Santa Barbara County has long been on the world-class wine map, producing some of the best syrahs, pinots and chardonnays in the country, to name just a few. The mom-and-pop wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley were the star of 2004’s Sideways and local vintners continue to produce some of the tastiest pours around. But if you don’t have time to make it from one county line to the other during your tasting excursion, consider Santa Barbara’s fun and convenient alternative: The Urban Wine Trail. Consisting of 17 tasting rooms all located within blocks of each other, downtown Santa Barbara and the beach, the Urban Wine Trail is the perfect way to experience Santa Barbara’s wine country without having to worry about driving. Start at one tasting room and walk, bike or grab a pedicab to the next, and the next! Perfect for a romantic evening, group activity or weekend adventure, the Urban Wine Trail delivers around every corner.