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#Chardonnay grapes at Solomon Hills #Vineyards, early morning vistas at La Rinconada. Best guesses as to start of #harvest2018 in #santabarbarawinecountry?
As I sit on this 90% completely finished deck built by myself and my little brother I decided what better time to open my absolute favorite wine from the winery that my brother used to work at.
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#foleyfamilywines #foley #staritahills #barlazysranch #pinotnoir #2014 #california #wine #favoritewine
And a very good morning to you as well, Sta. Rita Hills!
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One of the best things about farming in Santa Barbara County would be the incomparable sunrises. And the wine. Always the wine. .
#sunrise #summer #winedestinations #wine #winefarm #winelover #winegrapes #winecountry #vineyard #visitsyv #californiawine #photooftheday #california #motivationmonday #beautiful #staritahills #californiafarmsandranches
Succulent strawberry, mossy forest floor, bing cherry. Fresh lavender, cranberry juice, dried crunchy leaves. Raspberry driven pinot funk with a rosemary sprig and a touch of mineral salinity. This 2014 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir by Ken Brown Wines is earthy deliciousness hiding behind pure California fruit.
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Ken Brown is one of the original pioneers of Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. He has been making wine in the area since the 1970's and started his own label in 2003. His wines are classically styled and terroir driven without any added fluff or BS. His length of tenure and numerous connections have allowed him access to some of the most desirable fruit in the entire appellation, and his wines are not to be missed. Taste them in his unassuming little tasting room in Buellton and there is no way you will leave without at least a few bottles to take home. Ken Brown is a small producer doing big things in Santa Barbara County.
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Who is an under the radar producer that you enjoy?
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@kenbrownwines @sophienwald_usa @sophienwaldglass #kenbrownwines #kenbrown #sophienwald #pinotnoir #staritahills #santaritahills #santabarbara #laencantada #wine #winery #wineblog #wineblogger #instawine #wset #wineryreflections
Succulent strawberry, mossy forest floor, bing cherry. Fresh lavender, cranberry juice, dried crunchy leaves. Raspberry driven pinot funk with a rosemary sprig and a touch of mineral salinity. This 2014 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir by Ken Brown Wines is earthy deliciousness hiding behind pure California fruit. . Ken Brown is one of the original pioneers of Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. He has been making wine in the area since the 1970's and started his own label in 2003. His wines are classically styled and terroir driven without any added fluff or BS. His length of tenure and numerous connections have allowed him access to some of the most desirable fruit in the entire appellation, and his wines are not to be missed. Taste them in his unassuming little tasting room in Buellton and there is no way you will leave without at least a few bottles to take home. Ken Brown is a small producer doing big things in Santa Barbara County. . Who is an under the radar producer that you enjoy? . @kenbrownwines @sophienwald_usa @sophienwaldglass #kenbrownwines  #kenbrown  #sophienwald  #pinotnoir  #staritahills  #santaritahills  #santabarbara  #laencantada  #wine  #winery  #wineblog  #wineblogger  #instawine  #wset  #wineryreflections 
2013 Brewer Clifton Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay. Drinking this wine makes me feel like I am in the vineyard. I love wines that have a sense of place. Upon uncorking a bottle, feeling yourself immersed in the region. Tasting the climatic factors, the soil, the warm sun during the day, the cool night air preserving the precious acidity, all contributing to the final wine. This wine has its own beautiful personality. Great cool climate Chardonnay. Citrus and golden apples jump out of the glass, with a slight toasty element. Rich and round on the palate, with a slight stony minerality and electric acidity ⚡. Should continue aging just fine. Pairs wonderfully with the smell of rain in the air.
2013 Brewer Clifton Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay. Drinking this wine makes me feel like I am in the vineyard. I love wines that have a sense of place. Upon uncorking a bottle, feeling yourself immersed in the region. Tasting the climatic factors, the soil, the warm sun during the day, the cool night air preserving the precious acidity, all contributing to the final wine. This wine has its own beautiful personality. Great cool climate Chardonnay. Citrus and golden apples jump out of the glass, with a slight toasty element. Rich and round on the palate, with a slight stony minerality and electric acidity ⚡. Should continue aging just fine. Pairs wonderfully with the smell of rain in the air.
Here and Heaven Chardonnay and So What Syrah are available as an add on to your flight in the @palminawines tasting room!
Here and Heaven Chardonnay and So What Syrah are available as an add on to your flight in the @palminawines tasting room!
Guarding the enternece to the Sta Rita Hills this morning...#sbcwine #staritahills #deer #wildlife #nature #santabarbaracounty #winecountry
Feeling grateful.  Six cases of our 2014 Wan Fiore Project Reserve Pinot Noir going to a new home!! 🤗#ocwinecompetitiongoldmedal #wanfioreproject #ordernowbeforeitstoolate #bestcustomers #wanfioreprojectpinotnoir #staritahills
We checked out #johnsebastianovineyard to see how the 2018 Grenache is coming along...some shattering this year, nothing too extreme, quality will be up from last year with a slightly lower yield and harvest should be a few weeks later than 2017. All good stuff! The vineyard as always was beautiful. Love the hillside Grenache! So picturesque! #2018harvest #grenache #staritahills #hillsidevineyard #coolclimate #aframewineco #theG #gtrain
#wine #chardonnay #eljabalivineyard #staritahills#garyveewineclub  wow what a great night for a perfectly balanced Chardonnay.. I paired this with #laughingcow creamy mozzarella very good match!
The Pinot is coming along great at the @hilliardbrucevineyards clone 115 is going to be fantastic this year!
The Pinot is coming along great at the @hilliardbrucevineyards clone 115 is going to be fantastic this year!
Did you know: that roses were originally planted on the row ends to preserve the grapes against insects as the fruit matured for harvest
Did you know: that roses were originally planted on the row ends to preserve the grapes against insects as the fruit matured for harvest
Chardonnay is elegant in many ways #staritahills #chardonnay #dragonettecellars #summerwine
Yes! Can’t wait to see everyone today!
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@wanfioreproject_pno hosting a Wine and Beauty event with @bwan_rf and @shoppingandinfo for #rodanandfields #wanfioreproject #wineandbeauty #pinotnoir #staritahills #yummyyummypinot #wanfioreprojectpinotnoir #beauty #skincare #sidehustle #residualincome #momlife #randf #redefineregimen #sootheregimen #saturday #summer #ampmdroller
@wanfioreproject_pno hosting a Wine and Beauty event with @bwan_rf and @shoppingandinfo for #rodanandfields #wanfioreproject #wineandbeauty #pinotnoir #staritahills #yummyyummypinot #wanfioreprojectpinotnoir
We’re excited to welcome Brent Wilson to our team as our new Assistant Winemaker!  Brent will also be working in our tasting room on Saturdays and Sundays starting today, so be sure to stop by and say hello!  Cheers to the weekend!  #visitlosolivos #visitsyv #sbcwine #cometaste #smallproductionwines #coolclimatewines #staritahills #albariño #rosé #roséallday #chardonnay #ritascrownvineyard #tinshackchardonnay #pinotnoir #grenache #syrah #zotovichvineyard #cheers #winelife #805wine
We’re excited to welcome Brent Wilson to our team as our new Assistant Winemaker! Brent will also be working in our tasting room on Saturdays and Sundays starting today, so be sure to stop by and say hello! Cheers to the weekend! #visitlosolivos  #visitsyv  #sbcwine  #cometaste  #smallproductionwines  #coolclimatewines  #staritahills  #albariño  #rosé  #roséallday  #chardonnay  #ritascrownvineyard  #tinshackchardonnay  #pinotnoir  #grenache  #syrah  #zotovichvineyard  #cheers  #winelife  #805wine 
요즘 꽂힌 와이너리 #seasmoke #chardonnay #pinotnoir 다 좋다 #staritahills
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photo by @hilliardbrucevineyards 
#explorelompoc #staritahills #wineries #wine #estategrown #pinotnoir #chardonnay
This past week, @missesball and I had a great time filming at the famous #sanfordandbenedict #vineyard just outside of #Lompoc in the #staritahills AVA!! Thanks to @sanfordwinery for having us out!! Nice to meet you @alexnyeart!! #sbcwine #explorelompoc #bottlebranding
Californian wine and sunset on the family’s porch. Now I just need to get a rocking chair (rifle is unnecessary) 🇺🇸 @sandhiwines #sandhiwines @rajatparr #rajatparr #starita #pinot #pinotnoir #lompoc #california #tampa #florida #staritahills #craftandcurd @craftandcurd #vino #vinho #vin #redwine #wine #wein #winelover #wineporn #instawine
A little #behindthescenes from last year’s harvest. Did you know that each macro bin can hold approximately 1000 lbs of grapes? This is equivalent to approximately 25 cases of wine!
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Tag a friend who you think could use that much wine!
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#wine #winefarm #winelover #winegrapes #winecountry #wineeducation #vineyard #vines #visitsyv #viticulture #harvest2017 #fbf #friday #bts 
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Check us out this weekend for some crisp Chardonnay, smooth and rich Pinot Noirs and the inky velvety Dornfelder! We have a new artisan cookie pairing to go along with them! 🍷😎🍪
Check us out this weekend for some crisp Chardonnay, smooth and rich Pinot Noirs and the inky velvety Dornfelder! We have a new artisan cookie pairing to go along with them! 🍷😎🍪
Unique terroir makes extraordinary wine. As grape vines grow and dig deeper into the dirt they pull water and nutrients from the soil around them. By some natural phenomena - one not entirely understood - the fruit of these vines also picks up flavor characteristics from its soil. Great wines made from fruit grown in the finest terroirs will exhibit distinct identifying traits that simply cannot be replicated.
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The rock pictured above was pulled directly from the dirt in the La Côte vineyard of Domaine de la Côte. There are millions just like it all around this vineyard, which is located in the Santa Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara. It came from sedimentary rock known as "Monterey Formation" which can be found along California's central coast. This rock contains tight stratifications of calcareous/diatomaceous rock, oil rich sandstone, and even a bit of iron.
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The best part about all of this nerdy geology stuff is that the wines from this vineyard really do taste like this terroir! The calcareous/diatomaceous rock imparts a clean underlying salinity & minerality. The bit of oil adds depth and richness. The iron provides complexity and a touch of rusticity. If you have the pleasure to taste wine from this small and illustrious vineyard, sit back and try to pick out the effects that the unique terroir has imparted on the finished wines. It's an amazing thing to experience!
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What was the wine that helped you first understand terroir?
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@domainedelacote #domainedelacote #lacote #pinotnoir #chardonnay #santaritahills #staritahills #santabarbara #terroir #sandhiwines #vineyardrocks #wine #winery #wineblog #wineblogger #instawine #wset #wineryreflections
Unique terroir makes extraordinary wine. As grape vines grow and dig deeper into the dirt they pull water and nutrients from the soil around them. By some natural phenomena - one not entirely understood - the fruit of these vines also picks up flavor characteristics from its soil. Great wines made from fruit grown in the finest terroirs will exhibit distinct identifying traits that simply cannot be replicated. . The rock pictured above was pulled directly from the dirt in the La Côte vineyard of Domaine de la Côte. There are millions just like it all around this vineyard, which is located in the Santa Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara. It came from sedimentary rock known as "Monterey Formation" which can be found along California's central coast. This rock contains tight stratifications of calcareous/diatomaceous rock, oil rich sandstone, and even a bit of iron. . The best part about all of this nerdy geology stuff is that the wines from this vineyard really do taste like this terroir! The calcareous/diatomaceous rock imparts a clean underlying salinity & minerality. The bit of oil adds depth and richness. The iron provides complexity and a touch of rusticity. If you have the pleasure to taste wine from this small and illustrious vineyard, sit back and try to pick out the effects that the unique terroir has imparted on the finished wines. It's an amazing thing to experience! . What was the wine that helped you first understand terroir? . @domainedelacote #domainedelacote  #lacote  #pinotnoir  #chardonnay  #santaritahills  #staritahills  #santabarbara  #terroir  #sandhiwines  #vineyardrocks  #wine  #winery  #wineblog  #wineblogger  #instawine  #wset  #wineryreflections 
2013 Pinot Noir by West of Temperance. 90 Points. Purely Domestic Wine Report Volume 5.4. " The nose is a dense black cherry, graphite, plum, ground brown spice, licorice and mint. The palate is a bit lean on entry emphasizing texture and lightness. Gains in the glass with a delicate core. Effortless, even though it is showing more maturity than the earlier release. Drink 2017 - 2022 "

doug wilder | purely domestic wine report | www.pdwr.co

#pinot #pinotnoir #pinotnoirlover #pinotlover #santabarbara #santabarbarawinecountry #santabarbarawine #santabarbarapinotnoir #staritahills #riovistavineyard #ピノノワール #ピノノワールのピノ #ピノノワール大好き #westoftemperance
2013 Pinot Noir by West of Temperance. 90 Points. Purely Domestic Wine Report Volume 5.4. " The nose is a dense black cherry, graphite, plum, ground brown spice, licorice and mint. The palate is a bit lean on entry emphasizing texture and lightness. Gains in the glass with a delicate core. Effortless, even though it is showing more maturity than the earlier release. Drink 2017 - 2022 " doug wilder | purely domestic wine report | www.pdwr.co #pinot  #pinotnoir  #pinotnoirlover  #pinotlover  #santabarbara  #santabarbarawinecountry  #santabarbarawine  #santabarbarapinotnoir  #staritahills  #riovistavineyard  #ピノノワール  #ピノノワールのピノ  #ピノノワール大好き  #westoftemperance 
2013 Pinot Noir by West of Temperance. 90 Points. Purely Domestic Wine Report Volume 5.4. " The nose is a dense black cherry, graphite, plum, ground brown spice, licorice and mint. The palate is a bit lean on entry emphasizing texture and lightness. Gains in the glass with a delicate core. Effortless, even though it is showing more maturity than the earlier release. Drink 2017 - 2022 "

doug wilder | purely domestic wine report | www.pdwr.co

#pdwr #pinot #pinotnoir #pinotnoirlover #pinotlover #santabarbara #santabarbarawinecountry #santabarbarawine #santabarbarapinotnoir #staritahills #riovistavineyard #ピノノワール #ピノノワールのピノ #ピノノワール大好き #westoftemperance
2013 Pinot Noir by West of Temperance. 90 Points. Purely Domestic Wine Report Volume 5.4. " The nose is a dense black cherry, graphite, plum, ground brown spice, licorice and mint. The palate is a bit lean on entry emphasizing texture and lightness. Gains in the glass with a delicate core. Effortless, even though it is showing more maturity than the earlier release. Drink 2017 - 2022 " doug wilder | purely domestic wine report | www.pdwr.co #pdwr  #pinot  #pinotnoir  #pinotnoirlover  #pinotlover  #santabarbara  #santabarbarawinecountry  #santabarbarawine  #santabarbarapinotnoir  #staritahills  #riovistavineyard  #ピノノワール  #ピノノワールのピノ  #ピノノワール大好き  #westoftemperance 
Look at these beautiful Chardonnay clusters from Spear Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills!  We can’t wait to make wine from this impeccably farmed fruit!  #chardonnayclusters #impeccablefarming #spearvineyard #staritahills #coolclimate #harvest2018 #cantwait
Estate Syrah looking good!
Estate Syrah looking good!
Pinot weather perfection in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA! We couldn’t ask for better weather as we head into veraison. The 2018 growing season is moving along delightfully. Great fruit sets, mild and dry spring and now classically ocean influenced weather pattern. 🙏🏽🍇👌🏽 #pinotnoir #chardonnay #staritahills #syrah #wine #winetasting #estatewinery #organicfarming #organicallygrown #805strong
The weather is going to be beautiful in the Sta. Rita Hills this weekend! Enjoy a tasting of #estategrown Pinot Noir & Chardonnay at our #leedcertified winery. Give us a call at 805.736.5366 to make an appointment 🍷✨
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#hilliardbruce #staritahills #wine #winetasting #winecountry #winelover #pinotnoir #chardonnay #explorelompoc
Lovely #spearvineyard and we are so lucky to get #grunerveltliner and #syrah from it 🍇🍇 #organicvineyard #staritahills #explorelompoc #ambauwines #winemakerlife
mom says Im not a lapdog anymore ... but you what they say “old habits die hard” 😆 
#gsdtraining #gsdworld #puppy #gsdlife #gsd #gsdlove #gsdpuppy #love #mommyandme #puppylove #ranchdog #happy #lapdog #nike #germanshepherd #dogmom #dogsofinstagram #doglife #staritahills #love #alwayssmiling #terraindog #bigpaws
Excited for this next collaboration @vallefreshca @esfuerzowine @otriowineco . A unique winemaker dinner nestled in the middle of the STA . Rita Hills surrounded by vines. 3 (winemakers) - 2 (Farmers ) - 1 (chef)  #3-2-1 #esfuerzowines #otriowineco #vallefresh #organic #farmtotable #boutiquewine #sbcwine #santabarbara #santabarbarawinecountry #staritahills
Underripe pear, apple scone, lemon meringue. Wild daisy, pie crust, a touch of key lime. Dusty with a light crusting of mineral salinity and garnished with a sprig of parsley. Wonderful zip and zest. This 2014 Sanford Estate Brut Cuvée is a California sparkling that isn't pretending.
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Utilizing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from its estate vineyards of Sanford & Benedict and La Rinconada, Sanford Winery has crafted this Brut Cuvée to perfectly express the area's unique terroir. Their house style of restrained fruit, the expression of complex maritime soils, and driving acidity naturally lends itself to creating a beautiful and balanced sparkling wine. The best part is that despite being produced in "Methode Champenoise" this wine is not trying to be Champagne. Rather it is a unique expression of the cool coastal California climate that the fruit is grown in - and the wine is stronger for it. This wine proves that pursuing the best expression of oneself is better by far than struggling to create a copy.
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What is your favorite sparkling wine that comes from somewhere besides Champagne?
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@sanfordwinery @sophienwaldglass @sophienwald_usa #sanfordwinery #sophienwald #brutchampagne #brutcuvee #pinotnoir #chardonnay #sparklingwine #champagne #santabarbara #santaritahills #staritahills #wine #winery #wineblog #wineblogger #instawine #wset #wineryreflections
Underripe pear, apple scone, lemon meringue. Wild daisy, pie crust, a touch of key lime. Dusty with a light crusting of mineral salinity and garnished with a sprig of parsley. Wonderful zip and zest. This 2014 Sanford Estate Brut Cuvée is a California sparkling that isn't pretending. . Utilizing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from its estate vineyards of Sanford & Benedict and La Rinconada, Sanford Winery has crafted this Brut Cuvée to perfectly express the area's unique terroir. Their house style of restrained fruit, the expression of complex maritime soils, and driving acidity naturally lends itself to creating a beautiful and balanced sparkling wine. The best part is that despite being produced in "Methode Champenoise" this wine is not trying to be Champagne. Rather it is a unique expression of the cool coastal California climate that the fruit is grown in - and the wine is stronger for it. This wine proves that pursuing the best expression of oneself is better by far than struggling to create a copy. . What is your favorite sparkling wine that comes from somewhere besides Champagne? . @sanfordwinery @sophienwaldglass @sophienwald_usa #sanfordwinery  #sophienwald  #brutchampagne  #brutcuvee  #pinotnoir  #chardonnay  #sparklingwine  #champagne  #santabarbara  #santaritahills  #staritahills  #wine  #winery  #wineblog  #wineblogger  #instawine  #wset  #wineryreflections 
With my boy @fidiwinefarmer a local farmer and winemaker checking out a spot for our winemaker collab....STA Rita Hills Lompoc Love ! Stay tuned for dates and details for this dinner #vallefresh #staritahills #explorelompoc #winecountry #california @esfuerzowine
Over 230 acres of vineyard are established on the Foley Estates property, subdivided into 59 micro-blocks which are farmed, harvested, and vinified separately. From Pinot Noir on the highest reaches of the ranch to eight acres of Syrah planted on the western corridor, the broad array of soil types allow for a great diversity of wines. |📸: @abbeykatt
Over 230 acres of vineyard are established on the Foley Estates property, subdivided into 59 micro-blocks which are farmed, harvested, and vinified separately. From Pinot Noir on the highest reaches of the ranch to eight acres of Syrah planted on the western corridor, the broad array of soil types allow for a great diversity of wines. |📸: @abbeykatt
So glad to have our unique to the Santa Rita Hills ocean breeze back and in full force. Our 2018 Pinot Noir fruit is dancing in it this afternoon! 💃 🍇  #pinotnoir #chardonnay #staritahills #syrah #wine #winetasting #organicallygrown #805strong
Did you know that roadrunners can run up to 15 miles per hour? They have also been known to have sprints up to 26 mph! While typically solitary creatures (or sometimes found in pairs), a flock of roadrunners can be called a marathon or a race. .
Speaking of races, we hope to see you all at the 4th Annual Vintners 5 Miler on Saturday, July 28 at Sanford Winery! Visit the link in our bio to purchase tickets to the race, or if running isn’t your jam, purchase tickets to the Finish Line Festival, where there will be wine, music, and delicious food! We would love to see you!
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This photo was taken at @presquilewine by @little_donutz .
#vintners5miler #roadrunner #naturesighting #birdphotography #winecountry #winedestinations #santabarbarawinecountry #californiafarmsandranches #bird #naturephotography #sanford #wine #winefarm #winelover #canon #staritahills #vineyard #wildlifephotography #wildlife
Did you know that roadrunners can run up to 15 miles per hour? They have also been known to have sprints up to 26 mph! While typically solitary creatures (or sometimes found in pairs), a flock of roadrunners can be called a marathon or a race. . Speaking of races, we hope to see you all at the 4th Annual Vintners 5 Miler on Saturday, July 28 at Sanford Winery! Visit the link in our bio to purchase tickets to the race, or if running isn’t your jam, purchase tickets to the Finish Line Festival, where there will be wine, music, and delicious food! We would love to see you! . This photo was taken at @presquilewine by @little_donutz . #vintners5miler  #roadrunner  #naturesighting  #birdphotography  #winecountry  #winedestinations  #santabarbarawinecountry  #californiafarmsandranches  #bird  #naturephotography  #sanford  #wine  #winefarm  #winelover  #canon  #staritahills  #vineyard  #wildlifephotography  #wildlife 
Let’s start with 1..the road to my hometown of Lompoc. This spot is about 2 miles south of town near #SantaRosaRoad and the western edge of the #staritahills AVA. #explorelompoc #Lompoc #staritahills #highway1 #California #roadtrip
Happy Canyon is a wonderfully unique and exciting part of Santa Barbara wine country. Earning it's name as a hotspot for bootlegging during prohibition, Happy Canyon differs dramatically from other nearby winegrowing areas. It is shielded from Pacific Ocean in the south by the towering Los Padres mountains and it is just far enough east to avoid other heavy marine influences. As a result it is the warmest AVA in all of Santa Barbara, with temperatures that average 15-20 degrees hotter than some of the more coastal zones. Its mineral-rich soils are also quite uncommon and posses high concentrations of chert and serpentine pebbles.
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Because of its ideal climate and soils Happy Canyon has recently emerged as a formidable locale for growing Bordeaux varietals. Despite being only 20 miles from premier Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir vineyards, Happy Canyon fruit is now being utilized by producers such as Crown Point Vineyards, Westerly Wines, and Babcock Winery to make some very compelling Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux Blends. The Vogelzang Vineyard pictured here was one of the first vineyards planted in the area and contains plantings of all 5 red Bordeaux grapes as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and some Rhone varietals. Wines from this seminal vineyard have already gained high critical acclaim and should continue to improve as the vines mature. As this area continues to develop be on the lookout for some ultra high quality warm climate wines hitting shelves near you.
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Have you tried wine from Happy Canyon? What did you think?
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@vogelzangvineyard @crownpointvineyards @westerlywines @babcockwinery #vogelzangvineyard #happycanyon #santabarbara #staritahills #santaritahills #bordeauxwine #cabernetsauvignon #cabernetfranc #merlot #malbec #petitverdot #sauvignonblanc #semillon #wine #winery #wineblog #wineblogger #instawine #wset #wineryreflections
Happy Canyon is a wonderfully unique and exciting part of Santa Barbara wine country. Earning it's name as a hotspot for bootlegging during prohibition, Happy Canyon differs dramatically from other nearby winegrowing areas. It is shielded from Pacific Ocean in the south by the towering Los Padres mountains and it is just far enough east to avoid other heavy marine influences. As a result it is the warmest AVA in all of Santa Barbara, with temperatures that average 15-20 degrees hotter than some of the more coastal zones. Its mineral-rich soils are also quite uncommon and posses high concentrations of chert and serpentine pebbles. . Because of its ideal climate and soils Happy Canyon has recently emerged as a formidable locale for growing Bordeaux varietals. Despite being only 20 miles from premier Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir vineyards, Happy Canyon fruit is now being utilized by producers such as Crown Point Vineyards, Westerly Wines, and Babcock Winery to make some very compelling Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux Blends. The Vogelzang Vineyard pictured here was one of the first vineyards planted in the area and contains plantings of all 5 red Bordeaux grapes as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and some Rhone varietals. Wines from this seminal vineyard have already gained high critical acclaim and should continue to improve as the vines mature. As this area continues to develop be on the lookout for some ultra high quality warm climate wines hitting shelves near you. . Have you tried wine from Happy Canyon? What did you think? . @vogelzangvineyard @crownpointvineyards @westerlywines @babcockwinery #vogelzangvineyard  #happycanyon  #santabarbara  #staritahills  #santaritahills  #bordeauxwine  #cabernetsauvignon  #cabernetfranc  #merlot  #malbec  #petitverdot  #sauvignonblanc  #semillon  #wine  #winery  #wineblog  #wineblogger  #instawine  #wset  #wineryreflections 
Bottling our 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay today! Swipe⬅️ for some videos of the action. #SanfordWinery
Bottling our 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay today! Swipe⬅️ for some videos of the action. #SanfordWinery 
“When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
Masanobu Fukuoka
#pinotnoir #chardonnay #staritahills #syrah #wine #winetasting #organicallygrown #805strong
Incredible new releases from @liquidfarm - year after year these are some of the most impress wines out of the central coast. ⚡️⚡️⚡️🇺🇸 @mdizzler
Incredible new releases from @liquidfarm - year after year these are some of the most impress wines out of the central coast. ⚡️⚡️⚡️🇺🇸 @mdizzler
Donnachadh Pinot Noir class of 2018 looking good.  Can’t wait for harvest!
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#staritahills #donnchadh #pinotnoir #santarosaroad #sbcwine
When heaven and earth combine in a bottle...
When heaven and earth combine in a bottle...
Just another day at work! 😎🍪🍷Testing out new artisan cookie pairings and there just might be some Dornfelder making an appearance on this week’s flight! Come on in to the tasting room this week and get yourself a splash. #dornfelder #dornfelderwine #hubervineyard #staritahills #pinotnoir #chardonnay #artisancookies #lovemyjob #labrat
After a hot weekend we’re happy to see temperatures back in the 70’s today! We’re open 7 days a week from 11-5 be sure to stop by and pickup a bottle of this yummy 2015 #staritahills #pinotnoir
After a hot weekend we’re happy to see temperatures back in the 70’s today! We’re open 7 days a week from 11-5 be sure to stop by and pickup a bottle of this yummy 2015 #staritahills  #pinotnoir 
We are busy prepping for #harvest2018 ; what wine are you looking forward to enjoying from the upcoming vintage?
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#wine #winelover #winelife #californiafarmsandranches #california #californiawine #harvest2017 #harvest #winegrapes #vine #vineyard #vineyardlife #vines #grapes #winefarm #winedestinations #staritahills #santabarbarawinecountry #visitsyv #pinotnoir .
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Phenomenal wine at an incredible price point. This is Sandhi Chardonnay 2012 from Sta Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, California. The cool climate is ideal for slowly ripening grapes, which adds so much depth and flavor to the finished wine. This Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of golden ripe apples, tropical fruits, citrus, and baking spices. All those beautiful aromas are confirmed on the palate. Ripe golden apple, Meyer lemon, toasted almonds, coconut, vanilla, grilled pineapple, all wrapped in a warm blanket, with exceptionally balanced acidity cutting through and refreshing minerality in the background. This style of Chardonnay was made famous in the Burgundy region of France. I'm sure there are bottles of white Burgundy at affordable price points that I have yet to find. This bottle tastes like it could easily be $60+. Found it for $29.99 at my local whole foods. Great balance, great wine. Paired perfect with the smell of rain in the air.
Phenomenal wine at an incredible price point. This is Sandhi Chardonnay 2012 from Sta Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, California. The cool climate is ideal for slowly ripening grapes, which adds so much depth and flavor to the finished wine. This Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of golden ripe apples, tropical fruits, citrus, and baking spices. All those beautiful aromas are confirmed on the palate. Ripe golden apple, Meyer lemon, toasted almonds, coconut, vanilla, grilled pineapple, all wrapped in a warm blanket, with exceptionally balanced acidity cutting through and refreshing minerality in the background. This style of Chardonnay was made famous in the Burgundy region of France. I'm sure there are bottles of white Burgundy at affordable price points that I have yet to find. This bottle tastes like it could easily be $60+. Found it for $29.99 at my local whole foods. Great balance, great wine. Paired perfect with the smell of rain in the air.
High desert thunderstorms and sunset paired with some legendary wines on the patio. Excited to try my first Produttori wine, that just so happens to be single vineyard, and 17 years old. The Sandhi Chardonnay is from one of my favorite cool climate regions in the world, Sta Rita Hills in Santa Barbara. Drinking beautifully. Thank you @rajatparr
High desert thunderstorms and sunset paired with some legendary wines on the patio. Excited to try my first Produttori wine, that just so happens to be single vineyard, and 17 years old. The Sandhi Chardonnay is from one of my favorite cool climate regions in the world, Sta Rita Hills in Santa Barbara. Drinking beautifully. Thank you @rajatparr
2015 @sanfordwinery STA. Rita Hills Appellation Chardonnay ($30). Bosc pear, golden delicious apple and lemon curd aromas offer a lovely welcome. Orchard fruit flavors are joined by apricot and a subtle hint of tangerine on the layered palate. Gentle bits of toast and vanilla are complemented by bakers spices and a parting shot of minerals on the lingering finish. Purity of fruit and mouthwatering acid are the highlights here. Looking for the perfect partner for Beer Can Chicken? This is a serious contender. #Chardonnay #Wine #BeerCanChicken #STARitaHills #California
2015 @sanfordwinery STA. Rita Hills Appellation Chardonnay ($30). Bosc pear, golden delicious apple and lemon curd aromas offer a lovely welcome. Orchard fruit flavors are joined by apricot and a subtle hint of tangerine on the layered palate. Gentle bits of toast and vanilla are complemented by bakers spices and a parting shot of minerals on the lingering finish. Purity of fruit and mouthwatering acid are the highlights here. Looking for the perfect partner for Beer Can Chicken? This is a serious contender. #Chardonnay  #Wine  #BeerCanChicken  #STARitaHills  #California 
The 2016 line up from @pencevineyards is on 🔥🔥. #revelwine #reveladventures #refrigeratedsunlight #disco #chardonnay #pinotnoir #gamay #syrah #staritahills
Weekend drinking like...
2017 Mendocino County Carignan Rosé from @vincaminorwine. Old vine, dry farmed Carignan from Hawkeye Ranch. Ripe summer berries thanks to clay rich soils and creamy texture from the touch of oak.
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Sandhi Rita’s Crown Chardonnay 2014 from @rajatparr and @sashimoorman Rita’s Crown vineyard sits high in the Sta Rita Hills overlooking the Santa Ynez river valley. High elevation, elegant expression of Cali Chard from vines planted in 2007.
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1993 Sakträger Riesling Auslese from Carl Koch. From Oppenhiem’s famous vineyard, still with a kick of acidity to balance the rich, tertiary aromas and flavours. Thanks @agustin.wine .
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#winelover #wineporn #staritahills #mendocinocounty #california #usa #oppenheimer #riesling #carignan #chardonnay #rosé  #brosé #roséallday #chardonnayallday #rhienhessen #germany #usa #winetime #instavin #sunday #sundayfunday
Weekend drinking like... 2017 Mendocino County Carignan Rosé from @vincaminorwine. Old vine, dry farmed Carignan from Hawkeye Ranch. Ripe summer berries thanks to clay rich soils and creamy texture from the touch of oak. . . . Sandhi Rita’s Crown Chardonnay 2014 from @rajatparr and @sashimoorman Rita’s Crown vineyard sits high in the Sta Rita Hills overlooking the Santa Ynez river valley. High elevation, elegant expression of Cali Chard from vines planted in 2007. . . . 1993 Sakträger Riesling Auslese from Carl Koch. From Oppenhiem’s famous vineyard, still with a kick of acidity to balance the rich, tertiary aromas and flavours. Thanks @agustin.wine . . . #winelover  #wineporn  #staritahills  #mendocinocounty  #california  #usa  #oppenheimer  #riesling  #carignan  #chardonnay  #rosé  #brosé  #roséallday  #chardonnayallday  #rhienhessen  #germany  #usa  #winetime  #instavin  #sunday  #sundayfunday 
Bright cherry, juicy pomegranate, ripe red plum. Boysenberry, dried clove, nutmeg, & allspice. Oversized strawberry, white pepper, and a bit of funky herbaceousness. An explosively fragrant medley of red and black fruit collides with an ambrosial bouquet of lavender, violet, and tulips. And then behind all that there's this intense sensation of being chest deep in the Pacific Ocean duck-diving under crashing waves. This 2015 Ocean's Ghost Babcock Vineyard Pinot Noir by Babcock Winery is the perfect marriage between muscular California fruit and terroir driven complexity.
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Babcock Winery & Vineyards was first set in motion in 1978 when Walt and Mona Babcock decided to purchase a plot of land in the area between Lompoc and Buelton that is now known as Santa Rita Hills. They planted grapes and quickly their son Bryan took interest. Bryan soon devoted his life to the craft of winemaking - fast forward 40 years and now Babcock is quietly producing some of the most adventurous and compelling wines around. With a focus on expressing terroir in its truest and most complete sense while also embracing the power of the California sun, Babcock has created a lineup of wines that must be tasted to be believed. This wine, coming from Babcock's own estate vineyard, showcases the heavy maritime influences of the terrain while also revealing a beautiful and substantial purity of fruit. This wine WILL make you a believer in California Pinot Noir.
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Have you tried Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir? What is your favorite?
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@babcockwinery @sophienwald_usa @sophienwaldglass #babcockwinery #babcock #sophienwald #pinotnoir #staritahills #santaritahills #santabarbara #oceansghost #wine #winery #wineblog #wineblogger #instawine #wset #wineryreflections
Bright cherry, juicy pomegranate, ripe red plum. Boysenberry, dried clove, nutmeg, & allspice. Oversized strawberry, white pepper, and a bit of funky herbaceousness. An explosively fragrant medley of red and black fruit collides with an ambrosial bouquet of lavender, violet, and tulips. And then behind all that there's this intense sensation of being chest deep in the Pacific Ocean duck-diving under crashing waves. This 2015 Ocean's Ghost Babcock Vineyard Pinot Noir by Babcock Winery is the perfect marriage between muscular California fruit and terroir driven complexity. . Babcock Winery & Vineyards was first set in motion in 1978 when Walt and Mona Babcock decided to purchase a plot of land in the area between Lompoc and Buelton that is now known as Santa Rita Hills. They planted grapes and quickly their son Bryan took interest. Bryan soon devoted his life to the craft of winemaking - fast forward 40 years and now Babcock is quietly producing some of the most adventurous and compelling wines around. With a focus on expressing terroir in its truest and most complete sense while also embracing the power of the California sun, Babcock has created a lineup of wines that must be tasted to be believed. This wine, coming from Babcock's own estate vineyard, showcases the heavy maritime influences of the terrain while also revealing a beautiful and substantial purity of fruit. This wine WILL make you a believer in California Pinot Noir. . Have you tried Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir? What is your favorite? . @babcockwinery @sophienwald_usa @sophienwaldglass #babcockwinery  #babcock  #sophienwald  #pinotnoir  #staritahills  #santaritahills  #santabarbara  #oceansghost  #wine  #winery  #wineblog  #wineblogger  #instawine  #wset  #wineryreflections 
"Glamping" at Pence Vineyard and Winery. Great times. #winemaking #wine #pencevineyard #santabarbaracounty #staritahills
About to start investigating which wine pairs best with @scratch.kitchen lamb burger! #staritahills #sbcwine #explorelompoc #syvibes
This is where the real magic happens. In the vineyard while in the caring hands of dedicated and obsessively focused farmers. This is our esteemed Vineyard Manager, Melquíades. Mel and the rest of our full time in-house farming team basically touch every bit of fruit we eventually get to enjoy. Let’s toast to all that make it possible! 🍷👏🍇 #pinotnoir #chardonnay #staritahills #syrah #wine #winetasting #organicallygrown #805strong
This is where the real magic happens. In the vineyard while in the caring hands of dedicated and obsessively focused farmers. This is our esteemed Vineyard Manager, Melquíades. Mel and the rest of our full time in-house farming team basically touch every bit of fruit we eventually get to enjoy. Let’s toast to all that make it possible! 🍷👏🍇 #pinotnoir  #chardonnay  #staritahills  #syrah  #wine  #winetasting  #organicallygrown  #805strong 
2012 SQN "Stein" grenache & "Stock" syrah. I would drink these out of any vessel, including a "stein" and wish I had more "stock" of both. Pure, full-bodied, concentrated, layered, unctuous, rich & textured. 97 & 98 pts WA. Stunning! @biennacido 
#finewine #sinequanon #redheadwines
2012 SQN "Stein" grenache & "Stock" syrah. I would drink these out of any vessel, including a "stein" and wish I had more "stock" of both. Pure, full-bodied, concentrated, layered, unctuous, rich & textured. 97 & 98 pts WA. Stunning! @biennacido #finewine  #sinequanon  #redheadwines