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Address: 819 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3220
Phone Number: +1 805-962-7003
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Winery/tasting room is located in downtown Santa Barbara just blocks from...

Winery/tasting room is located in downtown Santa Barbara just blocks from the beach. Since 1994 Jaffurs has been producing small lots of highly acclaimed Rhone varietal wines including Syrah, Viognier,Grenache, and Petite Sirah. Call or email for tasting/visiting hours.

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Second visit to Jaffurs Wine Cellars

Don't come here expecting very comfortable wine-tasting experience. This is a working wine production warehouse. The wines and the tasting experience was however excellent. You... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Don't come here expecting very comfortable wine-tasting experience. This is a working wine production warehouse. The wines and the tasting experience was however excellent. You stand around a collapsible table sampling and discussing their wines with a very gracious hostess. Even met the recently retired former owner. Go for the wines (and you even get to keep the glass!)

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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Jaffurs is the preeminent winery in Santa Barbara, really no question on that one. They're also one of the very top quality producers in the whole of Santa Barbara County. They aren't the oldest winery around, (though at 20+ years they're not exactly noobs) they don't have the fanciest tasting room and they're definitely not in the "hippest" neighborhood but... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Wine tasting is held in same warehouse where wine is produced and stored. Tight quarters so I suggest visits on weekdays or off hours to avoid a crush. Good wines especially syrahs. Was served by owner and winemaker.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have enjoyed Jaffurs for years, but this was my first time to visit their facility. If you are looking for a fancy winery with all of the lovely gardens, gift shop and cellar tours, then go elsewhere. Jaffurs does not offer that. They literally have their winery production and storage in a two story warehouse in the middle of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

The location itself is a warehouse, in a mixed residential-commercial neighborhood. Why would anyone come here? Easy - world class wine. Go to Los Olivos and Santa Ynez for the beautiful atmosphere and and the fun of a wine-tasting trip, but Craig Jaffurs' wines are better than 99% of any wine you'll taste within 100 miles, especially Jaffurs Syrah. Wine-tasting... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

This small little wine shop is all about the wine and they really know how to make great tasting wine. Nothing fancy about the tasting room but with wine this good you soon forget that you're not in a glamorous room. We had a nice time learning about this fantastic wine. Very helpful staff and we really appreciated the wine... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

Jaffurs is my absolute favorite in the area. They specialize in exceptionally made rhone varietals and we enjoyed everything we tasted. Best of all, the winery staff are all very knowledgeable and happy to answer any question. We took a few bottles home and will continue visiting in the future.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

We were walking Santa Barbara, stopping at a few tasting rooms. More than one recommended that we make our way to Jaffurs, which was off the beaten path, so a bit of a hike. We made it over there and it did not disappoint. Their wine was fantastic and the employees in the tasting room were super nice. Overall, we... More 

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Reno Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

With limited time, we chose Jaffurs for its excellent wine ratings and its convenience (right in Santa Barbara). We were so happy we did...it's small, produces very good wine and the tasting room is right at their production facilities. Nothing fancy about the tasting....but On the afternoon we were there, the person pouring was a sommelier and wonderfully knowledgeable about... More 

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Fennville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

My wife and I are wine enthusiasts, so couldn't pass up the chance to visit some tasting rooms while in Santa Barbara. After stopping at two places in the Funk Zone in downtown, we sought out the Jaffurs facility on our way home, and we're glad we did. In an industrial neighborhood, and with only a small sign to mark... More 

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