Santa Barbara Wine
Deep Sea wines are made from grapes grown in California’s moderate coastal climates, with a focus on Santa Barbara vineyards. The vineyards along the California coastline are cooled by fog and ocean breezes; grapes grown here are distinctively different from those grown in warmer inland areas. We strive to preserve that difference so the wines reflect their oceanic terroir. Our label designs are all created by John Conway, and are meant to inspire thoughts of the ocean, living in California, and coastal Santa Barbara.
Deep Sea wines are light and well-balanced. Delightful to drink alone, they also pair well with food. Our wines can be found in many of Santa Barbara's best restaurants.
Conway wines are made from grapes grown in our favorite Santa Barbara vineyards. They are limited production wines for the truly passionate, who are looking for something made in small lots, from carefully selected vineyard sites. These wines showcase the unique terroir of exceptional vineyards in the happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, and the Santa Ynez Valley AVA, with it's varied topography, microclimates and fossil-rich soils.
The wine from vineyards which have been “dry-farmed” is especially rich in flavor and our future offerings of Syrah, Grenache and Zinfandel from the Potrero Vineyard which is entirely dry-farmed, are still in barrel, but will be released June of 2016.
Dry-farming the vineyards means we rely solely on natural precipitation. The grapes are grown without irrigation, conserving water and energy. In areas of low rainfall, like California, the stressed vines develop more concentrated flavors and colors in the grapes. The practice is expensive because the grape yield per acre is drastically lower than for irrigated vineyards. We do it because it brings greater flavor and complexity to the wine.
We also love to blend. Many of the world’s great wines are blends. Oftentimes, a blended wine transcends the individual varietals from which it is made. We find that blended wines have great depth of character and a certain vibrancy not always found in single-varietal wines. Blends are also quite complex, and have multiple layers of flavors and aromatics, and often pair very well with food because the breadth of their flavors is varied and interesting.