The first part of this tour is simply going to the vineyards. You see the vineyards in their vast and green expanse, and you see people picking the grapes and taking care of each grape so that the flavor of the wine will improve. There are many styles of grapes on the tour, and you might ask the tour guide to stop for some new pictures.
The second part of the tour is the tastings you get in the special tasting rooms set up by the vineyards. The wineries have staff members who offer a taste, and they explain how these wines were made. You see a part of the process that many people miss, and you get to chat with the people on the tour about which wines you really want.
You might even buy a couple bottles of wine on the tour, and you will notice that this particular tour allows you to take more pictures as you are led to the spots where the pictures are most majestic.
Come on the El Paseo wine and photo tour so that you see much more of the Santa Barbara area. You learn about wine, taste wine, and possibly buy a bottle or two before leaving.
The El Paseo neighborhood of Santa Barbara is one of the city’s oldest areas, comprised of several historic buildings, including Casa de la Guerra, which was the home of José de la Guerra y Noriega, a Spanish Military Officer, Civil Servant, and early California settler. On our El Paseo Wine & Photo Tour, guests will go into this historic complex and view the restored structures, while learning about the founding of Santa Barbara and its early leaders. They will mosey their way through the cobblestone walkways to the various award-winning wine tasting rooms that make up the Wine Collection of El Paseo.
The guide – a professional photographer and Santa Barbara local – will share fun facts about the region and its history, smartphone photography tips and tricks, and personal insights into the legendary Santa Barbara lifestyle. Want tips on how to shoot more interesting travel pictures? Your guide will take you to some of the most scenic spots of the neighborhood and answer any questions you may have about taking better photos during mini photo lessons suited to the smartphone novice.
At the end of the tour, you’ll walk away with new knowledge, a host of stunning pictures, and a pleased palate too!
Pickup & Return:
De la Guerra Plaza.
This tour ends inside the Wine Collection of El Paseo, just down the path from the starting point at ~3:30pm.
Departure Times: 12pm
Valid from the time you exchange your voucher, for the duration selected.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Food tasting
- Wine tasting
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 21 years