Latest News: Featured in Wine Spectator ~ Restaurant Awards!

12 Seaside Restaurants with Great Wines on Deck ~  Wine Cask restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara (and less than a 15-minute drive from Stearns Wharf) is an elegant gem and local favorite. Vintner Doug Margerum and restaurateur Mitchell Sjerven of Bouchon Santa Barbara co-own the space, and together they lead a team that is well-versed in the art of dining and has access to top-quality local produce and excellent wines. Wine director David Fainberg manages the 370-selection wine list that shines in its exaltation of California (especially Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon) and holds a Best of Award of Excellence. The by-the-glass options focus on Santa Barbara producers, and there’s also a variety of half-bottles and magnums, creative cocktails and craft beers.  <<READ MORE>>

Latest News: Eat This Shoot That Features Wine Cask!

We are honored to be featured in Eat This Shoot That's Day Trip and Weekend Guide! Recognized for the best food and wine pairings, we are excited to show our guests what it truly means to experience Santa Barbara and the people who live here. Let us wine and dine you like we know how, and enjoy a classic, comfortable environment. Reserve your table here, and check out the full story here.

Latest News: Open Table Honors Wine Cask!

We are very honored to recieve the 2017 "Diner's Choice Award" for the month of February from Open Table! The recipients are chosen by diners, so we are beyond grateful to know that not only are we providing a unique experience and atmosphere, but that those we serve apprecite it! We look forward to continuing to go above and beyond in service and cuisine, and hope to see you for lunch or dinner soon. Thank you our loyal customers for choosing Wine Cask!

For reservations, call (805) 966-9463, or book here


Latest News: Wine Spectator ~ Best Of Award Of Excellence

We are proud to announce that Wine Cask has been awarded, for the third year in a row, Wine Spectator's Best Of Award of Excellence for our outstanding wine list. The Best of Award (1,168 winners) was created to give special recognition to restaurants that clearly exceed the requirements of the Award of Excellence. These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.

With a wine for every palate, our list features an extensive array of local whites and reds, as well as French and Italian wines. Thank you to Wine Spectator for this honor once again!

Latest News: Farmer's Market Foodie Stroll with Executive Chef Brandon Cogan

Relax and enjoy an evening of market cuisine and local wine on the American Riviera. Join Executive Chef Brandon Cogan of Wine Cask at the Tuesday afternoon Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market for an informative "Foodie Stroll" and dinner. Guests rendezvous with Chef at the Market, select ingredients with Chef's assistance and return to Wine Cask for dinner. Once back at the Wine Cask, enjoy a three-cource dinner paired with local wines by our Wine Director, David Fainberg, at our Chef's Feasting Bar. Watch a video.

$95 per person / for reservations call 805-966-9463 or email

Latest News: Black Tomato Productions feature Intermezzo Bar + Café

View Black Tomato Vacation Experts, "California Live: Santa Barbara ~ The Gourmet Experience." Black Tomato travels to Santa Barbara and gives a fun look at the year-round produce available that Wine Cask and Intermezzo Bar + Cafe use for seasonal cocktails.

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Latest News: Wine Collection of El Paseo

This hip pit stop during your Presidio Neighborhood visit is perfect for Holiday Shopping. Located in the heart of the fine dining and shopping area of State Street are the tasting rooms of Au Bon Climat, Grassini Family Vineyards, Margerum Wine Company and MWC32 - a separate tasting room which showcases Margerum reserve and limited production wines. Joining this existing collection of tasting rooms is Happy Canyon Vineyard and Jamie Slone Wines. <<READ MORE>>

Latest News: FOOD & WINE feature VIDEO: Wine Cask Restaurant

We are very excited to share Food & Wine Magazine's feature on Santa Barbara. The video shows the "Farm to Table" experience and the relationships with the farmers and restaurants in our community. It is a personal relationship that we take pride in, while offering the freshest local produce available.

CLICK TO VIEW FOOD & WINE VIDEO: Visit California - Santa Barbara

Latest News: Intermezzo Bar + Café

Intermezzo Bar + Café is a fun and vibrant space, designed as a place to meet for a quick flatbread, glass of wine from our innovative and green tap system or cocktail before dinner. Fresh imaginative chopped salads, flatbreads and small plates of simple yet great food that shares well and a fantastic line-up of gourmet burgers. Choose to dine alfresco on the historic courtyard at a table next to the fountain or European-style on the the front portico. Locals love the bustling energy of the café, with convivial bartender, flatbread oven aromatics and the comfort of our fireplace lounge.