Wineries

Santa Barbara wineries are intimate spaces where you can watch the process unfold as you sip. You can sample an array of locally grown varietals and chances are good that you’ll end up meeting a winemaker or two along the way. In downtown Santa Barbara, there are bunches of wineries from which to choose. Not to mention, there’s plenty of history here, too. Founded in 1962, Santa Barbara Winery was the area’s first winery since Prohibition, and it remains a hotbed of activity today. But you’ll find plenty of others as well, from recognizable labels to passionate upstarts. Within the city, working wineries reveal that the art of making wine here is a very personal pursuit. There are plenty of limited edition releases and vintner-selected bottles that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

In the vineyards just on the other side of the mountain range, located in the famous Santa Ynez Valley, wineries takes on different forms.  Some are inconspicuous — like those tucked away inside the industrial buildings of the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. Others create the quintessential wine country experience with large open spaces that house stacks of wine  barrels, weaving bottling lines and views of vines that stretch as far as the eye can see. There isn’t any singular specialty here either. Whether you love whites or reds, popular varietals or obscure ones, the wineries in Santa Barbara and the surrounding region offer plenty to love. The adventure of discovery is part of the pleasure of the experience. Pick a few you’ve never tried before and see what you find. Along the way you’ll meet wine lovers, wine makers and create lasting memories of your time here. If you find lots of new wines you love, you can always ship bottles back home if there isn’t enough room in your luggage for all your new favorites!

Wineries 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…


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…


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…


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…


Casa Dumetz Wines

  Wine. Love. Happiness. Creativity. Inspiration. World Peace. All found in a glass of wine.  It’s true.  Find out for yourself. An easy trip north of Santa Barbara.  We are right off the Camino Real Freeway on the…


Carr Winery

Carr Vineyards & Winery is a small, handcrafted winery producing 4500 cases in downtown Santa Barbara.  Owner and winemaker, Ryan Carr, established the winery in 1999.  All of the wines made by Carr are sourced from Santa…


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…


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