Santa Barbara Wine Tours
Pick up from your hotel, accommodations or at one of several convenient locations throughout the greater Santa Barbara area.
In 2008, due to popular demand, we added a second location to better the serve the greater Santa Barbara area. Although we do not have a physical location, we have several vehicles available at all times ready to pick up our guests at most Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Airbnbs, as well as a variety of other convenient pickup locations throughout Santa Barbara proper. As a friendly reminder, all of our County’s Wineries are located in the Santa Ynez Valley not in Santa Barbara proper (approx. 35-45 minute drive time). Tours that originate in Santa Barbara will be visiting the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley (either by Hwy 101 or by Hwy 154) which is the official “Santa Barbara County Wine Country”.
If you have any questions or need assistance planning your Santa Barbara vacation, give us a call at 805.686.8347 or check out our Local Favorites Index
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone # 805-686-8347
Serving Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito,
Santa Barbara, Goleta, Gaviota Coast
We conduct tours 7 days a week
Santa Barbara Area Pickup Times
Servicing the beautiful South Coast
These are approximate times, after you have completed your reservation, we will secure your pick up time. We ask that you be ready out in front of you accommodations at your scheduled time for a swift pick up.
Carpinteria (Private Tours Only)
9:15am (tour concludes approx. 6:15pm)
9:30am (tour concludes approx. 6:00pm)
9:45am (tour concludes approx. 5:45pm)
10:00am (tour concludes approx. 5:30pm)
10:15am (tour concludes approx. 5:15pm)
10:30am (tour concludes approx. 5:00pm)
If you are not staying in the area or out of range of our pick up area, we can arrange pick up at a convenient Santa Barbara location.
Santa Barbara Vistor Center
10am 1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara 93101
Santa Barbara Train Station
10am 209 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
“What’s in a Name”
The Historic Stagecoach Route – Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours, Inc.
In 1910, San Marcos Pass saw its first automobiles. The rich history of the area, however, dates back thousands of years. It was originally used by the Chumash Indians as a trading route. This famed route became substantiated by Stagecoaches carrying passengers, money, and mail in 1860 through 1901. The epoch of Stagecoaches traveling San Marcos Pass and throughout the famed Stagecoach Route is one of Santa Barbara most interesting times. There are over fifty three road signs placed along the route that commemorate the original passage as well as identify some important historic places. One place in particular, is the famous Cold Springs Tavern, established in 1868 which is still in existence today! It served as a stop to water the winded horses traversing the 2,200 foot grade as well as a resting place for the patrons of the Stagecoach. While the Stagecoach operators would tend to the horses, the patrons would happily over imbibe, as well as eat lunch or dinner at the tavern (which would include local wild game) before reembarking on the continued minimum eight hour journey to the next stop which was usually Matteis Tavern located in the town of Los Olivos.
Santa Barbara’s County’s Wine County is in the heart of the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley in the very communities that the Stagecoaches served. Join us today for a fun filled journey from past to present while tasting great wines in our beautiful wine region. Although we don’t always take the historic Stagecoach Route due to pick up locations and logistics, it certainly holds a great significance in our history and is our namesake!