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Over 20 years ago, our Founding Partner, Thomas Stolpman, discovered what we believe to be one of the greatest viticultural sites on earth. Hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast, on a rare Limestone outcropping & unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind, this unique land is ideally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. We are committed to preserving this natural environment for our vines through natural farming, dry farming, & sustainable employment. In the winery, we prefer native fermentation & minimal manipulation.
Dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking, we believe that we can create natural, vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California.
Each harvest, our grapes arrive into the winery with yeasts native to the vineyard. Because the grapes come from a thriving, naturally balanced environment, the resulting wine reflect the vines’ treatment in their liveliness.
Our 'little red cottage' tasting room is located in historic Los Olivos, nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Sometimes we have to abandon the tradition of the tasting room to truly experience wine. From a guided hike on the hilltops of our estate vineyard to a rustic California inspired meal on the road with Peter Stolpman, every event is planned to encourage connections between people, place & taste through experience, conversation & most importantly, fun.