1 El Rey

“at their best, Pinot Noirs are the 3 most romantic of wines, with so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, and so powerful a punch that, like falling in love, they make the blood run hot and the soul wax embarrassingly poetic.” -Joel Fleischman Vanity Fair … [Read more...]

1 El Rey Wine

"It’s a hard grape to grow…thin skinned, temperamental, ripens early…it’s not a survivor like Cabernet, which can grow anywhere and thrive even when it’s neglected. No, Pinot needs constant care and attention…it can grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And only the most … [Read more...]

5 El Rey Wine

“When it’s great, Pinot Noir produces he most complex, hedonistic and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world…” -Robert Parker … [Read more...]

El Rey Wine Visits Portugal

We love to try new wines! This summer finds us in Lisbon, Portugal the heartland of beautiful wines of Portugal. The people are fun loving, open and bold - just like their wine! By trying international wine, we are able to taste and improve our own wine. So each vintage year continues to be a unique and a … [Read more...]

Treading the Pinot Noir Vines

June is a busy time in the vineyard! This week-end we made sure our vines were nice and straight by "threading the vines" through the wires. Making sure sunlight reaches our pinot noir grape clusters. … [Read more...]

El Rey Wine’s 2013 Wine Notes

El Rey Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013 - A Noble Wine El Rey Wine is a beautiful interpretation of a Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. This year’s wine is a delicate blend of grapes from Pinot Noir clones 115 and 828. Characteristics of the 115 clone are grapes with a deep ruby hue and an earthy aroma of … [Read more...]

June Grapes

The magic is starting to happen! We composted and spread just before the winter rain - and look how great the vines and grapes look already. Promising to be a great year! … [Read more...]

El Rey Wine Recommends

Coming to the Central Coast to taste wine? Visit two of our favorite places! Industrial Eats in Buellton AND Taste of Santa Rita Hills in the wine ghetto for a taste of www.elreywine.com … [Read more...]

Pruning El Rey Wine Vines

Here is what is happening in the vineyard this month! … [Read more...]

El Rey Wine’s 2012 Vintage Description

Our 2012 Pinot Noir vintage reflects the cool and long growing season – a muscular Burgundian reflection in a new world palate. This year’s wine welcomes you in with a deep ruby hue and aromas of ripe red fruit, baking spices and sweet tobacco. We blend two Pinot Noir clones in our vineyard. The “La … [Read more...]