About Santa Barbara wine country's best wineries

Jun 04, 2019 at 08:21 PM

Disclaimer: I am not a writter... I am not even a good communictor, my wife will tell you all about it. I am a Santa Barbara local who happens to enjoy good wine, good food, and somehow got lucky along the way, and ended up where I am today. I enjoy driving, exploring, tasting, smashing my body at full speed against other people, and great story telling.

As destiny would have it, by luck or bad luck I would end up taking people, being their designated driver, and showing them the vices that are produced in Santa Barbara... namely wine and beer. Besides wine and beer I get to offer people advice, and guidance on great places to check out and eat at while visiting Santa Barbara. I also very lucky that #mywifeisachef and I probably have it better than anyone else in Santa Barbara. I love my job, I enjoy what I do, and I continue to explore this place that so many of us get to call home.
One of the questions that I get asked the most when taking people out wine tasting is, what is the best winery in Santa Barbara?
and that is a though question.

As I tell people, no 2 wineries are the same, they are all different, and they cater to different palettes, peoples, and situations.
In the next series of weekly (I'm being ambitious, but is not until you push yourself that you will realize what you can achieve) posts,
I will be categorizing some of the wineries in Santa Barbara wine country that I think are the best in different categories.
Some of the categories will be best wineries for a couple to visit, most scenic winery, winery with the most friendly staff, winery with best tour, most fun winery, and many other categories.

My personal favorite wineries in Santa Barbara wine country right now are Esfuerzo Wines, McKinney Family Vineyards, Happy Canyon Vineyards, Roblar Winery, and Fess Parker winery. The first 3 wineries offer unique experiences, have amazing stories, and best of all one gets to meet the people who are actually speding the time taking care of the land they get their grapes from, racking barrels, walkign the vineyards, and best of all showing you where they do it, and discussing the factors they consider most important when creating the amazing wines they create in Santa Ynez, Buellton and Happy Canyon. I feel very lucky to know and such hard-working and passionate people about wine.

Is there a category that you would be interested in seeing discussed? Comment below, and you will probably see an answer pretty soon.

Check the blog often for information on what is happening with wine and wine country in Santa Barbara. Of course, when you need a limo to get there, let me know and I will set one up for you.

"In Vino Veritas"

Tomas Maganda Ayala
Golden Rooster Limousines & Wine Tours
www.goldenroostersb.com
(805)880-3539