When you think of California wine country, perhaps Napa and Sonoma come to mind. But the Santa Ynez Valley is another hidden gem known for its phenomenal wineries, vintners, wine cellars, wine tastings and wine tours. Wine enthusiasts flock to the Valley to taste the local selections and tour many of the vineyards to get an up-close and personal view of where it all begins.

Royal Oaks Ranch Santa Ynez Roblar Winery Spring

You may also recall the movie Sideways, which was set in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. You can even download the Sideways wine tour map and relive the journey yourself!

Make the most of your next trip to the Valley. Find wineries, wine cellars, wine tours and wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley in our comprehensive list of wine spots to see in Santa Ynez and surrounding areas:

Wine Tastings

Vino Vaqueros
Website: vinovaqueros.com
Tel: 805-559-4232
Join us as we go horseback riding, enjoy wine tasting and tour the Santa Ynez Valley wine country. We cordially invite you to grab the reins, step in the saddle, and ride with us through the Fess Parker Vineyard. We offer you an authentic wine country experience because we know the land, train quality horses, appreciate fine wine, and enjoy gourmet food. Choose between five tours for your ultimate wine tasting experience: The Vineyard to Wine Tasting Tour, the Horseback Ride, Wine & Dine Tour, the Cowboy Breakfast Ride, the Romantic Sunset Ride and the Summerland Winery Ride.

Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association
Website: santaynezwinecountry.com
Tel: 800-563-3183
Email: cmbashforth@verizon.net
The Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association was founded in 1993 and is comprised of 13 premium wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. Each year the Association sponsors 4 Passport events and 2 Winery Dinners. The events they host build awareness and provide opportunities for consumers to sample the delicious varietals of the Valley.

Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association
Santa Ynez, CA
Website: sbcountywines.com
Tel: 805-688-0881

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards
Buellton, CA
Website: almarosawinery.com
Tel: 805-688-9090
Alma Rosa Winery was founded in 2005 by Richard Sanford, the wine industry pioneer who first planted Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County back in 1971. The winery has a stunning tasting room in downtown Buellton, next to the popular eatery, Industrial Eats (Open Mon.-Thurs. 11am-5:30pm // Fri.-Sun. 10am-5:30pm). Alma Rosa also has private tastings and tours on its estate in Buellton, which has been farmed organically since 1983.

Alma Rosa Winery Vineyards Tasting Room in Buellton, California

Vineyards & Wineries

Ballard Vineyards and Wineries

  • Wine Tasting at the Ballard Inn and Restaurant

Santa Ynez Vineyards and Wineries

  • Bridlewood Estate Winery
  • Carr Vineyards & Winery
  • Gainey Vineyard
  • Great Oaks Ranch
  • Imagine Wine
  • M Brown/ Kalyra Winery
  • Roblar Winery
  • Sunstone Winery

Los Olivos Vineyards and Wineries

  • Alexander & Wayne
  • Andrew Murray Vineyards
  • Arthur Earl Winery
  • Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio
  • Beckmen Vineyards
  • Bin 2860 Wine Shop
  • Blair Fox Cellars
  • Brander Vineyard
  • Byron Wines
  • Carhartt Vineyard
  • Carina Cellars
  • Cimarone and 3CV Wines Tasting Room
  • Consilience & Tre Anelli Wines
  • Coquelicot
  • Curtis Winery
  • Daniel Gehrs Wines
  • Dragonette Cellars
  • Epiphany Cellars
  • Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard
  • Firestone Vineyard
  • Fontes & Phillips Wines
  • Kahn Winery
  • Longoria Wines
  • Prodigal Wines
  • Qupé Winery
  • Rancho Sisquoc Winery
  • Refugio Ranch
  • Rusack Winery
  • Saarloos & Sons
  • Scott Cellars
  • Stolpman
  • Tensley/Lea Wines
  • Tre Anelli
  • Verdad

Wine Tours and Tasting Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals

Solvang Vineyards and Wineries

  • Au Bon Climat
  • Baehner-Fournier Vineyards
  • Blackjack Ranch Vineyards and Winery
  • Buttonwood Winery
  • Dascomb Cellars
  • Foley/Lincourt Vineyard and Winery
  • The Good Life
  • Lincourt Vineyards
  • Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Tasting Room
  • Mandolina
  • Rideau Vineyard
  • Royal Oaks Winery & Tasting Room
  • Rusack
  • Sante Wine Bar and Lounge
  • Shoestring Vineyard & Winery
  • Wandering Dog Wine Bar

Buellton Vineyards and Wineries

  • Alma Rosa Winery
  • Casa Cassara
  • Cold Heaven Cellars
  • Harrison-Clarke Vineyard & Winery
  • Standing Sun Winery
  • Ken Brown Wines
  • LaFond Winery
  • Mosby Winery
  • Sanford Winery & Vineyards
  • Thorne

Los Alamos Vineyards and Wineries

  • Frequency Wines
  • Casa Dumetz Wines

Lompoc Vineyards and Wineries

  • Ampelos Cellars
  • Brewer-Clifton Winery
  • Dierberg
  • Babcock Vineyards
  • Fiddelhead Cellars
  • Flying Goat Cellars
  • Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery
  • Huber Cellars
  • Jalama Wines
  • Longoria Wines
  • Melville Winery
  • Palmina Winery
  • Sanford Winery & iVineyards
  • Star Lane
  • Transcendence Wines
  • Zotovich Family Vineyards


Wine Tours

Adventure Company of Santa Barbara
PO Box 208, Santa Barbara
805-884-WAVE (9283)
Website: www.sbadventureco.com

The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle
Private Group Tours & Event Transportation
Tel: 888-894-6379
Website: www.gogrape.com

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours
P.O. Box 1439, Santa Ynez
Tel: 805-686-9490
Website: www.winecountrycycling.com

Vino Vaqueros
Horseback riding and wine tours
Tel: 805-944-0493
E-mail: vinovaqueros@gmail.com
Website: www.vinovaqueros.com

Cloud Climbers Jeep Wine Tours
Tel: 805.646.3200
Website: www.ccjeeps.com

Los Olivos Limousine Service
Wine tours, Weddings, Special Events, Airport Professional and Courteous Service
John Nuss
Tel: 805-245-1509

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