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Commitment to Quality
We hand craft our wines with integrity using traditional methods from grapes sustainably grown in our Santa Barbara County vineyard. Since 1973, we have farmed and nurtured our vineyard to produce wines that are true to the unique spirit of our land.



  • 2015 Eight Barrel Syrah – “The 2015 Syrah Estate Vineyard Eight Barrel is the wine that best encapsulates the Zaca Mesa style. Powerful and explosive, but with terrific aromatic freshness and nuance, the 2015 has a lot to offer. The balance of aromatics, fruit, and structure is compelling. Like all of the 2015s here, the Eight Barrel is intense and yet also preserves a good bit of freshness." - 94 points, Antonio Galloni, September 2018 Issue
  • 2015 Estrella Syrah“The 2015 Syrah Estate Vineyard Estrella is endowed with tons of depth and textural richness. At their best, Santa Ynez Syrahs are both dense and also aromatically expressive. That is exactly what comes through in the 2015. Scorched earth, leather, smoke, tobacco and a host of savory notes lend complexity to a core of super-ripe dark red cherry and pomegranate fruit. This is an absolutely impeccable Syrah from Zaca Mesa." - 92 points, Antonio Galloni, September 2018 Issue 
  • 2016 Inceptive

    "A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre aged in concrete and neutral oak, this bottling offers concentrated aromas of black plum, strawberry paste, wild thyme and black pepper. That pepper carries deep in the palate, spicing up the black plum, tangy berry and caramelized pork flavors. It finishes on a lingering violet note." - 93 points, Wine Enthusiast, February 2019 Issue


More Awards
Rank #99 
1986 Pinot Noir 
SBC Reserve
Wine Spectator Top 100 1988
Rank #6 
1993 Estate Syrah
Wine Spectator Top 100 1995
Rank #29
2006 Estate Syrah
Wine Spectator Top 100 2010
Rank #59
2009 Black Bear 
Block Syrah
Wine Enthusiast Top 100 2013