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Welcome to the Brick Barn Wine Estate Blog!

Nestled in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley, Brick Barn Wine Estate is a family-owned and operated vineyard that produces high-quality wines unique to the area. Our aim is to provide a memorable wine tasting experience while showcasing the beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley. With years of experience in the wine industry, we want to share our knowledge and passion for wine with you through this blog.

Here, we will discuss everything from the basics of wine tasting to the intricacies of different wine varietals. Our team of experts will be sharing their insights and tips on how to best enjoy our wines, as well as interesting topics to wow your friends at your next wine get-together! 

So, whether you're new to the world of wine or a seasoned connoisseur, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey!


Recent Blog Articles:
October 1, 2023 - A Central Coast Wine Harvest
September 1, 2023 - Cabernet Franc's Triumph at Brick Barn Wine Estate
August 1, 2023 - Crafting the Perfect Charcuterie Board
July 1, 2023 - How to Taste Wine: A Journey of the Senses
June 1, 2023 - Four Ways to Make Your Red Wine Taste Better
May 1, 2023 - What Makes Brick Barn Wine Estate Unique?
April 1, 2023 - The Ultimate Wine Tasting Experience At Brick Barn Wine Estate



November 1, 2018 |

Private Barrel Program


This is the ultimate gift for yourself—your family—or for the wine enthusiasts in your life. You will choose from a selection of our estate grape varieties, then join our winemaking team as one barrel of wine is made exclusively for you. Throughout the aging process, you will enjoy periodic barrel tastings to follow the maturation of your wine. Finally, your wine—a total of approximately 25 cases—will be bottled with a personalized label for you to share with family and friends. You will also take home an engraved barrel head as a treasured memento to display at home. This is the next best thing to being a winemaker, and a gift that will keep on giving.     


• Prices will vary based on selection - $10,000-$15,000

• Includes bottles, labels and corks

• Does not include label printing or tax


Contact us for more information!

Time Posted: Nov 1, 2018 at 12:13 PM Permalink to Private Barrel Program Permalink
November 1, 2018 |

Featured Wine Pairing- Winter

Rosemary-Pepper Beef Rib Roast with Porcini Jus

2016 Cabernet Franc

Yields 12- 14

This is a perfect pairing for your holiday table! Enjoy this delicious Beef Rib Roast paired with the smooth yet complex flavor profile of our 2016 Cabernet Franc.

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons fresh coarsely ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • One 6-rib standing beef rib roast (14 to 15 pounds), 1/2-inch fat cap left on the meat
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium shallot, very finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 quart beef stock or broth
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 1 ounce dried porcini (1 cup), ground to a powder in a spice grinder or blender
Step 1    

In a small bowl, combine the rosemary with the 3 tablespoons of black pepper and the vegetable oil and rub all over the roast. Cover and refrigerate overnight

Step 2    

Put a large roasting pan in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375°. Let the rib roast stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 3    

Season the roast with salt and put it in the hot roasting pan, fat side down. Roast for 30 minutes. Turn the roast over and cook at 350° for about 3 hours, rotating the pan 2 or 3 times. The roast is done when an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat registers 130° for medium-rare. Transfer the roast to a carving board to rest for at least 20 minutes.

Step 4 

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the shallot and garlic and cook over moderate heat until lightly browned, 5 minutes. Add the wine and boil for 2 minutes. Add the stock, vinegar and thyme and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 20 minutes. Strain the sauce and return it to the saucepan. Whisk in the porcini powder and simmer for 1 minute. Cover, remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Carve the roast and serve with the porcini jus.


Inspired by Food & Wine

Time Posted: Nov 1, 2018 at 11:57 AM Permalink to Featured Wine Pairing- Winter Permalink
October 17, 2018 |

Holiday 2018- Gifting Catalog

It's that time of year again and we are here to help with all your gifting needs!


Choose from our hand-picked wine gift selections, stocking stuffers and exclusive Brick Barn experiences for everyone on your list. Just click on any of the gift sets or stocking stuffers to order online!

We are here to help save you time and make your holiday shopping fun.Let us know what is on your list and we will do the rest!

Time Posted: Oct 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM Permalink to Holiday 2018- Gifting Catalog Permalink
October 15, 2018 |

Wines for your Thanksgiving Feast

No need to worry about Thanksgiving wines this year~ we have you covered!


From appetizers to dessert, we have hand-selected delicous wines that will make this Thanskgiving one to remember.

Order Today and SAVE 25% 

Thanksgiving Feast Package


$108.75 per package | Retail: $145

2016 Grenache Rose
2016 Chardonnay
2016 Pinot Noir 828
2016 Syrah

Thanksgiving Shipping Deadlines

• East Coast Delivery - November 13th

• Mid-West Delivery - November 15th

• West Coast Delivery - November 16th



Time Posted: Oct 15, 2018 at 2:40 PM Permalink to Wines for your Thanksgiving Feast Permalink

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