P.O. Box 1558 • Santa Ynez CA • 93460-1558 805-688-0881 • Fax 805-686-5881 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sbcountywines.com
WINERIES OF S A N TA B A R B A R A C O U N T Y
2013 • 2014
Photograph by Rob Brown
This is wine country at its best. Breathtaking vistas overlook valleys and mountains studded with ancient oaks, brilliant wild flowers and magnificent vineyards. A leisurely country drive allows one to fully appreciate the winemaking experience while viewing the ever changing seasons. Pruning in the winter, bud break in spring, and canopy management all summer, culminates with the fall harvest. It is a wonderful discovery for any traveler! Pull up to one of several towns and find great restaurants, galleries, country inns and exceptional tasting rooms. Friendly and knowledgeable people are waiting to welcome, serve and delight you. To further enhance your visit, wine events are scheduled year round, from festivals and winemaker’s dinners, to concerts, dramatic readings and art shows, all of which are open to the public. Getting here: • 125 miles, or approximately 21/2 hours from Los Angeles. • 296 miles, or approximately 5 hours from San Francisco International Airport. • Fly into Los Angeles or Santa Barbara.
Discover five unique wine growing areas. Though known as a scenic beachside resort, Santa Barbara County also encompasses one of the top wine regions in the
Los Alamos Valley Los Alamos lies between the Santa Maria Valley and Santa Ynez Valley. With warm days and very cold nights, the fruit from this region achieves incredible concentration and balance. Its slight, well drained soils and a wide range of microclimates allows for a diversity of
world. The beaches are backed by an unusual mountain
varietals. While Santa Barbara County is used as the appellation, one
configuration with an east-west orientation forming valleys
should not be surprised to see the vineyard name appearing on the label.
that open directly to the Pacific Ocean. It is the longest eastwest traverse from the Aleutian Islands to Tierra Del Fuego.
Santa Ynez Valley Santa Ynez Valley is a long, east-west corridor with
This unique topography allows the inland flow of fog and
very cool temperatures on the coast that become progressively warmer inland. Consequently, several
ocean breezes to shape one of the coolest winegrowing
varietals do well from Pinot Noir in the west to
regions in California and create an ideal environment for
Cabernet and Merlot in the east. Several Rhône and Italian grape
the cultivation of classic grape varietals. The growing
varietals have also gained acclaim in this versatile Santa Barbara County AVA. The largest concentration of wineries is in the Santa
season here is considerably longer than other growing
Ynez Valley appellation. From one-person labors of love to multi-
areas, meaning the fruit has an unusually long “hang time”
thousand case operations, each has a dedication to producing wine
on the vine. This makes for world class wines of distinctive character.
that truly reflects the high quality and broad diversity of local grapes.
Sta. Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills is an AVA within the Santa Ynez Valley AVA. Located
Within Santa Barbara County there are five distinct
on the far western end of the long corridor, the
winegrowing regions: Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley,
marine influence is directly off the ocean providing an extremely cool climate. It is the perfect place
Sta. Rita Hills, the Los Alamos Valley, and Happy Canyon of
to grow its hallmark Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The region continues to innovate with progressive farming techniques, supplying fruit used to produce highly stylized and structured wines.
Santa Maria Valley The often foggy and windswept Santa Maria Valley is the northern
HAPPY CANYON OF SANTA BARBARA
most appellation in Santa Barbara County. The region’s first officially
Happy Canyon is a relatively new winegrowing region just granted its
approved American Viticultural Area (AVA) enjoys extremely
own AVA. Located in the far eastern edge of the Santa Ynez Valley AVA, it
complex soil conditions and diverse
delves into the San Rafael Mountains just northwest of Lake Cachuma. Its
microclimates. Chardonnay and Pinot
inland position means a significantly warmer climate that ensures complete
Noir are two varietals which especially
maturation for later ripening varieties. The rolling terrain, high slopes and
benefit from the ocean’s influence, and
varied soils of this region are best suited for growing Bordeaux varieties
are the flagship wines
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Sauvignon
of this appellation.
Blanc, creating rich, concentrated wines. Syrah and other Rhône varieties also flourish here.
VINTNERS EVENTS The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival The Festival is held annually in April, attracting wine lovers from near and far for an opportunity to meet all of our member vintners, taste their wines, and enjoy great food and music in a festive outdoor environment.
The Celebration Of Harvest The 2013 Festival will be held on October 12th during the excitement of the wine grape harvest. Savor great vintages from over 100 wineries along with delightful
1. ALMA ROSA WINERY & VINEYARDS
Thekla and Richard Sanford, Sta. Rita Hills winegrowers since 1970. CCOF Certified Organic Vineyards. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Vin Gris, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc. Rustic creek-side tasting. 11am to 4:30pm daily. 7250 Santa Rosa Rd., Buellton. 805-688-9090; www.almarosawinery.com
2. ALTA MARIA
Specializing in Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir including Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. We are also the exclusive tasting room for Native9 and Autonom. Daily 11am to 5 pm. 2933 Grand Avenue, Suite A, Los Olivos. 805-686-1144; www.altamaria.com
edibles from fine restaurants and caterers.
3. AMPELOS CELLARS
Kick It Up A Notch Weekends for both events are filled with grand open houses, winemaker dinners, special tastings and other unique events. To fully enjoy your stay, plan on being here a few days!
Winery Events In addition, Winery and Wine Trail sponsored special events are on going year round including winemaker’s dinners, tastings of reserve wines,
Ampelos means “vine” in Greek, chosen because we believe “great wines start in the vineyard.” Employing environmentally conscientious farming – the first vineyard in the US to be certified sustainable, organic and biodynamic. 312 North Ninth Street, Lompoc. Thursday – Sunday from 11am to 5pm. 805-736-9957; www.ampeloscellars.com
4. ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS
Specializing in consistently delicious Rhône-style wines: Winery: 5095 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos. Open weekends 11am to 4pm. 805-686-9604. Tasting room: 2901-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos. Open daily 11am to 5pm. 805-693-9644; www.AndrewMurrayVineyards.com
passport weekends, and tours of the vineyard. For a continually updated listing of Vintners and Winery events, visit the Association web site at: www.sbcountywines.com.
5. AU BON CLIMAT
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara next to the Wine Cask is the Au Bon Climat tasting room and Jim Clendenen Wine Library. Featuring current releases as well as an extensive selection of library wines. 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. Open daily 12pm to 6pm. 805-963-7999; www.aubonclimat.com
The Association The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and wine grape growing region. To achieve this, the Vintners’ Association produces festivals, seminars and tastings, among other activities to assist its members. For more information about Santa Barbara Wine Country, visit the Association web site at: www.sbcountywines.com. Contact us at: Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association P.O. Box 1558, Santa Ynez CA, 93460-1558, 3669 Sagunto (Mon – Fri, 10am to 4pm), 805-688-0881, Fax: 805-686-5881, e-mail: email@example.com
6. AVA SANTA BARBARA
Learn about wine! We focus on the 5 unique growing regions of Santa Barbara County and the varietals that grow best in each one. Our lineup of small batch offerings changes quarterly. 116 Yanonali St, Santa Barbara. Open daily 12pm to 7pm. 805-453-6768; www.avasantabarbara.com
7. BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARD
Revolutionary farming and a passion for terroir continue to define this venerable, family owned winery. Delicious whites; stunning single-vineyard Syrah, Cabernet, and Sta. Rita Hills Pinots. Mid-century modern lounge available for private parties. 5175 E. Hwy 246, Lompoc. Open Daily March – Oct 10:30am to 5pm / Nov – Feb 10:30am to 4pm. 805-736-1455; www.babcockwinery.com
Small estate winery producing award winning Bordeaux wines. 805-688-7118; www.bfwine.com
Brewer-Clifton focuses solely on site-expressive wines from the Sta. Rita Hills appellation using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as voices of place. 329 North F Street, Lompoc; Fri – Sun 11am to 4pm, Mon–Thurs by appointment. 805-735-9184; www.brewerclifton.com
15. BRIDLEWOOD WINERY
9. BECKMEN VINEYARDS
A family owned and operated winery producing ultrapremium, estate grown Rhône varietals from our Purisima Mountain Vineyard. 2670 Ontiveros Rd, Los Olivos; Open daily 11am to 5pm; picnic area. 805-688-8664; www.beckmenvineyards.com
Just 30 miles north of Santa Barbara on the eastern edge of the Santa Ynez Valley, our 105-acre estate is home to world-class wines, hillside vineyards and breathtaking views of the magnificent Santa Ynez Mountains. 3555 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez; Open daily 11am to 5pm. 800-467-4100; www.Bridlewoodwinery.com
16. BROPHY CLARK CELLARS
10. BEDFORD WINERY
Limited edition wines of varietal integrity from single vineyard sources: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and dry Gewurztraminer. 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos; Open daily 11am to 5pm; 805-344-2107; www.bedfordwinery.com
Winemaker John Clark and his wife, viticulturalist Kelley Brophy Clark, bring more than 30-years experience to their hand-crafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Red Rhône blends. 2905 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; Los Olivos Tasting Room & Wine Shop, 805-688-7406, or by appointment, 805-296-3017; www.brophyclarkcellars.com
17. BUTTONWOOD FARM WINERY 11. BLACKJACK RANCH
In “Sideways”, Miles and Jack enjoyed our Maximus Syrah on “Monday morning.” Robert Parker calls Blackjack the Central Coast’s only 5-star producer of Bordeaux varietals. 2205 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang. 805-686-9922; www.blackjackranch.com
12. BLAIR FOX CELLARS
Is the eponymous label of the Winemaker of the Year. The ultra-boutique winery produces hand-crafted bottlings of small-lot, limited production, 90+point wines of exceptional quality. 2902 San Marcos Ave., Suite B, front door– Alamo Pintado Ave. between Corner House Coffee and Global Gardens, Los Olivos; Fri – Sun 12 to 5pm & by appointment. 805-691-1678; www.blairfoxcellars.com
Set below our vineyard and nestled amongst gardens and orchards is Buttonwood’s Tasting Room where you can enjoy our gorgeous estate wines and delicious farm products. Savor our full range of wines on our patio or picnic in the garden! 1500 Alamo Pintado, Solvang. Open daily 11am to 5pm. 805-688-3032; www.buttonwoodwinery.com
18. BYRON VINEYARD & WINERY
Byron Vineyard & Winery specializes in handcrafting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from estate-owned vineyards in the cool climate of Santa Maria Valley, California. We strive to produce wines that are rich in character and texture and express the SMV. 2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos. Thursday through Monday 11am to 5pm. 805-938-7365; www.byronwines.com
19. CA’ DEL GREVINO 13. BRANDER VINEYARD
Specializing in Sauvignon Blanc and red Bordeaux varitals since 1977. 2401 N. Refugio Rd, Los Olivos; Open daily 11am to 5pm in summer and 11am to 4pm in winter; 805-688-2455; www.brander.com
Ca’ Del Grevino, meaning “House of Great Wine,” produces fine wines steeped in Italian tradition with a distinctive California style. The vineyard is planted with varietals suited to the terroir and is farmed sustainably. The fruit is all hand-harvested and hand-sorted. By appointment only; www.grevino.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
20. CAMBRIA WINERY
Winemaking begins on the vine. Visit our private, familyowned estate winery established in 1986 and experience the flavors of the Santa Maria Bench. 5475 Chardonnay, Santa Maria; Open daily 10am to 5pm; 805-937-8091; www.cambriawines.com
26. Cinque Stelle Winery
Cinque Stelle (Cheen-kweh stell-lay) - an Italian translation of “FIVE STAR” - is a family-owned and operated vineyard, winery and boutique. Their premium wines are principally sourced from their estate vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley. Thurs– Mon, 11am to 5pm; 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos. 686-4101; www.cinquestellewinery.com
21. CARHARTT VINEYARD AND WINERY
Hand-crafted, limited production wines, grown, produced, and bottled by the family on the historic Rancho Santa Ynez. Varietals include Syrah, Merlot, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, as well as some blends. Sells out fast. Tasting location: 2990 A. Grand Avenue, Los Olivos. Open daily 11am to 5:30pm. 805-693-5100; www.carharttvineyard.com
22. CARINA CELLARS
Our Los Olivos tasting room is dedicated to showcasing Carina Cellars fine Rhône wines made from fruit picked from some of the best vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will only enhance your experience of our wines. Open Daily 11am to 5pm. 2900 Grand Avenue (entrance on Alamo Pintado Ave. next to Panino’s), Los Olivos. 805-688-2459; www.carinacellars.com
27. CLOS PEPE ESTATE
Micro-boutique production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Tours and tastings by appointment (2 weeks is recommended). Winemaker Wes Hagen is known for his crafty, elegant, flinty Chardonnays and Pinot Noir that shows both fruit and restraint. Taste of the Sta. Rita Hills pours our wine on Thurs–Sun 11am to 5pm and Holidays; 1505 East Chestnut, Lompoc Wine Ghetto. 805-735-8774; www.clospepe.com
28. COGHLAN VINEYARD
A jewel in the valley, where you can taste beautifully hand-crafted wines while exploring wonderfully handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry. The Coghlan family welcomes you to their new wine and jewelry gallery in Los Olivos. 2366 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Open daily 11am to 5pm. 805-686-2395; www.CoghlanVineyard.com
23. CARR VINEYARDS & WINERY
Carr specializes in limited production wines including Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah & Cab Franc. Visit us at one of our 2 locations: The Barrel Room: 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Santa Barbara 805.965.7985; The Warehouse: 3563 Numancia St. #101 Santa Ynez 805.688.5757. Daily 11am to 6pm, Fri-Sat. 11am to 8pm. www.carrwinery.com
29. COQUELICOT VINEYARD
COQUELICOT (ko-klee-ko) is the name “en Français” of the striking red poppy flower that graces the French countryside. Our 58 acre vineyard is an organically farmed property in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. 2884 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441. Open daily 10am to 6pm. 805-688-1500; www.coquelicotwines.com
24. CASA CASSARA WINERY & VINEYARD
Casa Cassara produces several varietals at our winery, ranging from French Rhône, Bordeaux to Burgundy. All of our wines are hand bottled and labeled, quality is a priority! Our Tasting Room offers a place to relax and enjoy a glass of our award winning wine. Our friendly staff is knowledgeable and entertaining, we guarantee you an amazing experience! Wed–Mon 12 to 6pm; 1607 Mission Drive, Suite 111, Solvang. 805-688-8691; www.casacassarawinery.com
30. COSTA DE ORO WINERY
An estate winery producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our “Gold Coast Vineyard”. We strive to produce unique expressions of the vineyard, balancing elegance and power. 1331 S. Nicholson, Santa Maria. 805-922-1468; 11am to 6pm Daily. www.costadeorowinery.com
25. CASA DUMETZ
Casa Dumetz started in 2004 with a patch of raw earth, a bucket of grapevines and a sincere commitment to producing authentic wine. Our focus is small production Rhône varietals with plenty of surprises in between. 388 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440. Thurs 12 to 7pm, Fri & Sat 11am to 7pm, Sun 11am to 6pm. 805-344-1900; www.casadumetzwines.com
31. COTTONWOOD CANYON VINEYARD & WINERY
Enjoy our estate grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Champagne. Open Daily 10am to 5pm. Summer hours weekends to 6pm. Tastings at two locations: 3940 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, 805-937-8463 and 224A Anacapa Road, Santa Barbara, 805-963-1221. www.cottonwoodcanyon.com
32. CURTIS WINERY
38. FESS PARKER WINERY & VINEYARD
Specializing in limited production Rhônes-Style wines; including Syrah, Roussanne, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cuvées. 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos. Open daily 10am to 5pm. 805-686-8999, ext 100; www.curtiswinery.com
Founded in 1989 by actor/entrepreneur Fess Parker, along with his son Eli and daughter Ashley, three generations of the Fess Parker family are dedicated to a single mission: crafting wines of uncompromising quality & character. 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; Open daily 10am to 5pm; 800-841-1104; www.fessparkerwines.com
33. DANIEL GEHRS WINES
39. FIDDLEHEAD CELLARS
Located in the heart of downtown Los Olivos in the romantic, century old Heather Cottage. Al Fresco tastings in our intimate, outdoor Wine Garden most Saturdays. Open daily 11am to 6pm (5pm in winter) 800-275-8138. www.danielgehrswines.com. Stop by soon!
34. DASCOMB CELLARS
Kathy Joseph, owner, winemaker and farmer, is hands-on about her Pinot Noir from Fiddlestix Vineyard (Sta. Rita Hills) and her signature Sauvignon Blanc. Fri 12pm to 5pm, Sat 11am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 4pm. Other days by appointment. 1597 E. Chestnut Ave, Lompoc. 800-251-1225; www.fiddleheadcellars.com
40. FLYING GOAT CELLARS
Experience the charm and allure of boutique wines! A family owned/operated winery producing limited quantity, hand-crafted wines since 2000. The Estate vineyard is located in the Happy Canyon AVA & is one of the oldest vineyards in Santa Barbara County (est.in 1974). Daily 12 to 7pm. 1659 Copenhagen Drive (corner of Copenhagen & First St.). 805-691-9175; www.dascombcellars.com
We’re all about Pinot Noir and sparkling wine! Flying Goat is our vineyard designated Pinot label. YNOT is our blended Pinot label. Goat Bubbles is our sparkling wine label with four expressions: Rosé, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs and Cremant. 1520 E. Chestnut Court, Unit A, Lompoc. Thur – Sun 11am to 4pm. 805-736-9032; www.flyinggoatcellars.com
35. DEMETRIA ESTATE
41. FONTES & PHILLIPS
Demetria Estate is a family-owned winery focused on premium quality Burgundy and Rhône-style wines. We farm using biodynamic methods and our wines are handcrafted in very limited quantities. Tours and Tasting by Appointment: please call 805-686-2345.
36. DIERBERG, STAR LANE AND THREE SAINTS
Fontes & Phillips wines, a partnership between Alan and Rochelle Fontes-Phillips, is the culmination of over 35 years in the wine industry. Our goal is to create small bottlings of compelling handcrafted wines, generally from single vineyard sources. 3630 Sagunto St, Ste. A-1, Santa Ynez. Fri – Mon, Noon to 5:00pm. 805-688-2200; www.fontesandphillipswines.com
Star Lane Estate Vineyard produces intense and elegant Cabernet, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc from the new warmer Happy Canyon AVA. Dierberg Estate Vineyard produces expressive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the cooler coastal areas. 1280 Drum Canyon Road, Lompoc. Open daily 11am to 5pm. Groups of 8 or more require a reservation. 805-736-0757; www.dierbergvineyard.com & www.starlanevineyard.com
The Foxen Boys’ new solar-powered winery and tasting room opened in 2009 featuring their pinots, chardonnays and Rhône-style wines. Their historic tasting shack “foxen 7200” remains open, featuring their Cal-Ital and Bordeaux-style wines. Open daily from 11am to 4pm. 7200 & 7600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-4251; www.foxenvineyard.com
37. DRAGONETTE CELLARS
43. GAINEY VINEYARD
Obtaining grapes from the finest vineyards and applying meticulous attention to detail in the cellar, we personally handcraft small lots of critically acclaimed, ultra-premium Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Grenache. 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos. Open Thurs– Mon 11am to 5pm. 805-693-0077; www.dragonettecellars.com
42. FOXEN & 7200
For over 20 years the Gainey family has produced ultrapremium wines from the Santa Ynez Valley and Sta. Rita Hills. Visitors are welcome at our beautiful Spanish-style winery daily for tours, tasting and picnics. 3950 E. Hwy 246, Santa Ynez; Open from 10am to 4:30pm; Tours daily: 11, 1, 2 and 3; 805-688-0558; www.gaineyvineyard.com
44. GRASSINI FAMILY VINEYARDS
This family-owned, boutique winery specializes in the handcrafted production of Bordeaux varietals. The estate vineyard is farmed to its fullest potential using renewable and sustainable resources. 813 Anacapa El Paseo #6, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 7 days a week, 12pm to 6pm. (Last Tasting at 5:30pm); 805-897-3366; www.GrassiniFamilyVineyards.com
50. J LUDLOW
Family-owned winery carefully nurturing our unique wine from grape, to barrel, to bottle. Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. www.jludlowvineyard.com.
51. JAFFURS WINE CELLARS 45. HAPPY CANYON WINERY & VINEYARDS
Tom and Laurel Barrack’s hillside vineyard. PIOCHO: a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, BARRACK; exceptional quality barrels and CHUKKER; 100% Cabernet Franc. P.O. Box 358 Santa Ynez, 93460. Appointment Only 805-892-9711.
Our family owned winery produces very limited quantities of Syrah and other Rhône varietal wines. Winery and tasting room is located in downtown Santa Barbara at 819 E. Montecito St.Tasting room open on weekends and seasonally on weekdays from 11-5. 805-962-7003; www.jaffurswine.com
52. JORIAN HILL WINERY & VINEYARDS
46. Hilliard Bruce
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are produced in small quantities from our 21 acre vineyard planted in 2004. Our vision is exceptional viticulture to produce exceptional wines. 2097 Vineyard View Lane, Lompoc. By appointment 805-736-5366; www.hilliardbruce.com
Producing Rhône varietals, Syrah, Viognier and a blend, Beespoke. The philosophy has been to select only the very finest fruit from their 7 acre estate vineyard for use in their small lot artisan wines. Not open to the public. www.jorianhill.com
47. HITCHING POST WINES
Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley make handcrafted, food friendly, “Soulful Pinots, year in and year out” (Jim Laube), and feature them at the Hitching Post Restaurant, proclaimed “A Must” (New York Times). 406 E Hwy 246, Buellton. 805-688-0676; www.hitchingpostwines.com
48. HUBER CELLARS, LLC
Family operated Estate is located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA and specializes in award winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Dornfelder & Dornfelder Dessert Wine. Located at 4892 Hapgood Rd., Lompoc off Hwy 246. Tasting Friday and Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. 805-736-3854; www.hubercellars.com
49. IMAGINE WINE
Handcrafted, small lots of extraordinary wine, personally poured by winemaker, Ross Jay Rankin & his wife, LynDee. Gold medal PM Syrah & Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel & Cabernet Sauvignon. Pleasant Art Gallery setting. 3563 Numancia Street, Santa Ynez. Open daily 11am to 6pm. 805-688-1769; www.imaginewine.com
Established in 2001, Kaena has been specializing in truly-handcrafted vineyard-designate Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Sauvignon Blanc. Hawaiian born Winemaker, Mikael Sigouin, has been named one of the most promising winemakers by Wine Spectator. Thurs – Mon 12pm to 5pm. 2933 San Marcos Ave., Suite 107 Los Olivos. 806-688-4069; www.kaenawine.com
54. KEN BROWN WINES
Ken Brown, pioneering Santa Barbara winemaking since 1977, focuses on small hand-crafted lots of Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County’s most acclaimed vineyards. Also, limited bottlings of Chardonnay and Syrah. Tasting Fri, Sat & Sun from 11am to 4pm, or by appointment. For appointments contact: email@example.com or 805.448.3791. 70 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-448-3791; www.kenbrownwines.com
55. KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS
Come and enjoy the most comprehensive wine portfolio produced in Santa Barbara wine country. For groups of 8 or more, a reservation is appreciated. Located at 5230 Tepusquet Road, Santa Maria. Open daily 10:30am to 4:30pm. 805-938-7896; www.volkwines.com
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Trail
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Brander Vineyard Bridlewood Winery Carr Vineyards and Winery Fontes & Phillips Gainey Vineyard Hitching Post Wines Imagine Wine Point Concepción Wines Roblar Winery Rusack Vineyards Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
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Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards Ampelos Babcock Winery & Vineyard Brewer-Clifton Clos Pepe Estate Dierberg / Star Lane / 3 Saints Fiddlehead Cellars Flying Goat Cellars Huber Cellars, LLC Ken Brown Wines Lafond Winery Longoria Melville Winery Mosby Winery Palmina Pence Ranch Sanford Winery & Vineyards Stolpman Vineyards Thorne Cellars Zotovich Cellars
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Au Bon Climat AVA Santa Barbara Carr Vineyards and Winery Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery Grassini Family Vineyards Jaffurs Wine Cellars MARGERUM WINE COMPANY Municipal Winemakers Oreana Winery Riverbench Vineyard & Winery Santa Barbara Winery Summerland Winery
Solvang Wine Trail
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Baehner-Fournier Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyard Dascomb Cellars Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Toccata Wines
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Brophy Clark Cellars Ca’ Del GreVino Demetria Estate Happy Canyon Winery & Vineyards Hilliard Bruce Martian Ranch & Vineyard Sierra Madre Vineyard Silver Wines Tantara Winery
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56. KOEHLER WINERY
We invite you to visit us and taste our Award-Wining Viognier, Syrah, Grenache, Sangiovese, Magia Nera, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc. Bring a picnic and enjoy our tranquil setting. 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos. Open daily 10am to 5pm. 805-693-8384; www.koehlerwinery.com
57. LAFOND WINERY
Visit our beautiful picnic grounds overlooking the vineyard and Sta. Rita Hills. We specialize in Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay. 6855 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton; Open daily 10am to 5pm; 805-688-7921; 877-708-9463; www.lafondwinery.com
62. MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD
Martian Ranch is an eclectic grower of grape varieties both esoteric and otherwise. We farm 20 acres of biodynamicallygrown Mediterranean and Iberian grape varieties, and we take our farming and winemaking much more seriously than we take ourselves. Tasting room expected to open August, 2012! 8900 Alisos Canyon Rd., Los Alamos. www.martianvineyard.com
63. MELVILLE WINERY
Melville is an estate winery producing Burgundian & Northern Rhône varietals located in the Sta. Rita Hills. Open daily from 11am to 4pm. Group Tours call 805-735-7030. Tasting Room & Picnic Area. 5185 E. Highway 246. Lompoc; www.melvillewinery.com
58. LARNER VINEYARD & WINERY
A family-run boutique winery specializing in a limited production of handcrafted wines including Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Viognier, tasting room at 2900 Grand Ave, inside the historic Los Olivos General Store. Thurs – Mon 11am to 5pm; 805-688-8148; www.larnerwine.com
59. LONGORIA WINES
Producing ultra premium wines since 1982: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Albarino, Syrah, Tempranillo & Bordeauxstyle blends. Los Olivos: 2935 Grand Ave., daily 11am to 4:30pm and Winery: 1700 Industrial Way, Unit A, Lompoc, Fri–Sun 11am to 4:30pm. 866-759-4637; www.longoriawine.com
64. MOSBY WINERY
Committed to producing award-winning Cal-Italian wines: Pinot Grigio, Cortese, Traminer, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Teroldego, Lagrein, and Primativo. 9496 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton; Open Mon–Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat–Sun 10am to 4:30pm; 805-688-2415; www.mosbywines.com
65. MUNICIPAL WINEMAKERS
After spending our formative years traveling and studying terroir and techniques, we are now working hard to make honest, interesting, and delicious wines for the people of this world. We do this with love—carefully and slowly. 22 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara; Sun – Wed 11:00am to 6:00pm, Thurs, Fri & Sat 11am to 11pm; 805-931-6864; www.municipalwinemakers.com
60. LUCAS & LEWELLEN VINEYARDS
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards is a small family-owned winery located in the heart of “Sideways” country – Santa Barbara County. We farm 400 acres of estate grown, handpicked grapes located in 3 different microclimates. Sun–Thurs 10am to 5pm, Fri–Sat 10am to 8pm. 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang. 805-686-9336; www.LLwine.com
66. OREANA WINERY
Located in a converted tire shop two blocks from the beach, Winemaker Christian Garvin produces microbatches of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Malbec and eclectic blends. Open daily 11am to 5pm at 205 Anacapa St., 805.962.5857; www.oreanawinery.com
61. MARGERUM WINE COMPANY
MWC creates handcrafted wines that are indicative of the place where they are grown. We make wines that have individual characteristics and personality. The scale of production is at a level where we can know the wine as it is raised the antithesis. 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara Studio C in El Paseo adjacent to the Wine Cask Restaurant and Intermezzo Cafe; Daily 12pm to 6pm or by appointment at the winery. 805-845-2034; www.margerumwinecompany.com
Vintners Steve & Chrystal Clifton produce handcrafted Italian varietals that are an extension of the plate. Visit our enoteca for a unique tasting experience! Open Thurs – Sat 11am to 5pm and Sun – Mon 11am to 4pm. 1520 E. Chestnut Ct, Lompoc. 805-735-2030; www.palminawines.com
68. PENCE RANCH
Pence Ranch specializes in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and grows, produces, and bottles everything ourselves. We are located just outside the highly regarded Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Tours and Tastings by appointment only. 805-735-7000. www.penceranch.com
74. REFUGIO RANCH
Within this 415 acre estate, covered largely by old oak trees, 26 select acres were strategically planted and have been well cared for by the Gleason Family to produce the premium grapes that comprise Refugio Ranch wines. Sun – Thurs 11am to 5pm, Fri – Sat 11am to 6pm. 2990 Grand Ave, Los Olivos. 805-686-0840; www.refugioranch.com
69. POINT CONCEPCIÓN WINES
We established Point Concepción Wines in 2002 with the goal of producting food friendly wines from California’s Central Coast which are ready to enjoy upon release. Thurs – Mon, 11am to 5pm. 420 E. Highway 246, Buellton. 805-691-1300; www.pointconcepcionwines.com
75. RIDEAU WINERY & VINEYARDS
We are boutique winery in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, specializing in Rhone varietals. Sun – Fri 11am to 4:30pm, Sat 11am to 5pm. 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang. 805-688-0717; www.rideauvineyard.com
76. RIVERBENCH VINEYARD & WINERY
77. ROBLAR WINERY
At PRESQU’ILE (press-KEEL), Creole for “Almost and Island,” our wines reflect a relentless pursuit of quality. We strive for elegance, balance and an authentic expression of each variety, vineyard and vintage. Opening February 1, 2012– Daily 11am to 5pm. 2369 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos. 805-688-2022; www.presquilewine.com
Producer of Organic and Biodynamic wines from some of the Central Coast’s premier vineyards. Specializing in Rhone varieties and Chardonnay, Qupé has been a pioneer in the region since 1982. 2963 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos. Daily from 11am to 5pm. 805-686-4200; www.qupe.com
72. RANCHO SISQUOC WINERY
Our estate grown, handcrafted award winning wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Sylvaner, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and many more.A lush setting for spending a tranquil afternoon. We invite you to visit our tasting room. 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria; Mon–Thur 10am to 4pm, Fri–Sun 10am to 5pm; 805-934-4332; www.ranchosisquoc.com
73. REEVES RANCH VINEYARD
Reeves Ranch is 40 acres located at 1200 feet above sea level in the oak studded hills of the Santa Ynez Valley. Taste our wine at Avant Tapas and Wine, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton. Thursday through Sunday 11am to 8pm. 805-686-9400; www.reevesranchvineyard.com
For 40 years, our Riverbench Vineyard has been recognized for producing world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from California’s Santa Maria Valley. 137 Anacapa St, Suite C, Santa Barbara, open daily 11am to 6pm, 805-324-4100; and 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria, open daily 10am to 4pm, 805-937-8340; www.riverbench.com
Join us for wine tasting, a guided tour of the vineyards, or enjoy our excellent hors d’oeuvres. We’re committed to making your visit an unforgettable day in wine country. Come taste it for yourself and see! Open daily 11am to 5pm; 3010 Roblar Ave, Santa Ynez. 805-686-2603; www.roblarwinery.com
78. RUSACK VINEYARDS
A small boutique winery dedicated to producing outstanding handcrafted wines. Enjoy a picnic on our inviting redwood deck constructed around four ancient oaks and offering breathtaking views. 1819 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang; Open daily 11am to 5pm, except for major holidays, please check our website; 805-688-1278; www.rusackvineyards.com
79. SAARLOOS AND SONS
The BEST winery you have never Heard of. Those things that cannot be explained, do not deserve to be cheapened by explanatory terms. Wine should not be explained, but experienced. No SNOBS. 2971 Grand Ave, Los Olivos. Open Every Day 11am to 5pm. 805-688-1200; www.saarloosandsons.com
80. SAGEBRUSH ANNIE’S
We are small producers of Cabernet Sauvignon in a unique micro-climate found in the south eastern area of Santa Barbara Co., elevation 3,000 ft. Our wines have won 38 Gold Medals so far and are made at Central Coast Wine Services in Santa Maria. 4211 Highway 33, Ventucopa. Sat.and Sun 11:30am to 4:30pm or by appt. (Closed in Jan. & for wine events). 661-766-2319; www.sagebrushannies.com
86. STOLPMAN VINEYARDS
Stolpman produces world class wines from fruit grown at our Ballard Canyon Estate, including Syrah, Rousanne and Sangiovese. Visit our tasting rooms at 2434 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, 805-688-0400; Daily 11am to 5pm. And 1700 Industrial Way, Ste. B, Lompoc; Fri 1pm to 5pm, Sat–Sun 11am - 5pm 805-736-5000; www.StolpmanVineyards.com
87. SUMMERLAND WINERY
81. SANDHI WINERY; THE WATERING HOLE AT MATTEI’S TAVERN
Sandhi is a small production California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. We are dedicated to making wines of finesse, minerality, acidity, structure and balance. 2329 Jonata Avenue, Los Olivos. Thurs – Sat 11am to 5pm; 805-688-1341; www.sandhiwines.com
A unique tasting room experience featuring our award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rhône varietal wines. Enjoy a peaceful seaside setting on our spacious patio. 2330 Lillie Avenue, Summerland; Open daily: Call for hours. 805-565-WINE; www.summerlandwine.com
88. SUNSTONE VINEYARDS & WINERY
82. SANFORD WINERY & VINEYARDS
Established in 1981, Sanford is located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, producing world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Visit us at our beautiful tasting room. Winery tours Sat & Sun or by appt. 5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc. Open daily 11am to 4pm (5pm Fri & Sat, March–Oct). 805-735-5900 ext 2; www.sanfordwinery.com
Sunstone is your portal to Provence and Tuscany. The barrel caves, courtyards and picnic grounds, surrounded by organic vineyards, provide the perfect place to experience winemaker Nick de Luca’s world class wines. 125 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; Open daily 11am to 5pm; 800-313-WINE (9463); www.SunstoneWinery.com
89. TANTARA WINERY 83. SANTA BARBARA WINERY
The county’s oldest winery (est. in 1962) is just two blocks away from the beach in Santa Barbara. A wide variety of award wining wines from our Lafond Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. 202 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara; Open Mon – Thurs 10:00am to 6:00pm, Fri – Sat 10am to 7pm; 805-963-3633; 800-225-3633; www.sbwinery.com
84. SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD
Please view our website at www.sierramadrevineyard.com to learn more about this historic vineyard, our wines and owner Doug Circle. 2570 Prell Road, Santa Maria. Call for appointment. 805-922-3100.
Tantara is a small producer of a dozen or more different Pinots with occasional ventures with other varieties. Appointment only. 2330 Westgate Road, Santa Maria. 805-938-5051; www.tantarawines.com
90. TERCERO WINES
We produce small lot, hand crafted wines using grapes from leading Santa Barbara County vineyards. We specialize in Rhône varieties, such as Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Mourvèdre, Grenache & Gewurztraminer. 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Suite 104 (entrance on San Marcos Avenue), Los Olivos. Thur – Mon 12pm to 5ish. 805-245-9584; www.tercerowines.com
91. TESSA MARIE
85. SILVER WINES
Hand picked, foot stomped, and massaged grapes result in terroir driven aromatic and complex wines with a grape personality, built to last. 724 Reddick St., Santa Barbara. Appointment only. 805-705-4509; www.silverwines.com
The Tessa Marie tasting room is located in historic Los Olivos. The twenty-something Tessa Marie Parker oversees a portfolio of Cal-Italian wines in her modern, yet warm tasting room. The Tessa Marie Sangiovese is her flagship wine. 2901 Grand Avenue, Suite C, Los Olivos. Thurs – Mon 11:30am to 5pm. 805-688-6081; www.tessamariewines.com
92. THORNE CELLARS, TERRAVANT WINERY
Thorne Wine is Estate Grown Pinot Noir from our Rio Vista Vineyard, in Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County. We have 65 acres of 100% Pinot Noir. In addition to our own wine we sell to a number of local winemakers. Avant Tapas, at Terravant Winery, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton. Thurs – Mon 11:00am to 9:00pm. 805-686-9400 x5; www.avantwines.com
93. TOCCATA WINES
Known for their approachable style and excellent quality at reasonable prices, Toccata produces estate-grown Italian varietals including Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Moscato, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, and the ever popular Super Tuscan blend. 1665 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang. Sun–Thurs 10am to 5pm, Fri–Sat 10am to 8pm. 805-686-5506; wwww.ToccataWines.com
94. TORETTI FAMILY VINEYARD
Overlooking the lush Santa Maria Valley sits Toretti Family Vineyard. This boutique vineyard located in Santa Barbara County is family owned and operated by founder and local trailblazer Robert Torres. They turn out 950 cases a year of Pinot Noir. Mon–Sun 11am to 5pm; 2356 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805.688.8002; www.Toretti.com
95. TRES HERMANAS Vineyard & Winery Specializing in small-lot Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Muscat Canelli, Refosco, & Cuvée’s. Open daily 10am to 5pm. 9660 Foxen Canyon Road. 805-937-8451; www.treshermanaswinery.com
96. ZACA MESA WINERY & VINEYARDS
Established in 1973, we are a sustainable, family-owned, estate dedicated to the Rhône varieties (Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, and Grenache). Bring a picnic and enjoy a quick hike, some chess and our beautiful courtyard. 6905 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; Open daily 10am to 4pm; 805-688-9339; www.zacamesa.com
97. ZOTOVICH CELLARS
Zotovich Cellars is a small family owned and operated winery that sources all it’s fruit from our 30 acre estate vineyard located in Sta. Rita Hills. We focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Viognier. Thurs – Sun 10am to 5pm. 1500 East Chestnut Ct. Suite D, Lompoc. 805-736-1600; www.zotovichcellars.com Photograph by Jeremy Ball
Take itEasy 1. Plan ahead.
3. Please drive carefully and courteously. The pace here is a little slower, so relax and enjoy the drive. It’s part of the experience. There’s no telling when a covey of quail will dart across the road.
Map out a route, checking tasting room
hours. The two wineries you’d most like to visit may be 50 miles apart. You’ll also notice that some wineries house their tasting rooms in our small towns while others have
4. A designated driver is encouraged to ensure safety on the road. Over-imbibers will not be served, even if you’re not driving. It’s the law.
chosen retail wine bars and shops to be their official tasting rooms, so your favorites may be right next door to each other. Whether its 50 miles or 50 feet, remember: four or
5. Gas up before you head out to the country. It may be a long distance between service stations. With that in mind,
five wineries is still a full day. Most tasting rooms charge for
you may want to bring a picnic lunch. Most wineries do not
serve food, but many have beautiful picnic areas. There are
2. There is usually something special happening in wine
also wonderful places to dine in town, some with outdoor seating.
country year round. Check the Association web site for a listing of events at www.sbcountywines.com
6. An overnight stay is always recommended.
Photograph by Jeremy Ball
Allan Hancock College Vineyard
A student vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley researching clones and rootstocks. www.hancockcollege.edu
Alondra de los Prados Syrah in the Santa Ynez Valley. 805-686-2344
BIEN NACIDO VINEYARDS足足足/SOLOMON HILLS VINEYARDS CENTRAL COAST WINE SERVICES
Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Blanc, Viognier, Merlot, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Pinot Gris, Roussanne, and Tocai Friulano.
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.biennacidovineyards.com
Black Oak Vineyard Syrah in the Los Alamos Valley. email@example.com
CINQUE STELLE (C5) VINEYARD
15 acres of Syrah, Albarino, Pinot Gris, and Tempranillo.
10 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah in the Santa Maria Valley. email@example.com
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Nebbiolo, San Giovese, Merlot, Tempranillo. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fe Ciega Vineyard
Pinot Noir in the Santa Rita Hills. email@example.com
HIGHLAND OAKS VINEYARD
Densely planted, hand harvested & field blended. Viognier, Syrah & Grenache thrive on a steep hillside that mimics the Northern Rh担ne Valley. firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Ynez Valley Arneis, Barbera, Dolcetto, Lagrein, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano and Sangiovese. www.honeavineyards.com
Planted in 1990 as one of the first in this area, these vines are stressed on steep, south facing slopes in limestone and botella clay. Consistantly producing remarkable fruit, the Piazza family currently sells exclusivly to Brewer-Clifton Winery.
Growers and producers of estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine. www.seasmoke.com
Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Syrah in the Los Alamos Valley. email@example.com
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Merlot.
1. BACARA RESORT AND SPA
8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 805-968-0100, 877-422-4245, www.bacararesort.com Set on seventy-eight beachfront acres, Bacara Resort & Spa is the closest service luxury resort and spa to Santa Barbara County’s premier wine region.
2. Ballard Inn
2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard, CA 93463 805-688-7770, www.ballardinn.com Daily from 8:00am to 9:00pm Romantic four diamond country inn offers 15 individually decorated rooms, many with fireplaces. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and full breakfast included with stay.
3. Best Western Big America Hotel and Suites
1725 N. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454 805-922-5200, 800-426-3213, www.bigamerica.com Gateway to the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail! AAA rated three diamond hotel. Deluxe continental breakfast, heated pool, spa and restaurant. High speed Internet access in all rooms. Clean, comfortable accommodations for your wine country visit.
4. Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
931 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3642 800-648-6708, 805-966-1641, www.cabrillo-inn.com 7:00am to 11:00pm 5 star Oceanfront location at a surprisingly affordable rate! “East Beach” location offering spectacular Ocean and Channel Island views from your room, heated pool, two 2nd floor sundecks or our lounge where we serve our continental breakfast. Ask about “Free Nights.” Mention “SBCVA” for special rates.
5. THE Chumash Casino Resort
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 800-248-6274, 800-CHUMASH, www.chumashcasino.com Located in the beautiful wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley, Chumash Casino Resort is your place for excitement. The casino features thrilling gaming, 24-hours a day with 2,000 of the latest slot machines, 40 table games, bingo, and poker. The property also features an upscale AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel with 106 spacious rooms, including 17 luxury suites.
6. FESS PARKER WINE COUNTRY INN & SPA
2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441 805-798-4047, www.fessparkerinn.com The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa is a well-appointed luxury hotel nestled in the charming and picturesque Santa Ynez Valley. The premier destination for food, wine and spa enthusiasts, the Inn offers guests the ultimate experience in luxury travel.
7. HAMLET INN
1532 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 805-688-4413, www.thehamletinn.com Office hours: Daily, 8:00am to 10:00pm Come enjoy our Danish Modern furnishings and amenities such as Vers ipod docks and free wireless internet. We’re located in the heart of downtown Solvang. Our complimentary bicycles are perfect for getting around town whether you’re wine tasting, shopping or both, its a fun way to take in all that Solvang has to offer. Before going out to dinner, wind down in our gazebo, or play a game of bocce ball!
8. HOTEL CORQUE
400 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463 800-624-5572, www.hotelcorque.com If you’re looking for a relaxed and enriching wine country escape look no further than Hotel Corque in the quaint town of Solvang. From its elegant yet rustic design to its warm and professional hotel staff, the natural and relaxed beauty of the wine country can be seen and felt throughout this luxury boutique hotel. Hotel Corque features 122 guestrooms, including 16 specialty suites and the Chairman’s Suite.
9. Petersen Village Inn
1576 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 805-688-3121, 800-321-8985, www.peterseninn.com Four Diamond country inn offering dining at its finest “Café Provence” and a full European buffet breakfast. Luxurious accommodations, winemaker dinners and meeting facilities.
10. Santa Ynez Inn
3627 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 805-688-5588, www.santaynezinn.com Voted Top 25 Small Hotels in the nation for 2013 in Trip Advisor, the Santa Ynez Inn offers a unique blend of Victorian design with modern amenities. Relax in whirlpool tubs, steam showers, and indulge in breakfast each morning included in your stay. We hope to see you soon!
11. SANTA YNEZ VALLEY MARRIOTT
555 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA 93427 805-688-1000, www.syvmarriott.com Welcome to the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott - a place where business meets pleasure, where your senses are indulged and your spirit is renewed, a place where your most pressing decision is shiraz or chardonnay. A mix of countryside charm and modern amenities, the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott is designed for an unpretentious Santa Barbara wine country escape. Indulge your senses and renew your spirit in the serenity and beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley.
12. UPHAM HOTEL
1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-0058, www.uphamhotel.com Established in 1871, this beautifully restored hotel is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. A complimentary continental breakfast buffet and afternoon refreshments are provided daily.
13. VICTORIAN MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST
326 Bell Street, Los Alamos, California 93440 805-344-1300, www.thevick.com Operating hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays Recognized as a “must see” in California. Six luxurious, masterfully themed suites in the heart of the wine country, each with fireplace, hot tub, in-suite breakfast and a bottle of local wine.
14. Wine Valley Inn and Cottages
1564 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 800-824-6444, www.winevalleyinn.com It’s ok to WINE a bit.... Located in the heart of the Santa Ynez wine country, Wine Valley Inn is not only the ideal starting point for your adventures, but also a great place to unwind and end your day.
15. Ballard Inn Restaurant & Tasting Room
2436 Baseline Avenue, Ballard, CA 93463 805-688-7770, www.ballardinn.com Chef Budi Kazali’s award-winning cuisine, an extensive wine list, exceptional service and a romantic atmosphere create a memorable dining experience. Open to the public Wed.-Sun. 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
16. BOUCHON SANTA BARBARA
9 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-730-1160, www.bouchonsantabarbara.com Dinner nightly 5:30pm. Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” recipient. Over fifty local wines by the glass. Fresh fish and local produce from farmers markets. Roast duck, venison, rack of lamb, steak and foie gras are some of our favorites. Open seven nights from 5:30pm.
17. CAFÉ PROVENCE AT THE PETERSEN INN
1576 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 805-688-3121, peterseninn.com Open for dinner Wed – Sun Leisurely dine in an upscale bistro setting with an unhurried atmosphere. Enjoy local wines along with European & Mediterranean cuisine.
18. DOS CARLITOS RESTAURANT & TEQUILA BAR
3544 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460; corner of Edison & Sagunto 805-688-0033, www.doscarlitosrestaurant.com Hours: Seven days a week 11am to 9pm. Dos Carlitos offers inspired Mexican & Latin cuisine handcrafted from the freshest ingredients. Combining bold flavors, award-winning margaritas and a lively ambiance, Dos Carlitos is a place to enjoy friends and family in a relaxed outdoor patio or casual indoor setting. Voted “Best Restaurant in Santa Ynez Valley.”
19. FAR WESTERN TAVERN
300 East Clark Avenue, Old Town Orcutt, CA 93455 805-937-2211, www.farwesterntavern.com M – Th: Lunch 11am to 2pm / Dinner 4pm to 9pm; F – Sat: Lunch 11am to 2pm / Dinner 4pm to 10pm; Sun: Brunch–Lunch 9am to 2 pm / Dinner 4pm to 9pm. The Far Western Tavern is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, our menu blends local barbecue style with other dishes that reflect the Santa Maria Valley’s Swiss-Italian ranching community.
20. Hitching Post II
406 East Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427 805-688-0676, www.hitchingpost2.com Hours: Mon – Fri 4:00 to 9:30pm, Sat & Sun 3:00 to 9:30pm A locals’ favorite since 1986, then Sideways. Known for the best in “Oakfired” BBQ steaks, seafood, and artichokes. Famous for fabulous fries and their own highly regarded Hitching Post Pinot Noirs.
21. Los Olivos wine merchant & Café
2879 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441 805-688-7265, www.losolivoscafe.com Open Daily 11:30am to 8:30pm Awarded Open Table’s TOP 50 restaurant wine lists in the COUNTRY! At the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe you really do get to taste the California Central Coast. Since 1995 they have taken great care in selecting each item that makes its way onto your plate.
22. OLIO e LIMONE RISTORANTE & OLIO PIZZERIA
11 W. Victoria Street, 17 & 21, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-899-2699, www.olioelimone.com and www.oliopizzeria.com Olio e Limone: LUNCH Mon – Sat, 11:30am to 2:00pm; DINNER Nightly from 5:00pm; Olio Pizzeria: Daily 11:30am to close. Experience artisanal Italian dishes from the “freshest ingredients supported by a superb wine list.” Cocktails | Private Dining | Pizzeria next door
23. Ranch & Reata Roadhouse
3569 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 805-691-9663, www.ranchandreataroadhouse.com Open Tues–Sun with Happy Hour 3pm–6pm Daily, Dinner 5pm–Close, Brunch Sat & Sun 10am–3pm. Ranch & Reata, where the West meets today and greets every visitor with fine contemporary cuisine, fine wine & wine tasting, delicious spirits/inspired mixology, incredible nightly live entertainment and friendly service.
24. ROOT 246
420 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463 805-686-8681, www.root-246.com At Root 246, you’ll find contemporary, American cuisine that’s farm-to-table fresh. The inspired dinner and cocktail menus bring out the best in the locally grown ingredients. Root 246’s modern, state-of-the-art design and a knowledgeable and accommodating staff truly complement the menu. Pair any meal with one of the restaurant’s 1,800 wine selections. Dinner Wed - Sunday. Brunch Sundays.
25. SIDES HARDWARE AND SHOES A BROTHERS’ RESTAURANT
2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441 805-688-4820, www.brothersrestaurant.com Breakfast and Lunch seating is First Come, First Served. No reservations required. Breakfast: Fri – Sun, 8am to 11am; Lunch: Daily, 11:30am to 2:30pm. Dinner: Every day, 5 to 8:30pm. Reservations suggested. The Brothers, Jeff and Matt NIchols, new restaurant in Los Olivos. Presenting American Craftsman Cuisine. Serving local wines “on tap” in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.
26. The Willows at Chumash Casino Resort
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 805-686-3855, 800-CHUMASH, www.chumashcasino.com Specializing in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood, this AAA FourDiamond rated restaurant also features an extensive selection of local and imported wines, all served in an exquisitely appointed setting. The Willows is open daily at 5pm. Lounge opens at 3pm. Reservations are recommended. Call 805-686-0855.
27. WINE CASK & Intermezzo Bar-Café
813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-966-9463, www.WineCask.com, www.intermezzoSB.com Lunch Tues – Fri, 11:30am to 2:30pm & Dinner Nightly from 5:30pm. Intermezzo Bar-Cafe open Mon–Fri 4:00pm to close, Sat 12:00 to 11:00pm. A Santa Barbara favorite, WINE CASK is a ‘don’t-miss’ foodie experience. Fine dining, casual fare, relaxed lunch and beautiful courtyard with SB’s Best Wine List and award-winning eco-friendly ‘local wine treasures on tap’ system.
28. Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
35. SANTA YNEZ VALLEY VISITORS ASSOCIATION
2463 State Street, Suite 141, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 800-799-7657, www.breakaway-tours.com Uncorking the Central Coast since 1995 with seriously fun educational wine tours. We’re passionate about wine and sharing it with others. Full service Private Charters, Winery Dinners, Ground Transportation, Corporate Specialists.
Post Office Box 315, Santa Ynez, CA 93464 805-686-0053; www.visitthesantaynezvalley.com The Santa Ynez Valley is a world-class destination for wine. Mark your calendars for Wine Month in September and visit our website for events, activities, information on wine tasting and more!
29. BUELLTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS BUREAU
1639 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 805-688-6144, www.SolvangUSA.com Open daily from 9am to 5pm Solvang, the quaint village affectionately known as “Little Denmark,” welcomes travelers to Santa Ynez Valley wine country with 15 hotels, over 30 restaurants, 150 boutique shops, museums and a dozen+ wine & beer tasting rooms all within easy walking distance. Call or visit online for your FREE Visitors Guide.
597 Avenue of Flags, Unit 101, Buellton, CA 93427 805-688-7829, www.visitbuellton.com Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am to 4:30pm; Sunday 10am to 2pm. Surrounded by the beautiful Sta. Rita Hills wine growing region, Buellton invites you to savor the many award winning restaurants and wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. Visit our website or information center for more free information and wine tasting coupons.
30. LOMPOC VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITORS BUREAU
111 South I Street, Lompoc, CA 93436 800-240-0999, www.lompoc.com The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce is the ultimate resource for everything Lompoc. Visit our website for visitor and relocation or – call or come in for referrals to local attractions and businesses.
31. Los Olivos wine merchant & Café
2879 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441 805-688-7265, ext. 6, www.LosOliovosWineMerchant.com Open Daily 10:00am to 8:30pm Since 1995, the Los Olivos Cafe has served local produce and offered an award-winning wine list highlighting the dynamic wines of our Central Coast. The Wine Merchant’s retail selection, wine tasting, helpful staff, and wine clubs make it a must stop.
32. SANTA BARBARA AIRBUS
750 Technology Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 805-964-7759, www.sbairbus.com Open daily from 7am to 9pm Use Santa Barbara Airbus for your next wine tour, party, or group outing. We have 30 years of experience and the best drivers in the industry. We offer 21-56 passenger vehicles. California Bus Association’s Operator of the Year in 2012!
33. Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau
500 East Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 800-676-1266, www.santabarbaraCA.com Santa Barbara County’s official visitor information resource, the SBCVB & Film Commission is an excellent resource for travelers planning a visit to the American Rivera®. Contact the Bureau for free guides and maps, including the official Santa Barbara County Visitors Guide, “Sideways, The Map,” and the Get Fresh on the American Riviera® culinary travel planner.
34. Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce AND Visitor & Convention Bureau
614 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454 800-331-3779, www.santamaria.com Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. Come taste the remarkable flavors of the Santa Maria Valley. Here, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other varietals excel amid our exquisite climate, and the worldfamous Santa Maria Style Barbecue is served at numerous local restaurants.
36. SOLVANG CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU
37. STAGECOACH CO. WINE TOURS
805.686.8347, www.winetourssantaynez.com Open daily from 9am to 5pm Rated #1 activity on TripAdvisor! Enjoy an incredible wine tasting excursion with very personable, knowledgeable, and extremely fun tour hosts. We have been based in wine country since 2001. Join us for your wine country experience!
38. THE WINE LINE
805-610-8267, www.HopOnTheWineLine.com Info@HopOnTheWineLine.com California’s only Door-to-Door “Hop On, Hop Off” Wine Tasting Tour service. Choose from over 30 premier Santa Barbara wineries and create your own itinerary or take our recommendations.
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Published on Jun 13, 2013
Published on Jun 13, 2013
The Santa Barbara County, California Winery Touring Guide for 2013-2014. Includes maps, winery/vineyard listings and wine country informati...