Vineyards

 

It all starts in the vineyard. One cannot overestimate the importance of finding the right fruit, and so we seek to explore, traverse, walk, and climb every block from which we source our fruit. We love Santa Barbara county and the noteworthy differences between the Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, and Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara County AVAs. 

 
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Pinot Noir

Dierberg Vineyard  •  Santa Maria Valley
Founded in 1997
LOCATION: 13 miles from the Pacific Ocean
SOIL: Sandy loam with heavy marine sediment

La Encantada  •  Sta Rita Hills AVA
100 acres planted by Richard Sanford in 2000
LOCATION: Westernmost vineyard in the Sta Rita Hills AVA
CHARACTERISTICS: Coolest site in the region
SOIL: Gazos clay loam, Ballard fine sandy-loam, and Sta. Lucia shaly clay loam.

 
   

 

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vogelzang Vineyard  •  Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA
77 acres planted in 1998
LOCATION: Southeastern and warmest corner of Happy Canyon
SOIL: Gravelly loam soil

Happy Canyon Vineyard  •  Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA
Planted in 1992
LOCATION: Easternmost edge of Santa Ynez Valley
SOIL: Loam and clay loam with high mineral levels

 

Chardonnay

Zotovich Family Vineyard  •  St Rita Hills AVA
Planted in 1998
SOIL: mineral driven sandy loam soils

Riverbench Vineyard  •  Santa Maria Valley
Established 1973
LOCATION: Southeastern edge of Santa Maria Valley
SOIL: Alluvial soils of clay, silt, sand, and gravel