You’ll almost miss the gravel road that leads to Alma Rosa if you’re looking the other way! Five miles down the twisty Santa Rosa Road, near Buellton, lies Alma Rosa. Tucked in the oaks, down a dusty gravel road lies a real treasure. It doesn’t have the flashy curb appeal of the larger production wineries in Foxen Canyon because there are NO curbs!
Alma Rosa is the lovechild of the 1970’s wine pioneers Richard and Thekla Sanford ~ artfully recreated in the Sideways movie, it remains, unchanged. Much to my dismay, this time around, Chris, the bearded Willie Nelson look-a-like, was not working there. I was told he was “taking a break”. Chris, does however, continue to write the lofty wine descriptions which are as fun as the wines are good! [Read more…]