Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards

Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards, Buellton: Hours, Address, Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards Reviews: 4/5

Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards

Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards was founded in 2005 by Sta. Rita Hills pioneer winegrower, and Vineyard Hall of Fame inductee, Richard Sanford. Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards places a focus on cool-climate varietals best suited to the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, chiefly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with additional production of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. The wines are distinctive, expressive, and are exemplary of the region. Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards is committed to sustainable agricultural and business practices including organic farming and green building techniques. Alma Rosa's estate vineyards are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), and were the first to achieve that recognition in the region. The name Alma Rosa is a tribute to the soul of the original Santa Rosa land grant on which the estate vineyards are planted. We look forward to sharing our wines with you!
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castriker888
Orinda, CA908 contributions
Average wine, new staff needs more training
Jun. 2021
We didn't think the wines here were anything special, but that may be because our palettes are tuned to the bolder Napa, Sonoma, and Paso Robles styles closer to where we live.

I made an advance reservation, but it apparently wasn't necessary on a late Wednesday afternoon given how much space they had relative to the number of guests. The host didn't seem to bother to look up our reservation when we arrived, perhaps because they had so much space. This irked me a bit because we had thought about cancelling our appointment after visiting two other wineries that day, but didn't because we had received so many emails from Alma Rosa asking us to try to give them 24 hours notice if we were going to cancel. So we would have felt bad if we canceled.

The air-conditioned indoor seating was nice given the heat wave. Still, a few other guests had opted for the outdoor seating.

Our initial host couldn't answer any of our basic questions (e.g., what does "Vin Gris" mean as part of the name of the first wine we were tasting. She said she had only worked there 6 days. I guess the tasting room doesn't offer sufficient training to their new staff. To her credit, she got the other host to take over. This one had worked there for 3 years and could answer our questions well.
Written 25 June 2021
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soulefultraveler
Sun City West, AZ1,758 contributions
Wines win over the location
Jul. 2020
In these days of outdoor tastings only, you have to make a reservation. They have made the best of their industrial park location and created a little outdoor wine garden. Every table was full on a weekday morning!
Doesn't matter - the wines are really special. We happened to have the cellar master as our guide: personable, knowledgeable, welcoming. A very pleasant experience with lucious tastes.
Written 30 July 2020
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N2FOTOS
Tempe, AZ125 contributions
Darling tasting room in Buellton
Feb. 2019 • Couples
We stopped in here for a lovely wine tasting experience. Very pleasant staff and yummy wines. We will definitely come back and bring friends!

This whole region has so much to offer. If you haven't been to this area to explore the wineries, you're missing out!
Written 14 April 2019
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Mark J
Los Angeles, CA587 contributions
Outstanding wines.
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Located just off Highway 101 in an industrial area which also houses (literally next door) the Industrial Eats restaurant the Alma Rosa tasting room was nice experience. It has a modern, non bar type of feel to it and families are welcome. We visited on a Friday after lunch and were warmly greeted. It was a very unhurried and great tasting experience. The wines themselves: Outstanding, particularly their Chardonnay varietals. Pretty much everything you'd want in a wne of this type. Their wines aren't necessarily cheap (mostly $35-60.00/bottle) but you get what you pay for. After we had visited several wineries that day and next we decided to join their wine club and visited them again on Saturday afternoon. The experience was nice but harried. They simply didn't have enough staff to really personalize the visit and we felt lucky that we had visited under much calmer circumstances the day before. All in all a great visit.
Written 24 October 2018
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John E
Altoona, PA75 contributions
Great Chardonnay
Sep. 2018
We stopped after lunch at the Industrial Cafe next door. My wife was a great fan of the chardonnay . Arlene our elderly server (2 months my senior) kept pouring until I also had a favorite. We took a few bottles for the hotel & joined the wine club. This was fun & yummy.
Written 19 September 2018
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Cathy M
Goleta, CA447 contributions
A taste with friends
Aug. 2018 • Friends
Owner Richard Sanford is one of the original winemakers in Santa Barbara County. Nice roomy tasting room with limited outdoor seating. Nice tasting menu, we particularly liked the Grenache rose. Lindsey was a great hostess.
Written 16 August 2018
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PTO09
Los Angeles, California221 contributions
Worth a visit for Wine Lovers
Jul. 2018 • Friends
Taste the wines of Richard Sanford a pioneer of Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara. A must stop for those who want to taste wines for present consumption and future enjoyment.
Written 9 July 2018
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willkommenhof
Wilmington, NY105 contributions
Wonderful Pinot Noirs
Oct. 2017 • Couples
We stopped at Alma Rosa because of Robert Sanford. Although not the owner of Sanford Vineyards anymore, he was the first to grow Pinot Noir grapes in this wonderful area.

My wife and I had a great mixed tasting of 2 whites and 4 Pinot Noirs. The Pinots were great, but once again overpriced. If you drink wine as much as we do, you cannot always be drinking $50+ bottles of wine every night with dinner.

The facility is great. Wonderful setting. It is certainly worth the visit.
Written 28 October 2017
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Jennifer R
Playa Negra, Costa Rica24 contributions
The best wine tasting place!
Oct. 2017 • Couples
We did a wine tasting at Alma Rosa. Kevin really took the time for us, told us everything about the vinyards and the area and - very important - the wines were very tastefull!
We ofcourse bought a beautiful bottle and went home more then happy and smiling!
Thanks Kevin!
Written 2 October 2017
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Dick H
Vancouver, WA122 contributions
A nice tasting room
Aug. 2017 • Couples
Great people, a very nice tasting room.
The wines are pretty good, one if the chardonnays is delicious, and we liked the 2015 Pinot Noir.
But the star was Crystal, who is very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. She gave us ideas of restaurants and other wineries.
Close to 101, definitely worth the stop.
Written 24 August 2017
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