Our Story

Les Marchands is a labor of love for a team of professionals dedicated to providing a unique experience and access to wine producers with history, character, and veracity. Their backgrounds, travel journals, knowledge and passion have inspired a fresh and dynamic vision for retail, dining, and education located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown Funk Zone.

Whether picking out a bottle from our shop or stopping off at the tasting bar for some share plates and a glass, Les Marchands sets out to prove that a world-class food and wine experience can exist in a relaxing atmosphere, free of intimidation.

Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant

Ned Creed
Director of Private Cellar Management

A Marin County native, Ned grew up a stone’s throw from wine country, exposing him to numerous producers at an early age. He embarked on a professional career with Benchmark Wine Group in 2005, focusing on import logistics, sourcing wines throughout Europe, and private collection appraisals and acquisitions. Over the course of eight years, Benchmark grew from five employees to a global operation, handling cellars for a preferred core of rare wine collectors. Ned’s business travels include the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and numerous cities throughout the U.S. Moving to Les Marchands in 2013 brings a welcome shift -- reconnecting with producers in the most prominent wine regions and providing personal attention to individuals as they manage their private collections.

Contact Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant

If you’re visiting the Santa Barbara area, please stop by and enjoy our wine bar and retail shop.

131 Anacapa St., Suite B, Santa Barbara CA 93101   -   GET DIRECTIONS

Monday through Thursday: 3pm to 10pm
Friday: 3pm to 11pm
Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Sunday: 11am to 10pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Le Gouter Daily: 3pm-5pm (cheese/charcuterie)
Dinner Daily: 5pm to 9pm

Wine Retail Shop:
Daily: 11am to close

Public Parking Information

There are three public parking lots all within three blocks of Les Marchands:

  • Amtrak Train Station: Corner of State Street and W. Yanonali Street
  • Santa Barbara Visitors Center: Corner of Garden Street and E. Cabrillo Blvd
  • Helena Street: Between E. Yanonali and E. Montecito (Next to Harbor Meat & Seafood, Across from Seven Bar & Kitchen).

We’d love to hear from you — drop us a line and we’ll get back to you.

e: inquiries@lesmarchandswine.com
t: 805-284-0380