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Gruner Veltliner Meeresboden
The name translates to "Ocean Soil", in this case, sand. This wine is blended from several small plantings along hillsides in Santa Barbara County. The common thread besides all being cool climate sites is that they share a similar soil structure of sand, diatomaceous earth, and loam.
Gruner Veltliner Paragon
Paragon Vineyard is sustainably farmed, and sits on a west facing slope just a couple miles inland from the Pacific Ocean; it is grown on a soil structure of marl, quartz, and limestone.
Riesling Kick-on Ranch
This is a small vineyard located in western Los Alamos, close to the Vandenberg Air Force Base. The town of Los Alamos is wedged between the Santa Maria Valley and the Santa Ynez Valleys in Santa Barbara County. Frigid winds coming off of the cold Pacific Ocean waters flow though this vineyard daily; helping to keep it cool and dry. "Kick-on Ranch" gets the full "Austrian treatment', meaning some skin contact and aged in neutral wood.
This wine is a blend of multiple pickings from multiple sites in Santa Barbara County. A majority of the fruit comes from "Kick-on Ranch," while the rest comes from other older vineyards in the area. Typically, the selection for Vandenberg are grapes with a higher percentage of Botrytis, or "Noble Rot."
The reason the wine is called Vandenberg is because Kick-on Ranch is located about a mile from the Air Force Base with the same name.