4 Best Tasting Rooms in Santa Barbara, California

This beachside city is home to 25+ tasting rooms where you can sample wines from throughout Santa Barbara wine country.

From the trendy Funk Zone to the historic Presidio neighborhood, there’s no shortage of areas to explore on this urban wine trail.

You’ll only find Rhône varieties like Grenache, Syrah, and Viognier planted at Margerum’s Los Olivos vineyards. These are used to make exceptional single-varietal and blended wines.


Au Bon Climat’s estate vineyards are in the Santa Maria Valley, one of the region’s coolest spots due to Pacific Ocean breezes. And they also source fruit from top sites throughout Santa Barbara County.

Au Bon Climat

Here, you’ll find cool-climate wines. These are made from fruit grown in their sustainably farmed vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA.

Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

If you’re not planning to visit the stunning estate on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, their Funk Zone tasting room is a great spot to sample Fess Parker’s range of wines.

Fess Parker Funk Zone

Santa Barbara’s downtown tasting rooms are easy to do on your own. But if you’re looking to take a day trip to winery estates in the Santa Ynez Valley, a tour is the way to go.

The Best Santa Barbara Wine Tour

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