Come see us and taste all of our current releases on Saturday March 28th 1-4PM as we participate in the Garagiste Southern Exposure at the Solvang Veterans Hall.
Made from one row of grapevines at the Vogelzang Vineyard in the Happy Canyon region of Santa Barbara County, our Sauvignon Blanc benefits from custom farming and a close collaboration between vineyard manager and winemaker. Known for its warm to hot daytime temperatures and only slight maritime influence, the Vogelzang Vineyard tends to produce wines that reflect this warmth and typically feature creamy citrus and melon notes. Grapes harvested in the cold hours before dawn are pressed whole cluster directly to a small stainless steel tank to settle overnight. The clear juice is then transferred to neutral French Oak barrels to ferment naturally with its own yeast. The wine is allowed to ferment and develop on its own for 6 months in neutral barrels and bottled in the spring to capture the purity of the fruit and all its energy.
Hints of Meyer lemon mix with Kaffir lime, straw and white flowers. This is a leaner more focused version of Sauvignon Blanc, with bright aromas that evoke the sunshine with which the Happy Canyon appellation is blessed. On the palate, spicy flavors of white pepper, cherimoya , and lemon curd blend with lichee, lemon grass and mace. Enjoy this wine with fresh seared sea scallops, roast chicken and springs first asparagus dishes.
Winemaker Steve Clifton
The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Vogelzang Vineyard is striking. Peach, melon, spices and white flowers are laced together in a rich, ample Sauvignon built on texture. Sweet floral notes from the Musque clone add an exotic flair on the finish.
Antonio Galloni Rating 89
On the first Friday of every month between 4:00 and 5:30 PM, we will pour three of our current releases in the tasting room of The Ballard Inn, 2436 Baseline Ave., Solvang, CA. The tastings are complimentary.
All of our wines are available on the SBCVA Solvang Wine Trail Map http://www.bfwine.com/solvang-wine-trail-map/ The Good Life Cellars
We are pleased to donate our wines to non-profit organizations in Santa Barbara County. In 2014, it was our pleasure to provide wine to the following organizations:
Theaterfest’s Solvang Festival Theater
Direct Relief International
Santa Barbara County Vintners Foundation
St. Mark’s in the Valley Episcopal Church
San Lorenzo Seminary
Solvang Friendship House Auxillary
Atterdag Village Auxillary
Environmental Defence Center
Neal Taylor Nature Center
Reef Check Foundation
Rancho La Patera & Stow House Goleta
Foodbank Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez Historical Museum
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V3 is Baehner Fournier Estate Vineyards in a Bordeaux Bottle! We had a smaller crop of Cabernet Sauvignon harvested in 2011 due to weather conditions at bud break but the fruit we brought in at harvest was concentrated and delicious.The Merlot and Petit Verdot vines achieved a wonderful outcome in quantity and quality. Couple this with a natural fermentation of single berries devoid of stems, a slow malolactate spontaneous second fermentation, eighteen months ageing in 35% new French oak barrels under cool temperature controlled conditions in the cellar then carefully bottled last March, our new winemaker Steve Clifton gave us the ” release command” last week in time for its presentation at the Celebration of the Harvest Festival. The response put smiles on Vickie and my face. The 2011 V3 Bordeaux Blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot and is ready for the long run! Drink it now or along the way as it reaches full maturity over the next five years.
The Patrons of the Solvang Festival Theater www.solvangfestivaltheater.org will enjoy a complimentary glass of our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon “Solus” in the newly renovated Patron’s Garden prior to each of the four Patrons Night summer performances by the Pacific Coast Performing Arts Theater Group.
(PCPA) www.PCPA.org Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc will be available for the Sunday afternoon Jazz in the Garden ” Under The Oaks” series throughout the summer. For details www.solvangfestivaltheater.org