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Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Address: 819 E. Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone Number: 805.962.7003
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Ranked #54 of 144 Activities in Santa Barbara
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Winery/tasting room is located in downtown Santa Barbara just blocks from the beach. Since 1994...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Fri - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Winery/tasting room is located in downtown Santa Barbara just blocks from the beach. Since 1994 Jaffurs has been producing small lots of highly acclaimed Rhone varietal wines including Syrah, Viognier,Grenache, and Petite Sirah. Call or email for tasting/visiting hours.

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Santa Barbara
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I never liked syrah until I tasted Jaffurs syrah. Although the tasting room is in the wine production facility and they seem to have unreliable hours they are worth the stop. I highly recommend both the wine and the tasting room. The workers are friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. It is very hard to walk away without becoming a member. Their... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very excellent product! I was impressed and we know a lot about wines. I had read about them up in San Francisco and knew this was wanted we wanted for our wedding. I loved all that I tried. The staff is great and the place is cool too. I was impressed with the understanding of what we wanted! Thank you

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This winery is for the more serious wine person than those looking for a wine scene. Their warehouse and tasting facilities are modest and understated. They are removed from the main "Funk Zone" wineries, so if you are looking to wine-crawl, this one probably is not a good fit. The personnel were very knowledgeable and friendly. We liked their wines,... More 

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Aliso Viejo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I had a bottle of Jaffurs at dinner when the sommelier recommended it. We decided to go to the wine cellar for a tasting the next day. So glad we did!! What a great place! We loved all of the wines in the tasting and ended up becoming members! I totally recommend stopping here on the urban... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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183 reviews 183 reviews
103 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A garage full of great wines sums up my impression of Jaffurs Wine Cellars. Amazing staff and the General Manager was so informative about the wines and the local area. All the wines are amazing but I was so impressed by the White Rhone varietals. The Grenache Blanc (great alternative to Chardonnay) is amazing and so few are produced in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Located in a semi-industrial part of town not far from the 101 freeway. Focus is single vineyard Syrah with some Mourvèdre, Grenache, and even Pinot noir. Fun group of people own and work at Jaffurs. Tasting room is understandably spartan, yet the service has always been friendly and efficient. The place does, however get crowded on some weekend days. Highly... More 

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Coloraodo
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is one of the best wineries in the Central Coast area and a MUST VISIT!!!!!!! Be sure to try Mistress, their side project Pinot that is fabulous.

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Whittier, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

It's a little off the beaten path but this place is worth the hike. I've never had anything here that I didn't think was fanstastic. Hands down the best Viognier I've ever had. The Syrahs are complex and inviting. Don't miss this place.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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183 reviews 183 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Jaffers is know for their syrah. Robert Parker rates a bunch of them in the 90s. The winery is in a simple warehouse right in the heart of Santa Barbara town. Nothing special to see but the wines are a must taste.

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Goleta, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We dropped by Jaffurs Winery last Monday to pick-up the quarterly wine club allocation and are reminded, again, how welcoming this place is! The staff was in the midst of preparing fresh grapes for fermentation...a 3 ring circus... and, we were greeted with a smile, a welcome and "Would you like to taste some wine? Dave Yates, friendly and informative... More 

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