Taking our second trip to Santa Barbara for an anniversary weekend getaway in February. What are some of the must-visit wineries/vineyards in Santa Barbara County within an hour's drive of Santa Barbara? Looking for an abundance of the region's best Pinot and Rhone varieties.
Ojai- Adam Tolmack (sp?) see if you can make an appointment to meet him, might be hard though but worth it
ABC- Jim Clendenon (the tasting room is in SB)
Jonata/Hilt- Matt Dees
Tyler- Justin Willett
domaine de la Cote/Sandhi
Dont miss Bien Nacido. such a storied vineyard
Stanford and Benedict
im sure there are more but these guys are all doing some pretty amazing wines and a lot of them are the old school
I went last summer and these were a few favorites.
Domaine de la Cote/Sandhi - Great Wines
Foxen - Do both tasting rooms
Brewer Clifton - Tasting room
Sanford - Classic
Awesome list!! Ojai is worth it with or without talking to Adam, if just to taste and buy library wines.
Matt Dees and crew are so hospitable.
Maybe add Samsara and Stolpman, and a drive up to Domaine de la Cote’s vineyards.
Barbieri in Los Olivos
Angela Osborne (A Tribute to Grace) is making some tasty Rhone varietals for Folded Hills Winery
Definately SAMsARA, which is 5 minutes from the airport. Stolpman is also a must.
Agree with all you all but add Cold Heaven in Buellton for in Viognier that is 1/2 Sanford and Benedict and 1/2 Y es Cuilleron library
Scar of the Sea is an awesome winery and I second meeting Justin Willett at Tyler. He's got some super cool projects and the wines are outstanding.
You guys rock, thank you so much!
Lots of great recommendations here. I would add:
- Brewer Clifton - Tyler Winery - Palmina (Italian Reds!) - Cambria - Bien Nacido - Sanford & Benedict
- Grab a bite at Industrial Eats
One stop shop in Buellton for the best Pinot - Ken Brown; some great food - Industrial Eats; great beer - figueroa mountain brewery; and go see Morgan at Cold Heaven and Ryan at Roark winery. All are in Buellton, and all are great!! Enjoy
Kind of a different change of scenery, but you could stop by the Lompoc Wine Ghetto.
Samsara, Liquid Soil, Dragonette and Story of Soil are my favorites