Category Archives: Exploring Santa Barbara Wine Country

Favorite Wine Country Visits (Part 1)

Photo Courtesy Gainey Vineyard

While most guests who come to Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort end up staying on property almost the entire time because so many of our memory-making activities are right here, we would be negligent if we did not mention some of our favorite places to visit here in The Santa Ynez Valley during a visit here.

Wine Tasting:

Gainey Winery

Sunstone Winery

Firestone Winery

Micro Breweries

Figueroa Mountain Brewery

Firestone Walker Brewery

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The Alisal Experience | Exploring Santa Barbara’s Wine Country

Sip and Savor Santa Barbara Wine Country

At Alisal, you are in the heart of Santa Barbara Country–one of the

Melville Winery
Melville Winery

best wine-producing regions in the country, with over 100 different wineries. The county’s varied microclimates and soils, as well as its unique geography, provide ideal growing conditions for many types of grapes—from the beloved Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Syrahs to unique varietals like Albariño and Grenache Blanc. Alisal is perfectly situated so that our guests can visit a wide variety of nearby wineries. We also offer an extensive wine list that focuses primarily on wines from Santa Barbara County and Central California, so you can have a taste at the Alisal before you venture out. We’re happy to help you plan a picnic and a day spent wine tasting at some of our favorite vineyards, including: Continue reading The Alisal Experience | Exploring Santa Barbara’s Wine Country