The Traveling Vineyard is to build a new winery in the Santa Barbara County wine region in Buellton, California.

The new federal bonded and licensed winery is the second location for the Massachusetts-based company and will allow it to improve its profits and expand the business.

Traveling Vineyard’s new facility will feature grape crushpad, warehouse for ageing wine barrels, a 4,800 case per day bottling line, hot and cold jacketed fermenters and crossflow filters.

The winery will use these equipments to crush, ferment, process, age and bottle their exclusive Traveling Vineyard wines and have a complete control over their customized winemaking production.

The Traveling Vineyard wine director Francis Sanders said the new facility will give them the opportunity to continue crafting their award-winning wines sourcing the finest products from the vineyards of California, Oregon and Washington.

"We’ll be able to bring them to market more efficiently and continue our winning streak in the free home wine tasting business," Sanders added.

The Traveling Vineyard chief grape stomper and head cheerleader Rick Libby said the announcement of the new winery comes just in time for them to be active for the 2012 Harvest crush.

"We plan to bring many exciting new wines on line in 2013 and beyond with our new California facility," Libby added.

With a network of over 500 independent consultants, The Traveling Vineyard brings premium wines to consumers in 28 states through an innovative, free home wine tasting program.

Image: The Traveling Vineyard held its first in-home tasting in Tampa, Florida in November 2001. Photo: The Traveling Vineyard