Southern California born & bottled
We produce varietal, vineyard designate, and blends from Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties.
The Los Angeles basin was California’s first wine country, with tens of thousands of vineyard acres and hundreds of wineries that quenched the state’s thirst from the 1830s. But the post-World War II development boom made building houses more profitable than growing vines. The memories of vintages past were buried under asphalt and apartments.READ MORE
The decision to use native yeasts or inoculating with selected yeasts is one of the things that divide winemakers into different camps based on their preference. There are good arguments for both sides [...]READ MORE
It is the first of July and we are excited by the abundance and quality of the fruit we are seeing in the vineyard this year. The above average rainfall and later than normal spring rains have increased vine health and vigor [...]READ MORE
This pink blend of 52% Tempranillo, 46% Grenache, 1% Mourvèdre and 1% Roussanne is in the running for L.A.'s best rosé ever, admittedly not a huge category. Clean aromas of blood orange, rose, red apple, orange sherbet and strawberry lead into a palate with candied melon and ripe peach. A cement-like texture drives it home.
Winemaker Patrick Kelley is amplifying the potential for Los Angeles County vineyards like few others, and this bottling, which includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, does so with aromas of crushed rocks, blackberry and violet on the nose. The palate is rich and deep with flavors of black currant, blueberry and nutmeg spice.
Polished and intriguing aromas of black cherry, mocha and sage show on the nose of this bottling from Malibu. The rich black-currant-sorbet flavors of the palate are balanced by black tea, dried herbs and minty cocoa elements.