Private Wine Tasting Tour of Santa Ynez Valley
Central California is not just a beautiful area, it is responsible for some of the best wines in the country. And you'll have a chance to sample some of the best of them on this Private Wine Tasting Tour of Santa Ynez Valley. This intimate, comprehensive fully-guided tour includes lunch and is the perfect way to enjoy the romance that is the Santa Ynez Valley.
The tour begins at a place of your choosing in Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos or Buellton. Your guide will pick you and then it's off for a wine lover's dream day. You'll drive through the rugged hills and mountains of the area before arriving at the first winery, where you'll receive an exclusive vineyard to glass tour. The tour will take you through the step-by-step process of wine making, and you'll learn about the secrets of fermentation and the art of growing grapes.
Then it's off for a fun and tasty lunch among the shade of the vineyard as you enjoy the soft and warm breezes coming off the ocean. But the day still has plenty of excitement to come, as you visit a total of four local wineries, each with its own vibe and style of wine making. It's a master class in wine making in one guided tour and whether you're a wine aficionado or new to wine, you'll walk away from this day with plenty of warm memories and more than a bit of knowledge.
The central coast of California is one of the most diverse grape growing regions on the West Coast. Cool coastal breezes and hot inland temperatures combine over rugged hills and mountain to create dozens of microclimates suitable for a broad range of wine varietals such as delicate, thin-skinned Chardonnay to more tannic, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.
Your private Wine tour will begin with a pick-up at your hotel or vacation rental in Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos or Buellton. After meeting your driver and guide for the afternoon, you will make your way to the beautiful Santa Ynez valley to begin your day among scenic vineyards and world-class wines. Learn how wine is made on an exclusive vineyard to glass tour, where staff at a local winery will teach you about the art of growing grapes and the science behind fermentation. Enjoy a gorgeous picnic lunch overlooking vineyards while relaxing in the wonderful southern California weather. Throughout the day you will visit four different wineries, each with their own style of wine to share and unique story to tell. When you are done, your driver will drive you back to your hotel where you will depart, sleepy and satisfied, to make your way to dinner or off on another adventure of your own choosing.
Pickup & Return:
Your private hotel or residence.
Please provide address when booking.
Same as pick-up.
Departure Times: Daily:
10am - 10:30 am Santa Barbara
11:00am - Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Buellton.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
- Private tour
- Wine tasting
- Picnic Lunch with available vegetarian options
- Bottled water
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years
- Dress code is smart casual