Tasting Room Santa Barbara Open: Monday-Thursday 12 - 6pm, Friday/Saturday 12 - 8pm, Sunday 12 - 5pm 8 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara (805) 451-2570
Tastings available at the Farm by appointment 4001 Forbidden Fruit Lane, Lompoc Call (805) 735-4648
Principal Varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Winemaker: Sandra Newman Case Production: 1,300 Email
Cebada Vineyard is part of Forbidden Fruit Orchards, an award-winning boutique farm and winery located between Buellton and Lompoc, just west of the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation. This working farm sits on 100 acres of stunning property and harvests everything from year round organic blueberries, homemade jams, syrups and applesauce, mulberries, hardy kiwis, avocados, currants, tea, apples, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine grapes to rare, amber-colored honey made by the honey bee hives which pollinates the crops.
All of our Estate Wines are grown on a southern slope just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and enjoys the cool, coastal weather which preserves the natural acids in the wine without accumulating high sugar contents. The sandy soil adds a silkiness to the wines. The east west mountain range of the farm funnels cool, temperate weather inland making Cebada Vineyard perfect terrain for producing great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We are a small case producer, only making wines from fruit grown on our farm. These are sophisticated Burgundian style wines.
To request a private, by appointment only wine tour and tasting, please go to our website http://www.forbiddenfruitorchards.com/farm#visit. Let us know the time, date and how many persons will be coming. $45/person ($30 is credited toward a wine purchase). Reservations need to be made in advance; please contact the winemaker Sandra Newman at (805) 735-4648.