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Byron Winery

Since 1984, Byron has cultivated an obsession for crafting site-specific Pinot Noir from distinctive vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley and Sta. Rita Hills appellations

Foxen Vineyard & Winery

Bill Wathen and Dick Doré have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded FOXEN at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time, their dedication has remained the same – the creation of very small-production, vineyard-designated wines using

Fiddlehead Cellars

Over 30 years, trailblazing owner-winemaker Kathy Joseph set off on a quest to pioneer once considered underdog wine varietals, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and our newly planted Gruner Veltliner to give them new life and present them with passion and flawless execution. At Fiddlehead we

Nielson

In 1964 Uriel Nielson established Santa Barbara’s first commercial vineyard on what is now the Byron estate. Prior to Nielson, the county had been considered too cold and too windy for grapes. Fortunately Uriel didn’t listen. In retrospect he had vision. In the 1980's Santa

Presqu’ile Vineyard & Winery

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Designed and planted to create a diverse tapestry of vineyard blocks, the sustainably certified, 73-acre

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

Gainey Vineyard

The Gainey family has been farming in the Santa Ynez Valley for 60 years. Their three ranches are located in two of Santa Barbara County’s most esteemed appellations: the Santa Ynez Valley and the Sta. Rita Hills. Each ranch offers a unique combination of soil

Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards

Founded in 1996, owners Jim and Mary Dierberg started this project with the intent of creating World-Class wines from three different AVA's in Santa Barbara County. They began by planting vineyards in both Santa Maria Valley and at the beautiful Star Lane Ranch in Happy

Cambria Estate Vineyards & Winery

Long before the Santa Maria Valley benchland was recognized as a great winegrowing region, the native Chumash Indians knew it as "tepuztli," meaning copper coin. Later, Spanish settlers translated the word as Tepusquet. As part of an 1837 Mexican land grant, "Rancho Tepusquet" was home

Brick Barn Wine Estate

The 35-acre Brick Barn estate vineyard lies just north of the Santa Ynez River in a largely unexplored winegrowing corridor near the city of Buellton. ​It is a 50 acre wine estate located on a historic 1,100 acre ranch. Its vineyards possess changing textures and diverse