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Ultimate Guide to Exploring Lompoc’s Wine Country

Ultimate Guide to Exploring Lompoc's Wine Country

If wine is your thing, then plan your next tasting trip to California's central coast, and visit the Lompoc Valley and Sta. Rita Hills vineyards and wineries. Our region is popular for producing some of the California Central Coast's most flavorful Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and other cool climate wines.

The climate, calcium-rich soil, east-west hill orientation, and winemaker know-how have combined to put our region on every connoisseurs list of popular wine tasting destinations.

Lompoc Wine Ghetto

The wine ghetto is a popular collection of boutique tasting rooms featuring many of the locally-made, small batch-wines that have made our region popular. Housed in an industrial park complex within city limits, this cluster of small urban wineries and tasting rooms showcase many award-winning wines and artisan winemakers. The ghetto boasts the largest concentration of world-class, small-production tasting rooms in Santa Barbara County.

Learn more about the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. 

Midtown Wineries

Sprinkled throughout downtown Lompoc are a collection of popular wine tasting rooms. Just blocks from the wine ghetto, visitors can enjoy tastings from Pinots and Chardonnays from the Brewer-Clifton estate. If reds are your passion, you will enjoy a visit to Turiya and Longoria tasting rooms. Another unique wine experience can be found at the Lompoc Wine Factory, a community-based winery for local makers & custom crush services. Residents include Turiya Winery, Jalama Wines, Millennial Wines, and more! Schedule a private tasting, tour or even inquire about residency opportunities.

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Sta. Rita Hills Vineyards and Wineries

The countryside surrounding Lompoc is abundant with spectacular vineyards and estate wineries known collectively as the Sta. Rita Hills. Dubbed the "New Wine Country" the hills are known for producing exceptional chardonnay, pinot, and other cool climate wines. Several local winemakers have been given prestigious 91+ or higher ratings from Wine Spectator Magazine. Popular vintages include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah.

Learn more about the Sta. Rita Hills Vineyards and Wineries

Sta. Rita Hills Wine Center

Just outside Lompoc, the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Center is a collection of four award-winning tasting rooms. With an outdoor patio area, appointments for private tours and tastings, and regular events throughout the month, the Wine Center is sure to delight even the most particular of wine aficionados.

Learn more about the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Center

Come explore the Lompoc Valley Wine Region, stay in one of our luxurious and comfortable hotels, enjoy wonderful dining, take a fabulous hike, visit one of the most extensively restored missions in California, relax at one of our pristine beaches and more!



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