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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.
Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

while kids enjoyed their ice creams on the balcony area we visited deep sea for a well deserved glass. Beautiful location and friendly staff knowledgeable about wine with great selection of wines to taste and choose from . Luckily had the privilege of meeting the conways and their wine maker on site as they were trying their new vintages and brand new venture in a white grenache. Both family and maker were generous with their time and knowledge and allowed me the singular privilege of being first outside their family to taste this white grenache ....maybe it was the Irish thing ...and boy is this a stunner ...looks and smells like a chardonnay but tastes like a more than average fruity sauvignon blanc ...great fruit on nose ..light and refreshing citrus pear on palate ....while normally not a huge pinot noir fan ...their Solomon version was a more complex affair than the usual watery body you oft times get.
Really enjoyed our wine in a beautiful location and thank you The Conways and Andrew (I think) wine maker for sharing their great new creation and love of wine and clearly people too. Support these guys and enjoy !!

1  Thank saveoursea
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We found this tasting room as part of the Urban Wine Trail. The location is great and the tasting room has stunning views of the ocean. There is a small terrace and we were fortunate enough to get a table to enjoy a glass of wine after we had finished our tasting. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and the tasting room had a convivial and relaxed atmosphere. The tasting was $10 for 5 wines and the server gave us an extra wine to taste. If you don't want to have a wine flight you can also order by the glass or bottle. The wines were nice but not particularly memorable however we think this place is worth a visit for the views alone.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

After a few stops on the Urban Wine Trail, we walked up Stearns Wharf and found this charming place. We bought the general tasting which was $10 for 5 tastes. We enjoyed all of the wines. The two servers helping us were extremely nice and informative. The breeze coming in from the ocean and the beautiful view added to our overall enjoyment of this spot. We really liked this place.

1  Thank DigbyRonnie
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stopped here since we were staying at the Harbor View Inn.

The tasting room is on the second story of one of the shop buildings and overlooks the ocean which makes for a lovely view. The wines are good (they offer two different flights: whites or reds) and are fairly inexpensive.

The service is mixed. There is one young lady who went out of her way to explain to us the different types of barrels used for our first 2 tastings. The 3rd tasting was poured by a Ms Sourpuss older lady who, when we asked her to tell us a little about this wine, simply replied back and said "It's another white. Try it.". Immediately turned us off to her, and we made sure that the rest of our pours were by the other young lady (I'm sorry I didn't catch her name).

anyhoo - nice afternoon stop, but I don't think I'd go back.

Thank mokey1971
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

After a fun walk along the Urban Wine Trail (must do!) we landed here for our final stop. Walked up the flight of stairs to the hiddent asting room on the back of some souvenir stores. The view is absolutely lovely as described, but the wine left much to be desired. We seleted the general tasting list, which gave us 5 wines for $10 - very fair. Perhaps if I upgraded to the $20 option the wines would have been better.

Only 3 or so tables available on the deck so don't bank on being able to sit. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a quick walk up Stearns Wharf/SB Pier on a warm day. Just don't plan on spending to much time actually tasting or drinking the wine.

Thank ahirschsohn
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