The picturesque Santa Ynez Valley encompasses six communities clustered closely together like wine grapes. From the charming, tiny gem of rural Ballard, the bustling gateway city of Buellton, the vintage western town of Los Alamos, the arts-influenced wine-infused town of Los Olivos and the turn-of-the-20th-century township of Santa Ynez, to the northern European atmosphere of the city of Solvangfounded by Danish-Americans in 1911, it’s relaxing and refreshing to meander and experience them all. Just two hours up the coast from Los Angeles, it feels like a world away with endless possibilities.
Nestled among the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, in the western edge of Cuyama Valley, Alere Vineyards produces rhone-varietals and a bit of zinfandel. At an elevation of 2,400 feet, our vineyard flourishes in a climate very similiar to that of the southern Rhone Valley.
At Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, we focus on the wines on which Thekla and Richard Sanford built their reputation - the cool growing varietals best suited to the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes predominate and form the core of the Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards product line.
We invite you to visit our stunning Winery & Visitor’s Center, located at the entrance of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, just minutes away from historic downtown Los Olivos. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through our Rhone Zone Flight and Andrew Murray Vineyard’s winemaking philosophy.
While many small wineries specialize in just a few varieties, producing them in significant quantities, the Arthur Earl philosophy lends itself to producing small lots of different varieties and blends.
Since its founding, Beckmen Vineyards has emerged as one of North America’s premier producers of Rhône varietal wines, while also helping to establish Santa Barbara County as one of California’s most highly regarded winegrowing regions.