Zaca Mesa Winery
You may be drawn in by their award winning Syrah and Rhône Varietals, but at Zaca Mesa you will find there is much more their winery has to offer. Take a guided tour with your dog through the vineyard, enjoy yoga, play a giant game of chess, listen to live music, or take a soap making class. Paired with their exceptional wines, there is something for everyone.
As a pioneer winery and vineyard in Santa Barbara County since 1973, their representatives take pride in creating fun and educational experiences. Learn about the industry first hand by visiting their tasting room, touring their vineyards, or sign up for one of the many events held at the winery each year.
A Unique Vineyard Site
Nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley, Zaca Mesa is positioned 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean, with vineyard elevations reaching from 1300 to 1600 feet. This unique site produces climates and sun exposure perfect for growing dynamic, yet balanced Rhône grapes including: Syrah, Viognier, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, and Cinsaut. In addition, the distinct soil compositions of the site play a significant role in producing their complex and mineral driven wines.
To learn more and see their vineyard first hand, Zaca Mesa offers a two hour vineyard tour led by their Certified Sommelier. Contact the winery at ( 805) 688-9339 x319 to make a reservation.
What’s New in the Tasting Room
On October 5th, Zaca Mesa will be releasing their 2015 Amphora Syrah. Only its second vintage, the Amphora Syrah is exceptionally unique, as it has been aged in a terracotta vessel, in contrast to commonly used French oak barrels. This technique captures the essence of the original grape, creating a truly special wine. A mere 54 cases will be made available.
In addition to this special release vintage, enjoy a new tasting experience with An Afternoon in the Vineyard. Hosted in Zaca Mesa’s Grenache Blanc Vineyard, this experience includes a private tasting with the personal attention of a tasting room staff member, lawn games, and a wine flight for up to two hours upon reservation. Available to groups of 4-24 people for $30 per person.
Zaca Mesa is located at 6905 Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos. The tasting room is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, call (805) 688-9339, or visit www.zacamesa.com.
A Winery with Something for Everyone
Zaca Mesa hosts a variety of events throughout the year. From private dinners with their winemakers, to live music in the courtyard, or hiking through their estate vineyards, they have something for everyone. Here are their latest upcoming events:
A Dog Walk in the Vineyard, will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on September 29th. This event will feature a guided tour through the vineyard led by Certified Sommelier, Garrett Black, followed by a BBQ style dinner in their Grenache Blanc Vineyard. Tickets are $40 members/ $50 non-members.
The Farm to Table Dinner, will be held on October 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner will feature organic, locally sourced ingredients served by Chef Pascale Beale. Each of the food items will be paired with Zaca Mesa’s top notch wines.
For more information and details about these events, visit Zaca Mesa’s website at www.zacamesa.com