La Fenêtre was founded in 2005 by a sommelier with a simple idea — to produce balanced, food friendly wines from some of the worlds finest vineyard sources. Expressing the terroir of the Santa Maria Valley, and the Central Coast at large is our guiding principle. That means picking at the perfect balance of sugar and acidity, employing minimally invasive techniques in the winery, stringent barrel selection, and a long, slow aging period, both in barrel and bottle.
Artistic expression is the window to a person’s soul. Since Josh Klapper began making wine in 2005, La Fenêtre – French for The Window – has been the expression of my art: winemaking. As with any great art, this wine begins with respect for tradition. That means starting with world-class vineyard sources that have the perfect combination of soil, climate, and sustainable farming practices and it extends to the minimally invasive winemaking techniques that have been used for centuries. Picked early at the perfect balance of potential alcohol, acidity, and complexity their fruit is handled gently and allowed to mature for many months in small barrels before arriving at your table. The wines are made in extremely limited quantities, so please join our Mailing List in order to receive the most recent news and release information we can offer.