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Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle provided by Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle

Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Our Wine Country Shuttle service allows you to experience 2-3 wineries at your leisure for the day. At each winery you can opt to purchase a tasting or enjoy wine by the glass or bottle. Food options will be available for purchase either at the wineries or in the quaint town of Los Olivos. If you want to explore the breadth and diversity that the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country has to offer this is the tour for you! Our incredible guides will offer interpretation & history about the Santa Ynez Valley throughout the day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 117409P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Shuttle pick up from your hotel or private accommodations in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley
  • Pick-up and drop-off from a selection of wineries (tasting fees are not included)
  • A friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Discussion on winemaking and historical insights
  • Gratuity for Your Guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Tasting fees
  • Parking fees of $9 per day per car for guests with pick up at the Visitor's Center
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your accommodation or the Santa Barbara Visitor Center Address: Santa Barbara Visitor Center parking lot, 1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (unless hotel/residence pick up is arranged) If meeting at the Visitor's Center, parking fees of $9 per day per car may apply.
  • 1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA Our guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel.
  • Airports:
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, 500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You must be 21 or older in order to consume alcohol
  • Our wine shuttles require a minimum of 4 participants to run. You will be emailed with options if you have less than 4 people in your party.
  • If you are a single traveler, please free to call our office to confirm availability
  • Departure and arrival times are flexible, depending on your location & other pick-ups that day, but generally range from 9:45am to 10:45am. Pick-up times will be confirmed via phone or email the day prior. We are usually done by 3 or 4pm, heading back to town and returning by 5pm.
  • If you do not require hotel pick-up, or are not staying in in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez, you may meet the shuttle at the Santa Barbara Visitor's Center, 1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • If meeting at the Visitor's center, the parking lot is immediately behind the Visitor Center building. Parking fees of $9 per day per car may apply.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Shuttle pick up from your hotel or private accommodations in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley
  • Pick-up and drop-off from a selection of wineries (tasting fees are not included)
  • A friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Discussion on winemaking and historical insights
  • Gratuity for Your Guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Tasting fees
  • Parking fees of $9 per day per car for guests with pick up at the Visitor's Center
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your accommodation or the Santa Barbara Visitor Center Address: Santa Barbara Visitor Center parking lot, 1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (unless hotel/residence pick up is arranged) If meeting at the Visitor's Center, parking fees of $9 per day per car may apply.
  • 1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA Our guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel.
  • Airports:
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, 500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You must be 21 or older in order to consume alcohol
  • Our wine shuttles require a minimum of 4 participants to run. You will be emailed with options if you have less than 4 people in your party.
  • If you are a single traveler, please free to call our office to confirm availability
  • Departure and arrival times are flexible, depending on your location & other pick-ups that day, but generally range from 9:45am to 10:45am. Pick-up times will be confirmed via phone or email the day prior. We are usually done by 3 or 4pm, heading back to town and returning by 5pm.
  • If you do not require hotel pick-up, or are not staying in in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez, you may meet the shuttle at the Santa Barbara Visitor's Center, 1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • If meeting at the Visitor's center, the parking lot is immediately behind the Visitor Center building. Parking fees of $9 per day per car may apply.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: May 10, 2022
A note from Santa Ynez Wine Country Shuttle
We are actively following directives & guidelines of local, state & federal authorities to mitigate the possibility of COVID-19 exposure for guests & employees. You can read more about our policies.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Garden St
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Santa Barbara
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Santa Ynez Valley
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
7 reviews
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Alison C
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the area and wines and added in a couple of extra stops at places of interest along the way. My husband and I really enjoyed chatting with the other four passengers, too. The wineries we visited had delicious wine. Having lunch at one of the wineries was a good way to soak up the wine so we could keep going. A greatday all around!
Written May 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maria A
7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful experience! I was so glad that we decided to do this tour. We had a great tour guide, the wineries we visited where absolutely gorgeous in their own special way. I am a wine lover but never have I tasted such wide variety. We met such great people on the tour. Don’t overthink it’s a must do if your in Santa Barbara!
Written April 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elizabeth P
California7 contributions
Dec 2019
Wine tour transportation. Great way to see a few wineries and wine taste without having drive. Drive was friendly and flexible. Would definitely book again.
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bonsrud
Huntington Beach, CA6 contributions
May 2022
We love wine tours, lots of tasty wine and no driving. Sunny, our tour leader, was knowledgeable and very aware of our needs or potential needs. The first two wineries were excellent, Andrew Murray especially. For our third stop, the company had us go into Los Olivos for a tasting at Carhartt. This was a very commercial establishment. It killed the vibe of vineyards and open space. The group consensus was that another actual vineyard tasting would be better. Be aware that on weekends, lunch isn’t provided, though it is on weekdays. Lots of reasons/excuses as to why not. Sunny picked up lunch nearby (with our credit cards).
Written June 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Devon W
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Sunny was AMAZING!!! So knowledgeable and friendly. Made the group feel so welcomed and easy going. Had a brilliant time and went to the best wineries!!!
Written May 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LoveTravel700370
1 contribution
Oct 2021
What was advertised was transportation including discounts for wine tasting and information regarding wineries and history of the area etc... . What we got was a shuttle service for $100 a head that could have been a uber with less COVID potential exposure. The VAN was crammed with people. My partner and I couldnt even sit together I was wedged up next to a complete stranger and falling off the seat, where I couldnt fasten seatbelt. Driver did talk about Geography of santa barbara a tiny bit, and seemed like a nice young man, but it was just for a few moments. When we arrived at each of the three wineries, I was upset to see that our arrival was greeted with an inquiry of who are we, are we paying for ourselves or not etc... We all got pricelists that were identical to everyone else that walked it. No special pricing. No deals. No discounts. We could have driven ourselves here in more comfort and saved lots of money. Then we literally drove across the street to the next two places and got identical standard off the street treatment. Absolutely nothing special for this group.....no special pricing, no discounts, no special access. We just got an expensive jammed shuttle ride that cost too much. Save your money... go with a real tour, or use Uber or something or drive yourself.
Written October 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sbwinecountrytours
Hi There! Customer satisfaction is super important to us, especially as a small family business. Our shuttle service is simply an Uber/Taxi service outside of the fact that we make & confirm all of your reservations for the day, which are required for most wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley due to COVID. We strongly encourage guests to book our all-inclusive tour as it includes your tasting fees & lunch for the day but offer the shuttle as a more economical option for the day and/or it is very popular for guests who are members at wineries. An Uber from Santa Barbara to for example, Fess Parker Winery, is $75 one way, so we see the shuttle service as reasonably priced since it includes transport to 3 wineries/tasting rooms and all your reservations. Our vans seat 14 passengers and as of now we are operating with a reduced capacity of 12 guests which we definitely hit on the weekends as one of the more popular vendors in the area for tours/transportation to the valley. We will follow-up with TripAdvisor to ensure they are not falsely advertising any aspects of our tour -- we don't advertise as a company discounts/deals at the wineries. We hope you'll join us in the future for our all-inclusive tour.
Written October 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Evelyn Ortiz
Mountain Village, CO28 contributions
We had the best time! And our tour guide was amazing, giving us history of the area, very knowledgeable, and he made sure to make everyone comfortable! I cannot remember your name sir but we were the couple visiting from Telluride! Lunch was included, as well as the shuttle pick-up/drop-off. We went to 3 different wineries and all of their selections were so yummy! I highly recommend this when you’re in the area!
Written April 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours
Divergirlesq
Divergirlesq
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Great day!
Dustin was an incredible guide! It got very hiy on our trip and there was minimal-to-no shade at 1 of the wineries.
Jennifer C
Jennifer C
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Fun Bachelorette Excursion
Booked this for my mom’s bachelorette. We went on a Saturday. There were 7 of us and we were in the van with anot
Divya R
Divya R
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Wonderful Experience
Wonderful wines and Sunny was an extremely gracious and friendly tour guide, I would definitely recommend this tour
shelleymd367
shelleymd367
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Very pleasant tour
Very enjoyable day. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. My favorite winery was Roblar but had a great time th
Sean R
Sean R
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Rain or shine wine is Devine
Great wineries. Incredible views of Santa Ynez Valley. We were so lucky to land Suzanne (aka Sunny) as a tour guide
Pattif F
Pattif F
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Wine and cupcake tour is worth in the money and the time
The wine & cupcake tasting was great.Johannes was very informative and helpful. He was an amazing guide.What a grea
rontU9265BR
rontU9265BR
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Left Us Disappointed
The September 17, 2021, tour, left us disappointed. Only the first of the three wineries that day were memorable.
246debir
246debir
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False advertising.
Not at all as advertised. No cupcake pairings. Just a random box of cupcakes from the market that were hot and mel
225nh
225nh
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Great experience
Our tour guide/ driver Hannah was wonderful. We made stops at 3 wineries, which was the perfect amount. We would d
Janmariewhip04
Janmariewhip04
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Wine tour
An amazing tour to 3 different wineries, though the tour guide, (I don't remember her name), was so unfriendly and
gingermat
gingermat
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great time !
Our guide Don was SO knowledgeable and friendly… very well organized and everyone on the tour seemed to have a grea
V30EMpamelap
V30EMpamelap
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Great wine tour
This was a great tour. Our guide & driver (Johhanes). Sp? Was awesome. Highly recommend! Lunch was also delcious
adj516
adj516
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Great experience!
The wineries were beautiful, the wine was fantastic, and the guide was very friendly and informative.
GlobeTrotting720970
GlobeTrotting720970
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Fantastic Experience
I highly recommend Santa Barbara Adventure Company! Christine was an amazing tour leader -- she was upbeat, funny,
Ryan L
Ryan L
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A wine lover's delight
This was an absolutely amazing experience travelling through some of the most beautiful countrysides SoCal has to o
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