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Taste of Sta. Rita Hills

1595 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-4942
+1 805-735-4400
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Very good Pinot Noir

Only my second visit to the Taste of Santa Rita Hills tasting room. Only open on Thursday through... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
David from La Palma
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La Palma, CA
Antonio ' s Wine Ghetto

Lovely Mr. A and his wife a delightful 1:30 minutes enjoying the sights and educational input from... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
james h
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Shenzhen, China
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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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1595 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-4942
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Only my second visit to the Taste of Santa Rita Hills tasting room. Only open on Thursday through Sunday like most of the tasting rooms in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto located in an industrial warehouse park. On this visit, I asked to only taste Pinot...More

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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...More

Thank james h
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TasteofSRH, Owner at Taste of Sta. Rita Hills, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

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!...More

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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....More

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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...More

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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
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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.

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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...More

5  Thank CharmedMpls
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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...More

4  Thank svtex
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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...More

3  Thank Orion_240
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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...More

4  Thank HermosaJ
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