Tag Archives: Tom Stolpman

Different Shades of White Wine: Sauvignon Blanc v Golden Point

Stolpman Vineyards’ two entry level white wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Golden Point, exist in two different universes. Sauvignon Blanc appears straight forward: Clearly the most mainstream varietal produced at Stolpman Vineyards, the wine is pressed and aged only in stainless steel. Sashi inhibits secondary fermentation to create a crisp, pure profile and the wine is filtered, because God Forbid, an unsuspecting punter sees clouds in Read More →

Ballard Canyon AVA just days away… How it Came to Be

It seems like yesterday, a bunch of us huddled around a map outside of Michael Larner’s barn to discuss boundary lines with Wes Hagen. Attendees Keith Sarloos, Jeff Newton, Steve Beckmen, Roger Harrison, John Falcone (Rusack), and Matt Dees (Jonata) had recently agreed to hire Wes to put together a petition for the Ballard Canyon AVA. I was so immersed in the map; I didn’t Read More →

It’s not just Tacos & Lip Service here at Stolpman!

On December 6th, we gathered under the Oak tree to say Thank You to La Cuadrilla, enjoy a meal together, and distribute the profits of the Cuadrilla blend. Mother Nature gave us a perfect growing season in 2012, and it was up to La Cuadrilla to insure every grape picked reached its maximum potential. Tom Stolpman, the Patron, drove up from Long Beach; the winemaking Read More →

Third Party Perspective: Andrew Murray’s thoughts on Stolpman’s Classic Syrah Style

Andrew Murray has a whole lot of experience with Central Coast Syrah.  He planted his family’s Foxen Canyon ranch back in the early 90’s after getting inspired in the Northern Rhone. His adventure actually started with his first taste of Condrieu, in a restaurant near Burgundy.  He and his dad jumped in the car and drove straight South to investigate where this magical white nectar 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 →