In 1997, the Dierbergs purchased and planted a property in the Santa Maria Valley, prepared to make Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that would both reflect and elevate the reputation of Central Coast wines. A few years later, the Dierbergs planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on steep hillsides along Drum Canyon Road and Highway 246 in what is now the world famous Santa Rita Hills.
The Tasting Room is located on their Santa Rita Hills property, Drum Canyon Vineyard. Set towards the back of the property on Drum Canyon Road, the tasting Room offers a flight of 6 wines featuring both the Dierberg and Star Lane wines for $10 daily. This tasting showcases the incredible diversity of their three Estate vineyards located in Santa Barbara County. The unique climates of each of the three vineyards allow them to produce: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah.
To make the most of each property, the Dierbergs developed vineyards with a groundbreaking diversity of grape clones — rather than focusing on the standard Central Coast varieties — ensuring that high quality grapes with low yields would lead to fabulously luscious yet traditionally refined wines. The formula quickly worked, and today, Dierberg Vineyard represents the traditional winemaking legacy of Santa Barbara County, delivered with an unrivaled attention to quality.
From the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 246, proceed west towards Lompoc California. Approximately 6 miles west of Highway 101 make a right turn onto Drum Canyon Road. Proceed ¼ of a mile on Drum Canyon and we are on the right hand side of the road.