“It is fairly easy to get interested in wine, it’s alcohol, it’s fun to drink, you are usually surrounded by great times and friends. However, there is a lot of work behind it. Long hours, early mornings, and late nights.” Fabian Bravo, winemaker for Brander winery has been devoted to the craft of winemaking since… Read More Fabian Bravo- the Devoted Winemaker of Brander
You are at a dinner party, and suddenly you hear it, the sound of a popping cork. After that first cork is pulled the sound of the house changes, the conversations begin to flow freely, the laughter comes more quickly. You aren’t discussing the taste, it is time to relax and let the wine take… Read More Wes Hagen
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe hosts Larry Schaffer as their featured winemaker for August.… Read More Pragmatic and Positive- Winemaker Larry Schaffer – Tercero Wines
Recently Shawnda Marmostein from the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, sat down with Matt Brady of Jaffurs Wine Cellars to learn a bit more about his wine making journey. In 2005 Matt started in winetasting and then, when harvest came around, he jumped in to help out with the picking of the grapes. Working… Read More Discover the Energy behind Jaffurs Wine Cellars: Matt Brady – Jaffurs Wine Cellars
I like on the table, when we’re speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine. -Pablo Neruda. “This is what wine is to me, sharing with friends, fantastic conversation, the light and energy of a wine, but not just any wine– an intelligent brilliant wine.” -Jessica Gasca Jessica Gasca is an intriguing woman who dipped… Read More Jessica Gasca of ITER wines
Almost a year of farming our Cafe Farm. Lessons learned and successes earned.… Read More The 1st Year of our Cafe Farm — Lessons learned and successes earned.
Blair Fox, of Blair Fox Cellars, is a Santa Barbara native who found the passion for wine and viticulture in his own backyard. Blair began attending UC Davis as a pre-med student, before transitioning into fermentation science for brewing. Due to uncontrollable circumstances he had to switch a class last minute, and Blair stumbled into… Read More Meet Blair Fox & Family