Newest Old Kid On The Block: Upland Estates
Upland Estates is a small family owned and operated winery with several medals under their belt that was established in 1976 in Santa Barbara and is the areas greatest boutique wineries. Situated on 15 acres, they usually make just under 2400 cases of delicious wine every single year. Encircled by award-winning wineries, the beauty of this unique winery is as captivating as its white wine club. Upland Estates’s highly-educated vinters, along with historic vineyards, come together to make wines that express the nature of this renowned wine region.
Their highly sought after California wines are created only with high-quality grapes from their own vineyard and made in an acid-driven, balanced style that is excellent for the land. We employ winemaking techniques that preserve the wines nuances and highlight the beloved qualities of their white wines. They often harvest their grapes weeks before their neighbors do and quite often rely on the naturally occurring yeasts from the vineyard for fermentation. It’s their belief that making world renowned wines is a full circle process that relies equally on healthy and organic soil, natural winemaking and doing the right thing.
We think that Upland Estates is one of the nicest vineyards you’ll ever get to visit. Their wines are absolutely delicious and the people that work here are incredibly friendly and helpful. The vineyard is open all year, 6 days a week, making it quite convenient to visit almost any time you need your organic wine fix. With over 14 truly amazing wines available for tasting, you’re bound to find a wine you love. In addition to their really amazing Pinot Noir wine club, they also offer great sandwiches, ice cold beer and a handful of mixed drinks. They also have a huge indoor seating area and four beautiful outdoor terraces that overlook the vineyard and the rolling countryside. These are perfect spots to drink one of their amazing bottles of wine.