2434 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441, USA
Rooted in the RegionRoughly 40 miles from downtown Santa Barbara sits the 220-acre Stolpman Vineyards, nestled in Ballard Canyon in Santa Ynez Valley. Thomas Stolpman, a lawyer by trade, is considered one of the pioneer growers of the region, having first planted vines there in 1992. His son Pete now manages the estate and grows Rhone varietals on the limestone ridgelines of the vineyard and heavily relies on dry-farming, or stopping irrigation after a vine has been in the ground for five years. The tasting room is in nearby Los Olivos and there are occasional guided hikes through the hills around the estate.