Skip to content
Central Coast

Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara has long been a favorite hideaway for movie stars, from Charlie Chaplin to Jane Russell, Nick Nolte and Oprah Winfrey. It’s also a famous wine destination, immortalized in 2004 by the film Sideways, which celebrated the area’s signature Pinot Noir.

Santa Barbara County Wineries

43 wineries

Events in Santa Barbara County

A Weekend of Harvest Mischief


Fiddlehead Cellars , Lompoc

Address & Location:
1597 E. Chestnut Avenue, Suite C, Lompoc, CA 93436

Details: Taste juicy grapes and guess the sugar, learn to appreciate wine acidity, check out the color & let’s talk about seeds! Experience the exotic aromas of a fermenting vats. Sip on young wine aging in barrel. Learn the lingo: punch down, pump over, torpedo and more. Meet “Gin + Tonic”, “Dimples”, Nokia” + “Fred”. Sip and savor while you create your own wine glass charms & learn to share our passion for this new vintage. $20 for the tasting and experience. (Send us an email before October 1 and get a 2 for 1 coupon)

Harvest Lunch and Barrel Tasting


Flying Goat Cellars winery, Lompoc

Address & Location:
1521 West Laurel Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436

Details: Don’t miss our Harvest Lunch and Barrel Tasting at the winery. Enjoy the aromas of fresh fruit and fermentation underway that complement the seasonal wine making activities. Winemaker Norm Yost will provide the edutainment while guests sip on 2017 barrel samples and a few library wines. Norm, cellar master André Baltazar, winery dog Cooper and I invite you to get creative, blend your own Pinot Noir and be playful. The wines will be paired with a delicious lunch, offering vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes.

Taste of the Town Santa Barbara


Riviera Park, Santa Barbara

Address & Location:
2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA

Details: Enjoy an afternoon at Santa Barbara’s original tasting event featuring the area’s finest wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers.

Wine & Fire Weekend Ghetto Walk


Flying Goat Cellars, Lompoc

Address & Location:
1520 East Chestnut Court, Unit A, Lompoc, CA 93436

Details: Stroll around the Lompoc Wine Ghetto and enjoy amazing wines, music, food trucks, and fun times with our winemakers and fellow wine enthusiasts. Lompoc Wine Alliance members will offer tasting rooms specials! On Saturday, August 18, 12 to 3: Point Break Pizza, Super Grill Food Truck, Music by Jonathan Palomo On Sunday, August 19, 12 to 3: Alice’s Abelskabels Food Truck

Wine & Cheese Pairing Class


Sanford Winery - Santa Barbara Tasting Room, Santa Barbara

Address & Location:
1114 State Street Suite# 26, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Details: Wine and Cheese Lovers Unite! Join us at Sanford for our second intimate cheese pairing class in the Santa Barbara Tasting Room. The experts at Cailloux Cheese Shop will guide you through delectable cheeses that were hand picked for our delicious Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Taste cheese pairings from around the world while learning about the do's and don'ts of pairing!

Carr Winery Summer Art Series ~ Adam Peot and Friends


Carr Vineyards and Winery, Santa Barbara

Address & Location:
414 N. Salsipuedes St., Santa Barbara, CA 93013

Details: August 11 at 6 PM - 9 PM Join us for our fourth and final installment of the 2018 Carr Winery Summer Art Series. This show features eleven unique local artists. The opening artist’s reception will be on August 11th, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Wine will be flowing and music will be jamming from the Valdas Karalis. We will also have BIBIJI here serving up small bites. Come meet the artists, view their different mediums, drink local wine, and listen to live music with us during the reception We will see you there!

The Great Grape Stomp at Kalyra Winery


Kalyra Winery, Santa Ynez

Address & Location:
343 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Details: Kalyra's Great Grape Stomp is an event not to miss. Stomp grapes on a real working vineyard during the harvest season. Enjoy music and a variety of food choices from yummy food trucks. Dance, enjoy wine, music all in this family friendly, outdoor venue with Santa Ynez's best views. Plenty of free parking, fun games, raffles and wine specials. Put on your best I Love Lucy Costume or a toga and join our fun themed contests. Fun, affordable and voted one of the best events on the Central Coast! Get tickets early...this sells out every year. Public welcome

The Vineyard Trail


Address & Location:
Santa Barabara, Multiple, CA varies

Phone: 603-391-9820



Details: The Vineyard Trail invites you to join us, the Traveling Winers, on our Santa Barabara wine trail Feb 8-13! Have some fun tasting at Fiddlehead Cellars, Palmina Wines, Carhartt Tasting Room, Hitching Post II, Zaca Mesa Winery, Foxen Vineyard , Rancho Sisquoc Winery and Cottonwood Canyon Winery and more! View Full Itinerary. (can you put link to website in here)

Vintner's Festival After Party at Carr Warehouse in Santa Ynez

April 21, 2018

Carr Warehouse, Santa Ynez

Time: 4pm-7pm

Cost: Free Admission, 21+

Address & Location:
3563 Numancia Street #101, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Phone: 805.688.5757



Details: Saturday, April 21st

Join us for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Vintner's Festival After Party at the Carr Warehouse in Santa Ynez. We'll be pouring our new spring releases and the T-Bone Ramblers will be rockin' the house!

Free Admission, 21 & over

Carr Warehouse
3563 Numancia Street, #101
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

36th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival

April 21, 2018

River Park, Lompoc, Lompoc

Time: 12pm-4pm

Cost: $55-100

Address & Location:
River Park, Lompoc, CA 93436

Phone: (805) 688-0881



Details: Taste wines from over 100 wineries while you meet winemakers and owners who share wines from one of the most diverse growing valleys in the world. Many growers use sustainable practices, allowing the natural quality of the grapes to flourish. Education, experience, passion and wisdom are poured into every bottle. ​Enjoy the rare opportunity to taste an exceptional number of wines in one, gorgeous place!

Spring Release Party at Carr Winery

March 24, 2018

Carr Winery, Santa Barbara

Time: 5-9pm

Cost: Free Admission, 21+

Address & Location:
414 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Phone: 805.965.7985



Details: Saturday, March 24th Carr Winery Spring Release Party 5:00pm-9:00pm Join us on Saturday, March 24th at the winery in Santa Barbara for our annual Spring Release Party! We will be pouring new Whites, Pinot Noirs, and Rosé for tastings or by the glass, with live music from the Brandon Birdsong Trio and wood fired pizzas by Full of Life Flatbread. Free admission, 21 & over Carr Winery 414 N. Salsipuedes Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 805.965.7985

Open House Library & Barrel Tasting

April 22, 2018

Fiddlehead Cellars, Lompoc

Time: 11:00 am

Cost: $20

Address & Location:
1597 E. CHESTNUT AVENUE , Lompoc, CA 93436

Phone: 805 735.7728



Details: Indulge in an elevated wine experience. Taste library wines, current releases and future releases, all grown at the sustainably certified Fiddlestix Vineyard. Catch up on what’s happening at the vineyard, and what 2018 has in store. Only $20 per person in advance. $30 at the door. FREE for Wine Club members (2 per membership) Club members get early (10:30) admission and first shot at our Bargain Table. (Memberships available at the door). Reservations are necessary. More Info: or call us 805. 735.7728

1st Thursday's Best Wine Party!

February 1, 2018

Jamie Slone Wines, Santa Barbara

Time: 5:00pm

Cost: 8:00pm

Address & Location:
23 E De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: 8055606555



Details: 1ST THURSDAY’S BEST WINE CELEBRATION PARTY. Stop by anytime between 5-8pm and enjoy $9 wines by the glass, hang out and experience the sights and sounds of “SOMM Into the Bottle", showing on three screens! Cheese, chocolate and light snacks for sale. Bring your taste buds and friends too!