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Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests
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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Tour Santa Barbara wine country with a private guide on this full day outing. Perfect for couples and small groups who appreciate exclusivity, this tour visits intimate, family-owned vineyards not typically open to the general public. Get the VIP treatment with tours of the cellars and vineyards, often with the owners themselves. You’ll never stand at a crowded tasting bar on this tour—it’s red carpet treatment all the way.
  • Tour private wineries with VIP treatment
  • Small groups—maximum of 8 people
  • Lunch, wine tastings, and snacks included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Pick up & drop off from your location in luxury Mercedes. Small Group/ Shared Tour (max 6-7 guests)
Small Production, Premium Wine Tasting in all seating tastings.
Customized organic lunch of your choice (choose from large selection from our organic menu)
Bottled water
Private vineyard tour, Private barrel room & wine production facility tour, depending on itinerary
SMALL GROUP/ SHARED WINE TOUR (Max 6-7 guests) in luxury Mercedes
Gratuity is not automatically charged upon booking
Must be 21+ (unfortunately we cannot accommodate children of any age for our shared tour)
We cannot accommodate any pets (dogs, cats, pigs, ferrets, etc) on our wine tours.

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We pick up directly from your location for our SHARED/ GROUP WINE TOUR which can include hotels or homes. If you are not saying at one of these hotels listed, we also pick up at residences (AirBnB, etc). If you are driving up from Los Angeles (or other cities out of the area) just for the day, we can arrange to meet at a central location in downtown Santa Barbara (easy off the freeway). This location is typically Hotel Californian. Please put this in your pick up location when driving up for the day and we'll reply with exact pick up time once tour is confirmed.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is not booked until you have received Confirmation. All tours are limited and subject to availability.
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes it can be warm in the vineyards and cool in the barrel rooms.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SUSTAINABLE WINE TOURS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Santa Barbara Wine Tour to Private Locations - Max 7 Guests.

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star-5
Great day!
Candice_H
, Jun 2022
This tour was one of the best tours we’ve done! It was very small group and the wineries were amazing. The first one was exquisitely beautiful for the wine tasting. The second one was a lot of teaching and Tasting great wines. The third one had an amazing view and the owner/winemaker was fantastic. She even took us out to see her vines and explain how she manages them. Her wines were amazing. The lunch Steven (our guide) served was delicious. I will definitely do this tour again!!!
star-5
Excellent day
Ann_M
, May 2022
Informative and fun. Well organised, with good variety of wines to taste. Good to have such great weather too.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
First class tour
Laurie_K
, May 2022
Amazing experience. Personal and behind the scenes into three unique wineries. Tasted with master sommelier and winemakers themselves. Beautiful settings and Scott made us feel special all day. Worth the price. Highly recommend!
star-5
Awesome tour!!!
Sharon_B
, Apr 2022
The first stop when we had the wine with homemade cheese from Italy and salami was excellent Our tour guide was excellent!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Sharon thank you so much for your review! We partner with wineries and vineyards that are passionate about sharing their wines and stories as well as providing the most education about our unique region. We are so pleased you enjoyed it and hope to host you again. Cheers!
star-5
Must Go!
Alex_W
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Steven was so great. He knew so much about the area and gave us such an awesome tour of Santa Barbara wine country. The three vineyards we visited were beautiful. The lunch was delicious. Recommend to anyone!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Alex for this review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your day from start to finish. We hope that you will join us again if you return to Santa Barbara County!
star-5
Unique wine tasting experience that I’d recommend to anyone!
Allison_D
, Apr 2022
Steve was an excellent host - very knowledgeable and personable. It was amazing to have access to private vineyards and to spend time with the winemakers. A perfect day beginning to end.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much for joining us on your day through Santa Barbara wine country. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We work very hard to provide an educational yet fun day, so it just makes our day those were your takeaways. Hopefully you will join us again when you return to Santa Barbara County!
star-5
Wonderful Santa Barbara wine day
Gordon_C
, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour of beautiful Santa Barbara wine country with a friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining guide.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much for joining us on a day touring through Santa Barbara wine country! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time and hope you will join us again when you visit Santa Barbara.
star-5
Not your ordinary wine tasting
Anne_P
, Mar 2022
The interactions with the actual winemakers was wonderful. We could feel the passion and love for their work in their talks. This was an incredible opportunity to learn about the Santa Barbara wine regions and to taste some truly unique wines. We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Steve was a phenomenal guide. The lunch was delicious and the drive gorgeous.
star-5
Just sign up! Won’t regret!
Amber_A
, Mar 2022
Cortina was extremely knowledgeable. She provided Interesting facts about wine, the places we were going and the wine makers. She instantly made everyone feel comfortable and got to know each person individually! By the end of the trip everyone was talking and celebrating with each other and she was a major reason for this. I would recommend this company and her to anyone interested in doing a wine tour!
star-5
Great way to see wine country
Shari_a
, Mar 2022
A fabulous day with excellent wine, beautiful scenery nice food. So happy we did this. It was a very full day and the service was fantastic
star-5
One of the best wine tours I've done
Peg_F
, Feb 2022
Everything from the communication before the trip to the winery venues selected was excellent. Karina was so engaging and knowledgeable - I feel I really learned alot about the region which was new to me. The day was very well organized and the 2 other couples on the tour were great. By the end of the day it felt like we were old friends! I would definitely do this one again to see some different wineries. All in all a fabulous day!
star-5
Beautiful place!!!!
Yester_G
, Jan 2022
Great place to visit with couples or friends. Will definitely go back . Steve is great tour guy with a lot of knowledge.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The best experience !!!
Chrysta_M
, Jan 2022
This was overall such a wonderful day of delicious wines from exclusive wineries in Santa Barbara ! Our guide Steven was beyond amazing , he went the extra mile in every aspect and his knowledge and kindness was a cherry on top ! I Highly recommend this tour to anyone , and I’ll be back with more groups in the near future b
star-5
Steven was an exceptional...
Alexis_S
, Jan 2022
Steven was an exceptional and knowledgeable guide! Every vineyard we visited was unique, with an incredible wine presentation!
star-5
Perfect way to visit Santa Barbara area wineries
Barbara_L
, Nov 2021
Loved the entire day, all parts were our favorite, picked up at our house and went to 3 very different and good wineries. Loved meeting Sean, the wine maker, and all was exactly as promised and expected. This area reminded me of Sonoma about 30 yrs ago and that’s a good thing. You will not be disappointed in this adventure.
star-5
Wonderful experience,...
Denise_M
, Oct 2021
Wonderful experience, very knowledgeable and great quality wines. Will definitely book again and recommend to others.
star-3
Most of it was nice…
Linda_O
, Oct 2021
I would recommend this tour if you can confirm all tastings will be at actual vineyards. We were very disappointed to find that one of the 3 tastings was in a small dark warehouse in an industrial park. Not what you anticipate when you pay for a winery tour in the beautiful wine country of Santa Barbara. Very disappointing. Lunch was good, and Karina was very nice, but before you go, make sure you will be going only to actual vineyards. Also know that after the last tasting, upon return to the van for the drive back to your hotel, a clipboard with a gratuity invoice from your tour guide asking for her/his gratuity and detailing suggested amounts and how they would like it to be given to them—will be laying in your seat when you get back into the van. It will detail several different percentages they suggest and how they would prefer you give it to them: Venmo, cash. Including one pre-calculated tip amount for 25%! This was tacky, overreaching, and insulting. First of all, I had put aside $120 in cash in my purse to tip the guide for my small group of 3 before I had even left the hotel that morning—Which was more than 20% of our 3 tix. Anyone who is going to tip—is going to tip. And if someone doesn’t believe in tipping their guide or didn’t have a good time for some reason, coming out and asking for for a tip at the end isn’t going to change their mind. And we can all do the math in our head. We are not stupid. We don’t need you to calculate percentages for us. And finally, gratuities are SUPPOSED TO BE discretionary and optional. Most, of course, will tip. We all know that. Most will tip fairly and sometimes generously. Those that don’t, will not do so just because you ask. So to those of us that know the right thing and always planned on doing the right thing, that “invoice” waiting for us on our seat in the van at the end of our last tasting, not only reminding us to tip, but calculating the various amounts—was not a classy, pleasant way to end the day. I’ve toured with guides all over the world, and have never seen this. I thought about keeping my $120, because I was so annoyed and taken back by the brass of this, but at the last minute, as we arrived back at our hotel, I gave her the 120. Again—more than 20%. Please know—people are not dumb, we can do simple math, and those that tip tour guides, will tip you. We don’t need to have you shove an invoice for a tip in our face at the end of the day. It actually almost cost you a tip. And please look up what a gratuity actually is—it’s a discretionary and optional “thank you” for service over and above what you are already being paid. You are not supposed to tell people or even remind people to give you one.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Personal wine tour
Susan_M
, Sep 2021
The wine, the views and our host, Karina were all awesome!! Enjoyed meeting vineyard owners and winemakers to hear their stories.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A unique personal experience we won’t forget!
Keith_U
, Sep 2021
Steven was fantastic. A completely unique experience. Highly recommend for those looking or a more personal experience with a focus on smaller wineries.
star-5
So much fun!
Archana_G
, Sep 2021
Stephen are tour guide was very knowledgeable and wonderful. He interacted with our group and shared his extensive experience about Santa Barbara wines and winemaking he gave us great restaurant recommendations and we would love to go on tour with him again! We especially loved the selection wines tasting and learning Marco’s wine making process. Highly recommend this experience
1 traveler found this review helpful

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