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“Great wines and fantastic setting”

Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room
Ranked #4 of 28 Nightlife in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Conway Family Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room features boutique, hand-crafted wines produced by the Conway Family under their Deep Sea and CONWAY labels. Called "a hidden gem" by Los Angeles Magazine, The Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room location is unrivaled for view and scenery. Situated above the Pacific Ocean on Stearns Wharf in the heart of Santa Barbara's waterfront, the open air deck features 360 degree views of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, harbor, beaches and Riviera. Often called a "romantic tasting room" the ambiance at Deep Sea is perfect for lounging, tasting, and soaking up the sun. Spectacular view and excellent quality wines makes this wine tasting room a must-see, must-experience spot in Santa Barbara. Add this to your to-do list on your next visit! Once you arrive you will find local red and white wine tasting flights to choose from, as well at 15 different wines by-the-glass and bottle. Choose a flight to experience multiple wines, or sip and savor a bottle outside on the deck.
Camarillo, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great wines and fantastic setting”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We first visited them last year, and didn't know Deep Sea/Conway Wines had leased the space formerly occupied by a generic wine tasting facility. We enjoyed their wines, service, and ambiance so much we joined their wine club on first visit. We visit at least once a month and highly recommend you enjoy them as well.

Visited February 2013
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Folsom, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wine and sea, how good can it be?”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Deep Sea Wine is a Conway Family winerey. And "family" is the key here. The people make you feel like you've just stepped into your living room, with a good book and a fine glass of wine. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The pours are generous enough that you can actually tast the wine. And the wine.. amazing! I am red person and these wine are so full bodied, with wonderful aromas and color, they are just begging to compliment a hearty meal. I was told very nicely that although I did prefer red and should at least try the chardonay, because I would be surprised, and surprised I was. Fruity, clean, crisp...perfect on one of Santa Barbara hot summer days. My favoriate part of this whole winery experience is the view. Grab a glass of wine and sit out on their deck made to loop like a ship and enjoy the birds, the sea the sunset and peace. Just the waves, breeze and a glass of wonderful wine. The winery on located on Stern Warf about halfway down when the shops begin on the left. It is up on the second floor. The staircase is located inside the courtyard. Make Deep Sea your next stop!

Visited January 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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105 reviews
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“Wines with a view”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a fun place to wine taste or have a glass of wine. There are a large selection of wines to taste. The wine by the glass selection is okay. None of the wines are exceptional, but it is a great place to go for the view.

Visited December 2012
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Spooner, WI
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“Excellent View”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

My sister and law and I had a day to spend in Santa Barbara and I am glad we made this one of our stops! The tasting was very reasonable, the wines were great, and the view was excellent. The staff was very friendly, and gave us some great recommendations for the rest of our afternoon!

Visited September 2012
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Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
“Best Thing on the Pier”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

My boyfriend and I stopped by here on Wednesday night for a glass of wine in the late afternoon. This is a gem of a place on the pier, tucked above a tacky tourist shop.

They have a great selection of wines. We just went for a glass, but next time, we will definitely try a tasting. One let down, is they don't have their cheese plates available on weekdays. We probably would had more wine and made a dinner out of nibbles, if the cheese had been available.

It was chilly, but we decided to sit on the patio to enjoy the views. Even if you don't like wine, this would be a place to visit for the gorgeous ocean views. It has a nice little gift shop and the employees were both knowledgable and friendly. I never felt rushed as they answered our questions and they were not the least bit snooty. It's a casual atmosphere to enjoy great local wine.

Visited December 2012
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