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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tours

Pick up from your hotel, accommodations or at one of several convenient locations throughout the Santa Ynez Valley.

In December of 2001, great friends Eric John Reynolds and Tyler Tomblin (over a tasty glass of Santa Ynez Valley Chardonnay)  decided to start a new business adventure in beautiful Solvang California; Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours, Inc.  At the time, there were no other wine tour companies based in Solvang, or in the entire Santa Ynez Valley.  In fact, there were only three other wine tour companies in the entire Santa Barbara County.  Eric and Tyler, who had been close friends since college at UCSB, had a simple mission…To create the absolute best Santa Barbara County wine tour company, focusing on fun, safe and educational wine tours of the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley!

To this day, Eric and Tyler are still working hard on their mission.  Since they began their business, there have been many changes in the Santa Barbara County wine industry as well as with technology.  Eric and Tyler are never bored as there is always so much to do in following their mission of being the absolute best!  What makes it still fun for them is knowing that they achieved their ultimate goal and absolutely love what they do in maintaining it.  

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   

Solvang, CA 93463
Phone # 805-686-8347

Google Business Listing / Service Area

Serving Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos,
Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Lompoc, Santa Maria

We conduct tours 7 days a week

Office Hours:

Monday 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday 9am-5:30pm
Wednesday 9am-5:30pm
Thursday 9am-5:30pm
Friday 9am-5:30pm
Saturday 9am-12:30pm
Sunday Closed

Services:

Wine Lovers Tour
Private Wine Tours
Large group Tours
Corporate Events
By The Hour Service
Connoisseur and Collectors Tour

Holiday Days Closed

New Year’s Day January 1st
Easter Sunday April 21, 2019
Independence Day July 4th
Thanksgiving Day November 28th, 2019
Christmas Day December 25th

Santa Ynez Valley Pickup Times

Servicing the beautiful Central 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.

Santa Maria (Private Tours Only)

10:20am (tour concludes approx. 5:00pm)

Lompoc (Private Tours Only)

10:30am (tour concludes approx. 5:00pm)

Los Alamos

10:30am (tour concludes approx. 5:00pm)

Buellton

10:45/11:15am (tour concludes approx. 4:30/5:00pm)

Solvang

11:00am (tour concludes approx. 4:30pm)

Santa Ynez

10:50am (tour concludes approx. 4:45pm)

Los Olivos

10:45am (tour concludes approx. 4:45pm)

Ballard

10:45am (tour concludes approx. 4:45pm)

“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!

Santa Ynez Wine Country’s #1 Rated Wine Tour Company

Honored recipient of TripAdvisor’s prestigious Certificate of Excellence every year since 2011.