Tag Archives: Pete Stolpman

Estate Syrah Vertical : 2001 to 2010

Estate Syrah embodies Stolpman Vineyards in a single wine. After all, Sashi Moorman blends almost every clone from our 92 acres of Syrah into the Estate Bottling. As our flagship wine, we make darn sure that Estate Syrah gives our customers one of the best quality-to-value ratios in the entire world of wine. Over the past 10 vintages, the crop yields averaged under 1.5 tons Read More →

Feast in the Field 2012 – A Photo Blog

We came up with the great idea of bringing Stolpman’s Polyculture to our customers last year.  Not only are we lucky enough to live in the Santa Ynez Valley with fresh, local, organic groceries constantly available, but when we go out to dine we enjoy the same “farm to table” local specialties at restaurants like Full of Life Flatbread.   We met with Ruben and figured Read More →

Proof of Santa Barbara County’s Deep Wine Roots – from the Islands!

Ever since I started my quest to bring Stolpman wines to the world, I fly out of Santa Barbara Airport almost weekly. I make sure to sit in right-side window seats as we bank out over the ocean and wind south towards Los Angeles en route to LAX, Denver or Phoenix. I forget the long, cramped day in front of me as I gaze out Read More →

Who Knew Bean-Town Could be a Leading Stolpman Market?!

In late 2010 I received one of the coolest emails ever from a guy named Brian Connor – here’s an excerpt – Hi Peter, First of all, let me explain that I had never heard of Stolpman Vineyards prior to my trip to Los Olivos last week and a good friend in L.A. told me I absolutely had to check you guys out. Having tasted Read More →

‘Ghetto Fab’ Release Party – A Photo Recap

We set off this year’s Vintners’ Weekend in style – by transforming our entire crushpad at our Lompoc Winery to host our first ever ‘Ghetto Fabulous’  pick up party .  Each of our awesome new 2010’s were on hand, the food, by our very own Brian Evans, was outstanding & as always – Uncle Bo and his band jammed out in the corner.  But – enough talkin’ – enjoy our very first photo Read More →

Sashi Tasting of 2010s: Stolpman Zing Factor

Tasting wine with Sashi almost always imparts a whiplash “wow” factor. Head bent forward spitting, and then UP with a cocked head: “what did you just say?” He has a way of speaking about wine with obscure references that opens new worlds of thought. Depending on the day, Sashi might be in the mood for tangents on cooking, classical music, travel, yeast reproduction, or dry-farming. Read More →

The Battle for Syrah II – Our search for the YUM factor

  Tablas Creek – Herman Story – L’Aventure – Denner – Booker Everyday, customers come into the Los Olivos Tasting Room on their way to or from Paso Robles. With over 180 wineries, over twice that of Santa Barbara County, Paso Robles is definitely more established than Santa Ynez Valley. We decided it was time for the Stolpman Vineyards tasting room team to travel north Read More →