Off the beaten path in Santa Barbara

A savvy traveler shows us there’s more here than State Street and the wharf 

Santa Barbara, CA, winery
Andrea M. Gómez

Santa Barbara weekend: which wines to sip

Instead of Santa Ynez Valley wine country:

Ditch the drive over the pass to wine country this time and taste as any biped should: on foot.

A cluster of wineries in the industrial hood locals know as the Funk Zone are pouring the area’s famous Pinot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet grapes.

We like Kunin Wines (pictured; $10 tasting; 28 Anacapa St.; 805/963-9633), in a WWII Army barrack turned tasting room. The honeysuckle-ish Viognier is a great pour.


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