Sunstone Winery Wins Approval for Rooftop Tasting Room in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone | Local News

Sunstone Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley strategies to open a rooftop tasting place in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.

The Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review gave the project, at 11 Anacapa St., closing acceptance previous 7 days. The acceptance sets the stage for a Funk Zone place spot with stunning views of the ocean and mountains.

“We imagine that Sunstone in the Funk Zone is a tremendous addition to the neighborhood, but more so the metropolis of Santa Barbara,” said winery operator Teddy Cabugos, who now operates a tasting place at 125 Refugio Road in Santa Ynez.

“I believe people today in Santa Barbara have been waiting for a location like this for a quite extended time. Rooftop functions and ocean sights, whilst making the most of earth course wine and songs, it does not get much improved.”

The venture will involve converting 1,739 sq. toes of warehouse flooring space to a winery/wine tasting company, which include the new 1,300-square-foot roof deck with 40 seats, a rooftop bar with canopy, and a 258-sq.-foot storage region.

The ABR vote on March 7 was unanimous, with direction to the architectural workforce to carry on doing the job on a lighting strategy, and offer more shading around the prime of the elevator tower.

The assets proprietor, true estate investor Ray Mahboob, plans to set up an elevator and staircase that presents men and women accessibility to the 2nd and third floors.

Djamila and Teddy Cabugos
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Sunstone Vineyards, Vineyard and Villa entrepreneurs Djamila and Teddy Cabugos are on the lookout ahead to adding a tasting space procedure a 50 percent-block from the waterfront in the Funk Zone. (Joshua Molina / Noozhawk image)

The challenge also contains a 22-house mechanical parking carry structure that will be designed on the present-day parking lot, repacing nine present spots. In all, the whole lot would have 45 parking spaces.

“I just imagine they did a genuinely nice task capturing the character of the Funk Zone,” ABR member David Black mentioned.

The task has emerged as a centerpiece of the Funk Zone. On the very first floor is SB Biergarten, which opened a yr in the past and attracts a regular crowd of thirsty patrons. Nearby on the same residence are two new places to eat that have also sparked fascination in the community, Flor de Maíz and Oku.

As Point out Street downtown has struggled in recent a long time, restaurants, wineries and breweries have blossomed in the Funk Zone, a community about bounded by State and Backyard garden streets involving Highway 101 and the waterfront. The region developed organically as one of the city’s most distinguished and promising experiential places.

The rooftop tasting space is one particular-of-a-type for the Funk Zone. Sunstone Vineyards, Vineyard & Villa in Santa Ynez drew globally interest final year after it was showcased in a weddings specific on Netflix. It also very last 12 months gained acceptance to be the to start with winery to also grow cannabis.

“Sunstone prides alone in creating unforgettable ordeals for our customers and attendees,” Cabugos claimed. “With the addition of a new tasting room and rooftop lounge beautifully placed in Santa Barbara’s most popular community, we will be capable to deliver these visitor activities to an all new degree.”

Cabugos is hopeful that the project will be open for company by the summer season of 2023.

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