Our wines are truly handcrafted using a combination of Old and New World winemaking techniques. From being present while picking the grapes in the early morning hours, to basket pressing, to only using gravity on the red wines. Fining and filtration is only done when necessary and on white wines. Thus, making sure our wines express the unique qualities our fruit embodies due to its local environment.
2018 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
The fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from four vineyards at different corners of Santa Ynez Valley.
A combination of Old and New World winemaking techniques were thoughtfully used to bring out the grapes’ full potential.
Zesty grapefruit and tropical notes dominate the nose, with a hint of hay. The palate is round and quenching with citrus, guava and melon flavors that finish long. New World freshness meets Old World texture.
2018 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
The fruit for this Rosé was sourced from the Demetria Vineyard and Watch Hill on the cooler edge of Santa Barbara County where the cool afternoon breeze from the Pacific Ocean stretches the ripening. This combined with vine age yields fruit with exceptional balance and depth.
Watermelon, rose petal and white flower dominate the nose while delicate red fruit flavors are held together by a mouthwatering minerality.
2014 SANTA MARIA VALLEY PRESQU’ILE VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC
This Sauvignon Blanc showcases the cooler climate of Santa Maria Valley with a clean, fresh and minerality driven profile. There is a salinity to the wine which builds and lingers on the back end. The cooler climate at Presqu’ile Vineyard, combined with a different approach to fermentation and aging, changes the profile dramatically in comparison to the warmer Santa Ynez Valley.
Fresh gooseberry, jalapeno and spice dominate the nose.
Juicy fruit on the palate with a focused mouth feel and saline quality that lingers.
2016 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara County is one of the most diverse growing areas on the West Coast. With soil diversity and unique micro climates, it is exciting to explore and combine different vineyards to make a wine that captures the whole region.
Fresh red and dark cherry fill the nose with hints of forest floor and spice. The palate is rich, yet delicate and lasting.
2015 SANTA MARIA VALLEY PRESQU’ILE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
This wine is the result of traditional methods, a great vineyard and a love for Old World wines. It is a wine exemplifying poise and elegance. It showcases not only the purity of fruit that can be found in Santa Maria, but also alluring baking spice and black tea notes. A drought caused low yields, which in turn created deeper color and extraction.
Baking spice, black tea, rose petal, and red fruit dominate the nose. Soft delicate red fruit and spice fill out the palate, which is held together by a firm structure.
2015 STA. RITA HILLS JOHN SEBASTIANO VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
Exceptional growing conditions, personalized organic farming and a minimalistic approach in the winery contributes to a pure expression of vintage and site. This Pinot Noir is an exemplary product of passion and condition. The 2015 vintage yielded a smaller than average crop which resulted in more concentration.
Pomegranate, dark cherry and underbrush dominate the nose, with hints of clove. Juicy red and dark fruit lingers long and vibrant on the palate.
2015 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY DUVARITA VINEYARD PINOT NOIR
Duvarita is six miles from the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the closest to the ocean in Santa Barbara County. Biodynamically grown grapes, meticulous winemaking and a combination of three Dijon clones create a wine that captures both vintage and site.
Alluring dark fruit, forest floor and spice fill the nose. Soft delicate dark fruit and fine tannin fill out the rich palate.
2016 EDNA VALLEY
SLIDE HILL VINEYARD SYRAH
The rolling hills at Slide Hill are situated 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean where cool temperatures ensure a long growing season. Combine this with gravely loam soils, natural low yields and biodynamic farming and you get fruit with exceptional balance and depth.
Dark fruit, dried herbs and pepper dominate the nose.
The palate is rich with a core of black fruit and spice that finish with a mouthwatering dryness.
SOUTH AFRICA SYRAH
Ernst Storm and Kevin Rea met over a decade ago working harvest in Santa Barbara County. Both have a strong connection with the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and its cool maritime climate and diverse soils.
Dark fruit, dried herbs and pepper dominate the nose. The palate is rich with a core of black fruit and spice that finishes dry.