There's always time for a good wine

SINCE 2005

Hand-crafted boutique wines

Barbieri Wine Company produces world class wines in Santa Barbara County with a tasting room located in Los Olivos, California. At our production facility located in Buellton, California, we hand craft wines under two labels ⁠— Barbieri and Kempe. Our labels represent owners Paolo Barbieri and Erin Kempe, with designs inspired by their varying backgrounds.

California offers an environment in which truly amazing wines can be produced. Since the beginning, our goal has been simple ⁠— work with great California growers, and use traditional European wine making techniques to offer deep, bold, and savory wines. We invite you to review the available Barbieri & Kempe wines, participate in the wine club, and to stop by the tasting room in Los Olivos to meet our head of marketing, Penny.

The Club

Barbieri & Kempe

The best way to gain access to exclusive wines, events, and discounts is to become a member of our Wine Club. We offer three different wine clubs. Please view the details for each club.

Barbieri reds only. 4 - 6 bottles twice per year. Members can choose to have wines shipped to their door* or picked up at our Tasting Room in Los Olivos. If members would like to switch to a different club, they may do so by phone or email 21 days before the month of shipping. Shipments occur during the months of November & April.

*Please note that we are unable to ship to some states due to state/local laws. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

Kempe reds only. 4 - 6 bottles twice per year. Members can choose to have wines shipped to their door* or picked up at our Tasting Room in Los Olivos. If members would like to switch to a different club, they may do so by phone or email 21 days before the month of shipping. Shipments occur during the months of November & April.

*Please note that we are unable to ship to some states due to state/local laws. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

Mixed white & rose only. 6 or 12 bottles twice per year. Members can choose to have wines shipped to their door* or picked up at our Tasting Room in Los Olivos. If members would like to switch to a different club, they may do so by phone or email 21 days before the month of shipping. Shipments occur during the months of May & September.

*Please note that we are unable to ship to some states due to state/local laws. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

Gladiators and Outlaws get more:

  • 20% Off Selected Club Wines
  • Access to Library Wines and Large Format Bottles
  • 4 Free Tastings, 4 Times a Year
  • 10% Discount on Wines in Club not Joined
  • Admission to Exclusive Dinners/Events
FEATURED WINES

Taste, explore and experiment

Kempe Wines

Barbieri Wines

Why Our Wine?

The Valley’s Best Vineyards

Our fruit is sourced from, what we consider, the best vineyards in the valley. These vineyards include: Colson Canyon Vineyards (Santa Barbara County), Plummer Vineyards (Paso Robles), Rodney’s Vineyards (Santa Barbara County), Kaerskov Vineyards (Santa Barbara County), and Brick Barn Vineyards (Santa Barbara County).

Hand Crafted by a Master

Paolo Barbieri studied for five years before passing the exam to become a Master Sommelier. Paolo brings a lifetime of wine knowledge and focus together to produce some of the best wines in Santa Barbara County and Paso Robles.

Unique & Balanced

Our wines are vibrant and complex, sharing unique characteristics that vary in relation to the location of the vineyard.

Perfect to enjoy with friends and family

Our Story

Barbieri Wine Company was founded in 2005 by Master Sommelier Paolo Barbieri. Paolo is from Rome, and left Italy at age 22, where he moved to England with a dream of learning English and pursuing a career in the restaurant industry. He started off working various restaurant jobs in England and on the cruise line, which eventually led him to the United States. He later transitioned to sommelier – where he spent over thirty years managing numerous world class wine lists, became a Master Sommelier, and was exposed to the best wines in the world.

Paolo’s exposure to the world’s wine inspired him to start making small (experimental) lots from Santa Barbara County in his garage in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2003. The small wine press used in his initial batches can still be found in his tasting room today. During the early development of Barbieri Wine Company, Paolo used his experience and expertise to master his own wine making process. Paolo always loved the central coast for its wines, and soon began crafting them in Buellton, CA, while commuting back to Las Vegas.

Erin Kempe’s career in the culinary world started back in her home state of Texas where she worked in several restaurants, which helped to develop her love for food and wine. A move to Las Vegas brought her to work with culinary masters and James Beard winners like Hubert Keller of Fleur de Lys, Rick Moonen of RM Seafood, Wolfgang Puck of Cut and Spago and Shawn McClain of Sage. After meeting Paolo in 2007, she became passionate and eager to help with the wine making. Her knowledge of wine seemed to grow with every vintage and her dream to become a winemaker began to take shape. Together with Paolo, she created a new label under her name, KEMPE which will be focusing on Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, some Bordeaux Blends, with a Rose’ and white blend as well.

In 2014, Paolo and Erin decided to pursue wine making full-time, and left Las Vegas to open their tasting room in Los Olivos. Today, Barbieri & Kempe wines have expanded to offer unique white and rose’ options as well as different varietals and blends.

Ok this is my all time favorite American wine---you must try the 2015 Syrah/Vognier. The owners are marvelous, knowledgeable and makes you feel like you have "come home". This is truly a great "find" and well worth a drive from anywhere!!! they have a lovely selection of cheese & salami. Buy some wine and cheese and have a comfortable seat--nice way to spend an afternoon. I'd be willing to miss several nearby wineyards---but would not miss the Barbieri 's

Alison K.

Customer

I remember when this place opened a few years back. There was a buzz about it and truth is it was worth it. Paolo is a wine master. He knows what you want, he knows what your friends want. On top of that he can tell you why; scientifically. Every person with a pulse we have brought into this place has a wine membership. Both clubs have their own charm; I'd be a member in both but how much can we drink? Penny the dog is the best. Don't forget they have cheese they specifically import for the tasing room from Italy. What's not to love?

George F.

Customer

Went here on several recommendations. Read up on Barbieri Wine Company and found out one of the owners Paolo, is a Master Sommelier and the other owner Erin, worked in high end restaurants. If you love reds, Barbieri is a must stop. Tasting was excellent, Erin very knowledgable about their wines, tasting room was nice and relaxing. Bottom line, I enjoyed the Kempe and Barbieri wines so much, I joined their wine club and took home a few bottles.

Gary S.

Customer

This was our last stop of the day, and you know how the saying goes! "You save the best for last" The wine was beyond Great and the Owners were just simply gracious, hospitable and welcoming. We couldn't resist buying a bottle to take home,we popped it open the other night and it did not disappoint! We'll be stopping in our next time in Los Olivos!

Tim G.

Customer

Get in Touch

Contact Information

If you would like to get in contact with Barbieri Wines, we can be reached via the phone or email listed below. Otherwise, feel free to drop us a message here – we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

2369 Alamo Pintado Ave,
Los Olivos, CA 93441

(805) 688-8882
info@barbieriwines.com

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