Wine & Beer Tasting in Santa Maria
Please support these businesses that support Friends of Hearst Castle. Below is a partial list of places to taste wine while you visit the Central Coast and Hearst Castle. For a complete listing go to our Members Directory.

Melville Estate Winery
Welcome to Melville Vineyards and Winery! Join us in our Mediterranean-style winery located within the Sta. Rita Hills appellation in Lompoc, California, in Western Santa Ynez Valley. Our tasting room is open daily from 11am-4pm pouring our current Estate Line and Small Lot Collection releases. View our future releases to mark your calendars. Visit Melville Estate Winery Website

Bridlewood Estate Winery
Bridlewood Winery was designed for high-quality, artisan winemaking. Just inside the adobe façade of this Spanish-style winery, state-of-the-art equipment is the order of the day: pneumatic bladder presses, temperature controlled fermenters, gentle grape and wine handling systems, and the finest European and American oak barrels. Visit Bridlewood Estate Winery Website

Rusack Vineyards
We are a boutique winery in Santa Barbara County dedicated to handcrafting wines of distinction and elegance. We hope that we can meet in person at our Tasting Room, nestled in the beauty of Ballard Canyon between Solvang and Los Olivos, California. Visit Rusack Vineyards Website

Brucher Winery
Peter Brucher’s philosophy is a simple one--obtain the best possible fruit, and let it determine the production techniques so as to enhance its natural flavors and quality. Using this philosophy with traditional winemaking techniques, combined with modern technology, allows Pete to realize his ultimate goal of producing exceptional wines of premium quality. Visit Brucher Winery Website

Sunstone Winery
Sunstone Vineyards and Winery is located 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara and is one of the most beautiful wineries and tasting rooms in the Santa Ynez Valley. Sunstone's tasting room is reminiscent of some of the small wineries in the Provencal French countryside, featuring a kitchen complete with a wood-burning oven and two stone barrel-aging caves built into the hillside. The Rice Family farms their 56-acre vineyards in an organic, bio-sustainable manner, meeting all California Certified Organic Farmer standards. Visit Sunstone Winery Website

Cambria Winery
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. Visit Cambria Winery Website

Buttonwood Farm Winery
The warm and sunny setting of our Tasting Room beckons you to taste our wines, relax and sit on the patio or stroll through our garden. There is a $10.00 tasting fee which includes a Riedel crystal stem. Currently we offer samples of Marsanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Devin, Syrah Rose, Hawk Red, Merlot, Trevin, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit Buttonwood Farm Winery Website

Byron Wines
You are on the eastern edge of the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County. In the winter these hills are tinted gold and raw sienna. In the summer they are all shades of green. Our wines are a reflection of their surroundings. Every time you taste one of Byron's wines you are surrounded by the flavors, textures and scents that can only come from here the Santa Maria Valley. Visit Byron Wines Website

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