Sea Smoke Cellars

Has there been another producer of Pinot Noir in California that has caused as much buzz among Pinot enthusiasts? The emphasis here is on meticulous management of the vineyards using a combination of cutting-edge technology and a highly skilled vineyard team. Sea Smoke is one of a handful of California Pinot Noir producers whose fruit-powered style has quickly captured the attention of pinotphiles. Bob Davids, a Burgundy aficionado and CEO of a highly successful computer game company, acquired 350 acres of farmland overlooking the Santa Ynez River in 1999 and began development of the 105-acre Sea Smoke Vineyard the same year. He chose south-facing hillside bluffs situated above Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation of Santa Barbara County. From the beginning, the emphasis has been on meticulous vineyard management led by a highly skilled vineyard team.

Wine Appellation
Southing Pinot Noir Santa Barbara
Ten Pinot Noir Santa Barbara
Available in: Maine, New Hampshire
Grown: California, United States
Santa Barbara
There are more than 21,000 acres of vineyards and more than 100 wineries to explore in Santa Barbara. Wine has been a part of Santa Barbara County since the 1780s when Father Junipero Serra brought grapevine cuttings from Mexico. This area proved itself to be a perfect grape-growing environment