Our Story

Potek Winery is built on generations of hard work and a passion for perfecting our craft. We pay tribute to the beauty of exploration, the promise of evolution and the majesty of growth. We bottle our reverence for the people, places and paths that shape us. Above all, we celebrate the singular strength of family. 

The name Potek is drawn from the story of my great-grandfather's immigration from Romania to the United States. Berl Potek's name was changed to Benjamin Potter as he passed through Ellis Island in 1917. His courage to search for a better life--along with the immigrant's experience of adapting to a new environment--inspires my approach to winemaking. 

Potek wines are made with grapes sourced from the most interesting and pioneering vineyards in Santa Barbara County. We apply traditional French techniques to produce wines that reflect their origin and journey from grape to glass as purely as possible. The old world blends with the new in our modern production facility and tasting room located in downtown Santa Barbara. 

Potek Wine Clubs

Receive a free Potek Winery farmer's market tote when you sign up for one of our wine clubs.


Our Tasting Room

Potek Winery is open for tasting seven days a week. Our leisurely tasting experience is enhanced by varietal specific stemware to showcase the wines at their very best. In addition to a tasting flight, you also have the option to purchase wine by the bottle or glass to enjoy in the winery or on the patio. Whatever path you follow, we invite you to take your time and stay a while.

Potek is more than a tasting room—it’s a community gathering space. Check out our events calendar for information on weekly events, special workshops and upcoming happenings.

Private tastings can also be arranged by appointment and our space is available for event rentals. We are located in The Mill, a cooperative complex also home to a brewery, restaurant, design showrooms and more.

Visit Potek Winery

(805) 770-5105

Open for Walk-ins and by Appointment

Sunday through Wednesday

12 pm - 7 pm

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

12 pm - 8 pm

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"Fermentation with indigenous yeasts, a preference for mostly neutral oak and generally minimal handling in the cellar are the signatures of these superb wines that speak to the distinct personalities of the sites from which they emerge."

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Sept 2017

Stop in Potek Winery at The Mill in Santa Barbara for a wine tasting experience like no other. Brought to you by Dave Potter, the winemaker being Municipal Winemakers, this dark and sexy tasting room is full or beautiful wood, soft leather and super sweet tiled walls. You can taste your way through available wines or order a glass and enjoy it on the lovely patio. Keep an eye out for pop-up dinners and other special events at this active community wine space.

USA Today / 10best

Potek Winery Grenache + Syrah from Tierra Alta Vineyard == Delicious. Enough said.

Elaine Brown, Hawk WakaWaka Wine Review