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Both of our tasting rooms are currently closed, due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. The wellbeing of our visitors, team and community are of the utmost importance to us, and we will remain closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience, but are offering several ways to purchase wine until we can welcome you back to Folded Hills.
You can purchase wine online HERE. We are offering free home delivery to Santa Barbara County residents for orders of six bottles or more. We are also offering nationwide flat rate shipping of only $25 for any order of wine, from one bottle to ten cases! If you are nearby and prefer to pick up your wine orders, we are offering touch-free curbside pickup service at our Homestead location Tuesdays thru Thursdays.
Our Estate Tasting Room at the Homestead is just 35 minutes north of Santa Barbara, California, just off the 101 Freeway.
Our Montecito Tasting Room & Wine Shop is located in the heart of Montecito, directly across from the Montecito Inn.
Our Estate Tasting Room at the Homestead is open daily from 11am to 5pm.
Our Montecito Tasting Room & Wine Shop is open daily from 12pm to 7pm.
We do occasionally close early for Members Only and other private events. If you would like to check our hours for a specific date, you can do so on our events page HERE.
Yes! Both of our Folded Hills tasting rooms have large flat screen TVs showcasing our beautiful winery and vineyards. Big game on? We may be showing it! Give us a call at 805-694-8086 to find out.
We also have a private VIP room at our Estate Tasting Room with a TV where you can play your own corporate or special occasion video. Click HERE for more information on corporate events.
Of course! We have plenty of free parking at our Estate Tasting Room at the Homestead.
Parking at our Montecito Tasting Room is also free. We have spots in front of the building, and if those are full, there is a garage entrance towards the back of the building off of Olive Mill Road.
Folded Hills Ranch was founded over 100 years ago. When the Busches purchased the ranch in 2004 they considered changing the name, but after enjoying the golden twilight gently lighting the “folded hills” they decided it was perfect. In 2014 the family planted grapes alongside existing acres of organic row crops and stone fruit orchards. Kim and Andy launched Folded Hills wine in 2017 and have been sharing the land, the food and the wine from their land ever since. You can learn more about our story by clicking HERE.
Folded Hills is a sustainable, integrated farm and working ranch. Organic grapes grow side by side with row crops, stone fruit orchards, cattle and farm animals. Dorper and Rambouillet sheep graze the cover crops in the vineyards, and natural ladybugs come down from the hills every February to grace the vineyard. The ranch is also home to a pair of Budweiser Clydesdales (Gus and Dolph), a camel named George and Zazu the zebra. Peacocks and chickens share the land with Kunekune pigs, llamas, donkeys and even a rescue cow named Peaches.
Folded Hills estate vineyards are 4.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and are the southernmost vineyards of the entire Central Coast. Because the mountain range is transverse and runs east /west, the fog sweeps through the valley in the mornings and the ocean wind blows the fog back out, bringing in sunshine, and allowing for warm days, and very cool nights and mornings - perfect for grapes!
George is famous, and he would love to meet you! He lives on our private ranch, but you can book a VIP tour and meet George, Zazu the zebra, and of course our Budweiser Clydesdales, Gus and Dolph. Click HERE to book your private VIP experience with us.
Who knew these things would be so popular?! We have a hard time keeping them in stock!
Our hats are available in both tasting rooms, and you can now also purchase them online HERE! We have more merchandise being added to our shop, so check back soon for more fun stuff!
The Farmstead is open seasonally, based on crops and harvest times. Typically we are open from mid March to mid October. Business hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.
Join us for our grand opening this year on March 14th! New animals, great organic produce and baked goods, and we will have a food truck from 12pm to 3pm. Find out more about our grand opening HERE.
Folded Hills wines are made in an old-world style on an old-world style farm. Grapes are grown organically following the biodynamic calendar, they are hand harvested and made into small batch, artisanal wines that are naturally lower in alcohol. Folded Hills wines are made with very little intervention, are all vegan, have no commercial additives, use only native yeast and have no residual sugar. This means a cleaner bottle of wine for you. You can learn more about why our wines are cleaner and healthier HERE.
We are 95% estate. Estate simply means that the grapes are made on our land. We have 15 acres of densely planted grapes, which yield a large and extremely high quality grape crop. The only grapes we purchase are Mouverder and Roussanne, because our climate is not conducive to those two varieties.
To us, it means allowing the grapes and location to do most of the speaking, to allow us to become shepherds to the grapes and then to the wines. The most important work is done first in the vineyard. Keeping the vineyard organic means we carefully manage each vine with care and love; not with chemicals. Then, as the grapes mature and are ready for harvesting, we hand pick them and bring them to the winery. Our winemaker, Angela Osborne, treats each pick differently, allowing the grapes to speak for themselves and to express that year’s unique vintage variation. Our style is really about simply guiding the grapes into the glass.
We specialize in Rhône varieties.. When we were planting the vineyard, we wanted to honor the land, so we did extensive testing to determine what grapes would flourish best in this climate and soil. The answer was Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc, Syrah, Clariette Blanc and Marsanne. These medium to light bodied wines pair beautifully with many foods, from grilled vegetables to steaks.
That's a funny question, because when we hired Angela she said "if you are chasing points, I am not your girl." We assured her that awards and points were not what we were after. We wanted a cleaner bottle of wine that reflected the land on which it was grown. Then, surprise! We started getting high points and awards. And while we do love awards and accolades, that is still not our mission. Our mission is to bring you a delicious glass of wine that pairs beautifully with your healthy foods, and makes you feel good about what you are drinking. That said, humble brag - click HERE to see our awards and accolades.
Young, big reds benefit from some time in a decanter. Our winemaker Angela often says "an hour in the decanter is worth a year in the cellar". Click HERE to learn more about decanting.
We believe that following the lunar cycle not only helps to produce a higher quality grape, but that this quality can transcend all the way into your glass. Just like the ocean responds to the gravitational pull of the moon, so do all living things, including vines. Following the lunar cycle is about following the moon’s gravitational pull, which controls the flow and timing of nutrients and moisture into and out of the vines.
The lunar calendar can be categorized into four groups: flower, fruit, leaf, and root. Each stage of the moon’s cycle translates to the most optimal times to take care of the plants. Leaf days are best for thinning the vineyard, and watering and rotating cover crops into the soils. Root days are best for pruning the vineyard. Fruit days are best for harvesting grapes. On flower days, the vineyard is left alone to bloom.
Folded Hills is growing so quickly, and we are thrilled to be expanding to retailers all over the US. To see the most current locations where you can find our wines, check out our retailer map HERE. If you are wondering about a specific location or would like to see us at your favorite spot, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know! Please note - inventories can fluctuate, so we encourage you to call the location you are going to ahead of time, to ensure that your favorite Folded Hills wines are available.
Due to legal restrictions on shipments of wine and other alcoholic beverages, there are several states we are unable to ship to. You can see more about our shipping policies HERE. If you are unsure about the shipment of wine to your state please call us at 805-694-8086.
It’s easy - and FREE! Click HERE for more info. We have some incredible Members Only events coming up, so it is a great time to join!
Wines are curated by our team based on your membership tier and the season, and may include new and current releases. You will be notified via email of the wines in each release a few weeks prior to the scheduled shipping date.
One of the perks of joining the Fold Reserve is getting one free VIP Tour and Tasting at our 600-acre private ranch each year. Click HERE for more information.