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Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Address: 200 North 9th Street, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone Number: 805-735-8937
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Ranked #8 of 32 things to do in Lompoc
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: The Lompoc Wine Ghetto is a loose collection of wineries, including many production facilities...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: The Lompoc Wine Ghetto is a loose collection of wineries, including many production facilities. This unique two-block industrial complex has been almost completely taken over by the wine industry. Its seventeen tasting rooms represent more than 20 local brands. You won't find great estates with rolling hills here, nor opulent tasting rooms with soaring ceilings. What you will find is world-class wine, presented in a laid back atmosphere. Often the tasting rooms are inside production facilities, so don't be surprised if the person doing the pouring is also the person that made it. Come spend a weekend with us tasting exceptional wines in this very non-traditional setting. If great wine is what you seek, come pound the pavement for a while and discover the treasures of the Lompoc Wine Ghetto.

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Sacramento, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went to Fiddlehead Winery there - there are probably twenty or thirty small wineries with tasting rooms in this industrial park. No atmosphere at all, if you are used to Northern California wineries. Most wineries there seemed to be small, operations with limited production. The wines I tasted were great, but not priced for someone who views wine as a... More 

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Lompoc, Ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The location is not romantic, it is behind a Home Depot, but the wines are excellent. Lots of wonderful little wine tasting rooms with in a 2 block area.

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Los Angeles
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Small producers share their wines. Some of our favorites...Palmina, Stolpman, Fiddlehead...lots of choices here. Make a day of it with a picnic using one of the tables in the parking lot or over at the River park a couple blocks away.

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Lompoc, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lompoc wine ghetto is great for visitors who want to taste great variety of wines from our valley. Located in industrial part of town but great because no need to travel in car. Many different wineries to choose from within walking distance. Each one wit& their own personalities inside. Highly recommend. Located off of 7th ave. & Chestnut

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USA
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33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stopped in and spent some time at the Arcadian & Bratcher tasting room. Service was excellent and atmosphere very nice. No complaints but for the lack of beauty and exploration you might enjoy at the winery - for which you gain the opportunity of much improved logistics to the other tasting rooms. Highly recommended!

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San Marcos, California
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Heard about the ghetto from some of the wineries we visited. What a concept....! According to the wine expert in our family (not me...the "better half") there were some really good wines available for tasting & purchase. This concept saved many miles driving to different wineries. Come to find out, some of the establishments are wineries/blenders not growers---which is fine... More 

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Lompoc, California
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12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We suggest you skip the Palmina Tasting room and spend your time at other tasting rooms in the Ghetto and elsewhere in the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley. Palmina has a wide variety of Italian varietals, some that we like and some that we don't like. The tasting room is a hit or miss experience. Occasionally there is good customer... More 

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Hermosa Beach
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We have wine tasted all over the region (Santa Ynez, Edna Valley, Paso, etc.). We had heard about the wine ghetto and decided to give it a shot. What a pleasant surprise. From the outside it does not look like much just your typical small industrial park. However, once inside each to the rooms they all have their own flavor.... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Another great visit ! We have been going to the wine ghetto for many years, when it began. Now there are many tasting rooms. If you are short on time you can sample several types of wineries in short period of time. We go like on a Thursday so it's not crowded. We meet lots of interesting people, wine makers.... More 

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Burbank, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Always a delight to spend time with winemakers and their wines. Wish we could go more often. This visit was to the newly opened LaMontagne tasting room. Check out Kimberly Smith's Pinot Noir made with fruit from the Huber Vineyard. First class!

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