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Zaca Mesa Winery
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd
Los Olivos, CA 93441
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  • Monday
    10:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Tuesday
    10:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Friday
    10:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Saturday
    10:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Sunday
    10:00 am-4:30 pm
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Located on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Zaca Mesa Winery was the third winery established in Santa Barbara County. The vineyard was planted 1973-1978 and is most famous for the “Black Bear Block.” The oldest Syrah grape vines on California’s Central Coast. It’s difficult to talk about this label and not mention the influential winemakers that began their career at this establishment. In fact the list is so numerous that the industry has coined the term “Zaca University.” Previous alumni include Mike Brown of Kalyra Winery, Ken Brown of Ken Brown Wines, Adam Tolmach of The Ojai Vineyard and Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climate. Despite this acclaim the general feeling of the location is laid back. The staff is friendly and we recommend this spot for beginners. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy one of the many outside spaces that include an oversize chess board and cornhole. Tours are available for $30 and must be made 48 hours in advance. Enjoy a tasting flight ($15) or reserve tasting ($25), waived with a two bottle purchase. Cheese boards are available for $15 and charcuterie boards for $19.
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For your Wine Adventure:
  • Santa Ynez AVA
    Santa Ynez AVA
  • Wine Maker
    Wine Maker
    Kristin Bryden
  • PetsDog Friendly
  • Outdoor SeatingOutdoor Seating: 52
  • Indoor SeatingIndoor Seating: 4
  • 2013 30th Anniversary Syrah
    Prossesses a beautiful bouquet of boysenberry. A full bodied wine with flavors of sweet blackberry, dark chocolate and oak spices.
  • 2014 Black Bear Block Syrah
    Rich blackberry, sage and silky tannins. Pairs well with Osso Buco.
  • 2013 Chapel G Syrah
  • 2015 Chardonnay HC
  • 2013 Eight Barrel Syrah
  • 2012 Estate Syrah
  • 2013 Estate Syrah
    Displays layers of rich red and black fruit, white pepper and our signature sage spice. Pairs well with grilled tri-tip.
  • 2014 Estrella Syrah
    Signature mixture of blackberry, violet, leather and subtle spices combined with elegant tannins and a lingering finish.
  • 2013 Grenache
  • 2014 Grenache
  • 2016 Grenache Blanc
    Crisp notes of green apple, nectarine and melon interminged with a mineral quality. Pairs well with Asian stir-fry.
  • 2012 Mesa Reserv ve Syrah
    Bold tannins, bright acidity, dark chocolate and violets. Pairs well with braised beef short ribs.
  • 2012 Mesa Reserve Syrah
  • 2013 Mourvedre
  • 2016 Pinot Blanc HC
    Displays rich aromas of yellow apple and tangy green herbs. Pairs well with Seared Diver Scalops.
  • 2014 Pinot Noir HC
  • 2012 Roussanne
  • 2015 Toyon
  • 2014 Viognier
  • 2016 Viognier
    Honeysuckle and stone fruit on the nose, with notes of melon, pineapple and citrus fruit. Pairs well with shrimp scampi.
  • 2013 Z Cuvee
    Medium bodied Rhone-style blend. Pairs well with baby back ribs