The east-west orientation of the coastal mountains in Santa Barbara County funnels cool Pacific breezes through the county’s valleys and creates both cool and warm climate regions, with the western part of the county being considerably cooler than the eastern part. The extended range of temperatures create ideal growing conditions for many varieties, and Santa Barbara wineries excel at producing wines of widely different styles. Santa Barbara County completely contains three American Viticultural Areas: Santa Ynez Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara. In addition, the Santa Maria Valley lies almost entirely within Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County's top varieties by acres planted (as of 2015):
Chardonnay - 5,434
Pinot Noir - 5,223
Syrah - 1,301
Sauvignon Blanc - 764
Cabernet Sauvignon - 709
Pinot Gris - 529

Scroll down for a comprehensive list of Santa Barbara County wineries and click "map view" to access the advanced winery search. Whether you would like to visit a winery that provides beautiful vineyard lodging, has food available to complement its wines, hosts vineyard weddings, produces wines from organic grapes, or provides free wine tasting, we make it easy to find the best Santa Barbara wine tasting and touring destinations.

Regions

 

Ballard Canyon AVA

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA

Los Olivos District AVA

Santa Ynez Valley AVA

Sta. Rita Hills AVA



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Top Varieties

 

Syrah

Pinot Noir

Chardonnay

Grenache

Viognier

Pinot Gris/Grigio

Petite Sirah

Riesling

Barbera

Gewurztraminer

Dolcetto

Roussanne

Sauvignon Blanc

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sangiovese

Mourvedre

Merlot

Cabernet Franc



Santa Barbara County Wine Links

Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association
Santa Maria Valley Wine Country Association
Santa Maria Valley Wine Trail
Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association
Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance

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Santa Barbara County Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings


1.   Brewer-Clifton  
5.0
5.0
2.   Mail Road Wines  
5.0
5.0
3.   Paul Lato Wines  
5.0
5.0
4.   Arcadian - Lompoc Wine Ghetto  
4.5
5.   Arcadian Winery  
4.5
6.   Bien Nacido - Los Olivos  
4.5
7.   Bien Nacido Vineyards  
4.5
8.   Chanin Wine Company  
4.5
9.   Domaine de la Cote  
4.5
10.   Evening Land Vineyards  
4.5

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All Santa Barbara County Wineries (281) [map view]


a-non-ah-mus wines

Aether Wine Company

Alere Vineyards

Alexander & Wayne

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

Alta Maria Vineyards

Altman Winery

Ambullneo Vineyards

Ampelos Cellars

Amplify Wines

Anacapa Vintners - The Valley Project

Andrew Murray Vineyards

Andrew Murray Winery & Visitors Center

Arcadian - Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Arcadian Winery

Area 5.1 Winery

Arthur Earl

Arthur Earl Tasting Room

Artiste Winery

Au Bon Climat

Au Bon Climat Tasting Room

AVE Winery Tasting Room

Avelina Wine Co.

Babcock Vineyards

Baehner Fournier Vineyards

Barbieri Wine Company

Beckmen Vineyards

Bedford Winery

Bernat Winery

Bien Nacido - Los Olivos

Bien Nacido Vineyards

Black Sheep Finds

Blackjack Ranch Winery

Blair Fox Cellars

Brander Vineyard

Bratcher

Brave & Maiden Estate

Brewer-Clifton

Bridlewood Winery

Brucher & Golden Bear Winery

Buscador Winery

Buttonwood Farm Winery

Byron Vineyard & Winery

Calzada Ridge

Cambria Estate Vineyards And Winery

Cargasacchi Vineyard

Carhartt Vineyard

Carhartt Vineyard - Los Olivos Downtown TR

Carina Cellars - Los Olivos

Carivintas Winery

Carlson Wines

Carr Vineyards & Winery

Carr Winery - Santa Ynez

Casa Cassara

Casa Dumetz

Ca’ Del GreVino

Cebada at Isabella Gourmet Foods

Cebada Vineyard

Chanin Wine Company

Chesterfield Cellars

Cimarone & 3CV Wines

Cinque Stelle Winery

Cold Heaven Cellars

Conarium Wines

Consilience & Tre Anelli

Coomber Family Ranch Wines

Coquelicot Estate Vineyard

Cordon Wine

Core Wine Company

Corks n’ Crowns

Costa de Oro Winery

Cotiere

Cottonwood Canyon

Cottonwood Canyon - Santa Barbara

Crawford Family Wines

Crown Point Vineyards

D'Alfonso-Curran Wines

Daniel Gehrs Wines

Dascomb Cellars

De Su Propia Cosecha / Rey

Demetria Estate

Dolina

Domaine de la Cote

Dragonette Cellars

Dragonette Cellars - Buellton

Dreamcote Wines

DV8 Cellars

E11even Tasting Room

Epiphany Cellars

Evening Land Vineyards

Falcone Family Vineyards

Ferguson Crest

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

Fiddlehead Cellars

Firestone Vineyard

Flying Goat Cellars

Foley Estates Vineyard And Winery

Fontes & Phillips Wines

Fox Wine Co.

Foxen 7200

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