Dark Star

Dark Star offers a range of Bordeaux and Rhône styles, along with several creative blends.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Dark Star is a rustic, working winery, just off the West 46 at Anderson Road, two miles off the 101. Our spacious tasting area includes an indoor bar with seating, and an outdoor patio with vineyard views.

    Founded in 1994, we offer twenty wines, including whites, rosés, creative red blends, unusual red varietals and port. Our wines have recently collected many awards, including ten 90 plus point gold medals. Our winemaker calls the pick only when the grapes have reached full maturity, and the wines are made on site. Given our limited production, we can get to know each of our three hundred and eighty barrels personally, and track the progress of our wines as they mature.

    Dark Star is famous for its laid back, family and pet friendly atmosphere. Choose eight wines from our extensive menu, or let our staff guide you. Your companions can enjoy the corn hole game, our axe throwing pitch, the observation beehive, or just hang out with the winery cats and chickens. We may do a tour of the winery – or put you to work.

    We are also known for our great quality to price ratio. Our club members enjoy at 30% discount at all times, and 50% off case specials at least twice per year.

    Check out our web page for live music events. Open-mic/karaoke night is 5:30-9:00 every Friday spring through fall, and on the second Friday of the month in the winter - try out our cook your own burger option, or bring your own snacks. We are also available for private parties.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Dessert
    Grenache
    Merlot
    Montepulciano
    Mourvèdre
    Petite Sirah
    Port-Style
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Roussanne
    Syrah
    Tempranillo
    Viognier
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / KARAOKE

    Fri | Apr 3, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Apr 17, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Apr 24, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | May 1, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | May 8, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Get Read! Local Author Exhibition and Wine

    Sat | May 9, 2020
    Come out and meet over twenty local authors, while tasting a variety of award-winning local wines, at the first ever, “Get Read!! Local Author Exhibition”. The event will take place on Saturday,... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | May 15, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | May 22, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | May 29, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Jun 12, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Jun 19, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Jun 26, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday during the high season, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Jul 3, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic and karaoke night Fridays, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Bring your own food. Wine by the glass or bottle, according to your needs. Drop by and exercise your inner artist. View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Jul 10, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic and karaoke night Fridays, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Bring your own food. Wine by the glass or bottle, according to your needs. Drop by and exercise your inner artist. View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Jul 17, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic and karaoke night Friday July 19, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Bring your own food. Wine by the glass or bottle, according to your needs. Drop by and exercise your inner artist. View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Jul 24, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic and karaoke night Friday July 26, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Bring your own food. Wine by the glass or bottle, according to your needs. Drop by and exercise your inner artist. View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Jul 31, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic and karaoke night Friday July 26, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Bring your own food. Wine by the glass or bottle, according to your needs. Drop by and exercise your inner artist. View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Aug 7, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 9, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Aug 14, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 11, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Aug 21, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 9, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Aug 28, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 11, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke template

    Fri | Sep 4, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 9, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Sep 11, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 11, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Sep 18, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 11, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Sep 25, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 9, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Oct 2, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 9, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Oct 9, 2020
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday through October 9, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical acts are encouraged.... View Event Details >

    Dark Star 26th Anniversary Harvest Party

    Fri | Oct 16, 2020
    Dark Star will celebrate its 26th harvest, Friday, October 16, Harvest Festival Friday. The Sound Effect Band will perform their repertoire of Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Pop, Funk, Rock and Jazz from 5:00... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Soul 4 II Trio

    Sun | Oct 18, 2020
    The Soul 4 II Trio plays at Dark Star, Harvest Festival Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No cover charge. Bring your own picnic, or enjoy Dark Star snacks with your wine tasting. This will be a good chance... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

    • 2015 Petite Sirah, Orange County Fair, Jun 2019, Gold Medal
    • 2015 Petite Sirah, Orange County Fair, Jun 2019, Gold Medal
    • 2016 Cabernet Franc, Orange County Fair, Jun 2019, Gold Medal
    • 2014 Soft Shoulder [GSM BLend], Sunset International Wine Competition, Jun 2018, Gold Medal
    • 2014 Syrah, Orange County Fair, Jun 2018, Gold Medal
    • 2014 Soft Shoulder [GSM BLend], Orange County Fair, Jun 2017, Gold Medal
    • 2013 Petite Sirah, Orange County Fair, Jun 2016, 4 Star Gold Medal