In Santa Barbara county, the only place to taste a flight of sparkling wine every day is Riverbench Winery‘s tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara. They make 7 different sparklers…read below in their own words:
2014 Riverbench Reserve Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine – An extended tirage and extra time in barrel make this the most oxidized sparkling in our lineup, with hints of toasted hazelnut and marzipan.
2016 Riverbench Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine – The most complex of our sparkling wines has intriguing flavors of orange blossom and pomegranate.
2017 Riverbench Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine – Light, fresh, and fruity, this wine is perfect for a warm, sunny day. Pairs nicely with a picnic basket.
2018 Riverbench Cork Jumper Cuvée Sparkling Wine – A unique and delicious blend of the three main grapes used in Champagne, France: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.
2017 Riverbench Pinot Meunier Sparkling Wine – Santa Barbara County’s only sparkling Pinot Meunier exhibits a stunning palate of berry, caraway, and a touch of yeast.
2017 Riverbench Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine – One of our more traditional sparkling wines, with aromas of toasted brioche and lemon peel.
2016 Riverbench Demi Sec Sparkling Wine – This off-dry sparkling has an attractive and pleasant palate of apple and pear.
From their Santa Maria-focused Chardonnay and Pinot Noir program to their certified sustainable farming practices, the quality here is really high. Perfect for Burgundy (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) lovers.
This winery is just one of 40 different sparkling wine producers in Santa Barbara County!