Backroads Afternoon Wine Tour

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This is our 5 hour open air or luxury Hummer  tour that departs daily at 1:30 pm and returns at 6:30 pm right from the Amtrak station in downtown Santa Barbara. This also offers complimentary pickups at any hotel in the Santa Barbara area.

All tours include a historical tour of old Santa Barbara that passes the Courthouse, Mission and follows the Old Stagecoach road to the San Ynez valley.

You will have 20 wine tastings at 3 separate vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. All fees (about $50) are INCLUDED with this tour. Reservations are made for you.

We also make a no host stop at the famous Cold Springs Tavern for a beer tasting. This is hosted at an old stagecoast stop in the forest above Santa Barbara.

This tour is aboard Hummers that is your choice for the most luxurious and comfortable way to see the countryside. These vehicles are twice the size of a Jeep and takes you to places a conventional bus or van tour would miss.


Santa Barbara, CA, United States

1:30 pm Departs from Amtrak and the end of Stearns wharf in an open air Hummer

6:30 pm Return

Departs from Amtrak as well as any hotel in the Santa Barbara area specified in your reservation.

A camera, good walking shoes. light comfortable clothing and a smile.

A historical tour of old Santa Barbara that passes the Courthouse, Mission and follows the Old Stagecoach road to the San Ynez valley.

We reserve tasting opportunities at premium label 3 vineyards.

All wine tasting fees are included with our all-inclusive tour price.

Pay as U go options exclude the tasting fees. Over 20 wines are offered for tastings on this tour. Some prefer to simply enjoy the historic tour elements and have the opportunity to decide on paying for each wine tasting opportunity separately.

The Pay as U go is also a choice if you are taking anyone under 21 years of age.

Or, choose an all inclusive tour at $149 pp. This is a significant savings as the premium vineyards presently charge between $10 and $15 per person. We will also include our signature wine glass to take home with you.


An 30 minute no host stop for Beer Tasting at the Cold Springs Tavern.


We guarantee this stop for all online bookings as an add-on to your wine tasting experience!


All-Inclusive:Includes all tasting fees and souvenir wine glass. $149 pp

Pay as U go: Choose to pay your own tasting fees. This option is great for those who are just interested in the tour element of the Hummer adventure and permits you to decide whether to participate in about 20 wine tasting opportunities. $99 pp

Private Luxury Enclosed H2: This is aboard an enclosed luxury Adventure Hummer. It has a premium sound system and a massive sunroof. This is your option if you are concerned about adverse weather conditions. 

$199 (3 to 6 passengers) / $299 pp (2 passengers)


All tours offer:

1.) Best Vehicles. We have the finest fleet of 4 wheel drive vehicles in the state with a selection of both open air and luxury enclosed vehicles. Fresh ocean air, smell of wine, what more can you ask?

2.) Best Guides. Our guides are local experts and will educate you about our area and take you to places only locals know about! Our guides are the heart of our business.

3.) Best Locations. We go to 3 premium and private label vineyards. We'll take you to the wineries that won gold medals for the best wines in the state! You can even work with your guide to let him know your wine preferences and he can suggest other wineries that we can customize for you. We do not cut corners with our guests on this VIP tour. All fees included.


We offer a full refund provided you call us at least 24 hours prior.

Santa Barbara, CA, United States