Crafting quality wines in small quantities for more than 40 years.
Rancho Sisquoc’s vineyards grow some of the most sought-after grapes on the Central Coast, and only their estate-grown grapes are used in crafting their award-winning wines. Varietals include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Johannesburg Riesling, Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Petit Syrah, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Sylvaner and Syrah. Enjoy the tasting room situated at the end of a winding country road and nestled among rolling hills and pasture on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Watch for The San Ramon Chapel, which graces the Rancho Sisquoc label and is an official landmark in Santa Barbara County. There is also event space available for meetings, conventions, weddings and receptions.
Rancho Sisquoc’s history traces back to the mid 1800s and further. Rancho Sisquoc was an original 1852 Mexican land grant, which was then bought by the James Flood family in 1952. The land has kept its name “Sisquoc,” which was given to it by the Chumash tribe which means “gathering place.” What began as a 37,000 acre cattle ranch turned into a vineyard when the family decided to plant grapes in 1968. Since then, the vineyard has grown into a total of 294 acres, planted along the Sisquoc River.
Only a few years later, in 1976, Sarah Holt Mullins’ family moved to the ranch as farmers. There, as her father worked on the plantings in the vineyards, Sarah grew a love for the land, the grapes and the winemaking process. The love for Rancho Sisquoc, and passion to make the best wine in the region, is shared among her and her family who to this day live on the ranch. Her love for winemaking goes beyond the grape and roots back to her admiration for her father’s winemaking. Although it isn’t the most popular wine from the Rancho Sisquoc, her favorite grapes are Merlot, which is featured in October.
As a toast to Sarah and one of the first wineries established in the Santa Maria Valley–grab a glass, gather with your loved ones and sip on the historic lush grounds of Rancho Sisquoc!
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