Located ten miles from the Pacific Ocean this is one of the cooler sites in Santa Barbara County. The fruit was picked at night to preserve freshness. Fermentation took place in a combination of stainless steel and 600 litre barrels with minimal intervention. Citrus, grapefruit and apricot dominate the nose with hints of fresh pineapple. The palate is refreshing with quenching citrus and stone fruit flavors. Everything is held together with a firm and refreshing acid.
Rooted in the hills of Santa Barbara County, Storm Wines emphasizes old world influences and new world techniques. The Mediterranean climate, diverse soils, and exciting new opportunities in this budding Central Coast wine region have combined to drive Ernst’s passion for producing his wine. You’re invited to experience the unique personality of both vintage and site in Storm Wines. Our wines are truly handcrafted using a combination of Old and New World winemaking techniques. They express the unique qualities our fruit embodies due to its local environment.