Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard
1500 Alamo Pintado Rd
Solvang, CA  93463

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Tasting Room Open Daily 11–5

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What to Buy

’16 Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp, distinct citrus, grapefruit $18

’16 Syrah Rosé
Wild strawberries, rose petal, ripe summer fruit $20

’14 Cabernet Franc
Blackberries, violets, vanilla bean, cinnamon, $28

Special Notes

Estate vineyard, culinary events, indoor/outdoor tasting, picnic garden area, sustainable farming practices.


Long before grapevines were planted on the hilltop at Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, it was home to horses, goats, and chickens; trees bearing fruit, nuts, and olives; and gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, and flowers. And long before the words “sustainable” and “organic” were part of the common vernacular, they were ardently practiced here.

The farm has been operating since the 1800s. Buttonwood Farm—named after the buttonwood, a sycamore tree native to the area—was purchased by Betty Williams in 1968. From the beginning, she was dedicated to maintaining and nurturing the beautiful 106-acre parcel of land, and this philosophy continues today.

Just steps from the vineyard is the winery where the winemaking team coaxes the sustainably grown grapes into food-friendly wines that are released seasonally. With the onset of warm weather, crisp Sauvignon Blanc, refreshing Rosé, and barbecue-friendly Malbec are introduced. The cornucopia of harvest time means Cabernet Franc, and colder months feature heartier wines and the blends for which Buttonwood is famous. Winemaker Karen Steinwachs and her team’s “scratch” winemaking philosophy often results in 90-plus point accolades.

The entire Buttonwood family believes that wine is a beverage to be enjoyed as part of a meal, and events are often focused on food paired with wine. One of the year’s most anticipated events is Buttonwood’s All Farm Dinner that takes place each August. Everything on the table is sourced from its land, including farm-raised produce and meats, herbs, and fruits, all paired with Buttonwood wines. Even the flowers on the tables are grown on the property.

The cheerful tasting room features artwork by Seyburn Zorthian, Betty’s daughter and designer of Buttonwood’s abstract labels. Guests can taste the wines and then stroll out to the delightful picnic grounds where they can fully savor Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard.

Buttonwood Winery


Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: Yes

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No



Amazing Grapes with Buttonwood Farm

The Solvang & the Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Guide introduces us to Buttonwood Farm Winery’s winemaker, Karen Steinwachs.

Buttonwood Farm Winery's Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche

Buttonwood Farm is well-known for growing excellent peaches. Enjoy their deliciousness in this inspired ceviche recipe. Perfect for an appetizer served with rosé.

Buttonwood Farm Winery's Roasted and Herbed Almonds

This versatile recipe is fun for experimentation! Try different kinds of herbs on these toasted almonds to see how they pair with different Buttonwood wines.



Buttonwood Farm Winery's Chevre with Oregano and Garlic

The appetizing aroma of fresh garlic and oregano will whet your appetite for a creamy goat cheese spread perfect for an appetizer course with crackers, or for a cheese course.

Buttonwood Farm Winery's Fish with Thyme and Grenache Blanc
<p> The 2010 Buttonwood Farm Winery Grenache Blanc has green apple and Clementine notes, with a hint of nutmeg spice, garden sage and Bosc pear — a luscious combination with shallots and thyme for a lovely sauce to top a fillet of fish.</p>
Buttonwood Farm Winery's Excellent Lamb & Bean Stew

This "Excellent Lamb Stew & Bean Stew" is excellent for a family dinner or party. The meat is so tender, it falls off the bone, and the broth is rich with layers of flavor. Serve with Syrah and hot bread for a hearty meal.

Buttonwood Farm Winery's Peach Meringue Pie With Marsanne

Buttonwood Farm Winery peaches are perfection — juicy and ripe, they don't need to be cooked for this pie. Pair with a glass of the Buttonwood Marsanne for a light and tasty dessert

Buttonwood Farm Winery's Tarragon Chicken

A mouth-watering, white wine-based sauce enhances tender roast chicken. Try this simple recipe and toast your success with a glass of Buttonwood Farm Winery wine.