Staff Report

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards is now offering private tastings at its historic ranch in the Santa Rita Hills, providing a unique alternative to the urban tasting experience available at their popular tasting room on Industrial Way in Buellton.

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards was founded in 2005 by Richard Sanford, a pioneer winegrower in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA and a member of the Vintners Hall of Fame.

Dedicated to crafting vineyard-designated wines from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Alma Rosa focuses on pinot noir, chardonnay and other cool-climate varietals that thrive in the region. Under Sanford’s guidance, Alma Rosa’s wine program is led by Winemaker Nick de Luca.

“Our beautiful tasting room on Industrial Way offers a sit-down tasting experience,” said General Manager Debra Eagle, … “but we couldn’t be more thrilled to show a different side of Alma Rosa with the addition of our new private tastings at the ranch.”

Each guided tasting at the ranch lasts about 90 minutes and costs $55 per person. Advance reservations are required.

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