LOMPOC, CA – Seeking a a new adventure in wine tasting? Something more exciting than simply popping into a tasting room for a flight? Look no further, because two Lompoc wineries now offer a rugged, off-the-beaten-path way to learn about their wines, experience their land and understand more about the winemaking process – All-terrain Vehicle (ATV) Tours!
Sanford Winery & Vineyards in Lompoc, CA
Limited to small groups, these intimate tours (available at Sanford Winery and Foley Estates) led by wine educators are exhilarating adventures in the Sta. Rita Hills. Feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the rumble of the ATV as you take a wine tour like no other.
The Thrill of the Ride
Begin your journey by revving up your engines and navigating the off-road trails that wind through the lush vineyards of Sanford Winery. Feel the adrenaline rush as you maneuver through the rows of vines, taking in the picturesque views of rolling hills and sprawling grapevines. The rugged terrain adds an extra element of excitement to your wine-tasting escapade, setting the stage for an unforgettable day.
Sanford Winery – A Vinous Oasis
As your driver shifts the ATV into gear, get ready to immerse yourself in an unparalleled wine-tasting experience. At Sanford Winery, you won’t just sample Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, you’ll do so amidst the vineyards that give these wines their distinctive character. Sip these exquisite varietals while soaking in the breathtaking views of the Sta. Rita Hills, the birthplace of some of California’s most renowned cool-climate wines. Adventure, education, and the sheer pleasure of tasting estate-grown wines blend seamlessly in this vinous oasis.
Explore the nuances of Sanford’s exceptional wines while surrounded by the vines that produced them. The 90-minute journey unfolds through the historic Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict vineyards, offering not only a taste of their acclaimed wines but also a visual feast of the very terroir that defines the region.
As you sip and savor, let the ambiance of the vineyard enhance your understanding of Sanford Winery’s commitment to sustainable winemaking. Learn more about the tour and how to book.
Foley Fun Awaits
Foley Estates also offers an ATV tasting adventure, where you can enjoy a palate-pleasing selection ranging from bold reds to crisp whites. On the tour, you’ll explore Foley Estate’s Rancho Santa Rosa East vineyard—the very vines that bear the fruit of Foley’s dedication to quality winemaking. Traverse the picturesque landscapes, learning about the 25-year history of cultivating Foley Estates wines and the unique terroir that shapes the wines into the treasures they are.
Finish off your tour with a special tasting of wines carefully selected to showcase the essence of the vineyard.
The Perfect Pairing – ATV and WineThe marriage of adventure and wine creates a pairing unlike any other. The thrill of navigating off-road paths through vineyards enhances your sensory experience, making each sip of wine even more rewarding. Revitalize your wine-tasting routine: hop on an ATV and set off on a journey amongst the wines. Blend adrenaline-fueled excitement and the sophistication of exceptional wine in Lompoc today!
Located on scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1, just 155 miles northwest from Los Angeles with close proximity to Santa Barbara and Solvang, Lompoc takes on a world of its own.
Its valley setting, surrounded by spectacular rolling hills and vineyards, creates an invitation for visitors to detour off the main road, and explore what’s around the bend.
Lompoc is a destination for wine tasting, golf, cycling, hiking, skydiving, birding, and surfing at nearby Jalama Beach. It is home to La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, the most fully restored and furnished of the 21 California missions, and adjacent to Vandenberg Air Force Base, where rockets are launched throughout the year by such entities as NASA, SpaceX, and ULA, to name a few. Lompoc has 12 hotels to welcome visitors. To discover more about the Lompoc Valley, and other things to see and do, visit: www.explorelompoc.com.
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