The afternoon sun bathes the rolling hills and vineyards in a warm glow. You take it all in from a cozy patio seat beside tables made of repurposed oak barrels at your vacation home, a glass of crisp Chardonnay in your hand and its buttery smooth finish lingering on your tongue. Content, you think to yourself, “What could be better than this?” But then your next tasting of delicious California wine arrives – this time a jammy Pinot Noir – and your tour guide lets you know that you still have three more stops on your winery tour. You chuckle, remembering your fabulous day in Santa Barbara wine country is just beginning!
Offering intimate Wine Lover tours, private tours, and large group tours, Stagecoach has been the premier provider of guided forays into Santa Barbara’s wine country since our inception in 2001. Providing all-inclusive, VIP-style small-group experiences, these wine tours offer amateur wine lovers and oenophiles alike the chance to experience the rich variety of wineries the region has to offer. From sumptuous Cabernet’s to fruity Malbecs to refreshing Pinot Grigios, you will be dazzled from the start and hard-pressed to pick a favorite wine!
Locally owned and operated, your tour includes private transportation, your own personal (and highly knowledgeable) guide, a delicious gourmet picnic lunch in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, and multi-flight tastings at four select wineries. The tours are lively and entertaining, with group sizes never exceeding 12 persons. Stagecoach loves wine, and they love to share that passion with their guests, so you can count on a specialized tour of only the best wineries in the valley, featuring only premium wines, exceptional customer service, and incredibly scenic locales.
Tours begin with complimentary pickup at your location, anywhere in the Santa Barbara area or Santa Ynez Valley (including all Paradise Retreats vacation rentals. You’ll enjoy luxurious transportation and an interactive and witty tour program, specially designed for each excursion. Depending on the season and your group’s experience and preferences, Stagecoach will map out the perfect day of tastings at four different wineries, each with something unique to offer. You’ll quickly see why more than 100,000 guests have made Stagecoach the #1 winery tour in Santa Barbara!
In addition to daily Wine Lover tours, Stagecoach also offers private tours (with a customizable itinerary), and larger group tours for as many as 200 guests at one to three wineries of your choice! All of their tours are all-inclusive, covering all tasting fees and gratuities. For more information, or to book a private tour, please visit Stagecoach’s website!