In 1971 Sanford Winery and Vineyards discovered an overlooked, grape-growing treasure in the Santa Rita Hills. Recognizing a magical combination of climate and soil conditions much like those in France's famed Burgundy province, Sanford planted the area's first Pinot Noir in its Sanford & Benedict vineyard.
Pinot Noir has thrived in the Santa Rita Hills ever since, and so has Sanford Winery. The pioneering winery's Pinot Noir ranks among the best and most distinctive in the world. And Sanford's leadership helped put Santa Barbara and the Santa Rita Hills on the map of the world's great wine regions. Certified as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2001, today the area is renowned for its Chardonnay as well as Pinot Noir. Visitors are welcome to our tasting room next to the beautiful stone and adobe winery and estate vineyards.
Case production: 30,000
Principal varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Winemaker: Steve Fennell
(Buellton & Sta. Rita Hills)
5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc
Sunday -Thursday 11am - 4pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
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