Wine Spectator Award of ExcellenceLong before Hollywood (notably in Sideways) discovered the glories of Santa Barbara Wine Country, Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley were busy crafting wines at home while holding down full time jobs. Gray was a commercial fisherman, and Frank was chef (with his brother Bill) of the Hitching Post. Frank and Gray made their first wine at home in 1979, and their first Pinot Noir in 1981. The first Hitching Post wines were created at Byron Winery (1984-89). The brand moved to Au Bon Climat/Qupe Winery (1991-2000), Central Coast Wine Services in Santa Maria (2001-07). Now they direct their winemaking at Terravant Winery in Buellton, and Frank and Gray produce over 15,000 cases per year.

Many vintages and different vineyard bottlings are offered here for your dinner this evening. Several wines are available by the taste (in our bar) and bottles are available for retail take home.

Some of the wines in the list are available by both bottle and glass and are noted below.

We Specialize
In Our Own Hitching Post Wines

Specially Selected
Santa Barbara County Wines



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2018 Dry Rosè

Dry, light, refreshing with bright strawberry fruit makes a delicious start for your HP Wine experience. $28/btl  $9/glass

We are bullish on PINKS... But since 1981, our passion has been Pinot Noir.


We create our own Hitching Post Pinot Noir blends from many vineyards from Pacific cooled coastal valleys of Santa Barbara - Santa Maria, Los Alamos, & the Sta. Rita Hills. These wines each represent value and quality for their price, and are produced in quantities to be available elsewhere.

Pinot Noir HOMETOWN 2017

Forward aromas of red and dark berries with clean fruit, easy to enjoy at a great value. $34/btl  $10/glass

Pinot Noir SANTA MARIA 2015

Blend of Sierra Madrew, Bien Nacido & Juilias. Soft flavors, sweet cherries with a touch of oak. $42/btl  $12/glass

Pinot Noir HIGHLINER 2016

Our flagship cuvee of best barrels and vineyards is rich in flavor, yet smooth, balanced and elegant. $52/btl $15/glass 

Pinot Noir QUINTA DEL MAR 2014

A newer planting just north of Santa Maria. Distinctive, spicy aromatics, racy, elegant red berries turns to deep rich flavors as it opens up in your glass. $46/btle $14/glass

Pinot Noir FIDDLESTIX 2014

Well farmed by Kathy Joseph in the sweet spot of the Sta. Rita Hills. Rich, full bodies and broad with dark fruits, mushrooms and earth.. $62/btl $17/glass

Pinot Noir PERFECT SET 2014

Our best blended Pinot of the Sta. Rita Hills. A cuvee of Sanford & Benedict, Fiddlestix & Rio Vista vineyards. Classic structure, opens to wonderful earth & spice. $62/blt $17/glass


Four Top 2012 Santa Barbara County

Sweet Merlot blended with savory Cabernet Franc & Sauvignon offers a lively mélange of herbs. $48/btl $13/glass

Syrah Big Circle 2016

This is Paso Robles fruit in an elegant expression of blackberry, pepper and smoke. $42/btl $12/glass


Gruet Brut (American Sparkling Wine)  $12/38

Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Buttonwood (Santa Ynez) $10/32

Riesling 2018 Feliz Noche (Slightly Sweet-Santa Barbara) $9/28

Pinot Grigio 2016 Quail Crossing    (Santa Ynez). . . . . . . .  $10/32
Chardonnay 2017 Au Bon Climat    (Santa Barbara) . . . . . $12/38

Merlot/Cab. Blend 2015 Happy Canyon Piocho  $14/46

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Brave & Maiden  $16/56

Winelist and prices subject to change without notice