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.

Early Harvest in 2014

This year is one of the earliest harvests on record for wine grapes in Santa Barbara county, and we’ve been busy bringing fruit in, hand-sorting, foot-stomping and starting fermentation. We’re fermenting some Pinot Noir in concrete, experimenting with partial new French oak for Syrah, and various other fun tricks up our – and Sashi’s – sleeves. Take a peek below.

Pence Ranch Rosé from Santa Barbara County

We are very excited about the release of our first rosé, Pence Ranch Rosé! This is not only the first rosé produced at Pence Ranch but it is also the first wine made completely by Sashi Moorman.

Pence Ranch Rose by Sashi MoormanMade from Pinot Noir and fermented in stainless steel, the wine has a beautiful pink, salmon color. Aromatically there are nuances of white blossoms and red berry fruit. On the palate, there is surprising weight given the delicate aromatics – a perfect salad wine, picnic wine and summer sipper. Only 43 cases were made and we are thrilled with Irene’s recent commentary on this wine. We will be pouring this wine at our Open House along with several other wines on April 12 & 13 in celebration of Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend. Plan on stopping by and we’ll feed you a tri-tip sandwich too!

“Sashi Moorman’s first Pinot Noir rosé for Pence Ranch in 2013 is a stunner, a bargain at $18…”

— S. Irene Virbilia, LA Times Restaurant & Wine Writer