Introducing the New Sanford Winery Tasting Room
Inspired by the California mission-style, the new Sanford tasting room is a two-story structure built from nature’s finest raw materials, including 100-year-old reclaimed barn wood from Washington State. These timbers were also used to build the adjacent winery. The foundation of the building is constructed from native California stone and the building’s exterior is comprised of more than 15,000 handmade adobe bricks. These same adobe bricks were also used in the Rancho La Rinconada winery, recognized in 2006 by Wine & Spirits magazine as one of the top examples of winery architectural design in the U.S.
With the opening of the tasting room, Sanford now provides visitors with a complete winery experience all in one location, including tours of the winery and vineyards, a tasting room and wine retail sales. The setting is warm and intimate, the tasting room includes a private room for small groups or educational tastings, a kitchen and a spacious, covered porch, which surrounds the entire building and offers extraordinary 360-degree views of the vineyards and the Sta. Rita Hills.
Also of note is the comfortable outdoor fireplace and its surrounding seating area, which is a wonderful place to sit and relax while enjoying a glass of Sanford Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, along with the magnificent views.
Address: 5010 Santa Rosa Road
Lompoc, CA 93436
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. winter
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. summer
Open daily except a few holidays
Groups of 10 or more require a reservation booked in advance and subject to availability.
$5 covers the tasting of all Sanford wines we are pouring and you get to keep your souvenir wine glass.
Sanford Winery is located between Buellton and Lompoc, approximately 10 miles west of Highway 101 on Santa Rosa Road. It is a one-hour drive north of Santa Barbara, 150 miles north of Los Angeles and 300 miles south of San Francisco.
Driving from Santa Barbara
From Northbound U.S. 101: Take the Santa Rosa Road exit (#139) just south of the main exit to Buellton and Solvang. At the stop sign, turn left over the freeway to another stop sign, and left again onto westbound Santa Rosa Road. Proceed west approximately 10 miles to 5010 Santa Rosa Road. The entrance is on the left. Look for the Sanford Winery Tasting Room sign and proceed up the drive to the tasting room parking lot.
Driving from San Francisco
From Southbound U.S. 101: Take the Santa Rosa Road exit (#139) just south of the main exit to Buellton/Solvang. Exit is immediately south over the Santa Ynez River Bridge. At the stop sign, turn right and then a quick left onto westbound Santa Rosa Road. Proceed west approximately 10 miles to 5010 Santa Rosa Road. The entrance is on the left. Look for the Sanford Winery Tasting Room sign and proceed up the drive to the tasting room parking lot.