Santa Ynez Wine Trail
Santa Ynez Wine Trail
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Scenic driving route through Santa Barbara wine country that offers opportunities to tour major wineries along the way.
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Richard K
Palos Verdes Estates, CA727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I love the Santa Ynez Wine Trail!! Close to LA, lots of great wineries, and not snobby like Napa, etc.
Written 4 September 2019
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WhyAmIStillworking
Coeur d'Alene, ID357 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
First off; bring a designated driver and enjoy what Santa Ynez is known for and prepare yourself to plenty of tasting. There are many places to visit and plenty of tasting for enjoyment.

A word of caution... suggest not to travel Hwy. 154 after a day in the “loop” and instead use Hwy. 101, it is safer
Written 29 April 2019
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DAVID L
Los Angeles, CA8,035 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
A favorite location to drive and explore th latest winery and special offerings they may have. Pace yourself with drinking and driving - a driven tour might even make more sense! Enjoy safely.
Written 29 November 2017
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Green1Ma
MA506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
This wine trail gets less attention than others in California, but definitely worth a visit. It is less crowded and the wines range from exceptionally crafted to ready drinkable. The smaller vineyards take the time to talk to all visitors and share their stories. Lots to do nearby when you have had you're fill of wine for the day.
Written 30 July 2017
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Lynn K
Florida114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
If you are leaving from Santa Barbara, go out Hwy 101 along the coast through Gaviota Pass (the only land level natural pass through the mountains). Spend the day touring through the Santa Ynez valley at wineries of your choice and return over the top of the mountains on Hwy 154 (San Marcos Pass). Hence, "The Loop".

I have been going to the beautiful rolling golden hills of Santa Ynez to taste the small vineyard's offerings since the 1980's. Sadly, most of my favorite places are no longer in business.

Current shout outs go to Carr Tasting room (not picturesque, but my personal favorite wine at the moment), Kalyra Winery (pretty location and good offerings last time I was there) and Firestone (beautiful setting).

I tour the wine trail as much for the scenery as the wine, so a trip into Los Olivos to walk through the town and visit a tasting room is a stunning drive no matter which road you travel.
Written 22 April 2017
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kpcsrc
Ukiah, CA17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Visiting Santa Ynez area wineries is worth doing if in the area. Our favorite was Foxen. But if you want to visit a different wine country and haven't committed to this area, I recommend Mendocino County, including Anderson Valley, Hopland, and Ukiah.
Written 9 November 2016
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382dw
San Antonio, TX5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
What a beautiful area of the country and a bit less crowded then other more well know wine areas in Ca. The wines are very good as well. Demetria is well worth making a reservation for a tour. Very friendly people in the middle of rolling hills and vines. Sitting under a tree watching the late afternoon sun was amazing.
Written 18 October 2016
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Debbie A
Pomona, CA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We visted this winery on the tail end of our trip up the coast - it is a beautiful place with a very hospitable staff. My husband and I enjoyed the grounds, sat under the abundant shade, and sipped our wonderful wine tasting!
Written 25 July 2016
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Mike K
Santa Barbara, CA11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
This is a fun experience. The winery folks are super hospitable. Plus, there are a number of add-on's when you spend the day here - miniature ponies, The Mission, Wilding Museum, and, of course, downtown Los Olivos and Solvang. I love the wines, but when I need a break, I also take a look around before getting back on the trail!
Written 21 April 2016
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Carlsbadhappy
San Diego, CA748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Visited this beautiful winery today and thoroughly enjoyed the wines, tasting room ambience , and scenic setting. Two tastings offered, the regular wines for $12pp, and the reserve wines for $15. A purchase of $100 waives the cost of tasting. We had friendly servers and we wandered around the indoor and outdoor facilities between each tasting, so we definitely did not feel rushed. The gentle rolling oak studded hills surround numerous outdoor tables with umbrellas, a grass area with croquet set, and wide covered veranda seating outside of the tasting room. The tasting room building is rustic and beautiful with handpainted walls, stone floors, and charming archways. We would highly recommend a visit here.
Written 22 November 2015
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