Winemaking is a way of life. Since 1995 we have been living this life and have discovered that the most fulfilling part is sharing the fruits of our labor-- literally. Our Bernat estate wines are grown from our CCOF certified organic four acre vineyard in Los Olivos less than a mile from our restaurant and wine store, the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe, where we offer our Bernat wines (and hundreds of other incredible local SBC wines) for retail, tasting, and of course, to be enjoyed by our restaurant guests. As a small boutique producer, our children have grown up with the vineyard as their backyard, helping with harvests, and observing the cycles of the seasons through the vineyard. This daily devotion to the vineyard, where all great wines begin, is infused in every bottle. Our grapes are hand harvested and minimally processed using old world methods of winemaking. Patience and a respect for the process nature has provided makes our Sangiovese, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache Blanc a true expression of their place and the story they want to tell in each glass.