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Cloud Climbers Jeep and Wine Tours offers four types of daily tours: wine-tasting, mountain, sunset, and a discovery tour for families. These trips to the Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez mountains and Wine Country are conducted in open-air, six-passenger jeeps. Fares range from $89 to $129 per adult. The company also offers a four-hour All Around Ojai Tour ($109) and arranges biking, horseback riding, and trap-shooting tours and Paso Robles wine tours by appointment.
Wine Edventures operates guided wine tours ($110 per person) in the Santa Ynez Valley in vans, minicoaches, and other vehicles. The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle leads daily wine and vineyard picnic tours ($88 to $138) with flexible itineraries in San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Barbara County Wine Country.
Spencer's Limousine & Tours offers customized tours of Santa Barbara and the Wine Country via sedan, limousine, or van. A five-hour basic tour with at least four participants costs about $90 per person. Sustainable Vine Wine Tours' biodiesel-powered vans can take you on a day of eco-friendly wine touring ($125) in the Santa Ynez Valley. Trips include tastings at green-minded wineries, and a gourmet organic picnic lunch.
Many of the tour companies described above will pick you up at your hotel or central locations; ask about this when booking.
Cloud Climbers Jeep and Wine Tours (805/646-3200. www.ccjeeps.com.)
The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle (888/894-6379. www.gogrape.com.)
Spencer's Limousine & Tours (805/884-9700. www.spencerslimo.com.)
Sustainable Vine Wine Tours (805/698-3911. www.sustainablevine.com.)
Wine Edventures (Santa Barbara, CA, 93105. 805/965-9463. www.welovewines.com.)
Central Coast Food Tours (800/979-3370 or 212/209-3370. www.centralcoastfoodtours.com.)
Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours (3630 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA, 93460. 888/557-8687 or 805/686-9490. www.winecountrycycling.com.)
Stagecoach Wine Tours (Solvang, CA. 805/686-8347. www.winetourssantaynez.com.)
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