About Tantara

Finest Wines Since 1997

Since 1997, Tantara has been dedicated to producing the very finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Located in the beautiful Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County), our grapes are sourced from premium vineyards from the Central Coast. Because of our commitment to detail and the finite amount of fruit that meets our standards, total winery production remains small; usually 5,000 – 7,000 cases per year depending on each harvest.



From volunteering for our first harvest in 1997 to becoming our full time winemaker in 2011, Rick Hill has helped us perfect the Tantara wine profile that we enjoy today. Rick, a native of New Zealand, graduated from Charles Sturt University in Australia with his degree in Wine Science prior to moving to California to pursue his passion for winemaking.


The Tantara Winery Team, Rick Hill – Winemaker, Kristy Carlsen – Operations | Wine Club Manager & Keith Nakamura – Director of Sales