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