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Santa Ynez Wine Trail

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Take "The Loop" and enjoy a full day of fun

If you are leaving from Santa Barbara, go out Hwy 101 along the coast through Gaviota Pass (the... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Lynn K
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Florida
worth doing if in the area, but...

Visiting Santa Ynez area wineries is worth doing if in the area. Our favorite was Foxen. But if... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
kpcsrc
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Ukiah, California
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Scenic driving route through Santa Barbara wine country that offers opportunities to tour major wineries along the way.
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  • Average6%
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you are leaving from Santa Barbara, go out Hwy 101 along the coast through Gaviota Pass (the only land level natural pass through the mountains). Spend the day touring through the Santa Ynez valley at wineries of your choice and return over the top...More

1  Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Visiting Santa Ynez area wineries is worth doing if in the area. Our favorite was Foxen. But if you want to visit a different wine country and haven't committed to this area, I recommend Mendocino County, including Anderson Valley, Hopland, and Ukiah.

Thank kpcsrc
Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a beautiful area of the country and a bit less crowded then other more well know wine areas in Ca. The wines are very good as well. Demetria is well worth making a reservation for a tour. Very friendly people in the middle of...More

1  Thank 382dw
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We visted this winery on the tail end of our trip up the coast - it is a beautiful place with a very hospitable staff. My husband and I enjoyed the grounds, sat under the abundant shade, and sipped our wonderful wine tasting!

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a fun experience. The winery folks are super hospitable. Plus, there are a number of add-on's when you spend the day here - miniature ponies, The Mission, Wilding Museum, and, of course, downtown Los Olivos and Solvang. I love the wines, but when...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Visited this beautiful winery today and thoroughly enjoyed the wines, tasting room ambience , and scenic setting. Two tastings offered, the regular wines for $12pp, and the reserve wines for $15. A purchase of $100 waives the cost of tasting. We had friendly servers and...More

Thank Carlsbadhappy
Reviewed 19 November 2015

If you're traveling by car, there are lots of great wineries on this trail. The scenery is spectacular and its not too busy with tourists.

1  Thank Cave J
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

The road is in need of resurfacing, and the many fine wineries make it necessary to have a dd. All in all, I should've had $$$ to be more like my friends who walked away with cases of great vino.

Thank David J
Reviewed 22 April 2015

So close to Los Angeles and such a beautiful area. Highly recommend coming here. Try staying at a VRBO in the area.

Thank livasida
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours picked us up in a private Benz van and brought us to 4 diverse, representative wineries in the Santa Barbara region. The scenery along the way is beautiful. Teresa was informative and set up a picnic style lunch for us...More

Thank Dyan P
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