Why Us?

As a consumer,  you want to get the most for your money.  At Wine Edventures, we believe our tours offer you the best value and the most fun for your dollar!


Education-focused guided wine tours

We are a family owned and operated business.  Starting in 1998, Wine Edventures is the first wine touring company in the Santa Barbara County. Because of our long standing relationships with our wineries, our customers get a behind the scenes, not available to the general public, production tour that walks you through the wine making process from “grape to bottle”. We also walk you into the vineyard to talk about some basics of grape growing.  Plus, there is always plenty of time for questions!

No hidden costs

Our tour is $135.00 per person. The only cost not included is the gratuity for the guide, which is explained upon making the reservation.  We also don’t charge extra for pickups outside of the area.  With some tours, you might not find out until later that some fees aren’t included in the advertised price!

Actual vineyards…

not just tasting rooms

Yes, we do have a couple of tasting rooms on our winery list, but these are for wineries that don’t have a tasting room at their winery, but still feature great wine.  Our Daily Deluxe Tour and our Grapes n Hops Tour head out into the Santa Ynez Valley.   We have carefully selected all of our wineries based on the types of wines they produce and their location in the valley.  All of them are small production boutique wineries!

Tour includes a freshly made to order picnic lunch

A freshly made to order sandwich (turkey, roast beef, or vegetarian), a side of greek salad, bag of kettle chips, freshly baked cookie and bottled water (actually, bottled water is available during the whole tour!).  The lunches are made for us at a local market that has been in business for over 100 years. We can easily accommodate most dietary requests, just ask!

Convenient Pick-ups

We pick up at local Santa Barbara hotels and also from Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Ynez, Buellton and Solvang at no extra charge to you.  If you are staying at a VRBO or AirBnB, just give us the address and we will pick you up there, in most cases.