Santa Barbara Wine Country 3: Photos from Day 2


Santa Barbara Wine Country: Photos from Day 2

Pence Ranch, Sta Rita Hills AVA

Blair Pence

Blair Pence, Pence Ranch

View from the top, Pence Ranch

View from the top, Pence Ranch looking out over Sta Rita Hills

Francisco Ramirez

Pence Vineyard manager, Francisco Ramirez, working with the Pence Vineyard crew in freezing temperatures

Pence Ranch Guard Dog

Pence Pinot Noir

Pench Ranch 2010 Pinot Noirs

Presqu’ile Vineyard and Wines, Santa Maria Valley AVA

Santa Maria Valley Succulents

Presqu'ile Wines

Presqu’ile Wines: Pinot Noir Rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noirs

Pensqu'ile Vineyards

Presqu’ile Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley

Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy, visiting the new Presqui’ile Winery site

Dieter Cronje

Presqu’ile Winemaker, Dieter Cronje

Bien Nacido Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley AVA

Old vines planted in 1973 on own rootstock, Bien Nacido

original Bien Nacido vines, planted in 1973 on own rootstock

Bien Nacido Vineyards

looking into Santa Maria Valley, from Bien Nacido Vineyards

Chris Hammell

Bien Nacido Vineyard manager Chris Hammell

Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Wines

Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah

Nicholas Miller

Nicholas Miller, Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Winemaker

Evening Wine Tasting

J. Wilkes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

J. Wilkes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Nagy Wines

Nagy Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir

Byron Wines

Byron Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs

La Fenetre Wines

La Fenetre Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs

Qupe Wines

Qupe Roussanne and X-Block SyrahAu Bon Climat Wines

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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