Tasting Room Opening Celebration & MLK Weekend

GatheringJoin us as we open our tasting room doors regularly to the public!

Celebrating this new facet of our winery over MLK weekend, we’ll feature special selections of the finest California artisanal cheese creameries along with various charcuterie, olives and pickled vegetables from Industrial Eats and breads made by Sashi Moorman, our Winemaker.

No charge. Tasting Room hours this weekend: from 11AM – 4PM Fri Jan 16 – Mon Jan 19. 1909 W Highway 246, Buellton, California

Regular hours after this weekend: Thursday – Sunday 11AM – 4PM.

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Pence Ranch Open House Oct 11 & 12

PENCE RANCH & Winery Spring Open HouseAs part of the Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest (including the festival grand tasting), we’ll be hosting 2 open houses at our ranch & winery Saturday Oct 11, from 10am to 6pm and Sunday Oct 12, from 10am to 4pm — free of charge.

If you haven’t seen our ranch and vineyards yet, come and talk with our ranch, vineyard and cutting horse proprieter, take a tour of the vineyards, picnic by our picturesque pond and meet our ranch dogs!

Blair Pence of Pence Ranch & Winery

On Saturday, we’ll be barbecuing some delicious tri-tip sandwiches with all the fixin’s and pouring our new releases of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. On Sunday, enjoy fancy cheeses, snacks and of course our new releases of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. So you have to decide: Tri-Tip of French cheese!

Come see one of Santa Barbara’s newest Chardonnay & Pinot Noir producers before or after the festival grand tasting. We hope you can make it!

Come on by. No reservations needed.

PENCE RANCH & Winery  –  Open House
Time: Saturday, October 11, 10am – 6pm
Also: Sunday, October 12, 10am – 4pm
Place: 1909 West Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427

July’s Wine Calendar: The Garagiste Festival: “Urban Exposure” in L.A.

Central Coast Wine Press

2014LAArtLogoSaturday, July 12, is your chance to meet and taste wines from more than 40 artisan winemakers who live in greater Los Angeles and will participate in The Garagiste Festival’s first foray into this city. (See list of participants, below)

What’s a Garagiste? (gar-uh-zhe-stuh) is a term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to slight renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their “garages” (anything considered not a chateau), who refused to follow the “rules,” and is now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world.

Founded in Paso Robles in 2011, the Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure debuts at Union Station and will benefit Mending Kids International and the Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Program.

My first Garagiste Festival was the organizers’ premiere event, held in November 2011 outside Paso Robles inside a show barn at Windfall Ranch. Calling the venue a “barn” doesn’t…

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