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Westerly Vineyards Santa Maria Valley

Some impressive wines are produced here, particularly from the Bordeaux red varieties. The vineyards are located in the newly established Happy Canyon AVA, notable for success with the Bordeaux grapes. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are sourced from the cooler Sta. Rita Hills. The Sauvignon Blanc, which includes a little Sémillon, is vinified in stainless steel […]

Rancho Sisquoc Winery

This is a relatively long-established name in Santa Barbara County among a plethora of new and emerging producers. Some 130 ha (320 acres) of vineyard are now planted on the vast 15,000 ha (37,000 acre) Flood ranch. From a fairly extensive range, the Bordeaux varieties particularly stand out. The vineyards are among the warmer sites […]

Labyrinth Winery Santa Maria Valley

Ariki “Rick” Hill produces top grade Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. The first wines emerged in 2000 when Rick joined forces with another Santa Barbara Pinot Noir star, Lane TANNER, now his wife. The name of the winery represents the problems of successfully growing and even more importantly gaining optimum flavour ripening from this […]

Herman Story Wines Santa Maria Valley

A small range of explosively rich reds have been produced by Russell From since 2001 at his small Santa Maria winery which he now shares with MCPRICE MYERS. An extensive range of vineyards and regions now form the core of his fruit sources. As well as the reds he also makes a little Santa Barbara […]

Foxen Vineyards Santa Maria Valley

While there have been a plethora of new names emerging in these increasingly fashionable small wine regions, the Foxen boys, as they are affectionately known, have been around it seems for an eternity. They have consistently and continue to produce some of the best and most characterful wines from the area. Fruit comes from a […]

Cold Heaven Cellars Santa Maria Valley

Morgan Clendenen’s objective with her wines is to find the best possible cool-grown Viognier, believing that the best examples with the finest structure from Condrieu emerge from those producers who harvest with plenty of acidity. Excessive alcohol is avoided and the wines are fermented in used oak and aged until malolactic has been completed. They […]

Cambria Winery Santa Maria Valley

Part of the giant KENDALL JACKSON Group, Cambria is its Central Coast flagship. It is by no means small with the total area under vine now some 565 ha (1,400 acres). Top-flight Pinot Noir is ripe and full of red-berry fruit, and particular noteworthy are a number of Pinot Clone listed bottlings as well as […]

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