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Just in time for Fall, the new Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room in Ventura Harbor Village is giving wine lovers a reason to toast the coast. Owned and operated by the Conway family of Santa Barbara/Ventura County, this modern wine tasting room is sure to be a popular spot with 15 different wines of interesting and unusual blends of reds and whites, each produced in small batch production. Along with their friendly and knowledgeable tasting room hosts, daily tastings offer a selection of both Conway and Deep Sea wines offering something for all palates.

Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room, along with the Conway siblings John, Tom, Gillian, and Sally, have created a relaxed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating in the picturesque Ventura Harbor setting. 

“We have been searching for the perfect location to open a second Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room (the original wine tasting room is at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara) for years and have spent a lot of time here in Ventura Harbor.  We truly felt Ventura Harbor Village would be the ideal spot with its relaxed vibe overlooking the ocean just steps away,” says Co-Owner John Conway.

The siblings, and their parents, Chris and Ann Conway, have always shared a love for California wine, the wilderness and especially the Pacific ocean. Some of them surf, some of them sail, and the entire family are certified open water scuba divers. 

“We are thrilled to have Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room join the vibrant mix of shops, eateries and attractions at Ventura Harbor Village to serve residents and visitors alike,” says Brian Pendleton, General Manager of the Ventura Port District.  “The Conway family’s passion for wine is evident, and the sea-themed details in the design of their new tasting room is a perfect complement to our waterfront Ventura Harbor community,“ Pendleton said.

Sourced from the highest quality grapes from sustainably farmed coastal vineyards in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Los Alamos, the Conways strive to capture this special “sense of place” in all their wines. The maritime influence in their vineyard sources can be noted in the unique flavors of their wines. Most of their wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the natural and existing flavors of the varietals, and some are then aged in French oak barrels.  

Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room offers wine enthusiasts the chance to savor wine by the glass ($13-18), by the bottle (average of $32) and as part of Tasting Flights (Signature Flight $18 and Reserve Wine Tasting Flight $24). The winery’s most popular picks include their top sellers:  Deep Sea “Seastar,” Rose of Pinot Noir, Deep Sea” Seaturtle” Chardonnay and the winery’s red blends.  A fan favorite is the Deep Sea, “The Duel,” that offers a blend of two different varietals:  50 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Malbec.  New vintages such as the CONWAY Cabernet Sauvignon and CONWAY Pinot Noir have been recently released.

As part of the ultimate wine experience, Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room provides several Wine Club Options with membership benefits that include 20% off ALL wines and merchandise, $9 wine-by- the-glass anytime, and one complimentary Signature Tasting Flight per month. 

Along with tastings, Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room hosts fun and creative special events, such as Oceanic Flow Yoga Class ($25) followed by a glass of wine on the harbor side patio on the first Sunday of each month from 10-11 AM and Live Music on Sundays from 3 – 7 PM.  Seasonal events such as Pumpkin Carving on the patio and holiday wreath making will also be on the calendar of events. Plus, the wine tasting patio is dog-friendly!

Wine lovers can also partake in delicious food pairings to accompany the fine wine selection at Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room, such as a chocolate flight created by Top This Chocolate in the Ventura Harbor Village, a curated meat and cheese plate locally sourced in Ventura, or delicious flatbread pizza.  Visitors are also welcome to enjoy takeout from Ventura Harbor Village restaurants while sipping on a glass of wine at the tasting room. 

With its scenic views, the Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room and outdoor patio are perfect celebration spots to host private events, weddings, and intimate gatherings.  Stop in to shop “Deep Sea” themed merchandise, including hats, T-shirts, stickers, wine glasses, wine openers, wine chillers, and “Deep Sea” scented candles or purchase a bottle or case of wine to enjoy at home.  

Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room is located on the waterfront at 1591 Spinnaker Dr. Ventura, California, 93001 in Ventura Harbor Village near the Village lawn.  Open daily at 11 AM with hours Sunday through Thursday until 8 pm and Friday and Saturday until 9 PM.    

For more information about Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room call 805-321-9463 or visit,