Savor Santa Barbara's Pristine Wine Country...NOW!
"One of California’s most beautiful and exciting viticultural regions lies... just 90 minutes north of the seemingly endless urban sprawl of Los Angeles. Santa Barbara ...
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WINEGROWING AREAS IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
"One of California’s most beautiful and exciting viticultural regions lies just 90 minutes north of the seemingly endless urban sprawl of Los Angeles. Santa Barbara is making some of the most thrilling wines in America. From ocean-cooled valleys to stark mountain vineyards; from racy syrah to velvety pinot noir to the prospect of great cabernet; from rustic ranchers to reclusive celebrities – if any wine region can have it all, it’s Santa Barbara."
From "Under the Boardwalk", Anthony Dias Blue...Santa Barbara County Vintners Association
CABERNET FRANC, MERLOT and PINOT NOIR, PINOT GRIS/GRIGIO, SYRAH and ZINFINDEL, MUSCRAT ORANGE, RIESLING, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MALBEC, VIOGNIER…..PINOT GRIS/GRIGIO, SYRAH and ZINFINDEL……
Your Wine-Tastings' Concierge is dedicated to design a memorable day of a private tour for YOU! Your customized tailor-made event will reveal unbelievable vistas to you from the best of Santa Barbara County Wine Country. Your wine-chariot will be in the comfort of your vehicle, or a vehicle of your choice. Our experience and our network are for the discerning wine lover!
Our experience and our network are for THE discerning wine lover.
THE IDEAL TRIP IN THE PERFECT WINE COUNTRY
Good and excellent wines are found here by the love and passion of the winemakers. Peaceful, welcoming landscapes or dramatic rough ones enrich the vineyards. Tasty, various, and healthy cuisines belong to the appropriate pairings of your favorite wine. But few gifted places offer a balance of all of that at once, and of that old fashioned art of living. When you land in those places, you feel somehow at home; in the best possible world sometimes, like in certain valleys and towns of Santa Ynez and Los Olivos. The nature all around, not too tidy perhaps, but present there as a kind of civilized habitat, where fields and hills are like designs slowly shaped by generations of men. Many of the boutique vineyards are impregnated by their complex history and by familiarity with art and beauty for you to see...and feel.
The local varietals, different from each other are layered and blended, and proudly celebrated as an essential part of life. There are currently five federally-sanctioned American Vitacultural Areas (AVA) within Santa Barbara County: Ballard Canyon, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Rita Hills, and Santa Ynez Valley.
In this wine country, the wine is something for everyone and everyday. We get easily bored by too much sniffing and gargling, aging and oaking and elegant talking.
We drink at lunch a little, and at dinner mostly, the wine is an everyday presence.
You may learn to drink at home, you know the wine by sampling and experiencing.
There are currently five federally-sanctioned American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) within Santa Barbara County: Ballard Canyon, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley.
Each region offers five, ten or fifty different wines.
Elegant medium bodied reds, fruity young ones.
Last but not least, at reasonable prices.
Can you picture all those French Oak barrels and all those bottles? Rows, and miles of them, refining in silence...some in cellars...or, wine cave for you to visit at Cottonwood Canyon? Waiting for marrying the ideal dish, waiting for that unknown, designated drinker...with their Designated Driver
What we propose is a great experience of the best wines and knowledgeable tasting room personnel: A FULL IMMERSION IN THE WINE-TASTING LIFESTYLE.
CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION AMONG OUR FAVORITE AVA REGIONS
Santa Rita Hills AVA seems to be the best seller for its Pinot Noir and its cooler climate in the summer. Our itineraries will then explore the Ballard Canyon, Happy Canyon, Santa Maria Valley and Santa Ynez Valley, around Los Olivos and the cities of Solvang and Buellton. The true myriad of varietals should turn their eyes to the great wines of the Santa Ynez Valley! There we will propose amazing wine-tasting experiences. We have wine-tasting packages that include eating establishments, lodging, U Pick Blueberries and/or apples, glider-flying and special trips linked to cultural or culinary events.
Our portfolio is the most comprehensive that you can find, so contact us to find out more, or for a sample custom made proposal. We offer our expertise to give you the best suggestions to plan the tasting tour that best fits your expectations and budget. There are three steps: you may choose an AVA area and explain to us what you wish to do, besides tasting wine. We propose or design an itinerary, and later finalize it with you. Then we are ready for wine tasting!