El Rey Wine’s Pinot Noir Wins a Double Gold!

El Rey Wine is so proud to announce our 2016 Pinot Noir has won a Double Gold in Sunset Magazine's Wine Competition! This vintage also won a Bronze Metal in the Central Coast Wine Competition featuring the best wine in the area! The tradition continues..... … [Read more...]

2020 Harvest Looking Good!

The 2020 Harvest was bountiful and beautiful! We had help from Derek's Grand-kids Audrey and Kiernan this year. Along with 3 young local teens from Lompoc. The young generation proved to be super hard-working. Looking forward to tasting this year's wine. … [Read more...]

Saving Birds at El Rey Wine

Oh no!  The grapes are slowly getting sweeter and are tempting the birds!  We visit the nets everyday to save the birds. … [Read more...]

El Rey Wine Wins Sunset Magagzine’s Silver Metal

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Redondo Beach Chez Melange Adds El Rey Wine

Chez Melange Chez Melange just added El Rey Wine to the wine list!  Three restaurants under one roof, one block from the ocean.   A "must try" restaurant www.chezmelange.com .   Yum! … [Read more...]

Why do we plant cover crop to the El Rey Wine vineyard?

Why do we plant cover crops to our vineyard?  These plants include legumes such as fava beans, grasses, oats and clover which decompose and deliver Nitrogen to the grape vines. Vineyard cover crops draw abundant moisture in the soil from heavy winter rains. Our vines may appear dormant, but they are … [Read more...]

El Rey Wine’s Super Grapes – Looks like an early Harvest

Wow! #ElReyWine super grapes! Looks like an early harvest. … [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...]

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...]