Wine Tastings & Picnic Lunch

7 hours | Santa Barbara | SBA-120
From
$ 199.95
Min. age: 21 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Wine Country
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Indulge your inner wine connoisseur during this lovely, full-day, guided tour of Santa Barbara County's remarkable wineries. A comfortable motorcoach awaits you at your pier where, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will be transported out of your port city up to the Santa Ynez valley with its winding roads dotted with quaint farmhouses and surrounded by lush hills and golden valleys that beckon you.

Tucked away in the mountains outside Santa Barbara, the fertile Santa Ynez Valley provides the ideal Mediterranean-style climate for growing grapes. It's no wonder that the area has been producing award-winning wines since the 1970's.

Located within this valley are some of the most accomplished winemakers in California. The east of the valley where the inland climate is warmer is dominated by full bodied Rhone style wines such as syrah, grenache, and viognier. In the west, the cooler sea breezes create a climate perfect for the Burgundy styles such as pinot noir and chardonnay.

Located throughout the Santa Ynez Valley in lovely locales these charming wineries are all small, boutique producers - many of whom are still family owned! A beautiful backdrop for an experience that invites you to learn about the process of winemaking in a fun and informative environment. Your guided, not available to the general public, behind the scenes production tour will walk you through the process from grape to bottle. Whether you are a budding wine connoisseur or an aspiring sommelier, your expert guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

With your souvenir tasting glass in hand, you will sample fine wines at each winery (you must be 21 of course!) and personally discover why wine experts toast the quality of vintages which emerge from Santa Barbara's soil.

A freshly prepared wine country picnic will be provided at one of the wineries visited. So, relax amidst a backdrop of verdant hillsides and acres of sun-soaked vineyards as you indulge in a delicious meal.

At the end of the tour, reboard your motorcoach for the scenic drive back to your ship. You'll be sure to have great memories of your informative and fun day in one of our most beautiful wine regions.

Special Notes:

Wine-tasting participants must be over 21 years of age.

Child Price:

12 years and under

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to first winery

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini-bus
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
25
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart from first winery to 2nd winery

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini-bus
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
25
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart from 2nd winery to third winery

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini-bus
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
25
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart from 3rd winery to 4th winery

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini-bus
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
25
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart from 4th winery to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini-bus
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:45