Studying wine grapes in their natural habitat is much more enjoyable than exploring the dank, melancholy caverns of root beer's namesake. Stroll through blissful vineyards with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $26 for wine tasting for two and one bottle of wine (a $52 value)
- $49 for wine tasting for four and two bottles of wine (a $104 value)
The wine bottle selection includes a 2008 Pinot Noir, a 2010 Pinot Gris La Encantada, a 2009 Pinot Blanc La Encantada, a 2010 Chardonnay El Jabali, and a 2011 Vin Gris El Jabali.
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards
In 1968, bearing a degree in geography and a taste for fine wines, Richard Sanford set out to find the perfect location to grow pinot noir grapes. He dreamed of a climate zone similar to France’s Burgundy region, often poring over maps and statistics in search of a similar locale in his native California. Upon discovering the Transverse mountain ranges of Santa Barbara County, Richard felt his shovel thump the lid of a potential treasure chest. With mountains running east to west, the range allowed the ocean air to rush down the Santa Ynez Valley and keep the climate right where he needed it. Since his discovery, Richard has worked with his wife, Thekla, for more than 40 years on 100 acres of certified organic vineyards, using the literal fruits of their labor to craft delicate versions of pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, pinot blanc, and vin gris wines.
95% of 37 customers recommend
“Alma Rosa (formerly known by the owners' last name, Sanford), makes quality wines. Richard Sanford was a pioneer in the area, planting the first pinot noir vines....”
“Alma Rosa (formerly known by the owners' last name, Sanford), makes quality wines. Richard Sanford was a pioneer in the area, planting the first pinot noir vines. Lucky for us! Many people will recognize the quaint tasting room from the movie "Sideways." I always enjoy my visits here!”
“wonderful winery! Beautiful ambience, great staff, cut above”
“Super friendly, gave us personalized attention.”