The Golden Vine
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
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Kenneth Volk Vineyards
5230 Tepusquet Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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  • Monday
    10:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Thursday
    10:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Friday
    10:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Saturday
    10:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Sunday
    10:30 am-4:30 pm
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Located in Santa Maria Valley, Kenneth Volk Vineyard occupies the previous tasting room for Byron. Winemaker Kenneth Volk originally gained notoriety in the wine industry as the owner of Wild Horse. Mr. Volk acquired this property from Byron in 2004. We list this location as closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, but it is available by appointment if you made reservations 48 hours in advance. During our visit in 2017 the vineyard was undergoing transformation. The 30 year Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines were being replanted. We learned that fruit will be sourced until new grapes reach maturity. This locations has a picnic area near the parking lot that is easily overlooked. Outside food and pets on a leash are welcome. Visited on a weekend when the barrel room is open to patrons for viewing.
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For your Wine Adventure:
  • Santa Maria AVA
    Santa Maria AVA
  • Wine Maker
    Wine Maker
    Kenneth Volk
  • PetsDog Friendly
  • Outdoor SeatingOutdoor Seating: 26
  • 2013 Blaufrankisch
    Medium-bodied with aromas and flavors of blueberry, tart cherry, Chambord and spice.
  • 2012 Cabernet Pfeffer
    Spicy aromas and flavors of black and white pepper are complimented by anise, vanilla, red berries and very approchable tannins.
  • 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Aromas of black and red fruits, tobacco and barrel spice along with flavors of cherry, blackberry and cocoa.
  • 2015 Chardonnay
    Bright Pippin apple, pineapple and tropical fruit flavors along with nuances of honeysuckle, lemongrass and oak are complemented by a smooth creamy mouthfeel.
  • 2014 Garnacha Blanca
    Exibits fresh peach and apricot aromas while flavors of papaya, mineral, honey and almond linger on the palate.
  • 2013 Grenache
    Beautifully balanced wine bursting with flavors of dark red and black fruits, plenty ov spice and firm tannins.
  • 2007 Jailbird
  • 2014 Malvasia Blanca
    This full-bodied wine has tropical floral aromas of lyghee fruit and citrus blossom, yet is refreshingly dry.
  • 2014 Melon de Bourgogne
    Aromas of sliced pear and apple are complimented by barrel spice and honey accent.
  • 2005 MERLOT
    This dark Merlot has aromas of anise seed, ripe berry, olive and cigar box spices. On the palate, the wine is tightly structured with moderately firm, persistent tannins. Enjoy with grilled or lightly smoked foods, barbecued meats and braised root vegetables.
  • 2005 MERLOT
  • 2009 Merlot
    Full volume and rich with aromas and flavors of cassis and cherry, complimented by moderate tannins and good acidity.
  • 2012 Mourvedre
    Ripe fruit aromas and exotic spice are followed by flavors of ripe blueberry, black cherry and anise.
  • 2013 Negrette
    Deep fruit aromas of blackberry and plum are complimented by floral and spicy notes with rich flavors of bramble fruit and Herbs de Provence lead to a silky mouth feel.
  • 2013 Petite Sirah
    Deeply pigmented, inky wine with flavors ripe blackberry, crushed peppercorns and vanilla, followed by silky tannins and a ling, lingering finish.
  • 2006 Pinot Noir
  • 2006 Pinot Noir
  • 2012 Pinot Noir
    This dry farmed Pinot Noir draws you in with aromas of rose water, ripe berries and turned earth. Flavors of red and black fruits are followed by moderate tannins and a distinctive finish of Lime Kiln dust.
  • 2006 Santa Maria Cuvee
    Elements of pear, apple, and citrus fruits are supported by bright acidity and supple mouthfeel.
  • 2013 Tannat
    This brooding winehas aromas of rapberry, blue plum and anise. On the palate it reveals flavors of blue and black fruits, chocolate and caravay seed followed by iron-fisted tannins
  • 2012 Tempranillo
    Aromas and flavors of red raspberry and black cherry are complimented by vanilla, American oak and hints of tobacco.
  • 2014 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir
    This dry rose of Pinot Noir features aromas and flavors of Alpine strawberry, pear, Mandarin orange and watermelon.
  • 2012 Zinfandel
    This wine has aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, raspberry and white pepper.