The Santa Barbara County Chardonnay was selected earlier. Today Winemaker Bruce McGuire and his staff are selecting the Lafond Winery Vineyard Designate Chardonnays. These are small bottlings usually under 300 cases.
The wines have to be exceptional to make the cut. They have selected two with a possible third, one from the Lafond Vineyard and a second from our neighbor Hilltop Vineyards. This will be the first time for Hilltop and we are looking forward to having them join us in this program.