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Santa Barbara's Funk Zone gets its first communal wine tasting room
Santa Barbara's Funk Zone gets its first communal wine tasting room

Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone is busting out in tasting rooms. The latest to open is Santa Barbara Wine Collective, the first communal tasting room on the city’s Urban Wine Trail. The Funk Zone, if you're not among the initiated, is neither a mental health clinic nor a James Brown museum (sadly), but a neighborhood largely devoted to artists, chefs and winemakers.  Six winemakers are part of it, and those stellar names — Bryan Babcock of Babcock Winery, Matt Dees of the Paring, Blair Fox of Fess Parker Wines, Eric Railsback or Ca’ del Grevino, Raj Parr and Sashi Moorman of Sandhi and Bob Linquist of Qupé — make the new tasting room on...

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