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El Paseo Wine & Photo Tour with A Wine Concierge

Santa Barbara, CA , United States
4h
English

About Your Host

A Santa Barbara photographer and food writer, Tara Jones, decided to share her culinary and visual passions and founded her own photo/culinary tour agency. After graduating from the renowned Brooks Photography Institute, Tara founded a production company in Santa Barbara. When the recession slowed business she noticed that tourism was still flourishing. Soon her culinary-photography tours were taking off and her business was born.

What we'll do

Wine taste through the Presidio neighborhood while learning of the city's history & wine industry, plus tips on how to shoot great travel photos! • Taste 10+ wines and a few small bites - with a professional tour guide • Discover Santa Barbara County wines that you enjoy with the help of your tour guide/wine concierge • Explore the oldest neighborhood and hear stories about the city's beginnings • Learn travel and story telling photo tips using your smartphone's camera app • El Paseo Tour Booklet – with map and exclusive tour guest discounts! Here's what you can expect: This downtown Santa Barbara urban wine & photo tour starts in De La Guerra Plaza, just off State Street, where your local guide will walk you through the historic Presidio neighborhood to taste top-shelf wines sourced from the Santa Ynez Valley and a couple small bites from nearby restaurants (enough to cleanse your palate and keep the good wines flowing!). Let your tour guide act as your personal wine concierge as you explore the world of wine in a whole new way. During the tour you will taste your way through all of Santa Barbara’s French-style wines -Burgundian, Rhone, and Bordeaux- while your local guide/wine expert helps you find the type of wine that suits your palate best! As you stroll along the cobblestone pathways, you’ll learn a few travel photo tips from your pro tour guide and take your story telling photo skills to the next level using your smartphone’s camera app. You’ll also hear about the city’s early history and interesting stories about the winemakers and local wine industry. By the end of your half-day tour, you’ll be dubbed a true “cork dork” and shooting like a pro! "You could book the same old Hummer wine tour and spend most of your day being driven around with a bunch of strange people, or you can book this half day wine & nibbles walking tour - get an insider's perspective of not only local history and architecture, but the ins and outs of the wine industry!" - TripAdvisor, Laurel S.

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