We just went on our first tour with SB Taste this weekend, the bus was amazing! We had over 14 people and it was more than accommodating! The bus was big and clean! Each compartment was stocked with water and included plastic drinking glasses and napkins. What we thought was really fun was the iPad they had available to play any music we wanted. We were able to go to different wineries of our choice and even enjoy a bottle we bought on the way to the next! Our driver did a great job, but we loved our guide Mike! He was so informative and friendly, all around a great guy! We can’t wait to take another tour with SB Taste.
My friend booked SB Taste for his birthday. Mike, the owner, joined the tour of wineries and sat up front with the driver. Mike is a great resource for advice and direction if you don’t have your itinerary planned ahead of time or if you want to call an audible. The bus is great — new and comfortable. Mike has Spotify and Pandora installed in the back. I would highly recommend SB Taste for a group tour.
Our experience with SB Taste was wonderful. The bus is amazing and comfortably accommodated our large group. Michael was very knowledgable of the area, surrounding wineries, and wine itself. If we are ever back in the area we would book an appointment with SB Taste without any hesitation.
We used Santa Barbara Taste for a bachelorette wine tour in Santa Ynez Valley. The van was amazing, both driver and owner, Mike, were incredibly knowledgeable and happily acquiesced all of our requests. Mike planned an amazing day for a 15-person party and the day was a complete success. I would definitely recommend SB Taste.
My company hired Santa Barbara Taste for four days, to run a private media tour. Mike, the owner of SB Taste and our driver for the duration, was the ideal person to handle our transportation needs. Working with so many different media personalities can sometimes be difficult, but Mike handled it with ease. He was very flexible, working with us to adjust our schedule as needed day-by-day, even extending hours at the last minute in order to allow the media to stay late at a dinner. He was also very courteous to all of the passengers, ensuring that everyone was as comfortable as possible. I overhead a passenger ask Mike for sparkling water which wasn’t available in the limo at the time, so while the passenger was at a dinner Mike drove out to get him some…. And not only was Mike the perfect person for this project, but the vehicle was beautiful and consistently spotless. I 100% would recommend Mike and SB Taste- whether for private parties or corporate needs.
I’ve booked limos and busses before and this by far has been the best one yet! celebrated my 25th birthday with a group of 20 friends went and did some wine tasting, dinner, and ended up closing off the night at Maverick Saloon. I saw Maddie (the bus) exiting off the freeway a little over a month ago and thought to myself I need to book that bus!! sure enough I was able to track it down got in touch with Mike (the owner) and set the date. The bus was perfect for our group of friends plenty of room, the ipad was a smart/nice feature to have so we didn’t have to worry about not having music, also the compartments were stocked with water and ice so we can take/make our own drinks.
Mike was flexible on the whole trip with the times frames we had set, we also managed to kick it off on the right foot from the begging and we even had him join us for dinner.
I will definitely be using Santa Barbara Taste again.
We had a wonderful day celebrating our friend’s 40th birthday aboard Santa Barbara Taste’s luxury party bus. We went to two great wineries in Santa Ynez Valley and everything was perfect from start to finish. Manager Mike Gahan is wonderful to work with and makes the whole experience fun and completely stress-free. Our whole crew was super happy!
This is the best wine tasting experience I’ve ever had. We had an absolute blast exploring the various wine tasting rooms and wineries throughout Solvang and Los Olivios. We never felt rushed and when we did need to modify our schedule Mike was already 3 steps ahead. The lunch was delicious. Trying to move 16 girls around wine country isn’t an easy task. Great value and overall wonderful experience!!!
I recently spent a Sunday with my friends on a wine and beer tour with Santa Barbara Taste and we all had the greatest time. The bus was extremely clean and nice and we were able to play our own music and dance and have so much fun. Mike made sure we had a great time at every stop and he was very responsible in accounting for all of us on the bus. It was one of the best experiences my friends and I have had in a long time and we can’t wait to do it again.
I recently spent the day wine tasting in San Luis Obispo, CA with some girlfriends and could not have been happier with Mike and SB Taste’s service! Top notch, class act, all the way around. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you, Mike, for giving us a much needed girls day out!