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August 18th is National Pinot Noir Day. Don't worry, the Santa Rita Hills has got you covered
Wine and Fire is happening next weekend! Our website has details.
3D Ranch & Vineyards
A beautifully situated property nested between Lafond and Ampelos that is a source for Brewer-Clifton wines.
Acin Hapgood Vineyard
24 Acres farmed by Brewer-Clifton planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards
El Jabali Vineyard, planted in 1983 by Richard and Thekla Sanford is the focus for Alma Rosa Winery's current Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production.Located on Santa Rosa Road this vineyards is organically certified and farmed.
Planted in 1974, Babcock Vineyard was the first vineyard planted off of Hwy 246 in what is now the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Currently, the estate hosts 50 acres of vineyard consisting of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc andChenin Blanc.
Clos Pepe Winery & Vineyard
Clos Pepe The East-West valleys of the Sta. Rita Hills pull cold air off the Pacific, and our sea-bed soils intensely
limit vigor. Small vines, small clusters, small berries, and thick skins give us the perfect storm for producing exceptional
Pinot Noirs — from elegant to hefty; from young, winking fruit-bombs to delicate and earthy wines that are wisened
and complex from experience in the cellar.
Clos Pepe, from 1998-2014, provided grapes to some of the best wineries in California. Napa and Sonoma pinot
and chardonnay producers such as Walt (Hall Wines), Siduri / Novy Wines, AP Vin all sourced fruit from Clos
Pepe, as did a number of Central Coast producers (both past and present) such as Liquid Farm, Arcadian, Au Bon
Climat, Hitching Post, Ojai Vineyard, Ken Brown Wines, Longoria Wines, Babcock Winery, Loring Wine Company,
Flying Goat, Small and Tall, Conarium and Wan Fiore Project.
Tastings and Vineyard Tours by Appointment Phone: 805- 965-7985
Address: 1280 Drum Canyon Road, Lompoc Phone: 805-697-1466
Drum Canyon Vineyard - Located in the Sta. Rita Hills along Highway 246 between Lompoc and Buellton in
Santa Barbara County, Drum Canyon Vineyard possesses steep hillsides climbing more than 400 feet above the
Dierberg tasting room. Planted in 2003, the challenging terrain with persistent, steady winds rolling through the
canyon produce an environment that highlights expressive California Pinot Noir perfume while retaining density
and structure. Contrasting the Dierberg Vineyard’s earthy tones, the unique vine stress at Drum Canyon produces
wines that reflect the intensity and signature acidity ofSta. Rita Hills AVA.
Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery
Tasting Room Hours: Daily 11am – 4pm
Address: 6121 East Hwy 246 Lompoc Phone: 805-737-6222
Home property Rancho Santa Rosa,230 acres of vineyard on the 460-acre property. The vineyard is
subdivided into 59 micro-blocks to be farmed, harvested and vinified separately. Pinot Noir was situated in the highest
reaches of the ranch, with elevations to one thousand feet. The Chardonnay was established on the rolling hills
surrounding the winery. There were also eight acres of Syrah planted on the western corridor. A variety of soil types
matched to appropriate rootstocks, and a broad array of clonal selections gave the winemaking team the opportunity
to make wines of great diversity and character. Rancho Las Hermanas is the westernmost in the Sta. Rita
Hills AVA and benefits from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean. The vineyard is planted on over six different
soil types, all of marine origin. The various soil types and slope exposures create ideal microclimates for each varietal
to express their full potential.
Hibbits Ranch Vineyard
Address: 1251 East Hwy 246, Lompoc
Hibbits Vineyard is located on the extreme western edge of the AVA and planted to 13 clones of Pinot Noir, 3
clones of Chardonnay and a small amount of pinot grigio.
Hilliard Bruce Vineyards
Address: 2097 Vineyard View Lane, Lompoc Phone: 805-736-5366
Hilliard Bruce is proud to be a certified sustainable vineyard through Sustainable in Practice (SIP).
Sustainable vineyard practices are of utmost importance and is diligently managed by Julian Malone of Coastal Vineyard
The vineyard is divided into blocks by soil, rootstock, and clone variety. Microclimate conditions vary between each
block - from full sun, 40-mph marine winds, cool valleys, and warm East- and South-facing blocks. Vines are planted
densely 3 feet apart in 6-foot rows - 2,420 vines per acre, planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Kessler–Haak Vineyard and Wines
Address: 1700 Gypsy Canyon Road, Lompoc Phone: 805-735-2283
Planted in 2005, soils in the vineyard vary from sandy to sandy loam with patches of
clay loam. 7 Pinot Noir clones on 3 different rootstocks are planted amongst 27 acres of the vineyard’s rolling hillsides.
A 2.5 acre east-facing hillside was reserved for our 3 clones of Chardonnay, planted on low vigor 110R rootstock to showcase
the exceptional character of cool climate Chardonnay. Yields in the vineyard are low and currently average 1.2 - 1.5
ton/acre for Pinot Noir and 1.5 - 2 ton/acre for Chardonnay.
Lafond Winery and Vineyards
Tasting Room Hours: Daily 10am – 5pm
Address: 6855 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton Phone: 805-688-7921
Planted in 2008 to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay this 15 acre vineyard lies in the middle of the AVA off of Gypsy Canyon Road.
Farmed by Brewer-Clifton, this vineyard consistently produces quality wines.
Pali Wine Company
Pali Vineyard planted 2012 consists of 50 acres planted - 44 acres Pinot Noir , (7 different clones), 6 acres Chardonnay,
Soils aremostly Arnold Series Sand with some pockets of loam and clay - ancient sea bed.
Peake Ranch Vineyard
Located on the eastern end of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA on Santa Rosa Road, Peake Ranch is a 105-acre parcel with 50 acres of vines. The plantings include seven different clones of Pinot Noir, three clones of Chardonnay and two each of Syrah and Grenache. The plantings are all along a hill that covers most of the ranch, exposing the vines to the cool air that comes off the Pacific and into the Santa Ynez Valley. The combination of North, South, East and West facing slopes coupled with the exposure to varying degrees of the cool wind give the vineyard a diversity of fruit flavor profiles that is unique for a ranch of our size. To further harmonize with the site, the Ranch is farmed bio dynamically, ensuring a rich ecosystem for the vines.
Quinta Santa Rosa
Quinta Santa Rosa Vineyard is located on Santa Rosa Road in the southeastern corner of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Its four acres are solely planted to Pinot Noir.
Rancho La Viña
Address: 4457 Santa Rosa Rd, Lompoc Phone: 805-736-0888
Rancho La Viña Is a family owned and operated ranch located on Santa Rosa Road. The 2,800 acres are what
remains of the Santa Rosa Land Grant which was purchased in the 1860’s. In addition to Pinot Noir, they grow
a variety of other other crops which are uniquely suited to the local climate.
Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Address: 5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc Phone: 805-735-5900
Sanford is located at the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills along Santa Rosa Road, the adjacent Sanford &
Benedict and La Rinconada ranches and their vineyards combine to make up the Sanford Estate.
Sea Smoke Cellars
Sea Smoke Vineyard - Pinot Noir vines are planted on south-facing hillside. The vineyard is farmed bio dynamically.
Sea Smoke’s unique combination of sun, fog, soil and meticulous farming results in wines that are lush,
elegant and expressive.
Spear Vineyards and Winery
Address: 6700 E. Highway 246. Lompoc
Positioned in the center of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Spear Vineyards lies directly between the
Northern (Hwy 246) and Southern (Santa Ynez River) corridors.Spear Vineyards is made up of two distinct
vineyards. The “Northern” vineyard fronts the Santa Rita Valley corridor and the “Southern” vineyard sits at the top
of the Santa Rita Hills above the Santa Ynez River. Planted in 2014, the vineyard is planted in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,
Syrah, Viognier, Grenache and Gruner Veltliner.
Formally known as La Lomita Vineyard, was first planted in 2000, on a west facing hillside. Vine
yard spacing is 3.5 X 8’. Entirely Clone 115 on half 3309C and half 1103 root stock. Lafond is their southern neighbor,
3D vineyard to the east and Ampelos.
Thorne / Rio Vista Vineyard
Tasting by Appointment and at Avant Restaurant
Rio Vista Vineyard is located at the eastern end of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. There are 3 Rio Vista
Vineyards—the first two to be planted (in 2000) are both on the east side of Santa Rosa Road: Rio Vista Vineyard
North is right against the appellation boundary as it crosses the road; Rio Vista Vineyard South is about a mile
further into the appellation. The third Rio Vista Vineyard was planted in 2006 and extends west from Santa Rosa
Road, surrounding the Thorne Wine headquarters.
-An optimal growing site, our estate vineyard is located in the middle of Northern Santa Rita
Hills on the 246 corridor, between Buellton and Lompoc. We farm Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Syrah. Our
grapes are currently purchased by Paul Lato, Tyler Winery, Transcendence, and Dragonette Cellars among others.