Terravant: The Winery Restaurant
Your Food and Wine Adventure Begins At The End Of The Road
Is this a winery, tasting room, beer bar, or restaurant? Actually, it’s all of that plus a whole lot of fun. Terravant, located at the end of the road on Industrial Way in Buellton, offers a unique wine tasting and food pairing experience. Whether you come for lunch, dinner, tapas, elegantly prepared epicurean delights, wine tasting or wine pairing, Terravant is a true foodie and wine lovers haven. Opened in 2007 as a custom crush winemaking facility, within two years the restaurant was added, and it has become a wine and food destination extraordinaire.
It’s About Wine
Entering the upstairs restaurant area, your eyes will be drawn to a self-service “wine wall,” this is where your wine adventure begins. Using a chip enabled wine card, simply select from the 52 wine choices available and pour yourself a taste, a half glass or a full glass: Pour, sit, sip and savor!
The working winery has over 40 winemakers producing wine here, most of them being small lot artisan producers, however some labels are more well-known, such as Dragonette Cellars, Lucas & Lewellen, Coquelicot and Hitching Post to name a few. Although the on-site emphasis is mostly on the Santa Barbara area, you will also find select wines from Napa Valley, Paso Robles, the Sierra Foothills, Lodi and other regions. There are over 15 different varietals to choose from and a range of enticing blends. The unique “pick and pour” wine wall puts you in the driver’s seat to create a personal tasting flight, or selected food and wine pairing, course by course. Nowhere in the surrounding area are so many wines so readily available for tasting and comparing.
Tapas and More
As much as Terravant is a working winery and tasting bar, let’s NOT forget about the food! Come for lunch! A selection of tapas, salads, pizzas and sandwiches await you, to be accompanied with your favorite wine or craft beer. Terravant’s beer menu specializes in craft beer from California and the United States, but also includes selections from Mexico, Belgium and the UK.
For dinner select from a variety of tapas (many large enough to share) and several entrees that are certain to entice your senses, innovatively created by Chef de Cuisine Barton Jones and Executive Chef Owen Hanavan. Try not to miss out on the crab cakes or bacon wrapped dates! There is also a bar menu available if you want lighter and more casual fare.
Terravant prides themselves in quality and freshness and supporting area farms and ranches. Terravant’s emphasis is on locally produced, organically farmed fruits and vegetables, and naturally raised meats from area farms. Additionally, most of the seafood is purchased daily from the Santa Barbara Fish Market. Terravant has committed to support the local community, offering the freshest and finest available food and drink.
Centered on food and wine, Terravant delivers a complete food, drink and social experience, where you can come relax, meet new friends and enjoy your time, whether for lunch, after work, dinner or just to hang out for awhile.
“Wine Wednesdays,” featuring 30% off wines, from 3 to 5pm.
Once a month, they have “Thirsty Thursdays,” happening on the 1st Thursday of the month featuring a different event each time. To stay up to date, follow them on Facebook.
Live Bands: Thursday-Saturday, from 6-9pm, come listen to local cover bands while enjoying your favorite wine or beer, along with dinner or tapas.
What’s on Tap
Exciting plans are in store for Terravant in the New Year, beginning with a re-launch of the restaurant emphasizing the Bistro-Bar atmosphere, which will include a full bar complimenting the current wine and beer service. The relaunch will be co-branded with Terravant’s new direct-to-consumer wine customization website: www.bottlest.com. Maintaining the focus on wine, Terravant may well become the most all-inclusive wine tasting destination in the Central Coast, and beyond! Sommelier Vlada Stojanov has joined the team and is creating wine pairings, wine dinners, and an exciting new wine list featuring up to 400 rare and unique wines from around the world. The wine wall will continue to offer 52 of the finest wines Terravant produces.
Simply put Terravant is an adventure in wine, food, entertainment and fun. Whatever you come for, put Terravant on top of your “must visit” food and wine menu!