Zaca Mesa is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a family-owned and operated winery dedicated to the production of distinctive, single-vineyard Rhône-style wines on the Central Coast. 

Rooted in history, inspired by innovation

As a pioneer of California Rhône wines, we aim to create wines that showcase the distinct characteristics of our Santa Barbara County vineyard, taking special care in and out of the vineyard to keep quality first and foremost.


Experience the beauty and charm of Santa Barbara’s wine country with a visit to Zaca Mesa. Relax on our picnic tables under the ancient oak trees in our family-friendly Courtyard, or gaze out at the San Rafael Mountains from our Lounge & Terrace! Check out our Events Calendar for a list of upcoming happenings at our winery!

Note: Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended to guarantee seating for a wine tasting flight. 

From weddings and rehearsal dinners to corporate retreats and charitable events, our picturesque winery and vineyards make for a breathtaking venue to host your special event. Allow us to create a day you will cherish forever.


Want to make the most of Zaca Mesa? Sign up for one of our wine clubs to receive a special selection of wines chosen by our winemakers, invitations to exclusive member events, complimentary tastings, and more!

Just 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean, our vineyards sit in the sweet spot between a cool and warm climate. Our location and elevation give us the ability to grow dynamic, balanced Rhône grapes like Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Viognier.


At Zaca Mesa, we believe great wine begins in the vineyard. We are dedicated to crafting high quality, estate-grown wines that showcase the layered nuances of our unique, high elevation vineyard site in Santa Barbara County’s beloved Santa Ynez Valley wine country.