I will be visiting SB the weekend of June 1st and would love a couple suggestions of must visits. Looking for places somewhat close to town or in the funk zone. Thanks in advance!
You should absolutely visit Mail Road. It’s not really “close” to town per se about 45min north but the wines are fantastic and absolutely worth the drive. Presquile winery is also dynamite, although that’s probably another 45 min north past Mail Road, getting closer to San Luis Obispo.
Thanks for the suggestion! I have to stay close to town this time but, I'm in the central coast area quite a bit. I'll put those on my list.
You should definitely stop by Margerum’s new Tasting Room in the Funk zone. It’s on the corner of Mason and Helena streets. Across from the entry to the Hotel Californian. Excellent Rôhne style wines.
Revive of some old threads. Not much that I am ware of has changed since your last visit. Acme which owns the Lark & Les Marchands opened up a new place in the funk zone called Tyga Tyga. Everything else is pretty much the same. Do recommend stopping by Wine+Beer in the public market for some great retail & wine keg selections
Will do. Thanks!
Everything is in walking distance! I had a great time at The Lark and Les Marchands for dinner. Check out The Test Pilot for Tiki cocktails and some great outside seating. Telegraph brewing for some great craft beer and darts. Au Bon Climate, Kunin, and Whitcraft all have tasting rooms pretty close to one another. Hike up inspiration point with a bottle and a sandwich from C'est Cheese and Panino. Early morning whale watching and an ice cold beer was a lot of fun as well. Tons of things are within walking distance if you just get the itch to explore.
Check out Frequency Wines for sure!
Whitcraft Wines....mic drop
Jaffurs winery, baller Syrah, Larner vineyard epic.
whitcraft winery, fab wines, long history, Chris P Bacon is super cool host.
Lucky Penny in the funk zone, casual al fresco dining
Loquita Spanish tapas, awesome patio, funk zone, Sherry flights
Bettina pizza montecito omg
arigato sushi state street.
stearns wharf Santa Barbara shellfish Co.....crab for dayyysss
Shalhhoob meat co. Go check this place out for lunch. Serious casual eats.
SB is the best!
Michael, I am biased, but check out SAMsARA's new winery and 2nd tasting room (the other one is in Los Olivos) in Goleta, a suburb of Santa Barbara. A short Uber ride from down town. www.samsarawine.com
Matt Brady (former wine maker at Jaffurs) is wine maker there!
Tercero for some amazing rhone whites, outstanding hospitality, and overall great wine.
Thanks! Will Do.
If you make it out to SBWC then Stolpman, Witcraft, Tyler, Scar of the Sea, Liquid Farms, Dragonette, Paul Lato, and Flying Goat (bubbles are pretty cool).