Tag Archives: wine enthusiast

The 8 Most Beautiful Places Near Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara and its surrounding cities have a lot to offer when it comes to activities, but what about beauty? Here are the 8 most beautiful places near Santa Barbara:

15 Fun Facts About Wine

At Marina Beach Motel, we’re big fans of Santa Barbara wine–and it’s not just because it’s locally made. There’s something about sipping a sweet rose during a sunny Santa Barbara summer that makes us proud to live here. But enough about us. We decided to share our love of this historic beverage by offering you […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Bouchon

Every week we feature a local spot in Santa Barbara that we love. We do this to share our appreciation with our guests and give them some ideas for places to go during their stay with us. This week we’re featuring a trendy, upscale restaurant called Bouchon.

Tips for Tasting Santa Barbara Wine

Tips for tasting Santa Barbara wine can be a handy tool to have in your back pocket during your stay at Marina Beach Motel. Wine tasting is a daunting task for beginners, mostly because you don’t know what to look for or how to voice your preferences. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below are […]

5 Tips for Buying Santa Barbara Wine

Buying Santa Barbara wine can be a difficult task with so many incredible options to choose from. This region is known for its delicious and varied wines, so it’s tough to know where to start. From prices to brands to flavors, you’re going to want to make an informed choice. That’s why we put together […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Toma Restaurant & Bar

We at Marina Beach Motel love our local Santa Barbara businesses. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate them on a weekly basis! Every Wednesday we will write a blog post about one of our local spots and why they’re so important to us and the community. This week, our place of choice is Toma Restaurant […]

The Most Popular Santa Barbara Wineries of 2015

Santa Barbara has countless excellent wineries and vineyards to choose from, but in 2015 some stood out from the rest in regards to quality as well as service, offering an overall enjoyable wine tasting experience. Here’s Marina Beach Motel’s list of the most popular Santa Barbara wineries of 2015.

Sipping on Santa Barbara County Wines

Every year, thousands of people flock to Santa Barbara County to taste some of the area’s most prized vintages. Although there are a variety of conflicting opinions on the reason that Santa Barbara County is able to produce such robust, delicious wines, there is one thing that is agreed upon: Santa Barbara County is the […]