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Santa Rita Hills Wineries Tour

Santa Rita Hills is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in California’s Central Coast wine region, situated at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley.
The appellation is surrounded by the Santa Ynez Valley AVA, which is one of the most regarded cool-climate viticultural zones in the United States, best known for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.

Vineyards in Santa Rita Hills

The vineyards in Santa. Rita Hills benefit from the cooling impacts of the Pacific Ocean on three sides, with the shore 16 miles (25 kilometers) distant to the west, south, and southeast. The coastal valleys of the AVA, created by the Purisima Hills to the north and the Santa Rosa Hills to the south, channel mild Pacific winds up through the vineyards. This airflow minimizes the likelihood of fungal infections while also chilling the vines in the hot afternoon heat.
The soils of the Sta. Rita Hills are mostly loams: sandy loams, silt loams, and clay loams. Marine sediments are also common, providing wines with significant minerals and salt. These poor, free-draining soils and the region’s limited annual rainfall give Sta. Rita Hills wines have excellent natural acidity.

Best wineries in Santa Rita Hills

We are the place to be if you want to taste the best wines in Santa Rita Hills. Camino Real Tours offers a variety of wine tours. You can choose an individual tour or a group tour. Our team tries to organize the tour in such a way that you will be as comfortable, interesting, and unforgettable as possible.

Here are the top 10 wines to look for in Santa Rita Hills:

Racines, Bentrock Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills 2017

Tyler, La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2017

Samsara, Las Hermanas Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2017

The Hilt, Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2017

The Hilt, Bentrock Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills, 2017

Chanin, Rita’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2013

The Ojai Vineyard, Special Bottling John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah, Santa Rita Hills 2015

The Joy Fantastic, Syrah, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills 2017

Whitcraft, Pench Ranch Clone 459 Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 2017

Whitcraft, Zotovich Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills 2017