Santa Barbara County


Wineries producing Santa Barbara County wines


Alta Maria Vineyards

Alta Maria is a small, artisan winery focusing on producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the cold and oceanic Santa Maria Valley appellation in Santa Barbara County. Founded by 9th Generation Californian James Ontiveros, and Winemaker and long-time college friend Paul Wilkins, Alta Maria’s wines are inspired by the old world regions of ...

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Field Recordings

Field Recordings is winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most Andrew went to college at Cal Poly after receiving a football scholarship. He majored in agricultural business with a minor in viticulture. Jones, who was completely captivated by grape cultivation, initially worked as an intern at Gal ...

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Firestone Vineyard

Firestone Vineyard began when Leonard Firestone, who started a farm in Santa Barbara County in early 1970, began to grow grapes for wine in the Santa Ynez Valley. Leonard, who is the son of Harvey Firestone, the founder of tire manufacturer Bridgestone, inherited his father’s entrepreneurial spirit and realized that the Santa Ynez Valley ...

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Groundwork

After several years learning from and working for some of the Central Coast's most sought-after producers, owner/winemaker Curt Schalchlin, decided to venture off on his own path. In doing so, he felt that his wines were not a homage to wines made before his, but a new, original creation of his own. Sans Liege, which means "without allegiance, ...

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Longoria Wines

Longoria Wines is an artisanal family winery established in 1982 by Rick and Diana Longoria. Rick’s decision to start his own wine label was born out of a desire to produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, two varietals he was not producing as the winemaker for J. Carey Cellars, his first job as a winemaker. Rick sensed that those two varietal ...

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Melville Vineyard & Winery

Situated amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Western Santa Ynez Valley, Melville is dedicated to producing exceptional cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah grown exclusively in their estate vineyards throughout the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Prior to coming to the Santa Ynez Valley, the Melville family grew high-quality and grea ...

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Native9

“Native9 is the fulfillment of my own American story two centuries in the making. Tracing my roots back to the first men and women who settled in the Santa Maria Valley, I worked for hourly wages along with my parents to buy a small plot of land our ancestors’ 8,900-acre Mexican land grant: a modest cattle ranch where I planted my ...

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Pali Wine Company

In 2005, entrepreneurs Tim Perr and Scott Knight pooled their resources and their passions to found a winery dedicated to producing small lots of artisan Pinot Noir that they loved to drink. They established a state-of-the-art winery and tasting room in the town of Lompoc, CA and named the winery “Pali,” after their hometown Pac ...

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Samsara Wine Co.

Samsara is a Sanskrit word meaning the eternal cycle of life or the world we live in now. One of passion, oneness and harmony. This idea is key to the philosophy of Chad and Mary Melville’s Samsara wines. Chad and Mary produce limited releases of Pinot Noir and Syrah from micro-sites within carefully selected vineyards. Chad says,&quo ...

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Sanguis

Sanguis was founded by Matthias Pippig, a German born Bavarian who moved to the U.S. at age 18 with dreams of becoming a professional rock-and-roll drummer.  His plans changed over time when he decided it was not all that he had imagined. He then got involved in the L.A. food scene and in time met Manfred Krankl, with whom he’d work ...

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Sans Liege

After several years learning from and working for some of the Central Coast's most sought-after producers, owner/winemaker Curt Schalchlin, decided to venture off on his own path. In doing so, he felt that his wines were not a homage to wines made before his, but a new, original creation of his own. Sans Liege, which means "without al ...

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Stolpman Vineyards

Over 20 years ago, Thomas Stolpman, discovered what many might describe as one of the greatest viticultural sites on earth. Hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast, on a rare Limestone outcropping & unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind, this unique land is ideally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. Stolpman is c ...

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