Lompoc’s Longoria Winery
California’s Santa Barbara wine region has developed an excellent reputation for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the Longoria Winery is at the heart of it.
Rick and Diana Longoria started the winery as a part time family venture in 1982 and began producing small batches of fine wine.
By 1997, it was clear that they were onto something good, so Rick quit his day job to dedicate himself to Longoria Winery full-time.
First, they set up production in an industrial area of Lompoc and opened a tasting room in nearby Los Olivos.
Now, they have restored a building that was a prominent social club in days gone by.
There is plenty of space for the winery and the tasting room, and it’s close to Ocean Avenue and downtown Lompoc.
Longoria Winery Photo Gallery
Lompoc Tasting Room
Local Art Display
The Story of Longoria Wine
Tasting Room Lounge
I had two personal favorites from the tasting, and the first is a Spanish varietal that was new to me.
The 2017 Albarinio is a fresh, crisp white, and it’s a pleasure to drink with a meal or on its own.
It’s light with a lovely aroma, so would be an excellent choice to serve to guests.
My other favorite was the 2014 Pinot Noir, which is from their Fe Ciega estate vineyard.
The immediate taste was lovely and then the other layered flavors began to come through.
The wine was a beautiful experience from start to finish.
I had a great experience at the tasting room.
It was a pleasure to meet Rick Longoria and the rest of the staff.
This is the type of family winery tasting experience that I enjoy.
This is a small winery with limited production, so the best way to get their wine is either at the tasting room or through their wine club.
Longoria Winery & Tasting Room
415 E Chestnut Ave
Lompoc, CA 93436
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- Longoria Winery – Lompoc, CA
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- Bokisch Vineyards – Lodi, CA
- Bernardus Vineyards and Winery – Carmel Valley, CA
- Holman Ranch Vineyards – Carmel Valley, CA
- Jarman – Carmel Valley, CA
- Herzog Winery – Oxnard, CA
- Akash Winery – Temecula
- Wilson Creek – Temecula
- Cambria Winery and Vineyards – Santa Maria
- Foxen Vineyard and Winery – Santa Maria
- Nagy Wines – Orcutt, CA
- Grevino – Orcutt, CA
- Ojai Vineyard – Ojai, CA
- Keller Estate Winery – Petaluma, CA
- Adobe Road – Petaluma, CA
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