Santa Ynez Valley Tours

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Santa Ynez Valley
The Santa Ynez Valley is located in northern Santa Barbara County, California and includes the towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. It is one of five distinct American Viticultural Areas in Santa Barbara County's large wine country. More than 50 varietals thrive in this area's diverse micro-climates. There are more than 120 wineries located here, and most are small boutique operations and family owned and operated. Visitors come here to enjoy world class wines in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. 

Aside from wine, the Santa Ynez Valley has a strong craft beer scene. Throughout the area there are outstanding breweries, specialty tasting rooms, bars and restaurants offering international beer tastings, and a specialty brew shop. There are also several art and history museums that explore the culture of this area as well as art from the local communities. The Valley is also a great place for outdoor activities. Visitors can experience nature by exploring hiking trails through rolling hills and wildflowers.

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The Santa Ynez Valley is located between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the San Rafael Mountains and is approximately 35 miles from Santa Barbara. 
 
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3-Day California Coast Tour: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Experience the spectacular scenery, wildlife and culture of California’s coastline, on an epic, 3-day adventure from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Sit back and relax as your friendly guide handles the driving along coast-hugging Highway 1, stopping along the way to explore highlights like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz beaches, the sea cliffs of Bug Sur, luxurious 17-Mile Drive, jaw-dropping Hearst Castle and downtown Santa Barbara. Finish the one-way journey with a train ride into the sprawling glamour of Los Angeles. Tour size is limited to eight people for a more intimate, small-group experience.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour

Taste some of Santa Barbara’s great wines as you visit top winemaking destinations in Santa Ynez Valley. Make four stops for tastings at a mix of family-owned vineyards and small-production tasting rooms, and enjoy a picnic lunch. You’ll get an intimate experience of the wine region as you sample the wines and hear from your guide about winemaking in California.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour

OverviewA beautiful, scenic tour of the California’s Central Coast Wine Region perfect for any wine lover!This Santa Ynez wine tour features tastings are three local wineries, lunch in the Santa Ynez Valley, door to door shuttle service and a knowledgeable guide for the day. Groups often enjoy a barrel room tour and explore the small town of Los Olivos. Your guide will discuss local history and insights into Santa Ynez wine region along the way.On this popular tour, lunch will be served in the shade at a favorite winery or park. Your guide will pick up a delicious lunch sourced from local, fresh ingredients.Your Santa Ynez Wine Tour includes:- Shuttle Pick Up from Your Hotel- All wine tasting fees (private tastings and winery tours available for groups of 8+)- Delicious catered lunch and cold beverages- A friendly and knowledgeable guide- Discussion on winemaking and historical insights
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private All Inclusive Wine Tour in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Enjoy the personalized attention and flexible itinerary that come with booking a private tour of Santa Barbara's world-class wineries. Leave the driving and navigation to your guide and enjoy being free to imbibe as much as you like during the four winery stops, from Solvang to Los Olivos. Through tours and tastings, learn about what makes this area of the world perfect for wine production and relax in one vineyard with a 3-course gourmet lunch.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Santa Ynez Valley Cupcake and Wine Tour

OverviewIf you like tasty treats and wine, then you are going to love this Santa Ynez tour!This wine tour features a delicious sampling of wine infused cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country. Some of our favorite cupcakes include Pomegranate Mango Chardonnay and Chocolate Blackberry Syrah. Your group will be picked up by air-conditioned shuttle in the morning. We will preview the day and head up to Santa Ynez Valley. Once there, you will enjoy wine tasting at some of the areas best wineries. Your group will visit beautiful Los Olivos and enjoy an incredible cupcake and wine tasting. Your guides will cover local human history and insight into wine region along the way.Your day of Cupcakes and Wine includes: - Shuttle Pick Up from Your Hotel - Cupcake tasting - All wine tasting fees - Deli style lunch - Discussion of wine making as well as natural and human history
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Party Bus Tour in the Santa Ynez Valley

Come explore the Santa Ynez Valley and some of its best wineries on this 5-hour private party bus tour. Including hotel pickup and drop-off, travel on a comfortable party bus through Santa Barbara’s wine country. Stop at three wineries to hear about each wineries’ unique wine making process. Along the way, enjoy a 3-course picnic lunch, and sip on a bottle of Champagne. Your group can have up to 14 people.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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PRIVATE-ONLY WINERIES & ESTATES in TESLA SUV

Sustainable Vine Wine Tours' company owners, Bryan Hope and Scott Bull, provide guests with exclusive access to Santa Barbara’s ultra small production, private estates, vineyards and wineries not open to the general public. FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE WINE EXPERIENCE BEYOND THE CROWDED COMMERCIAL WINERIES. Enjoy premium wines in seated one-on-one tastings and tour the vineyards and barrel rooms with the owners and winemakers themselves.  • APPOINTMENT-ONLY, PRIVATE LOCATIONS, PRIVATE SEATED TASTINGS • TASTE WITH WINEMAKERS AND OWNERS • NO COMMERCIAL WINERIES, NO TASTING ROOMS • NO BACHELORETTE/ BACHELOR PARTIES • LUXURY TESLA MODEL X SUV (for 2-4 guests)
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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US$225.00
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