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Address: Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: +1 805-646-3200
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Celebrating 17 years, Cloud Climbers’ Back-Country Wine Tour is the...

Celebrating 17 years, Cloud Climbers’ Back-Country Wine Tour is the original and best wine tasting experience in Santa Barbara & the Santa Ynez Valley. Driver-guided, custom tours in open-air 7-passenger Jeeps. Amazing scenery, back-roads, wine tasting at 4 unique wineries and a picnic lunch included. Door-to-door service. Sunset, Mountain, Horseback-riding combination tours also available. Departs daily.

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I can usually find something to complain about. Not this time.

Great time from start to finish. The tour guide was so knowledgeable about the area, he let us in on not only the history of the Santa Ynez Valley and the wine industry, but also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2011
cdaybarroca
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Ventura, California

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

I went on this tour with my boyfriend. It was us, another couple, and 3 gentleman. We had a great time- visited 3 vineyards and a tasting room. My one critique is that we were hoping to learn about wine and we didn't! We tasted a ton of wine but we were hoping to hear about how the wine was... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

Great time from start to finish. The tour guide was so knowledgeable about the area, he let us in on not only the history of the Santa Ynez Valley and the wine industry, but also about all kinds of hidden treasures we can go back and explore on our own later. Lunch was delicious and very relaxing with wonderful company.... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

My husband and I wanted to do some wine tasting for our 10th anniversary and we wanted to do a region we hadn't been to yet in California. Frankly we believe Napa to be overrated and had done a lot of tasting in the north Bay already. We wanted a short drive from home (Santa Cruz) and had always appreciated... More 

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Sherman Oaks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Booked this tour based on the reviews! And they were all right! The tour was a BLASTY BLAST!! We booked it last minute as it was Carmageddon weekend and we had planned to stay in all but since it was nothing as anyone had anticipated my boyfriend and I decided to take the day and meet with some... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

This tour was truly the highlight of a secret getaway birthday weekend for my wife. The safari style Jeep was the perfect way to see the beautiful landscapes and enjoy the outdoors of the back country. I think it was also better received by the vineyards than stepping out of a limo or party bus. Though our guide, Jason, had... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2011

We booked a day in wine country with Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours. My wife and I had no knowledge of wine, but had a great time with the tour. We had two other couples that were great companions, and Jon our tour guide made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Jon took the time to make sure we had a great trip,... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

This is the way to go for first time wine tasting. Our group learned a lot about the area as well as the wines we tasted thanks to our guide, Jason. The only negative is that we wanted more time at each winery/tasting room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

This was the second time that we had been on the backcountry wine tour with Cloud Climbers. We really enjoyed the expreience as we visited some different wineries from our first visit. Millard picked us up on time in Santa Barbara and gaveus a great guided tour of the area, as well as telling us about the wines. This was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2011

We had a fabulous, knowledgable guide! Tasted delicious wine! Favorite was the carhartt winery, met the fun couple that started it. Had a blast driving through the roads in an open Jeep! Enjoyed making new friends! Definitely recommend this tour!

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Templeton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

The places and the pace of the winerey visits were perfect. Our guide, Scott, was knowledgable and accomodating. We made it to several tasing rooms we did not know even existed. Met so many nice and intersting people.

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