Winemaker: Michael Benedict Case Production: 375 Email
We are a family run operation. This means all wines are made on our estate with special attention to organic methods; no pesticides, herbicides, or harmful chemicals. From harvest to bottling & labeling, each bottle is delicately and meticulously composed – a labor of LOV. Lavender Oak Vineyard is our center for growing and gathering. Fruit is grown here, ancient oaks are grown here, grapes for our vintage are grown here, and our children have grown here too. Loved ones gather here for the holidays, friends and family gather here for harvest, people from all over gather here for weddings & events. Our vintage is the consequence and product of all the gathering and growing that happens here; an artifact of LOV that we are so fortunate to share with you.
Our 2013 vintage is sourced from the prime Santa Rita Hills AVA location, just down the road at Sanford & Benedict Vineyard in the cool Western End of the Santa Ynez Valley. The vines, planted in 1972, are mature and non-irrigated, bringing a concentration of aromas, flavors, and character akin to European wines. These wines are now available in limited release. The first release of our estate right bank blend red wine is anticipated in late 2016.