Delicious Mexican BBQ food prepared by Mirella and extended family. A very windy day which kept things cool but often sent plates flying.
Bruce showed some of his ‘still in barrel wines’ explaining how they reached this point. It really was a splendid day!
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We do not ship during July and August because of the heat. This was our first Artist and Wine Pickup Event. The artist, Niki Lunn, devised a great way to hang her paintings from the barrels. These images were taken just as the event was getting started.
Los Olivos Tasting of Lafond Wines at the Wendy Foster Los Olivos Dress Shop on Saturday February 28th.
Winemakers comments:Thompson Vineyards is located 20 miles from the ocean. This wind protected site produces excellent fruit. A late harvest with long maturatuon on the vine gives us an intense, arch, broodingly dark tannic example of Petite Sirah.
Suggested retail: 28.00/750ml
To order: www.sbwinery.com
For Tom Art is a way to be in the moment. It allows the senses to come to life
in a way that nothing else does… the way things look, the way they smell and sound. Art is a surprise. there is something about creativity that promises what the soul yearns for… self expression. An image that might represent what the heart is full of.
Winemaker’s comments: Primarily from Happy Canyon, the warmest Appellation in Santa Barbara County and very well suited to Bordeaux varieties. The Petit Verdot adds depth and dark fruit roundness. All of the components macerated on the skins for 48-55 days before pressing. The result is a wine of complex tannins with stucture and intensity.
To Order: www.sbwinery.com
Voted 2014 Best White Wines of Santa Barbara by Readers of Santa Barbara’s Weekly Independent. Eight wines, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, Orange Muscat, Riesling and two of each, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. All distinct and stylistic wines by Winemaker Bruce McGuire and Assistant Winemaker Will Cannon.
Except for the Reserve Chardonnay all these wines are under 20.00.
To Order: www.sbwinery
Our 3 SRH wines, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah have each won Gold Medals at the 2014 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition, held in Texas, which brings to a total of 12 for these three wines.
We congratulate Winemaker Bruce McGuire and his talented crew for producing such exceptional wines. These are all wines from grapes grown in the Santa Rita Hills Appelation mostly from our vineyards but also from our neighbors.