Being very selective about wine tour companies, we were extremely pleased with the service provided by Wine Tours Santa Ynez. We used Wine Tours Santa Ynez for a tour of 8 people over a two day period to visit wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Rita Hills area. We wanted a tour company who get us into wineries that are either highly respected or next to impossible to get into. And, Wine Tours Santa Ynez delivered.
Kelly our guide for the two days was very knowledgeable about the area, the grapes and the wines. The vehicles they used were large 12 passenger vans that were extremely clean and late model. Each day, we visited three or four wineries and had the tour company arrange for lunch at a different winery each day. Each day we started around 10 and ended by 4PM. Wineries in the area are in fairly close proximity to each other, so we were never in the van for more than 20 minutes or so between each one.
Wineries we visited during our tour were Sanford, Dierberg/Starlane, Ken Brown, Loring, Cargarsaachi, Stolpman and Bella Cavalli. At Stolpman, we were able to visit the Stolpman Villa, their home located in the Ballard Valley, which was a special treat.
You’re in good hands at Wine Tours Santa Ynez. They’ll deliver a great tour for your visit to the Santa Ynez Valley.