Spring 2023 update!
It has been awhile since we have posted any updates, sorry.
Things are finally starting to normalized after 3 years of COVID and a brutal winter of rain. We are excited about the coming season of wine tours and look forward to hosting many wonderful experiences. This year looks like it will be very special special due to the extensive rainfall. Wine Country has never been so beautiful.
It is mid-April and we are having a super bloom with roadside wildflowers everywhere. Come out and experience this beauty before it is gone. We have a great selection of wineries on our current roster and would love to show you some of our favorites.
Here are a few updates: We have reduced group sizes to a max. of 8 guests for our group tours and we have been busy all winter fine tuning excellent itineraries.
Our beloved wine country received Wine Region of the Year accolades by Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2021 further cementing our regions reputation and ability to continually produce world class wines.
If you aren’t familiar with our company and what we do, let me give you a little run down. We started in 2001 and at the time there was no another wine tour based in wine country. We quickly expanded to include Santa Barbara area pick-ups but we have always stayed true to our vision of only offering unique and authentic winery/vineyard experiences. Many tour companies followed our lead but none have be able to replicate our passion and dedication to our customers.
Our tours run daily year round except major holidays. We pick you up at your location, alleviating any need to drive after the tour. We service the South Coast communities of Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Goleta with pick-up times ranging from 9:45am to 10:25pm. We traverse the Santa Ynez Mountains into the Santa Ynez Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area) established in 1983. This unique mountain range creates the perfect growing region. It provides the coolest, longest, most uniquely diverse microclimates and soil types in all of the AVA’s in the United States.
We then pick up our guests staying in Solvang, Ballard, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, or Buellton, with pick-ups ranging from 10:40am to 11:00am, until the capacity of our vehicle is reached. You usually have wine in your glass at a little after 11am, when the wineries open. We organize the day in such away that you aren’t driving from one into the valley and back again through-out the day, we try to limit drive times between wineries to 15-20 minutes.
We select the locations and pay for the flight of wines(usually 5-6 one ounce pours). We visit three locations providing you with a picnic lunch at the second stop. We let the wineries do there job in presenting their wine and we step back and let you enjoy your experience. We have a vast knowledge of the area, wine making, and viticulture and we can provide as much or as little information as possible.
Oh, and it’s customary to purchase a bottle at each location and tip their staff if you feel well taken care of.
We are capable of doing private tours, large group, corporate events, and offer hourly transportation as well.
I hope this update finds you well and we look forward to hosting you for an incredible wine tasting adventure in the near future.