Wandering Dog Wine Bar
Voted best place for wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, Wandering...
Santa Ynez Valley Wines, grape to glass in Solvang, Buellton, Ballard, Los Alamos, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez.
Wine tasting and touring is a memorable and definitely not-to-be-missed experience in Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley. Planted, nurtured, and harvested with exceptional care, local grapes are crafted into award-winning wines that are sipped and savored worldwide.
Most of the 120+ wineries in the area are boutique and family-owned. Stroll through one of these vibrant vineyards or visit more than 20 tastings rooms in downtown Solvang. Area wineries welcome visitors year-round and it's easy and fun to do self-directed wine tours or enjoy guided tours. Oscar-winning 2004 movie Sideways, shot on location here, helped plant Solvang firmly in the wine scene. Wine tasting events abound throughout the year, so be sure to visit our events calendar for complete details.
In Santa Barbara County, distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), also known as wine appellations, comprise more than 21,000 acres of vineyards producing more than a million cases of wine annually. The region's east-west orientation and coastal mountains form a valley opening directly facing the Pacific Ocean. This unique topography allows the flow of fog and sea breezes to shape distinct microclimates, perfect for the cultivation of classic grape varietals resulting in world-class wines.
Santa Ynez Valley AVA, Ballard Canyon AVA, Sta.Rita Hills AVA, Happy Canyon AVA, and Santa Maria Valley AVA make up the Santa Barbara north county wine country. This area is known especially for its outstanding Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, but also produces superior Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, and many other varietals in more than 120 vineyards.
Harvest in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country is a revered time. In the early fall, visitors and residents piece together the story of our local wines, from grape to glass. Throughout September, as part of California Wine Month, you can enjoy events and promotions in Solvang and nearby Buellton, Ballard, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, and Santa Ynez.
For maps and complete information on current vintners, events, winemaker dinners and festivals:
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The winery isn't open to the public, but you can come visit us at our tasting room! Come and visit with the winemakers, Brooke, Mike, and Chase, at the…
We are open daily 11am - 6pm.
Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 7pm
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daily 10am - 5pm
daily 10am - 5pm
The tasting room in collaboration with Cargasacchi and Point Conception is located between Ostrich Land and the Hitching Post II Restaurant. Please call the…
The Santa Barbara Vintners is over 100 members strong, with over 80 wineries, more than 25 vineyards and several vineyard management companies joining together…
You will love tasting the wines of Solvang & the Santa Ynez Valley in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country!Learn More
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The Oscar award winning film SIDEWAYS was filmed almost entirely on-location throughout Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley.Learn More
Solvang has an up and coming craft beer scene. Come taste our local brews!Learn More
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Delightful shops offer imported European wares: porcelain, iron work, leather, linens, and handicrafts.