoc River, known as the Santa Maria Bench. Visit our Santa Barbara tasting…



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