Bill Wathen and Dick Doré have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded FOXEN at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time, their dedication has remained the same – the creation of very small-production, vineyard-designated wines using
With two sustainably farmed vineyards in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills, Sanford winery has specialized in hand-crafted, estate bottled Pinot Noir and Chardonnay since 1981. The winery is surrounded by the picturesque La Rinconada Vineyard. Adjacent to La Rinconada on the east side,
Founded in 1996, owners Jim and Mary Dierberg started this project with the intent of creating World-Class wines from three different AVA's in Santa Barbara County. They began by planting vineyards in both Santa Maria Valley and at the beautiful Star Lane Ranch in Happy
Long before the Santa Maria Valley benchland was recognized as a great winegrowing region, the native Chumash Indians knew it as "tepuztli," meaning copper coin. Later, Spanish settlers translated the word as Tepusquet. As part of an 1837 Mexican land grant, "Rancho Tepusquet" was home
“It is our primary goal and priority to deliver the essence of that vineyard as clearly and honestly as possible.” At Brewer – Clifton, there is an utmost respect for nature. We believe that when working with a product of nature, it is necessary
During the 1970's the Miller Family planted Bien Nacido Vineyards. Since that time, winemakers throughout California coveted the fruit from this singular piece of land. Heavily influenced by the nearby Pacific Ocean, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah have found great expression here.
Ampelos is the Greek word for vine. Soil. Vines. Wines. This is the order in which we do business. Waking up from the dream is the real belief that a farmer must know his fruit, and we are resolute in our passion to produce