Spend a morning or afternoon in the idyllic tranquility of the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara. Our 3 hour walking tours are for the enthusiast who wants to learn more about wine and vineyards.
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We will taste wines from different producers who source from the same vineyard. We will compare the styles of different grapes varietals and different methods of winemaking. Discover the wealth of wines from Santa Barbara County, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Our vineyard walking tours will cover a wide range of subjects, from clones and rootstocks, to soil and weather through to differences between traditional farming, organic and biodynamic. We will explore the vineyards and discuss the meanings of "terroir", "appellation", "veraison" and many other aspects of wine growing.
Learn about syrah, grenache, viognier, sangiovese, roussanne, grenache blanc and many other varietals grown in the Santa Barbara County Appellation. Bring your questions, comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, hat, sunblock and camera. We offer a fascinating insight into how vines are managed.
Our 3 hour vineyard walking tours will take you to the source and help you understand just how much is involved in growing premium quality fruit. Taste the best that Santa Barbara wine country has to offer. Learn how wine grapes are grown to bring out their best.
There are much more to vineyards than vines too, stunning scenery, wild-life, bird watching, photography, as well as days when there is activity, be it pruning or harvesting. After the walk, relax with your lunch under the shade of an oak tree and enjoy the scenery.