I am most excited to share with you the first-ever release of Sparkling Grüner Veltliner. True to Luna Hart, this wine is minimal intervention, unfined, and unfiltered. At bottling, it saw a small addition of champagne yeast, it then was aged on tirage for 12 months and was disgorged with a minimal amount of sulfur dioxide for aging potential.
Aromatic notes of key lime pie are integrated with notes of frankincense and fresh bread aroma while the palate has racy acidity, and notes of white pepper and fresh ginger. The long elegant finish is accompanied by fine bubbles and notes of salinity. Perfect for any special occasion, like Tuesday... And at 10.7% we are deeming this wine breakfast bubbles.
Founded by Gretchen Voelcker, Luna Hart Wines is a boutique wine company specializing in small batch, handcrafted wines in the Santa Ynez Valley. Gretchen makes wines in which she explores the techniques and nuances that continue to stoke her passion for wine.
Gretchen's passion for wine began while living in Europe with her family and during summers spent wine tasting throughout France. During those experiences she began to see the beauty in the balance of science and art that makes up winemaking. It was not until years later that the initial spark would turn into the flame that is now Luna Hart Wines.
Luna Hart started with a work trade with one of Gretchen's mentors, Ryan Roark, making Sauvignon Blanc under the label of Moon Unit Wines. Those initial wines have become the foundation for Luna Hart Wines and the inspiration for all future vintages.
Luna Hart wines are a representation of the grapes’ origin, vintage and variety.
From the beginning Luna Hart has focused on vineyards practicing sustainable, organic or biodynamic farming throughout Santa Barbara County. Luna Hart wines are a representation of the grapes origin, vintage and variety. Gretchen believes that her wines should be a reflection of the terroir and aims to highlight the qualities and beauty in each unique vintage and site she works with.
With careful attention to the fruit in the vineyard and tasting daily throughout fermentation, Gretchen produces high quality, fruit forward wines with bright acidity and balanced by incredible structure. She focuses on producing varietal wines from her favorite grapes that spur her to learn more about winemaking and to showcase them more purely and more precisely. Gretchen never turns down the opportunity to experiment and welcomes interesting projects.