About SBWC


Santa Barbara Wine Collective is a group of like-minded producers focusing on the unique terroir of Santa Barbara County. It is both a neighborhood hangout for locals and an uncommon experience for visitors who are interested in tasting a wide range of local wines produced here in Santa Barbara County. We are a communal tasting room that represents multiple Santa Barbara County wineries and winemakers under one roof. We offer a selection of different unique & limited varietals from producers that showcase both elegance and balance while representing a sense of place. Our goal is to showcase award-winning wines that produce similar varietals in different areas of our county and how the unique microclimates and terroir in Santa Barbara County impact these wines.

Our mission is to create a memorable wine tasting experience for our guests with outstanding service by people who are warm, knowledgeable, confident, and committed. Even more important than what our guests see and drink is how they feel while they are with us. Great design and exceptional wine do not guarantee success. To succeed here, we must all embody hospitality. The success of our tasting room depends on your ability to deliver on that promise and we must provide warmth, integrity, and sincerity to all that we do.


Thomas Fant, Manager

Christian Krueger, Supervisor


Lucky Penny is available for delivery with a full menu available.

Helena Avenue Bakery located inside of our wine bar also has a full menu available.

Specialty wine tastings and pairings can be offered by appointment.


Tastings range: $15-$30 a flight for each winery (flight pricing subject to change)
All wines will be offered retail by the glass or tasting flights. Bottles may be purchased at a retail price and can be consumed on premises.

Building History

The Santa Barbara Wine Collective is located within the warehouse space originally owned by the Castignola Family, who operated the historic Santa Barbara Fish Market there from the 1920’s and was a local landmark.

Seating Capacity

100 inside; 20 outdoors for picnic dining and delivery from our neighbors.

Credit Cards

All major are accepted.


Street parking and three nearby city parking lots (State and Yanonali, Helena between Yanonali and Montecito, and Cabrillo and Garden)

Dress Code


Private Parties

The Collective can host parties up to 100 people with catering by The Lark, Les Marchands, Lucky Penny, and Helena Avenue Bakery culinary teams.

Handicapped Access

The store is accessible for handicapped guests.

Catering/Special Events

The Santa Barbara Wine Collective offers its professional services for off-site events with full-service staffing along with custom menus.


Smoking of cigarettes, cigars or pipes is not permitted anywhere in the store.


AB Design Studio, Santa Barbara


Doug Washington

Branding, Website, Graphic Design

Leo Basica / L&Co.

Public Relations

Jannis Swerman, Jannis Swerman & Company
(818) 789.7747 or jannis.swerman@gmail.com