SANTA BARBARA WINERIES
The Wine Line is proud to provide service to many of the premier Santa Barbara wineries for wine tasting and touring. We now service approximately 30 wineries from Los Olivos through the Foxen Canyon. We guarantee that once you experience wine touring The Wine Line way, you’ll Hop On again and again.
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The wineries we service make their living from selling wine, not selling tastings. As they are the lifeblood of the Central Coast we encourage you, if you find a wine you like, or a winery you like, buy some bottles, join a club, anything to help support these local businesses.
Tasting fees and discounts, if any, are listed to the right (* denotes fees waived with wine purchase)
Foxen Canyon Wineries
Brooks and Kate Firestone established Firestone Vineyard as Santa Barbara County’s first estate winery in 1972. Of Brooks Firestone, the Los Angeles Times wrote, “He was a pioneer, an inspirer, and expander of possibilities; he took a chance on an untried wine area, then stuck with it and made it pay.” In 1995, the Firestone family took another pioneering step by establishing Curtis Winery as one of California’s first wineries dedicated exclusively to Rhône-style wines. The name Curtis honors the maiden name of Brooks’ mother. Today, Adam and Kate Firestone advance their family’s winemaking heritage as the active owners of Curtis Winery.
Winemaker Chuck Carlson’s winemaking style requires physiological ripeness in the vineyard, followed by minimal processing in the cellar, to ultimately capture the purest qualities of the fruit. “My approach is to work with-not against-what Mother Nature gives us,” Chuck says. “We are blessed to have vineyards that produce incredible fruit, and that’s why I want the inherent flavors to really stand out and define the wine.”
Santa Barbara County is a quiet sanctuary of golden hills and well-groomed vineyards located three hours north of the glitter and bustle of Los Angeles. This is the place we call home. For more than 20 years, we have produced estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from our benchland vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA of Santa Barbara County. Welcome to Cambria.
When Fess Parker was cast in the role of Davy Crockett in the mid-1950’s, it caused an international sensation and changed his life forever. So too did the purchase of 714 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley change the course of the Parker family’s history.
Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery producing ultra-premium, award-winning wines including Syrah, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and white Riesling.
Firestone Vineyard wines hail from eight estate vineyards near California’s celebrated Santa Barbara coast, where an unparalleled marine climate and expressive soils yield wines of extraordinary complexity and elegance. Here, atop three breathtaking mesas in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, third-generation winegrower Adam Firestone advances a family tradition of estate vineyards that represent a singular commitment to quality, consistency and character.
Founded as Santa Barbara County’s first estate winery in 1972, Firestone Vineyard today remains a cornerstone of coastal estate winemaking, producing highly acclaimed wines that capture the distinctive flavors of their vineyards and region.
Bill Wathen and Dick Doré, also known as “The Foxen Boys”, have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery 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 a “minimalist” approach to winemaking.
The Foxen Boys’ solar-powered winery and tasting room features their pinots, chardonnays and Rhone-style wines. Their historic tasting shack “foxen 7200” remains open, featuring their Cal-Italian and Bordeaux-style wines.
If you don’t know FOXEN, you don’t know Dick…or Bill.
Proprietor Ken Volk has been making Santa Barbara and Central Coast wines for more than a quarter century. Perhaps best known as the founder of Wild Horse Winery, Ken has earned a reputation for crafting world-class wines, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Santa Maria Valley. His unparalleled knowledge and skill have garnered him immediate recognition for producing luxury wines of exceptional character with his eponymous brand, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, located in Santa Maria Valley.
In many ways, Ken’s landing in Santa Maria is sort of a full circle journey. He made home wines from the nearby Rancho Sisquoc Vineyard in the 1970’s, and his first professional wine under the Wild Horse label was a 1983 Pinot Noir from the nearby Sierra Madre Vineyard. Rodolfo Callado, of Mesa Vineyard Management, who oversees the management of Kenneth Volk’s small estate vineyard, was Ken’s first employee at Wild Horse.
Situated on the celebrated Foxen Canyon Trail in the Santa Ynez Valley, Koehler Winery is located in one of California’s most diverse and distinctive growing regions. The micro-climatic diversity on the 100 acre estate results in a superb quality of fruit, and Koehler’s 40 year old vines are recognized as among the best in the Santa Ynez Valley and surrounding area.
Koehler Winery’s friendly and inviting tasting room is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Weather permitting, guests may also partake of a sip of wine on the spectacularly beautiful grounds, surrounded by the Koehler family’s own remarkable menagerie of unusual animals and exotic birds. So come, sit back and enjoy – life doesn’t get any better than this!
Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when its first Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. Since then, some of the most renowned wineries in Santa Barbara County have purchased our fruit for their own wines. Over time Riverbench has become a prominent name for high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Maria Valley.
Riverbench is dedicated to crafting a small portfolio of wines from our remarkable vineyard, where cool ocean breezes nurture the varietals’ luscious tropical fruit flavors. We enhance these natural qualities through fermentation and aging in French oak barrels, resulting in a wine of uncommon character and dimension.
Founded in 2001 by Marvin & Paulette Teixeira with the planting of a small vineyard on their cattle ranch. Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters) was named for their three daughters, Stacey, Tracey & Marcey. Our label is a picture of the barn that exhibits the JT cattle brand, which was Marvin’s fathers brand used to identify cattle today. The barn still exists on the winery property. The ranch is still headquarters for the family cattle operation.
Tres Hermanas with winemaker Luke Lindquist at the helm, is focused on the creation of fine French and Italian style wines using fruit from some of the leading vineyards on the Central Coast as well as from our own estate grown Syrah.
Zaca Mesa is an estate winery dedicated to Rhône varieties. Since 1972, we have hand-crafted wines from grapes grown in our vineyards to express their distinct character and genuine quality, offering a unique experience to share. Enjoy our scenic grounds, hiking trail, life-size chessboard, oak shaded picnic site, and authentic wines that reflect our unique terrior: Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, several Rhône blends, and Chardonnay.
Los Olivos Wineries
(Los Olivos Tasting Rooms are storefront tasting rooms all situated within a 3 block radius)
Alexander & Wayne – Website – $8
Andrew Murray – Website – $10
Arthur Earl – Website – $8
Artiste – Website – $10*
Bernat – (Los Olivos Cafe) – Website – $10
Blair Fox Cellars – Website – $12
Byron – Website – $10*
Carharrt Winery – Website – $10*
Carina Cellars – Website – $10
Cinque Stelle – Website – $0 (for Wine Line customers);
Located on the main drag (Grand Ave) in-between Carhartt and Epiphany Wineries and across the street from Saarloos & Sons in Los Olivos. This new location has brought great foot traffic and we also have a very large backyard! We offer life sized jenga, cornhole, and cards against humanity.
We BBQ and have live music on our stage at the beginning of every month. Our large location is a great setting to enjoy tastings and lunch. We also have an estate vineyard in Santa Ynez. Rick Longoria helped plant it years ago and he still buys a large majority of our fruit along with, Brander, Tensley, Whitcraft, and many more local wine makers.
Coghlan – Website – $10*
Consilience – Website – $12*
Coquelicot – Website – $13 (2 for 1 for Wine Line Customers)
Daniel Gehrs Wines – Website – $10*
Dragonette – Website – $10*
Epiphany Cellars – Website – $10*
Fontes & Phillips – Website – $TBD
Longoria – Website – $10*
Qupe/Verdad – Website – $10
Saarloos & Sons – Website – $10*
Scott Cellars – Website – $8
Stolpman Vineyards – Website – $15*
Tensley/Lea – Website – $5
Tre Anelli – Website – $12