The El Rey vineyard was planted on the very western edge of Santa Barbara County on a hill over looking the La Purisima Mission Lands. This growing area is just perfect for Pinot Noir -a noble grape that thrives in this cool-climate area covered with chilly morning fog and strong afternoon winds. We hope you enjoy. … [Read More...]
Sonja’s approach to wine making combines a lifetime of learning about exquisite flavors, travels and experiences. Sonja believes the story is in the grapes, the harvest and the season. Her goal is to create vibrant, balanced and approachable wines using the basic ingredients of premium fruit from Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County and … [Read More...]
El Rey Pinot Noir: El Rey wine is handcrafted every step of the way using small lots, old world techniques, and a lot of love and attention - Fruit is handpicked before dawn so it’s nice and cold when it comes into the winery Every cluster is hand sorted in the vineyard, and again when they are destemmed During fermentation the lots are punched down by hand … [Read More...]
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Wes Hagen from Clos Pepe did the original land assessment over 20 years ago. Ryan Carr of Carr Vineyards … [Read More...]