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COVID Information

Due to the rapidly changing closures & mandates in the state of California because of COVID, we cannot guarantee that the wineries, breweries, and distilleries, listed below will be open during your stay with us at The Alisal. For that reason, we suggest you reach out to the wineries directly to verify their operating hours and regulations.

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Sip and Savor Santa Barbara County

At Alisal Guest Ranch, you are in the heart of Santa Barbara County—one of the best wine-producing regions in the country, with over 100 different wineries and tasting rooms. The county’s varied microclimates and soils, as well as its unique geography, provide ideal growing conditions for many types of grapes—from the beloved Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Syrahs, to unique varietals like Albariño and Grenache Blanc. Alisal is perfectly situated so that our guests can visit a wide variety of nearby wineries. Our dining room offers an extensive wine list that focuses primarily on wines from Santa Barbara County and Central California, so you can have a taste at the Alisal before you venture out.

Our Ranch Concierge team is happy to help you plan a picnic and a day spent wine tasting at some of our favorite vineyards.

The following recommended wineries and distilleries offer complimentary tastings¹ for guests staying at the Alisal.

( ¹ Parties of six or more may incur a fee. )

Alma Rosa Winery


Alma Rosa Winery is dedicated to making Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines that express the unique terroir of our appellation, the Sta. Rita Hills. Our wines are layered, vibrant and balanced, reflecting the cool climate impact of the Pacific Ocean breezes that funnel through the unique East-West transverse mountain range of the region

Andrew Murray Vineyards

Los Olivos

Passionately focused on Rhône varieties, Andrew Murray has consistently crafted highly acclaimed red wines and white wines in the Santa Ynez Valley for 20 years. His Viogniers, single-vineyard Syrahs, and blends led Robert Parker, Jr. to refer to Andrew Murray Vineyards as, " of the shining stars in the Santa Barbara firmament."

Beckmen Vineyards

Los Olivos

Tom Beckmen’s 365 acres (which are all biodynamically farmed) are perfectly situated to produce fantastic Rhone varietals. Guests can get a taste for themselves at Beckmen’s Los Olivos tasting room.

Carhartt Vineyard

Los Olivos

Making Wine from Ground to Glass, by Hand and Heart in Rancho Santa Ynez for Three Generations, Carhartt is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery.

Carr Winery

Santa Ynez

The vast microclimates of Santa Barbara County allow the winery to produce several great wines including Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Syrah. Carr Winery has two locations for guests to enjoy wine tasting in downtown Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez.

CrossHatch Winery


All of the wines produced by CrossHatch Winery are co-fermented blends sourced from Santa Barbara County vineyards. The idea of co-fermented wine is nothing new. Some of the best and oldest wines in the world are made this way, but with the micro-climates of Santa Barbara it really adds another layer to the process.

Dragonette Cellars

Los Olivos

We are vignerons, they have committed themselves, above all else, to the mindful farming of precise blocks in exceptional vineyards for low yields and high quality and to the shepherding of these grapes into wines of purity, complexity and balance.

E11EVEN Wines

Los Olivos

The Wine Maker spent 25 years making Rhône-style wines. With each vintage, I work relentlessly to divine the slightest nuances out of my favorite varieties. With This is E11even Wines, I break into new direction and explore the best of the other varieties that we grow here in Los Olivos

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

Los Olivos

The home ranch vineyard, named for Fess’s late son-in-law, Rodney, has earned a great reputation for the quality of its Rhône varietals, while long term contracts with some of the finest vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA are the fruit sources for the winery’s Burgundian offerings.

Fiddlehead Cellars


As one of Lompoc's wineries, Fiddlehead Cellars stands apart for its textural, place-drive wines, its passion for winemaking, and its commitment to sustainability.  
*Tasting by appointment only*

Firestone Winery

Los Olivos

Firestone Vineyard belongs to an entrepreneurial and adventurous family tradition that dates back more than a century to legendary tire innovator Harvey Firestone.

Folded Hills Winery


We believe in quality. That’s why everything on the land, both food crops and vineyards, is farmed organically. We wouldn’t do it any other way. It’s also why we are so proud of our wines. After walking these hills, studying their soil and our microclimate, grower Ruben and our team planted Grenache, Syrah, and a collection of Rhône whites.

Foley Wines


Any visit to Santa Rita Hills must include a stop at Foley Estates. The property was founded by Bill Foley in the late 1990’s and today is one of the most important in the appellation.

Foxen Winery

Santa Maria

Bill Wathen and Dick Doré (also known as the “Foxen Boys”) have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded FOXEN at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time, their dedication has remained the same the creation of very small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines.

Gainey Vineyard

Santa Ynez

Gainey has been family run since the 60's when it was a cattle farm.  The first vines were planted on the property in the mid 80's and they have been producing great wine ever since.

Kaena Wine Company

Los Olivos

Kaena was launched in 2001 to showcase Mikael’s deep passion for Grenache. Kaena is a boutique winery that sources from Tierra Alta Vineyard, La Presa Vineyard, and Larner Vineyard in the Ballard Canyon AVA , primarily. Mikael who is part Hawaiian and raised on the Oahu shores, uses a shortened version of his given name for the brand – Kaena –

Kohler Winery

Los Olivos

Situated on the celebrated Foxen Canyon Wine Trail in the Santa Ynez Valley, Koehler Winery is located in one of California’s most diverse and distinctive growing regions.

Lincourt Winery


Lincourt is known for small-lot bottlings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that bear the names of the women who have influenced and shaped Bill Foley’s life including his wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards


The estate vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen are located in the three wine growing valleys of Santa Barbara County: Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos Valley, and the Santa Maria Valley. One of the original commercial wine grape growers in the area, they are still family owned and operated, and practice old-world sustainable farming methods.

M Special Brew Co


M. Special is a collective of friends and family from across the world of beer, food, and entertainment. Each member contributes something unique to help create a unique, fun experience, and of course some great beer.

McKinney Family Vineyard

Santa Ynez

Matt began his winemaking career in 2012, nearly three years after planting the first vineyard on the family property in 2010. Now four years into his craft he has begun developing a style of his own. A style he says is a delicate balance between new world & old world winemaking.

*Tastings by Appointment Only*

Pence Winery


Within the 200-acre working ranch is the Pence Vineyard. They are focused on producing the finest Burgundian-inspired wines made in the New World. *Tasting by appointment only*

Presqu’ile Winery

Santa Maria

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s singular Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Rideau Vineyard


Founded in 1997, Rideau Vineyard has been producing highly-acclaimed, small-lot wines for two decades. Our thirteen acres of estate vines are comprised of five Rhône varietals which are harvested by hand and bottled as highly-expressive blends and varietal wines.

Rusack Vineyards


Located between Solvang and Los Olivos in Ballard Canyon, Rusack meticulously farms its grapes in small lots, which extends the winemaking process, and creates exceptional Sauvingon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, and more.

Samsara Winery

Los Olivos

SAMsARA produces limited releases of Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Grenache from carefully selected micro-sites within Sta. Rita Hill's most distinctive vineyards.

Stolpman Vineyards

Los Olivos

Dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking, Stolpman Vineyards believes that they can create natural, vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California.

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Service Charges

The Alisal's 20% service charge is intended to eliminate the need for our guests to tip individual employees, as well as cover the cost of a variety of amenities provided to our guests. These include two water canteens and a bottle of Alisal wine at check-in, daily newspapers, complimentary WiFi internet access, fitness center, complimentary shuttles to and from Solvang village center, nightly hors d'oeuvres in the Oak Room bar, complimentary bicycles, wine tasting with Alisal wine partners, scheduled and seasonal entertainment and a variety of children's activities including barnyard and Kid's arts and crafts room.