Taste of Santa Barbara

Our tasting room, located in the historic Presidio neighborhood of downtown Santa Barbara features both current releases and library wines of Au Bon Climat, Clendenen Family Vineyards, and Jim Clendenen’s other creative wine endeavors. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff will guide you through your tasting and can help you find the perfect wine from over 100 different wines available for sale. While ABC’s focus is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, we have wines crafted from over 16 other grape varieties. The quality and vast selection of wines available are unmatched in Santa Barbara.

Library Wines

Our wines are beautifully balanced, age gracefully, and have shown well for decades. Given our 40 years of making wine, we have amassed a very extensive wine library. An ever-changing offering of library wines is tasted and available for sale in the tasting room. A gift of cellar-aged wine is perfect for the wine enthusiast in your life. Large format wines from magnums to jeroboams are also available.

Inside the Au Bon Climat wine tasting room in Santa Barbara showing the wall of wine, a high banquet table and artwork on the walls
three people sitting outside the Au Bon Climat Wine Tasting Room in Santa Barbara being poured white wine

Tasting Room Hours


Open Daily

Monday – Friday 12pm to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am to 6pm

(Last Tasting is at 5:15pm)

Walk-ins are welcome as space allows

Au Bon Climat wine glass with red wine next to a wine tasting menu in the Santa Barbara wine tasting room

Special Wine Tasting Packages

Get the ultimate wine tasting experience with one-on-one, white-glove service from a knowledgeable professional. With wines like this, it’s a must! Customize your unique tasting package: Pinots only, a vertical of a specific wine or vintage, or wine and food pairings are all available.

Contact dani@aubonclimat.com for details, availability, and suggestions. We will work with you to create a memory of a lifetime.

Two young ladies wine tasting at the bar at Au Bon Climat tasting room

Take Flight

Enjoy a personalized tasting of current-release wines on our outdoor patio, or inside at the Tasting Room. Choose from 2 tasting flights available daily: the Classic Flight ($20) with a rotating selection of our best-selling blends and crowd favorites and the Reserve Flight ($25) featuring small-production single varietal wines from our Blue Label Flagship, Historical Vineyard Collections, Single Vineyard and more. Each flight has 5 exceptional wines.