Here in Santa Barbara, we love our wine. We grow the grapes, stomp them and drink the delicious results for dinner (and sometimes lunch). We go tasting on weekends. We bike the Urban Wine Trail on weeknights and drive up to Los Olivos on weekends. So if you're visiting and want to get the real Santa Barbara experience, there's no better stop on a Friday night than Pali Wine Co.
Enjoy local wine on tap at Pali Wine Co. — Photo courtesy of Pali Wine Co.
Why? Because on early Friday night, from 5 to 7 pm, a visit to Pali Wine Co. goes above and beyond ordinary wine tasting. Yes, you still get to taste wine, but on Friday nights that wine is poured by Mr. Aaron Walker, the winemaker himself. For just $10 per person, you will enjoy sips of exclusive barrel samples - wine that is not yet available to the general public. Walker will also be sharing tastes from Tower 15, Pali's sister winery.
In addition to Pali wines, you'll sample varieties from Tower 15 — Photo courtesy of Pali Wine Co.
Pali Wine Co. specializes in Pinots and most are affordably-priced. This is also a great place to pick up souvenirs for your wine-loving friends and family.
Pali is located in the Funk Zone; there is plenty to do within walking distance after your tasting is done. We suggest booking a table at Anchor Woodfire Kitchen to continue your Santa Barbara-centric flavor journey. Not hungry yet? Amble down the road to Municipal Winemakers for more wine and a fun crowd.