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Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards

Closes in 17 min: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Outstanding wines.

Located just off Highway 101 in an industrial area which also houses (literally next door) the... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Mark J
Studio City
Great Chardonnay

We stopped after lunch at the Industrial Cafe next door. My wife was a great fan of the chardonnay... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
John E
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting room”(16 reviews)
“nice tasting”(2 reviews)
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards was founded in 2005 by Sta. Rita Hills pioneer winegrower, and Vineyard Hall of Fame inductee, Richard Sanford. Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards places a focus on cool-climate varietals best suited to the Sta. Rita Hills...more
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181 Industrial Way Ste C, Buellton, CA 93427-9680
+1 805-688-9090
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Located just off Highway 101 in an industrial area which also houses (literally next door) the Industrial Eats restaurant the Alma Rosa tasting room was nice experience. It has a modern, non bar type of feel to it and families are welcome. We visited on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark J
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We stopped after lunch at the Industrial Cafe next door. My wife was a great fan of the chardonnay . Arlene our elderly server (2 months my senior) kept pouring until I also had a favorite. We took a few bottles for the hotel &...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John E
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Owner Richard Sanford is one of the original winemakers in Santa Barbara County. Nice roomy tasting room with limited outdoor seating. Nice tasting menu, we particularly liked the Grenache rose. Lindsey was a great hostess.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Taste the wines of Richard Sanford a pioneer of Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara. A must stop for those who want to taste wines for present consumption and future enjoyment.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

We stopped at Alma Rosa because of Robert Sanford. Although not the owner of Sanford Vineyards anymore, he was the first to grow Pinot Noir grapes in this wonderful area. My wife and I had a great mixed tasting of 2 whites and 4 Pinot...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We did a wine tasting at Alma Rosa. Kevin really took the time for us, told us everything about the vinyards and the area and - very important - the wines were very tastefull! We ofcourse bought a beautiful bottle and went home more then...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Great people, a very nice tasting room. The wines are pretty good, one if the chardonnays is delicious, and we liked the 2015 Pinot Noir. But the star was Crystal, who is very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. She gave us ideas of restaurants and other...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Separate tables as tasting space which was interesting. Kevin, our host was knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed the pinots most and bought a bottle for home. Would recommend

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank magnamosa
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I had the pleasure to meet the owners of this winery. While we were tasting their wines Me and Richard (the owner) had a long conversation about this wine region, he was a pioneer in this land.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Davide B
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We walked in and were greeted right away by a woman who said she's be right with us and told us to sit wherever we wanted. Another girl in back also greeted us. We sat for over 10 minutes and no one ever acknowledged us...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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