About This Winery
One mile off Highway 254, beneath American and Australian flags flying high overhead, is the American version of an Aboriginal Outback beach shack otherwise known as Kalyra Winery. “A wild and pleasant place” is the translation, and it is fitting of this unique and lively winery and tasting room.
Dominating the tin-covered structure is a bright yellow surfboard set over the tasting bar, with Aboriginal Australian masks and beads nearby. Gifts and food treats are available, and a long covered deck overlooks the vineyards for tasting and general carousing. Huge California pepper trees provide shade on the green lawn.
The owner is a longtime Santa Ynez winemaker who came by way of Adelaide, Australia, where he still visits and makes wine. Some of these wines are available to taste along with Kalyra’s extensive California offerings. Grapes come from all over the state, with an emphasis on Santa Barbara County.
Wines produced include Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Nebbiolo, Merlot Rose, Sangiovese Rose, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux blends. A generous selection of dessert wines includes Orange Muscat, Port, and late-harvest Rieslings.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open 11-4:45 pm weekdays, 10-4:45 pm weekends
Fees: Tasting Fee $7, with souvenir wine glass
Price Range: $10 to $40 per bottle
Vineyards: 77 acres
Production: 15,000 cases
Discounts: 10% case discount
Unique Amenities: Aussie style beach shack
Winery Dog: Daisy (Basset Hound)
Winery URL: http://www.kalyrawinery.com/index.html
- Gift Shop
- Casual & Relaxed
- Family Run
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir