Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours
408 Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
www.ccjeeps.com - (805) 646-3200
Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours Santa Barbara Reviews
Back-Country Adventure Mountain Wine Tour 4WD Apr 11, 2010
The Cloud Climbers Jeep & Wine Tours based out of Santa Barbara, CA is one of the most unique wine tours I have been on. They also have another location based out of Paso Robles, CA.
There are many different packages you can choose from. I went on the Back-Country Wine Tour which last 4.5 hours to 6.5 hours. You are in an open-air 4WD Jeep. The driver from CC Jeeps picks you up at your hotel and is your tour guide & designated driver for the whole excursion. The drop you off at your hotel after the tour ends.
The Jeeps fit 5 to 7 passengers. You are able to hire the Jeeps out privately for parties, special occasions, etc. I ended up meeting some nice people in my Jeep. The ride is a bit bumpy since you go through the San Marcos Pass and are Off-Roading through the Santa Ynez Mountain Range, and down through the Valley. I would recommend wearing multiple layers of clothing since it gets hot & cold sporadically throughout the day. Also, you have a high chance of getting muddy if you drive through puddles especially if you are seated on the sides of the Jeep. If you wear a hat, make sure it is well-secured to your head because there are great odds you will lose your hat in the wind. Also, wear sunscreen since you are out in the sun the whole day.
The Back-Country Wine Tour package includes free tastings at 4 wineries and a gourmet picnic-style lunch. I suggest bringing water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the trip. I found myself quite thirsty a lot of the time.
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