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:

Funk Zone

Comprises approximately 10 blocks, adjacent To the ocean, train station and downtown Santa Barbara.

La Arcadia

A quaint, secluded outdoor plaza, located in 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.


This charming, hillside beach town, just 5 miles south of Santa Barbara, offers a relaxing haven, perfect for an afternoon outing. It’s a similar vibe to Cape Cod or a New England coastal town.

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Lynne Tucker is a Travel Writer and Photojournalist based in Palm Desert