Brick Barn Wine Estates
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Brick Barn Wine Estate is the type of place that will leave a lasting impression. You will remember the barn, made from hand-laid bricks, and originally designed to house Arabian horses, the historic ranch near Buellton, and the red and white wines, such as the 2016 Grenache Blanc, the 2016 Chardonnay and the 2016 Pinot Noir.
A Winery with a Rich Heritage
Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, Brick Barn Wine Estate was once part of Rancho San Carlos de Jonata, a 26,634 acre piece of land which stretched across what is now Solvang and Buellton. When Norman Williams purchased the land more than 40 years ago, he decided to honor its heritage by continuing to farm and tend cattle. He then built a 36-stall brick barn and bred Arabian horses for many years. Recently, however, Norman and Kathy transformed part of their ranch into a 35-acre vineyard, and put their focus into winemaking.
Brick Barn Wine Estate has many things about it that make it unique. For one, the vineyard faces south, and benefits from the marine influence coming from the Pacific Ocean and the strong sun exposure. This combination produces multi-dimensional fruit. Another is the fact that the ranch is relatively unchanged, with wild pigs, red tail hawks, and other wildlife roaming the ranch, and plentiful oak trees.
A Winemaker with Vision
Brick Barn’s wine maker Rob DaFoe started out as a snowboarder, but became interested in wine while touring Europe. After his snowboarding career ended, he made a documentary about winemaking called From Ground to Glass, and, eventually, started working at local wineries before launching his own label. From the beginning, he was recognized as a winemaker of distinction. Wine Spectator’s James Laube called him a rising star in the Cabernet Sauvignon arena. As a Santa Barbara native, DaFoe is dedicated to bringing out the best in the wines. “The harmony of the ground to the glass is unfolding and a large part of my job is bringing everything together and energizing that discovery to make wines of substance and intention.”
Brick Barn Wine Estate is located at 795 W Hwy 246 in Buellton.
The tasting room is open Sunday through Thursday from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information call (805)686-1208 or visit
Corporate Events, Weddings and More
Brick Barn Wine Estate is an ideal location for a corporate event, wedding or private tasting. While most corporate events are held in a hotel conference room with no personality or view, Brick Barn’s location can transform an everyday meeting into a real event. It is the ideal location for anything from an all-day meeting to an elegant meal. In addition to everything you would need for a corporate event, including presentation tools and catered food, Brick Barn Wine Estate offers team-building activities. There are a variety of packages to choose from. The brick barn is available for special events, and has an outdoor area with fountains, a fire pit and a view of the vineyard.
Private Tastings and Tours
There are so many ways to enjoy Brick Barn’s wines. Aside from the beautiful tasting room with an inviting outdoor patio under an ancient oak tree, you can request private estate experiences including a guided tasting in the historic brick barn, a tour of the barrel room and cellar or a vineyard tour with an expert guide who will tell you about the growing conditions and grape clones, and take you to the barrel room for an exclusive tasting. Lastly, you can experience a picnic outside in the vineyard catered by local restaurants.
For more information about corporate events, private tastings or tours, contact Events Director Sonja Walker at 805-325-3902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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