Dark Star

Relaxed atmosphere, pets and chickens, games, and around 18 to 20 different wines.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Walk-ins are welcome, please call for groups of 6 or more.

    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, 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
    Petite Sirah
    Port-Style
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Roussanne
    Syrah
    Tempranillo
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Live at Dark Star: Open Mic / Karaoke

    Fri | May 27, 2022
    Dark Star hosts open mic / karaoke night, every Friday 6:00 to 9:00 pm, on our outdoor sheltered and heated patio. Your open mic performers will include local winemakers and other troublemakers. Musical... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Natalie Gelman

    Sat | May 28, 2022
    Music by singer/songwriter Natalie Gelman returns to Dark Star Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. No cover charge. Bring your own picnic, or enjoy Dark Star snacks with... View Event Details >

    Dark Star Winemaker Dinner and Natalie Gelman

    Sat | May 28, 2022
    On May 28, Dark Star will present a wine dinner extravaganza featuring the culinary arts of Chef Taylor Pederson. The dinner will consist of multiple courses paired with an equal number of Dark Star wines. Chef... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Natalie Gelman

    Sun | May 29, 2022
    Singer/Songwriter Natalie Gelman returns to Dark Star Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 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 >

    Open Mic Night Dance Party with Soul 4 II

    Fri | Jun 10, 2022
    Dark Star Open Mic Night, co-hosted by the Soul 4 II Duo. Soul 4 II will play sets of their rock, soul, and funk, alternating with local musicians and karaoke performers. Friday June 10, 6 pm – 9... View Event Details >

    Eats at Dark Star: Bello Pizza Catering

    Sat | Jun 11, 2022
    “We are a Sicilian pizza catering company known as Bello! We strive to serve the most authentic neapolitan pizza. Our family originated in Palermo Sicily in southern Italy. We strive for excellence... View Event Details >

    Live at Dark Star: Michael Kinney/ Danny’s Pizza

    Sat | Jun 18, 2022
    Michael Kinney joins us here at Dark Star Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No cover charge. Danny’s Pizza Catering is here to satisfy our greatest pizza cravings. View Event Details >

    Eats at Dark Star: City Mouse Country Kitchen

    Sun | Jun 19, 2022
    City Mouse Country Kitchen joins us once again for their fabulous tastes of country cooking that always pairs nice with a glass of wine on a laid-back day outdoors. Happy Father’s Day. View Event Details >

    Live Music at Dark Star: The Belmores

    Sat | Jun 25, 2022
    The Belmores play live at Dark Star on Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM. No cover charge. Bring your own picnic, or enjoy Dark Star snacks with your wine tasting. Dark Star Cellars 2985 Anderson Rd, Paso... View Event Details >

    Eats at Dark Star: City Mouse Country Kitchen

    Sun | Jun 26, 2022
    City Mouse Country Kitchen joins us once again for their fabulous tastes of country cooking that always pairs nice with a glass of wine on a laid-back day outdoors. Dark Star Cellars 2985 Anderson Rd, Paso... 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