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Santa Barbara Winery
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Santa Barbara Winery
202 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Friday
    10:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Saturday
    10:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Sunday
    10:00 am-6:00 pm
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Located in Funk Zone, Santa Barbara Winery was founded at the end of prohibition by Pierre Lafond. This tasting room opened in 1964, long before the Santa Barbara wine scene was popular. Bruce McGuire has been head winemaker at this location since 1981. Today Santa Barbara Winery produces over 48,000 cases of wine per year with 10 different varietals. The tasting room still doubles as a production facility. Look for aging barrels, a tank room and grape crusher. Enjoy award winning wine at the tasting bar inside by the flight ($12)or glass. Additional seating is located in the front patio, which make a great place for a picnic lunch. Cheese plates ($15) and snacks are also available for sale. Weekends in Funk Zone can mean large crowds, if this location is feeling a bit full visit Lafond Winery next door.
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    Bruce McGuire
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  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2014 Chardonnay
    Produced from our oldest and best block of Wente Clone Chardonnay. We wanted to showcase the pure expression of the best fruit that we have. Bright, lemony and appley it has a long persistent finish.
  • 2014 Chardonnay
    An early vintage for Santa Barbara County with very favorable conditions throughout the harvest. The barrel fermented components add richness and texture to the bright tropical fruit of the tank fermented wine.
  • 2014 Dry Riesling
    The noble grape Riesling is enjoying a well earned resurgence of popularity in America as increasing numbers of writers and chefs become enamored with the wine's flavors and suitability for pairing with a wide range of foods.
  • 2014 Gewurztraminer
    The grapes for this Gewurztraminer are from the Alisos Vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley. This is a very cool growing region, which is what the varietal prefers. The wine was made in the traditional Alsatian method, fermented to dryness. Gewurztraminers are extremely aromatic and pair nicely with seafood and spicy dishes.
  • 2013 Grenache
  • 2013 Lagrein
    Lagrein is one of the indigenous grapes grown around the town of Bolzano in the Alto Adige, Italy's northern most wine growing region. There it is known for its big, rich tannins and very dark color - a favorite at meals.
  • 2013 Late Harvest Riesling
  • 2014 Orange Muscat
    Winemaker Bruce McGuire looked to a cool climate pocket west of Los Alamos as a source for this captivatingly aromatic varietal. The ancient Muscat grape umbrellas over a family of varieties, three of the most common in California being Orange Muscat, Muscat Canelli, and Black Muscat. Also known as Muscat Canelli Fior d'Arancio in Italy, Orange Muscat is not nearly as widely planted as the better known Muscat Canelli.

    Orange Muscat has been known to produce delicious dessert wines that play off of the wine's inherently floral nose and orange tint in the glass.

    This wine is a pleasant aperatif with its pronounced sweet floral and orange blossom nose and mouth-filling exotic flavors. It has a refreshing crispness on the palate that lends itself to pair with seafood dishes and soft ripe cheeses.
  • 2013 Petit Verdot
    Petit Verdot is a small dark berry that when ripened properly, will produce an intensely full bodied red with bold spice notes and high tannin.
  • 2013 Petite Sirah
    We have produced wine from the same block of this Thompson Vineyard since 2005. 2005 produced moderate crop with a very even ripening season that maximized the full potential of the grapes. Dark, inky saturated color that will stain your teeth. Full Bodied with a long chewy finish. Enjoy wiyh rich food.
  • 2014 Pinot Gris
    This wine is from two vineyards in Alisos Canyon north of Los Alamos only a mile from each other. 2014 was an excellent year for Pinot Gris with ripe, complex flavors and balancing crispness.
  • 2014 Pinot Noir
    Exhibiting flavors and aromas of black cherry, strawberry, violets and black tea, this wine is the perfect red for light lunches on the patio, lazy afternoons picnicking in the shade or an evening of hors d’oeuvres and aperitiffs at the bistro
  • 2013 Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Primitivo
    Recent DNA analysis has shown that Primitivo and California's Zinfandel are genenetically similar. Zinfandel was, until this discovery, a grape of mystery, and its origins unknown. Primitivo or Zinfandel/ the Joughin Vineyard has produced exceptional wines year after year.
  • 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
    Our best example of Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon. A 50 day extended maceration builds texture and length to an already dense fruiy
  • 2014 Reserve Chardonnay
    'Sur Lie' aging with 'Batonnage' (stirring yeast and sediments) adds texture to our ripe succulent Santa Rita Hills fruit creating total mouth experience.
  • 2013 Reserve Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Riesling 16
    In 2014 we had an abundant crop of high quality Riesling. We left a section of one of the Riesling blocks to hang and fully develope ripe flafors.
  • 2015 Riesling 2.3
    We have one of the few plantings of Riesling in the Santa Rita Hills. We have three clones of Riesling which exhibit different aspects of the varietal. 2015 was a very small crop which shows good concentration and persistence of flavor.
  • 2016 Rosé
    Destemming with overnight skin contact prior to pressing gives us a saturated Ruby color, the aroma and flavor of Boysenberry and the spiciness found in cool climate Santa Rita Hills Syrah.
  • 2013 Sangiovese
    Known for its dense cherry fruit, Sangiovese's popularity has been on the increase as winemakers around the world discover the structure and full-bodied nature of the wine along with its affinity for blending with other varietals.
  • 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
    Great Oaks Sauvignon Blanc is entirely Musque clone. We fermented it at very low temperatures to retain the exotic Muscat like aromas reminiscent of mangos and orange blossoms. Great Oaks is located near the town of Los Olivos in the middle of the Santa Ynez Valley.
  • 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
    This fresh-tasting wine has its own distinctive flavor, is a great alternative to Chardonnay and serves equally well with moderately spicy foods, seafood and salads.
  • 2013 Syrah
    Most of the wine was aged in small 60 gallon French and Hungarian barrels as Syrah benefits from ample barrel time. Pair with rustic fare, slightly charred grilled meats, spring lamb, seared Ahi, and washed rind cheeses.