Dos Mariposas Vineyards & Lavender Farm
Dos Mariposas Vineyards and Lavender Farm, which opened its doors in October 2022, is a multi-generational family farm that is lovingly tended to by everyone, including the littlest helpers. Dos Mariposas, which means two butterflies in Spanish, was named for the girls, Amelia & Adeline, budding farmers who love to greet guests in the tasting room and assist with the lavender harvest. Newest addition, Finley, who joined the family in 2020, is the unofficial brix tester, eating his way through the vineyard when grapes are ripe!
This venue has so much to offer! The grounds feature beautiful vineyards, a multi-color lavender field, a large pond teeming with wildlife, a giant sandbox, an onsite guesthouse, and stunning mountain views. The tasting room itself is spacious, yet cozy, with a wood-burning fireplace inside and glass garage doors that open to the wrap-around patio overlooking the pond and vineyards. A high-end sound system and spacious dance floor have made Dos Mariposas a favorite live music destination and you can catch performances by local musicians most weekends.
The first wines were produced from an existing block of cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. Visitors this year will discover an expanded wine selection featuring new estate wines, including unique varietals pinotage and chenin blanc, as well as new sparkling options. Dos Mariposas also offers a limited release hard apple/pear cider made from a blend of estate-grown fruit. The menu includes other drink and food options, highlighted by lavender lemonade and a lavender, rosemary, and honey butter board. With its casual atmosphere and family-friendly vibe, the owners have created a space that is warm and welcoming. Se habla (un poquito de) español.