The famed Hitching Post 2 Restaurant is next door (open for dinner). Now you can enjoy HPII food along with Hitching Post Wines right at the tasting room. Sit down and enjoy the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and mountains while sipping HP wine and dining on fabulous HP food. Offerings like Santa Maria style barbecue, oak-grilled artichokes, Grilled Texas Quail with Wild Turkey Sweet Potatoes and other wine-friendly, hot nibbles come from the popular Hitching Post 2, also on the 12-acre property.
To keep the food orders piping hot, they're delivered to the tasting room via tricycle or a three wheeled electric cart. Some days, guests may even catch a glimpse of the ebullient owner Frank Ostini in his signature pith helment personally pushing the pedals
We're open Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday.
Wine tasting hours are 11:30 to 4pm
is served from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
Appetizers: Winter Hours/Days: 2:30-4:00pm Friday through Sunday only
Rather eat at the restaurant? Make reservations for the Hitching Post II restaurant here.
Once setup is completed our classic Airstream trailer and Hitching Post Santa Maria grills will offer a broader menu, cooked onsite surrounded by casual seating.
Visit Santa Ynez Valley has a fun video with lots of the things to see and do, and, of course, it wouldn't be complete without Hitching Post Wines. Check out Frank Ostini riding food over and serving up lunch at the tasting room. (Hint: Frank shows up at about 2:00).