Established in 1973, Zaca Mesa is a family-owned and operated winery with a long-standing history in Santa Barbara County. As the first vineyard to plant Syrah in the area in 1978, Zaca Mesa has since helped pioneer the Santa Barbara Rhône movement through an unwavering dedication to Syrah and Viognier. Combining traditional Old World Winemaking practices with innovative farming and vineyard techniques, Zaca Mesa continues its legacy as a producer of high-quality, California Rhône-style wines that are true reflections of the vineyard and appellation.
Visit Our Estate
Our estate is family-friendly and dog-friendly on our spacious tasting room courtyard. We have a lovely walking path around our Grenache Blanc Vineyard just in front of our winery where you can stroll with your furry friends while taking in the beautiful pastoral scenery (0.6 mile loop). Enjoy our Mixed or Reds wine tasting flight in our Courtyard, or enjoy our Reserve or TREAD Chardonnay & Pinot Noir wine tasting flights at our elegant Lounge & Terrace. For groups looking to kick back and relax in peace, we offer wines by the glass or bottle that you may sip at your leisure at the picnic tables beneath the century-old oak tree of our Vineyard Lawn. Be sure to keep an eye out on our Upcoming Events Calendar for live music Sundays, food trucks, winery dinners, and more great events!
Winery Tours & Tastings
Take your wine country experience to the next level with an immersive tasting experience. Learn about our grape growing methods, including sustainable practices and a terroir-driven approach, while on a walking tour of our organically farmed Grenache Blanc vineyard. Stop at each point of the winemaking process, from the first crush of the grapes to the final aging & blending artistic methodology. Tour the inner workings of our historic estate barn where we have been making exceptional wines for over 45 years. Conclude your winery tour with an elegant gastronomical experience, complete with our hand-crafted wines and a pairing from one of our favorite local gourmet cheese shops.
Weddings & Private Events
Host your next event at Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be remembered by all. Surrounded by the beautiful San Rafael Mountains, Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyard offers a rural, serene, and elegant setting for corporate events, special celebrations, and weddings of up to 200 guests. The panoramic views of the Santa Ynez Valley Mountains and the century-old oak trees behind our Grenache Blanc Vineyard provide a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony or any special occasion. Our indoor event spaces, the View Room and the Lounge, offer wonderful flexibility during winter and spring months. Visit our website for more information.