Summer Sets



Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley, winemakers of Hitching Post Wines, Buellton, California


Hitching Post Wines Tasting Room offers an ideal setting for relaxing outdoors under the canopy of trees, where guests can  drink some great wine, snack on Hitching Post specialties and listen to local music styles under the backdrop of the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains.

Live performances are planned every Sunday through September and October. Hours for entertainment are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Hitching Post Wines will extend a 10% discount to all bottle sales during performances. Signature lunch and snacks will be available for purchase during operating hours. Music-loving, well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome too.


September 2022
and continuing….

September 4 – Brett Lietz

Brett Lietz is a musician from Lompoc who has performed throughout California for many years as a touring musician and a solo artist.  In October 2020 he released his first album, “Arguing with Myself,” available on all major streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music). Brett provides a variety of cover material ranging from 60s rock to pop hits of today, as well as original compositions.

September 11 – Adrian Galysh

Adrian Galysh is an international recording artist who has released six electric guitar-centric solo albums in the blues and progressive rock genres. Regularly seen in publications like Guitar Player, Guitar World, Powerplay (UK), Fireworks (UK), Todo Guitarra Y Bajo (Argentina), Blues Matters, and even Modern Drummer, Galysh became a go-to guitarist for live and session work in Los Angeles. Now residing in Solvang, Galysh performs fun acoustified versions of classic rock and country songs audiences love to sing along with.

September 18 – Dewey Roberts

Dewey Roberts is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. He performs musical genres such as blues, jazz, acoustic, pop and more. Dewey provides live music for both public venues and private events. He is also Music Director of the Solvang School. He loves pleasing the crowd with his music.

September 25 –The House Cats

Featuring Mitch King: rhythm guitar; Kevin Martin: upright bass; and Jeff Borgeson: lead guitar. Playing their own brand of honky tonk, rockabilly, and classic country, The House Cats mix it up with originals and covers to keep everyone’s foot stompin’ all night long.

420 East Highway 246 (next to The Hitching Post 2 Restaurant)
Buellton, California 93427

Sundays beginning August 7, 2022 and continuing indefinitely
2:00-4:00 p.m.


Hitching Post Wines are the creation of Gray Hartley and Frank Ostini, two friends that have been making wines in Santa Barbara County, California, since 1979. Long before Hollywood discovered the winemaking landmark and its excellent wines, Gray Hartley, a former Alaskan salmon fisherman, and Frank Ostini, the chef and owner of the famed Hitching Post 2 Restaurant in Buellton, were brought together through their love of wine and winemaking. Over the years, their backyard hobby has turned into a highly acclaimed winemaking enterprise. In 1981 they discovered the wonder of Pinot Noir grapes; since then, Pinot has been their primary focus. A great example of these wines is the Hitching Post Highliner. The “Highliner” is the best fishermen in the fleet, and this name honors the great men of the Alaskan Salmon Fishery alongside whom Gray Hartley worked for 28 years. A special wine, Highliner is meant to be the “best of their fleet” of Pinot Noirs.

Along with ten Pinot Noir selections, Hitching Post produces a dry Rosé called Pinks, a Syrah, four delicious white wine varietals and a Merlot-based blend named Gen Red. Then came Sideways in 2004, the Academy Award® winning film set in Santa Barbara wine country, prominently featuring The Hitching Post 2 and Hitching Post Wines. Since Sideways exposure in the film, Hitching Post wines have gained in popularity. Currently, the winery has 1200 barrels and produces about 17,000 cases a year. Hartley and Ostini strive to create flavorful, handcrafted wines that possess poise and balance, putting a slice of Santa Barbara in each glass and a piece of their soul in every bottle of Hitching Post. Hitching Post Wines are enjoyed by an audience that reaches around the globe who admire Santa Barbara wines for their lively, refreshing fruit and their complexities of earth and spice. Hitching Post Wines are produced by Hartley Ostini Vintners, Buellton, California.

Hitching Post Wines has received accolades from Eater LA, Forbes, Santa Barbara News-Press, LA Weekly, TimeOut LA, Santa Barbara magazine, and Santa Barbara Seasons, among others.

FranK and Gray

Gray Hartley and Frank Ostini – photo credit Suzanne Lanza 

420 East Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427

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