(Pictured left to right Rick Reeves,
Dave Bleecker, Hawaiian Rick)
Rick Reeves, the owner of Wine Canyon Tours has lived in Santa Barbara County for more than 25 years. He has immense respect and appreciation of the natural beauty and gifts that the area offers. Rick, whose family owns and operates two local vineyards, gained further experience in the wine industry working at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Beckmen Vineyards and distribution at Southern Wine and Spirits.
Rick has had many special personal experiences with the unique wines and amazing beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley. Being able to share those same experiences with you is the goal of Wine Canyon Tours. The exhilaration of taking in scenic views of the Valley, discovering boutique wineries and tasting delicious wines for which the region is famous…each tour offering an unforgettable day.
Also known as “Hawaiian Rick” is a native to Santa Barbara. Rick’s background in hospitality stems from working for 15 years at the luxury resort Mauna Lani on the big Island in Hawaii. He brings a relaxed yet customer focused atmosphere to our tours, and his many years in customer service has made him a great fit. Rick creates and comfortable and engaging environment on every tour. Aloha.
Hailing from Tampa, Florida, Christopher studied Film Production, and International Studies while working as a park tour guide for nearly 10 years through some of America’s greatest National Parks including Zion, Yellowstone, Glacier, and Denali. With over 25 years in the hospitality and tour business, he has the necessary skills and know how to make Santa Barbara History and Wine Country come alive. He currently is studying for his level 2 certification with Wine and Spirit Education Trust, and has worked on multiple winery harvests. No vineyard is too small, no winery is too big that he can’t help you better understand the ins and outs of wine making and vineyard care.
Dave is an outdoor enthusiast and coinsurer of food and wine. He has spent the last 20 years exploring what Santa Barbara County has to offer and is an adventure guide for the Santa Barbara Channel Islands National Park. The combination of Dave’s love and knowledge of Santa Barbara along with his passion for wine makes him a great team member. Dave and his wife live in Carpentaria, a little beach town just south of Santa Barbara.