Tasting Room Open: Thursday-Tuesday: 11am-5pm, Open Wednesday by Appointment Only 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave, Suite A, Los Olivos (805) 688-8689
Principal Varieties: Grenache, Pinot Noir, Syrah Winemaker: Matt Brady Case Production: 1300 Email
Samsara is a Sanskrit word meaning the eternal cycle of life. The world we live in now. One of passion, oneness and harmony. This idea is key to the philosophy of Samsara wines. We produce limited releases of Pinot Noir and Syrah from micro-sites within carefully selected vineyards. Farming is a metaphor for many of life’s most important lessons. Though it is our propensity as humans to do so, farming teaches us that there are elements occurring in nature that are far beyond our control. After we apply our knowledge and passion to the vineyard, we must then surrender our efforts to a causality about which we have little say. Within this struggle, the lesson of humility is learned.
We believe we are winegrowers, not winemakers - that is, that all of the important work is done in the vineyard and there is little handling or manipulation once the fruit reaches the winery. That includes the use of whole clusters fermentations, which lends a savory or "umami" aspect to our wines. The resulting wines are an interpretation of the tenuous balance between the power of nature and elements beyond our control, and the human desire to reach perfection.