Our company

Santa Barbara Backroads Wine tours offers high quality tours that have allowed us to be a top rated tour in Santa Barbara. Our knowledgable drivers will educate you about local wine making traditions and entrall your senses at the finest vineyards in the Santa Ynez and Solvang areas. This is where the cool breezes of the ocean meet the vines to offer what are arguably the best Pinots and Merlots in California. Our employees are all local wine experts and have worked in the industry for years before coming aboard with us. We offer high quality tours on one of the most recognizable vehicles town - our bright yellow Hummers.

 

VINEYARDS WE VISIT

This is based on over 100 vineyards we can visit. We choose from a select award winning vintners and pay all your fees.

Santa Barbara , Solvang and Santa Ynez Valley
Gainey Vineyard Lincourt Foley Estates  Buttonwood Farm Carhartt 

Bridlewood Winery

Sunstone Winery

Blackjack Ranch Kalyra Winery Roblar Winery 
Beckmen Vineyards Baehner Vineyards The Brander Vineyard Blackjack Ranch Longoria
Saarloos and sons Andrew Murray Vineyards Daniel Gehrs Wines Consilience Qupe Tasting Room
Epiphany Cellars  Carina Cellars Wine Merchant Cafe Demetria Estate Zaca Mesa Winery
Coquelicot Tasting Room Stolpman Vineyards  Dragonette Cellars Artiste Winery Tensley Wine Co
Prodigal Wines Blair Fox Cellars Scott Cellars Honea Vineyards
  Arthur Earl Winery Tre Anelli Kaena Wine Co



FAQS

--WHY CHOOSE OUR WINE TOURS?--

 Best Vehicles. Our vehicles are Hummers. Fresh ocean air, smell of wine, what more can you ask?

 Best Guides. Our guides are local experts and will educate you about our area and take you to places only locals know about! Our guides are the heart of our business.

 Best Locations. We only go to premium and private label vineyards. We'll take you to the wineries that won gold medals for the best wines in the state! You can even work with your guide to let him know your wine preferences and he can suggest other wineries that we can customize for you. We do not cut corners with our guests on this VIP tour.

 

--WHAT IS INCLUDED?--


We offer 20 to 30 tasting opportunities on all of our wine tours which can amount to the equivalent of a bottle and a half of wine each. We make advance reservations for your party at each of our select vineyards and wineries. This will guarantee your entrance into hard to get in places.

--WHERE DO WE PICK UP?--

We leave from all Santa Barbara and Solvang area hotels as well as the Amtrak Station in Santa Barbara. Click here for a map and schedule.

--WHAT DO I BRING?--


A camera, good walking shoes. light comfortable clothing and a smile.

--WHAT ABOUT WINTER - IS IT TOO COLD?--

We have cooler weather from October to March . Although "cool" is a relative term, based on where you live in the country, an open air Hummer may be chilly during these months. If you are concerned about temperature, we provide blankets or even the option of our luxury Adventure Hummer H2. Please book the luxury edition to our tours if at all concerned as we have limited seats on this option.

--WHAT IF IT RAINS?--

We will offer other options on a first come first serve including our stretch and enclosed H2 Hummer.

--WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN H-1 HUMMER AND A JEEP?--

If you want to go FIRST CLASS, choose the Hummer experience to the wine country. Our vehicles stress luxury and comfort. Our FORWARD FACING benches make viewing great. No more knocking knees and wine glasses. . The H1 Hummers we use on our tours are also OPEN AIR and provide a full sensory experience of the wine country.

--WHY ARE YOUR HUMMER TOURS MORE FUN THEN A VAN OR BUS TOUR?--

We are able to take the backroads of the vineyards and truly experience the wine country behind the freeway. There is simply no better tour in California that can match our standards..

--CAN I CANCEL A TOUR WITH A REFUND?--

We offer a full refund provided you call us at least 24 hours prior.

--IS THERE TIME OFF THE HUMMER TOUR?--

We spend about 3 hours off the Hummer on our 6 hour tour for stops at 4 wineries and a gourmet picnic.

--RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE?--

You must be 21 or over to participate in wine tasting.

 

Our location:

1011 Rinconada #F, Santa Barbara CA 93101