Our visit to the Dierberg/Star Lane Tasting Room reminded us once again what a pleasant experience tasting superior wines can be while trekking through vineyards spread through the countryside.
This time it was the Lompoc Valley Wine Trail and we could not have selected a prettier summer afternoon than the one we had.
We met Megan McGinnis, Sommelier at the tasting room, and she suggested we sit outside on the extensive patio at a table with comfortable chairs and an umbrella overhead. Then as we admired the view that extended to distant mountains the wines began to arrive.
In all we tasted seven wines from three nearby appellations, Happy Canyon, Rita Hills and Santa Maria.
The Terroir here lends itself to varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and those we tasted were truly of high quality. This was also true for a Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon and Star Lane Cabernet Franc.
We were so content here it was hard to say good bye.
Dierberg/Star Winery and Tasting Room is located at 1280 Drum Canyon Road in Lompoc. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telephone 866 652-8430,