For the most part, downtown Santa Barbara is State Street and some side streets along the way. The area that most of us cruise is around Paseo Nuevo. We may head up a ways to Anthropologie or down towards the 101 freeway, but then we usually skip right to the beach. Santa Barbara also has this great area that has been forgotten for so long, but in the recent year or so has been revitalized. This is the area of downtown that sits in between the 101 and the ocean. It is called, the Funk Zone. Today, we wanted to tell you about some great wine tasting that happens in this area.
If you are looking for some good local wines with creative labels, this it the place to go. Their tasting room is open daily for tastings for just $10. You can come in, grab an ipad to read through tasting notes as you sample five great wines. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, they are open until 11 pm in case you are interested in enjoying a nice glass of wine after dinner.
If you are looking for a wine bar, Reds Wine Bar & Tapas has a fun vibe. They have homemade hummus and great Thai chicken sliders. The ambiance is nice and there is often live music.
Those are just a few spots in the funk zone. Definitely travel through the Urban Wine Trail and taste some great local wines! We can’t wait for your visit!