Many of the tour companies will pick you up at your hotel or central locations; ask about this when booking.

Central Coast Food Tours. Food and wine destinations are the focus of this outfit's walking tours of shops, restaurants, wineries, and other spots in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and elsewhere. 800/979–3370 or 212/209–3370. From $69.

Cloud Climbers Jeep and Wine Tours. This outfit conducts trips in open-air, six-passenger jeeps to the Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez mountains and Wine Country. Tour options include wine tasting, mountain, sunset, and a discovery adventure for families. The company also offers a four-hour All Around Ojai Tour and arranges horseback riding and trap-shooting tours. 805/646–3200. From $89.

Grapeline Wine Tours. Wine and vineyard picnic tours in Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley are Grapeline's specialty. 888/894–6379. From $109.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours. The company leads half- and full-day tours of the Santa Ynez wine region, conducts hiking and cycling tours, and rents bicycles. 888/557–8687 or 805/686–9490. From $80.

Spencer's Limousine & Tours. Based in Santa Barbara, Spencer's conducts customized tours of Santa Barbara and the Wine Country via sedan, limousine, or van. 805/884–9700. From $100.

Stagecoach Wine Tours. Locally owned and operated, Stagecoach runs daily wine-tasting excursions through the Santa Ynez Valley in vans, minicoaches, and SUVs. Solvang, CA. 805/686–8347. From $155.

Sustainable Vine Wine Tours. This green-minded company specializes in eco-friendly Santa Ynez Valley wine tours in nine-passenger Mercedes Sprinter vans. Trips include tastings at limited-production wineries committed to sustainable practices. An organic picnic lunch is served. 805/698–3911. $150.

Wine Edventures. This learning-oriented company conducts Santa Ynez Valley wine and craft beer tours in vans, minicoaches, and other vehicles. Santa Barbara, CA, 93105. 805/965–9463. From $120.