Category Archives: Wine

Heritage Farmland Touring Co.

Heritage Farmland Touring Co.
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Address:
265 Coiner Street
Los Alamos, CA 93440
Phone:
(805)746-0606
Hours:
Thursday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 2;00 pm
Website:
www.heritagefarmlandtours.com
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Heritage Farmland™

Touring Company

Heritage Farms Tour Comapny

Heritage Farmland™ Touring Company specializes in California and international travel tours to heritage farmland sites. Whether you are looking for lessons on agricultural history, food literacy, artisanal farm-to-table culinary experiences, orchards or exploring vast farm estates, ranches, and garden properties, Heritage Farmland™ Tours is the perfect opportunity. From learning about heritage crops and livestock breeds to tasting mouthwatering local artisanal food and drink made on heritage farms, let’s learn and explore together.

Heritage Farmland™ Touring Company is proud to partner with family-owned, multi-generational farms, ranches, and culinary locations.

 

Heritage Farmland Touring Co.
Los Alamos, CA 93440

(805) 746-0606

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Transportation and tours to heritage farmland, ranch and winery sites in and around Santa Ynez Valley

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Future Perfect

Future Perfect
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Address:
2933 San Marcos Ave #101
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 697-7162
Hours:
Open Daily 11am-5pm
Website:
www.futureperfectwine.com
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Wine Company ~

Welcome to Future Perfect Wine

I’m proud to source grapes from exceptional, local vineyards practicing sustainability, organic, and biodynamic farming.

– Sunny Doench Stricker, Winemaker

About Future Perfect Wine

Future Perfect Wine is crafted from hand-gathered fruit from brilliant vineyards in Santa Barbara County, California. This region’s diverse microclimates allow for the growth of nearly any varietal. Our limited offerings include:

  • Rosé of Grenache
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Dry Riesling
  • Grenache Noir
  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Syrah
  • Sparkling Rosé ~ Méthode Champenoise
  • Sparkling Blanc de Blanc ~ Méthode Champenoise

Cheers!

Santa Barbara County received Wine Enthusiast’s “Wine Region of the Year” award in 2021.

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Future-perfect-wine-co Los Olivos

 

Experience a unique wine journey at the Future Perfect Tasting Room in Los Olivos, California. Enjoy our small lot wines showcasing the richness of Santa Barbara County. Our tasting room features a spacious interior and outdoor porch at:

2933 San Marcos Avenue, Suite 101,
Los Olivos, California 93441

Look for the Disco Ball!

We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm.

Reservations

Space is limited, so please make reservations online in advance.

  • Last daily online reservation: 3:30 pm
  • Last walk-in tasting (when space allows): 4:00 pm

Tastings are $30 per person.

For large parties (9 or more) or special requests, contact us at: info@futureperfectwine.com

About Us

We carefully select the best vineyard sites in Santa Barbara County, paying close attention to the vines and fruit. This practice of patience, passion, and joy results in wines to be enjoyed with friends, making beautiful memories. You’ve earned it.

Future Perfect is a verb tense expressing completion in the future. I find peace, hope, and dreams in the vineyards. In spring, at bud break, I see the potential for grapes to become wine enjoyed during memorable moments with great friends, food, and fun. Cheers to your Future Perfect!

Future Perfect Wine Company

2933 San Marcos Ave #101, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Wine Tasting, Méthode Champenoise Sparkling Wines, Sparkling Rosé, Blanc de Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Riesling, Rosé of Grenache, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Cab Franc, Shopping, Merchandise, Gift Shopping, Birthday Celebrations, Outdoor Seating, Indoor Seating, Kid Friendly, Pet Friendly,

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Rock 12 Distillery

Rock 12 Distillery
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Address:
6605 E Hwy 246
Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone:
(805) 264-6026
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: by appointment only
Friday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Website:
www.rock12distillery.com
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Rock 12 Distillery

Nestled in the Sta Rita Hills, we are a farm distillery specializing in fruit brandys, vodka and gin.

Tasting Room

Our tasting room is open to the public.  You may visit by appointment Monday – Thursday or on the weekends Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 5:00.  We offer spirits tasting and seasonal cocktails featuring locally grown ingredients.  Take in picturesque views and visit with our farm livestock while on site.  Zero proof cocktail options available.

Rock 12 Distillery

6605 E Hwy 246
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 264-6026

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Vega Vineyard and Farm

Vega Vineyard and Farm
Address:
9496 Santa Rosa Rd.
Buellon, CA 93427
Phone:
(805) 688-2415
Hours:
11am-6pm Everyday
Website:
www.vegavineyardandfarm.com
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Vega Vineyard

Farm

After 40 years in the hospitality business, we understand the value of building relationships, sharing a table for special moments over food and wine, and experiencing the beauty and bounty of Santa Barbara Wine Country.

With a concentration on our estate vineyard, we have sought to produce wines that are “a window to a place.” Each one of our wines is different in expression, with its own subtle, yet distinctive character and voice. Each year renews in us an intense drive to understand, react to, and work with the vineyard to allow it to reach its full potential. This process, led by our winemaker, Steve Clifton, is crucial for the execution of successful wines.

Vega Vineyard and Farm
9496 Santa Rosa Rd
Buellton, CA 93427

(805) 688-2415

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Vineyard and Farm
Farm Stand
Restaurant
Event Space
Caterer
Accommodations
Winery
Wine Tasting

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Rockets Red Wine

Rockets Red Wine
Address:
PO Box 854
Los Alamos, CA, 93440
Phone:
(757) 374-7943
Website:
rocketsredwines.com/
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Rockets Red Wine

Our wines

Hand made and limited production wines

In 2018 we started Rockets Red Wines to share amazing wines and highlight our time in the military while giving back to the veteran and local community.

Our winemaking style involves minimal intervention and just guiding the grapes on their path to wine. We experiment with native fermentation, letting nature work as intended.

 

Rockets Red Wine
PO Box 854
Los Alamos, CA, 93440

(757) 374-7943

jason@rocketsredwines.com

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Seagrape Wine Company

Seagrape Wine Company

Seagrape Wine Company

Seagrape Cellars

The Sta. Rita Hills appellation is in Santa Barbara County, California. A cool-climate winegrape-growing region defined by two valleys on either side of the actual Santa Rita Hills and makes it a great place for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is that the Sta. Rita Hills runs east-west to the Pacific Ocean.

As the marine fog rolls in from the nearby Pacific Ocean through the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley winegrowing regions, we’re reminded of the ocean and the vineyards and wine – Seagrape, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills!

Karen Steinwachs – winemaker

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Terre et Sang

Terre et Sang
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Address:
2982 Grand Ave
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
805-325-6063
Hours:
Tasting Room Hours:
Thursday - Monday 11am -6pm
Website:
terreetsang.com/
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Terre et Sang

Syrahs & Grenaches

Born from the dreams of mother and son team Dalita & Duncan Harmon, Terre et Sang is a winery dedicated to the pursuit of crafting the most distinctive and delicious expressions of Grenache and Syrah.

Santa Barbara Wine Country

Santa Ynez Valley

Terre et Sang wine grapesWe believe that by picking the fruit at the peak of ripeness and using a minimalist approach in the cellar, each wine is a unique and powerful yet graceful and balanced expression of what mother nature and our vineyards have to offer.  Meticulously managed vineyards and extremely low yields keep our team united through the love of crafting extraordinary wines.

Occasionally, we wander outside the lines and craft something that goes against the shackles of tradition and any notion of what we or this region “should” be.  Unbound to any one ideal or belief other than crafting wines ignites the mind and soul of those who drink them.

Kid/pet-friendly inside & out, and walk-ins are always welcome.

Photography by Jimmy Hayes & Ingrid Bostrum.

Tasting Room
2982 Grand Avenue
Los Olivos, CA

(805) 325-6063

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One tasting fee is waived with the purchase of 3 bottles.
Outdoor seating in our garden & on the deck
Fire pit, heaters, blankets
Charcuterie boxes
Non-alcoholic beverages
Water-based coloring books for kids
Dog treats for pets

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Native 9 Wines

Native9 Wine
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Address:
6525 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA
Phone:
(805) 450-2324
Hours:
Thursday-Monday
Tours:
11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Website:
ranchosdeontiveros.com
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Deliberate. Historic. Sublime.

Native 9 Wines

Winemaker Justin Willett and grower/owner James Ontiveros are at the top of their game with these Native 9 Wines, a style Doug Wilder from the Purely Domestic Wine Report calls out as ‘extraordinary’ (10/2022) (rating the current wines 95-98 points.) Tours are conducted by Wes Hagen, who has grown and made wine in Santa Barbara for 30 years and researched and wrote most of the American Viticultural Areas in Santa Barbara History. Expect elegant, deliberate wines of time and place and a level of hospitality that will surprise and delight the wine newbie all the way to a Master Somm. Wine and Spirits Top 100 Wineries of the World: 2021.

Rancho Ontiveros

Native 9 Wines Rancho de OntiverosEstablished in 1781. James Ontiveros’ ancestor, Josef Ontiveros came from Avila Spain, through Sinaloa, MX, Loreto, Baja and into San Diego and Los Angeles with the Reyes expedition in 1781. The family landed in Santa Maria in 1855, and farming, ranching, cattle and grapes have been part of their family since the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Come hear and taste the whole story.

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Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

Artisan Excursion Wine Tours
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Address:
430 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 734-7565
Hours:
Office Hours Everyday 10am - 7pm
Website:
artisanexcursion.com
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Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

Fun Low Cost Wine Tours!

A Unique Experience That Goes Beyond The Traditional Wine Tours at Artisan Excursion Wine Tours.

Group Wine Tours

You alongside the group that you will be touring with, will get the treat of a lifetime with the scenic views that Solvang, Buellton wine tours has to offer, as well as visits to the local hotspots in the region. Get the insight of a local with Artisan Excursion—there are some hidden places that only a local of the area can help you explore to your heart’s content. And what’s better than getting a taste of a place that only the locals are privy to? Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a novice in the intricacies of wine ,it doesn’t matter!

Wine Tasting and Vineyard Experience

Artisan Wine Tours has designed its tours to show you a good time and get the full wine tasting and vineyard exploration experience around Solvang. If you’re interested in indulging yourself and your loved ones in all that wine Solvang wine tours have to offer, then you’ve come to just the right place in Santa Barbara Wine Country.

Solvang, CA 93463
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Save 5% Discount Code: discount5 When Booking.
Now Weekday Tours are$ 10 Off Per Person
All Included Small Group Fun Tours
$180.00 Per Person Saturday and Holidays

Gratuity Not Included at least 15%

Red Carpet Service Worry Free Day
2 up to 9 People
Tour Runs 5 hours
Starts At 10:30 AM
3 Different Wine Trails of the Area
Visiting 3 Pre-Set Small Wineries and Private Vineyards
Artisan Wines from Farm to Table
Tasting Fees Included
Picnic Lunch at the Winery Included
Bottled Waters And Light Snacks Included

Private Vineyards, Boutique Wineries
One On One Private Experience Barrel Tasting, Chocolate Paring
Learning Our History And Wine Making
Get 10% Off Wine Purchase.
Spend An Hour Each Place - We have appointments
Please help our local wine makers buying at least one bottle at each place
** This is a tasting tour not a drinking tour nor a a party bus.

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Tercero Wines

tercero wines
Address:
2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite 105
Los Olivos, CA. 93441
Phone:
(805) 245-9584
Hours:
Friday - Monday: 11am - 5pm
Tues - Thurs: Usually By Appt - call to confirm
Website:
www.tercerowines.com
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tercero wines produces small lot, hand-crafted wines using grapes exclusively from leading Santa Barbara County vineyards. We concentrate on Rhone varieties but color outside the line often.

Larry Schaffer

Larry Schaffer, our owner and winemaker, had a master’s degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis and currently is an instructor in their online Winemaking Certificate program as well. He understands the ‘science’ behind how wine is made but excels at making wine as approachable as possible, regardless of your wine knowledge.

Want to discover top notch ‘outside the box’ wines? Look no further . . .

tercero wines
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave Unit 105
Los Olivos, CA 93441

 (805) 245-9584

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Wine tasting in a very comfortable setting in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley in downtown Los Olivos. We offer both indoor and outdoor seating for your convenience.

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Dovecote Estate Winery & Ranch

Dovecote Estate Winery & Ranch
Address:
9229 Alisos Canyon Road
Los Alamos, CA 93440
Phone:
805-570-0443
Hours:
Tastings are by appointment only:
Monday- Sunday: 11 am - 3:30 pm
(7 days a week)
Website:
dovecotewine.com/
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Dovecote Ranch and Estate Winery

Dovecote Ranch and Estate Winery is dedicated to growing and crafting wines that allow the beauty and character of our land to speak through them. Our 30-year old own-rooted vines and sandy-limestone soils produce small quantities of intensely concentrated cool-climate Rhône fruit. Local daily marine influence slows and extends ripening for uncommon complexity and grace.

Dovecote Wines

Dovecote Wines are completely farmed and made by hand with a deep respect and love for their origin. They are meant as an ode to our family’s gratitude in calling this special place home. In their creation, it is our hope that our lives contribute to their meaning, and their meaning contribute to the lives of those we share them with.

Please join us and we’d be honored to share our wines with you.

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We believe wine is a four-dimensional picture of place and time. Establishing a personal connection with its physical source creates a uniquely expanded sensory experience. At Dovecote we craft wine as a means of enhancing our relationship with the land from which it originates, and we take pride in sharing this special awareness with others.

Taste at Mission Pond
Come experience Dovecote’s wines in their birthplace and immerse yourself in their origins and history. Visit Dovecote’s Mission Pond as our private guest. Pause, swirl, breathe deeply, and enjoy the gentle coastal air as you sip estate wines that share a common soul. Tastings are by appointment only: (805) 570-0443 or kristen@dovecote.com

Wedding & Private Event Venue
250 acres, three full days. Includes the Event Venue, Hacienda (sleeps 12-14, a perfect location to host the wedding party), & Casita (sleeps 2-4, a romantic & private oasis for the bride and groom).

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Story of Soil

Story of Soil
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Address:
2928 San Marcos Ave.
Los Olivos CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 686-1302
Website:
storyofsoilwine.com/story-of-soil
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Story of Soil Winery

As a small winery, in Santa Barbara wine country, Story of Soil, we can put more time and  attention into our wines.  To make wines of the highest quality, we select vineyards that are farmed with the greatest level of care.

Single Vineyard Focus

Soil, a complex mixture supporting life on Earth, serves as the foundation for Story of Soil Wine’s mission to craft high-quality, balanced wines. As a small winery, we prioritize meticulous attention and care. Leveraging our size advantage to focus on vineyards farmed with utmost dedication.

Emphasizing single varietal and single vineyard wines, they highlight the unique influence of each grape variety and its specific terroir, including soil composition and microclimate. By keeping production lots small, they ensure gentle processing and minimal intervention. Allowing for experimentation and ultimately resulting in more complex and intriguing wines.

Above all, the winery pours their hearts and souls into every aspect of winemaking. They invite wine enthusiasts to enjoy the journey. Discover the story behind each bottle, celebrating the intricate narrative woven into every sip of Story of Soil Wine.

Our tasting room is the perfect place to learn about and purchase our small-handcrafted wines all while enjoying the quaint town of Los Olivos.

Reservations highly recommended, and seated tasting appointments limited. We will happily accept walk-ins if space is available.

Our tasting fees are $25 per guest or free for existing and new wine club members.

Make a Tasting Room reservation

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Storm Wines

Storm Wines
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Address:
2948 San Marcos Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 350-9456
Hours:
Thursday - Monday: 11 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday-Wednesday: Closed
Website:
www.stormwines.com/
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Old World Influences – Storm Wines

In the hills of Santa Barbara County, focussing on old world influences and new world techniques. The Mediterranean climate, diverse soils, and exciting new opportunities in this growing Central Coast wine region have combined to drive Ernst’s passion for producing his wine. You’re invited to experience the unique personality of both vintage and site in Storm Wines.

Focus Classical Style

Storm is focused on making classically styled wines in their winery from proven vineyards in the Santa Barbara wine region; and wines with personality of vintage and site, where elegance is favored. His brother, Hannes, launched Storm Wines-South Africa in 2012. His focus is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

Santa Barbara County has diverse soils and microclimates within the county – near Solvang and Los Alamos – make it a region with endless possibilities for cool climate wines.

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Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance

Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance
Address:
P.O. Box 716
Lompoc, CA 93436
Website:
www.staritahills.com/
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Sta. Rita Hills

Winegrowers Alliance

The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance was formed in 1997 to unify growers and winemakers in the Western Santa Ynez Valley for the purpose of developing their own American Viticulture Area and to promote this unique wine growing region.

Sta. Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation (AMA)

The Sta. Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation is located on California’s Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. The Pacific Ocean’s marine layer and afternoon ocean breezes traverse the coastal valley corridors between the Purisima Hills and the Santa Rosa Hills, creating the perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties.

Alliance Mission

The Sta. Rita Hills AVA status was granted in 2001 by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Regulation Division. The mission of the Alliance is to support the viticulture and enological business interests of its 47 Members, as they relate to grapes and wine from our AVA.

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Kalyra Winery

Kalyra Winery
Address:
343 N. Refugio Road
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
805-693-8864
Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
Mondays closed
Website:
www.kalyrawinery.com
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Santa Ynez Winery Vineyard Wine Tasting

KALYRA WINERY TASTING ROOM

Welcome to Kalyra Winery, where we strive to provide a delightful and safe tasting experience. Enjoy your tasting indoors or move to our scenic deck for some fresh air, depending on our staffing availability. Our priority is to ensure everyone stays healthy while savoring our exceptional wines.

THE KALYRA MISSION

We embrace the wine enthusiast lifestyle by offering fun, education, and entertainment, all at an affordable price. We are committed to making the world a better place through our shared love of wine.

Santa Barbara Wine Country

WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD
Meet our Australian-born winemaker, who brings over twenty years of experience crafting wines in California and Australia. Combining the best California grapes with Australian winemaking techniques, we proudly present a diverse portfolio of wines from Santa Barbara County and beyond. Each bottle is crafted with pride, imagination, and flair. Welcome to the world of Kalyra Wines.

Reservations:

  • No reservations needed for groups smaller than 6 from Tuesday to Friday.
  • For groups of 6 or more, please call or email us to reserve your spot.
  • We welcome weekend walk-ins, space permitting, but reservations recommended for a smooth experience.

Contact us at 805-693-8864 or winethieves@kalyrawinery.com for reservations or inquiries.

Dog-Friendly:
– We welcome well-behaved, leashed dogs on our outside deck and lawn area.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kalyra Winery for an unforgettable wine tasting experience!

Cheers,
The Kalyra Staff

 

Nestled among hundreds of acres of rolling vineyards is the original Kalyra Winery. With some of the most sweeping views in the Santa Barbara wine country, Kalyra Winery offers a laid-back beachcomber’s vibe to its tasting room and gift shop. You’ll be served from the bar featured in the ‘Sideways’ movie, and enjoy browsing the extensive Kalyra Boutique, located next to the tasting bar. Its full-length deck and side lawn offer a fantastic, tranquil picnic spot for your full tasting day as well.

Groups of 6 or more require reservations in advance.

How to contact us:

Event inquiries please send to kalyramarketing@gmail.com

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Wine Tasting, Events, Private Events, Group Wine Tasting, Grape Stomp, Summer BBQ, Movies, Wine club, Weddings, Celebration of Life, LGBT celebrations, Memorials, Family Reunions

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Demetria Estate

Demetria Estate
Address:
6701 Foxen Canyon Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 686-2345
Website:
demetriaestate.com/
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Demetria Estate

Established in 2005, Demetria Estate is a family owned winery. Our goal is to produce wines of distinction and character rivaling those of the world’s greatest estates. Our wines are artfully crafted to showcase the unique growing conditions of the Santa Ynez Valley and Sta. Rita Hills. We believe that low yields, sustainable and biodynamic farming practices, and gentle winemaking produce wines of exceptional quality.

Greek heritage

Demetria Estate grew out of the desire of owners John and Sandra Zahoudanis to continue a family legacy connecting his Greek heritage with their family’s future. John grew up on a modest family farm at the base of Mount Olympus in Greece. The unparalleled beauty and Mediterranean feel of the Demetria Estate reminded John of his homeland and became the perfect location to carry on the family tradition of farming and careful stewardship of the land.

Call to make an appointment for one of the most unique wine tasting experiences in Santa Barbara Wine Country.

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Grimm’s Bluff

Grimm's Bluff
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Address:
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave. #102
Los Olivos, CA 93460
Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 11-5
Friday & Saturday: 11-6
Website:
www.grimmsbluff.com
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Grimm’s Bluff Estate

Grimm’s Bluff Estate is a Demeter certified Biodynamic farm perched on the cliffs above the Santa Ynez River in the Happy Canyon AVA. The mineral driven wines draw flavors from ancient river stones along with the rich valley sunshine. Gobelet trained vines, aging in concrete eggs, and traditional winemaking are used to express the distinctive terroir of this breathtaking site.

Biodynamic & Organic

Planted to virgin soil, Rick and Aurora Grimm have been fully committed to Biodynamic & Organic practices in the vineyard, orchard, and animal pastures from inception. The 246 acre ranch is completely run on solar power with beautiful barns and workshops made from Forest Stewardship Council certified cedar.

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Tasting Room now open in Los Olivos! Private tours and tastings at ranch by appointment only.

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Lumen Wines

Lumen Wines
Address:
458 Bell St.
Los Alamos, CA 93440
Phone:
(805) 350-4054
Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-5:00pm
Website:
www.lumenwines.com
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Hands On Honest Winemaking

Lumen Wines: In 2012 Will Henry and Lane Tanner ran into each other in the Santa Maria Valley. They quickly realized that they shared a common vision: to make wines from the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara County. They followed a regimen consistent with California’s early days of hands-on, honest winemaking in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Memorable Wines

The duo asserts the most balanced (and memorable) wines are made from fruit  picked relatively early on the harvest calendar. Consequently, the end result: a wine  livelier on the palate, deeper in complexity, lower in alcohol, and more worthy of cellaring.

Discover Lumen Wines: Regenerative Practices for a Sustainable Future

Lumen Wines: Pinot Noir is Our First Love

At Lumen Wines, our environmental commitment is at the heart of everything we do. Our wine journey begins in the vineyard, where we employ strict regenerative organic practices to cultivate amazing fruit from healthy soil. Our low-intervention winemaking process ensures that each grape – picked at optimum ripeness – balances sugar and acidity perfectly. All Lumen wines are low in sulfur, vegan, gluten-free, and additive-free.

Our wines are produced in very small quantities, with many available only by special order. This ensures that every bottle of Lumen Pinot Noir 2020 Santa Maria Valley and our other varietals are crafted with exceptional care and attention to detail.

Stories From a Small Production Winery and Regenerative Vineyard

TOUR AND TASTING EXPERIENCES

Dive into a world of flavor with our immersive tours and tasting experiences at Lumen Wines. From vineyard strolls to intimate tastings, savor the essence of our exceptional wines amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Santa Barbara Wine Country:

  • LUMEN WINES TASTING
  • VINTAGE PINOT TASTING
  • LUMEN VINEYARD TOUR
  • LUMEN VINEYARD TOUR + PICO CHEF EXPERIENCE

Let’s Get Technical with Will Henry

At Lumen, we believe in transparency. Therefore, each bottle comes with detailed information, including vineyard source, AVA, variety, clone, pH, TA (titratable acidity), and Brix at harvest. These technical details help us achieve the perfect balance in our wines, ensuring they are neither too acidic nor too sweet.

Our goal is to pick grapes at the perfect moment, typically when Brix is between 21 and 24, pH from 3.4 to 3.8, and TA of .5 to .8 grams per 100ml. Similarly, this meticulous attention to detail ensures our wines are both age-worthy and delightful in their youth.

Every harvest season presents unique challenges, but our commitment to taste and quality never wavers. We taste every sample of juice. making the final decision on pick day based on flavor as well as chemical analysis.

Good fruit leads to good wine. At Lumen, we strive for balance and longevity in both our wines and our lives. Come experience the difference that dedication and passion make at Lumen Wines.

Join us and discover the beauty of Lumen Wines. Where passion for the land and a commitment to excellence meet to create extraordinary wines.

Lumen Wines

458 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
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Coast Range Restaurant & Vaquero Bar

Anthony Carron
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Address:
1635 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 624-5420
Hours:
Wednesday - Monday
Brunch: 10am - 4pm (no reservations)
Dinner: 5pm - 10pm (reservations recommended)

Vaquero Bar
Wednesday - Monday: 10am - 12am
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Steakhouse and Seafood

Located at 1635 Mission Drive, Coast Range is a Central Coast steakhouse and seafood restaurant with a full cocktail bar, a patio, and a daytime cafe and pastry program.

The cafe and pastry shop will feature the award-winning pastries, coffee and casual lunches of Lincoln Carson, a recent finalist for a James Beard Award. Mr. Carson was chef and owner of Bon Temps in downtown Los Angeles, which was recognized as a best new restaurant from Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Times, TimeOut LA, Esquire and Food & Wine.

Vaquero Bar

The Solvang restaurant’s Vaquero Bar offers a wide selection of cocktails, local wine and craft beer, along with a casual bar food menu for the outdoor dining patio. World-renowned winemaker, sommelier, author and James Beard Award winner Rajat Parr curates a focused wine list of the best of the Central Coast, Northern California classics and steak and seafood friendly wines from around the world.

Anthony Carron and Steven Fretz have joined forces for the steakhouse, which features steaks from the historic ranches in the Santa Ynez Valley, including products from the owner’s Santa Ynez ranch and seafood directly from the Santa Barbara wharfs. The menu features many classics done California style and French methods of cooking.

1635 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463

information@coastrange.restaurant
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we respond to all email inquiries in 4 hours or less)
805-624-5420

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Clean Slate Wine Bar

Clean Slate Wine Bar
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Address:
448 Atterdag Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 302-1787
Hours:
Monday - Tuesday 12 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday 12 pm - 4 pm
Friday - Saturday 12 pm - 9 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm
Website:
www.cleanslatewinebar.com
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Clean Slate Wine Bar – Wine, Beer, and Food

Clean Slate Wine Bar features small production local wines as well as craft beers on tap. Wines and beers rotate quickly, and you never know what you’ll find. Bring your curiosity and come on in to sip something completely new.

Chef Melissa

Chef Melissa is from Louisiana, and her Cajun-accented cooking is so market-driven that the menu changes daily. She creates a collection of small plates and shareable dishes inspired by the freshest ingredients and whatever is currently in season. Come early, before it’s all gone, ‘cause we have been known to run out of food.

Clean the Slate

And when something runs out because the wine was limited production, the farmer sold out of produce, the beer was brewed in a small batch, or the local fisherman only caught so much, we “clean the slate” and start fresh. There’s always something new to try.

Since we opened, we’ve built a reputation as an inviting spot to experience the best of California Central Coast’s food and wine. Come and join us and hang out for a while.

No reservations necessary. We’re walk-in only. No time limit on tables, we want you to hang out and enjoy yourselves.

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Standing Sun Wines

Standing Sun Wines
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Address:
92 Second Street Unit D
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
8056939413
Hours:
Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm
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Standing Sun Wines

Buellton

Standing Sun Wines specialize in small lot, Rhone variety wines, from Santa Barbara County… with Standing Sun LIVE and ART Gallery. Celebrating WINE, ART & MUSIC… concerts, events and more.

Winemaker John Wright

Standing Sun Wines are handcrafted in small lots from some of Santa Ynez Valley’s premiere vineyards. Winemaker John Wright welcomes you!

Laura Wright, “quality control manager,” has spent the last twenty years on daytime television on such shows as The City, Guiding Light and now General Hospital, and is an Emmy winning actress.

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Buscador Winery

Buscador Winery
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Address:
140 Industrial Way
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
(805) 242-5206
Hours:
Friday - Monday: 11 am - 5 pm
Website:
buscadorwine.com
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Buscador Winery

Buscador Winery is truthful. Honest. And on the wine journey with you. Matt Kowalczyk, owner/winemaker, spent the past twelve years working with the best Santa Ynez Valley wine makers, sourcing grapes from the best vineyards, practicing innovative wine making techniques and creating a distinctive brand even before opening the doors. Stephanie, wife/co-owner, planted vineyards in Santa Rita Hills, worked in the cellars of Marlborough, New Zealand and has managed harvest for local growers. Both will greet you at their unique winery and tasting room where you can touch the barrels and taste the future.

Sta. Rita Hills winery

Matt produces limited release handcrafted boutique lots focused on bold but smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Petit Sirah, Syrah, Grenache Rose’, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Of course, no gateway to Sta. Rita Hills winery would be complete without Pinot Noir. All of our grapes are sourced locally. Buscador Wine truly features something for everyone!

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Pence Vineyards & Winery

Pence Vineyards & Winery
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Address:
1909 CA-246
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
805.735.7000
Hours:
As a small vineyard and winery, we are available by Appointment Only for Private Tours and Tastings of our Vineyards and Ranch in Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County, 38 acres of world-class Pinot Noir, Syrah, Gamay and Chardonnay.
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www.pencevineyards.com
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Pence Vineyards & Winery –

As a small vineyard and winery, we are available by Appointment Only for Private Tours and Tastings of our Vineyards and Ranch. We are located in the Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County, and organically farm 38 acres of world-class Pinot Noir, Syrah, Gamay and Chardonnay.

Experience Pence

Any visitor to Pence will come away with an unparalleled tasting experience led by our Sommeliers and very knowledgeable Hospitality Team. A tour of the property will remind you of the timelessness of old California and the sheer beauty of why this state has attracted travelers for centuries. We hope that you will find a Personal or Private Tasting Experience below that accommodates your interests and be confident that it will match or exceed your expectations.

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Carhartt Family Wines

Carhartt Family Wines
Address:
2939 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
( 805) 693-5100
Hours:
Daily: 11:00 a.m. - 6 or 6:30 p.m
Website:
carharttfamilywines.com
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Carhartt Family Wines

Join us at the “Carhartt Cabin” Our business is 100% direct-to-consumer, therefore, our tasting room is the only place to taste and purchase our wines. We pour over 20 seasonal selections throughout the year, allowing our guests to taste an assortment of varietals and blends.Three generations of farming, and two of winemaking. We look forward to your visit!

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The Hideaway Wine Co

The Hideaway Wine Co
Address:
2990 Grand Ave #A
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805)-697-7892
Hours:
Tuesday/Wednesday by Appt only.
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 12pm to 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11.00am to 5.00pm-ish
Website:
www.thehideawaylo.com/
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Union-Pacific ticketing booth

Originally home to the Union-Pacific ticketing booth. At The Hideway Wine Co., you will find yourself lost in the aura that our vintage leather-covered stools and bar, antique brass fixtures, and Edison bulb lighting casts upon our unique and charming space.

Smallest Tasting Room

The smallest tasting room in Los Olivos, with the most style. One of the most historical buildings in Los Olivos, originally the train ticketing booth for the local freight train. The Hideaway will take you back in time. A few steps through the building, and you find yourself in a seemingly secret oasis outdoor patio with a fire pit, comfortable seating and Japanese maple shade  trees. Now, the wines… sip on 90+ point wines made from some of Santa Ynez valley’s premier vineyards made locally at our Buellton winery. Cheers

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