Staff Report

Debra Eagle, general manager of Alma Rosa Winery, a leading wine producer from Santa Barbara County’s Sta. Rita Hills, has announced that the winery has opened a new tasting room in downtown Solvang.

“We are thrilled to welcome guests to our new space,” says Eagle. “Our new location features expansive outdoor seating, which is perfect for enjoying our year-round gorgeous weather while tasting our small production, vineyard-designate wines. The area around us is emerging as a new culinary and hospitality epicenter in the Santa Ynez Valley, with several other winery tasting rooms, distilleries, excellent restaurants, and boutique hotels opening within a few blocks of us, and we are excited to be a part of it.”

Located at 1623 Mission Drive, Ste M, the new Alma Rosa tasting room shares its courtyard with like-minded businesses, including Cailloux Cheese Shop, other wineries, a gelateria and a clothing boutique.

Alma Rosa’s tasting room is now open Sunday through Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tasting fees are $25 per person and include a selection of five wines, including Winemaker Samra Morris’ debut 2019 vintage of pinot noirs and chardonnays. Cheese plates from Cailloux Cheese Shop are available for purchase. Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit or call 805-691-9395.