The Best Places to Wine Taste in the Santa Ynez Valley

May 04, 2021

 

When arriving in the Santa Ynez Valley, the top question we get asked from guests is where should we go wine tasting? While there are countless wineries and tasting rooms within the 20-mile range of the valley, here are a few of the top favorites! 

1.       Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

Alma Rosa Tasting Room is nestled on Industrial Street, a popular location for other tasting rooms.  There you can sample five wines from their portfolio, including Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, Rhône varietals, and sparkling wines. Tastings are priced at $20 a person and include a nice cheese pairing.

2.       Folded Hills Winery, Ranch & Farmstead

Tucked behind the mountains of Santa Barbara County you will find the Folded Hills Estate Tasting Room. This tasting room is warm and welcoming and has fantastic seating on the terrace with great views of the vineyards. They offer tasting flights, wines by the glass, or bottle!

3.       Brick Barn Wine Estate

This charming tasting room is situated along Highway 246 in Buellton. The atmosphere boasts elegant décor and options for indoor or outdoor seating. The tastings consist of Grenache Rose, Pinot Noir, Rhône Blend, and many others. Brick Barn Wine Estate offers a truly unique experience!

4.       Zaca Mesa Winery

Located on Foxen Canyon Road, Zaca Mesa Winery is celebrated for producing unforgettable Rhône -Style wines with distinctive personalities. You can sip wine while reveling in the peaceful setting of the estate. Three different tasting options are offered including, a mixed flight, red flight, and reserve flight. Pull up a chair and relax under the oak tree!


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