Our Tasting Room
"Simply put, these are among the best wines made in Santa Barbara, and we always try to stop in for a glass when we're in town."
"If you are going to one tasting room in Santa Barbara, this is the one to do."
Under one roof, the entire family of Au Bon Climat wines from current releases to library wines - large format too!
Open since 2011, our tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara offers current releases and select library wines in a warm and casual setting. The wines of Au Bon Climat, Clendenen Family Vineyard, Ici/La-Bas, Barham Mendelsohn, Vita Nova, and Jim Clendenen’s other creative endeavors are featured, representing an array of varietals beyond Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. With over 100 different wines stocked, the selection is amazing.
The Wine Collection of El Paseo. We are part of the Urban Wine Trail, more specifically, The Wine Collection of El Paseo which represents 6 different, ultra-premium wine tasting rooms in the historic El Paseo section near the Presidio.
With a respect for the benefits of aging, our wines are not rushed to market. They are appropriately aged for maximum enjoyment. Each vintage a quantity is set aside in our extensive “wine library”. Consequently, we not only offer current releases, but with over 35 years in the business, a plethora of older wines. It's a perfect way to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. Large format bottles from magnums to jeroboams are also available (call for what is in stock).
Special Wine Tasting Packages:
Get the ultimate wine tasting experience. With wines like this, it's a must. Customize your own special tasting package. Pinots only, a vertical of a specific wine or year, or wine and food pairings, are all available. Contact tasting room for details, availability, and suggestions.
Tasting Room Hours: 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm Mon-Fri. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm weekends. Parties of 6 or more require reservations.
Location: 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (Near the Wine Cask Restaurant and across from Lobero Theatre).
Parking: Valet parking available at corner across from the Lobero Theater and public parking structures are a block away.
Cost: $15 tasting fee per person for Classic Tasting; $20 for the Reserve Tasting. Tasting fees are waived for Wine Club Members and one tasting fee is waived for every $60 spent.
Holidays: We are closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve, New Year's Day.