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246 WINE tours


Come experience Santa Barbara's "Wine Country"

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246 WINE tours


Come experience Santa Barbara's "Wine Country"

 

246 Wine and Brew Tours

is the premier touring company in Santa Barbara County, offering fully customizable wine and brewery tour experiences. We specialize in giving our guests exactly what they want whether that is providing an educational tour at a winery with the estates proprietor or a more casual drinking environment at a local brewery.  Book the best tour in Santa Barbara and hop on one of our existing tours or shoot us an email and create your own!

What we provide:

A fun, safe, exploratory Central Coast wine and beer tasting experience unlike any other.  Our guides take you off-the-beaten-path to their favorite wine rooms and watering holes along Highway 246, giving you a unique behind-the-scenes tour!

Things to bring:

A camera to capture your memories.  But don't fret, if you forget our drivers are always happy to snap photos on your behalf.

Something warm!  Although we typically experience warm California sunshine along Highway 246 we advise that you bring a sweater or jacket to stay warm inside the wineries and breweries we visit.

 

 

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Food Options


We don't want you to go hungry - lunch is provided on each tour!

Food Options


We don't want you to go hungry - lunch is provided on each tour!

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YOur Guide


Dedicated to providing a unique, unforgettable experience.

YOur Guide


Dedicated to providing a unique, unforgettable experience.

Dennis

Owner - Driver

Dennis has lived on the Central Coast for over 30 years and considers himself lucky to have been witness to the growth of fine wine and craft beers produced in Santa Barbara County.  Upon retirement from the Santa Barbara Sheriff Department, and discovering that his golf game wasn't getting any better (no matter how many times a week he played), he decided to combine his other passions, travel and wine into a business venture.  246 Wine & Brew Tours was formed to share his passions.  "Good Friends, Good Wines and Good Times."  246 Wine & Brew Tours goal is to provide a unique and unforgettable wine tasting experience for every guest exploring Santa Barbara's "Wine Country".   Dennis's philosophy is to provide free flowing wine tours, focusing on hidden wineries and vineyards along the Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Ynez Valley, The Foxen Canyon Wine Trail and highlighting our local breweries and a spirits distillery.  The tour options are wide and varied.   Remember to "Sip, Swirl and Savor the Flavors.

Dennis works closely with winery staff to ensure a unique tasting experience.

Enjoy a behind the scenes tasting at Sunstone

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The Highway


The Highway


The Highway

State Route 246 connects  the cities of Santa Ynez, Solvang Buellton and Lompoc.  This 30 mile stretch of highway runs through the heart of Santa Barbara's "Wine Country."  Most of the wineries here are small boutique operations and many are family owned and operated.   Visitors enjoy the areas strong rural flavor and tasting world class wines in an unpretentious atmosphere.  On-site vineyard tasting rooms range from rustic converted barns to elegant Mediterranean-style villas.