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What if I have to cancel or can’t make it at the last minute? What is Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours’ cancellation policy?

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours pays out considerable costs prior to the start of all trips. A full refund, minus a $35 per person processing fee, is available up to 7 days prior to your trip. No refund will be granted for a cancellation within 7 days of the trip. Date changes are available up…

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How many people are on the tour?

Our vans have either 7, 11, or 14 seat capacity for public tours and we often operate at full capacity, especially on the weekends.

What is for lunch?

Lunch is included with our weekday wine tours (not included with Wine Country Shuttle). Our guides will serve chips, cookies, drinks, and your choice of item from the lunch menu, which is sent to you in your booking confirmation – it’s a gourmet, deli-style menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches. We try to find a…

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Where do we meet for wine tours?

We will pick you up in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez Valley (Buellton, Solvang, Los Olivos), and that is included in the cost of the tour. We can pick you up at other locations for an additional cost. You can review pick-up information here.

Can we select the wineries we will visit?

Our staff will handle all of the details for the day, including winery selection and reservations. We partner with over a dozen premier wineries and tasting rooms in Santa Barbara Wine Country, and schedule tastings depending on availability, time of year, and size of the group. We typically receive excellent feedback from our guests on…

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What is the typical wine tour itinerary?

Our exact itinerary varies trip-to-trip based on winery availability. This is what our typical itineraries look like for our Santa Ynez Tour, Cupcake & Wine Tour and Wine Country Shuttle: ~9:30-10:30am – Pick-up at hotel~11:15am – Winery Tasting~12:15pm – Winery Tasting~1:15-2:15 pm – Lunch at winery~2:30pm – Winery Tasting~4:00pm-4:30pm – Drop off at hotel

I want to go on a Santa Barbara Wine Country tour. What’s available?

You can check available trips by clicking Book Online at the top right of our homepage and then selecting the date you are interested in. If you don’t see the trip you are looking for or it appears Sold Out, please call our office at (805) 965-1414 and we will try to accommodate you. We…

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