Are dogs allowed in the tasting rooms?
Are children allowed in the tasting rooms?
Absolutely! However, children cannot be seated or placed at tasting room bars. Most tasting rooms have child friendly spaces set aside to keep your little person entertained, while we entertain you.
How much wine is poured at each tasting?
Tasting rooms usually pour between 4-6 tastings. Each taste is one ounce.
What's with all the 'Sideways' talk?
Is there transportation around the Santa Ynez Valley?
You betcha. There is no reason for you get behind the wheel after you've had a tasting or two.
What's the weather like?
Pretty much perfect. Having said that, it can get quite hot in the summer, and a bit nippy in the winter. But generally, our weather is pleasant during the day, and almost always cools down at night. That's what the grapes love!
What days/hours are the tasting rooms open?
This will vary between wineries. Generally speaking, tasting rooms are open daily 11am-5pm, but you will find many exceptions. Some open earlier, some stay open later. It is best to check our Hours/Location page for information.
How much does it cost to go wine tasting?
You can expect to pay between $10 and $20 per tasting. The price will vary between properties, and whether premium or estate wines are served.
If I buy a wine tasting pass, how do I get it?
You will be able to pick up your passes when you arrive in the SY Valley, passes will not be mailed.
Can the wineries accommodate large groups?
Tasting room sizes vary, therefore it is always best to call ahead for a reservation when there are more than 6 people in your party.