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Tantara Winery

2330 Westgate Road #17 & 12
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 938-5051
TANTARA@TANTARAWINES.COM

Tasting:   By appointment
Amenities:
  Excellent Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Price Range:   $38 to $58 per bottle
Established:   1997
Vineyards:   14 acres

Tantara Winery Description

Tantara is located in beautiful Sant Ynez and produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Their wines are sourced from a number of Central Coast growers and vineyard designate from vineyards such as Bien Nacido, Dierberg, Solomon Hills, Sanford & Benedict, Rio Vista, Talley Rincon, La Colline (Laetitia), Silacci, Pisoni, Garys', and Brosseau. 

The owner of Tantara is Bill Cates with winemaker Jeff Fink producing the wine. Tantara was the name of a horse owned by Bill Cates some years ago. After Tantara was retired to pasture, she defied predictions of an imminent demise and lived to a ripe old age. Horses symbolize elegance, grace and power and in Tantara's case, long life, all of which are qualities we embrace for our wine.
 
Friends for over twenty years, Jeffrey Fink, an architect and Bill Cates, were both orignally from Virginia. They converged in California on a mission: to transform noble fruit into world class wine and have a good time doing it.

Visits to the winery and private tastings are available by appointment.

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Well-aged wine, especially the Syrah
Atticus,
Well-aged wine, especially the Syrah. Was a quaint little winery to visit

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