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April 22, 2019

Our guest this week never intended to take the Santa Barbara wine scene by storm. His desire, and what he's accomplished, was to consistently make authentic wines of elegance and character that speak of place.

Ernst Storm steers the ship of Storm Wines in Santa Barbar...

April 16, 2019

Ernst Storm and Gavin Chanin don’t actually make wine together – but you wouldn’t know it – at a recent London masterclass this hot duo from California’s Santa Barbara county seemed joined at the hip rather than come from rival wineries. What these friends share is a p...

February 4, 2018

The Storm brothers, Hannes, 41, and Ernst, 38, grew up in the Western Cape of South Africa, where as teens, they moved to Hermanus in the famed wine growing region of Walker Bay. Fast forward 2 decades and incredibly, both are established winemakers producing high qual...

“The closest wine region to the city is Constantia, with wineries like Groot Constantia that goes back to the 1600s,” says winemaker Ernst Storm. One of the most buzzed-about winemakers in California’s Santa Barbara County region (look for his two labels, Storm Wines a...

"In Winemaking, the Stormbrothers have not only found a career, but a passion that is a lifestyle." Read More

May 24, 2016

“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...

May 12, 2016

Check out the 20 Questions For Vintners in the 805 Living Magazine. Ernst gives you his scoop on the local environment for grape growing. Also featured is fellow South African winemaker/friend Dieter Cronje at Presqu’ile Vineyard!

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...

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