As huge fans of California and even bigger fans of wine, we couldn’t be happier to raise a glass to Santa Barbara’s latest wine tasting mecca, the Wine Collection of El Paseo.

Located in the historic El Paseo centre in Downtown Santa Barbara and at the very heart of the fine dining and high-end shopping found on State Street, these six ultra-premium wine tasting rooms are the perfect pairing for an afternoon (or two!) of wining, dining and shopping.

But what is it that sets this new tasting neighbourhood apart from others in the area? Well, it not only features small-production, boutique wineries that produce ultra-premium wines sourced from local

Santa Barbara County vineyards, ​but you’ll also get the chance to learn more about the terroir of where the grapes are grown and how the wines are crafted. It’s a real grape to glass experience!

The Wine Collection of El Paseo features the six wine tasting rooms of Grassini Family Vineyards, Au Bon Climat Winery, Jamie Slone Wines, Happy Canyon Vineyard and Margerum Wine Company, who incidentally have also just opened MWC32, an additional tasting room for their reserve and limited production wines. All tasting rooms are open daily from 12-6 pm with the final tastings of the day starting no later than 5:30 pm. It’s a great to spend the afternoon in Downtown Santa Barbara.

Belmond El Encanto
Santa Barbara, California

Peace and tranquility permeate Belmond El Encanto, the dazzling views over Santa Barbara and enchanting hilltop setting making for a glamorous yet laidback getaway.

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