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3 Wineries You Can’t Miss In The Santa Ynez Valley

3 Wineries You Can’t Miss in the Santa Ynez Valley

1. Presqu’ile Winery

Presqu’ile is the latest must-taste tasting room, serving up crazy amazing Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. South African winemaker Dieter Cronje is setting a new standard for Santa Ynez Valley wines.

Situated high atop a hill with breathtaking ocean and vineyard views, Presqu’ile’s winery and tasting room are located in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley. Nestled between Highway 101 and the Foxen Canyon Road, we offer memorable wine tasting experiences for locals, travelers and club members alike.

Created by two transverse mountain ranges on the Pacific Coast, Santa Maria Valley provides a unique west-to-east flow of cool marine breezes ideal for producing exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

5391 Presqu’ile Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Open weekdays 12 pm – 5pm (closed on Tuesday) and weekends 11:30 am – 5 pm.

Wine + Food Experience (Non-member guests)

Enjoy a tasting flight of new and current release estate wines with a pre-set Mezze Picnic prepared by Chef Julie Simon featuring fresh ingredients from local purveyors and seasonal bounty from our one-acre organic garden. $65 per person for groups up to 6 people. Guests enjoying food only is $35. Seating will be mainly outdoors at socially-distanced tables. Groups cannot be guaranteed to be seated together. Maximum group size is 6 guests and must include all children, designated drivers and non-drinkers. One reservation is allowed per person per day please.

2. Demetria Estate

Going to Demetria feels like visiting family. Warm welcomes, incredible service and outstanding scenery in a secluded location that is unmatched in Santa Barbara. Pack a lunch and hang out for the afternoon, you won’t regret it.

Established in 2005, Demetria Estate is a family owned winery. Our goal is to produce wines of distinction and character rivaling those of the world’s greatest wineries.

Demetria Estate produces two separate portfolios of wines including, Burgundian varietals and Rhone-style blends that capture the singularity of the vineyards and the region from which they originated.

The Burgundian offerings comprise of varietally honest manifestations of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, farmed sustainably in the Santa Rita Hills appellation of Santa Barbara County.

6701 Foxen Canyon Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 686-2345

Visitation and tasting by appointment only.

3. Evan’s Ranch

Possibly the best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah line-up you’ll ever have. Evan’s Ranch is the boutique offshoot of Gainey and focuses strictly on these three main varietals, and they do them well. In the very same building they offer olive oil tastings, so you can experience all the land has to offer with one stop shopping!

2901 Grand Ave
Santa Ynez Valley, CA 93441
(805) 688-0558

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