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Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when the first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the bank of the Sisquoc River, known as the Santa Maria Bench. For decades since then, some of the most renowned wineries have purchased Riverbench fruit for their

Rusack Vineyards

Nestled in picturesque Ballard Canyon in the center of Santa Ynez Valley, amidst oak-studded rolling hills lies Rusack Vineyards, a boutique vineyard and winery dedicated to growing top-quality grapes and producing outstanding handcrafted wines. In this small operation, the wines truly are made by hand,

SAMsARA Wine Co.

SAMsARA Wine Co is a boutique winery producing approximately 2500 cases. We believe in cool climate vineyards and old world wine making techniques; native yeast, whole cluster and extending barrel aging. SAMsARA produces limited releases of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and Chardonnay from carefully selected

Sandhi

Sandhi is a small production California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Sandhi was founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, and winemaker, Sashi Moorman. Sandhi represents a union essential to the

J. Wilkes

The J. Wilkes Tasting Room is part of the beautiful Hotel Californian property. The Tasting Room features a fun modern Industrial Chic décor theme with wines by Winemaker Wes Hagen, recently voted one of the 100 Most Influential Winemakers in the US (2014, #68). The

Hitching Post Wines

Leading the Hitching Post Wines team are the creators and two long-time friends, Gray Hartley and Frank Ostini, who have been making wines in Santa Barbara County, California since 1979. Hartley and Ostini strive to create flavorful handcrafted wines that possess poise and balance, putting a

Story Of Soil

OUR TINY OPERATION IS AIMED AT PRODUCING HIGH QUALITY AND BALANCED WINES

Sweetzer Cellars

Inspired by a summer trip to France in 2008, we began making wine in a second story, white-carpeted apartment in West Hollywood. Blissfully unaware of the challenges facing us, we hauled Cabernet grapes from Napa and Sonoma. We crushed in the carport, fermented in the

Star Lane Vineyard & Winery

Second generation family proprietors and siblings Michael Dierberg and Ellen Dierberg Milne consider themselves stewards of Star Lane Vineyard, which was planted in 1996 by their parents Jim and Mary Dierberg. Star Lane was planted thirteen years before Happy Canyon would be recognized as an

Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards

Family-owned since 1973, Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards is dedicated to producing Rhone varietals showcasing the distinct characteristics of their estate vineyards. For nearly 50 years, they made wine out of the same barn that founded the estate, celebrating generation after generation of acclaimed