Where To Taste

Taste of Sta. Rita Hills
The Lompoc Wine Ghetto
Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Taste of Sta. Rita Hills creator and owner Antonio Moretti was inspired so much by our Sta. Rita Hills appellation that he makes his home here. Upon tasting wines throughout the area, he realized that there are many wineries, such as Thorne that deserve more active representation. So the Taste of Sta. Rita Hills was born as a way to expose these special wines to a wider audience.

Avant Tapas & Wine Bar
Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 8pm

We produce our wine at Terravant, the terrific local facility in Buellton that we and many other small winemakers use.

Part of this state-of-the-art facility is Avant Tapas & Wine, which is a tasting room for the 30-some wineries there, including Thorne. The word "avant" means "stylistically advanced" and on any given day guests can select from 32 different wines to experience in a self-guided tour using the wine station's cutting-edge dispensers. Avant's selection of tapas offer the perfect savory counterpoint to your favorite wines and are made fresh throughout the day and evening.