Pure Santa Barbara Pinot. It does not get any more typical than this. Lean and yet so significant. A salted cure runs through it. Simply GOOD JUICE from some of the best vineyards in the county.
100% whole cluster, pesticide-free fruit, never fined nor filtered. - the Whitcraft method
Chris and Kathleen (Barnato) Whitcraft started Whitcraft Winery in 1985. Chris hosted a local wine radio program in Santa Barbara County for more than ten years and learned his craft from some of the best winemakers in California - Joe Heitz (Heitz Cellars), Dick Graff (Founded Chalone Winery and its AVA), and Burt Williams (Williams Selyem & Morning Dew Ranch) to name a few. What began as a hobby grew into both a passion and a lifestyle, the commitment to which is present to this day in every bottle of our wine.
This passion for wine was passed on to their children, Drake and Alyssa. While Chris passed in 2014, Drake continues to carry on the tradition of excellent winemaking within the Whitcraft family.
All of the reds and most of the whites are never fined, filtered or pumped and the smallest amount possible of sulfur is used. This requires a much larger effort than most other wineries are willing to do. No electricity is used unless absolutely required. This is to bring you the purest rendition of the fruit possible.
Whitcraft wines are living things and go through different stages of life at different times. Decanting is recommended on wines older than five years.