DEEP SEA Hand Crafted Wines are made from coastal vineyards to reflect the maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean, and are perfect for the modern wine drinker. These wines reflect their origins and the impact of California's coastal climate, particularly in Santa Barbara where wine grapes are ideally influenced throughout the growing season by the unique climes created by the Pacific Ocean. The ocean themes of the labels reference the focus of Deep Sea wines, showcasing their origin of close proximity to the ocean, and impact of natural cooling on Santa Barbara vineyards.
Our Deep Sea wines are sourced from select and notable Santa Barbara vineyards and Central Coast vineyards that share the complexities associated with California’s maritime-influenced appellations. Vineyards include those founds in the following AVA's:
- Central Coast AVA: California’s second largest AVA
- Monterey County: Including 9 AVAs, exhibiting exemplary conditions for high quality, cool-climate viticulture
- Santa Barbara AVA’s: Including Santa Maria Valley and Santa Rita HIlls
- Los Carneros AVA: Cool-climate varietals develop a crisp acidity and moderate sugar levels
The Pinot Noir grapes for this vintage of Deep Sea Pinot Noir are sourced from an acclaimed Los Alamos Vineyard site. Original cuttings for this vineyard were brought over from Europe 25 years ago. Unlike the rosé version of this delightful wine, the Pinot Noir for the “Diving Helmet” label is fermented on the skins to obtain maximum tannin and pigment (coloration). The ruby red color and good structure of this wine come from the time it spends macerating on the skins. Barrel aged for a short time (roughly 6 months), this wine is delicate enough to drink on it's own, but versatile for food pairing. Classic cherry and strawberry fruit notes are present, with a solid backbone of acidity and pleasant tannin.
The Halcyon Riesling is handcrafted in an off-dry style, with sweet fruit notes of peach, yellow apple, and honeyed pear. Perfect with spicy cuisine, or paired with creamy cheeses, almonds and honey. Fermentation was stopped while some residual sugar remained, to give this wine flavors that are gentle and round on the palate, with a long lingering finish. Serve chilled before dinner as an apertif, or pair with Thai curry, shrimp with a spicy mango salsa, or watermelon and feta salad.
Our 2018 “Seastar” Rosé will kick-start your day or evening with fragrant floral and fruity aromatics that lead you to fresh fruit flavors, stony minerality, confident structure, and surprising texture.
Two distinct grape varietals define the 2017 vintage of the Duel. Merlot offers waves of dark fruit, chocolate, and plum. Petite Verdot delivers black cherry, violet and sage.
Sip wine, save Dogs!! Named after our very own Rescue dog and tasting room mainstay, this 100% Malbec form Santa Barbara County helps support our local animal recue shelter DAWG. John Conway's beloved rescue dog Ringo is the inspiration behind this project. Ringo's Rescue Red is a wine dedicated to all rescue animals, especially the rescue dogs in our community, who bring love and joy to their adopted homes every day. Proceeds from every bottle are donated to support DAWG and the incredible work they do.