The weekend is coming and you really need a vacation but you only have one day for a getaway. We invite you to come spend the day with us at Gainey Vineyard. The Santa Ynez Valley may be small, but it there is no shortage of things to do here. This ideal itinerary is filled with a balance of relaxation and adrenaline, time among nature and big-city sophistication including world-class wine and culinary delights.
Here at Gainey, at the start of every New Year, we get a lot of newly engaged couples booking our winery or barn for their big day. Gainey provides the perfect blend of romance, beautiful views, manicured gardens, and of course, great wine. But there are a few things to keep in mind when planning a wedding at an estate vineyard. We talked to Kerry Lee Dickey of Santa Barbara Wine Country Wedding & Events to get her professional tips on what makes for a successful winery wedding.
The Barn at Gainey is perfect for couples who want rustic-chic elegance set against the pastoral loveliness of rolling hills, a creek, and live oaks. Built in the 1890’s, The Barn is located on the Gainey Ranch about a half-mile drive from the winery. This site offers a distinctive setting that allows you to use multiple spaces with everything from a sweeping meadow, to the shade of live oaks, to the rural charm inside the barn. The Barn is an enchanting site unlike any other property in the Santa Ynez Valley.
There are a variety of ways to ferment and store wine nowadays: oak barrels, stainless steel tanks, glass containers, and plastic. Historically, before the 1600’s, wines were stored and sold in wooden barrels because glass bottles weren’t around yet
You’ve probably heard the term “Estate Wine” thrown around before but maybe you’ve never thought much about it. At Gainey, our wines are all 100% Estate Wines. In order to call you wines Estate Wines you must follow a few strict guidelines:
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.
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.
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.