Santa Barbara Wine Country: Photos from Day 2
Pence Ranch, Sta Rita Hills AVA
Blair Pence, Pence Ranch
View from the top, Pence Ranch looking out over Sta Rita Hills
Pence Vineyard manager, Francisco Ramirez, working with the Pence Vineyard crew in freezing temperatures
Pench Ranch 2010 Pinot Noirs
Presqu’ile Vineyard and Wines, Santa Maria Valley AVA
Presqu’ile Wines: Pinot Noir Rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noirs
Presqu’ile Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley
Matt Murphy, visiting the new Presqui’ile Winery site
Presqu’ile Winemaker, Dieter Cronje
Bien Nacido Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley AVA
original Bien Nacido vines, planted in 1973 on own rootstock
looking into Santa Maria Valley, from Bien Nacido Vineyards
Bien Nacido Vineyard manager Chris Hammell
Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Nicholas Miller, Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Winemaker
Evening Wine Tasting
J. Wilkes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Nagy Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir
Byron Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs
La Fenetre Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs
Qupe Roussanne and X-Block Syrah
Au Bon Climat 30th-Anniversary Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
More notes, photos, and write-ups to follow.
Thank you to Blair Pence, and Francisco Ramirez.
Thank you to Matt Murphy and Dieter Cronje.
Thank you to Chris Hammell, Nicholas Miller, and the whole Miller family.
Thank you to Vidal Perez, Johnathan Nagy, Clarissa Nagy and Josh Klapper,.
Thank you to Sao Anash, and Lacey Fussel.
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i love that photo of the dog in the sun. totally soaking it up!
Indeed, that picture makes me feel the sun too!
DON’T YOU LOVE THAT DOG??!!
Hudson says hi and invites you back any time!
Ditto for me!
Send my warm best to Hudson. I enjoyed him being on the tour and hope to be back to visit and taste again soon. Thank you so much for having me!
Chris Hammell is as good as it gets! love listening to him discuss bien nacido and the future there
Charles, Chris was great! Really enjoyed meeting him and hearing what he has to say about the work there.