Gainey Vineyards Blog

  1. The Myriad of Ways to Taste Wine in Santa Barbara County

    The Myriad of Ways to Taste Wine in Santa Barbara County

    Option #1: Estate Wineries

    Estate wineries are what most people picture when they imagine going wine tasting: a pastoral setting with Instagram-able views of vineyards, high-end wines, and outdoor seating. The Santa Ynez Valley is filled with beautiful estate wineries that fulfill all the expectations of what a day of wine tasting should be. The wine tasting experience at an estate winery can end up being more transformative and experiential. Standing in the actual place where the grapes are grown and produced helps connect people to the land, the history, and the energy of the place. It rounds out the experience in a way that a non- estate tasting rooms can’t provide.

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  2. Getting Married at A Vineyard: How Much Does it Cost?

    Getting Married at A Vineyard: How Much Does it Cost?

    As one of the more popular wedding venues in the Santa Ynez Valley, we love helping brides and grooms bring their vision of a vineyard wedding to life. One of the top questions we get asked is "How much does it cost to have a vineyard wedding?"

    One of our favorite local wedding planners who works with us frequently, Leanne Elliott of Soliel Events, has tackled this question head-on as a featured guest blogger on our website.

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  3. From Farmer to Chemist: Harvest 2018

    From Farmer to Chemist: Harvest 2018

    Harvest has begun here at Gainey. It’s when we turn from farmers into chemists. For most of the year, we are farmers, ensuring the grapes have the best chance at growing successfully and creating premium fruit. Ample amounts of sunshine, water, soil amendment, pruning, and some good luck all play into it. But once the grapes are ready to be picked, we turn into scientists trying to manage the fermentation process, keep the pH levels correct, test for acidity, and more.

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  4. Replanting Grapevines

    Replanting Grapevines

    With 100% estate-grown wines, our vineyards receive a lot of attention. Good grapes equal good wine. Grapevines don’t continue to produce quality fruit decade after decade, so it’s imperative to replant as the years move forward. This year, we’ve been busy replanting some of our acreage. 

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  5. Wine Club Benefits

    Wine Club Benefits

    By joining our Wine Club, you receive access to wines that are not available in the marketplace. Over the years, we have been honored by the loyalty and dedication many wine lovers have shown our wines. Our customers often share touching stories with us about a special occasion at which they poured one of our wines, or how they simply enjoy a glass of our wine after a long work week.

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  6. How to Create the Perfect Picnic at Gainey

    How to Create the Perfect Picnic at Gainey

    Fall has arrived here in wine country and that means two things: less crowds and great weather. And a perfect time of year for a picnic on our Vineyard View Lawn where you’re surrounded by vines on three sides. The leaves on the vineyards are starting to change color from green to orange/red/yellow which adds the dramatic backdrop.

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