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Santa Barbara Wineries
Santa Barbara and its adjacent counties are home to around 200 wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms. There are two main routes for exploring Santa Barbara's wine country, each offering numerous wineries equipped with their own tasting rooms.
The Santa Ynez wine trail winds in and around Solvang and Los Olivos. This wine country route offers smaller wineries that are closer together. The Foxen Canyon trail offers grander, ranch-style wineries. Any tourist information booth in Santa Barbara offers a map with all the wineries and driving directions for getting there. But if finding and exploring Santa Barbara's wine country alone is too confusing, guided tours are also available.
Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours
Take a guided jeep ride through the Santa Ynez valley, visit four different wineries and enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch and a rustic view of Santa Barbara for around $100 per person.
Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara CA; Tel. 805.965.9463
Departing from Stearns Wharf in downtown Santa Barbara at 9:45am, a small wine-colored bus takes passengers to four unique wineries and this wine country tour provides a gourmet lunch, discounts at the wineries and the all-important designated driver for $79 per person.
--Reviews by Jessica Pedersen