The 220-acre property of Stolpman Vineyards of which 153 acres are currently planted to grapes, lies on three major limestone ridgelines in Santa Barbara County. By implementing revolutionary viticultural techniques, and with an extreme focus on dry-farmed limestone vines, these wines showcase unprecedented levels of purity and quality.
Over 20 years ago, the Founding Partner, Thomas Stolpman, discovered what we believe to be one of the greatest viticultural sites on earth. Hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast, on a rare Limestone outcropping & unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind, this unique land is ideally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. They are committed to preserving this natural environment for the vineyards through natural farming, dry farming, & sustainable employment. In the winery they prefer native fermentation & minimal manipulation. Their dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking, and the belief that they can create natural, vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California makes them one of our favorites here at Smith & Vine!