Frequently Asked Questions About The Urban Wine Trail
Questions About Wineries & Tastings
Do the wineries require reservations?
Many of the wineries do. Each winery’s profile page should indicate if they require a reservation. In many cases, you’ll find a button on the winery’s page that will take you directly to a website so you can make your booking online.
Can I take my group to the wineries?
Yes, most of the wineries will welcome you and your 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. The winery profile pages on this site lists each winery’s business hours. We recommend you contact the winery directly if you have any questions about their hours of operation.
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 – $30 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. Just Use this website and/or the printed map to find your way to the best wine tasting rooms in Santa Barbara, Goleta, & Summerland.
If you are interested in doing a guided tour of the Urban Wine Trail please contact:
Coastal Concierge: (805) 265-6065, www.sbcoastalconcierge.com
Captain Jacks Tours: (805) 564-1819, www.captainjackstours.com
Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours: (805) 965-1414, winetours-santabarbara.com
Stagecoach Wine Tours: winetourssantaynez.com
Sustainable Vine Wine Tours: sustainablevinewinetours.com
Destination Vine: destinationvine.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.
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.
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.
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.
How can I contact the wineries on the Trail?
Contact information for each winery is listed on their profile page. Each should have a phone number, address, and website listed for your convenience.
Questions About the Wine Tasting Card
Is there a location in Santa Barbara to purchase the wine card?
The cards are available for purchase in most of the Tasting Rooms. If you’re out on the Urban Wine Trail and you want to buy a card from a member winery, you can buy the Tasting Room edition of the card online and the winery will be able to give you cards on the spot. Be sure to check with the winery first to ensure they have enough cards on hand.
Alternatively, if you’d like to buy cards before your visit to the Trail, you can purchase the Tasting Cards online and choose a shipping address. Shipments usually take between 3-6 days depending on your location.
Which wineries accept the Tasting Card?
All active wineries listed on this website and in the current brochure will honor the terms of your tasting cards. One complimentary wine tasting* per card, per person. You’ll also enjoy a 10% single purchase discount the day of your tasting!
(* Many wineries offer a variety of tastings. The wineries may select one of their tastings as the complimentary tasting for Tasting Card holders.
When do Tasting Cards expire?
Your new Tasting Cards will expire at the end of the purchase month in the following year. So if you purchased a card on March 1st of this year, it will expire on March 31st of the following year.
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