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.

    We offer around 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.
  • 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 | Aug 6, 2021
    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: Robi Duganne and Narrow Bridge

    Sun | Sep 5, 2021
    Join us at Darkstar, Sunday September 5, for a great performance by Robi Duganne and the Narrow Bridge band. Robi has played several times at Dark Star, and he is one of our favorite performers. We... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Natalie Gelman

    Sat | Oct 2, 2021
    Singer/Songwriter Natalie Gelman returns to Dark Star Saturday, October 2, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Bring your own picnic, or enjoy Dark Star snacks with your wine tasting. Due to spacing considerations,... 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