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Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour
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Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour

By Rooted Vine Tours
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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$250.00
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Ages 21-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 6h
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  • Guided shared wine tour
  • Door-to-door transportation from your accommodations
  • Tasting fees at 3 wineries
  • Gourmet picnic lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Ynez Valley
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We Provide Door To Door Transportation On All Tours. If you do not have a hotel or residence for pick up, we pick up at the Santa Barbara Amtrak station. 209 State Street. PLEASE PUT AMTRAK AS YOUR PICKUP LOCATION IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PICKUP LOCATION. DO NOT LEAVE IT BLANK. *Please provide your email at the time of booking for important tour updates.
  • Airports:
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, 500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Ports:
  • Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46418P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Vegetarian & Vegan salads & sandwiches are available
  • Gluten free salads are available
  • Please note: we cannot accommodate guests arriving by cruise ship on this tour because there is not an exact drop off time guaranteed. Please take a look at our Private Tours.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour
  • *Please provide your email at the time of booking for important tour updates. *Gratuities are not included. Please tip your guide.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour?
Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour price starts from $250.00. Discover and book Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour cancellation policy?
Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour?
Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour is hosted by Rooted Vine Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Rooted Vine Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 6h. Discover and book Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46418P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Santa Ynez Valley
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Enjoy A Fun Filled Day On Our Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour. Join The Group As We Explore Wines From Small Production And Family Owned Wineries. We Work With 25+ Wineries So The Route Varies From Day To Day. We Give You The Full Wine Tasting Experience By Visiting A Mixture Of Vineyards And Small Production Tasting Rooms. Tour Includes: Guided Shared Wine Tour Door-To-Door Transportation Tasting Fees At Up To 4 Wineries Educational Vineyard Tour Gourmet Picnic Lunch
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

kmk12
kmk12
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One-of-a-Kind Wine Country Experience
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the private wine tour with Rooted Vine. They offered the convenience of being
Conrad C
Conrad C
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Kinda bothered that trip adviser didn't think I wrote enough
Great tour, especially for first timers. Who knew there was more to wine than just red v. white :) Kinda bothered
frontrunner97
frontrunner97
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Worth every penny
Outstanding and memorable experience! Iaon planned two days of private guided wine tastings for us and we couldn't
YHK2021
YHK2021
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10/10 would recommend
Wow! What a fantastic tour. The locations we went to were absolutely beautiful and had extremely friendly tasting
moderndaydad
moderndaydad
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An outstanding tour for anyone who loves wine - both connoisseur and novice alike!
We went on a private tour for six people and had a fantastic time. The tour that the owner Iaon created showcased g
CCTA2019
CCTA2019
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A+ custom wine tour
What a great afternoon. Iaon did all the hard work so we could relax and enjoy. Three gorgeous vineyards, umpteen d
michansen1986
michansen1986
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Mr. Michael Hansen
This tour was recommended to my girlfriend and I from a friend and it did not disappoint!! The tour guide Ian was a
aperumbeti
aperumbeti
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Excellent Wine experience, regardless of COVID
Awesome tour. Rooted Vine was highly recommended by our hotel, and they surpassed expectations. Iaon was superb.
ROBERT P
ROBERT P
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Amazing Wine Experience
Returned from an amazing wine experience using Rooted Vines. Maeapple was our guide and did an exceptional job matc
RFW1951
RFW1951
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Great outing
We had a great time touring the SB wineries. Ian took us to 4 wineries and we also made a stop to taste olive oils.
unclejimis
unclejimis
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Amazing experience!
My wife and I booked a private tour for just the two of us for our anniversary. We had an amazing time. We really f
jimoneal3
jimoneal3
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Horrific customer service
The SUV came to the hotel to pick us up. My girlfriend was sick in the restroom and I told him this. Initially he w
Stephanie S
Stephanie S
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Great Tour!!
I went on this tour with some friends for my Bachelorette celebration. It was wonderful. Our tour guide, Camille,
KaraH1
KaraH1
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A personalized wine tour of Santa Ynez Valley!
I booked a tour with Rooted Vine Tours to celebrate my boyfriend's 30th birthday, and it did not disappoint! I fou
Ebergmann2015
Ebergmann2015
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Great first time to CA Wine Country thanks for Rooted Vine tours!
Camille was exceptionally nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. Very professional from the clean upscale vehicle t
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Kaykay25
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Our tour guide Gaby was the sweetest! She was so informative and took great care of us!! For the cost you pay at $500 per couple I was expecting much more - we were taken to 2 wineries and sat in their tasting areas but it would have been a better experience if the venue also provided a tour on how their wine is made, around the facility etc. The 3rd venue was just a “tasting room” in the Los Olivos area not the actual winery. Which I felt defeated the purpose as that’s something you can do without a tour and spend a full day in the area. Tasting fees average about $25 and if you purchase an x amount of bottles your fee is waived - which we did so technically our tasting fees were covered by our purchase.
Written October 19, 2022
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Guidingone
Hello Judiel, Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write this detailed review. We are sorry that you were less then satisfied with the value of your tour. We strive to offer the best possible experiences at the best pricing we can for the quality of service we provide. I wanted to clarify what is included on your tour. I apologize for the confusion at the time of booking. This is the tour description directly from our website. Rootedvinetours.com “Explore Small-Production and Family-Owned Wineries in Santa Barbara! Enjoy a fun-filled day on our Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour. Join the group as we explore wines from boutique, family-owned wineries. We work with 25+ wineries, so the route varies from day to day. The tour is designed to showcase the the quality and diversity of fine wines in Santa Barbara. We give you the full wine tasting experience by visiting a mixture of vineyards and small production wine tasting rooms.” Once again thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review. We would love to have you out again on another tour sometime! Cheers, Iaon
Written October 20, 2022
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Lana K
Atlanta, GA242 contributions
We were picked up punctually by Sunny who proved to be a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide! She asked frequently if we were comfortable as well as offering water/ Lacroix to drink! Additionally, she stopped at an olive oil farm which was a bonus. All in all, she made our day perfect! We will definitely take this tour again if we return to the area! Thanks so much!
Written September 11, 2022
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Lawrence L
1 contribution
Jul 2022
We had never been to Santa Barbara before and did not know much about the Santa Barbara Wine Country or wines from this region. This tour was a fabulous learning experience about Santa Barbara wines. We visited three very different wineries with wonderful attention and tastings at each location. Overall, we highly recommend taking this tour.
Written July 23, 2022
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iaonp
Thank you! Your time and appreciation means the world to us! Come back and visit soon!
Written July 24, 2022
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Amanda R
2 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We had an awesome time! The tour was well worth the cost. Lunch was super good. Every stop we went on we got extra pours/tastings. We got to do an extra little stop for olive oil tasting! Having the wine tour curate stops was perfect as an out of town visitor not being super familiar with the region. We also loved the tasting room in Los olivios, it was a major highlight. Highly recommend!
Written May 30, 2021
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Guidingone
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an amazing and detailed review! Your kind words mean the world to us. We look forward to next time!
Written August 13, 2021
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Angelina T
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was incredible, very attentive, polite and his restaurant recommendations were on point. Thank you so much!
Written April 6, 2021
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Guidingone
Thank you!! Im so glad you guys enjoyed the recommendations! Cheers! Iaon
Written August 13, 2021
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Nikki P
Escondido, CA5 contributions
My husband and I wanted to experience Santa Ynez wine tasting on our recent getaway to Santa Barbara. We are so thankful to have used Rooted Vines tours. Eyton was a wonderful guide and driver, super personable, helpful, and fun to talk with. He took us to three very different winery experiences which made the day all the more enjoyable. The picnic lunch was delish as well!! :-) Shout out to our new wine tasting buddies in our van!! We made some new friends on this trip which was such a cool bonus!
Written March 28, 2021
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Guidingone
Thanks for the awesome review, Nikki! We work hard to meet guest expectations. We are happy to hear you enjoyed having Eytan as your guide. Come back and see us again soon. Cheers!
Written August 13, 2021
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Alyson M
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
Austin was a wonderful tour guide. Nice and knowledgeable. The vineyards were gorgeous, wine was fantastic. Highly recommend. I would definitely give this tour 10 stars if I could. And I would definitely go again if I came back to the Santa Bárbara area.( Only downside was my jacket I left in the tour van by mistake.) Lol other than that no complaints.
Written July 14, 2019
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Sorry for the the response! We love Austin!! Thank you for the kind words!
Written July 6, 2022
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Somers F
Greenville, SC95 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
What a jam-packed day! Austin was a wonderful tour guide and driver, with a wealth of knowledge and friendly personality. He took our small group of four to four wineries (Koehler, Dragonette, Brander, and Pence) where we tasted the day away! Lunch was delicious, and there were plenty of options to choose from. The drive was beautiful through and around Santa Barbara.

My only suggestions are to serve lunch after 2 winery stops instead of 3 (we needed a food break earlier, after all that tasting). And to offer shipping options (I understand it can be tricky depending on where you ship to). We purchased a shipping box at our first winery, and filled it with 10 bottles to take home with us. We ended up checking it as luggage and successfully got our wine home. But an opportunity to have it packaged and shipped through the tour would have been awesome.

Would absolutely recommend!
Written July 1, 2019
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R & R
Helendale, CA4 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Picked up and dropped off at the hotel. Only was able to visit three different wineries but it was a pleasant tour.
Written May 7, 2019
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YHK
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Friends
The tour was great! Iaon was very accommodating and knowledgeable throughout the day. Everything on the menu for the picnic lunch sounded amazing but Iaon recommended a few of his favorites that were great.
The four wineries we went to were different from one another and provided a lot of variation that we wanted. It was refreshing taste wine from these independent wine makers and be able to meet some of them as well.
Ya’ll should check it out!
Written January 10, 2019
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