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Santa Barbara Winery

202 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA
805-963-3633
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Ranked #28 of 131 Activities in Santa Barbara
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Los Olivos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place is always packed on the weekends, and for good reason! The wines are good quality for a really reasonable price point ($17 - $28/ bottle) and the staff is always friendly. For $10, you try 6 wines off a list of both reds and whites. You can either taste in their huge bar area, in the barrel room,... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This wine tasting was much more informative than the typical ones. It was obvious he had a deep understanding of the wines which helped us learn about the various wines and the terrains of the Santa Ynes area. It will be a regular stop for me in Santa Barbara.

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Mission Viejo, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We returned to Santa Barbara Winery just recently and our experience was average. The employees were cordial but not overly friendly. Various people helped us but there was little personal interaction or explanation of the wines. Our first visit was much more interactive so we were a little disappointed this time. The employees can make a big difference with one's... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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286 reviews 286 reviews
52 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

So my husband and stopped by several wineries while in town. The staff was welcoming and very friendly. John helped us during our visit and was a real pleasure talking with. He was knowledgeable about the wines and gave us tons of recommendations for things in town. The reserve Chardonnay was great. We also like the Syrah with the pepper... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you're vacationing in the Santa Barbara area and you're looking for a unique gift to bring home to friends, stop in at the Winery's tasting room on Yanonali Street - just a few blocks from the beach. You can spend a long, leisurely time tasting and talking about the various wines, shop in the small boutique of wine and... More 

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Ottawa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went to a few places and this one had a great tasting experience, good wines and reasonable prices. The Orange Muscat was my favourite. Also try the chocolate Zinfandel sauce. Yum!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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286 reviews 286 reviews
90 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was the second time I've tasted here and it was just as good as I remembered. The staff are friendly and we were able to sit in the barrel room which was nice and cool. The wines are definitely worth a taste.

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Woodland Hills, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We started or Santa Barbara wine tasting journey at the Santa Barbara Winery. We found it comfortable and everyone was very friendly. The downside for us and we realized this as we went from tasting room to tasting room is that if you are a Cabernet drinker, and your not particularly a fan of Pinot Noir then you probably will... More 

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Sheffield
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130 reviews 130 reviews
59 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We enjoyed learning about and sampling 6 wines - 3 white, 3 red - and a plate of cheeses, dried, fruits, nuts and crostini, sitting outside in their shady patio area. The 2012 Chardonnay was one of the best I have tasted and the Orange Muscat was particularly delicious. It was a busy Saturday afternoon but the serving staff still... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed time sitting outside the winery, tasting 6 wines for $10 each, but the people serving didn't seem very interested and we weren't impressed enough with any of the wines to buy anything. Still - not a bad way to pass an hour!

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