WINE LIST

Long before Hollywood (notably in Sideways) discovered the glories of Santa Barbara Wine Country, Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley were busy crafting wines at home while holding down full time jobs. Gray was a commercial fisherman, and Frank was chef (with his brother Bill) of the Hitching Post. Frank and Gray made their first wine at home in 1979, and their first Pinot Noir in 1981. The first Hitching Post wines were created at Byron Winery (1984-89). The brand moved to Au Bon Climat/Qupe Winery (1991-2000), Central Coast Wine Services in Santa Maria (2001-07). Frank and Gray produce their wine at the facilities of Au Bon Climat at Bien Nacido Vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley AVA.

Many vintages and different vineyard bottlings are offered here for your dinner this evening. Several wines are available by the taste (in our bar) and bottles are available for retail take home.

Some of the wines in the list are available by both bottle and glass and are noted below.

We Specialize
In Our Own Hitching Post Wines

And
Specially Selected
Santa Barbara County Wines

 


HARTLEY-OSTINI HITCHING POST WINERY


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Hitching Post Wines by the Glass/Bottle

Pinks Dry Rose 2018   Dry, light, refreshing with bright  strawberry fruit.  Makes a delicious start for your HP Wine experience.  $9/28

Chenin Blanc Forerunner 2018  Barrel fermented dry, aromas of peach and honeysuckle, round, rich and easy to enjoy.  $12/38

Four Top 2012 SBC  Sweet Merlot blended with savory Cab. Franc & Cab. Sauvignon offers a lively melange of herbs.  $14/48

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PINOT NOIRS We create our own Hitching Post Pinot Noir blends from many vineyards from Pacific cooled coastal valleys of Santa Barbara - Santa Maria, Los Alamos, & the Sta. Rita Hills. These wines each represent value and quality for their price, and are produced in quantities to be available elsewhere.

Pinot Noir Hometown 2017   Forward aromas of red and dark berries, with clean fruit, easy to enjoy at a great value.  $10/34

Pinot Noir Cork Dancer 2016  Focused spice structure that illuminates the earthy profiles of the varietal.  $13/43

Pinot Noir Highliner 2017   Our flagship cuvee of  best barrels & vineyards is rich in flavor, yet smooth, balanced & elegant.  $15/52

Pinot Noir Kick On 2017  Floral, dusty, light & bouncy, umami-like mushroom flavors, with bright acid and tart pomegranate.  $14/46

Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict 2016  Dark & brooding, showing some youthful restraint with blackberry and warm savory mushroom notes.  Lots of spice on the finish.  $17/62

Pinot Noir Perfect Set 2016  Our best blended Pinot of the Sta. Rita Hills. A cuvee of Sanford & Benedict, Fiddlestix, & Rio Vista vineyards. Classic structure, opens to wonderful earth & spice.    $17/62


OTHER WINES BY THE GLASS/BOTTLE

Gruet Brut  (American Sparkling Wine)   $12/38

Pinot Grigio 2019 Longoria  (Santa Ynez)   $14/46

Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Buttonwood  (Santa Ynez)  $10/32

Riesling 2017 Rancho Sisquoc  (Santa Maria Valley)  $11/36

Chardonnay 2017 Au Bon Climat (Santa Barbara)   $12/38

Syrah 2017 Linquist  (Central Coast)   $13/40

Merlot/Cab. Blend 2016 Happy Canyon Piocho    $14/46

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Brave & Maiden   $14/46

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Le Vigne (Paso Robles)   $16/56

 

Winelist and prices subject to change without notice