Santa Barbara Wineries Open for Wine Tasting

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  • by HANA-LEE SEDGWICK
  • on JUNE 18, 2020
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Updated Thursday, June 25

After dutifully sheltering-in-place for nearly three months, a day of wine tasting in Santa Barbara may sound like the perfect escape — we don’t blame you! With a diverse selection of world-class wine, stunning wineries, and hip, urban tasting rooms, Santa Barbara has a lot to offer any wine lover. So, if you’re feeling healthy and ready to venture out again, good news: as of June 12, all of Santa Barbara County’s wineries have been given the okay to reopen.

Below you’ll find a current list of Santa Barbara wineries open for wine tastings and wine experiences. Just be sure to check with each winery in advance to confirm tasting details, as things are constantly changing.

Before you rush off to the nearest winery, though, it’s important to note that while some wineries are open for walk-ins, many are requesting (or requiring) an appointment — particularly on weekends. It’s also worth mentioning that the wine tasting experience will look a little differently than usual as wineries embrace tastings during the Covid-19 era. Think contactless payment methods, single-use tasting menus, pre-poured flights, and other measures to limit face-to-face interactions and keep you and the staff as safe as possible. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time to get out and (responsibly) enjoy these Santa Barbara wineries.

Santa Barbara Wineries Open

Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara

A Tribute to Grace

Open by appointment Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm for groups of six or less. Location: Los Alamos

Alexander & Wayne

Open daily from 11 am to 6 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Alma Rosa Vineyards & Winery

Open daily from 11 am to 5:30 pm (until 6 pm Thursday through Saturday). Location: Buellton

Ampelos Cellars

Open Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, Monday from 11 am to 4 pm. Location: Lompoc

Andrew Murray Vineyards

Open daily from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Area 5.1 Winery

Open Monday through Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm, Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Au Bon Climat

Open Monday through Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Babcock Winery

Open Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Lompoc

Barbieri Wines

Open daily from 12 pm to 5 pm (until 6 pm on Friday and Saturday). Location: Los Olivos

Bedford Winery

Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Alamos

Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills

Open daily by appointment from 12 pm to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Blair Fox Cellars

Open Thursday from 12 pm to 3 pm, Friday through Monday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Brander Vineyard

Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Brave & Maiden

Open daily by appointment from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm for groups of six or less. Location: Santa Ynez

Brewer-Clifton

Open by appointment Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm for groups of six or less. Location: Los Olivos

Brick Barn Wine Estate

Open by appointment daily from 11 am to 5 pm (until 6pm on Friday and Saturday). Location: Buellton

Bridlewood Winery

Open Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Santa Ynez

The Bubble Shack

Open Friday through Monday from 11 am to 4:30 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard

Open Thursday through Sunday by appointment from 11 am to 3:30 pm. Location: Solvang

Carhartt Vineyard

Open daily from 11 am to 6 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Carr Winery

Santa Barbara Tasting Room is open daily by appointment from 12 pm to 6 pm. Santa Ynez location will reopen July 3. Location: Santa Barbara

Carrucci Wines

Open Friday through Sunday by appointment from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Casa Dumetz

Open Thursday through Saturday from 12 pm to 7 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Location: Los Alamos

Cebada Wines

Open Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Cnagy Wines

Open Monday and Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 pm to 5 pm, Friday and Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Location: Orcutt

Conway Family Wines

Open daily from 12 pm to 7 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Coquelicot Estate Vineyard

Open daily from 11 am to 4:00 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Cottonwood Canyon

Open Friday through Sunday by appointment. Location: Santa Maria

Crown Point Vineyards

Open Monday through Saturday by appointment. Location: Santa Ynez

Dierberg & Starlane

Open Thursday through Sunday by appointment from 11 am to 5 pm (last appointment at 3 pm). Location: Lompoc

Dovecote Wine

Open daily by appointment from 11:30 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Alamos

Dragonette Cellars

Los Olivos Tasting Room open daily from 11 am to 5 pm (winery tastings available by appointment, times vary). Location: Los Olivos

Dreamcôte Wine Co.

Open Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. Location: Los Olivos

DV8 Cellars

Open daily from 12 pm to 6 pm (until 7 pm on Friday and Saturday). Location: Santa Barbara

Epiphany Wine Co.

Open Monday through Friday by appointment from 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday by appointment from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Fess Parker Winery

Open Monday through Friday by appointment from 12 pm to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday by appointment from 10 am to 5 pm (last appointment at 3:30 pm). Location: Los Olivos

Firestone Winery

Open Thursday through Sunday by appointment from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Folded Hills

Homestead Tasting Room open daily by appointment from 11 am to 6 pm, Montecito Tasting Room open Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Location: Gaviota and Montecito

Foley Estates

Open Thursday through Sunday by appointment from 12 pm to 5 pm. Location: Lompoc

Fox Wine Co.

Open Monday through Wednesday from 3 pm to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm, Thursday and Sunday from 12 pm to 9 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Frequency Wine Company

Open Monday through Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Gainey Vineyard

Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm for groups of six or less. Location: Santa Ynez

Grassini Family Vineyards

Tasting Room open daily from 12 pm to 6 pm for groups of six or less. Estate Winery open for members by appointment, times vary. Location: Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez

Grimm’s Bluff

Open Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Happy Canyon Vineyard

Open Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

The Hideaway Wine Co.

Open Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Hitching Post Wines

Open Friday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 3 pm for groups of 10 or less. Location: Buellton

Holus Bolus & The Joy Fantastic

Open Friday through Sunday by appointment from 12 pm to 5 pm for groups of four or less. Location: Los Olivos

J. Wilkes

Open daily from 12 pm to 7 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Open Friday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm for groups of six or less. Location: Santa Barbara

Jamie Slone Wines

Open Monday through Thursday from 12 pm to 6 pm, Friday from 12 pm to 7 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Ken Brown Wines

Open Friday through Sunday by appointment from 11 am to 4 pm for groups of six or less. Location: Buellton

Koehler Winery

Open Thursday through Monday from 10 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Kunin Wines

Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Lafond Winery

Both locations open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Santa Barbara and Buellton

Larner Vineyard

Los Olivos Tasting Room open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Lincourt Winery

Open Thursday through Sunday by appointment from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Solvang

Lions Peak

Open Saturday and Sunday by appointment from 12 pm to 5 pm, weekday appointments vary. Location: Solvang

Liquid Farm

Open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm, Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Lo-Fi Wines

Open Friday through Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Location: Los Alamos

Lucas & Lewellen

Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Location: Solvang

Lumen

Lumen Wine Lounge inside Pico Los Alamos open Friday through Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm (restaurant open Tuesday through Sunday from 3 pm to 9 pm). Location: Los Alamos

Margerum Wine Company

Open daily from 12 pm to 6 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Martian Ranch

Open Friday through Sunday by appointment from 12 pm to 4 pm. Location: Los Alamos

McKinney Family Vineyards

Winery and Estate Property are open by appointment only, times vary. Location: Buellton and Santa Ynez

Melville

Estate Tasting Room open daily from 11 am to 4 pm (until 5 pm on Friday and Saturday), Santa Barbara Tasting Room open daily from 12 pm to 7 pm (until 8 pm on Friday and Saturday). Location: Lompoc and Santa Barbara

Montemar Winery

Open Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Lompoc

Municipal Winemakers

Open Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 8 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Oreana Winery

Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Pali Wine Co.

Open Monday through Thursday from 12 pm to 7 pm, Friday from 12 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Paradise Springs Winery

Open Wednesday through Monday from 12 pm to 9 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Peake Ranch

Open Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Buellton

Pence Vineyards & Winery

Open daily by appointment from 11 am to 4 pm. Location: Buellton

Potek Winery

Open Friday through Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Presqu’ile Vineyard & Winery

Open daily by appointment from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Santa Maria

Rancho Sisquoc

Open Monday through Thursday by appointment from 10:30 am to 4 pm for groups of six or less, Friday through Sunday by appointment from 11 am to 4 pm for groups of six or less. Location: Santa Maria

Refugio Ranch Vineyards

Open Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Rivahil Winery

Open Friday through Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Rivervench Winery

Both locations open by appointment Thursday through Sunday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Location: Los Olivos and Santa Barbara

Roblar Winery

Open Friday through Sunday by appointment from 11 am to 5 pm for groups of six or less. Location: Santa Ynez

Saarloos & Sons

Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

SAMsARA Wine Co.

Los Olivos Tasting Room open Friday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm. Goleta Tasting Room open Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm, Friday through Monday from 12 pm to 7 pm. Location: Los Olivos and Goleta

Sanford Winery

Lompoc winery open daily by appointment from 10 am to 4 pm. Location: Lompoc

Sanguis

Open Tuesday through Sunday by appointment from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Winery

Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Wine Collective

Open Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Skyenna

Open Wednesday through Monday from 12:30 pm to 8 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Solminer

Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Spear Winery

Open Wednesday and Thursday by appointment from 11 am to 5 pm, Friday through Sunday by appointment from 10 am to 5 pm. Location: Lompoc

Stolpman Vineyards

Open Thursday through Monday by appointment from 11:30 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Storm Wines

Open Friday through Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Story of Soil

Open Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, Monday through Wednesday by appointment. Location: Los Olivos

Strange Family Vineyards

Open for vineyard tours by appointment, times vary. Location: Lompoc

Sunstone Winery

Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Santa Ynez

Sweetzer Cellars

Open by appointment, times vary. Location: Lompoc

Tercero Wines

Open Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm (other days by appointment). Location: Los Olivos

Toretti Family Vineyard

Open Thursday, Sunday, and Monday from 12:30 pm to 5:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Location: Los Olivos

The Valley Project

Open daily from 12 pm to 7 pm. Location: Santa Barbara

Vincent Vineyards

Open Thursday through Monday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Location: Santa Ynez

Waylan Wine Co.

Open Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 5 pm for groups of six or less. Location: Los Olivos

Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards

Open Sunday through Friday by appointment from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday by appointment from 11 am to 4:30 pm for groups of eight or less. Location: Los Olivos

Zinke Wines

Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Location: Los Olivos

Looking for more Santa Barbara inspiration? Check out these other blog posts for more information on Santa Barbara wineries and other tips for first-time visitors:

12 Best Santa Barbara Wineries to Visit

First-Time Visitor’s Guide to Santa Barbara


Author

Hana-Lee Sedgwick

Hana-Lee Sedgwick is a writer and editor based in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California. Specializing in all things wine, food, and travel, her work regularly appears in publications such as Santa Barbara Magazine, The Tasting Panel, and Edible. Whether for work or play, she never tires of exploring California wine country. Follow her on Instagram at @wanderandwine or visit her blog, wanderandwine.com.

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