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Address: Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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+1 805-646-3200
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Celebrating 17 years, Cloud Climbers’ Back-Country Wine Tour is the...

Celebrating 17 years, Cloud Climbers’ Back-Country Wine Tour is the original and best wine tasting experience in Santa Barbara & the Santa Ynez Valley. Driver-guided, custom tours in open-air 7-passenger Jeeps. Amazing scenery, back-roads, wine tasting at 4 unique wineries and a picnic lunch included. Door-to-door service. Sunset, Mountain, Horseback-riding combination tours also available. Departs daily.

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Great way to introduce out-of-towners or in-a-rut locals to the Central Coast wine country.

There were six of us in a jeep- configuration was two benches facing one another to maximize conversation on the road. A 4-wheeling tour through a vineyard, lunch from Paninos... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2011
Santa Maria

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Santa Maria
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2011

There were six of us in a jeep- configuration was two benches facing one another to maximize conversation on the road. A 4-wheeling tour through a vineyard, lunch from Paninos (!!) at a second vineyard, and visits to two additional tasting rooms recommended by our driver, Joseph. Then some off-road to view breathtaking vistas. An absolutely fabulous day! Joseph was... More 

Thank roadrita
Mountain View, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Our friend told us about this tour so we had to check it out. We were there for our anniversary weekend and our tour guide made sure that we had an amazing time. We met a very nice couple and out tour guide (Scott) worked with us to get a sense of our pallet and interests and take us to... More 

Thank Michael K
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2011

I went on this tour with my boyfriend. It was us, another couple, and 3 gentleman. We had a great time- visited 3 vineyards and a tasting room. My one critique is that we were hoping to learn about wine and we didn't! We tasted a ton of wine but we were hoping to hear about how the wine was... More 

Thank Perri L
Ventura, California
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Great time from start to finish. The tour guide was so knowledgeable about the area, he let us in on not only the history of the Santa Ynez Valley and the wine industry, but also about all kinds of hidden treasures we can go back and explore on our own later. Lunch was delicious and very relaxing with wonderful company.... More 

Thank cdaybarroca
Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

My husband and I wanted to do some wine tasting for our 10th anniversary and we wanted to do a region we hadn't been to yet in California. Frankly we believe Napa to be overrated and had done a lot of tasting in the north Bay already. We wanted a short drive from home (Santa Cruz) and had always appreciated... More 

Thank artelover
Sherman Oaks
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2011

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Booked this tour based on the reviews! And they were all right! The tour was a BLASTY BLAST!! We booked it last minute as it was Carmageddon weekend and we had planned to stay in all but since it was nothing as anyone had anticipated my boyfriend and I decided to take the day and meet with some... More 

Thank NanArias
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

This tour was truly the highlight of a secret getaway birthday weekend for my wife. The safari style Jeep was the perfect way to see the beautiful landscapes and enjoy the outdoors of the back country. I think it was also better received by the vineyards than stepping out of a limo or party bus. Though our guide, Jason, had... More 

Thank ahmichaels
Crown Point, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2011

We booked a day in wine country with Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours. My wife and I had no knowledge of wine, but had a great time with the tour. We had two other couples that were great companions, and Jon our tour guide made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Jon took the time to make sure we had a great trip,... More 

Thank wilk345
Santa Clarita, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 June 2011

This is the way to go for first time wine tasting. Our group learned a lot about the area as well as the wines we tasted thanks to our guide, Jason. The only negative is that we wanted more time at each winery/tasting room.

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Reviewed 28 June 2011

This was the second time that we had been on the backcountry wine tour with Cloud Climbers. We really enjoyed the expreience as we visited some different wineries from our first visit. Millard picked us up on time in Santa Barbara and gaveus a great guided tour of the area, as well as telling us about the wines. This was... More 

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