Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

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Nestled on a pristine stretch of California’s coastline, Santa Barbara, also known as “The American Riviera”, offers spectacular beaches, soaring mountains, and a vibrant wine and culinary scene.In fact, while some will require transportation to reach, there are m any wineries and tasting rooms within walking distance of one another and the beach. 

Although you won’t find any vineyards in this urban wine scene, you will find a vast myriad of full wine production facilities, stand alone tasting rooms and fine local wines to explore. All of these wineries craft their wines from the counties finest vineyards.  The goal of these winemakers and wineries is to offer both novices and aficionados the opportunity to taste and learn about their wines of different varieties and styles.

The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail can be broken up geographically into about 6 different neighborhood sub-trails. Since it would be impossible to visit every wine tasting room on this trail in one day – or even over the course of one weekend – being able to break them up geographically is a helpful feature.

The neighborhoods along the trail include the Funk Zone, Midtown, Presidio, Goleta, Montecito and Summerland.

Funk Zone – As the name suggests, an eclectic, colorful and fun area within walking distance of the train station, the beach and downtown Santa Barbara.

For more information, read our post:

Watch Our Wine Trail Guide on Santa Barbara Funk Zone Wine Walk

 

SANTA BARBARA FUNK ZONE – BEST SPOTS TO EAT, DRINK AND DISCOVER

Wineries (Listed A-Z)

Area 5.1 Winery

Corks n’ Crowns (Wine, Craft Beer & Sparkling Tasting Room)

Deep Sea Tasting Room – Conway Family Wines  (nearby on Stearns Wharf)

DV8 Cellars

Fess Parker Wine Tasting Room @ Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Fox Wine Co & Blair Fox Cellars

J. Wilkes

Kunin Wines

Lafond Winery

Margerum Wine Company

Melville Tasting Room – Santa Barbara

Municipal Winemakers

Oreana Winery

Pali Wine Co

Paradise Springs Winery

Riverbench Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Wine Collective

Santa Barbara Winery

The Valley Project

Midtown – A more industrial area with 5 fully functioning wineries. You may see the winemakers in action. Located a short distance from downtown.

Wineries (Listed A-Z)

Carr Winery

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Potek Winery

Sanguis

Whitcraft Winery

Presidio – The historic site of the last of the Spanish fortresses (presidios) where you can explore history along with food and wine. It is home to an area called the “Wine Collection of El Paseo Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.

Wineries (Listed A-Z)

Au Bon Climat

Cebada Vineyard

Frequency Wine Co.

Grassini Family Vineyards

Happy Canyon Vineyard

Jamie Slone Wines

Silver

Goleta – “The Good Land” is located a short drive up the coast north of Santa Barbara. It is adjacent to the oceanfront campus of UCSB, University of California Santa Barbara. 

The Foley Food and Wine Society @ The Ritz Carlton Bacara

SAMsARA Wine Co. 

Montecito – An exclusive, high-end community a short drive south from Santa Barbara along the coast.

Folded Hills Montecito Tasting Room and Wine Shop

Summerland – A tiny hillside beach town south of Santa Barbara and just south of Montecito. 

Summerland Winery

Location

Address

Santa Barbara, California

Goleta, California

Montecito, California

Summerland, California

Notes

The famed Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail across two distinct downtown neighborhoods, ( and a few nearby) each offering its own unique wine and dining.

 

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