The first winery we stopped at was Bianchi Winery. The tasting room is set in the estate vineyards with beautiful terraces and a waterfall-fed lake full of carp. They specialize in Zinfandel, Cabernet, and Petite Sirah, but also offer a wide selection of white varietals.
Their tasting room entrance!
The staff poured us anything we wanted to taste!
Beautiful place to have a picnic by their lake!
I bought the Signature Selection, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lakeside Ranch ($28) for Don and a Signature Series, 2011 Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara County($21) for me. The Cab has "many layers with coffee-berry flavors and a velvety cocoa finish." The Pinot is "marine-influenced producing fruit with exotic floral, kiwi and lichi aromas." It is smooth and yummy!
Next time I will share the second place we stopped, which was on Adelaida Road.