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Winery of the Month

August 2017

Rancho Sisquoc Winery

We are proud to be partnering with Rancho Sisquoc Winery as our Winery of the Month. Everyday at our Guest Wine Tasting Reception, we will be featuring tastes of their amazing varietals. Each Friday during this time, we will feature their winemaker or winery representative at our Guest Reception. At our restaurant, be sure to order a glass of one of their delicious wines to pair with our local farm to table cuisine. Or join us for our Backyard Winemaker Dinner on Friday, August 25th at 6pm featuring Rancho Sisquoc wines paired with a five-course handcrafted menu.

Rancho Sisquoc Winery has been crafting quality wines in small quantities for over 40 years. Located in northern Santa Barbara County on the Sisquoc River, 14 miles east of Santa Maria, Rancho Sisquoc is part of an 1852 Mexican land grant. The Chumash Indians called this area "Sisquoc", which meant "gathering place". Today, Rancho Sisquoc is again a gathering place, this time for wine lovers.

The winery is part of a 37,000 acre cattle ranch and farm purchased in 1952 by Mr. and Mrs. James Flood of San Francisco. In 1972, then ranch manager Harold Pfeiffer produced the first wines. In 1977, Rancho Sisquoc became a bonded winery and the tasting room was built. Today, the winery produces over 20,000 cases per year.

Their vineyards are situated in what is known as the transverse range of coastal mountains at the mouth of the Santa Maria Valley, which creates unique microclimates and soils perfectly suited for growing several varietals. Each of their clones and root-stock were selected for compatibility with the soil and for the complexity and balance of flavor imparted to their wines.

Their estate grown grapes are used in crafting their award winning wines. Visit their tasting room in the Santa Maria Valley at the end of a winding country road. Here you will find a friendly and knowledgeable tasting room staff, wonderful wines and beautiful picnic grounds.