Frequently Asked Questions

Do the wineries require reservations?

Some do but most do not. If you have a group, most of the wineries require a reservation for groups of eight or more. Please contact each winery directly to place a reservation. Contact information is listed on each winery’s profile.

What are the tasting rooms hours?

Each winery has their own hours of business. Check each winery’s page to see tasting room hours.

How much does wine tasting cost and how many wines are included?

Each winery charges a different tasting fee amount. Fees are, on average, approximately $15.00 and include 4-5 wines. Please contact each tasting room individually for exact pricing.

Is there transportation offered to and from the Urban Wine Trail wineries?

The Urban Wine trail is a self-guided trail and does not currently offer a Wine Tasting tour.
If you are interested in doing a guided tour of the Urban Wine Trail please contact:
SB Pedi-Cab (805)453-2759, www.sbpedicab.com
Coastal Concierge: (805) 265-6065, www.sbcoastalconcierge.com
Captain Jacks Tours: (805) 564-1819, www.captainjackstours.com
For private, self-guided tours contact:
Limousine Link: (805) 564-4660, www.santabarbaralimousinelink.com

Do any of the wineries serve food?

Some do, but most of the wineries do not serve food. Most of the wineries do allow guests to bring in their own snacks to enjoy with their tasting. On weekends food trucks will often be parked along the Urban Wine Trail to sell food to hungry wine tasters.
The Urban Wine Trail is located right in downtown Santa Barbara so there are many restaurants located within walking distance of the tasting rooms on the trail.

Where are the vineyards?

The Urban Wine Trail is located in downtown Santa Barbara and therefore is not close to actual vineyard sites. Most of the wineries source their grapes from vineyards that are located about 45 minutes North-East of the city of Santa Barbara in Santa Ynez Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria.  

Do any of the wineries host private events?

We’re so glad you asked! Yes, many of the wineries host private events and/or private tastings. Please contact each winery directly for information and pricing for private events.

Is it possible to take a tour of a winery’s production facility?

Yes, it is possible to take a tour of some of the wineries’ on site production facilities. Please inquire about taking a tour when contacting or visiting each winery.

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