Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > California >
Jun 26, 2007 11:20 PM

Pls. Recommend a Winery with Cheese Tastings in Santa Barbara

My husband and I will be in Santa Barbara soon and we would like to visit a winery that also has a cheese tasting since I am pregnant and won't be able to do the wine tasting part of the tour. Can you all recommend some places in SB or nearby? Thanks so much!!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I am sorry, but I am not aware of any with both wine and cheese. You could stop by C'est Cheese in Santa Barbara on your way out to the wine area, to bring your own supplies.

    Sunstone has a nice facility and view from the patio. The town of Los Olivos has a large number of tasting rooms, several have little shops along with art gallerys and other cute shops that you could visit while your husband tastes wine.

    1 Reply
    1. re: majmaj4

      Isn't there such a place close to Lompoc, at the "Y" intersection near HomeDepot that has both wine and cheese tastings?

      Good places for cheese - agree, excellent is C'est Cheese, next to excellent Our Daily Bread for some very good rolls and cibatta. And Via Maestra 42 on upper State Street has a good cheese selection too, along with good picnic and deli items.

      Hungry Cat has a cheese plate dessert which should be interesting to try - wonder what they select. Their "bleu cheese" on their PubBurger is what puts it in the gourmet stratosphere so they seem to know their cheeses.

    2. The only one that I can think of is Tolosa Winery in SLO county and that may be too much of a drive from SB. If I remember they do it on Sat. afternoons. Most of the other wineries will just have cheese pairing on special occasions such as open house weekends.

      1 Reply
      1. re: littlestevie

        In Santa Barbara, East Beach Winery (I think thats the name, its the one on Milpas) does a wine and cheese tasting every friday, I think? they get thier cheese from C'est Cheese.

      2. Here is a possibility in Sovang - not been there but came across the website for cheese and wine pairings at the "Epicurian Picnic":