2019 LOTIS Vermentino, Las Brisas Vineyard

"What I have always loved about Vermentino is that there are so many interpretations as to how to best represent the varietal," says Lindsey Otis, who just launched a new wine label, LOTIS.

Sage Ridge Vineyard

2016 Geodesy Sage Ridge Vineyard Red Blend

Founded in 2019 by Judy Jordan, Geodesy offers all proceeds to support women in agriculture. Sage Ridge Vineyard was partly damaged in the LZU Lightning Complex Fire, but this exquisite wine reveals why the site remains special.

“I Don’t Want to Join a [Wine] Gang.” Talking Live with Sonja Magdevski

Woman-Owned Wineries featured winemaker in July 2020 was Sonja Magdevski of Santa Barbara County. Our live interview with her, hosted by founder Amy Bess Cook, covered a range of topics--from her unlikely path, to agricultural labor, to vinous cider, and the limitations of labels. A journalist by training, Sonja earned a Fulbright Scholarship in 1998 … Continue reading “I Don’t Want to Join a [Wine] Gang.” Talking Live with Sonja Magdevski

Cultivating Connection: A Conversation with Marta Rich of Talisman Wines 

"Emotional intelligence is one of the most valuable concepts that anyone can apply.  It ... helps us navigate our interactions and derive a mutually beneficial outcome for anything and everything that we do." ~Marta Rich Amid a health crisis that asks us to distance ourselves from other people, there has perhaps never been a better … Continue reading Cultivating Connection: A Conversation with Marta Rich of Talisman Wines