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Dreamcote Wine Co.

Dreamcote Wine Co.
Address:
2933 San Marcos Ave
Los Olivos CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 691-1200
Hours:
Thursday-Monday 11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Website:
www.dreamcotewines.com
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Dreamcôte Wine Co. is a small-producer of low alcohol, low sulfur wines + hard ciders. We produce a less traditional range of carbonic red wines like Gamay, a few pétillant-natural “pét-nat” (OG sparkling) wines as well as an annual bottling/kegging of hard apple cider fermented with fruit and botanicals from our small farm in Ballard, CA. The tasting line-up changes every vintage. Come taste the rainbow at our foot tasting room in Los Olivos. The tasting room is just off the main drag, and offers a less busy, fun, unpretentious, pet friendly setting with both indoor and outdoor seating.

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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 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 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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Demetria Estate

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

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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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:
www.buscadorwine.com
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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.

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 Santa 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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Folded Hills – Winery – Farmstead – Ranch

Folded Hills - Winery - Farmstead - Ranch
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Address:
2323 Old Coast HWY
Gaviota, CA 93117
Phone:
(805) 694-8086
Hours:
Wine Tasting:
11am-5pm daily

Farmstead:
11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
Website:
foldedhills.com/
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Folded Hills estate tasting room at the Homestead welcomes guests to try wines nestled among organic vineyards and row crops. Located just 40 minutes from Santa Barbara and right off the 101 freeway, the flagship tasting room is the closest vineyard to the ocean and the first tasting room on the way to wine country. Just across the street is the Folded Hills Farmstead where guests can feed and pet baby farm animals. A second tasting room, located in Montecito’s lower village, welcomes guests who want a taste of ranch country in an urban seaside setting.

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Tucked away between the coastal mountains of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley lies our 600 acre estate, Folded Hills. Folded Hills is built on our desire to preserve this agriculturally rich land while sharing our family’s story and lifestyle through the wine and food that we cultivate.

Folded Hills is a fully-functioning organic farm and vineyard built with the mission to share our healthy and active way of life. Contact Folded Hills to set up a private tour of the ranch and wine tasting. We also invite you to visit the Folded Hills Farmstead and pick your own organic estate grown berries or produce. Feed friendly Kune Kune pigs, take Clydesdale selfies and snuggle miniature donkeys and goats.

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Brewer-Clifton

Brewer-Clifton
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Address:
2367 Alamo Pintado Ave
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 866-6080
Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Last Pour at 4:45 pm
Website:
www.brewerclifton.com/
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Come taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay proudly grown in the Sta. Rita Hills of California in the beauty of Los Olivos.

Our tasting room is located at 2367 Alamo Pintado Road in Los Olivos, CA.
We are open daily from 11AM to 5PM.

If your group has 8 or more people, please call in advance so that we can ensure the best experience.
Please contact us at 805-866-6080.

Over 20 years ago two young aspiring winemakers met, each bringing a vision and a drive to produce world-class wine. Focusing on the Burgundian roots of pinot noir and chardonnay, they paid homage to France. They were keen on making their own footprint and forging a style that was uniquely Californian. The wines embrace the power, pedigree and richness of the Sta. Rita Hills, that has become the trademark of Brewer–Clifton.

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Our tasting room is located at 2367 Alamo Pintado Road in Los Olivos, CA.

We are open daily from 11AM to 5PM.

If your group has 8 or more people, please call in advance so that we can ensure the best experience.

Please contact us at 805-866-6080.

We are wheelchair accessible and service dog friendly.
No public bathrooms.

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Babcock Winery & Vineyards

Babcock Winery & Vineyards
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Address:
5175 E. Hwy 246
Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone:
(805) 736-1455
Hours:
Open Sunday - Friday 11 am - 5:30 pm, and Saturdays 11 am - 6 pm
Two unique Tasting Flights
Wines by the glass or bottle
Website:
www.babcockwinery.com
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Join us for passionately hand crafted wines & gourmet picnic fare in an unbelievably nostalgic, soulful atmosphere. Surround yourself with meticulously curated art, fashion, vinyl & vintage finds while listening to 70s & 80s rock ’n roll. Connect with friends in one of many cozy indoor vignettes, or settle into one of our many outdoor tables.

An hour’s drive north of beautiful Santa Barbara will land you here at Babcock Winery in the heart of California’s hottest Pinot Noir country, the Sta. Rita Hills. We have plenty of space and are family & pet-on-leash friendly. Parking is never an issue, and with our newly planted oak trees flourishing, the property continues to become more stunning each year.

After 4 decades of passion for our craft, we continue to focus on producing world class wines from Sta. Rita Hills grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Grenache, along with sourcing an array of new & eclectic grape varieties now being grown in all the nooks & crannies of Santa Barbara County.

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Tasting flights
Wine by the glass
Charcuterie, premium cheeses & other delightfully curated snacks
Eclectic assortment of vintage & new gifts, jewelry, apparel, books, and home decor
Eco-friendly, innovative, industrial chic tasting lounge
Numerous charming indoor & outdoor spaces
Non-alcoholic beverages also available

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Rusack Vineyards

Rusack Vineyards
Address:
1819 Ballard Canyon Road
Solvang, California 93463
Phone:
(805) 688-1278
Hours:
Thursday - Monday: 11am – 5pm by appointment only
(Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Website:
www.rusack.com/
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At Rusack Vineyards, we are a boutique winery and vineyard, nestled among the oak-studded rolling hills of Ballard Canyon. Our mission is to create world-class, handcrafted wines that reflect our commitment to excellence and our love for this region.

Rusack Vineyards handcrafts wines that have become known around the world for their striking elegance, robust yet silky fruit, and seductive finish–reminiscent of the rolling hills of Ballard Canyon at dusk. Established in 1995 by the husband and wife team of Geoff Rusack and Alison Wrigley Rusack, the forty-eight acre Ballard Canyon estate is planted with twenty-one acres of grapes.

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Beckmen Vineyards

Beckmen Vineyards
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Address:
2670 Ontiveros Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 688 - 8664 ext. 200
Hours:
Daily 11am - 5pm
Website:
www.beckmenvineyards.com/
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Beckmen Vineyards is known as one of North America’s premier producers of Rhône varietal wines since our establishment in 1994. A family owned and operated vineyard and winery, we use estate grown fruit from our certified biodynamic Purisima Mountain Vineyard, located in the limestone laden hills of the Ballard Canyon AVA. We invite you to sample our distinctive wines at our rustic tasting room, nestled on the Beckmen Estate Vineyard next to our winery, just two miles south of Los Olivos. Beckmen Vineyards’ wines are crafted exclusively from the 150 acres of grapevine grown on our two vineyards, by a team dedicated to creating high quality, authentic, delicious wines. We specialize in Syrah and Grenache, as well as Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, and Marsanne. We welcome visitors daily from 11am – 5pm. We’re off the beaten track, but once you find us, you will be rewarded with delectable wines, amazing views, and a wonderful winery experience!

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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 – Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Website:
www.grimmsbluff.com
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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. 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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