Things To Do In Santa Barbara Summer 2019

Things to do in Santa Barbara 2019

Summer 2019 is here! If you’re lucky enough to be visiting or living in the sunny coastal city, you may be looking for some fun things to do in Santa Barbara. Here’s a helpful list focusing on 21+ events (beer, wine, live music) to get you started.

July 16, 2019
Music At The Ranch Area 51
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Rancho La Patera & Stow House

Join Rancho La Patera for music at their ranch! Dance under their beautiful trees! Food Trucks! Enjoy some beer and wine.

Note: Dogs/Pets not allows. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Smoking and vaping prohibited. Chairs can be set after 12:00 on the day of the concert. Spaces can’t be otherwise held.

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July 16, 2019
Howl at Djinn
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Hotel Californian

Drink craft cocktails from star mixologist, Devon Espinosa. Take a Tarot card reading – see your future – vibe to down tempo music by Val-Mar Records. Set with the sun and rise with the moon.

Howl at Djin


Ongoing, Daily
Super Affordable Wine Tour Adventures
Time: Flexible
Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez

Looking for Things To Do In Santa Barbara Wine Country?

Local tour purveyors Destination Drivers are available for scheduled adventures into wine country, picking up in Santa Barbara and beyond. Wine tasting is one of the most fun things to do in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley – a must-do experience.

Destination Drivers provides you a guide who drives your vehicle for you! Relax with friends/family/loved ones in the beautifully scenic Santa Ynez Valley.  Taste your way through the rolling hills, and get home safely at the end of the day. Book now>>

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Destination Drivers Guests at Lafond Winery in the Santa Ynez Valley

July 18,  2019
Sipping on the Sea with Captain Fatty’s
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Santa Barbara Sailing Center/Double Dolphin Cruises

Drink local beers or wines aboard the Double Dolphin while experiencing a classic Santa Barbara Sunset. This event occurs on the third Thursdays of every month. A rep from the brewery or winery will be aboard as your pouring attendant and educational provider.

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July 20,  2019
California Wine Festival
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Chase Palm Park Carousel House, Santa Barbara

The California Wine Festival signature event. Wine lovers descend into the sun-splashed Santa Barbara locale for a wonderful day of wine, food, music, sun, and sea. 

Oenophiles will taste dilectable fine wine, craft beers and a plethora of fine foods to enjoy. Taste artisan cheese, bread, olive oils, chocolate and more! Live music keeps the pulse going strong for this all-day extravaganza for the senses.  Food and wine will reign supreme!

Coming from out of town? Book safe transportation to/from the event here.

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July 20,  2019
Rockin’ Our Roots Concerts in the Vines
Time: 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Buttonwood Farm Winery

Come rock out with a summer music event at Buttonwood Farm Winery. Relax and experience an afternoon of rockin’ music in a vineyard setting. Bring lawn chairs and dancing shoes while you sip estate wine and feel the groove and the grapes.

Music provided by Molly Ringwald Project and the Reserve. Dancing is encouraged.

Tickets include a logo GoVino glass, two generous wine pours, and your concert admission. Portions of each ticket sale benefit Explore Ecology and programming for environmental education and arts. Supporting our School Gardens program.

Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle. (No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted).

Gates open at 1:30. The first band begins at 2:00 pm.

Buttonwood Celebrates Summer in the Vines – Rockin’ Our Roots!

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Ongoing, Daily
Group Wine Tours
Time: Flexible
Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez

Adventure into wine country with a group of friends (or just your sweet-heart). Collect delicious wines, join wine clubs, or just casually taste and relax in the sun between the vines. When looking for things to do in Santa Barbara, look to getting a Destination Driver for an affordable and fun wine adventure. Only $35 hour for most groups! Book Now>>


July 24,  2019
History Happy Hour – Fiesta History 101
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Grassini Family Vineyards Tasting Room

Meet historian Erin Graffy at Grassini Vineyards El Paseo Tasting Room for History Happy Hour. Learning and discussion on the history of Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta. Entry is free. No host wines.

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July 24,  2019
Mix and Mingle at The Set
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Meet us at The Set on National Tequila Day! Enjoy $10 margaritas (“Name Your Flavor”) with your choice of varied mixers and berries.

Santa Barbara Mix and mingle


July 27,  2019
The Raconteurs
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Santa Barbara Bowl

The Raconteurs return with their first release of new music in over 10 years. Bring your crew and welcome The Raconteurs back to the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday July 27th, 2019.

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Coming from a distance and need a safe way to-and-from events like these? When Lyft/Uber is too far to be practical, consider hiring a driver for your own vehicle. Always be safe! No DUIs. No Accidents.


July 27,  2019
Harvest Hoedown
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Zaca Mesa Winery

Come one, come all! Dust off your boots and meet us at a country shindig. On July 27, Zaca Mesa is kicking off harvest season with a bang! Featuring a  full BBQ dinner, live music by the Just Dave Country Band, and of course, Zaca Mesa Wines. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tickets and more info>>

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July 28,  2019
Drink 728
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
SoHo Restaurant and Music Club

This Summer on Sunday, July 28th, we’re taking our 728 celebration to the road. Meet us at SOHO, the premier live music venue in downtown Santa Barbara. Eating, drinking, and merrymaking in the name of famed Fiddlestix Vineyard, found in the center of Sta. Rita Hills, at the 7.28 mile marker.

We’ll be pouring verticals + horizontals of Fiddlestix Vineyard’s Pinot Noir. It is all about the place! Entertainment provided by The Brambles as you sip and savor majestic bottle-aged Pinot. These Pinot Noir wines shine from vine-age, years of wine making experience and a most glorious region for growing world-renowned and highly revered Pinot Noir.

Tickets and more info>>


August 11,  2019
Rum Raiser
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

A celebration of SBMM’s Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition exhibit, the Maritime Museum is thrilled to produce a special “Rum-Raiser” Sunday, August 11th, 2019. This Rum-Raiser features rum drinks and rum tastings by Black Bart Navy Rum, Real McCoy Rum, and Goleta Red Distilling Company at SBMM’s scenic harborfront patio. Food tastings feature Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, Spices N Rice and others. Wine and beer will be available.

Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition, running through October 20th, 2019, tells the story of rum, its part in the storied history of sea-faring men and its connection to Santa Barbara.  Covering 400+ years, this exhibit highlights the New World’s first distilled spirit, from its 17th century  origins on Caribbean sugar cane plantations to its role in the slave trade including:

  • Stories of American and British sailors;
  • Prohibition bootlegging / rum running- organized smuggling of imported liquors over land and sea in the United States
  • The speakeasy, and the story of pioneer rum runner “Bill McCoy” and Real McCoy Rum.
  • The history of prohibition in Santa Barbara, including Dr. Sansum’s arrest

August 15,  2019
Sipping on the Sea with Topa Topa Brewery
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Santa Barbara Sailing Center/Double Dolphin Cruises

Hop aboard the Double Dolphin every third Thursday of the month to enjoy local beer or wine from a featured brewery or winery. Enjoy a classic Santa Barbara sunset with a winery or brewery representative, pouring your tastings and offering education about their selection.

This month Topa Topa Brewery is aboard.

Included: Tasting + a reusable Santa Barbara Sailing Center Govino cup

Reservations required. A 21+event.
20-30 minutes early arrival is required for your cruise.

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August 15,  2019
Drinks at Dusk
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Old Mission Santa Barbara

Meet Franciscan Friars, staff and volunteers from Old Mission Santa Barbara in an evening of wine, beer, and appetizers with live music in the famed Sacred Garden! Proceeds will benefit the Mission Preservation Fund for their preservation and conservation of arts, artifacts, architecture, and the Historic Cemetery.

Tickets cost $35 each or 10 for $300, and are can be found at www.santabarbaramission.org/drinks-at-dusk.

Limited quantities of Sponsor and VIP tables are available by calling (805)682-4713, ext. 156.

Sponsor Table: $500 (Reserved table for 10ppl including gift bags and two bottles of Mission wine)

VIP Table: $1000 (All the above, PLUS pre-event reception in the Santa Barbara Mission Archive Library with tour led by the Executive Director)


August 20,  2019
Music At The Ranch – Amber and Smoke
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Rancho La Patera and Stow House

Come join us for soulful live music at the ranch! Dance through the night under our beautiful trees! Food Truck, wine, and beer!

Note: No dogs/pets allowed. No outside alcohol. No smoking or vaping on property. Chairs may not be set out until noon on concert day.  No space reservations.


August 22,  2019
Make Night at MOXI – Wine Painting and Tasting
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

With a couple splashes of red wine and paint brushes, you’ll create a unique painting of Santa Barbara’s most popular landmark, the Santa Barbara Mission, with local artist Danielle Renée Methmann. In this workshop, participants will learn Danielle’s techniques for painting with wine, enjoy tasting a curated flight of red wine from local vintners, Sanford Winery, and follow along step-by-step to create a monochromatic painting with an aged bottle of the same label.

Participants will receive a 8”x10” sheet of watercolor paper with a hand-drawn templated design of the Santa Barbara Mission in waterproof ink. An additional small sheet of scratch watercolor paper for the testing of techniques and colors will also be provided. Admission $77

Prior experience is not required. Materials + tool rental included in registration cost. Aprons will be available, though we recommend wearing something you wouldn’t mind getting wine on.  Includes a light snack. A 21+ event.


August 30,  2019
DJ Darla Bea at the Canary Hotel
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Canary Hotel

DJ Darla Bea is back at the Canary Hotel rooftop for a new season of monthly musical events. Enjoy cocktails, sunset selfies & dancing with the best views of the city!

21+ event


August 31,  2019
Live Music by Different Strings
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Zaca Mesa Winery

This Labor Day weekend, unwind with loved ones enjoying live music featuring Different Strings. Outside food is permitted. Relax in our courtyard with a glass of wine.


September 1,  2019
Live Music by Sean Wiggins
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Zaca Mesa Winery

Continuing Labor Day weekend with live music by Sean Wiggins. Outside food is permitted. Relax in our courtyard with a glass of wine.


September 5,  2019
Josh Groban
Time: 8:00pm
Santa Barbara Bowl

GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter/actor Josh Groban possesses one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music. Groban has delighted fans across the planet with multi-platinum albums and DVDs, riveting live performances, not to mention comedic television and film appearances. The Santa Barbara Bowl is proud to welcome back Josh Groban to on September 5th, 2019.


September 13,  2019
5th Annual Granada Theatre Legends Gala
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Granada Theatre

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts hosts the 5th Annual Legends Gala on Friday, September 13th at the historic Granada Theatre.

This signature gala is one of Santa Barbara’s most impressive productions, featuring inspiring honorees, extraordinary talents, and dedicated art patrons all under one roof in support of Santa Barbara’s cultural community.

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The Legends Gala honors the achievements of individuals or organizations who have illuminated and advanced the performing arts in a significant way. This elegant black-tie event is set at the beautiful Granada Theatre, where guests enjoy an on-stage experience including gourmet dinner, an award ceremony and a night of sparkling entertainment.

All proceeds from the Legends Gala help to ensure that this state-of-the-art venue continues to actively engage the community through diverse live performance and filmed entertainment programming.

For more information, please visit www.granadasb.org.


September 17,  2019
Maggie Rogers Live in Concert
Time: 7:30pm
Santa Barbara Bowl

Santa Barbara Bowl welcomes Maggie Rogers, who kicked off her career as viral star after her song was played for Pharrell Williams. Her songs “Alaska” and “Dog Years” reaches 64 and 173 on Triple J Hottest 100, 2016.. She performs at the Santa Barbara Bowl on September 17, 2019.

Doors: 7:30 p.m.


September 19,  2019
Sipping on the Sea with Santa Barbara Winery
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Santa Barbara Sailing Center/Double Dolphin Cruises

Hop aboard the Double Dolphin every third Thursday of the month to enjoy local beer or wine from a featured brewery or winery. Enjoy a classic Santa Barbara sunset with a winery or brewery representative, pouring your tastings and offering education about their selection.

This month Santa Barbara Winery is aboard.

Included: Tasting + a reusable Santa Barbara Sailing Center Govino cup

Reservations required. A 21+event.
20-30 minutes early arrival is required for your cruise.

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September 20,  2019
Mark Knopfler Live in Concert
Time: 7:30pm
Santa Barbara Bowl

Celebrating his upcoming 9th solo studio album, Down The Road Wherever, Mark Knopfler embarks upon a 28-date North American tour, making a stop at Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday, September 20th, 2019.

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September 22 + 23,  2019
Tom Segura Live
Time: 7:00pm
Arlington Center for the Performing Arts

Comedian, Actor, and Writer Tom Segura has risen quickly to become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand,  highly regarded talents.  Segura brings his ‘Take It Down Tour’ to Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre on September 22th, 2019.

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Ongoing, Daily
Designated Drivers
Time: Flexible
For Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting, and Beyond

Hire a trusted local safe driver to ensure you get around the county safely. Wine and beer tours available with full trip planning assistance. You can hire a driver to drive your vehicle to dinner, weddings, concerts, or any special events. Call 833.868.7733 for booking. Cheers!

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California Wine Tours

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Have you been dreaming of a weekend (or weekday) away for some California Wine Tours? Well, if wine tasting sounds relaxing, you’ve come to the right state.

Welcome to California! Let’s Drink Wine.

Without a doubt, California is renowned for its excellent weather, beautiful countryside and most importantly, world-class wine tours.

So, now it’s your turn to savor a well-deserved tour through the vineyards of the West Coast (which, by the way, attract millions of visitors nationwide and worldwide each year). But, before you turn the key…

Who’s Driving?

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You are responsible right? You do want to keep your friends and family safe right? Of course you do! So, naturally, the first question that should come to mind is: Who is driving the car?

“Oh, right! Well, I uh… I suppose I’ll drive..” you say sheepishly, “…But, I’ll be good. Probably. I’ll stay under the limit! Besides, I don’t need to drink that much wine anyways…”

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Friends! The whole point of venturing out into wine country is to taste! Why volunteer yourself to drive? You’ve worked hard enough already! Don’t you think you’ve earned the luxury of having someone else work for you?

This is your holiday to sit back, relax, and indulge in the many delights the wine tours in California have to offer!

You’re almost there. Don’t take one for the team, don’t sacrifice your own good time, and above all, don’t risk a DUI and/or accident by driving under the influence!

Okay!” you say, “So, how are we gonna get around? What’s the best mode of transportation for wine tasting, anyway?”

Destination Drivers servicing California wine tours
Billie and Pat, members of the Destination Drivers team from California who drive your vehicle for wine tours.

Hire a Driver!

That’s right. Not a limo, not a bus, not a town car, not a hang-glider. For your wine tasting and wine tour needs, whether it be Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Napa, Sonoma, Temecula, Lodi or Monterey Bay, all you have to do is hire a personal wine tour driver to drive you in your own car.

“A Wine Tour Driver for My Car???”

Yep! It’s a no-brainer. In addition to being the safest, most-affordable and most-comfortable way to get around, a driver from Destination Drivers combines the convenience of a chauffeur with the quality of a professional wine tour.

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“But why should I hire a driver? Is it the best way to tour wine country, after all?”

Need a reason? How bout 19? Below, we provide you with 19 reasons why hiring a professional driver is the #1 overall choice for your California wine tour:

Reason #1) Because It’s Your Day To Enjoy!

You should never feel any pressure while wine tasting! Therefore, we allow you to go at your own pace, relax and enjoy the holiday you deserve with a hired designated driver.

In essence, you’ll get the freedom to choose how to adventure without the stress of organizing everything yourself.

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Know exactly where you want to go, great! No idea? Great! You can either be the route planner, or rely on a driver’s expertise for suggestions.

Other wine tour companies (limos, vans, buses) have strict schedules and only visit a few pre-approved wineries – it almost seems like you’re on someone else’s trip instead of your own.

Don’t get boxed into an another person’s itinerary catering to only the biggest, most popular wineries! Instead, allow our professional drivers to help you decide based on your wine preferences.

Or, maybe you’d rather hit a brewery. With so many excellent craft beers available in California, why not tour the breweries?

Your wine tour can be modified to incorporate beer tastings as well. What about distilleries, you ask? Yeah! Okay! Who’s feeling spiritual?

Reason #2) Because You Shouldn’t Miss Out On Your Own Wine Holiday!

Sure, designating yourself as the driver is respectable and noble. You’ll get your cookie and your gold star and you’ll be knighted by the Holy Order of Nice Guys too. But, you won’t get your wine!

Here’s the correct formula:
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You + Wine + Hired DD = You drinking wine.

Book a driver, and when you look back on photos from the weekend, you’ll be glad you did! If you aren’t – we’ll eat a bug! Guaranteed! But we get to choose the bug.

Seriously though, just look at these people. They hired a driver:

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Super group tasting at Lincourt during a Santa Ynez wine tour

Want more? Surely, there’s more! Call Now: 833.868.7733

Reason #3) Because You’ll Feel Like A Local

If your wine tour party posse is unfamiliar with Paso Robles,  you’ve never been to Temecula, or need help navigating Santa Barbara, hiring Destination Drivers gives you the great luxury of a guide who knows the regions better than you do.

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Destination Drivers guests on a private wine tasting with Ernst Storm of Storm Wines, Santa Maria
  • Find the secret spots not on Yelp/Tripadvisor
  • Avoid the crowds (if you want!)
  • Maximize your time

Furthermore, Destination Drivers connects you with delicious food in wine country, be it wineries that serve food, food trucks, or pre-ordered food stored in a cooler packs just for you.

Food and wine alike, they’ll curate unique tasting experiences using local knowledge as guide, so all you have to do is have a great time. Is that so hard?

Reason #4) Because Your Own Car Is Comfy

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Crawling in/out of limos and buses isn’t the best. It’s not even second best. In fact, it’s not actually one of the best things to do in wine country.

Besides, tinted windows of limousines hinder the beautiful views! And riding in the back of a big bus can cause motion-sickness. You paid a $1000 bucks, and all you got was this lousy motion-sickness!?

Instead, enjoy all the comforts of riding in your own car, with your own stereo, your own music, and all the vehicular amenities you love about your wheels. Drives like a dream, don’t it? Peer out the windows at the rolling countryside vineyards as your honey leans over and kisses you.

“So romantic of you to hire a driver.” – girlfriend ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

Next thing you know, you’re arriving at the first winery of the day in the hippest ride on the road, yours! Allow us to get that door for you Sir/Ma’am!

Reason #5) Because They Can Drive Your Rental Car

– Congratulations! –

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You’ve just won the 10,000th wine blog reader giveaway!!! It’s a wonderful prize package containing the fact that Destination Drivers is able to drive rental vehicles, too!

Yep! We’ll drive your Enterprise/National rental cars. Just provide your rental agreement number and the driver may be added to the policy.

Reason #6) Because It’s Affordable! The Most Affordable! Wine Tours in California Don’t Have to Break the Bank

Some people just love throwing money away! But those people are usually slouched in front of slot-machines with their ashtrays and fading dreams.

Well, this ain’t Vegas, and the dream here is you saving the dough you’d otherwise waste on expensive vans, party buses, or limousines so you can win big on the ultimate prize – wine, baby! Let me show you how this is done…

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Destination Drivers starts at $35/hour in most service areas! So, for example, a four-hour wine tour will cost the equivalent of a few local bottles of wine, with the option to extend your time for as long as you wish.

  • Large groups? Yes!
  • Book multiple drivers!
  • No time limits, no winery limits!

In contrast, just look at the costly alternative.

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Reason #7) Because They’re Vetted and Trusted

Destination Drivers partake in a thorough driving training and must meet strict requirements in order to join the roster. Importantly, they are all non-smoking, professional, and communicative.

Requirements to operate Destination Drivers Wine Tours:

  • Over 25 years old
  • Non-smokers
  • Clean/clear driving records
  • Willing to pass background checks
  • Hospitality and customer service experience
  • Knowledge of wine and brewery regions
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Hire the one company that has proven itself to over 30,000 guests to be a 5-Star Experience!

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Reason #8) Because They Handle The Parking

Let’s talk about parking……… Naaah. Let’s not! Your driver handles it! They’ll keep the car cool and comfortable and have it parked right up at the entrance as soon as you’re finished with your tastings.

No long walks back to a hot car in the baking sun. Wine bottles are safely and properly stowed and your vehicle is looked after at all times.

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Reason #9) Because They Carry Your Wine

Lemme, get that bottle of pinot for you! Destination Drivers truly cares about making your wine tour experience effortless!

No more lugging bottles and cases of wine out to your car. They’ll carry your wine, your gifts, your dog. Heck, they’ll probably even carry you if you needed it. They’ll even help you keep track of whose is whose, if you need it.

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Reason #10) Because They Know Where To Go!

Even with GPS, people still get lost searching for wineries (especially on small back country roads). Ride-sharing drivers don’t always drop guests off at the right spots, in many cases dropping you off nowhere near the intended winery!

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Honey, for the last time, I am NOT asking for directions. I got this here compass and map from my scouting days.

Don’t make that mistake – Hire a driver who knows the winding backroads of Paso Robles and Santa Ynez, the secret spots in Sonoma and Napa, and the backdoors to Temecula and Lodi wineries like the back of Marco Polo’s hands.

California Wine Tours Map – Where To?

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California wine map

“Okay, do we really need any more reasons to book drivers for our wine tours? Can we book it now? I’m ready to come to California and enjoy the wine!”

Reason # 11!!! Because It’s Easy to Book Wine Tours with Destination Drivers

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Booking a designated driver for your wine tour is extremely simple, mobile-friendly, 100% secure, and only takes a few minutes. So what are you waiting for? Select a California wine tours region and enter the desired date of your trip. Let’s go!

Reason #12) They Make Your Wine Tours Memorable. Drivers Double as Photographers!

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Guests enjoying the best wine tour in Paso Robles

Work it… work it… Yes! Destination Drivers are certainly happy to take photos for you any time at no extra cost. Hand them your camera or phones, or they’ll take photos with their own devices.

Need an epic backdrop for your group photo? Ask your driver! They’ll know of the perfect hillside vineyard or lookout to capture the moment.

Look back on your day and share it with friends! And also don’t forget to tag @destinationdrivers on Instagram!

Reason #13) Because They Keep You Hydrated

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Pouring a 2018 estate-grown water

Hey, Johnny Faceplant!  Wine tasting can easily put you into a buzzed state if you move too quickly, and as a result, you could be putting yourself and others at risk. But worry not…

Destination Drivers will keep your vehicle’s drink holder stocked with a fresh cold bottle of H2O at all times, reminding you to take your time and water up during the wine tour so the day lasts as long as you want it to.

Reason #14) Because They Can Direct Your Tours to Dog-Friendly Wineries

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Want your dog along for the ride? Please, bring your beloved pup! Destination Drivers can even cater your route specifically to dog-friendly venues in wine country.

If a winery surprises us by not allowing your dog, we’d be happy to walk your hound outdoors while you enjoy your wine tasting.

Reason #15) Because You’ll Stay On Track

It’s imperative that your wine tour is stress-free. You shouldn’t be hustled off to the next winery until you’re absolutely ready.

However, if you do have reservations/appointments, Destination Drivers will help keep you on track for a well-balanced, full day of enjoyment. Drivers assist with the flow of the route and the tour as a whole. And on that note..

Reason #16) Because They’ll Set The Tour Appointments For You

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Indeed, appointment setting can take your valuable time. Please ask us to assist you! In the event that you would like to visit by-appointment wineries, drivers can contact you to discuss any potential plans, appointments, and logistics, such as your route and departure times.

As soon as you book with Destination Drivers, your trip gets easier. Relax! You’ll be drinking wine soon.

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the most interesting man in the world uses Destination Drivers

Reason #17) Because… Exclusive Wine Tastings!

Roll out the wine-stained carpet! Due to our extensive experience, Destination Drivers’ team has established relationships with wineries offering private tours, special tastings, library tastings, and access to reserve bottles.

In fact, some wineries extend automatic discounts to our clientele.

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Library wines at Law Estate

In Paso Robles, tour guests will enjoy incredible experiences irregardless of prior planning, though elevated tour options are available to those who seek them, such as the Gold Key Tour.

Moreover, Destination Drivers constantly builds and deepens its relationships with top wineries in each region to improve all of the California wine tours availed to visiting guests.

Reason #18) Because They’ll Take You to the Best Restaurants in Wine Country!

What’s all the great wine worth if it isn’t paired with great food anyway? After all, no wine adventure is truly complete without a stellar dining experience from a local restaurant.

Whether its Paso Robles restaurants, eateries in Temecula, or fine dining in Monterey Bay…

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Since 2010, Destination Drivers has you covered!

There’s nothing better than food and wine! Let’s eat! Be driven safely out to dinner after your winery tours are complete, and if you need a gap of time in between, then by all means, we’ll accommodate you.

Furthermore, let the driver know if you’d like any suggestions.

Reason #19)  Because You Can Speak With A Real Person To Decide If Hiring a Personal Driver is Right For You!

So give Destination Drivers a CALL ANY TIME for consultation about your California wine tours:

833.868.7733
833.TOURSDD

Enter the extension of the area which you are interested in and a friendly representative will answer. If the line is busy, you’ll be directed to a voice mailbox and they will return your call as soon as possible.

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Clos Solene Winery – One of the best tasting rooms in Paso Robles
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So there you have it! 19 reasons why you NEED to hire a designated driver for your California wine tours. Cheers, and see you in the country!