There are currently six designated appellations or AVA’s in Santa Barbara County with more to come. Hopefully this page is a good place to start for you to explore and find your own favorites.
The wine growing regions of Santa Barbara County
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The Wine Routes of Santa Barbara County
Foxen Canyon: Start at either Los Olivos and go north towards Santa Maria or come down Foxen Canyon Road from the north-by first going up the 101 freeway and exiting in the Orcutt area.
Los Alamos: Drive 15 minute north on the 101 for a nice and beautiful half day trip of food, wine and antique shopping.
Los Olivos: The highest concentration of tasting rooms around, no need to go anywhere else if you like variety, there’s also food and shopping.
Lompoc: Smaller winemakers in an industrial area, but do not let that deter you; there are great quality here to choose from.
Santa Rita Hills: Wide open spaces with much beauty and tradition, well worth the driving to access the many estates.
Solvang: Very busy with tourists, many tasting rooms to go with the windmills and eateries.
Santa Ynez: Estates on one end, with smaller tasting rooms in town on another, there is also options along route 154 towards Los Olivos.
Santa Barbara: The urban wine trail is mostly about those located in the ‘funk zone’ but you also have tasting rooms in the midtown area, as well as the ‘Mill’ area.
Visit one of the many women wine makers in our area
Jessica Gasca - Story of soil
Dana Volk - D. Volk,
Karen Steinwachs - Buttonwood Winery
Alison Thomson - Lepiane Wines
Adrienne St. John - Rideau Vineyard
Angela Soleno - Turiya Wines
Brit Zotovich - Dreamcôte Wine Co.
Helen Falcone - Falcone Family Vineyards
Kat Gaffney - Spear Vineyards & Winery
Sarah Holt Mullins - Rancho Sisquoc Winery
McKenna Giardine - E11even Wines
Gretchen Voelcker - Luna Hart Wines
Anna Clifford and Jill DelaRiva Russell - Cambria Wines
Kathy Joseph - Fiddlehead Cellars
Sonja Magdevski - Casa Dumetz Wines
Tara Gomez - Kita Wines