La Voix is Steve Clifton’s first solo project focusing exclusively on French wine varietals. Steve has been making wine in Santa Barbara County for over 25 years under his Palmina and Brewer-Clifton labels.
His first wine job was in the tasting room at Rancho Sisquoc where he eventually graduated to the position of Assistant Winemaker. Over the next few years he managed the retail section of The Wine Cask in downtown Santa Barbara and held winemaking positions at Beckmen, Brander and Domaine Santa Barbara wineries.
Before wine, Steve had a successful career in the music industry as a singer, booking agent, and studio producer. His passion for music began with an obsession with David Bowie, and has stuck with him ever since. La Voix is deeply informed by Steve’s pioneering work producing single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Santa Rita Hills at Brewer Clifton.
In launching La Voix, Steve is taking the classic techniques he used at Brewer-Clifton and evolving them.