Dark Star

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

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • About
    Dark Star was established in 1994. We are conveniently located just two miles west of the 101, just off of the 46 on Anderson Road.

    Dark Star makes small lots of premium, hand-crafted wines, including traditional Bordeaux and Rhône styles, creative California blends, and some things not everyone has: Montepulciano, Tempranillo, Viognier, Roussanne, Rosé of Grenache and a Port. Our menu presently includes about twenty different varietals and blends.

    Drop by and visit our spacious indoor tasting room and outdoor patio, both with comfortable seating. Bring your own picnic and enjoy wine by the glass, or Dark Star snacks if it is your lucky day.

    Dark Star is pet and family friendly. Check out our observation beehive, ax throwing pitch, free-range chickens and winery cats. Taste eight-ish wines for a fifteen-dollar tasting fee, waived with a bottle purchase. Check the darkstarcellars.com "events" page for our regular music events and 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

    Dark Star 25th Anniversary Harvest Party

    Fri | Oct 18, 2019
    Dark Star will celebrate its 25th harvest, Friday, October 18, 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: The Sound Effect Band

    Sat | Oct 19, 2019
    The Dark Star 25th anniversary harvest weekend continues with the Sound Effect Band, Saturday October 19, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. We will be serving tacos while they last. The five piece Sound Effect band... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Soul 4 II Trio

    Sun | Oct 20, 2019
    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 >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Nov 8, 2019
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, the second Friday of each month, from 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: Liv and Rob

    Sat | Nov 9, 2019
    Join us at Dark Star for Liv & Rob, playing Saturday, November 9, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. No cover charge. Liv & Rob are well known on the Central Coast for their stellar vocal harmonies and... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | Dec 13, 2019
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, the second Friday of each month, from 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: Natalie Gelman

    Sat | Dec 28, 2019
    Singer/Songwriter Natalie Gelman returns to Dark Star Saturday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. No cover charge. Bring your own picnic, or enjoy Dark Star snacks with your wine... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Natalie Gelman

    Sun | Dec 29, 2019
    Singer/Songwriter Natalie Gelman returns to Dark Star Saturday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. No cover charge. Bring your own picnic, or enjoy Dark Star snacks with your wine... View Event Details >