EATER (Los Angeles): See the HP listed as one of the best restaurants on the Centeral Coast

Aromas del Terruño: A Video Visit with Frank and Gray

The Coast News: Hitching Post Still a Destination for Wine Lovers

Conde Nast Traveler. Review of the HP2. Will make your mouth water!

Daydream Destinations for Your Next Getaway. Check out the portion about Central Coast California.

Taking the Sideways Tour 16 Years Later podcast: The Past and Present of Hitching Post Wines. A conversation with Frank Ostini.

CONSUMED with Jamie Lewis: A podcast conversion with Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley

TRIP REPORTER UK review of  the HP.

USATODAY says the HP is the No. 1 spot in the country for Santa Maria-style barbecue!

The June 2019 Food and Wine Magazine has a great article about Santa Maria style BBQ and of course the recipe they are using for the main course is our own Traditional Oak Wood Grilled Tri-Tip (.pdf)

Frank Ostini serving up food at the Hitching Post Winery Tasting Room
Visit Santa Ynez Valley has a great youtube video showing off the best of the area. And, of course, it wouldn't be complete without Hitching Post Food. Spot Frank Ostini on his bike as he delivers lunch to the Hitching Post Winery Tasting Room next door. (Hint: he shows up at about 2:00).

2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

The Hitching Post has once again won an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine. These wine lists, which typically offer at least 90 selections, feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Whether compact or extensive, focused or diverse, these lists deliver sufficient choice to satisfy discerning wine lovers.

CALIFORNIA WINERY ADVISOR: Best Central Coast Restaurants - March 2019


FOOD NETWORK: Best BBQ in the Country 

Flip through to panel 32. ... "Cuts are traditionally served with salsa, grilled garlic bread, local pinquito beans, green salad and macaroni salad. One of the best places to try this style of barbecue is at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge during special occasions or at a Central Coast steak specialist like The Hitching Post II, a Buellton spot hailed for its local wine selections and famed for its appearance in the movie Sideways."