AM/FM, Santa Maria Valley 2015Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Matthew Kaner never planned a career in wine. All he really wanted was to be able to afford a few bottles of it, but his quest for extra cash drew him deeper into the hospitality industry. In 2010, Kaner opened Bar Covell, nixing the bottle list in lieu of conversation and education-based service. He also has explored winemaking; AM/FM is a partnership of sorts, between Matt Kaner and fabled Prequ’ile Winery of Santa Barbara’s Santa Maria Valley. Kaner has also been named Sommelier of the Year in 2013, and in Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 Tastemakers 2019. Keep an eye this guy; he’s always moving!
Mixtape White, Amplify Wines 2019Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer
Cameron and Marlen Porter, a husband and wife team born and raised in Santa Barbara County. The exploration, and elevation, of this growing region has been their life's work. They first bonded over a shared love for wine and music, and Amplify is a natural extension of this marriage between their two greatest passions. As winemakers, they seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the most singular
characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style. They believe in: native yeast fermentations; neutral vessels for fermentation and aging; no additions of any kind except for minimum effective sulfur dioxide; and farming that seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place. They embrace the happy accident, letting intuition guide our hand, with their creative spirit and palates as their primary tools.
Somewhere between a white and a orang wine. This is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Reisling, and Gewurztraminer.
Presqu'ile Winery, Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley, California 2017Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
According to Matt Murphy, cofounder and president of Presqui’le winery, the greatest wineries are multigenerational family endeavors. In fact, the family is very close and loves doing things together, including his sister Anna, the enologist. Anna and Matt both grew up around the family’s farm in Louisiana, which was the forerunner for their interest in winemaking. Dieter Cronje, winemaker for Presqu’ile, has quite the prestigious resumé. While on a mission to gain a more global perspective, he did an exchange program with the University of Bordeaux and traveled extensively through Burgundy and Champagne to gain more understanding of Pinot Noir. After working with Matt Murphy at the Ambullneo winery and sharing many late night bottles of Burgundy, they realized they worked well together. Matt then decided that Dieter would be a great fit as winemaker for Presqu’ile. They are making incredible representations of cool-climate Pinot Noir in the very hilly vineyards of Santa Barbara, California.