Consilience was founded in 1999 when after years of planning, the aspirations of two couples became a small reality. There of course is a long story, but the short of it began when winemaker Brett Escalera and his wife Monica met Tom and Jodie Daughters back in 1990 with many common values and interests. Wine and the lifestyle surrounding it were of particular interest, and after years of planning, education and good old fashioned perseverance Consilience started with a small production of 1997 Syrah from Santa Barbara County.
Production has grown, but Consilience remains a small producer of premium wines loosely focused around the typical Rhône varietals. It all starts with the grapes, and they have been fortunate to establish relationships with some of the best vineyards and growers around Santa Barbara County, from whom they purchase most of their fruit. This has been pivotal in their quest to reliably produce the big, intense wines that have defined the Consilience style.
Principal varietals: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Zinfandel
Winemaker: Brett Escalera
2933 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos
daily, 11am - 5pm
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