Discover The Santa Barbara County Wine Region
Last Updated on July 18, 2018.
Discover a wine region with unique geological innerworkings unlike anywhere else in the known universe. A mountain range spans the regional coastline, with gaping valleys that connect the Pacific Ocean to the inland from East to West. Fog and ocean-borne winds breathe life onto the vines across a 50 mile stretch of land, and the residual benefits of the wines these elements produce makes the world a better place. If you enjoy wines with intense complexity (due to the generous length of the growing season), precise terroir and single-vineyard focus, Santa Barbara will steal your heart and your palate.
Varietal production is extremely focused here, with research bringing a select few grape varietals into the best version of themselves. Keep an eye out for gorgeous Viognier, Syrah, Chardonnay, Grenache , Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
Number of wineries in Santa Barbara County: 200+
Number of approved American Viticultural Areas (AVA) in Santa Barbara County: 6
Number of different wine grape varieties grown in Santa Barbara County: 50+
Bearing acres of wine grapes grown (2016 Santa Barbara County Crop Report):
Average yield per acre (2016 Santa Barbara County Crop Report): 3.61
Average price per ton (2016 Santa Barbara County Crop Report): $1,999
Economic value of wine grapes harvested (2016 Santa Barbara County Crop Report): $151,629,764
Explore Santa Barbara County
Ballard Inn Restaurant & Tasting Room
Chef Budi Kazali’s award-winning cuisine, an extensive wine list, exceptional service and a romantic atmosphere create a memorable dining experience for all to enjoy. Open to the public.
Address: 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-7770
Terravant - The Winery Restaurant
In 2009, out of our desire to host travelers, clients, and friends at our winery, we created The Terravant Restaurant. Our restaurant features local produce, lamb, beef, spices, beer, and wines. It is our goal to serve you a complete meal where nearly all of the ingredients are grown or raised within a 30 mile radius.
Address: 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
Phone Numbers: (805) 686-4742
Hitching Post II
The Hitching Post II in Buellton has become the landmark restaurant where vintners, locals, and visitors come to experience quintessential Santa Barbara Wine & Food: Great oakgrilled cuisine and the well respected Hitching Post Wines.
Address: 406 East Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-0676
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010. With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels. There are currently four taprooms in Santa Barbara County and more set to open soon in Westlake Village and Arroyo Grande. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. beer can be found in their taprooms or at select retailers and restaurants throughout California. Learn more about @FigMtnBrew or where to find their beer at www.figmtnbrew.com.
Address: 45 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
Phone Numbers: (805) 694-2252
Lompoc's newest restaurant focuses on creating quality farm-to-table meals from scratch, and creating a place where our guests can experience the best of local fare. With a wealth of local and seasonal produce, high quality Santa Barbara County wines and Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir, and the best cooking and serving talent the area has to offer, Scratch Kitchen aims to highlight all the best culinary elements of the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valleys.
Address: 610 N H St, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone Numbers: (805) 819-0829
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café
Since 1995, the Los Olivos Cafe has served local produce and offered an award-winning wine list highlighting the dynamic wines of our Central Coast. The Wine Merchant's retail selection, wine tasting, helpful staff, and wine clubs make it a must stop.
Address: 2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-7265
Sides Hardware & Shoes A Brothers Restaurant
The Brothers, Jeff and Matt Nichols, present American Craftsman Cuisine including the award winning house-made "Bacon Steak" in the heart of the Los Olivos Township. Serving local Santa Barbara wines including several "on Tap" wines.
Address: 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-4820
Stafford's Famous Chocolates
Stafford's Famous Chocolates presents a tempting array of luscious confections sure to please anyone's palate. Our mouth-watering truffles, caramels, English toffees, creams, and countless delectable chocolates are handmade daily in our kitchen. Only the freshest and finest ingredients are used to create all of our chocolates. Our nuts are locally grown, and the fruits we use for our creams are from the San Joaquin Valley.
Address: 2902 San Marcos Rd., Unit D, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-2893
The Bear and Star
Refined ranch cuisine with the majority of ingredients organically grown and raised on the Home Ranch seven miles away on Foxen Canyon Road.
Address: 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos
Far Western Tavern
Contemporary California ranch cuisine inspired by local traditions. Our restaurant is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, a renowned regional fare rooted in native ingredients and methods that were first popularized by 19th century rancheros. Our menu blends this local barbecue style with other dishes that reflect our family’s heritage in the Santa Maria Valley’s Swiss-Italian ranching community, all prepared with fresh flavors from nearby farms, ranches and vineyards.
Address: 300 East Clark Ave, Old Town Orcutt CA 93455
Phone Numbers: (805) 937-2211
bouchon Santa Barbara
Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" recipient. Over fifty local wines by the glass. Fresh fish, game from our valleys, and local produce from farmers markets.
Address: 9 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone Numbers: (805) 730-1160
Olio e Limone & Olio Pizzeria
Experience artisanal Italian dishes from the "freshest ingredients supported by a superb wine list" - 2012 Zagat Survey (27 Food Rating). Cocktails | Private Dining | Pizzeria next door
Address: 17 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone Numbers: (805) 899-2699
Wine Cask Restaurant & Intermezzo Bar-Cafe
A Santa Barbara favorite, WINE CASK is a 'don't-miss' foodie experience. Fine dining, casual fare, relaxed lunch and beautiful courtyard with Santa Barbara's Best Wine List and award-winning eco-friendly 'local wine treasures on tap' system.
Address: 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone Numbers: (805) 966-9463
Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn
Jeff and Matt Nichols continue to serve "Brothers Cuisine" in the iconic Santa Ynez "Red Barn" location. The best steaks, seafood, local wines and bar in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country.
Address: 3539 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-4142
The finest restaurant for Mexican dining in Santa Ynez. We feature 50 varieties of tequila and a pomegranate margarita you don't want to miss!
Address: 3544 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez CA 93460
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-0033
Mad & Vin at The Landsby
Dining options at The Landsby include a warm and welcoming lobby bar serving traditional and craft cocktails, beer and acclaimed locally produced wine. Mad & Vin (food & wine in Danish) overlooks the lovely courtyard garden and feature seasonal ingredients from the California Central Coast, with wine-country cuisine flavors.
Address: 1576 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-3121
At Root 246, you’ll find contemporary, American cuisine that’s farm-to-table fresh. The inspired dinner and cocktail menus bring out the best in the locally grown ingredients. Root 246’s modern, state-of-the-art design and a knowledgeable and accommodating staff truly complement the menu. Enjoy your food with wine from the restaurant’s 1800 bottle cellar.
Address: 420 Alisal Road, Solvang CA 93436
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-8000
First & Oak at The Mirabelle Inn
Newly renovated, First & Oak is Located inside of the charming Mirabelle Inn. Executive Chef Steven Snook offers an array of complex small plates emphasizing flavor and finesse. The menu is is California eclectic, utilizing French technique and inspiration from our world travels. Our seasonal menu offer is designed so you can create your own personalized tasting menu. Our emphasis is on local & sustainable.
Address: 409 First Street, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-1703
Hankook Tea Company
Since 1951, Hankook Tea upheld strict standards, using eco-friendly agricultural methods that are harmonious with its surrounding environment. The complete control over Honam Tea Estates allows for us to create a taste of integrity within each steep, allowing each tender leaf to grow at its natural pace, free from pesticides. Family owned and with years of experience, our teas and tisanes go through the minimal processing necessary, in order to preserve quality and taste - the way nature intended.
Phone Numbers: (213) 380-3538
allard Inn & The Gathering Table delivers an award-winning Ballard, California bed and breakfast experience by combining warm and inviting accommodations, attentive staff, and gourmet cuisine from chef Budi Kazali. Set against the quaint and scenic vineyards and orchards in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County’s renowned wine country, our AAA four diamond rated Ballard, California bed and breakfast is the perfect weekend getaway. We’re located just minutes away from Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and Solvang.
Address: 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-7770 | (800) 638-2466
Bacara Resort & Spa Ritz Carlton
Along the bluffs and beaches of the Gaviota coast lies a resort of stunning natural beauty and relaxed luxury. With 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, Bacara offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky. Unwind at an award-winning 42,000-square-foot spa and fitness center or relax beside one of three zero-edge swimming pools and 26 private cabanas. The resort’s 358 newly-renovated guestrooms and signature suites artfully infuse luxurious interiors with modern technologies for a true sense of comfort. Additional resort amenities include a new oceanfront restaurant, Angel Oak, four Har-Tru clay tennis courts, a Foley wine tasting room, and the adjacent Sandpiper Golf Club.
Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone Numbers: (877) 245-2835
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Oceanfront at Santa Barbara's most desirable East Beach, 45 minutes away from the wine country. Ocean-view rooms, pool, sundeck & continental breakfast. Vacation rentals available weekly. Local wineries only one mile away.
Address: 931 East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
Phone Numbers: (800) 648-6708 | (805) 966-1641
Blending contemporary beach-chic decor and classic Spanish Colonial architecture, Hotel Milo features vibrant beachfront accommodations and beautiful pool and gardens that celebrate the California surf and sun. Hotel Milo is located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s beloved West Beach, a favorite hangout for local residents and visitors alike. On one side sits the iconic Stearns Wharf and on the other the harbor and pier, where local institution Brophy’s is serving up the best clam chowder you’ve ever had. Hotel Milo is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's beloved West Beach, favorite hangout for local residents and visitors alike.
Address: 202 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone Numbers: (805) 965-4577
The Upham Hotel
Established in 1871, this beautifully restored hotel is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. A complimentary continental breakfast buffet and afternoon refreshments are provided daily.
Address: 1404 De la Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Numbers: (805) 962-0058 | (800) 727-0876
Flying Flag's RV Resort
Flying Flags offers unique accommodations such as vintage trailer & airstream rentals, cabins & cottages, luxury tents or your own RV or camping tent. Onsite amenities include a swimming pool, two jacuzzis, & complimentary Wi-Fi. Flying Flags allows guests to easily access many of the area’s most popular attractions & destinations. Wine tasting at a local winery, the charming town of Solvang & the serene surroundings of Lake Cachuma are just moments away from our resort. If you are looking for a memorable vacation experience in California’s wine country, look no further than Flying Flags!
Address: 180 Avenue of Flags, Buellton CA 93427
Phone Numbers: (877) 783- 5247
Pea Soup Andersen's Inn
Pea Soup Andersen's Inn is located in Buellton, is the gateway to the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country, and within minutes to the Danish Village of Solvang. 97 well appointed rooms, free internet, parking, pool, spa, continental breakfast, BBQ pit, putting green, and bocce ball court. Affordable rates, your perfect weekend getaway!
Address: 51 E. Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427
Phone Numbers: (800) 732-7687
Marriott Santa Ynez Valley
Located in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley wine country the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott offers 149 sleeping rooms, a newly renovated Starting Gate Restaurant and Winners Circle Lounge, wine packages, complete convention center and heated outdoor pool plus much more. We look forward to being of service.
Address: 555 McMurray Road, Buellton CA 93427
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-1000 | (800) 638-8882
Best Western Plus Big America
Nuzzled in the Santa Maria Valley appellation, the Best Western Plus Big America hotel is only moments away from great wine tasting, award winning barbeque, and world famous beaches. We are conveniently located off highway 101 and proximal to many shopping locations.
Address: 1725 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone Numbers: (805) 922-5200
The Victorian Mansion at Los Alamos
On the outside, the Victorian Mansion is a gorgeous, recently-renovated 1864 Victorian nestled in the heart of wine country. On the inside, it houses six incredible theme suites featuring theme beds, in-room hot tubs, fireplaces and hidden bathrooms. At the Victorian Mansion, you will discover that attention to detail is one of our hallmarks. And with our standard rates, a delicious bottle of local wine waits for you on arrival and a hot, gourmet breakfast is delivered to your suite each morning. Whether you are a regular visitor to the Santa Ynez Valley or this is your first trip to California, we can help make your wine country visit one to remember. Come visit us in the heart of the wine country!
Address: 326 Bell Street, Los Alamos CA 93440
Phone Numbers: (805) 344-1300
Chumash Casino Resort Hotel
Our AAA Four Diamond-rated Chumash Casino Resort Hotel has grown by adding a 135-foot tower, which increases occupancy from 106 rooms and 15 suites to 320 rooms and 55 suites. The Tower's 12-floor suites give guests exquisite views of the Santa Ynez Valley, and some will have a bird's-eye view of the new resort's gem - the rooftop pool. With a pool deck that spans nearly 15,000 square feet, the rooftop pool is equipped with lounge chairs, cabanas, fire pits, dining options and an outdoor pool ambience that is unmatched in Santa Barbara County.
Address: 3400 E Hwy 246, Santa Ynez CA 93436
Phone Numbers: 1-800-CHUMASH | (805) 686-3855
For Friends Inn
Welcome to ForFriends Inn, situated in downtown Santa Ynez, California and less than five minutes from Los Olivos & Solvang. This immaculately detailed seven-room boutique bed & breakfast lies in the heart of the Santa Barbara County Wine Country and is surrounded by rolling hills, cattle ranches, horse farms and over 100 gorgeous vineyards. ForFriends Inn is within a short walk to tasting rooms and the area's best restaurants and entertainment; and a short, traffic-free drive to all of the wonderful wineries throughout the Valley. Completed in 2005, ForFriends Inn was built in the fashion of a large Craftsman farmhouse. Great care has been given to combine Wine Country and the New West with a touch of elegance to create a perfect wine country getaway for couples and friends seeking a brief respite from their busy lives. Seven large, elegant rooms in ForFriends Inn include five in the main house and two private cottages — The two-story Sunstone Tower and the cozy Carmichael Cottage. All of the rooms offer a king-sized bed, large private bathrooms and are elegantly appointed, providing an array of personal touches and all of the desirable amenities you deserve.
Address: 1121 Edison St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone Numbers: (805) 693-0303
Santa Ynez Inn
Snuggled in the foothills of California’s Santa Barbara wine country, the intimate 20 room Santa Ynez Inn offers understated luxury coupled with warm hospitality. Designed after a historic turn-of-the-century Inn, Santa Ynez Inn features classically designed rooms that include gourmet breakfast, evening wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
Address: 3627 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez CA 93436
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-5588 | (800) 643-5774
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn delivers a unique experience for those seeking the very best of Santa Barbara wine country. Nestled in the quaint township of Los Olivos the inn is delightfully sophisticated and contemporary. Our polished, attentive service will assist you in making the most of your stay whether you are seeking the best of local wine and food offerings, spa treatments, a relaxing day by the pool or something more adventurous. A total of 19 guest rooms, including seven suites, embody a romantic yet relaxed style. Images of the Santa Ynez Valley landscape adorn the walls. Outdoor areas have intimate seating and some suites feature views of the newly constructed infinity pool and relaxation area or overlook the charming downtown of Los Olivos.
Address: 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos CA 93441
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-7788
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is a getaway that offers the challenge of two 18-hole golf courses and the natural wonders of a historic 10,000-acre working cattle ranch. Test your skills on our 6,500 acre yard Ranch Course, known for its tight fairways or the River Course with its serene riverside setting. Beyond the fairways enjoy horseback rides, fitness and spa treatments, hikes, fishing, fine dining and first class accommodations. Rates start at $515 per night per room and includes full breakfast, dinner and during select times of the year, unlimited activities. For more information call (800) 425-4725, [email protected], or visit www.alisal.com.
Address: 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-6411
We are a modern, danish style 15-unit inn, located in the heart of Solvang. Enjoy our simple rooms, complimentary bicycles, bocce ball court, and spacious gazebo.
Address: 1532 Mission Dr, Solvang CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-4413
If you're looking for a relaxed and enriching wine country escape look no further than Hotel Corque in the quaint town of Solvang. From its elegant yet rustic design to its warm and professional hotel staff, the natural and relaxed beauty of the wine country can be seen and felt throughout this luxury boutique hotel. Hotel Corque features 122 guestrooms, including 16 specialty suites and the Chairman's Suite.
Address: 400 Alisal Road, Solvang CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-8000 | (800) 624-5572
King Frederik Inn
The King Frederik Inn is located in the heart of the Danish village of Solvang in Santa Ynez Valley premier wine country. Stroll the village to wine tasting rooms, gourmet restaurants, bakeries, and boutique shopping. Outdoor summer theater is nearby.
Address: 1617 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (800) 549-9955
Address: 409 1st Street Solvang, CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-1703
The Landsby Hotel Solvang
The Landsby, a newly renovated 41-room boutique hotel, brings a unique hospitality offering to downtown Solvang, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The property combines a bright, contemporary design with Scandinavian elements inspired by the town's Danish roots.
Address: 1576 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 93463
Phone Numbers: (805) 688-3121 | (800) 321-8985
Sky's the Limit Ballooning Adventures
Sky's the Limit Ballooning Adventures www.santabarbaraballoonrides.com Soar to new heights with our daily morning Santa Barbara balloon rides! With over 100 wineries in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, the year-round near perfect climate and light prevailing winds in the Central Coast makes this an ideal place for ballooning. We offer 45 minutes to 1 hour duration flights that capture views over the beautiful wine country surrounded by Transverse Mountain Ranges, the Channel Islands, Lake Cachuma and the historic towns of Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Maria, and Paso Robles.
Address: 2432 Railway Avenue, Suite A, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone Numbers: 1-760-602-0295