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Sanford Winery & Vineyards

Lompoc, CA United States

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  • 2019 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir
    Sanford & Benedict Vineyard
    Sanford & Benedict Vineyard -- Named one of the five most important and iconic vineyards in California by Wine Enthusiast, the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is renowned for both its historical significance and the continued quality of the fruit it produces. First planted in 1971, this vineyard is home to the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Santa Barbara County. Today, within this vineyard we still farm 51 acres of vines from the original planting. Another unique aspect of these original plantings is that they were planted on their own root stock (vitis vinifera) and these “own rooted” vines have flourished for more than 45 years. This vineyard is blessed with calcium rich clay loam soils with a lot of fractured shale and chert- a result of the sloughing off of the top half of this mountain over 1million years ago. Primarily planted to Pinot Noir, the Sanford & Benedict vineyard features more than 20 individual blocks and 11 different clones.
    Suggested Retail Price: $75.00


Once the first – always the first. In 1971, the first pioneering vineyards in Santa Barbara were planted at Sanford Winery.

This renowned cool climate AVA was not only launched by the planting of the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard but also expanded to neighbors’ plantings through cuttings from this vineyard.

For over 40 years now, this iconic vineyard has set the standard for quality in the region and is also home to the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the county. Today the estate is owned, farmed, and cared for by the Terlato family and is comprised of the Sanford & Benedict and La Rinconada Ranches and their vineyards.

Winemaker Trey Fletcher’s focus is to craft wines that are clear and true representations of this unique and extraordinary site. Trey employs a visionary, seamless and thoughtful approach to winegrowing which, for him, is the cornerstone to Sanford’s quality and future.

Trey’s experience includes work at some of California’s most acclaimed wineries, including Littorai, and Bien Nacido. . He spent several years on a globe-trotting winemaking career following the harvest between Switzerland, New Zealand, Argentina and Northern California. Trey then went on to graduate in viticulture and enology from Fresno State University, with the desire of making wine in California. Trey has called Santa Barbara County his home for the past 11 years.

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