Reviews

Making Wine Across the Divide-Vinous

“The Storm brothers, Hannes, 39, and Ernst, 36, grew up in the Western Cape of South Africa. When they were teens, the family moved to Hermanus, which is in the famed Walker Bay appellation.”  Read More

Sauvignon Blanc Gets Serious

Matt Kettmann from the Wine Enthusiast had some nice things to say about Sauvingon Blanc in Santa Barbara. “Perhaps most illuminating of Sauv Blanc’s bright future were the wines South African-born Ernst Storm” Read more…

Santa Maria Sun

Wendy Thies Sell wrote a beautiful piece in the Santa Maria Sun that captures the essence of Storm Wines. “There’s a lesson here for all of us: Observing the little things around us can improve the enjoyment of wine. We mustn’t forget to take the time to stop and smell the proverbial roses.  Read More…

Antonio Galloni Reviews Storm

“Ernst Storm is one of the most promising young winemakers in California. Originally from South Africa, Storm has been making wines under his own label since 2006. I was super-impressed with this range, the Pinots in particular, for their transparency and ability to convey a sense of place. Incidentally, winemaking runs in the family. Storm’s brother Hannes is in charge at Hamilton-Russell.”

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Los Angeles Times

This past weekend was the Santa Barbara Futures Tasting at Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant. It was a great afternoon with lots of conversation between winemaker and wine consumer. Not to mention all the good juice that was going around. Here is what Irene Virbila from the LA Times had to say.  Read more…

Huffington Post

Richard Jennings had some nice things to say in the Huffington Post about us. “I’m delighted to report that the tradition of young winemakers coming from elsewhere to make wine in California continues.”  Read more. .

Los Angeles Times

We were recently mentioned by Irene Virbila of the LA Times in her Daily Dish! She visited the Santa Barbara Futures Tasting at Les Marchands and this is what she had to say. Read more…

805 Living Magazine

Anthony Head, The Armchair Oenophile had some nice things to say about our 2011 John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir in the July-Aug issue of the 805 Living magazine. Read more…

Wine with an accent

Two uber-talented winemakers, making wines at different Santa Barbara County wineries, grew up in South Africa, attending the same college.  But it wasn’t until they moved 10,000 miles across the globe to California that their paths finally crossed and they quickly became friends. Ernst Storm is Curtis Winery’s winemaker, and he has his own label, Storm Wines. Dieter Cronje is Presqu’ile Winery’s winemaker. Read more…

stephen tanzer

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Review

2010 Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills ($50) Bright ruby-red. An expressive bouquet evokes dried cherry, raspberry, potpourri and underbrush. Pungent, expansive red fruit preserve flavors show very good intensity and pick up smokiness with aeration. read more >