Santa Maria Valley Wine Trail
More than 20 tasting rooms perch among the rolling hills of the Santa Maria Valley Wine Trail. With nearly two centuries of grape-growing experience, this historically significant wine region offers oenophiles a behind-the-scenes peek at one of the world’s top wine regions. It’s easy to explore: On weekends between May and September, you can simply board the Santa Maria Valley wine trolley and be shuttled among the region’s wineries.
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
The Foxen Canyon Wine Trail connects Los Olivos and Santa Maria, a journey that gets you out of the city and into the country. There are meandering roads, breathtaking views, and tucked-away vineyards all along the trail. Over the years, the coastal climate and central location have drawn in dozens of amazing wineries that make the most of the perfect weather and terrain for growing grapes.
Lompoc Valley Wine Trail
The Lompoc Valley Wine Trail is an assemblage of small to medium wine production and tasting facilities. The Sta. Rita Hills AVA is located just east of Lompoc, renowned for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and other cool-climate wine grape varieties. Choose among almost 30 tasting rooms in this celebrated wine tasting-hub in Santa Barbara County.
Industrial Way in Buellton
Buellton is part of Santa Barbara Wine Country’s St. Rita Hills wine trail. The trail leads through stunning scenery, but the hidden gem is at the end: Industrial Way. Named for its industrial look and feel, visitors can experience an eclectic and unique wine-tasting experience with four tasting rooms and a custom- crush facility producing wine for both large productions and mom-and-pop wineries.
Solvang Wine Walk
Solvang is located in the center of Santa Barbara County’s acclaimed wine region—known especially for its outstanding Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, plus many others from more than 125 wineries. In downtown Solvang, tempt your palate at 20 wine-tasting rooms and wine bars, all within easy walking distance.
Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail
Santa Barbara is home to California’s original Urban Wine Trail, a collection of more than two dozen wineries and tasting rooms located in downtown Santa Barbara and surrounding South Coast communities. Clustered in neighborhoods as diverse as the industrial chic Funk Zone, elegant Presidio Neighborhood and seaside Summerland, the eclectic tasting rooms and wine bars pour premium Santa Barbara County wines with a relaxed, friendly vibe.
Santa Barbara Bubble Trail
With a nickname like the “American Riviera®,” it’s no surprise that Santa Barbara is a place that pairs well with a glass of something sparkling in hand. Ten downtown tasting rooms on the Santa Barbara Bubble Trail offer sips of regionally produced effervescent vintages. The Bubble Trail also includes six specialty wine bars that pour sparklers by the glass from both local and international origins.
California’s Central Coast consists of:
VENTURA REGION: Ventura County, Camarillo, Conejo Valley, Heritage Valley, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley
SANTA BARBARA REGION: Santa Barbara County, Buellton, Carpinteria Valley, Goleta, Lompoc Valley, Los Olivos, Santa Maria Valley, Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
SAN LUIS OBISPO REGION: San Luis Obispo County, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Cayucos, Grover Beach, Harmony, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Simeon
MONTEREY BAY REGION: Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, Carmel, Gilroy, Hollister, San Benito
About Central Coast Tourism Council
The Central Coast Tourism Council (CCTC) is a non-profit organization comprised of Destination Management Organizations (DMOs; Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce, etc.) throughout the California Central Coast. Comprised of tourism and hospitality professionals, the mission of CCTC is to jointly promote the entire California Central Coast as a destination. The four regions that comprise California’s Central Coast include Monterey Bay, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. The CCTC also serves as the Central Coast’s voice in Sacramento, and as a partner with Visit California’s global marketing and advertising campaigns.