We now offer Signature Cellar Tastings inside the private Gainey Wine Cellar. You’ll discover exclusive selected flights of our limited production wines. We offer this option for our guests seeking a more intimate and in-depth experience for those who want to learn more about wines and take their tasting experience to another level.
Our Gainey and Evan’s Ranch wine club members are invited to join us for a 3-day weekend of wine and wellness at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. This luxurious retreat will include lots of relaxation, lots of wine, and a great group of fellow wine club members to enjoy it all with. This lavish 3-day retreat begins at the AAA Five Diamond Ojai Valley Inn with wellness activities including yoga, hiking, and exclusive gourmet culinary and wine events.
John Falcone is our General Manager & Director of Winemaking at Gainey He oversees all operations at the winery and provides crucial direction to the winemaking team.He began making wine in Santa Barbara County in 2001, following a 13-year winemaking stint in Napa Valley. Having garnered consistent critical acclaim for his wines over the years, John remains focused on “making wine in the vineyard.” We like to joke that he has a PhD in wine because his knowledge of wine runs a wide depth and breadth.
Maybe you are new to wine tasting or an old pro, but either way it’s good to brush up on the unwritten rules. To make sure you’re not committing any faux pas, read our list of Do’s & Don’ts to elevate your next wine tasting experience.
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:
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.