"It was so nice to meet you on Saturday (when I was wine tasting as part of Santa Barbara Adventure Company's Wine & Bike Tour). I call Zaca Mesa so often to book tours so it's always nice to put a name to a face! I really appreciate how incredible the staff is at Zaca Mesa and how you treated our clients. I'll definitely be booking more tours with your winery."
"I think [the Black Bear Party] was by far the best yet that we’ve attended. We liked that each of the staff members of Zaca Mesa who were in attendance were all introduced to the guests. Sometimes we don’t always get the chance to meet those behind the scenes. Given the amount of people that attended this year, the seating arrangements worked out very well. As always, the food and wines were a hit and so was the band."
"Pourer was friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. I liked their Syrah more than their whites. Their whites were tasty and good for gifts. The Syrah is coming home with me. Glad we stopped here."
"Seriously! Can Zaca Mesa do any wrong? I love this place. It's no secret, they are my absolute favorite along Foxen Canyon and in this area in general. There's something about pulling into the drive way, parking your car and coming through their doors that makes you feel right at home. The staff are all phenomenal, there's something about them that is down to earth, relaxed, at ease in their own skin, hassle free, and just plain nice (something I don't know much about ;) but gosh I appreciate it when someone else is) which ensures your visit is comfortable and welcoming, equaling perfection."
"Loved the tasting room and large patio area. Perfect for groups. They had a band setting up but we didn't stay. Looked like a fun place to hang out and picnic. Loved the wines and left with a few bottles."
"Thanks so much for your hospitality yesterday at the tasting room as well as allowing my daughter to purchase wine with my wine club discount. She was
thrilled and is a huge fan. She always insists on visiting Zaca Mesa when she is in town from Chicago."
' Rose all day!!!! Came back a coupe weeks ago and got a case of their refreshing rose. The staff is always happy and friendly. And they love our pooch!'
"The atmosphere [at the Black Bear Party] was fantastic, then again so was the food, wine and the people at our table. We have been coming for several years now and it only seems to get better and better. Your staff is to be commended for doing such a great job"
"Thank you for providing much needed water and shade for hundreds of cyclists. Your kind generosity averted medical problems for many riders, including me, in the debilitating heat."
"So after pinky swearing with my husband before our wine tasting trip that we absolutely would not join any more wine clubs, we are now members of the Zaca Mesa wine club after our visit here. Why? Great wines... Especially the white wines!
We tasted here in the middle of the week and the place was still fairly busy. [Cathy] which served us gave us plenty of her time and attention despite the crowd. She also gave us tastes of a couple of wines that were open but not on the tasting list including their Z blends. Everything was quite [good] but we were really impressed with the quality of their white wines, which is somewhat unusual in this area.
Lovely winery, friendly staff and good wines add up to a wonderful experience!"
"I just want to thank you for shipping the two cases is ZGris without my even having to ask. I hope you keep me on the auto ship list for that particular wine."
"One of my favorite tasting rooms on Foxen Canyon Road! The servers are phenomenal and you never feel rushed. They have several of my favorites, but to my surprise I tried a new white wine that was amazing! They served a Grenache Blanc that was fabulous! Ashley was very informative about the wines and shared notes on her favorite. I was pleasantly surprised by their Rousanne - very nice and crisp - perfect for a warm summer day."
"The grounds were beautiful and I was impressed seeing staff in the area knowing they care for their location. There were also lots of cars, so clearly this place is popular. When we walked in we were immediately greeted by Eric, who tasted us on wines. He was so knowledgable and attentive, it was refreshing after being at a few less than exciting wineries that day. The crowd in the winery was also lively and clearly were happy to be there."
"Amazing wines, lovely staff- very informative, took time with each tasting, a highlight of our trip to the Santa Barbara wine region."
I wanted to thank you again for your generosity and care for Kate’s visit with her friends! They could not have felt more welcomed with the special attention you gave them and they were so impressed with the private tasting….they could not have been more pleased and then you comp’d their tasting which was incredibly kind of you.
"My wife and I visited your tasting room Sunday as part of our 45th Anniversary celebration. We met many people during our trip visiting Los Olivos, but none came close to the warmth, caring and sincerity of your employee, Cathy. Many thanks."
"This must be our 5th or 6th visit, and it only gets better.Got lots of wine, and will surely enjoy them in the near future, and will let some age. The wine tasting was a great experience."
"The 2015 Solvang Century bike tour was made better by the generosity of your winery. I cannot remember when it's been so hot and myself so worn down in the final miles. I saw cyclists at your barn getting water and catching some shade. That little pause in the tour was much needed and much appreciated."
"Just wanted to send you a Thank You note telling you what a great time we had at the Pinot Noir release last weekend. The event was well organized and great wine treats were readily available. Enjoyed the tacos, too!"
If you are going to taste wine in the Los Olivos/Santa Ynez, you MUST come here. They have some of the best wines on the Central Coast, bar none. Their Z Three and Z Cuvee are all time favorites. They have a quaint courtyard under huge Coastal Oaks for having a picnic lunch, ample parking in the back, and a very informed staff. If you are planning on shipping your wine home, make sure to ask them about their shipper boxes, that are available for purchase. They are the best boxes you can buy. I send shipments of wine for gifts to my family in Pennsylvania often. They have NEVER received a broken bottle. I have been to Zaca Mesa probably over 20 times, and they never disappoint.