The following is a partial list of wineries in Santa Barbara and north of Santa Barbara. Most of these wineries are north of Santa Barbara and are located in the Santa Ynez Valley. This means that most of these wineries are between 40 to 50 miles from Santa Barbara. The Santa Ynez Valley was made popular by the movie Sideways and you can even visit the wineries featured in that movie.
All Phone Numbers listed are in the 805 area code. All wineries are open for tasting without an appointment unless otherwise specified. Most of these wineries are located in the Transverse Range which is the only mountain range in California that runs East-West instead of North-South. This means that breezes from the ocean can flow inland into the valleys of the Transverse range keeping the climate quite mild and perfect for growing certain varieties of grapes.
Most wineries in Santa Barbara county produce Chardonnay, and some produce Pinot Roir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Gewurztraminer. Most of the following wineries are located near major highways with the towns of Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Buellton nearby.
Refer to the following websites for additional information about wineries located in Santa Barbara county.
www.sustainablevine.com offering wine tours for Santa Barbara County