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Jaffurs Wine Cellars

819 E. Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3220
+1 805-962-7003
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Must visit destination for Rhone afficionados

This is exactly the type of winery that we love ... one that worries first and foremost about their... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
gnjley
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Dallas, TX
Second visit to Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Don't come here expecting very comfortable wine-tasting experience. This is a working wine... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
LouisianaFlash
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Winery/tasting room is located in downtown Santa Barbara just blocks from the beach. Since 1994 Jaffurs has been producing small lots of highly acclaimed Rhone varietal wines including Syrah, Viognier,Grenache, and Petite Sirah. The tasting room is open daily, 11 to 5 pm. Groups larger than 6 please call to make a reservation.
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819 E. Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3220
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

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 other tastings in Santa Barbara and the Santa...More

Thank gnjley
Reviewed 24 October 2016

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 collapsible table sampling and discussing their wines with a very gracious hostess. Even met the recently retired...More

Thank LouisianaFlash
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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 winery around, (though at 20+ years they're not exactly noobs) they...More

1  Thank digitaleye3
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Wine tasting is held in same warehouse where wine is produced and stored. Tight quarters so I suggest visits on weekdays or off hours to avoid a crush. Good wines especially syrahs. Was served by owner and winemaker.

Thank WillieMacfan
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have enjoyed Jaffurs for years, but this was my first time to visit their facility. If you are looking for a fancy winery with all of the lovely gardens, gift shop and cellar tours, then go elsewhere. Jaffurs does not offer that. They literally...More

1  Thank bharrison
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The location itself is a warehouse, in a mixed residential-commercial neighborhood. Why would anyone come here? Easy - world class wine. Go to Los Olivos and Santa Ynez for the beautiful atmosphere and and the fun of a wine-tasting trip, but Craig Jaffurs' wines are...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

This small little wine shop is all about the wine and they really know how to make great tasting wine. Nothing fancy about the tasting room but with wine this good you soon forget that you're not in a glamorous room. We had a nice...More

Thank Pat F
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Jaffurs is my absolute favorite in the area. They specialize in exceptionally made rhone varietals and we enjoyed everything we tasted. Best of all, the winery staff are all very knowledgeable and happy to answer any question. We took a few bottles home and will...More

Thank Alec F
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We were walking Santa Barbara, stopping at a few tasting rooms. More than one recommended that we make our way to Jaffurs, which was off the beaten path, so a bit of a hike. We made it over there and it did not disappoint. Their...More

Thank darlene08
Reviewed 21 March 2015

With limited time, we chose Jaffurs for its excellent wine ratings and its convenience (right in Santa Barbara). We were so happy we did...it's small, produces very good wine and the tasting room is right at their production facilities. Nothing fancy about the tasting....but On...More

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