This. little treat comes from the Hinnrich's vineyard, just at the southern extremity of Ballard Canyon AVA. A pure dand dune vineyard, it is extremely difficult to farm this puppy! Water is always precious at this site, starving the berries for hydration, thus making for fruit intensity that stands out in a big way.
Think of this wine as a bloody bouquet! All levels of aromatics, deep purple/blue fruits, and a meatiness come through in waves. Intoxicating and complex - this wine really gets in your head.
Exotic yet so invitingly familiar. That is what's on tap this month!
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.