Thinking about visiting a few wineries and vineyards in Santa Barbara Wine Country? Before you call Uber, Lyft or one of the literally dozens of taxi services, there are a few things you should know…
Taxis and driving services can be logical option – if you’re up for doing all the planning yourself, or flying by the seat of your pants. Perhaps you know exactly which wineries you want to visit? You have a clear understanding of the geography/distances of wineries in Santa Barbara County Wine Country? You’re happy to make your winery reservations, pay additional tasting fees, and coordinate your own lunch? Then, simply hiring a driver is definitely adequate. They will get you from Point A to Point B – you just have to take care of everything else in between. This is definitely not as easy as it seems in most cases!
But, what if you want an entire day curated for you, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy? This is where professional Wine Tour companies come in – like us, Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours. We specialize in taking care of every detail for you. We have relationships with dozens of super-local premium wineries, and organize an amazing tour based on our expertise. Our Tour Hosts are passionate about wine, and offer extensive knowledge of the geography, history and wines of our region. We have access to vineyards and wineries that are off-the-beaten-path – some of which, most taxi drivers would never know exist.
What’s more, there are no hidden costs or additional fees with our Wine Tours. Each one includes transportation in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter; all tasting fees at each winery; a delicious picnic lunch provided by our local organic Marketplace; plenty of bottled water, and even a basic gratuity for our expert Tour Hosts. Many of our guests find that it is actually more economical to join us for a Wine Tour instead of hiring just a driver, because we build everything into the cost – so that you don’t have to worry about anything!