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Hosting the in-laws for the holidays? Don’t worry! Wine tastings at these Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez wineries make visits with the in-laws a breeze and are sure to impress. Just make sure you book your wine tasting in advance, the best wineries on the Central Coast fill up fast during the holiday season. Most recommend making reservations a minimum of two weeks in advance.

1. Brave & Maiden Estate


Located in the blossoming wine country of Santa Ynez, and just a few minutes from Los Olivos is Brave & Maiden Estate. Here you’ll enjoy wide-sweeping vineyard views and stunning architecture. Your experience comes with a 45-minute guided tasting and is by appointment only. The winery prides itself in crafting an elevated experience in Santa Barbara Wine Country. With six rich reds and two whites, this winery is perfect for red wine enthusiasts.

Address: 649 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez
Wine Tasting Fee: $32.48 to $50 Per Person (Subject To Change)
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2. Brick Barn Wine Estate


Located in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country is Brick Barn Wine Estate. This winery is a refurbished 36-stall brick barn created by an Italian stonemason in the early 1970s. The historic barn now stands as a gathering place for wine enthusiasts everywhere with live music playing weekly. You’ll find balanced options available so no matter what type of wine your in-laws prefer, you can find a wide variety of options with plenty of excellent red and white wine. They even offer a sparkling wine, crafted with the classic “Méthode Champenoise.” You also have the option of adding a cheese & charcuterie pairing or fruit & nut board with your tasting.

Address: 795 W Hwy 246, Buellton
Wine Tasting Fee: Varies
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3. Melville Vineyards & Winery


Nestled in the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County is Melville Vineyards & Winery. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with panoramic vineyard views and incredible estate architecture. Small bites and artisan cheeses are available for purchase to accompany your wine tasting experience. If you want to take your wine tasting to the next level with the in-laws, try their Beyond the Barrel tour and tasting!

Address: 5185 CA-246, Lompoc
Wine Tasting Fee: $20 Per Person
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For smooth sailing from start to finish, try a wine tour to Santa Barbara in one of our luxury vehicles. Enjoy safe, and reliable transportation to three wineries of your choice. Or, if you’re just interested in a one-stop winery visit we can make that happen too! Book a phone consultation to talk about fully customizable transportation, or email Info@SLOSafeRide.com, or fill out the form below for a free transportation quote. 

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