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Barden Wines

BADEN is Doug Margerum's dream to make the ultimate ezperssion of grapes that are grown in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Winemakers Dough Margerum and Michael Miroballi produce Pinot Noir, Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, white blend called onte, with more varietals yet to come.

Paige 23 Wines

Paige 23 is dedicated to true regional varietal expression with an accent on minimal interference. Paige 23 Wines select the best vines from small crops and practice rigorous winemaking and cellar practices. Paige 23 Wines teamwork represents an amalgam of experience, each bringing his expertise in creating a fine wine.

Tercero Wines

Tercero Wines Santa Barbara County

tercero wines is the brainchild of Larry Schaffer, owner and winemaker. He began the brand shortly after graduating with his Masters Degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis – but this was well after he had completely switched directions in life and charted a new and exciting path.

Larry started his college career at UC Davis as an undergraduate, but had no interest in wine. The idea of getting into wine was something he had considered in the past – but more on the sales and marketing side because of his background. After graduating with his degree, he joined the winemaking team at Fess Parker Winery, where he stayed for nearly a decade before it was time to branch off and concentrate 100% on his own brand – and he could not be happier today.

Larry is adept not only at winemaking but at explaining the process in a very user-friendly manner. Visit his tasting room or follow him on social media to see for yourself.

Samsara Winery

Samsara is a Sanskrit word meaning the eternal cycle of life. The world we live in now. One of passion, oneness and harmony. This idea is key to the philosophy of Chad and Mary Melville’s Samsara wines. Chad and Mary produce limited releases of Pinot Noir and Syrah from micro-sites within carefully selected vineyards.

Gainey Vineyard

The Gainey Vineyard is part of a large, sustainable farming operation owned and run by the Gainey family for the past 50 years. The Home Ranch, the largest of the three Gainey ranches in the Santa Ynez Valley, is 1800 acres. It is comprised of 100 acres of vineyards, an Arabian horse operation, 1000 acres of rangeland upon which beef cattle feed on native grasses, and 600 acres farmed primarily to organically grown fruits and vegetables.

The other two Gainey ranches are located in the Santa Rita Hills appellation. Evan's Ranch and Rancho Esperanza are farmed exclusively to wine grapes. These very cool sites are perfect locations for growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and small amounts of Syrah, while the Home Ranch on the warmer, eastern end of the Santa Ynez Valley is ideal for growing Bordeaux varieties of Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Cimarone Estate Wines

Cimarone and 3CV wines are handcrafted from estate grapes. Three Creek is part of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbar AVA, a recently approved "American Viticulture Area" which is getting great reviews and attention for it's Bordeaux and Rhone varietals. Cimarone is the first, and only Happy Canyon winery to open a tasting room in the charming town of Los Olivos

Jorian Hill Vineyards

Nestled in the seaside foothills of Santa Barbara County is a small family-owned winery with big ideas.
Jorian Hill Vineyards produces exceptional small-lot, estate-grown wines using the meticulous techniques of France's Rhône Valley and according to the best winemaking traditions of California.

Scott Cellars

At only 900 cases Scott cellars is one of the smallest wineries around. The whites, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay are crisp clean wines that pair beautifully with food. The reds are big and bold with surprisingly smooth, silky tannins. The Pinot Noir is elegance in a glass, while the Syrah is firm in structure and loaded with dark fruit flavors. The most unique wine is Cuvee J. It combines Zinfandel with Syrah and balances high alcohol with tremendous fruitiness and firm acidity.

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyard

Richard Sanford came to the Santa Ynez Valley 40 years ago with the desire to create wines that would rival the best of France. First to recognize the potential of the Santa Rita Hills, now an officially accredited American Viticultural Area as Sta. Rita Hills, and first to plant Pinot Noir vines there, Richard is a pioneer with a well established reputation for excellence in winemaking.With over 100 acres of certified organic vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills, Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards focuses on continued excellence in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir - Vin Gris (a dry rosé). All wines are food friendly and display the high acid, and extraordinary balance for which Richard Sanford’s wines have been known since 1976.


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