“FIRST, MAN TAKES A DRINK, THEN THE DRINK TAKES A DRINK AND THEN THE DRINK TAKES THE MAN,” THE CHINESE PROVERB GOES.
WITH A WINE TOUR, “FIRST, THE GROUP TAKES A SIP OF WINE, THEN THE WINE TAKES A SIP AND THEN THE WINE TAKES THE GROUP.” AT THE ORIGINAL 805 WINE TOURS, WE FIND THAT THAT’S WHEN THE FUN BEGINS.
To help you have the best time possible, we customize all wine tours to you and your group. You select which wineries to visit, what to eat, how long to tour and more. In advance, we plan the route and schedule visits to maximize your time at each stop.
An added bonus is our extensive knowledge about local cuisine, fine wines and the area’s history. We’re happy to share any of it with you on your tour or not—again, it’s up to you.
You may opt for a pre-planned meal or to stop at a grocery store or eatery along the way for food to go. One hot spot is the Los Olivos Café, where the movie Sideways, about a road trip through wine country, was filmed.
Typically, guests like to picnic at the winery of their choice. We always have bottled water on hand.
For your convenience, we provide transportation to and from your home or hotel. If you want to listen to your own music en route, take with you any USB-enabled music player filled with your favorite tunes.
The cost of our wine tours is per vehicle rather than per person, and there’s a four-hour tour time minimum.
Monday - Thursday: $40 per hour
Friday - Sunday: $45 per hour
Saturday: $50 per hour
Pick-ups and drop-offs in Santa Maria or Santa Barbara: $40 or free (depends on itinerary).
A 20% gratuity is suggested for the tour total.
Special tours deserve special rates. Contact us directly to get more information.
So take advantage of the region’s offerings—delicious wines, scrumptious cuisine and spectacular scenery—all in one tailored event. Call and book a reservation, or call and tour the same day.