The Sta. Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation is located on California’s Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. The Pacific Ocean’s marine layer and afternoon ocean breezes traverse the coastal valley corridors between the Purisima Hills and the Santa Rosa Hills, creating the perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties.
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.Read More →
Clos Pepe believes that great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is an expression of passionate viticulture.Read More →
Lafond's Santa Ynez Valley property is in the heart of pinot noir country, with soil and microclimates exceedingly favorable to that fickle grape variety.Read More →
Pence Ranch is a small vineyard and winery producing Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir on the western edges of Santa Barbara County.Read More →
Spear Vineyards & Winery is located in the heart of the famed Santa Rita Hills winegrowing appellationRead More →