While there\u2019s nothing like exploring the rolling, vine-covered hills of wine country, the coastal community of Santa Barbara offers cosmopolitan tasting experiences that can quench thirsts for both fun and adventure. The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail provides an authentic sampling of the region\u2019s wines within blocks of downtown and the beach.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEnter the Wine Triangle\r\nA trio of tasting rooms comprises the downtown \u201cWine Triangle.\u201d Activities center near the Wine Cask Restaurant, a long-time epicurean hub, and its recently added casual Intermezzo Bar + Caf\u00e9. Santa Ynez\u2019s Grassini Family Vineyards has opened a tasting room outfitted in lumber salvaged from circa-1800 barges and an old horse corral at their vineyard. Start with their Happy Canyon AVA Bordeaux varieties, then transition to Burgundian selections from Jim Clendenen\u2019s Au Bon Climat Winery. Finish with ros\u00e9 from imported French grapes and the stunning M5 Ch\u00e2teauneuf-du-Pape-style blend from Margerum Wine Company. Nearby, guests at the luxe, mission-style Canary Hotel can hit the open-air roof for a 360-view and a dip in the pool.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFun, Funk and the Beach\r\nHead south on State Street to the \u201cFunk Zone\u201d a three-by-four-block bayside area accessible by train, pedicab or the 50-cent Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle. A hip urban confluence of tasting rooms, galleries, and surfboard designers, it\u2019s a place where wine, art and beach culture coalesce. The style is epitomized by the quirky, kitschy office furniture-outfitted Municipal Winemakers and Conway Family Wines\u2019 Deep Sea Tasting Room at the end of Stearns Pier. At Oreana Vineyards visitors can sip blueberry-rich Tempranillo while battling mano-a-mano over Ms. Pac Man.\r\nStay overnight at the new, ultra-modern Indigo Hotel and fuel up on farm-fresh, house-made and charred-to-perfection delicacies at the adjoining Anchor Woodfire Kitchen & Bar that builds cocktails on gems from the farmers market.\r\nWinemaker Seth Kunin earns praise for his Rh\u00f4ne-focused releases at Kunin Wines. In addition, he recently opened Anacapa Vintners, which highlights small-production passion projects and has a huge mural depicting the Central Coast growing regions. Nearby neighbors include Pinot Noir specialists Pali Wine Company, Australian surf-vibed Kalyra Winery and Corks n\u2019 Crowns, which purveys award-winning wines from around the county.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nInto the Zone\r\nNo venture into the Funk Zone is complete without a stop at the new half-block complex housing The Lark restaurant, three wineries (Area 5.1, Avelina, Riverbench), Cutler Artisan Spirits plus a satellite beer garden-affixed brewery from Buellton\u2019s Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company. Residents also include artisan pizzeria\u00a0The Lucky Penny and music store The Guitar Bar. For the pi\u00e8ce de r\u00e9sistance,Les Marchands brings a wine bar and retail space from sommeliers Brian McClintic and Eric Railsback, stars of the documentary SOMM.\r\nStill thirsty? Head east towards Urban Wine Trail spots in nearby SoCo including Carr Winery, Jaffurs Wine Cellars and Sanguis Wines.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd Don't Miss...\r\nDedicate a day for strolling the most inviting \u201cghetto\u201d on the planet. Lompoc\u2019s popular \u201cWine Ghetto\u201d packs roughly 20 tasting rooms into two blocks\u2019 worth of industrial park. There\u2019s something to accommodate any palate preference. Palmina offers true-to-style Italian varietals and blends, including a Santa Ynez Valley Sangiovese that draws delicious depth via Malvasia Bianca. Explore an array of sparkling wines from Flying Goat Cellars; and whole-cluster, stems-and-all, native yeast-driven reds from Samsara. Their Turner Vineyard Syrah smells as if you are burying your nose in a mound of black peppercorns. Enjoy dueling vertical flights of 90-plus point Chardonnay from winemakers Joe Davis and Chris Bratcher at Arcadian andBratcher\u2019s shared sampling space. Tasting opportunities also include biodynamic bottlings from Ampelos Cellars or vibrant GMS at mom \u2018n\u2019 pop De Su Propia Cosecha. Save energy and palate finesse to drive the extra mile to Brewer-Clifton for exquisite Pinot Noir from Greg Brewer (diatom, Melville) and Steve Clifton (Palmina).