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Santa Barbara: Cupcake and Wine Tour

Santa Barbara: Cupcake and Wine Tour

From US$ 253.70 per person

Enjoy a sampling of cupcakes plus taste world-class wines at three wineries on this tour of Santa Ynez Valley.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The lobby area of your hotel. Your guide will be wearing a blue-button up collared shirts with a logo and name-tag.

Experience

Highlights
  • Pair your wine tasting with delectable cupcakes
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at 3 of the area's best wineries
  • Savor a delicious, locally-sourced lunch (weekdays only)
  • Learn about the local human history and the wine region
Full description
Your group will be picked up by an air-conditioned shuttle in the morning and head up to the Santa Ynez Valley. Once there, you will enjoy wine tasting at some of the area’s best wineries. Your group will visit beautiful Los Olivos and enjoy an incredible cupcake and wine tasting. Your guides will cover local human history and insight into the wine region along the way. On the weekdays, lunch will be served in the shade at a favorite winery or park. Your guide will pick up a delicious lunch sourced from local, fresh ingredients. Cold beverages will be provided. Each winery has its unique vintages and award-winning selections. Winery staff offer insight into specific blends and selections to guests.
Includes
  • Shuttle pick up from your hotel or private accommodations in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley
  • Cupcake tasting
  • All wine tasting fees (private tastings and winery tours available for groups of 8+)
  • Locally-sourced lunch (weekdays only)
  • Cold beverages
  • Guide
  • Information on winemaking and historical insights
  • Tips for driver and winery staff

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    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • $25 off list price for non-drinkers
    • You must be 21 or older in order to consume alcohol
    • Wine tours require a minimum of 2 participants; if there are not enough passengers, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
    • Lunch is not included on Saturdays and Sundays due to winery restrictions on the weekends
    • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available
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    4.7 /5

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    We loved the entire idea of the tour. Caco was very knowledgeable and personable, and he knew a lot of the history of the region.. The Folded Hills Winery was amazing and worth the tour. Allison was an amazing server and let us lick fruit off of the trees on the property. She gave us some of the history of the wines and winery, and lived up to the ideals of the winery: being in the business of making friends. Koehler Winery was unremarkable; the wines all tasted the same and we didn’t feel like it was an experience. We didn’t even get all of our tastings because the wines weren’t very distinguishable. Saarloos & Sons was cool because of the cupcake and wine pairing. All of the cupcakes were delicious, but the chocolate peanut butter was one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had. They’re in a great location and the server was amazing in giving excellent service to our group. The van was nice and comfortable, we were provided water, and Caco let us play our music over the Bluetooth.

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    July 18, 2021

    Very enjoyable. We learned a lot. Dana and Bill

    April 23, 2022

    June 25, 2022

    Product ID: 200332