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Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour

By Rooted Vine Tours
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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from
₱14,575.20
per adult
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₱14,575.20
per adult

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Ages 21-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:6h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Guided shared wine tour
  • Door-to-door transportation from your accommodations
  • Tasting fees at 3 wineries
  • Gourmet picnic lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Ynez Valley
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We Provide Door To Door Transportation On All Tours. If you do not have a hotel or residence for pick up, we pick up at the Santa Barbara Amtrak station. 209 State Street. PLEASE PUT AMTRAK AS YOUR PICKUP LOCATION IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PICKUP LOCATION. DO NOT LEAVE IT BLANK. *Please provide your email at the time of booking for important tour updates.
  • Airports:
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, 500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Ports:
  • Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46418P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Vegetarian & Vegan salads & sandwiches are available
  • Gluten free salads are available
  • Please note: we cannot accommodate guests arriving by cruise ship on this tour because there is not an exact drop off time guaranteed. Please take a look at our Private Tours.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour
  • *Please provide your email at the time of booking for important tour updates. *Gratuities are not included. Please tip your guide.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour?
Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour price starts from ₱14,506.21. Discover and book Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour cancellation policy?
Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour?
Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour is hosted by Rooted Vine Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Rooted Vine Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 6h. Discover and book Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46418P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Santa Ynez Valley
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Enjoy A Fun Filled Day On Our Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour. Join The Group As We Explore Wines From Small Production And Family Owned Wineries. We Work With 25+ Wineries So The Route Varies From Day To Day. We Give You The Full Wine Tasting Experience By Visiting A Mixture Of Vineyards And Small Production Tasting Rooms. Tour Includes: Guided Shared Wine Tour Door-To-Door Transportation Tasting Fees At Up To 4 Wineries Educational Vineyard Tour Gourmet Picnic Lunch
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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kmk12
kmk12
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One-of-a-Kind Wine Country Experience
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the private wine tour with Rooted Vine. They offered the convenience of being
Conrad C
Conrad C
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Kinda bothered that trip adviser didn't think I wrote enough
Great tour, especially for first timers. Who knew there was more to wine than just red v. white :) Kinda bothered
frontrunner97
frontrunner97
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Worth every penny
Outstanding and memorable experience! Iaon planned two days of private guided wine tastings for us and we couldn't
YHK2021
YHK2021
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10/10 would recommend
Wow! What a fantastic tour. The locations we went to were absolutely beautiful and had extremely friendly tasting
moderndaydad
moderndaydad
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An outstanding tour for anyone who loves wine - both connoisseur and novice alike!
We went on a private tour for six people and had a fantastic time. The tour that the owner Iaon created showcased g
CCTA2019
CCTA2019
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A+ custom wine tour
What a great afternoon. Iaon did all the hard work so we could relax and enjoy. Three gorgeous vineyards, umpteen d
michansen1986
michansen1986
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Mr. Michael Hansen
This tour was recommended to my girlfriend and I from a friend and it did not disappoint!! The tour guide Ian was a
aperumbeti
aperumbeti
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Excellent Wine experience, regardless of COVID
Awesome tour. Rooted Vine was highly recommended by our hotel, and they surpassed expectations. Iaon was superb.
ROBERT P
ROBERT P
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Amazing Wine Experience
Returned from an amazing wine experience using Rooted Vines. Maeapple was our guide and did an exceptional job matc
RFW1951
RFW1951
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Great outing
We had a great time touring the SB wineries. Ian took us to 4 wineries and we also made a stop to taste olive oils.
unclejimis
unclejimis
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Amazing experience!
My wife and I booked a private tour for just the two of us for our anniversary. We had an amazing time. We really f
jimoneal3
jimoneal3
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Horrific customer service
The SUV came to the hotel to pick us up. My girlfriend was sick in the restroom and I told him this. Initially he w
Stephanie S
Stephanie S
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Great Tour!!
I went on this tour with some friends for my Bachelorette celebration. It was wonderful. Our tour guide, Camille,
KaraH1
KaraH1
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A personalized wine tour of Santa Ynez Valley!
I booked a tour with Rooted Vine Tours to celebrate my boyfriend's 30th birthday, and it did not disappoint! I fou
Ebergmann2015
Ebergmann2015
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Great first time to CA Wine Country thanks for Rooted Vine tours!
Camille was exceptionally nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. Very professional from the clean upscale vehicle t
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Kaykay25
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Our tour guide Gaby was the sweetest! She was so informative and took great care of us!! For the cost you pay at $500 per couple I was expecting much more - we were taken to 2 wineries and sat in their tasting areas but it would have been a better experience if the venue also provided a tour on how their wine is made, around the facility etc. The 3rd venue was just a “tasting room” in the Los Olivos area not the actual winery. Which I felt defeated the purpose as that’s something you can do without a tour and spend a full day in the area. Tasting fees average about $25 and if you purchase an x amount of bottles your fee is waived - which we did so technically our tasting fees were covered by our purchase.
Written 19 October 2022
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Guidingone
Hello Judiel, Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write this detailed review. We are sorry that you were less then satisfied with the value of your tour. We strive to offer the best possible experiences at the best pricing we can for the quality of service we provide. I wanted to clarify what is included on your tour. I apologize for the confusion at the time of booking. This is the tour description directly from our website. Rootedvinetours.com “Explore Small-Production and Family-Owned Wineries in Santa Barbara! Enjoy a fun-filled day on our Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour. Join the group as we explore wines from boutique, family-owned wineries. We work with 25+ wineries, so the route varies from day to day. The tour is designed to showcase the the quality and diversity of fine wines in Santa Barbara. We give you the full wine tasting experience by visiting a mixture of vineyards and small production wine tasting rooms.” Once again thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review. We would love to have you out again on another tour sometime! Cheers, Iaon
Written 20 October 2022
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Lawrence L
1 contribution
Jul 2022
We had never been to Santa Barbara before and did not know much about the Santa Barbara Wine Country or wines from this region. This tour was a fabulous learning experience about Santa Barbara wines. We visited three very different wineries with wonderful attention and tastings at each location. Overall, we highly recommend taking this tour.
Written 23 July 2022
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iaonp
Thank you! Your time and appreciation means the world to us! Come back and visit soon!
Written 24 July 2022
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Amanda R
2 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We had an awesome time! The tour was well worth the cost. Lunch was super good. Every stop we went on we got extra pours/tastings. We got to do an extra little stop for olive oil tasting! Having the wine tour curate stops was perfect as an out of town visitor not being super familiar with the region. We also loved the tasting room in Los olivios, it was a major highlight. Highly recommend!
Written 30 May 2021
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Guidingone
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an amazing and detailed review! Your kind words mean the world to us. We look forward to next time!
Written 13 August 2021
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Nikki P
Escondido, CA5 contributions
My husband and I wanted to experience Santa Ynez wine tasting on our recent getaway to Santa Barbara. We are so thankful to have used Rooted Vines tours. Eyton was a wonderful guide and driver, super personable, helpful, and fun to talk with. He took us to three very different winery experiences which made the day all the more enjoyable. The picnic lunch was delish as well!! :-) Shout out to our new wine tasting buddies in our van!! We made some new friends on this trip which was such a cool bonus!
Written 28 March 2021
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Guidingone
Thanks for the awesome review, Nikki! We work hard to meet guest expectations. We are happy to hear you enjoyed having Eytan as your guide. Come back and see us again soon. Cheers!
Written 13 August 2021
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Ashley Fultz
7 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
I was very disappointed with this tour. We booked it to go see and taste wine at different vineyards in Santa Barbara and we got two tasting rooms that were terrible and two vineyards. I could have saved the hour there and back from Santa Barbara if I wanted to taste wine in a bar/tasting room. It was very lazy on this tour guides behalf. I would not recommend this tour.
Written 21 November 2018
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iaonp
Hey Ashley, I apologize for your dissatisfaction. We visit a mixture of vineyards and small production tasting rooms as our goal is to focus on wine quality and in many cases the small artesian producers only have tasting rooms or there vineyards may not be zoned for a retail tasting room so they purvey off site. I attached our tour description below directly from our website. We would love to have you out again if you're in the area. Cheers! "Enjoy A Fun Filled Day On Our Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour. Join The Group As We Explore Wines From Small Production And Family Owned Wineries. We Work With 25+ Wineries So The Route Varies From Day To Day. We Give You The Full Wine Tasting Experience By Visiting A Mixture Of Vineyards And Small Production Tasting Rooms. "
Written 25 August 2019
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Mark & Sally K
Hertfordshire, UK24 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We arranged this tour the week before and came up to Santa Barbara especially, we were staying in SoCal but thought we'd explore the area.
What a great day we had, we were picked up from our hotel, West Beach Inn in Santa Barbara, by Austin and driven in comfort to pick up the next couple. Along the way we had a really interesting and informative talk about the land and the climate and how it impacts on the growing and taste of the wine.
There were just the 4 of us on the tour which made it feel quite personalised, we could ask the vineyard staff many questions and tried wines not on their set tasting list. Lunch choices were great and the food was tasty and filling, Austin went off to collect it whilst we were at a tasting.
One of the tasting rooms Austin had planned to take us to in Solvang was closed when we got there but he immediately made a phone call and drove us to another nearby.
With plenty of wines to taste and great company, we had a fantastic day and will definitely return using Rooted Vines again.
We gained a lot of information on this trip about Santa Barbara wines, we wish we could get more in the UK, we'll definitely be looking out for them.
Written 5 August 2018
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Phingers
Sierra Madre, CA19 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
This is among my best 5 hours of 2018. We snuck in to a group (hardly, it was 2 couples) tour at the last minute and were pleased to find Austin was our guide. As a seasoned tour guide (he spent decades guiding people through central Africa) he did a masterful job teaching us about the geography and climate of the region, and had a wonderful rapport with the winemakers at each of our stops. The mountain range is like a lasagna turned on its side, a fact he described in fascinating detail.

I've found that many guides on these kind of tours skew to either over or under involvement, but Austin was both respectful of our meandering and available for a question or impromptu stop upon request. I felt like I had a solid college lecture (in the best way) as well as an accommodating designated driver as the wine tour plowed ahead. My only grievance would be the stop at the olive oil dispensary, which was nice, but seemed to be a money grab for the olive crushers. If we go to Santa Barbara again you'll likely find us requesting the same company for the same service, but we'll probably decline the stop at the olive oil spot.
Written 26 February 2018
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Jennifer B
New York City, NY5 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Had a wonderful time exploring the wine country north of Santa Barbara. Loved going to boutique vineyards and meeting the owners. Weather was perfect.
Written 27 March 2017
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JNoel1211
Akron, OH9 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Once you get past the condescension of the tour guide, this is a great tour for anyone wanting to experience the unique quality of wines in Santa Barbara. Although arrogant, our guide did offer a lot of good information about wine growing and the diversity of wines in this area. All four wineries visited were different, some offering more information about their wines, some simply pouring samples. Beautifully set-up luncheon and very nice vehicle added to the good day. I feel wine is subjective, some will like one, others a different one, but there is a wine for everyone. Would recommend this tour for those who want something more than the mass market tours.
Written 26 September 2016
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nroge1328
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
Iaon did a truly fantastic job with our tour. He knows everyone in the area and took us to some really amazing places. In addition to wine, his knowledge of the entire Santa Barbara wine country includes history, geography, topography, and a very general overview of what makes this area of the country so unique and special. His passion truly comes out in the way he runs his business, and it absolutely shows. I recommend this tour to everyone.
Written 6 April 2016
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