Six Great Glasses in Santa Barbara County
PANARO BROTHERS WINERY for CABERNET SAUVIGNON
As fifth generation Italian Americans, Panaro Brothers Winery pays homage to their heritage; Vito Panaro is the winemaker while his brother David manages the business. Their handcrafted single varietals truly showcase the beauty of California wine made in a traditional Italian style. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, featuring grapes sourced from Paso Robles, is elegant and bold with hints of blackberry and cherry. The ruby red color is just perfect to admire! This wine is a reliable favorite that pairs well with almost any food or occasion, plus it ages well if you store it for later. Visit for a taste of Italy in California!
4517 Market St #7, Ventura | (805) 654-1577
Thu 3-9pm, Fri 3-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm | www.panarobros.com
MAGNAVINO CELLARS for SYRAH
Magnavino Cellars is known for producing outstanding small-lot
premium wines, sourced from superior vineyards throughout
California. This last February, their 2012 Syrah won Best of Class
and a Gold Medal at the prestigious West Coast Wine Competition
in Sonoma, California. This syrah is big and bold, yet extremely
approachable. Notes of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, mild
spice and a silky dark chocolate finish. The tannins and acidity
are well integrated and the finish is long and full.
961 N. Rice Ave., Suite 5, Oxnard | (805) 983-2500
Fri 2pm-8pm | Sat-Sun 11am-6pm | www.magnavino.com
ZACA MESA for Z Blanc
With vines growing at the highest point of Foxen Canyon Road, Zaca Mesa Vineyards has an ideal climate for growing Rhône-style varietals. Rich and complex, the 2013 Z Blanc is a classic Rhône-style blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier.
It is perfectly suited for fall and winter type foods, showing layer after layer of rich apple, stone fruit, spice and clean
mineral tones.akes it the perfect match with salads, shellfish or most cheeses.
Open Daily 10am-4pm
6905 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos
(805) 688-9339 x 308 | www.zacamesa.com
LIONS PEAK WINERY for PETIT VERDOT
Jennifer Arant, owner, winemaker and sommelier of Lions Peak is a self-described “producer of small lot, handcrafted, premium Bordeaux boutique wines.’’ So it is no surprise that her Petit Verdot has earned many Gold Medals and created a distinct following of wine connoisseurs! Her Petit Verdot is a unique wine displaying exceptional intensity and structure alongside rich, dark berry elements of complex flavors with exotic floral notes. Lions Peak loves to give their Bordeaux wines time to show off in the spotlight, and such is the case with their Petit Verdot.
1659 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang | (805) 693-5466
Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11-8 | www.lionspeakwine.com
LORING WINE COMPANY for PINOT NOIR
Loring Wine Company is recognized for outstanding Pinot Noir, sourced from prestigious vineyards in California. Visit their quaint tasting room in Buellton and try their newly released Pinot Noir from the Clos Pepe Vineyard, situated in the Sta. Rita Hills. This wine stains the palate with intense raspberry liqueur and deep cherry flavors, rich but also lively and focused,
showing excellent finish with silky, shapely tannins. This sexy Pinot is delicious now but has the depth and balance to age.
420 East Hwy 246, Buellton | (805) 691-1300
Mon, Thu, Fri 11am-5pm | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
La MONTAGNE WINERY for CHARDONNAY
The grapes for this beautiful Chardonnay are grown in one of the oldest vineyards in the stunning Sta. Rita hills appellation. The vineyard climate is cool, allowing for long hang time before harvest; this results in great acidity in the final wine. This Chardonnay is nicely layered with fruit, sappy crispness, and a rich and silky mouth feel that makes you want to take another sip. It is a beautiful, food friendly wine, but also good enough to enjoy on its own. May each sip bring you joy!
1509 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc | (805) 291-6643
Friday-Sunday 12pm-5pm | www.lamontagnewinery.com