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You may have just left Santa Barbara, carrying the taste of top-notch wine on the back of your tongue. You may be in California wine country right now, spending time tasting delicious reds and whites while wondering, “what will I do when I go home?” You may be considering a trip to the coast, where the wine is a sure selling point, but part of you is still wondering, “what’s the big deal with Santa Barbara wine?”

To use our local knowledge to soothe your cravings, allay your concerns and answer your questions, we’ve compiled our official short list of Santa Barbara’s best online wine merchants.

Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant

In addition to being one of the most atmospherically pleasant wine bars in Santa Barbara with an excellent onsite inventory, Les Marchands also slings a wealth of fabulous vintages via its online storefront. Check out the shop’s website to peruse a wide collection of local Santa Barbara wines along with a variety of other upscale bottles from around the world.

Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant
www.lesmarchandswine.com

Carr Vineyards and Winery

Carr Vineyards and Winery, as you might gather from its name alone, provides the whole package. The small winery in Downtown Santa Barbara is a local staple, which stands next to the company’s standout vineyard management service. All things considered, Carr knows wine, which translates seamlessly to its impressive online wine sales service.

Carr Vineyards and Winery
www.carrwinery.com

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

The Los Olivos Wine Merchant sells a wide variety of Santa Barbara-sourced wine, boasting extensive collections of red, white, sparkling, dessert, international, and Santa Barbara-specific wines. The Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe is an all-encompassing online wine service and the brick-and-mortar location — located in nearby Los Olivos, Calif. — is one of the region’s most charming cafes.

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
www.buysantabarbarawine.com/home

Saarloos and Sons

This local vineyard and winery is ahead of the curve in vineyard management and wine production technology. As an official advisor of the progressive drone-based farming program Vine Rangers, Saarloos and Sons’ wine is on par with the vineyard’s technological know-how. Check out Saarloos and Sons’ online shop, where you can find an array of ideally aged Santa Barbara wine to add to your collection.

Saarloos and Sons
www.saarloosandsons.com