“This Syrah is addictively drinkable. It’s so round and smooth, so complete, and above all so delicious in flavors. They range from crushed, ripe summer blackberries and cassis to black pepper and dark chocolate and, if you’re familiar with it, the Jewish dessert, hamantaschen, which are prune-filled pastry tarts. The grapes come from the well-regarded Rancho Sisquoc Vineyard.” - Steve Heimoff.

BRILLIANT OR NUTS? After three decades watching grapes grow in the Sta. Rita Hills, Bryan Babcock (above) is unleashing a new vine trellising system that he says is already saving him 30 percent in labor costs. “I’m using wind and gravity to sculpt the canopy,” he said. “Some people think I’ve gone totally crazy.” Read More

Click here to read a recent article from the Orange County Register about the history of Bryan Babcock and his family owned winery and vineyard.

Click here to read a recent article from the Santa Barbara Newspress about Bryan's Revolutionary Farming Techniques.

Character abounds in winemaker Bryan Babcock and his wife Lisa's 1920 Mediterranean home; situated perfectly for exploring the spectacular Santa Barbara Riviera and nearby wine country. Located in Montecito on nearly an acre of landscaped ground, the antique filled, four bedroom house accommodates eight, and the guest cottage another two. Settle in front of an old world fireplace, open the french doors out to the expansive lawns and gardens, and stay awhile...

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