By Lynne Tucker
Wine Tasting in the Heart of downtown Santa Barbara CA
In 2007, a group of eight like-minded winemakers decided to come together to create the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. Their goal was to offer both novices and aficionados the opportunity to learn about and taste the wines of many different varieties and styles crafted from the County’s best vineyards.
Twenty-eight wineries now make up the renowned Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. Stroll the trail by foot, hop on a shuttle or ride a bike.
On the map, they have numbered them in the order they joined the trail.
01 – Santa Barbara Winery
02 – Jaffurs Wine Cellars
03 – Whitcraft Winery
04 – Oreana Winery
05 – Carr Vineyards and Winery
06 – Kunin Wines
07 – Margerum Wine Company
08 – Silver Wines
09 – Summerland Winery
10 – Municipal Winemaker
11 – Au Bon Climat
12 – Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room
13 – Grassini Family Vineyards
14 – Pali Wine Company
15 – Sanguis
16 – Area 5.1 Winery
17 – The Valley Project
18 – Blair Fox Cellars
19 – Riverbench Vineyard
20 – Sanford Winery
21 – Happy Canyon Vineyard
22- Lafond Winery
23 – Jamie Sloan Wines
24 – Cebada Vineyard and Winery
25 – DV8 Cellars
26 – Babcock
27 – Ca’ Del Grevino
28 – Paradise Springs Winery
They invite visitors and locals alike to explore each of the twenty-eight tasting rooms on the Urban Wine Trail and enjoy some of the finest wines produced in Santa Barbara County, all within blocks of downtown and the beach.
A weekend on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail is sure to create memories you’ll enjoy for years to come.
Neighborhoods along the Trail:
Comprises approximately 10 blocks, adjacent To the ocean, train station and downtown Santa Barbara.
Between Anacapa Street and Milpas Street you will discover an industrial area with Santa Barbara’s best hidden gems.
Located just steps off a State Street, in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara is home to a variety of premier wine tasting rooms.
For more information and directions visit www.urbanwinetrailsb.com
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Lynne Tucker is a Travel Writer and Photojournalist based in Palm Desert