After 30 years of working construction in Boston, where winters are harsh, I visited the West Coast on a retreat. That was all it took. My son, who lives in Florida, had often told me, “Dad, one winter without snow, and you’ll never go back.” Well, he was right! Leaving behind the snow, freezing rain and potholes. I moved to the Santa Ynez Valley and have been here since. It’s been 11 glorious years of sun and fun. 805 Wine Tours & Taxicab Service has ripened into its own after two years. Visiting local wineries has allowed me to see just how picturesque this valley and Santa Barbara are. And nothing’s better than getting to meet people from all over the world and share with them my beautiful, extended backyard.


Our wine tours are customized to fit your experience. Booking a wine tour with 805 Wine Tours will give you an added edge to some of the finest wines and food. We also enjoy taking you to our favorite spots like the Los Olivos tasting room for your first wine tasting experience. His knowledge of Pino and the history of the valley is amazing. It’s our hope to show you this amazing area from the waves splashing on the beach to the rolling hills and oak trees in the valley. Oh, and along the way, take you to all the best wineries in the area! Our knowledge of the wineries and tasting rooms, good local spots for food and social activities will make your experience in Santa Barbara County unforgettable.