Larner Vineyard is a beautiful, family-run vineyard located at the heart of the best grape-growing region in Santa Barbara: Ballard Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley. Founded in 1997 the vineyard has been passed through the generations currently being managed by Michael and Christina Larner who live onsite. They invest great pride and care in the cultivation and nurturing of their family estate. 34 acres of vine is planted in the 134-acre ranch which is best known for it’s Rhône varietals, especially Syrah. Robert Parker is such a fan on Larner, he hails that if the vineyard was in France, it would be “Grand Cru”.
Wolff Vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in the Edna Valley Appellation and is located on 125 acres of ecologically friendly property. Owned and operated by Jean Pierre Wolff, The vineyard includes 55 acres of 30-year-old block Chardonnay and 37 acres of Dijon clone Pinot Noir grapes. The vines are situated on steep slopes with maximum southern exposure. They are grafted on two different root stocks best suited to the specific soil conditions, sun and wind exposure.
La Vista Vineyards
La Vista Vineyards can be found in the Adelaide area west of Paso Robles about twelve miles from the Pacific Ocean. The combination of location and elevation allows afternoon and evening breezes to come through the gaps in the Coastal Range to cool the vineyards resulting in low but intensely flavored yields. The St. George Zinfandel rootstocks are planted in calcareous Linne Calodo soil with optimal sun exposure that Adelaide in West Paso is known for.