Wine Club in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley?

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Does anyone know what wineries have tasting rooms both in Santa Barbara and in Santa Ynez Valley? Looking to join a wine club where I can visit both locations.

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RHS Jan 11, 2019 10:01 AM
Wine Club in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley?

Coastwatch: Please, don't start encouraging "tip for pourer". This is their job. The should be paid by their employer to do the job. We have recently fought back against the idea that guests at hotels were responsible for keeping the room staff off the welfare list by mandating living wage laws for them. Do we have to do the same for tasting room servers? Noblesse oblige is not an economic plan that respects worker dignity and effort.

a-1553132499 Jan 11, 2019 08:20 AM
Wine Club in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley?

Another vote for Municipal Winery and LaFond-- I'm a member at both. Municipal has a great tasting room in the funk zone with outdoor seating and a fun vibe.

REX OF SB Jan 10, 2019 09:44 PM
Wine Club in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley?

Sanford has an absolutely saucy little bitch of a Riesling you might want to try. It embodies the essence of coriander, mango nectar, and the old favorite, pumpkin spice. Lafond is not to be outdone with a throaty but turgid Zinfandel, combining a meaty oaken taste with just a hint of Diet Dr Pepper and marzipan. It pairs nicely with creamed chipped beef or Velveeta® Casserole. As far as tasting rooms go, why not save a few bucks on gasoline and go to Ralphs or Vons and buy a few bottles of whatever looks interesting? That way, you'll have lots on hand and you don't have to content yourself with the meager half glass or so that you'll be served if you go to the tasting rooms. Plus, at home you can drink all you want and not have to worry about a pesky DUI ticket. Glad I could help.

CoastWatch Jan 10, 2019 07:20 PM
Wine Club in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley?

...Meant to say that the Ritz-Carlton-Bacarra has a really nice Foley tasting room- It's located right in the front entry and is a separate entity from the Hotel... If you're a Foley Wine Club member, tastings for up to 4 people are free... (tip not included for pourer)

bettybeans Jan 10, 2019 02:25 PM
Wine Club in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley?

Margerum has both a tasting room in Santa Barbara and one in the Valley, right behind Fig Mtn Brewery on Industrial Way in Buellton. Great wines too! Soon to be a new tasting room near the Funk Zone as well.

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