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Private Winemaker's Wine Tour of Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara, United States
Private Winemaker's Wine Tour of Santa Barbara

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the Santa Barbara region's celebrated wineries on a full-day tour designed for couples and small groups. After a convenient pickup at your preferred location, spend the day being chauffeured between boutique wineries and tasting rooms, learning about the area's viticulture from an informative guide, and savoring private tastings. Enjoy a midday picnic on the grounds of a vineyard estate in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.  
  • Escape the city with a tour through the beautiful Santa Barbara wine country
  • Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off and a picnic lunch included
  • Visit three boutique and family-run wineries and tasting rooms
  • Savor private tastings with all tasting fees included in the tour cost
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Pick up/Drop off anywhere in Santa Barbara - Santa Ynez - Solvang
Friendly & knowledgeable driver
Gourmet picnic lunch among vineyards
Stops at 3 family-owned boutique wineries

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
we also offer pick ups from vacation Rentals in Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, and Santa Barbara.


  • Santa Barbara Cruise Ship Terminal

Departure Time

10:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please provide pick up location when booking (Hotel, Residence, Amtrak, Docks)
  • Pick up in Santa Barbara is at 10:30 am
  • Pick up in Solvang, Santa Ynez or Buellton areas is at 11:00 am
  • Please let us know if you prefer a different pick up time
  • Under 21 permitted, but some wineries have age requirements to enter premises
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Golden Rooster Transportation & Wine Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Maybe time for a new van…
, Jul 2021
We took a wine tour yesterday in Santa Barbara, Golden Rooster of SB. While our driver Ari was exceptional, the overall tour was very disappointing. Our “limo” was an ancient ride that could barely fit our group, let alone make it up the hills. We asked for a sprinter van( as was originally represented as our transportation) which took over an hour to pick us up at the 1st stop. The sprinter was in disrepair, a speaker cover w 3” screws fell out and hit on of my guests in the head…..overall the wineries were underwhelming, had to ask for a glass of water to be served w wine, forget a piece of bread or anything beyond. For $320 per person we expected a better experience. This tour is wildly overpriced.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Tim, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. Seating in limos is designed with the average weight person in mind. If you are getting a vehicle, using the max capacity, and the average weight of each person in the group is twice the weight of the average American, call the company and let them know ahead of time, you will need a larger vehicle. When available, we are more than happy to provide you with a larger vehicle to ensure your group is more comfortable, which is what we did in this case. We had your driver go switch vehicles for you. Each winery tasting last about 1.5 hours, this is why we did not anticipate you would have a problem with the driver being gone for an hour to switch vehicles for you, after all, it was to resolve an issue that was not created by us. We have no record whatsoever of us making a representation of any particular vehicle we would be using for your group. We also couldn't find you requesting a specific vehicle, or a larger vehicle. The vehicle we end up using depends of the size of your party. If you would like a specific vehicle when booking, please reach out to us and we can check on availability, do so via email so that you can reference back if need it. Tim, if you can get me anything from our company that shows you were promised a specific vehicle, and you got something different, please forward that information to me and I can see about a possible refund. I Imagine when one spends the entire day making homophobic, xenophobic, and racist comments, then goes to wineries owned by minorities, the experience will be underwhelming. You sir, should be ashamed of yourself. I hope you had a wonderful weekend Tim
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