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“Fantastic way to explore Santa Barbara's wine region”

Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 15 January 2012

This tour was fantastic! Our guide was great, so well mannered and provided great service. He selected wineries based on the preferences of the guests. The small group (6) was perfect. The lunch was great and the wineries greg, our guide, selected were perfect. This was a fantastic and totally enjoyable way to spend the day. Highly recommended!!

3  Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

We booked at very short notice and were part of a group of 5 plus guide. We felt we got what we were expecting and quite a bit more from our guide who proved to be very knowledgeable about the are and its wildlife as well as getting our wine visits in place. He also organised our lunch with a minimum of fuss and bother. If we get to visit the area again we would use them again but try to ensure we visited some different wineries.
A great day out.

4  Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

Great way to drink and not have to drive. The jeep picks you up from your hotel and whisks you away to 4 wineries. At the first stop, you are given your own wine glass which is nice. The tasting fees are included, which run from $5 to $10 at most places. We took a very bumpy (but fun) ride to this place, if you get car sick easily, this might not be the choice for you. Our first stop was Kalyra, nice white wines here, and friendly staff. Next up was Bridalwood. While we were wine tasting, our guide went to Panino's to pick up our lunch order which was also included in the price. GREAT sandwiches! We ate outdoors at Bridalwood. Then we were off to a tasting room in Los Olivos, Tensley. Loved this place and will definitely go back again. Our last stop was in Solvang, a tasting room "Sort this Out Cellars". Nice place as well. It was pretty warm when we started out, but by 4:30 or so when we headed back it was pretty cool and fogged in an you could see very little. Blankets are provided, but you might want to bring a jacket.

4  Thank CrystalSorrows
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

The trip the tasteing and our guide were the best. Cant wait ot go back

4  Thank kathygerhardt
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

The vineyards tour with our guide Greg was thoroughly enjoyable. Greg was very attentive to each of his guests and with me being in an air cast and Bob walking with a cane, he was especially considerate. He made certain it was easy for us getting in and out of the jeep as well as guiding us to the best walkways at each stop.The lunch we were served was excellent. Greg was also very knowledgeable about the area and the places we explored, sharing with us the history, geography and habitat all along our trip. We had a special treat in visiting an olive oil farm for tasting and coming down the old stagecoach road on the return to Santa Barbara. I would highly recommend the tour and look forward to enjoying it again when we come next October.

3  Thank Lorrie L
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