About This Winery
Just above the Santa Ynez Riverbed sits a relatively new winery that is just like a visit to the provincial French countryside. The grounds are dominated by large mature oak trees and by the adjacent vineyard. Rock walls enclose a large courtyard with tables and chairs surrounded by plantings of French Lavender and rosemary, creating an atmosphere of old-world charm.
Visitors enter beneath a trellis heavy with vines and step into a roomy, yet cozy, tasting environment complete with a kitchen and a wood-burning oven. Farther back inside the building are two barrel-ageing caves built into the hillside.
The winery was constructed in 1994 following the initial planting of grapes in 1990. The vineyard farms in an organic bio-sustainable manner, meeting all California Certified Organic Farmer standards. Rhone and Bordeaux varietals are grown on the property.
Wines produced include Estate Wines from their vineyard as well as wines from local grape growers; they include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Syrah Rose, Merlot, Syrah, and Bordeaux blends.
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 11 to 5 pm
Fees: Tasting fee $10
Private tasting and pairing options available. Tasting fees between $20 and $35.
Price Range: $13 to $50 per bottle
Vineyards: 28 acres
Production: 10,000 cases
Unique Amenities: Organic Vineyards & Wine Caves
Winery Dog: Shelby (Australian Shepherd) plus Tinto & Brix winery cats
- Gift Shop
- Casual & Relaxed
- Family Run
- Hip & Stylish
- Kid Friendly
- Resort Like
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir