As a small vineyard and winery, we are available by Appointment Only for Private Tours and Tastings of our Vineyards and Ranch. We are located in the Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County, and organically farm 38 acres of world-class Pinot Noir, Syrah, Gamay and Chardonnay.
Any visitor to Pence will come away with an unparalleled tasting experience led by our Sommeliers and very knowledgeable Hospitality Team. A tour of the property will remind you of the timelessness of old California and the sheer beauty of why this state has attracted travelers for centuries. We hope that you will find a Personal or Private Tasting Experience below that accommodates your interests and be confident that it will match or exceed your expectations.
Should you wish to talk through your visit, our Tasting Room Manager is ready to discuss and customize your time with us. Jen can be reached at 805.735.7000 or via email at Claire@pencevineyards.com.
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PENCE VINEYARDS & WINERY
1909 West Highway 246
Sta. Rita Hills, CA 93427
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Enjoy a personal sit-down tasting, led by our Certified Sommeliers and Hospitality Team, featuring our main Estate wines along with selections from our small production Penny Label Collection.
Nestled amongst ancient oaks in a secluded canyon, surrounded by California native plants, in what feels like being miles away from the big city, your group will enjoy a personal tasting led by our Certified Sommeliers and Hospitality Team. This Tasting features our main Estate wines along with selections from our small production Penny Label Collection. Settle in, take in the views and enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara Wine Country.
The Dock Tasting is a private lesson in serenity. Your group will gather next to our gorgeous pond, with sweeping views of our terraced vineyard slopes and coastal oaks. Your group will enjoy a personal, seated tasting led by our Certified Sommeliers and Hospitality Team featuring our main Estate wines along with selections from our small production Penny Label Collection. A complimentary selection of California Cheese and Charcuterie will accompany this tasting.
Immerse yourself even further into the sanctuary of our ranch and vineyards with The Pond House Tasting. Crafted by Quakers, the octagon-shaped Pond House is the perfect pastoral setting to enjoy our property and wines. Your group will enjoy a personal seated tasting led by our Certified Sommeliers and Hospitality Team featuring our main Estate wines along with selections from our small production Penny Label Collection.
Geek Alert. Join one of our Certified Sommeliers on a walk through the vineyard focusing on the concept of Terroir, a French term used to describe the location and environmental influences affecting grape quality. Using Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, we will taste through 6 different examples of these wines grown on separate parcels, in their exact blocks, and discuss why and what the influences are affecting their aroma, taste, complexity, and quality.
How do wines age? Incredible amounts of labor, time and money go into high-quality grape growing to produce wines that have the ability to age gracefully for years to come. Led by one of our Certified Sommeliers, you will enjoy a sit-down tasting of 6 wines and compare and contrast 2 Pinot Noirs, 2 Chardonnays and 2 Syrahs with the only difference between the sets of wines being their vintage. A complimentary selection of California Cheese and Charcuterie will accompany this tasting.
The ultimate wine experience is barrel tasting the next vintage of wines directly from our winery’s cellar. Held in our Lompoc Winery and directed by our Estate Manager, Stephen Janes, your group will taste through a series of our future wines using the beautiful Zalto Glassware. All subjects of wine will be covered including winemaking, barrels, farming practices and picking parameters. A selection of California Cheese and Charcuterie will also accompany this tasting.
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