Hitching Post Food

LUNCH at the Tasting Room

Wednesday– Sunday from 11:30am - 3:00pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Reservations for large groups of 8 or more only

With the famed Hitching Post 2 Restaurant located next door (open for dinner), doing lunch at the tasting room was a natural fit. Now you can enjoy HP2 food along with Hitching Post wines right at the tasting room. Sit down in our rustic, charming outdoor venue that overlooks the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and mountains or our comfy indoor Garden Room with a pot belly stove, while sipping HP wine and dining on fabulous HP food. Frank and Airstream

The menu has open-fire, red oak wood offerings like Santa Maria style barbecue, oak-grilled artichokes, grilled Texas quail,

the best burgers ever, triple fried French fries and other wine-friendly, hot nibbles come from the popular Hitching Post 2, also on the 12-acre property. 

To keep the food orders piping hot, they're delivered to the tasting room via tricycle or a three wheeled electric cart from next door HP2. Some days, guests may even catch a glimpse of the ebullient owner Frank Ostini in his signature pith helmet personally pushing the pedals.

Here's the lunch menu


Wednesday & Thursday until 4 pm
Friday-Sunday 3:00 - 6:45 PM
No reservations necessaryh
Relax and unwind with wine by the glass and hot Hitching Post appetizers while sitting outside watching the sunset, enjoying the view of the ostriches next door, or indoors next to the potbelly stove in the Garden Room. Fridays and Saturdays often have live music. It’s the perfect setting for get-togethers, meet-ups, or an informal, small plates nosh. A great way to start the evening before dining at the Hitching Post 2 restaurant. 

Here's the appetizer menu