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Address: 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2289
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+1 805-845-8435
12:00 - 18:00
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“Enjoy the American Riviera from the heart of historic Santa Barbara”...

“Enjoy the American Riviera from the heart of historic Santa Barbara”

Located in the heart of historic El Paseo in downtown Santa Barbara, Margerum Wine Company offers two venues for tastings: MWC32 and the Margerum Tasting Room. Sit on our dog friendly patio while you enjoy a tasting or glass of wine. Doug Margerum has been intimately involved in both food and wine for over 30 years in the Santa Barbara region, which has made him one of the pioneers in the industry. Margerum works with the top vineyards from the warm, eastern end of the valley in Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara to the cool vineyards of Sta. Rita Hills towards the western end of the valley

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A big slice of happiness

Stopped by Margerum based on a number of locals telling us it's a not to be missed wine bar. Wow were they right! Wine is fantastic and Claudia who was helping us was amazing... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Joseph G
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Cape Coral, Florida
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had coupons for this winery so decided to try it. The wines were average. The wine server was not as knowledgeable as some of the other wineries. We weren't that impressed.

Thank Leonora P
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by Margerum based on a number of locals telling us it's a not to be missed wine bar. Wow were they right! Wine is fantastic and Claudia who was helping us was amazing. Such a treat to find such a friendly place with such amazing wine. Highly recommend and will absolutely be back.

Thank Joseph G
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Margerum is perhaps the best Rhone Wine producer in the Santa Barbara region, maybe even the world. The tasting room is friendly and organized with an excellent selection of wines. Margerum syrah and the M5 blend are always winners. Parking is challenging and there are a lot of other tasting rooms in the area.

Thank crasstrvlr
Singapore, Singapore
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Not a huge range of wines in the tasting, but the team were friendly and knowledgeable. We went as a couple but they allowed us to share one tasting, which is a great tip to make it much more cost effective.

Thank Mark R
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Margerum Wine Company is located in the El Paseo Historic shopping area. Whether you drink wine or not it's worth a visit to see this lovely Paseo. Margerum Wine Company has an excellent variety of wines with a lovely top rated restaurant right next door. There are other wineries located in the El Paseo area. Have fun sipping.

Thank Diana W
Santa Barbara CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The owner Doug Margerum is supposed to be one of the leaders of Santa Barbara area wine making but i found the wines not very good or interesting. There are better choices around the town.

Thank Imrahil5000
Hereford, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We were in town on a weekend and almost blew it by goofing off too much in the hotel in the afternoon; the tasting places close at 6 and you need to be there at 5:30 for the 'last call'. We got to Margerum a little after that but they were very welcoming. Fine wines, nice conversation, enjoyable experience.

Thank Liza W
Carlsbad, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Excellent location and a great little tasting room. They were attentive and very knowledgable. Wines were excellent.

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Thank Kalexander100
Long Beach
1 review
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Enjoyed ourselves tremendously at a recent library tasting in Buellton. The Margerum family and whole staff were wonderful and we came away with some great library wines.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a really great experience here and were treated graciously during our wine tasting! We would highly recommend the reserve tasting room!

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