Presidio Neighborhood: A Holiday Shopping Guide

The Presidio Neighborhood, nestled between State Street and Anacapa Street is a beautiful Santa Barbara gallery of restaurants, tasting rooms and offices. Tucked away from the bustle of downtown, the Presidio Neighborhood offers calm and quaint pathways, lined with shops and some of Santa Barbara’s premiere wine tasting rooms.

Tasting01So how do holiday shoppers navigate the Presidio Neighborhood to find local, quality gifts for their nearest and dearest? We’ve mapped out it out for your holiday shopping convenience!

First stop: Wine Cask! Restaurant gift cards allow the recipient to enjoy the value at their own convenience, and also give the gift of an experience. The Wine Cask focuses about high quality ingredients, superior service, and extensive wine knowledge to create an enjoyable, relaxing and exquisite fine dining experience. Better yet, Wine Cask gift cards can be used at Intermezzo Bar & Cafe as well, ensuring that the recipient will be enjoy great food and drinks no matter what!

Looking for a special bottle of wine for that friend with the perfect palate? Peruse Wine Cask’s awarded wine list for the small production, hard-to-find local selections for even the pickiest of wine connoisseurswinecask_giftcard_200x350_lighter

Meander through the tiny walkway on to the Margerum Winery and Vineyards “MWC2” Tasting Room for more wine and goodies! A wine club membership is a gift that keeps on giving year round with wine shipments. If you are looking for something smaller, the Tasting Room is full of neat treats.



The “Seven Fifty Wine Growler” ($24.95) is a standout gift that fits a whole bottle of wine, and keeps your whites chilled all day while you’re hanging on the beach. The MWC2 Tasting Room also has quality totes ($65 bottom right), woven picnic bags ($58 top right), wooden cheese boards and other locally made goods.

Margerum Amaro is the perfect gift for any cocktail enthusiast. It adds the perfect touch to the Wine Cask’s Margerum Manhanttan, and is a versatile addition to the home bar!




Next, stop in at Grassini Family Cellars, and you’ll be sure to find excellent local Bordeaux varietals and other festive goodies. Most of the time, empty wine bottles end up in the recycling, but Grassini has elevated wine culture with these fragrant wine bottle candles.


The tasting rooms for Happy Canyon Vineyards, Jamie Sloan Wines, Au Bon Climat are local favorites that can also be found in this little arcade. Whether you’re looking for great wines, tucked-away culinary delights, or locally-made products, the Presidio Neighborhood is a wonderful place to find holiday treats for all of your family and friends!



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