Riverbench Santa Barbara
Riverbench Winery specializes in pinot noirs and chardonnays from the winery’s vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA. The tasting room offers flights of five different chardonnays or pinots, as well as a flight of its champagne-style sparkling wines—some of the very few sparkling wines being produced in the county. There’s the Cork Jumper blanc de blancs, which is bright and crisp with a surprising smoky bacon flavor on the finish; the blanc de noir, with a hint of licorice on the nose and a rich flavor of pear, apple, and lemon; and the demi-sec, with hints of peach candy and a surprisingly light finish.
By Georgia Freedman, AFAR Contributor
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137 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Sun - Sat 11am - 6pm