Started in 1962 by Pierre Lafond, the Santa Barbara Winery, and later the Lafond Winery,were pioneers in grape growing and winemaking in Santa Barbara County. 

Under Winemaker Bruce McGuire the winery and vineyards have grown in size and prestige producing outstanding wines that are now available throughout the country and exported to Canada, Japan, Germany, Switzerland and now China.

The Wine Bistro is both a showcase for these wines and for the culinary art of Chef Victor at the Montecito Bistro, and Chef Nathan at the State Street Bistro. The Restaurants are dedicated to the concept of Farm to Table using local organic produce, free-range grass fed meats, organic and drug-free poultry, sustainable fisheries and local wines.

To complement all this, Sommelier Don Hull, has created an extensive Wine List that balances our local wines with the best from around the world.