Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Santa Barbara

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#8 of 14 in Wineries in Santa Barbara
In downtown Santa Barbara just a walk form the nearest beach, Jaffurs Wine Cellars offer a chance to taste a range of acclaimed Rhone varietals. You can buy the wines online, but if you drop by the tasting room, you'll have a chance to meet the winemakers and learn a little about the production process. Tours are available upon request, but you don't need an appointment to visit during regular tasting hours. Tasting fee will be waved with the purchase of two (or more) bottles. Call in advance to organize a visit for a group of more than six people. Using our international travel planner, Santa Barbara attractions like Jaffurs Wine Cellars can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is exactly the type of winery that we love ... one that worries first and foremost about their wine and doesn't put as much emphasis on their tasting room. Every wine tasted here was superior to ...  more »
  • Don't come here expecting very comfortable wine-tasting experience. This is a working wine production warehouse. The wines and the tasting experience was however excellent. You stand around a collapsi...  more »
  • Jaffurs is the preeminent winery in Santa Barbara, really no question on that one. They're also one of the very top quality producers in the whole of Santa Barbara County. They aren't the oldest winer...  more »
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  • Didn't like any of their wines. :( But at least their tastings are affordable and you get to keep the glass!
  • I not only LOVE the wine but I love all of the people that work there! They are great! Customer service is excellent, and very knowledgeable and super friendly. We live in Arizona and make special trips to Santa Barbara because we are so thrilled with Jaffurs Wine! You cannot go wrong belonging to the wine club.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff, delicious wines. What more could you want!
  • I have been a Jaffurs wine fan for 10 years. I think their wines are fantastic and I love the easy going relaxed tasting room and have been many times. I'm living in Italy now and missing a Jaffurs Syrah very much!
  • Jaffurs produces some of the finest wines available from Santa Barbara County's storied winemaking region. The dedication to their craft distinguishes Craig, Dave, Matt, and Stephen as an excellent team of winemakers. I've been a Jaffurs wine club member for several years now and I've never been disappointed in any of the wines they've released. The tasting experience at the wine cellar location is indicative of the profession of winemaking . . . a place in which the facility is designed for the efficient production of wine rather than being a frou-frou fa├žade of commercial distraction or a magnet for party buses and drunken bachelorettes. The workers pouring for tastings at Jaffurs comprise a friendly and knowledgeable staff. They've always been generous to share their understanding of the wines being offered and are helpful with suggested ways to pair the wines with food. (Note: the recent releases of Jaffurs wines are continuing to bolster the strong reputation which has been established for quality and approachability.)

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