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McClain Cellars - Solvang, Solvang, CA

McClain Cellars - Solvang

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$31 to $50
Wine Bar

Enjoy a luxury wine tasting experience in Solvang in front of our 36-foot long fire pit and fall in love with our relaxing couches and a beautiful wine bar. We offer unique blends, crisp whites, and amazing award-winning wines from the Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy our artisan popcorn. A “hip” modern industrial luxury vibe that is a cross between a New York “Soho” music venue and a beautiful “Napa Valley” tasting lounge. Hang outside and soak in the warm sun and relax in the cool breezes or step up to the bar for a glass of the good stuff. We offer live Jazz and Blues music on most weekends and an inviting lounge-like atmosphere with a patio. If you love art, wine, and great service... then stop by to be amazed."

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Winery, Lounge

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 719-3900

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Experiences

  • 5 Star Wine Tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley

    Multiple dates available
    Award-winning wines from the Santa Ynez Valley are waiting for you. Offering 5 different wine tasting flights to enjoy. All white, red & white, all reds, reserve only and the owner's flight. Prices vary from $15 to $35 each. Choose the one that is best for you. We also offer an amazing Artisan Popcorn for an additional cost that you can add to your wine flight features homemade flavors like Black Truffle & Garlic, Garlic Pepper & Rosemary, and many more. The popcorn is simply out of this world.

Menu

New Arrivals

  • 2020 White Sails, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$32.00

    This wine starts with a full mouthfeel and brings forward flavors of pear, caramel, and vanilla. It offers a silky texture and smooth finish Unlike most Riesling wines, this wine is Not Too Sweet. It is refreshing and crisp. Great for those warm afternoons in Southern California. Varietal: Riesling. Aging: Stainless Steel. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Pairing: This riesling pairs well with slightly spicy foods such as seafood curry or Thai inspired foods. It goes great with a beachside summer BBQ. ALC: 12.75%

    • 2018 Summer Breeze, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$32.00

      Summer Breeze is derived from the Estelle Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. This limited release of a Grenache Blanc is handcrafted with love and passion. You will fall in love with the delightful bouquet of flavors you will pick up as you raise your glass. This crisp and very fruit-forward white wine blend changes with every taste. Enjoy the taste of apples, caramel, honeysuckle, and pears. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Watermelon salad with goat cheese, grilled shrimp, and a balsamic reduction. Aging: 22 months in neutral oak barrels. Varietal: 84% Grenache Blanc, 15% Viognier, 1% Arneis. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. ALC: 14.15%

      • 2018 Opportunity, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$36.00

        Opportunity is derived from the Santa Ynez Valley. This limited release is handcrafted with love and passion. You will fall in love with the delightful bouquet of flavors you will pick up as you raise your glass. This crisp and very fruit-forward white wine blend changes with every taste. Enjoy the taste of green apple, tangerine, and a touch of caramel. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Crab cakes and grilled asparagus with lemon, olive oil, and feta. Aging: 22 months in neutral oak barrels. Varietal: 44% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Grenache Blanc, 13% Albarino, 2% Arneis, 1% Viognier. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. ALC: 14.15%

        • 2017 Promise Keeper Reserve Gold, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$97.00

          Promise Keeper Gold is a once in a lifetime creation by Jason McClain made to pay tribute to those who have supported the dream of creating this winery. It is derived from the California Santa Ynez Valley. This fruit-forward blend offers a beautiful taste of gooseberries, boysenberries, and red cherries all in one. Promise Keeper does not disappoint. It is as rich as it is smooth. You will fall in love with the balance, texture, and the full mouth finish. The flavors will linger long after you set your glass back on the table. The low acid and bright nose makes this the perfect companion for any meal or occasion. Enjoy with those you love the most. After all, it is the GOLD version. Varietal: 60% Barbera, 25% Sangiovese, 15% Mourvedre Aging: 34 months in French oak barrels. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Pairing: Barbequed ribs, Pepperoni pizza, or Italian pasta with a rich meat sauce. Alc: 14.21% by vol

          • 2018 Hope and Faith, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$52.00

            Hope & Faith is derived from the La Presa Vineyard which overlooks the Santa Ynez River. With vines planted in 1974, this limited release of 100% Petite Sirah is handcrafted with love and passion. It has a nice dry touch with soft tannins that settle down after the first taste. Starting with a fruit-forward aroma, you will notice a touch of blackberry right away followed by a beautiful peppercorn spice. This one even offers a hint of sandalwood and dates, depending on what you pair it with. It is a remarkable and complex wine that changes with every taste. Varietal: Petite Sirah. Vineyard: LaPresa Vineyard. Pairing: Pan-seared Ribeye steak with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus. Will also pair well accompanied by a Capellini pasta with basil pesto & shrimp. This wine pairs delightfully with our Lemon Pepper & Blood Orange Artisan Popcorn. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Alc: 15.7% by vol

            • 2018 Five Hearts Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$67.00

              Five Hearts is farmed from the Santa Ynez Valley of California. It is named after the five members of the McClain Family: Jason, Sofia, Kayla, Savanna, and Mackenzie. This limited release of a unique red wine blend is handcrafted with love and passion. It is a medium-bodied blend with soft tannins that settle down after the first taste. It is a remarkable and complex wine that changes with every taste. Varietal: 57% Petite Sirah | 27% Sangiovese | 16% Merlot. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Pairing: It's perfect to pair with a nice filet mignon or lamb chops with sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and grilled vegetables. Alc: 15.5% by vol

              • 2018 Sacred Love Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$69.00

                Explore the touch of cherries, boysenberries, and chocolate with the subtle hint of peppercorn, followed by a full and robust finish that will leave your palate wanting for more. After the first taste, you might even be able to pick up a touch of coffee. Pairing: Cream of wild mushroom soup. Steak, lamb chops or charbroiled chicken with sauteed mushrooms, olives, and grilled vegetables. Also pairs well with our Everything Bagel Artisan Popcorn. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Alc: 14.0% by vol

                • 2018 Painted Dreams Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$67.00

                  Painted Dreams is a dream come true. This exclusive vintage is from the eastern hills of the Santa Ynez Valley. It is soft, beautiful, rich, and complex. This 100% Petit Verdot is one of the McClain Family's favorites. Explore the touch of baked cherry, dates, raspberries, and vanilla with a subtle spice that finishes smooth. Perfect for a special occasion or just sitting down to watch a great film. This easy to drink red wine will bring you back again and again. It is as reliable as it is unique. Varietal: 100% Petit Verdot. Pairing: Enchiladas with mole sauce, or a creamy mushroom-based pasta with truffles. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Vineyard: Santa Ynez valley. Alc%: 14.8%

                  • 2018 Life Saver Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$68.00

                    Life Saver is derived from the Santa Ynez Valley of California. This limited release of a unique red wine is handcrafted with love and passion. Enjoy the fruit-forward aroma of cherries and blackberries combined with sandalwood. The tannins are soft, yet pronounced. It is a delightful, medium-bodied wine that is a true example of a Tempranillo at its finest. It is a remarkable and complex wine that changes with every taste. Varietal: Tempranillo. Pairing: Spicy cajun jambalaya with shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, onions, and green bell peppers over herbed rice. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Vineyard: Santa Ynez valley. Alc%: 15.3%

                    • 2018 Family Values, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$56.00

                      It starts with a fruit-forward aroma that will remind you of your favorite jar of jam. This easy to drink, yet complex, varietal will introduce you to rich blackberries, black cherries, light pepper, and a hint of cacao. Family Values is Sofia McClain's favorite wine with Sunday night dinner. From the Santa Ynez Valley, it is a wine that never disappoints. Tasting: Medium-bodied. The strong fruit-forward aroma on the nose that reminds you of a jar of jam. Explore the touch of rich blackberries, black cherries, light pepper, and a hint of cacao. Pairing: Great with seafood cioppino, cajun jambalaya, gumbo, or a shrimp paella. This wine's natural fruit compliments pasta, lasagna, pizza, or any Italian, Spanish or cajun dish. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: Petite Sirah. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Alc: 15.3% by vol

                      Red Wines

                      • 2017 Promise Keeper Reserve Gold, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$97.00

                        Promise Keeper Gold is a once in a lifetime creation by Jason McClain made to pay tribute to those who have supported the dream of creating this winery. It is derived from the California Santa Ynez Valley. This fruit-forward blend offers a beautiful taste of gooseberries, boysenberries, and red cherries all in one. Promise Keeper does not disappoint. It is as rich as it is smooth. You will fall in love with the balance, texture, and the full mouth finish. The flavors will linger long after you set your glass back on the table. The low acid and bright nose makes this the perfect companion for any meal or occasion. Enjoy with those you love the most. After all, it is the GOLD version. Varietal: 60% Barbera, 25% Sangiovese, 15% Mourvedre Aging: 34 months in French oak barrels. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Pairing: Barbequed ribs, Pepperoni pizza, or Italian pasta with a rich meat sauce. Alc: 14.21% by vol

                        • 2018 Hope and Faith, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$52.00

                          Hope & Faith is derived from the La Presa Vineyard which overlooks the Santa Ynez River. With vines planted in 1974, this limited release of 100% Petite Sirah is handcrafted with love and passion. It has a nice dry touch with soft tannins that settle down after the first taste. Starting with a fruit-forward aroma, you will notice a touch of blackberry right away followed by a beautiful peppercorn spice. This one even offers a hint of sandalwood and dates, depending on what you pair it with. It is a remarkable and complex wine that changes with every taste. Varietal: Petite Sirah. Vineyard: LaPresa Vineyard. Pairing: Pan-seared Ribeye steak with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus. Will also pair well accompanied by a Capellini pasta with basil pesto & shrimp. This wine pairs delightfully with our Lemon Pepper & Blood Orange Artisan Popcorn. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Alc: 15.7% by vol

                          • 2018 Five Hearts Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$67.00

                            Five Hearts is farmed from the Santa Ynez Valley of California. It is named after the five members of the McClain Family: Jason, Sofia, Kayla, Savanna, and Mackenzie. This limited release of a unique red wine blend is handcrafted with love and passion. It is a medium-bodied blend with soft tannins that settle down after the first taste. It is a remarkable and complex wine that changes with every taste. Varietal: 57% Petite Sirah | 27% Sangiovese | 16% Merlot. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Pairing: It's perfect to pair with a nice filet mignon or lamb chops with sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and grilled vegetables. Alc: 15.5% by vol

                            • 2018 Sacred Love Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$69.00

                              Explore the touch of cherries, boysenberries, and chocolate with the subtle hint of peppercorn, followed by a full and robust finish that will leave your palate wanting for more. After the first taste, you might even be able to pick up a touch of coffee. Pairing: Cream of wild mushroom soup. Steak, lamb chops or charbroiled chicken with sauteed mushrooms, olives, and grilled vegetables. Also pairs well with our Everything Bagel Artisan Popcorn. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Alc: 14.0% by vol

                              • 2018 Painted Dreams Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$67.00

                                Painted Dreams is a dream come true. This exclusive vintage is from the eastern hills of the Santa Ynez Valley. It is soft, beautiful, rich, and complex. This 100% Petit Verdot is one of the McClain Family's favorites. Explore the touch of baked cherry, dates, raspberries, and vanilla with a subtle spice that finishes smooth. Perfect for a special occasion or just sitting down to watch a great film. This easy to drink red wine will bring you back again and again. It is as reliable as it is unique. Varietal: 100% Petit Verdot. Pairing: Enchiladas with mole sauce, or a creamy mushroom-based pasta with truffles. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Vineyard: Santa Ynez valley. Alc%: 14.8%

                                • 2018 Life Saver Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$68.00

                                  Life Saver is derived from the Santa Ynez Valley of California. This limited release of a unique red wine is handcrafted with love and passion. Enjoy the fruit-forward aroma of cherries and blackberries combined with sandalwood. The tannins are soft, yet pronounced. It is a delightful, medium-bodied wine that is a true example of a Tempranillo at its finest. It is a remarkable and complex wine that changes with every taste. Varietal: Tempranillo. Pairing: Spicy cajun jambalaya with shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, onions, and green bell peppers over herbed rice. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Vineyard: Santa Ynez valley. Alc%: 15.3%

                                  • 2018 Family Values, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$56.00

                                    It starts with a fruit-forward aroma that will remind you of your favorite jar of jam. This easy to drink, yet complex, varietal will introduce you to rich blackberries, black cherries, light pepper, and a hint of cacao. Family Values is Sofia McClain's favorite wine with Sunday night dinner. From the Santa Ynez Valley, it is a wine that never disappoints. Tasting: Medium-bodied. The strong fruit-forward aroma on the nose that reminds you of a jar of jam. Explore the touch of rich blackberries, black cherries, light pepper, and a hint of cacao. Pairing: Great with seafood cioppino, cajun jambalaya, gumbo, or a shrimp paella. This wine's natural fruit compliments pasta, lasagna, pizza, or any Italian, Spanish or cajun dish. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: Petite Sirah. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Alc: 15.3% by vol

                                    • 2018 Purpose Road, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$58.00

                                      Purpose Road is a fruit-forward twist on a classic wine. As it radiates across your palate you will enjoy the rich accents that the Sangiovese bring to the Merlot. Farmed from the eastern hills of the Santa Ynez Valley, this limited production is handcrafted with love by the McClain Family. It has the characteristics of bolder red wines without the spice. Experience the hint of vanilla, blackberries, and the subtle hint of dark chocolate as it begins to open up. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Pasta with Bolognese Sauce. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: 75% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc: 14.6% by vol

                                      • 2018 Sofia's Star, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$59.00

                                        Sofia's Star is named to honor Sofia McClain's mother who died when she was only 12 years old. She was a ballet dancer on ice and a beautiful person. This wine is a delightful Syrah picked from the Santa Ynez Valley. It has an amazing fruit-forward nose with a beautiful dark cherry bouquet. Fall in love with the taste of blackberry, dark cherry, boysenberry, and white pepper. This amazing single varietal has a tight grip and a soft finish. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Grilled lamb with roasted mushrooms. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: 100% Syrah. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc: 14.96% by vol

                                        • 2018 Three Daughters, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$61.00

                                          Three Daughters is derived from the Santa Ynez Valley and named after the McClain's three daughters, Kayla, Savanna, and Mackenzie. This limited release is handcrafted with love and passion. You will fall in love with the delightful bouquet of flavors you will pick up as you raise your glass. This fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon changes with every taste. Enjoy the earthy taste of blackberries, cherries, and a touch of peppercorn. The full mouth feel and soft tannins offers something unique on the palate. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Short ribs cooked in a red wine reduction sauce. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc: 14.15% by vol

                                          • 2018 Soulmate, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$59.00

                                            Soulmate is derived from the Santa Ynez Valley. This limited release is handcrafted with love and passion. You will fall in love with the delightful bouquet of flavors you will pick up as you raise your glass. This creative fruit-forward red wine blend changes with every taste. Enjoy the taste of blackberries, cherries, and a touch of white pepper. The full mouth feel and soft tannins offers something unique in a wine. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Grilled meats or BBQ'd meats, especially chicken. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: 23% Tempranillo, 21% Syrah, 21% Petite Sirah, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Sangiovese, 9% Malbec. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc: 14.5% by vol

                                            • 2018 Covent Garden Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$74.00

                                              This fruit-forward wine offers a beautiful taste of dark cherry, fig, plum, and blackberry. It is as rich as it is smooth. Pairing: Pair with a pistachio-crusted rack of lamb with cauliflower mash potatoes with haricot verts. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: Malbec. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Alc: 14.21% by vol

                                              • 2018 Love and Happiness, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$59.00

                                                It has an amazing fruit-forward nose with a beautiful cherry bouquet. Fall in love with the taste of blackberry, dark cherry, boysenberry, and white pepper. Pairing: Pair with a fennel-garlic pork roast or leek-and-pecorino pizza and a light arugula salad with balsamic reduction. Aging: 22 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: Pinot Noir. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Alc: 14.96% by vol

                                                • 2017 Wheel in the Sky, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$56.00

                                                  This soft-tannin, full-bodied wine offers a lot of dark fruit and a bit of spice. Plum, black cherry, blackberry, and dates can be found as you enjoy this wine. It's simply delightful. Wheel in the Sky is a beautiful, bold, 100% Petit Verdot. Usually a blending grape we are excited to showcase this single varietal wine that has a rich color and flavor profile. Tasting: This soft-tannin, full-bodied wine offers a lot of dark fruit and a bit of spice. Plum, black cherry, blackberry, and dates can be found as you enjoy this wine. It's simply delightful. Pairing: This is a wine that demands hearty meat dishes or aged cheeses. Barbecued lamb chops, veal stew, burgers, sausage, roasted duck, or pork spare ribs will all pair well. You get the bitterness of the charred meat complementing the bitter earth flavors found in the wine. Varietal: 100% Petit Verdot. Vineyard: Central Coast. Alc: 15.0% by vol

                                                  • 2017 Visual Flight Rules, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$52.00

                                                    Light to medium-bodied. Fruit-forward aromas and deep flavors of boysenberry, dark cherry, and blackberry wrapped around dense tannins for an intense finish. Visual Flight Rules is a simple twist on a traditional Merlot. Perfect for any occasion or those who want a bold red without the spice. Enjoy with those you love the most. Tasting: Light to medium-bodied. Fruit-forward aromas and deep flavors of boysenberry, dark cherry, and blackberry wrapped around dense tannins for an intense finish. Pairing: Roast pork, barbecued meats, and spicy bean or meat chili. The wines flavor is also enhanced by bold spices like allspice, cloves, cinnamon, chill pepper, and cocoa. When it comes to vegetables, try combining the wine with mushrooms, eggplant, beans, and peppers. Varietal: 100% Petite Sirah. Vineyard: Central Coast. Alc: 13.0% by vol

                                                    • 2017 Chapter and Verse, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$65.00

                                                      Light bodied. This fruit-forward blend will provide notes of peppercorn and blackcurrant on the nose with rich, dark cherries and boysenberries on the palate. Chapter & Verse is an exclusive RESERVE vintage red blend named in honor of those who love to enjoy their wine with a good book. The soft tannins and dry finish make this the perfect red blend. Tasting: Light bodied. This fruit-forward blend will provide notes of peppercorn and blackcurrant on the nose with rich, dark cherries and boysenberries on the palate. Pairing: Pair this blend with gnocchi with a sage and butter sauce or even with prosciutto and Tuscan salami for a pre-dinner appetizer. AGING: 18 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: 66% Sangiovese | 25% Petite Sirah | 9% Merlot. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley ALC: 14.60% by vol. Varietal: 66% Sangiovese | 25% Petite Sirah | 9% Merlot

                                                      • 2017 Five Hearts Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$179.00

                                                        I so love how the Petite Sirah and Merlot add a bold richness and the Sangiovese smoothes out the edges. It's is just perfect. Black currant, blackberries, dark cherry and a slight touch of cedar. Everything you want in a perfect bottle of wine. It is absolutely ready to amaze the most discriminating wine enthusiast. Farmed from the Santa Ynez Valley this delightful medium-bodied red wine will not disappoint. It is a complex combination that offers a degree of flavors that are second to none. Varietal: 50% Petite Sirah | 31% Sangiovese | 19% Merlot. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Pairing: It's perfect to pair with a nice filet mignon or lamb chops with sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and grilled vegetables. Alc: 15.5% by vol

                                                        • 2017 Purpose Road, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$58.00

                                                          As it radiates across your pallet you will enjoy the rich accents that the Sangiovese brings to the Merlot. Farmed from the eastern hills of the Santa Ynez Valley, this limited production is handcrafted with love by the McClain Family. It is soft, easy to drink and has the characteristics of bolder red wines without the spice. Experience the hint of vanilla, blackberries and the subtle hint of dark chocolate as it begins to open up. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Poached salmon over an arugula salad. This soft red is very versatile and works well with fish, chicken, lamb or pasta. Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels. Varietal: 75% Merlot | 25% Sangiovese. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc: 14.6% by vol

                                                          • 2017 Timeless, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$54.00

                                                            Timeless is light to medium-bodied. Explore the touch of stewed plums, berries, licorice, and a hint of cedar. There is a subtle spice on the finish that adds complexity to this amazing wine. Timeless is a unique wine from the Santa Ynez Valley that has soft acidity and delightful tannins. The fruit-forward nose makes this easy to drink classic something special. Varietal: Sangiovese. Pairing: Half Rack of Lamb with a macadamia nut-pesto-rosemary mustard sauce, sauteed broccolini, and roasted potatoes. Aging: 22 months in neutral oak barrels. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc%: 14.66%

                                                            • 2016 Decadence Reserve, LodiUS$38.00

                                                              Explore the rich, complex flavors of blackberry, raspberry, cinnamon, and chocolate. Enjoy the flavors of dark cherry and vanilla. It has an amazing fruit-forward nose with a beautiful rich bouquet. Varietal: Tannat. Vineyard: Lodi. Pairing: This dessert wine pairs well with almost any chocolate dessert. Try pairing it with homemade espresso, dark chocolate brownies with walnuts. Pairs beautifully with roasted and grilled lamb or beef, or slow-cooked meat with reduction sauces. Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels. Alc: 18.5% by vol

                                                              White Wines

                                                              • 2020 White Sails, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$32.00

                                                                This wine starts with a full mouthfeel and brings forward flavors of pear, caramel, and vanilla. It offers a silky texture and smooth finish Unlike most Riesling wines, this wine is Not Too Sweet. It is refreshing and crisp. Great for those warm afternoons in Southern California. Varietal: Riesling. Aging: Stainless Steel. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Pairing: This riesling pairs well with slightly spicy foods such as seafood curry or Thai inspired foods. It goes great with a beachside summer BBQ. Alc: 12.75%

                                                                • 2018 Open Arms, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$34.00

                                                                  Enjoy the taste of honeysuckle, pears, caramel and granny smith apples in this new release. This is a crisp and delightful Viognier with a twist from the Santa Ynez Valley. The fruit rises out of the bottle as it opens your palate on the first taste. Varietal: 75% Viognier | 25% Greanche Blanc. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley. Pairing: Pair this with pan-seared sea bass with pistachio butter alongside grilled hearts of romaine, red onions, lime, and a mango salsa dressing. Aging: 22 months in neutral oak barrels. Alc: 14.5% by vol. Varietal: 85% Viognier | 15% Roussanne

                                                                  • 2018 Summer Breeze, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$32.00

                                                                    Summer Breeze is derived from the Estelle Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. This limited release of a Grenache Blanc is handcrafted with love and passion. You will fall in love with the delightful bouquet of flavors you will pick up as you raise your glass. This crisp and very fruit-forward white wine blend changes with every taste. Enjoy the taste of apples, caramel, honeysuckle, and pears. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Watermelon salad with goat cheese, grilled shrimp, and a balsamic reduction. Aging: 22 months in neutral oak barrels. Varietal: 84% Grenache Blanc, 15% Viognier, 1% Arneis. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc: 14.15%

                                                                    • 2018 Opportunity, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$36.00

                                                                      Opportunity is derived from the Santa Ynez Valley. This limited release is handcrafted with love and passion. You will fall in love with the delightful bouquet of flavors you will pick up as you raise your glass. This crisp and very fruit-forward white wine blend changes with every taste. Enjoy the taste of green apple, tangerine, and a touch of caramel. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Crab cakes and grilled asparagus with lemon, olive oil, and feta. Aging: 22 months in neutral oak barrels. Varietal: 44% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Grenache Blanc, 13% Albarino, 2% Arneis, 1% Viognier. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc: 14.15%

                                                                      • 2019 Olsen Ovation, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$38.00

                                                                        Olsen Ovation is derived from the Santa Ynez Valley. It is named after a faithful "Founder" wine club member, Jeff and Lynda Olsen. This limited release is handcrafted with love and passion. You will fall in love with the delightful bouquet of flavors you will pick up as you raise your glass. This crisp and very fruit-forward white wine blend changes with every taste. Enjoy the taste of green apple, tangerine, and a touch of caramel. The floral aromas add a creative touch to this buttery creation. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Asian spiced sea bass with cauliflower puree. Aging: 12 months in neutral oak barrels. Varietal: 53% Grenache Blanc, 34% Viognier, 13% Albarino. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc: 14.15%

                                                                        • 2019 Staycation Reserve, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$38.00

                                                                          Staycation is a beautiful member of our Reserve collection from the Santa Ynez Valley. This fruit-forward blend offers a taste of apple, honeysuckle, pears, and a floral aroma that will delight the senses. It is as rich as it is smooth. You will fall in love with the balance, texture, and full mouth finish. The flavors will linger long after you set your glass back on the table. The low acid and bright nose make this the perfect companion for any meal or occasion. Varietal: 59% Grenache Blanc, 24% Albarino, 13% Viognier, 4% Arneis. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Pairing: This reserve white blend pairs well with a variety of different dishes. Try it with a lentil and tomato curry or Poached salmon over an arugula salad. Aging: 12 months in neutral oak barrels. Alc: 14.7% by vol

                                                                          • 2018 Savanna Grace, Santa Ynez ValleyUS$36.00

                                                                            Savanna Grace is derived from the Estelle Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. This limited release of a Sauvignon Blanc is handcrafted with love and passion. You will fall in love with the bouquet of flavors you will pick up as you raise your glass. This crisp and very fruit-forward white wine changes with every taste. Enjoy the taste of apples, mango, lemongrass, honeysuckle, and pears. Enjoy with those you love the most. Pairing: Arugula and Melon Salad with Crisp Prosciutto. Aging: 12 months in Stainless Steel barrels. Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Vineyard: Santa Ynez Valley, CA. Alc: 14.15%

                                                                            Last updated: 1 February 2022

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                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Cornelius was great with our wine tasting adventure. He was knowledgeable about the wine and had great customer service. We thoroughly enjoyed the wines and the experience. Highly recommend.

                                                                            2. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              2.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                                              overall2food1service3ambience2

                                                                              The wines were nothing spectacular. My partner and I ordered two different flights and shared them. Neither of us tasted anything we wanted to bring home. Service was decent and brought by a chipper, young man who gave us honest assessments of what we were drinking. Overall, wouldn’t recommend.

                                                                            3. CB

                                                                              CollinB

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 28 November 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              This was a great spot to enjoy a lovely wine tasting pre-dinner. Wines were wonderful, service was great and they had live music. Highly recommend it!

                                                                              McClain Cellars - SolvangResponded on 8 December 2021

                                                                              Collin, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful and kind review. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our wines and your time with us. It is truly why we do what we do. We hope to see you again soon.

                                                                            4. BD

                                                                              BobbyD

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                              overall5food1service5ambience5

                                                                              Always a wonderful experience at McClain Cellars. Not a place where you can order food however, there is an adjacent cheese shop where you can order items to nibble on and they’ll deliver to the tasting room. HIGHLY recommend, some of the best wine in the area.

                                                                              McClain Cellars - SolvangResponded on 15 November 2021

                                                                              Bobby, thank you SO much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed the wine and your experience. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

                                                                            5. j

                                                                              jillm

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 17 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                              Jessica was fabulous & provided us w a great experience! Brian the singer 👍👍👍

                                                                              McClain Cellars - SolvangResponded on 18 October 2021

                                                                              We're so glad to hear you had such an amazing experience! Thanks for taking the time to let us know about Jessica and Brian!

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                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                              • Surfaces sanitised between seatings

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                                                                            McClain Cellars - Solvang is rated 4.5 stars by 5 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                            Google Map for McClain Cellars - Solvang

                                                                            1623 Mission Dr Suite B Solvang, CA 93463

                                                                            Additional information

                                                                            • Area

                                                                              Solvang

                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                              Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Wine Bar, Winery, Lounge

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Elegant Dining

                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                              Business Casual

                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                              Private parking is available next to the building.

                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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