Finding a Good Bottle of Wine in Santa Barbara County
Our winery recommendations for a Good Bottle of Wine in the Santa Barbara & Foxen Canyon area….we’ve written about the linked wineries. These are listed in the order of our preference, start at the top and work your way down as you taste through the canyon.
Cambria – Good Chardonnay, hearty Pinot Noirs. Beautiful views of Foxen Canyon opening up to the sea.
Zaca Mesa – You’ll need to try their Cuvee
Foxen Vineyard – Good wine, cool people
Cottonwood Canyon- Organic Chardonnay
Presqu’ile- A beautiful modern wine tasting facility right up the road from Cottonwood Canyon. Pricy wine, but good.
Rancho Sisquoc – We love their Cabernet, and their venue, reminds us of a Hobbit Hole abode.
Kenneth Volk – Specializes in blends.
Koehler – Interesting blends, including Sangiovese
Andrew Murray – We’ve heard great things about their Syrahs, of which they produce 9,000 cases of each year. Their tasting room is located in Los Olivos, the new hot spot in the area for wine tasting. What were previously gift stores are now becoming tasting rooms for up and coming wineries. We enjoyed their wine, but did not make our ‘buy’ list on this visit.
Fess Parker – Be sure to purchase one of their little Racoon Skin Hats for your bottle of wine.
Firestone- One of our first experiences in Foxen Canyon.
Martian Ranch & Vineyard- The receipt says, ‘Served by Martians’, but they’re pouring Italian varietals. A little out in the country on Alisos Canyon Road in Los Alamos.