Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards

805 688 9090 7250 Santa Rosa Road
Buellton, CA 93427
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Pioneer winegrowers in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA since 1970, Thekla and Richard Sanford have left their namesake winery and are pleased to present the wines from their winery, Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards. With over 38 years experience winegrowing in this region, their energies will continue to be focused on excellence in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and feel this new beginning gives them a greater opportunity to honor the unmistakable relationship between the healthiness of the soil, the energy of the vines, and ultimately the soul of the wine. “For over 20 years, my wife Thekla and I have focused on what’s most important to us: sustainable business practices and organic farming. We are deeply committed to the environment and the soulful connection with our employees and the people who enjoy our wine.” says Richard. With over 100 acres of certified organic estate vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA (the first vineyards to be certified in Santa Barbara County) Alma Rosa Winery offers Pinot Gris Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

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  • Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills 2005

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    Big and jammy on the nose with a strong, raw wood tone. The fruit in the mouth is thick and sweet in a popular style and married vegetal notes with a bright red currant fruit tone. On the finish there was a sweet nuttiness that contrasted somewhat against the sweet, candied fruit. Interested but I don't know where this is headed. Drink 2009-2012... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills la Encantada Vineyard 2006

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    Earthy and loaded with cranberry and cherry flavors. Dynamite nose and structure. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67


  • And so it goes, from the workhorse grape of Italy we know turn our attention to one of the greatest of the Vinifera grapes: Pinot Noir!From Burgundy, Oregon, New Zealand, Portugal, California, Italy, Israel, you name it come great and unique renditions of this most persnickety variety. Post your impressions and lets all keep an open mind. Pinot ... Read More

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  • Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills la Encantada Vineyard 2006

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    Powerful, smoky, spicy. Great wine with a lingering aftertaste to remember! Read More

    Wine review by tugboat6


  • Wines tasted in this reportFlight 1A)2006 Ponzi A Tavola Willamette Valley 13.5% 88ptsB) 2006 Willakenzie Willamette Valley - 14.2% 90ptsC) 2006 Benton Lane Willamette Valley 14.1% 84ptsFlight 2A)2006 Elk Cove Willamette Valley 14.5% 91ptsB) 2006 Duckhorn Migration Anderson Valley 14.5% 85ptsC)2007 Wild Horse Central Coast 13% 89pt... Read More

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  • Alma Rosa Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2007

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    Nicely spicy and complex on the nose, with some wood spice, hints of roasted peach, intense floral tones, some fine nuanced herbal edges and fresh, spicy red berry scents. This is light, fresh and bright in the mouth with wonderful balance and while its a bit fruity for some palates its really pure and poised. The tannins creep in towards the b... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills la Encantada Vineyard 2006

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    This is a Gold Medal WIne Club-Pinot Series selection from Nov. '08. A powerful wine, the Alma Rosa 2006 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir showcases the darker, more covert aspects of the alluring varietal. Rich fruit flavors and aromas of black cherries and currants are bolstered by a smoky spiciness with essences of spicy mu shu plum sauce, herb an... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Last night I hosted a tasting party at my tiny pad in Manhattan for Pinot Noirs from around the world. Doing the research I found that Pinot Noirs are grown in at least 17 different countries, from well known regions such as those found in France and the United States to lesser known like Macedonia and South Africa. For this tasting party I na... Read More

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  • Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills 2005

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    Wine review by staceybrick


  • Alma Rosa Chardonnay El Jabali Vineyard Sustainable Santa Rita Hills Ml 2005

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