Additionally, 140 acres of Sta. Rita Hills vineyards are planted to Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and other wine grape varieties. AVA Boundaries The boundaries of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation were chosen carefully to include all locales between the Santa Rosa Hills and the Purisima Hills that matched our criteria for hillside Pinot Noir. Located on the eastern end of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA on Santa Rosa Road, Peake Ranch is a 105-acre parcel with 50 acres of vines. The plantings include seven different clones of Pinot Noir, three clones of Chardonnay and two each of Syrah and Grenache.
Santa Rita Hills Map
Lompoc area wineries were praised by Sunset Magazine as the “New Wine Country” – and are known for exceptional pinot, chardonnay, and other cool climate wines. Many of our local winemakers, who specialize in producing wines from the grapes grown in Sta. Rita Hills vineyards, have won prestigious awards and 91+ or higher ratings from Wine Spectator Magazine. There are more than 30 producers of Sparkling Wine in Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Solvang and Sta. Garden planner 3d. Even wineries without tasting rooms are getting into the bubbles business! And these online-only producers are from some of the county’s highest-rated winemakers.
Located on the eastern end of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA on Santa Rosa Road, Peake Ranch is a 105-acre parcel with 50 acres of vines. The plantings include seven different clones of Pinot Noir, three clones of Chardonnay and two each of Syrah and Grenache. The plantings are all along a hill that covers most of the ranch, exposing the vines to the cool air that comes off the Pacific and into the Santa Ynez Valley. The combination of North, South, East and West facing slopes coupled with the exposure to varying degrees of the cool wind give the vineyard a diversity of fruit flavor profiles that is unique for a ranch of our size.
John Sebastiano Vineyard is located on the eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The raised elevation of this vineyard exposes this spot to an extra dose of the winds that the appellation is famous for. Cool nights and constant wind make for grapes that show great concentration and lend themselves to the magic of our gifted winemaker Wynne Solomon, yielding extraordinary wines.
Sierra Madre is located on the western side of the Santa Maria Valley. The Vineyard benefits from cool summers. The block our wines come from is a south-facing hillside comprised of sandy, well-drained soil. The Robert Young clones that grow here take advantage of the spot to become both fully ripe and at the same time retain a high level of acidity.
Spear Vineyards & Winery is located in the heart of the famed Santa Rita Hills winegrowing appellation (Sta. Rita Hills AVA). In addition to a breathtaking location for our small-lot winemaking, our tasting room and winery are where we can share a truly first-class vineyard tasting experience with you. An intimate space where you can explore our wines from soil to glass. Privately savor Spear wines in our stunning new vineyard tasting room—created from the historic footprint and roofline of the original dairy barn built on the property in the 1920’s all while drinking in panoramic views of the vineyard and surrounding valley. Explore our unique trade and media focused tour & tasting experiences below, and book your visit online today. Vineyard tastings and winery visits are available: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00am - 5:00pm and Friday through Sunday from 10:00am - 5:00pm by appointment. (click link below) Closed on Tuesdays. *Ages 21+ only please.
SPEAR SIGNATURE WINE TASTING
Santa Rita Hills
$25 PER PERSON
Enjoy a guided tasting through Spear wines in our tasting room, both rustic and elegant, all while taking in the spectacular views of our vineyard as well as surrounding vineyards in the famed Santa Rita Hills. Please allow 45 minutes for this experience. $25 tasting fee collected onsite. One tasting fee waived for every three bottles purchased. (21+ Only)
SPEAR VINEYARD TOUR & TASTING EXPERIENCE
***On Seasonal Hold*** $50 PER PERSON (inc. $25 tasting fee)
Start your visit by being whisked away for a private tour of the vineyard and winery, followed by an exclusive visit to the all-new Spear tasting room where you will savor a selection of Spear wines while being surrounded by vineyards. Please allow 1.5 hours for this experience. (21+ Only). (Closed Tuesday and periodically Wednesday & Thursday during harvest) (Vineyard Tours ***On Harvest Hold*** )
Santa Rita Hills Wine Trail
Santa Rita Hills Wineries Lompoc
To book a visit (21+ Only), please call the winery at 805.737.1829, email [email protected] or book online with the link below: