The Bar in our Tasting Room


Along with Hitching Post 2 restaurant, Hitching Post Wines sits on nearly twelve acres of land punctuated by ancient oaks, including a 200-year-old tree greeting passers-by in the front of the property. Trailing walkways and ample outdoor seating areas banking a panoramic view of the valley and Santa Ynez Mountains are landscaped with native plants and red bark covered grounds. Wine tasting is held indoors at the tasting room or outdoors.

A charming, 2,000 square foot, mid-century farmhouse, thoughtfully refurbished, serves as the tasting room. To the west, the main tasting room boasts original oak floors and a fireplace dating from before 1950. To the east is a private tasting room. Separating the two wings is a secondary tasting room showcasing historical photos of winemakers Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley with a timeline (40+ years) of Hitching Post wines.

Current releases and select library wines from the Hitching Post Wines portfolio are available. Many of these are rare or hard-to-find wines in small production and offered only at the tasting room. For tasting and sales, a knowledgeable, friendly staff is on hand to guide you through the various wines.


Reservations necessary for groups of eight or more

Traditional Tasting
A flight of five classic Hitching Post Wines. $30 per guest.

White Wine Only Tasting
A flight of four Hitching Post wines, priced at $25 per guest.

Reserve Tasting
A flight of five wines featuring rare, single-vineyard bottling and special older vintages of Hitching Post. $35 per guest

Cellar Selection Tasting
For those that appreciate older wines, each month we select a set of five special library wines with a theme. It could be a vertical or feature a year…you never know. $45 per guest.

VIP Private Winemaker Tasting
For those seeking the ultimate experience, this customized tasting of five special wines is presented by winemaker legends Gray Hartley or Frank Ostini. How amazing is that? $75 per guest and by appointment only.


Wednesday - Thursday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (last tasting 4:30pm)
Friday- Sunday 11:30 am to 7:30 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday


Wednesday - Sunday 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
No reservations needed.

Yes! We serve a hot-off-the-grill Hitching Post 2 lunch with wine tasting or wine by the glass. For additional information click LUNCHEON.


There is always something going on at the Hitching Post. It could be a winemaker dinner, a foot stompin’ concert, or a quiet evening of live music, grilled appetizers, and wine in our Garden Room. Check our calendar of EVENTS.