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“Best wine tour you can take!”

Santa Barbara Backroads Wine Tour
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Owner description: See the wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley aboard a fleet of comfortable H-1 Hummers. Tours are offered daily from Santa Barbara hotels and include wine tasting fees, lunch and a complimentary wine glass.We are consistently recommended as the BEST WINE TOUR in Santa Barbara for several years by concierge, visitors center and locals alike.
Reviewed June 21, 2013

My girlfriend and I booked a day trip with Santa Barbara Backroad Wine Tours the week of June 17th and could not be happier!

First, our tour guide Mike was phenomenal. He made the entire day trip so enjoyable and so memorable. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable of the area (he grew up in the area), but his personality was amazing. He made the entire experience so enjoyable.

Mike took us to the vineyards and was able to talk about each vineyard knowledgeably. The convertible Hummer made the day perfect.

If you are visiting the area and want to see some of the vineyards, this is the way to go. It's all inclusive (we did 4 vineyards and an amazing lunch was also provided). And make sure to ask for Mike as your guide!!

Thank TCP_Chicago
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were able to book a day trip with this company and we had an outstanding time! Our tour guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable and friendly not only about the wineries but also Santa Barbara in general. The planning was all-inclusive, so the pace was very even without the potential problem of enjoying it a little "too much" - and the picnic lunch was very tasty! We would certainly go again - in fact, the next time we're in the area, I plan to take my friends. This was so easy, and comfortable, and FUN!!!

1  Thank Theresa G
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

My husband booked a wine tour with Backroad Wine Tours and what an incredible adventure! Our tour guide Mike was great!! He is super friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable on all the wineries in the area. By the end of the day, Mike was a part of the family. The open top Hummer was incredible! Never have we rolled into a vineyard before and stood out like this. While everyone is arriving in their fancy limo's, don't get me wrong that's a nice way to tour vineyards too, we come charging up the road in a banana-bright yellow, not exactly quiet, top off Hummer. It was awesome! Everyone was asking about the tour and vehicle, they loved it. It is by far the BEST way to tour the San Luis Obispo wine area. If you find yourself in the Santa Barbara or surrounding area and are looking for a relaxing, exhilarating, fun and enjoyable day then book a wine tour with Backroads Wine Tours and be sure to ask for Mike! Not only will he get your day started with some delicious wines he will end it with a smile and memory that will last a life time. Thanks Mike!!

1  Thank J Skull Z
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

My brother booked a private tour for the two of us (slightly more expensive, but worth it for the personal touch) and Mike picked us up from our hotel in his bright yellow Hummer.

The ride out to the vineyards was a lot of fun and each vineyard had its own character and charm. All of the wines we tasted were excellent and we bought a few bottles!

Mike was more like a drinking buddy than a serious tour guide, which suited us fine. I guess he tailors it to suit whoever he's taking with him. His knowledge of wine and the area was very informative. He was a cool guy to spend time with.

All in all - very enjoyable and a must do if in Santa Barbara :-)

1  Thank Ruxy1971
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

It was our first time wine tasting. We had a blast! Driver was very knowledgeable about the different wineries. Would definitely go again!

Thank dspartalis
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