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Sip, Savor, and Stroll

1hr 45min, $70/person
2hr 45 min, $90/person

2-stop or 3-stop journey for the ultimate oenophile experience.

Sundays

Wine & Food Pairing plus Wine Tasting Experience

Age: 21+

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Sip, Savor and Stroll | wine & food pairing plus wine tasting experience

This is an authentic wine tasting experience in Downtown Santa Barbara. Get to know this city by taking a stroll among the maze of tasting rooms, mixing with the locals while you sip a renowned vintage and take it all in.

Choose from either a 2 stop (1:45pm-3:30pm) or 3 stop (1:45pm-4:30pm) journey for the ultimate oenophile experience.

Details:

  • $70 for a 2 stop oenophile experience or $90 for a 3 stop oenophile experience
  • Sundays at 1:45pm
  • 2 stop at 1 hour and 45 mins or 3 stop at 2 hour and 45 mins
  • Meeting location: 38 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, 93101
  • Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/yGtLqmZetKDyuM7X9
  • Please arrive between 1:35pm and 1:40pm to check in with your tour guide Joseph outside the front door of the Santa Barbara Public Market
  • Cut off time for booking same day is 11:45am (text Joseph for confirmation at 908.295.4712)
  • Gratuity for your guide has not been included in the ticket price and therefore left to your discretion
  • Full refund for cancellations with 24 hour notice (contact Joseph for confirmation)

About The Tour:

Sensory experience, food pairing, and wine tasting! Enjoy a collection of favorite varietals handcrafted and poured by the wine maker himself. ⁠The aromatic experience takes pinpointing wine notes to the next level.

Learn why the proper balance of acid, spice, fruit, and tannins in their 3 Santa Ynez Valley red wines accentuates and complements the elements of the savory bites of the artisanal, Italian 3-part pizza.

After the tasting experience, we stroll down to our next stop to continue our adventure. Along the way, your guide will point out specific places of interest.

Schedule:

  • Second stop begins with a 5 glass traditional wine tasting handcrafted by a Master Sommelier. You will learn about their Rhône and Bordeaux varietals, vineyards and wine styles.
  • Afterwards we stroll down to our next stop to conclude our 3 stop adventure. Along the way, your guide will point out specific places of interest.
  • Third stop is located in the Historic Presidio Neighborhood, which is the birthplace of Santa Barbara. This family owned small business has an outside patio that is the perfect atmosphere for tasting a specifically prepared 4 glass wine flight.

B.L.T. (Breakfast, Lunch and Treat)

2hr, $55/person

Unique epicurean journey that explores the rich local food culture.

Saturdays

Food Tasting Experience

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B.L.T. (Breakfast, Lunch and Treat) | food tasting experience

Travel is about immersing yourself in the local culture. One way to do that is through food. Feeling overwhelmed with the more than 450 restaurant choices available in Santa Barbara?

Our food tasting tour has got you covered! Get treated to front-of-the-line service while learning about the history of each tasting venue without walking away feeling stuffed. You will also learn how to successfully navigate the Santa Barbara foodie scene like a seasoned local.

Your tour will be led by a gifted storyteller who is passionate about living “La Dolce Vita.” What makes us different is that you won’t be part of a large crowd following a guide with a flag. We keep our group small and intimate to allow more personal interaction.

Enjoy the “skip the line” benefit of a private table in establishments where reservations are not accepted or extremely long lines.

Details:

  • $55
  • Saturdays at 10am
  • 2 hours
  • Meeting location: 1316 State Street, Santa Barbara 93101
  • Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/BXoJgyckEddwZYFm9
  • Please arrive between 9:45am and 9:55am to check in with your tour guide Joseph outside the front gate of 1316 State Street
  • Cut off time for booking same day is 8am (text Joseph for confirmation at 908.295.4712)
  • Gratuity for your guide has not been included in the ticket price and therefore left to your discretion.
  • Full refund for cancellations with 24 hour notice (contact Joseph for confirmation)

About The Tour:

Enjoy four stops in the easily walkable, one block area of Arlington Plaza located across the street from the iconic Arlington Theatre on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara’s historic cultural arts district. Experience a unique epicurean journey, that explores the rich local food culture.

Each visitor will taste food from three locally owned small businesses in Arlington Plaza, while learning more about each restaurant. Portion sizes are designed to allow room for lunch at the end of the tour, at either of the three restaurants, or at any of the recommended restaurants discussed on the tour.

Schedule:

  • First Stop: breakfast tasting of authentic Hellenic cuisine. Choose either a sweet or savory phyllo.
  • Second Stop: lunch tasting of Californian cuisine. Choose either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian mini sandwich.
  • Third Stop: treat tasting of French cuisine. Choose a total of two Parisian macarons from an assortment of flavors.
  • Fourth and Final Stop: A tour and talk about the history of Arlington Plaza.

Sip & Savor

45min, $45/person

6 glass wine tasting, sensory experience, wine and savory food pairing.

Saturdays

Wine & Food Pairing plus Wine Tasting Experience

Age: 21+

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Sip & Savor | wine & food pairing plus wine tasting experience

Whether you are a curious wine traveler or serious wine enthusiast, if you are looking for an authentic wine tasting experience without having to leave Santa Barbara, we have you covered.

Unlike other regions that are known for the handful of grapes they grow well, all varieties thrive in Santa Barbara County:

  • Burgundian grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
  • Rhone grapes like Syrah and Grenache
  • Bordeaux heavyweights like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

Are you ready to taste the magic that makes Santa Barbara a world-class winemaking region?

Details:
  • $45
  • Saturdays at 12:15pm
  • 45 minutes
  • Meeting location: 38 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, 93101
  • Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/yGtLqmZetKDyuM7X9
  • Please arrive between 12pm and 12:10pm to check in with your tour guide Joseph outside the front door of the Santa Barbara Public Market
  • Cut off time for booking same day is 10am (text Joseph for confirmation at 908.295.4712)
  • Gratuity for your guide has not been included in the ticket price and therefore left to your discretion
  • Full refund for cancellations with 24 hour notice (contact Joseph for confirmation)

About The Tour:

We kick things off with a wine flight of 3 whites and 3 reds from the collection of favorite varietals handcrafted and poured by the wine maker himself.

We begin with the sensory experience using the aroma wheel while tasting the 3 whites. Smelling wine before tasting is important, as smell affects how we process flavor in the brain.

Next we learn why the proper balance of acid, spice, fruit, and tannins in their 3 Santa Ynez Valley red wines accentuates and complements the elements of the savory bites of the artisanal, Italian 3-part pizza. Each section of the pizza from the sauce to the cheese and its toppings pair perfectly with each of the varietals.

After the tasting experience, your guide will point out specific places of interest for you to explore.

Stroll and See SB

1hr, $35/person

7 most noteworthy architectural designs in Downtown Santa Barbara.

Saturdays

Architectural Walking Tour

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Stroll and See SB

There is no better way to sightsee than by foot. Santa Barbara’s historic architecture plays into the identity and character of the city.

Think that red tiled roofs, whitewashed buildings and Spanish-Moorish accents are Santa Barbara’s only signature style? This guided tour explores off-the-beaten-path architectural gems that you shouldn’t miss.

Details:

  • $35
  • Saturdays at 2pm
  • 1 hour
  • Meeting location: 915 Garden St, Santa Barbara, 93101
  • Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/AueeqSS1TidxofWf6
  • Please arrive between 1:50pm and 2pm to check in with your tour guide Joseph outside the front steps of Palihouse of 915 Garden Street
  • Cut off time for booking same day is 12pm (text Joseph for confirmation at 908.295.4712)
  • Gratuity for your guide has not been included in the ticket price and therefore left to your discretion.
  • Full refund for cancellations with 24 hour notice (contact Joseph for confirmation)

About The Tour:

This walking tour introduces you to one famed architect’s creative interpretation of Santa Barbara’s Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Out of the 60 buildings designed by this local visionary, this tour showcases seven of his most noteworthy designs in an easily walkable 10-block area of downtown Santa Barbara.

Sip & Stir

1hr 30min, $75/person

5 glass traditional wine tasting followed by a presentation of mixological cocktail alchemy.

Saturdays

Wine Tasting & Cocktail Experience

Age: 21+

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Sip and Stir | wine tasting and cocktail experience

Created for the wine curious visitor looking for that authentic Santa Barbara in town wine tasting experience and a well-crafted cocktail… but with an Instagram-ready presentation designed by a highly respected Los Angeles mixologist.

This tour offers bits of local history and details about the hip Funk Zone area wine scene and Downtown SB area cocktail culture from a local guide who is not only an oenophile, but is also a cocktail enthusiast. Both venues are less than a 1 block walking distance of one another.

Details:

  • $75
  • Saturdays at 3:30pm
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Meeting location: 120 State St, Santa Barbara, 93101
  • Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/xCDof2BiavBupiEr9
  • Please arrive between 3:20pm and 3:30pm to check in with your tour guide Joseph outside the front door of Melville Winery Tasting Room
  • Cut off time for booking same day is 1:30pm (text Joseph for confirmation at 908.295.4712)
  • Gratuity for your guide has not been included in the ticket price and therefore left to your discretion.
  • Full refund for cancellations with 24 hour notice (contact Joseph for confirmation)

About The Tour:

First we make a targeted stop on Santa Barbara’s famed Urban Wine Trail to enjoy a tailored five glass traditional wine tasting from a renowned family owned and operated estate winery with roots in Sonoma County’s Knights Valley.

Next we take in the Funk Zone’s lively cocktail scene with a presentation of mixological cocktail alchemy at one of Santa Barbara haute de gamme bars lavishly designed by acclaimed “Million Dollar Decorator” interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. This is where you will witness the beauty and skill that goes into making one of these signature cocktails and then enjoy a drink that you will never forget.

The tour ends with recommendations for further drinking and dining.

Paranormal Encounters

1hr 30min, $55/person

Walking tour through unique haunted locations in Presidio East with paranormal sensory experiences and using ghost hunting equipment.

Fridays

Walking Tour

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Creepy Cocktail Crawl

1hr 15min, $50/person

2hrs, $75/person

Bar crawl with either 2 stops or 3 stops to hear creepy tales told over cocktails.

Fridays

Cocktails

Age: 21+

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Ghost Hunt

1hr 30min, $55/person

Walking tour through unique haunted locations in both Presidio East and West with paranormal sensory experiences and using ghost hunting equipment.

Saturdays

Walking Tour

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Postmortem Paranormal Nightcap

1hr, $35/person

Paranormal debrief over a cocktail at a local haunt.

Saturdays

Cocktails

Age: 21+

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Wine Pair-a-Normal

1hr 45min, $75/person

Wine Tasting followed by a walking tour through unique haunted locations in Presidio West using ghost hunting equipment.

Saturdays

Wine Tasting

Age: 21+

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Spooky Stroll

1hr 30min, $55/person

Walking tour through unique haunted locations in Presidio East with bonus story and paranormal investigation using ghost hunting equipment.

Sundays

Walking Tour

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