This year for the first time we are having large groups of visitors that arrive by bus by way of cruise ships. Santa Barbara has become a popular port of call and what better way to spend the day than to visit the valley. We generally have a group in the morning and one in the afternoon.
In the morning they visit us first and go to three other wineries in the valley and in the afternoon they reverse the order, come to us last before heading back to the ship.
The cruise ship company allows them to bring bottles aboard and many have wine shipped to their residences. Overall it is a pleasant experience. They are an interesting and varied group coming from many places.