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Black Monarch, LLC

Black Monarch, LLC

Black Monarch –

A boutique private wine tour and transportation services company. We specialize in small and private groups, tailoring each tour to you. We are dedicated to delivering a best-in-class service in order to elevate your overall experience. We do this in how we listen and respond to your feedback and requests, how we put your health and safety first, and in how we put intention behind our actions. We are small business focused and passionate about supporting our community. We believe that by sharing our beautiful wine country with you, together, we can drive economic growth at the local level, while fostering meaningful relationships in the community and building a network of diversity and inclusion.

Amenities

Learn more about our offerings from the “Amenities” tab or at our website. Call or text us anytime at (805) 294-0930. We are always happy to answer your questions and learn more about how we can tailor our services to better align with your interest.

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Our Valley Wine Trail tour includes black car service up to 6 people, single point pick-up and drop-off, tasting fees up to 3 wineries (1 tasting per person, per location), and complimentary bottled water throughout your tour. We handle all of the reservations and organize your day, so that you don't have to.

Our Private Transportation service is provided in our luxury, blacked out SUV, and services up to 6 people. This service is most valued when you already have an itinerary of any kind and just require transportation. If your desired start hour is not available on our booking site, please call for custom hours. We are flexible and can accommodate most schedules. Please call or text (805) 294-0930 with questions on our private transportation services.

Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours
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Address:
473 Atterdag Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 364-0564
Hours:
Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm
Website:
www.EatThisShootThat.com
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Spend an afternoon on a walking tour savoring delicious food or sipping fine wines of Santa Barbara or Solvang while learning food and travel photo tips from a pro guide/local foodie.

Our tours are the perfect way to discover the culinary landscape of the area while learning about the town’s local culture and history. Along the way, we will show you where all the best food and drinks are as well as teach you a few smartphone photo tips that are sure to up your Instagram game!

At the end of your tour you’ll be eating like a local and shooting like a pro!

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Food tour tickets includes all food and beverage tastings.

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Breakaway Tours Wine and Events

Breakaway Tours Wine and Events
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Address:
Door-door service from you local lodging or Air BnB
Phone:
(805) 783-2929
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed but tours run everyday!
CLOSED; New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Website:
www.breakaway-tours.com/
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Breakaway Tours is entering our 3rd decade of delivering top-shelf Private, Bespoke Wine Tours for groups of any size or ambition; we are passionate about wine and sharing it with others! We collaborate with you to create your ideal wine tour, as no two tours are alike, shaping a personalized itinerary just for you.

Being foodies as much as wine-aux, our picnic lunches are unmatched and enjoyed in a scenic winery setting. Our signature “Deliciously Fun, Wine Education” can be tailored to fit your interest & level of knowledge. From Wine 101 to In-Depth Wine Experiences, should you wish to drink a little deeper; Blending Trials, Blind Tastings, Vineyard Walks as well as Private Winery Dinners.

Founded in ’95 by Jill Tweedie, a Level 1 Sommelier & Level II WSET, her commitment to continually reinvent and deliver the finest wine & culinary experiences on the Central Coast is contagious. Corporate & Large Group Specialists offering unparalleled client experiences. They are Creative, Connected, Trusted & Respected

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Private, Bespoke Wine Tours
Private Corporate Winery Dinners
Blending Trials
Wine Education
Vineyard Walks

Breakaway Tours Wine and Events Location

Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Santa Barbara Sailing Center
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Address:
133 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, California
93109
Phone:
(805) 962-2826
Hours:
Summer: 9 am-6pm
Winter: 9am-5pm
Website:
www.sbsail.com
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Ready to cast-off? Santa Barbara Sailing Center is a whole community on and off the water and Santa Barbara’s only all-ages concierge-level rental, charter, and bareboat event center. Learn to sail, charter a sailboat, rent a variety of small sailboats, or escape on an award-winning Liveaboard Instructional Sailing Vacation to the world-famous Channel Islands National Park.
Choose from a wide variety of public cruises and see oceans of marine life and spectacular coastline views. Workout or just float around with kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals. Since 1967, the crew has been sharing the sailing lifestyle with guests at all levels of experience.

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Feel the wind. Explore new places. Raise your spirits.

Ready to cast-off? Santa Barbara Sailing Center is a whole community on and off the water, and Santa Barbara’s only all-ages concierge-level rental, charter and bareboat event center. Learn to sail, charter a sailboat and rent a variety of small sailboats. Choose from a wide variety of public cruises and see oceans of marine life and spectacular coastline views. And workout or just float around with kayak rentals and stand-up paddle board rentals.

Since 1967, the crew has been sharing the sailing love and lifestyle with guests of all levels of experience.

Santa Barbara Sailing Center Location

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours
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Address:
34 East Haley Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone:
(805) 965-1414
Hours:
Daily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
www.winetours-santabarbara.com/
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Discover Santa Ynez Valley with a friendly and professional guide! Pick for our three most popular tours — Wine Country by Bike, Tasty Cupcake and Wine Tour and our popular Santa Ynez Valley Tour. Start your day with door to door shuttle pick up from Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez. All trips include a gourmet lunch served in the shade of a winery or park.

During the day your group will visit and tour several Santa Ynez wineries – We visit our local favorites in the area. Each winery has its unique vintages and award-winning selections. Winery staff offer insight into specific blends and selections, and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases to our guests.

Planning a bachelorette party, birthday celebration or company retreat? Call our office and we can help with all the details. Our friendly staff is happy to help you put together a private tour, build your itinerary and assist with any special arrangements. Call today!

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours
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Address:
1693 Mission Drive
Unit A102
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
805.686.9490
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:00pm
Website:
www.winecountrycycling.com
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Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours is the Central Coast’s premiere cycling operator. We began guiding cycling vacations in 2005 and Corey Evans the owner says, “We offer the personal touches and the first class service that you would expect on a European cycling excursion.” Join us on our day tours or one of our signature destination cycling vacations. We lead multi-day wine country & coastal bike tours as complete vacation packages that extend throughout and beyond California’s central coast.

The Farm to Table experience has been a staple in the Santa Ynez Valley for decades and Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours has made it their passion to combine great cycling with a delightful culinary experience. Our epicurean picnic lunches are sourced locally, prepared fresh and served in picturesque vineyards. Wine, chocolate, olive oil and beer tasting are also available as are the many spa treatments and massages offered locally.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours is the Central Coast’s premiere cycling operator. We began guiding cycling vacations in 2005 and Corey Evans the owner says, “We offer the personal touches and the first class service that you would expect on a European cycling excursion.” Join us on our day tours or one of our signature destination cycling vacations.

With over 13 years of experience, we are able to customize any of our tours to the riders’ abilities and interests. Our local day tours launch from our storefront in Solvang into the wine country along world-renowned cycling routes. Both daily & multi-day cycling tours are available for everyone from the novice to seasoned bike tourist.

The Farm to Table experience has been a staple in the Santa Ynez Valley for decades and SB Wine Country Cycling Tours has made it their passion to combine great cycling with a delightful culinary experience. Our epicurean picnic lunches are sourced locally and served in a picturesque vineyard.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours Location

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides
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Address:
River View Park
151 Sycamore Drive
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
805-693-4600
Hours:
Sept 1 to April 30: Monday-Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm
May 1 to Aug 31: Monday-Sunday 9 am to 6:30 pm
Website:
SYVHorsebackRides.com
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Enjoy an enchanting Horseback Ride along The Santa Ynez River. Go back in time to Old California on a quiet, unspoiled ride through nature. Perfect for families, couples and horse lovers of all ages. All bookings receive the Wine Country Fun Pass with free wine tastings, deals and discounts at over 10 valley locations. Riders depart our cozy stable nestled along the tranquil Santa Rita Hills canyon, cross the river, all the while encountering abundant wildlife (eagles, deer, beavers). Rides offered daily year-around. No riding experience necessary. Kids age 8 and over can join the trail ride if they have some previous riding experience. All kids 8-13 will get their own mount and be attached by lead line to their own guide. The Magical Pony Encounter Kids age 2 to 12 love our one-hour Pony Encounter which is a safe and fun way to learn about horses, with the option of a guided pony ride along the river trail. Unicorn available on request! Great for parties, families and groups.

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Multiple local hotels now offer discounts to guests staying locally, including guests at Flying Flags RV Resort, SYV Marriott, Sideways Inn, Vinland Hotel, Hotel Corque and The Ladsby. If you are not offered a discount code, please contact our office and we'll happily hook you up!
All rides by appointment only.
Daily 60 and 90-minute Trail Rides along and across the rustic Santa Ynez River.
Daily Pony Encounters for kids age 2 and up. Includes grooming, leading and riding.
Coming soon: Kids Crafts Station, Miniature Farm Animal Petting Zoo, Adult Afternoon Horse Hangout, Riding Lessons for Children and Adults

Now located in Buellton's beautiful River View Park, centrally positioned off Hwy 101 and 246, just minutes from the best wine tasting in the region.

Multiple local hotels now offer discounts to guests staying locally, including guests at Flying Flags RV Resort, SYV Marriott, Sideways Inn, Vinland Hotel, Hotel Corque and The Ladsby. If you are not offered a discount code, please contact our office and we'll happily hook you up!

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides Location

Grapeline Wine Tours

Grapeline Wine Tours
Address:
2136 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone:
(888) 894-6379
Website:
www.gogrape.com/santabarbara/
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Grapeline – Voted America’s “Best Wine Tour Company” in the most recent USA Today Readers Poll – offers an insider’s view of Santa Ynez Valley wineries hosted by passionate local wine lovers.

Get ready for a fun-filled day visiting a variety of wineries, each with a character as rich and individual as the wines they produce. Whether you’re interested in Grapeline’s popular Vineyard Picnic Tour, or in a private group outing, the Grapeline offers fun, carefree, hosted tours throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country. See our website for tour packages.

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Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours Inc.

Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours Inc.
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Address:
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
805-686-8347
Hours:
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 12::00 pm (office hours)
Office Closed Sunday but tours offered 7 days a week
Website:
www.winetourssantaynez.com
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Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours offers fun and exciting wine tasting tours in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County. For over 20 years we have been leaders in our industry and passionate about what we do. We create memorable experiences! Santa Barbara County has received world-wide recognition for it’s excellent growing conditions, beautiful scenery, and spectacular wines. The Santa Ynez Valley is the perfect setting for a fun educational wine tour getaway. Let us pick you up in the Santa Ynez area, Solvang, Los Olivos, or Buellton and whisk you into a fun filled day.

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang
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Address:
482 Alisal Rd
Solvang, Ca 93464
Phone:
(805) 603-5620
Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Website:
www.urbanadventurequest.com
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Turn Solvang into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a two/three hour city adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

Your adventure takes you to see the great windmills, towers and bakeries as well as historic and cultural sights of this Danish town while you solve puzzles and challenges associated with the places you see. You will also visit the famous Mission grounds on your Quest and explore the history while having fun.

This is a Covid-friendly outdoor adventure with no tour guide to meet or teams added to your group.
Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace.

Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: SOLVANGFUN. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.

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Save 20% with Promo: SOLVANGFUN. Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people.
- Flexible Start & end time with no advance booking time required
- One price for your entire team of 2-5 people
- Dog friendly
- Wheel Chair accessible
- See over 2,000 reviews on TrustPilot under Urban Adventure Quest. (Average 4.5 rating our of 5)

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang Location

Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

Artisan Excursion Wine Tours
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Address:
430 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 734-7565
Hours:
Office Everyday 8am - 8pm
Website:
artisanexcursion.com
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Fun Low Cost Wine Tours! A Unique Experience That Goes Beyond The Traditional Wine Tours. You alongside the group that you will be touring with, will get the treat of a lifetime with the scenic views that Solvang wine tours has to offer, as well as visits to the local hotspots in the region. Get the insight of a local with Artisan Excursion—there are some hidden places that only a local of the area can help you explore to your heart’s content. And what’s better than getting a taste of a place that only the locals are privy to? Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a novice in the intricacies of wine ,it doesn’t matter! Artisan Excursion Wine Tours has designed its tours to show you a good time and get the full wine tasting and vineyard exploration experience around Solvang. If you’re interested in indulging yourself and your loved ones in all that wine Solvang wine tours have to offer, then you’ve come to just the right place.

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Save 5% Discount Code: discount5 in the booking.
All Included Small Group Fun Tours
$160.00 Per Person
Now $155.00 Per Person Tues-Thursday
Gratuity Not Included at least 15%

Red Carpet Service Worry Free Day
2 up to 10 People
Tour Runs 5 hours
Starts At 10:30 AM
3 Different Wine Trails of the Area
Visiting 3 Pre-Set Small Wineries And Private Vineyards
Tasting Fees Included
Picnic Lunch At The Winery Included
Bottled Waters And Light Snacks Included
Spend An Hour Each Place
Farm to Table small wine makers Barrel Tasting Room, Private Vineyards, Boutique Wineries
One On One Private Tasting Experience
Learning Our History And Wine Making
Get 10% Off Wine Purchase.
Spend An Hour Each Place - We have appointments
Please help our local wine makers buying at least one bottle at each place
**This is not a party bus.

Artisan Excursion Wine Tours Location

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding
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Address:
2178 Mora Ave.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 944-0493
Hours:
Monday-Sunday ride time hours 9:00-5:00
Website:
www.vinovaqueros.com
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Vino Vaqueros offers private, guided horseback riding tours through Estelle Ranch and Vineyards in Santa Ynez. This rolling hill ranch ride offers mountain, valley, and vineyard views to create the perfect opportunity to take in the wine country. Kids 8 and up welcome! After the ride, partake in an optional and complementary wine tasting and a full glass of your favorite! All rides by reservation only-no walk ins please. Call or Book Online. Happy trails! (805) 944-0493

Experience a private, guided trail ride through the countryside and grapevines of Round Up Valley Ranch and Estelle Vineyards in Santa Ynez, California. The rolling foothills in Santa Barbara County Wine Country set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. After your ride, stay for a complementary taste of two varietals from Estelle Vineyards grapes and a full glass of your favorite. Bring snacks to enjoy with your wine in our outdoor picnic area.

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