The variety & quality of the wines were great. The owners were also very friendly & accomodating to our dogs, allowed them in the tasting room and even shut the door so they could run free. It was a gorgeous day and when another group decided to taste outside on the deck, we decided to finish ours there as well, a really nice outdoor space with great views.
Vogelzang Vineyard is planted in the newly acquired appellation of Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara. This unique area has proven to show site specificity for Bordeaux varietals. Because of its location in the most south-eastern corner of the Santa Ynez valley, the morning fog burns off earlier than the rest of the valley, providing the much-desired longer day of heat. The late afternoon "set your clock at 4 PM" marine winds quickly promise to ease the extended heat. In addition to the advantage of these weather patterns, the gravely loam soil is strewn with rock and rubble contributing to the low vigor and proper drainage.
The Heringer Family has always believed in hard work, innovation and resourcefulness. We have always utilized whatever land, crop, or agricultural business opportunities were available to us such that our presence in the industry, the integrity of our family name, and the continuity of the family farm were assured for future generations.This has been accomplished through the generations while maintaining relationships of integrity with venders, customers, employees, and family members.
lair Fox Cellars sources from only the most exceptional vineyards in Santa Barbara County, which can compare to the best vineyards of France and Australia. With meticulous canopy and crop management these vineyards create excellent quality grapes that can be bottled under independent vineyard designations such as: Paradise Road Vineyard; Purisima Mountain Vineyard; Thompson Vineyard; Tierra Alta Vineyard and The Fox Family vineyard.
Novy Cellars is owned by Adam & Dianna Lee (of Siduri Wines) and Dianna’s family (her parents, Adolph & Rose Marie Novy, and her brothers and sisters-in-law, David & Angela, Bryan & Kathy, and Steven & Marie Novy).
Tradition and innovaton come together to produce award-winning Chadonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and delightful blends from Estate Vineyard.
Coufos Cellars is making a niche for itself by producing fine Rhone style wines such as Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Viognier. Other lesser known Rhones include; Marsanne, Roussanne, Mourvedre and Cinsault, and Grenache.
Coufos Cellars facilities are situated on a former 20 acre dairy farm, which is now dotted with hillside vineyards.
Barns and outbuildings have been carefully converted into new wine making facilities while preserving their historical charm.
I like the small-time charm of the Acacia Winery, and the staff is just super nice. Our wine host, Margaret, was a gem! Super knowledgeable about the wines and so much fun to chat with. In fact, during the course of our tasting, I realized she had served me the last time I had visited! ~
Six Hands is a boutique family winery nestled in the Sacramento River Delta, where warm summer days and cool evening breezes create optimal conditions for grape cultivation. Six Hands wines will be represented at special events, celebrations and ordinary Tuesday night dinners, motivates us to produce handcrafted wines of the highest caliber at value-oriented prices.
Joe Sr. and Shirlene Barton started Grey Wolf Cellars and Barton Family Wines i 1994. Sadly Joe Jr. was tasked with the at the age of 23 with carrying on the family legacy after his father trgically passed away in 1998. Joe has made the passing years his lifes mission to carry on his father's legacy and create a distinct style, sourcing from dry-farmed vineyards in the Paso Robles Willow Creek, Templeton Gap and Adelaida District AVA's.