Cebada Vineyard is located on Forbidden Fruit Orchards, a 100-acre farm on the Western edge of the Santa Rita Hills, and in November 2014, owner Sandra Newman opened the first tasting room on the mezzanine level of Isabella Gourmet Foods.
Sandy has always grown a wide variety of produce, and is known up and down the West Coast for her famed Jewel blueberries, which she makes into jam, syrup, sorbet, and a particularly decadent Forbidden Fruit Libation made with brandy. In 2011, the first vintage of Cebada wines came to fruition, and the resulting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay became the flagstones of what is now a vertical tasting list that includes a 2011 and 2012 Chardonnay, a 2011 and 2012 Pinot Noir, the Forbidden Fruit Libation, as well as a 2014 Rose of Pinot Noir!
Sandy's blueberry products, as well as her applesauce, green tea leaves, and more can all be found downstairs on the Isabella Gourmet Foods shelves, and her wonderful wines can all be sampled on the mezzanine level in the tasting room for a nominal fee. Stop by today!