Winemaker: Kenneth Joey Gummere Case Production: 850 Email
Since being founded a decade ago, Jorian Hill has quietly earned a reputation for producing exceptional hillside-grown Rhône-varietal wines. Crafted exclusively using grapes from the steep slopes of the winery's organically farmed, 7.5 acre estate vineyard located in Santa Barbara County's exciting new Ballard Canyon AVA, Jorian Hill's wines are made in limited quantities, with a focus on micro-picks and numerous individual fermentations. In the vineyard, founders Garry and Jeanne Newman work with renowned vineyard manager Jeff Newton (whose other clients include Jonata, Stolpman and Rusack) to capture the rich and expressive varietal character of Ballard Canyon syrah, viognier, grenache, and mourvèdre.
Jorian Hill's goal of making great wines has been achieved through new plantings, a belief in lower yields, and an artisan approach led by talented winemaker Kenneth "Joey" Gummere that includes as many as 20 individual fermentations each vintage - a remarkable number or 7.5 planted acres. The result is an estate portfolio of hillside-grown, Rhône-varietal wines that includes Jorian Hill's flagship BEEspoke blend, syrah, viognier and its Hope Springs Eternal Rosé. Made in small lots to ensure the attention to detail that defines great winemaking, these wines embody the rich, robust elegance of Jorian Hill.