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Address: 1595 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-4942
Phone Number:
+1 805-735-4400
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Thu - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Taste of Sta Rita Hills wine tasting room is the perfect place to taste...

The Taste of Sta Rita Hills wine tasting room is the perfect place to taste the hard-to-find wines of the Santa Rita Hills. No other wine tasting room in the Wine Ghetto encompasses so many different wineries. Some of our fine brands include: Sea Smoke, Bonnacorsi, Paul Lato, Gypsy Canyon and about 20 others.

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Antonio ' s Wine Ghetto

Lovely Mr. A and his wife a delightful 1:30 minutes enjoying the sights and educational input from Mr. and Mrs. A. No doubt that they serve each other as muses in any case a... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
james h
Shenzhen, China
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Shenzhen, China
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely Mr. A and his wife a delightful 1:30 minutes enjoying the sights and educational input from Mr. and Mrs. A. No doubt that they serve each other as muses in any case a lovely outing. Well presented ; caring service ; as well as a wide selection of Sea Smoke wines. My friend Toper was delighted between the wines... More 

Thank james h
TasteofSRH, Owner at Taste of Sta. Rita Hills, responded to this review

James, it was a delight spending time with you and your family and friends. Thank you for the kind words and we are glad that you enjoyed our tasting and wines. We look forward to seeing you back on your next trip to California! Quack! -Antonio and Jeni More 

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Antonio took a lot of time and care to help educate me about Pino and in particular that from the Santa Rita AVA. It's tucked behind Flying Goat and we'll worth a yep to The Wine Ghetto. And they pour the elusive Sea Smoke pinot. I really liked the Moretti label wines in particular their red blend, proseco and pinot.

Thank babycatmaaa
Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My wife and I stopped in the Taste of Sta. Rita Hills at the recommendation of another winery in the area... I was looking for a "Pinot Experience" and Antonio asked me for my preferences... pour a sample of the first wine and then asked for my feedback. Based on my comments back, he then proceeded to take me on... More 

1 Thank Jeff S
Phoenix AZ
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Antonio is personable and so knowledgeable . Learned so much about the area wines by talking with him and of course tasting great wines .

1 Thank MappyPhoenixAZ
Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I enjoyed the wines. However, none were "gotta have it". It is very nice that they offer cheese, bread and salami with the tasting. In addition, you can sit outside and have a glass of wine. The pours were very small.

Thank BobbieR
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

I have been to Taste of Sta Rita Hills twice and was delighted both times by the quality of wines chosen for tasting and also the graciousness of the host, Antonio Moretti. Antonio does a nice job of pairing some cheeses, which is not common in many tasting rooms, but really helps enhance the experience. If you get a chance,... More 

5 Thank CharmedMpls
Los Angeles, California
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122 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I love this place because they bring together wines from different, small wineries. Provides a nice variety and very well curator. Staff is extremely knowledgable and friendly. Also, delicious food to pair with wines - truffle cheese, grans padano, bread, salami - all included in the tasting fee.

4 Thank svtex
Los Angeles
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

So I've found the other reviews to be very accurate. What I'd liked about this tasting room was the way they pair samples of cheese, salumi and bread with the wines. One soft cheese seemed like it was made specifically for the pinot they were pouring when I was there last December. The tasting bar is a little small, so... More 

3 Thank Orion_240
Hermosa Beach
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

This is a tasting room in the wine ghetto that allows small wineries that are unable to have a tasting room to showcase their wines. The Pinot coming for Santa Rita are fantastic. The owner is wonderful. Make sure to visit their tasting room just a few doors down at Morretti.

4 Thank HermosaJ
Arcadia, California
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Antonio Moretti and his wife Jeni greet people in their small tasting room and treat you as though you were in their house or out on the porch sharing a glass of two of wine. They are extremely well versed in the viticulture of the area and can discuss the larger and more famous entities of the Santa Rita appellation.... More 

6 Thank Greg B

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