Wines of Vision, Balance, and Character
Jim Clendenen, the "Mind Behind" Au Bon Climat since 1982, creates internationally acclaimed Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of balance and intrigue. But there is life beyond ABC. Jim has other projects of passion that allow him to make artisan, small lots of distinctive wines from a wider spectrum of grape varietals under different brands.
*ABC #4 out of 101 Best Wineries in America!
This is the last Winery Open House that will be available to the general public. So mark your calendars. This will be an event like no other! Our Open House is the same weekend as the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival set for Saturday, May 4th at Rancho Sisquoc. Our Sunday Open House showcases over 60 wines from labels Au Bon Climat, Clendenen Family, Ici La Bas, Barham Mendelsohn, Qupe, Verdad and more - current releases and library wines- available to sample and purchase at great prices. Event includes a hot luncheon by the winery team. $25 per person. No reservations needed. Free for wine club members.Held at winery location 11am-3pm: 4665 Santa Maria Mesa Road, Santa Maria.