Deep in the wine country of Santa Barbara, behind the Lompoc Home Depot, lives is a very high concentration of world-class, small production wineries in a very small industrial space. This gritty yet homey spot was born out of of its close proximity to the vineyards of the Sta. Rita Hills, when local winemakers chose this location for their winery facilities. Over time, long-time machine shops and gun shops have given way to modern tasting rooms and some of the best wine in the county.
And this weekend is the Lompoc Wine Ghetto’s first harvest party: Harvest in the Wine Ghetto. It features winery open houses, barrel tastings, a grape stomp and live graffiti painting. Held Saturday September 26 from 10am – 5pm, it promises to be a great day in the ghetto. Sunday open houses as well.