Category Archives: Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Loring Wine Company: 40th Birthday Road Trip

Loring Wine Company 1591 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436-4942 (map) 805-742-0478 We knew we only had time for one more winery. We dithered for a moment in the pouring rain, then dashed to Loring Wine Company for one reason: because their graphic design is darn cool. Little did we know that many of […]

Taste of Sta. Rita Hills: 40th Birthday Road Trip

Taste of Sta. Rita Hills 1505 E. Chestnut Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436 (map link) (805) 735-8774 Ah, the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. So unassuming outside, so delicious inside. Sta. Rita Hills is a teeny tiny little appellation located between Buellton and Lompoc, in Santa Barbara County. Some of the wineries there are so small and […]

Palmina: 40th Birthday Road Trip

Palmina 1520 East Chestnut Court, Lompoc, California 93436 (map) 805-735-2030 For the day after my 40th birthday, we decided to go to a wine area we’d never been to before. But there were so many to choose from! Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang, Santa Barbara…Then I read a great comment […]