My family’s three ranches are located in two of Santa Barbara County’s most esteemed appellations: the Santa Ynez Valley and the Sta. Rita Hills.
Each ranch offers a unique combination of soil types, microclimate, sun exposure and grape varieties, ensuring great complexity in our wines. We grow warm climate varieties at our Home Ranch in the warmer, eastern end of Santa Ynez Valley and cool climate varieties at our Evan’s Ranch and Rancho Esperanza in the cool, marine-influenced Sta. Rita Hills appellation. All three ranches yield grapes of exceptional character, allowing us to craft 100% estate-grown wines. Controlling the process from vine to bottle ensures we maintain a consistently high level of quality.
My family and I have long employed sustainable farming practices at our three Santa Ynez Valley ranches. Long before it became fashionable, we were using cover crops, compost, and natural soil amendments to condition our soils; avoiding the use of pesticides to ensure the well-being of our environment and vineyard workers; controlling weeds by hand to prevent the use of herbicides that can leach into ground water; and relying on organic sprays to combat mildew and vine pests.
Farming sustainably reflects our longstanding commitment to our land and the Santa Ynez Valley community.