Field Recordings - www.fieldrecordingswine.com
Winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Spending his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards.
Other Wines by Andrew Jones...
The Fabliest (Collaboration with Sans Liege)
Wonderwall - Pinot and Chardonnay from Edna Valley
Neverland - Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Ynez
Tin City - 500ml canned cider
Alloy Wine Company - 500ml canned wine
Sans Liege - www.sansliege.com
Story - Sans Liege is the relentless search for independence. After many years learning from and working with good friends who have since made their mark as winemakers, Curt decided it was time to take what he gathered with them, and to go his own way. Equally aligned with the freedoms of the New World and the heritage of the Rhone Valley, he is careful not to hold too closely to either. Instead he trusts an intuition of the microcosms of each vine and vintage to guide his work in the cellar.
Other Wines by Curt Schalchlin...
Groundwork - 100% Varietal wines that show value and place
The Fabliest (Coolab with Andrew Jones)
Herman Story - www.hermanstorywines.com
Story - Critically acclaimed winemaker Russell From sources Rhone varietals (only) from the best sources in the Central Coast. He makes huge, opulent, yet incredibly balanced wines year after year.
Desparada - www.desparada.com
Story - Uber small production from rising star winemaker Vailia Esh. She holds no allegiance to certain varietals, just the land she gets fruit from. Best known for her epic Sauvignon Blancs, her red blends are quickly making a name for themselves as well.
Folkway - www.folkway.com
Story - Folkway Wine Company is the beloved project of Lino and Anthony Bozzano. Discarding the prevailing wisdom of the day in favor of observation and experience, they seek to capture the character of each site in its unique expression of Bordeaux varietals with honesty and integrity. Born to Italian immigrant walnut and cherry farmers in California’s Central Valley, Lino and Anthony are true sons of the land.
Tatomer - www.tatomerwines.com
Story - Graham Tatomer is making bone-dry Austrian style Rieslings and Gruners from some of the best sites in Santa Barbara. He learned from Austria's best, Emmerich Knoll, and is now producing arguably the best Riesling in North America.
A Tribute to Grace - www.gracewinecompany.com
Story - A Tribute To Grace Wine Company is dedicated to crafting authentic expressions of Grenache. All wines are single-vineyard sourced to maintain authenticity, and remain 100% Grenache.
Roark Wine Company - www.roarkwinecompany.com
Story - Roark Wine Co. is a small winery located in Buellton, CA. We specialize in making small batches of wine that showcase variety, vintage and place.
Ground Effect - Ryan also makes Ground Effect Cabernet Sauvignon, a remarkable evergreen cabernet from Happy Canyon. This wine provides unequaled quality for the money.
Practical Matter - www.route101wines.com Story - We have stockpiled our resources in CA and have finally cashed in. These wines represent the best possible values from all over the coast.
Ledge - www.ledgevineyards.com
Story - While Mark Adams has put in time with the region's stars (Saxum), he also grew up in the Paso Robles region. He produces stunning single vineyard wines from his own Ranch (Adams Ranch) and sources from other west side Paso Robles vineyards which neighbor Denner, Saxum and Linne Calodo.
Jaffurs - www.jaffurswine.com
Story - Jaffurs is at the top of the totem pole in Santa Barbara. They have been making consistently stunning rhone varietals for 20 years. They get the best fruit from the best sites, and consistently get high praise from critics and peers alike.
Clesi - www.clesiwines.com
Story - Chris and Adrienne Ferraraare making small batch, hand farmed Italian varietals from the Central Coast, mostly from vineyards they planted themselves. At just under 3000 cases total, they source super tiny lots of varietals you can’t even believe are planted where they are. Varietal correctness and balance prevail.
Whitcraft - www.whitcraftwinery.com
Story - A long-standing member of the Santa Barbara winemaking community, Whitcraft Winery is obsessed with producing the highest quality wines. While our signature varietals are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah, we also produce a variety of other unique, hand-crafted varietals. Please explore our website for letters and tasting notes from the winemakers, purchase and wine club information, as well as the history that makes Whitcraft Winery a veteran of Santa Barbara viticulture.
Central City - www.route101wines.com
Story - Single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Santa Maria. Purchased in barrel by us, to provide you with impossible quality for an even more impossible price.
Scar of the Sea - http://www.scaroftheseawines.com/
Story - Scar of the Sea wines is a shared vision between long-time friends and colleagues, Mikey Giugni and Michael Brughelli. The mission for Scar of the Sea wines is to produce wine and cider that is unique to a place while being balanced, complex, and most importantly is fun and delicious to drink.
Last Light - http://lastlightwine.com/
Story - Extreme coastal vineyards that produce the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Micro production.
Farmageddon - www.route101wines.com
Story - Mother nature has the last word at these sites. The fruit for these wines comes from some of the most notoriously wether beaten sites in Paso Robles.