This wine comes from Tres Hermanas, a dry farmed vineyard in Foxen Canyon. This area of Foxen Canyon, on the very northern tip of the Santa Barabra County AVA, is one of the only places within the region that can be truly dry farmed. It sits on top of a dry river bed in a long narrow valley that feeds the vineyard its rainfall throughout the winter months. Tres Hermanas has also been CCOF certified organic for many years. This wine’s label art will remind you that narrowleaf milkweed grows abundantly throughout the understory of this vineyard, making this a monarch friendly migratory corridor!
This Grenache Blanc sits in the fog most summer mornings and was one of the last things to come in the cellar for harvest 2022. The fruit was brought into the winery around 21 Brix. It was pressed directly without any skin maceration. The juice was sent to tank to settle overnight and then gravity racked to neutral French Oak barrels for fermentation with its native yeast. The wine rested on its fermentation lees until a month before bottling when it was racked together to a stainless steel tank. She was bottled unfined and unfiltered in June of 2023.
Delicate on the nose with a midpalate to fill you up. Floral and open with a bit of zip. Refreshing and very food friendly.
Art: The monarch caterpillar on narrowleaf milkweed on the front paired with the metamorphosis on the back were both painted by my lovely mother, Eileen Anderson. The monarch imagery is meant to emphasize the importance of invertebrates and pollinators in our ecosystem. The monarchs made a huge population comeback in 2021 hence the new label art. This wine is a tribute to learning about the importance of native insects and their ecology. We encourage you to spread information about the importance of invertebrates, plant organic flowers for their benefit, and donate to invertebrate protection organizations if you are able to.
Ingredients: certified organic grapes, minimal sulfites
70 cases produced
Translation: soulful, lively soul, living soul
the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments.
high-mindedness; noble warmth of feeling, spirit or courage.
the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity and separate from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.
We lease and farm the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in Los Olivos District A.V.A.
This vineyard was planted by Charlotte Young in 1971 and is still owned by her three daughters. Charlotte's right-hand man, Miguel Ibarra, Helped her plant the vineyard in 1971 and continued to work on the vineyard for more than 40 years. Today, we celebrate this duo by designating these 10 acres as the Ibarra-Young Vineyard.
Ibarra-Young Vineyard was one of the first vineyards planted in the Santa Ynez Valley and has so much soul you can feel it. The first 3 acres were planted in 1971 and 3 more acres were planted in 1973. In the late 90's and early 2000's Bob Lindquist completed Ibarra-Young's planted acreage with the "young" vines in the rockier section of the vineyard.
The vineyard is planted to Syrah and Mourvèdre planted in 1971, Marsanne planted in 1973, as well as suitcase clone Tempranillo and Graciano planted in the late 90's. Everything on the property is own-rooted and has been farmed organically since 1993. We began leasing and farming this special place at the beginning of 2020 and employ regenerative organic and biodynamic practices.
Our goal is to rebuild an ecosystem of native species that live alongside our vine rows, regenerate soil health, and grow the highest quality grapes this site can give. We believe the best wine grapes are grown with minimal inputs and conscious vineyard management. We reject a systematic schedule for viticulture and farming in general. We believe that by working in conjunction with nature we can increase biodiversity and soil health, minimize unnecessary sprays, minimize tractor passes and compaction, decrease water use, and reduce our carbon footprint.
We look forward to taking you along on this journey of unconventional viticulture with us. We hope to convince you that with a lot of passion and hard work, world-class wines are made with minimal intervention in a vineyard that grows alongside a healthy living ecosystem.