Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is - if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed - the world's finest white wine grape variety.
For many, the claim above may seem at odds with the sea of chaptalized, low-quality wine exported from Germany in the late 20th century. In truth, very little of that infamous wine was Riesling at all (Riesling became a scapegoat for higher-yielding grapes such as Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner), but the reputation has nonetheless stuck. No less unshakeable a stereotype is of Riesling as just a 'sweet' grape, used only to make sticky wines. Although founded on a basic truth ( ... more
The Santa Ynez Valley AVA is the largest wine sub-region of Santa Barbara County and has the highest concentration of vineyards. The diverse climate of the area means that a wide range of wines are produced here, most notably from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah.
The AVA fills a wide, east-west-oriented valley along the course of the Santa Ynez River in Santa Barbara County, stretching from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA and the Purisima Hills in the west to Lake Cachuma in the east. The area is bordered in the north by the San Rafael mountains, and the Santa Ynez mountains make up the southern part of the A ... more
Santa Barbara County occupies a roughly rectangular area at the southern end of California's Central Coast region. Its southern and western boundaries are formed by the Pacific coastline as it deviates from its south-easterly course, veering first south towards Lompoc and Point Arguello, then east from Point Concepcion to the port town of Santa Barbara (the county seat). Since America's winemaking renaissance in the 1960s and 1970s, Santa Barbara vineyards have been increasin ... more
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|Gainey Vineyard Merlot, Santa Ynez Valley|
|Gainey Vineyard Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills|
|Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills|
|Gainey Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley|
|Gainey Vineyard Riesling, Santa Ynez Valley|
|Gainey Vineyard Limited Selection Merlot, Santa Ynez Valley|
|Gainey Vineyard Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley|
|Gainey Vineyard Limited Selection Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills|
|Gainey Vineyard Limited Selection Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills|