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Lunch served Thursday-Sunday from 12-3pm. reservations recommended, call us at 805.226.4891
Since opening our restaurant doors in early 2014, we have grown to be a family, winery, community and garden that are obsessive about ingredient sourcing. We know the farmers, butchers and artisans that we choose to partner with and our open-kitchen lunch service shows our goal of food-chain transparency. See our current lunch menu here & learn more about upcoming special events & dinners here.
"Best Winery Restaurants in America" - Food and Wine Magazine, 2017
Our restaurant has garnered multiple awards since our openeing a few years ago including being named one of the Best Winery Restaurants in America by Food & Wine. Click here to read their entire write-up!
Eveyone talks about farm to table cuisine; our goal is to live it. Our motto when it comes to ingredients is "grow what we can, and know who farms the rest. In that spirit, we play a direct hand in the following ingredients:
ESTATE olive oil
Each year we mill our own Extra-Virgin Olive Oil from the 350 olive trees planted at Bootjack Ranch and Heart Hill Vineyard for use in our restaurant. We grow four types of olives, and use them to create two blends. Our Arbequina and Mission olives make a spicy, and green-tinged Spanish blend, while our Frantoio and Coratina olives combine for a buttery and lemon-spiced Italian blend. In years where our crop is large enough, you can find our olive oil for sale in the tasting room.
We have a flock of 20 chickens that are about 16 months old, and happily reside in our cheery chicken coop and geodesic dome run near our winery. Their shelter (that they frequently escape from) was built by our winemaking team, and they munch on leftover veggies & other compostables from the restaurant. You can find farm fresh eggs on the menu in our restaurant!
Barrel Aged Coffee
We have been working with local roaster JOEBELLA for a series of experiments where we age their coffee beans in old NINER Wine Barrels to create a completely unique product. For a blog post with more details click here. So far, we have aged and roasted over a dozen batches which we sell in the tasting room, restaurant and our online shop.
For everything else, we rely on the following list of farms, purveyors, and artisans
Olive Ewe Ranch
Central Coast Creamery
Joebella Coffee Roasters
Manzanita Manor Organics
Kandarian Organic Farm
Local Farmers' Markets