A single day tour with transport, wine tasting, free time in Solvang, and gourmet picnic lunch.
You will be transported from Santa Barbara to the beautiful wine country in a new, comfortable high-top shuttle van.
Your day will start with a visit to the quaint Danish-inspired village of Solvang. It's charming shops and bakeries make for a great start to your day with a bit of free time for strolling and enjoying the town's ambience and treats. From there, your guide will take you in to Ballard Canyon AVA for an estate wine tasting at the gorgeous Rusack Vineyards in the heart of this region.
From there you will be taken to Los Olivos District for a visit to a Lavender Farm, and Olive Ranch (with Olive Oil Tasting) and wine tasting and gourmet picnic lunch at Brander Vineyard.
Following lunch, we take you to the town of Los Olivos, the hub of wine tasting in Santa Barbara County. Enjoy some free time in town along with a scheduled VIP tasting at the outstanding Kaena Wines.
9:30am: Pick up at your Santa Barbara area hotel for transport to wine country.
10:15 am: Arrive in Solvang for free time, exploring, shopping.
11:45 am: Transport to Ballard Canyon AVA for tasting at Rusack Vineyard.
1:00 pm: Lavender Farm, Olive Oil Tasting, Wine Tasting, and Gourmet Picnic Lunch at Brander Vineyard.
2:45 pm : Wine Tasting at Kaena in Los Olivos
3:45pm: Depart wine country for Santa Barbara
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
Transport in 2018 14-passenger, air-conditioned Ford Transit van with commercially licensed driver.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 USD - We include transport, three tastings, and lunch. Some guests enjoy purchasing wine ($20-$50 per bottle typically); some guests want to add on an additional tasting (tasting fees $15 -$25); some guests also like to leave a gratuity for helpful tasting room staff.
There is no pressure to buy on our tour, but our guests often are excited by the opportunity to get these small production wines that would be difficult to find outside of our wine country.
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William did a fantastic job planning our wine tasting trip around the Los Olivos area. His attention to detail was amazing and we had a wonderful time.