The website said "4 premier wineries" and when we spoke with the company representative we were assured that that's exactly what we'd get. Apparently, what they really mean is "1 premier winery, 1 lousy one, 1 passable one, and 1 bar in a cheesy tourist city."
The first winery, Bridlewood, was a great start. Wines were superb, and we were happy to secure several bottles for our cellar. And then it went downhill. The second winery served wines that were from bad to mediocre. Everyone agreed. The next winery offered passable wines, but certainly not worthy of a "premier" label. The last "winery" wasn't a winery at all, but rather a wine bar in a busy tourist city swarming with Asian tour buses. We didn't even taste all of them because it was so difficult to get served by the one overworked wine pourer.
There are obviously much better wineries in Santa Barbara, which has several hundred to choose from including tons who have won critical acclaim.
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