KALYRA WINERY Tasting Room and Vineyard
343 N. Refugio Road Santa Ynez
Tastings are available each day, last pour at 4:30pm daily
We are happy to welcome you to Kalyra Winery. We encourage our customers to enjoy tastings on our deck and lawn area.
Reservations are required for parties of 6 or more – even if you are a wine club member – so please call or email to book your tasting
Kalyra’s tasting room is sure to be the most talked about destinations of your trip. To make for the best possible experience, groups of 6 or more require a reservation ahead of time with the tasting room manager. Please note that our group calendar at Kalyra Winery fills up quickly on Saturdays, so be sure to make your reservation at least 1 week in advance.
Kalyra Sampler Tasting- $20
Reserve Dessert/Port Tasting- $20
Nestled among hundreds of acres of rolling vineyards is the original Kalyra Winery. With some of the most sweeping views in the Santa Barbara wine country, Kalyra Winery offers a laid-back beachcomber’s vibe to its tasting room and gift shop. You’ll be served from the bar featured in the ‘Sideways’ movie, and enjoy browsing the extensive Kalyra Boutique, located next to the tasting bar. Its full-length deck and side lawn offer a fantastic, tranquil picnic spot for your full tasting day as well.
THE STORY BEHIND KALYRA WINERY & MIKE BROWN
The vineyards you can see out the winery’s window are special. Planted in 1968, they were part of the original ‘Vina de Santa Inez’— legendary in these parts for what many credit as the inaugural vineyard in Santa Barbara County. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Mike Brown was working in the vineyards of Australia’s Barossa Valley. His viniculture studies at UC-Davis opened doors in the ever-growing wine region of Santa Barbara. In 1989, Mike’s first label was introduced: Kalyra, a translation from the Australian Aboriginal meaning ‘A Wild & Pleasant Place.’ Its fun, international blends made the label wildly popular, and in 2002, this tasting room opened, reflecting the same qualities as its root meaning.
AND THERE WAS SIDEWAYS…
2019 is the 15 year anniversary of the Academy Award Winning Sideways film, which was filmed here at Kalyra Winery. Join us for a Red Carpet Academy Award Party and Showing of the movie here at Kalyra’s famous movie night September 14th, 2019! Tickets on sale soon for the pre-event catered happy hour with our winemaker and a few surprise guests.
So popular was this new destination that it attracted the attention of movie producers working on comedy-drama film about the Santa Barbara wine country. The movie, ‘Sideways,’ was a perfect fit for the funky Kalyra vibe, and its tremendously successful release in 2004 thrust Kalyra into the national spotlight.
Despite the publicity, Kalyra stayed true to its original roots of a laid-back atmosphere; an international flair blending the best of Santa Barbara varietals with Australia, Portugal, France and Spain; and value-priced wines that wine aficionados of all levels enjoy. It continues to be a destination for wine enthusiasts around the world on a mission to find;
A Wild & Pleasant Place.
Fine print…yes, we hate to have to mention these notes; but in order to provide everyone with a great experience here you go:
We are a NO SMOKING, NO VAPING, NO Marijuana or drug use at this facility.
We are family friendly, however anyone under 21 years of age cannot be at the bar areas; we do have seating on the porch. We are dog friendly; properly identified service dogs can be at the bar (please ask staff for guidance), all other dogs are welcome on leash on the porch or lawn. We love dogs as long as your dogs love people and our dog DUKE:)
No outside alcohol is allowed on our property.
We reserve the right to refuse service to those who appear intoxicated, cannot provide ID or are causing disruption through the use of profanity or inappropriate behaviors.
Member reserved areas are adult (21+ only)