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
Join us at River View Park in Buellton CA Saturday afternoon April 12, 2014 where we will be pouring all of our current wine offerings. For the first time, you will be able to purchase our wines there! www.sbcountywines.com
We are honored to be a part of Santa Barbara Wine Auction February 22 at Bacarra Resort & Spa benefitting Direct Relief. For more infornation www.sbwineauction.org
We will be pouring our wines at the 2014 Garagiste Festival Grand Tasting at the Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall from 1 to 4 PM on Sunday, March 30th. Go to www.californiagaragistes.com for more information and ticket purchase.
We are pleased to donate our wines to non-profit organizations in Santa Barbara County. In 2013, it was our pleasure to provide wine to the following organizations:
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
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Our Wine Store has relocated to our home office. We are open 9 AM to 5 PM PST everyday. Phone us directly and give us your order ( the safe way) and receive free shipping via UPS. We accept VISA, Mastercard and American Express.
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.
We invite all VISA holders to visit The Good Life 1672 Mission Drive Solvang CA. during the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association’s Celebration of the Harvest weekend for free tastings of all of our current offerings. Start off with our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Vogelzang Vineyards, next our 2010 Merlot Estate Grown, then our 2010 Solus Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown and finish with our 2010 Petit Verdot Estate Grown. Stop by our booth at Rancho Sisquac October 12th. We would love to see you!
This has been our most productive harvest ever! On September 10th we picked our cool valley Misty Vineyard for our Rose’ wine ( 30 cases ). On September 24th, our east facing terraced Rainbow Vineyards gave us 1.5 ton of Merlot & this morning we brought in our bumper crop of Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5 ton of clone 341 from our south Sunshine Vineyard & our steep Moonglow Vineyard and 2.0 ton of clone 191 from North Star Vineyard. The Petit Verdot is still hanging and should be ready in another week or so. Thanks to our Winemaker Steve Clifton and Vineyard Manager John Krska and Crew Chief Jose Vasquez.