We went to Zaca Mesa Winery last weekend whilst on a trip to Santa Barbara. It offers a lovely and simple tasting room and not only was the staff incredibly helpful and friendly, so were the other people in the tasting room, many of whom appeared to be locals. While my husband and I enjoyed our wine outside on the patio with a gorgeous view of the hillside, our children had fun playing with the large chess set. It was great to find a winery that is so family-friendly. Afterwards, we took a little hike up to the top of the hill overlooking the winery where there is a small arbor that would be perfect for a picnic. While we're generally not fans of rose, we really liked the winery's Z Gris (and took home a case since they were offering a great special).