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“Best wine tasting experience ever!”

Sustainable Vine Wine Tours
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Owner description: ONCE DAILY, ALL DAY TOURS to Santa Barbara small-production wineries and vineyards - Group or private tours available. Tours include premium wine tasting, vineyard tours, and behind the scenes winery production and barrel room experiences. Tours are all-inclusive offering Tesla and Mercedes-Benz vehicles, all tasting fees, an organic picnic lunch, and a company owner and industry professional as your personal host.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This tour is extremely enjoyable, informative and fun. our party of four agreed that it was by far our best wine tasting experience ever. When you consider the excellent lunch, gorgeous surroundings, absence of tasting fees, and not having to drive, it was also really quite affordable. Our guide, Brian,was knowledgeable and informative not just about wine but in many areas. His good humor, and thoughtfulness really added an extra dimension to an already memorable day.

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

For each of the last two summers, a group of 8 of us, on holiday from London, have spent a day on a wine tour with this company and had a truly unforgettable time. The group ranges in age from mid-50s to my 4 year old daughter and somehow Brian, the charismatic tour guide, manages to plan a day that everyone loves. The wine and the scenery is always spectacular, but it's little touches, like his excellent choice of lunch spots and having a Cat in the Hat DVD in the bus to keep the kids amused while we travel, that sets it apart.

A must-do day out while in the area.

Thank herbred34
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We arrived on a cruise ship to Santa Barbara on October 17, 2012. Prior to the cruise, I had arranged a tour for 8 people with Bryan Hope the owner of Sustainable Vine Wine Tours. The ship was about 1 hour late in arriving, but Bryan rearranged the timing of the tour and pulled everything off without a hitch! Bryan is a true professional.

The Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van comfortably seated our group and we sat back and relaxed as our scenic wine tour traversed its way through the Santa Ynez Valley.

After about a 1 hour drive, our first stop was the Demetria Winery. We had a wine tasting which included 5 wines. As Bryan poured the wines he explained the history of the vineyard and the content of each of the wines. Bryan is extremely knowledgeable about the valley and the wines. After the wine tasting we were treated to a behind the scenes tour. Since we were at the winery during harvest time, there was a lot of activity.

Our next stop was the Stolpman tasting room and we sampled 6 wines. It was a beautiful day, so we sat outside in the garden area.

After the tasting at Stolpman, we had a gourmet organic picnic lunch, made to order and served in a scenic setting in the vineyards. The food was wonderful and the location was perfect for a relaxing lunch.

A winery in the movie "Sideways" was the location of our third tasting; the Alma Rosa Winery. We had the opportunity to taste 5 wines and Bryan gave us a history lesson about the area.

It was easy to see as the day progressed that Bryan had a tremendous knowledge base and has a great relationship with the wineries.

I highly recommend Bryan and Sustainable Vine Wine Tours! If you are looking for the BEST tour, you can stop now, you just found it!

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

While visiting recently in Santa Barbara, a friend took me on a wine tour. Brian, who runs Sustainable Vine Wine Tours was fabulous. I learned more about wine in that day than I ever knew was possible. The scenery and places he took our small group ( only 9 maximum can go in the small van) was wonderful. He basically takes you to some of the places from the movie "Sideways" plus shows clips of the film prior to hitting the spots the characters in the film visited. The people at the wineries were also helpful in explaining the tastings.We got to stop and take grapes right off the vine and taste them, plus check for residual sugar. The lunch served is from an organic store and was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. All in all I would highly recommend this. It was well worth the price and made for a great vacation experience!

Thank Lmarquardt
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and I, had the most wonderful day this past Sunday on our private sustainable vine wine tour! Bryan was a gem and knew all the worthwhile vineyards to visit. He was attentive & informative without being overbearing or interfering in our personal time. The tour was everything and more than we had expected, all in all a real five star experience!! I would highly recommend this tour to everyone from all backgrounds! Thank you Bryan, we really appreciate you making our one year anniversary that bit more special!

Thank Iseult L
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