Wine Tasting at Vincent Vineyards
Vincent Vineyards is a boutique producer of estate grown Cabernet varietals. Taking the Las Vegas, Rat-Pack era roots of its founder as a theme, they have created a wonderfully unique atmosphere that includes memorabilia, evocative music, and a luxurious tasting room and patio sunk amongst surrounding vines. This is a winery and vineyard very much in the mold of its founder Tony Vincent. One time friend and confidante of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davies Jr, Mr. Vincent made his fortune as a commercial developer of hotels and resorts. His penchant for luxury runs throughout the Vincent winery and Vineyard experience, from the ornate gates at the entrance to the high ceilings and Vegas-style design sensibilities of the tasting room. Nowhere else in Santa Barbara Wine Country can you sip the earthy, untamed flavors of a Cab Franc while being soothed by the crooning of Dean Martin and gazing at a vintage motorcycle, or the robe worn by Peter O’Toole while he played the eponymous role in the blockbuster film Lawrence of Arabia. Vincent is different, with a capital V!
Quality is also very much in evidence in their approach to farming and the vineyard. A true boutique winery, all their wines are estate grown and bottled, primarily from the Bordeaux varietals that thrive in the Santa Ynez Valley. Wine tasting at Vincent Winery enjoys exceptional service, overseen by General Manager Lee Lathouwers. With many decades of experience in hospitality, Lee is always at hand to ensure every guests visit is as pleasant as possible. You can’t miss his smile and helpfulness.
The SB Wine Wizard recommends: Vincent Cabernet Franc 2012 This wine presents fresh red berries and luscious ripe blueberries perfumed with hints of bay laurel, lovage and bitter herbs. Ripe berries and pepper intertwine with touches of black tea giving this wine a well-balanced structure with good length and a spicy finish.
$79 Per Person
Thursday – Monday
Pick up Times and Locations
We have selected several easy to get to departure locations across town. If you need assistance to arrange transport to a pickup location we can help arrange that for you, or you can grab a cab or we like to recommend using the Uber app.
Because we are on a tight schedule we would like to urge you to arrive at your pick up location by the check-in time listed. The bus will depart each location at the designated departure time and there are no refunds for missing the bus.
Hilton Beach Front
633 E Cabrillo Blvd 10:00 AM Check-in 10:15 AM Departure
Santa Barbara Visitor Center
1 Garden St 10:20 AM Check-in 10:30 AM Departure
La Cumbre Plaza (request only)
121 S Hope Ave 10:35 AM Check-in 10:45 AM Departure