FFWS TASTING ROOM AT BACARA
California - Central Coast
The Foley Food & Wine Society has created one of the great wine experiences along California’s Central Coast at Bacara Resort & Spa. Located near the front entrance of the resort, the new tasting room is open and airy with wood beams, cut stone pillars, gorgeous display cabinetry and an elegant bar. Patrons are invited to enjoy the daily offerings seated at private tables and communal couches or standing at the bar.
The tasting room’s selection includes more than 70 wines from the Foley Family portfolio of wineries including Kuleto, Chalk Hill, Sebastiani, Lancaster, Firestone, Foley Johnson and Merus, to name just a few. A personalized concierge service is available to arrange exclusive tours and tastings at nearby Firestone, Lincourt and Foley Estate wineries. The concierge can also schedule private tastings, receptions, blending seminars, sensory seminars, food and wine pairing exercises, cooking classes and other educational experiences.
Guests are welcome to purchase wines from the tasting bar to enjoy during their stay at Bacara, or to have shipped to their home when they return.
The tasting room is open 12pm–7pm daily. The Bacara Resort & Spa is located on the Pacific Ocean just north of the town of Santa Barbara. It is ten minutes from the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, 90 minutes north of Los Angeles and five hours south of San Francisco. For the train enthusiast, the resort is three hours from LA via the scenic Amtrak Surfliner.
**FFWS Tasting Room/Bacara Resort & Spa will be closed to the public on the days/times noted below:
- April 2 2014 at 2pm through April 4 2014 at 2pm - Private Event
- May 7 2014 at Noon through May 9 2014 at Noon - Private Event
- June 9 2013 at 2pm through June 13 2014 at Noon - Private Group. PLEASE NOTE: FFWS Connoisseur Club Members only will have access to the Tasting Room at Bacara Resort & Spa.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you at our other Southern California Foley Family Wineries during these times, located just 25 minutes away: Lincourt, Firestone and Foley Estates.
Foley Food & Wine Society Tour
Offered exclusively to guests of Bacara, the tour includes barrel tastings, “soil to bottle” tours and access to private estate quarters at the Firestone, Foley and Lincourt vineyards with door to door transportation in a luxury SUV.
Firestone Vineyard is set in Los Olivos, a charming little village in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Lincourt retains the rural charm and simplicity of an earlier era.
Founded in the mid-1980s by the Arciero family and over the years has received rave reviews for its Zinfandels, Cabernets and "Tears of Dew" Moscato dessert wines.
The winery’s success can be attributed to strict winemaking protocols and two extraordinary estate vineyards.
Wine Tasting Techniques
Bill Foley and Chalk Hill winemaker Lisa Bishop Forbes discuss their preferred techniques for wine tasting.