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
This Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is sourced from an acclaimed Los Alamos Vineyard site, Valley View Vineyard. Stainless steel fermented, and then transferred to a combination of new and neutral oak barrels for 6 months.
Our 2020 “Seastar” Rosé is a refreshing waterfall of fragrant white flowers, candied citrus, watermelon sorbet and stone fruit flavors. Delightfully crisp and light, this wine is perfect for daytime sipping!
Dolcetto vs. Petite Sirah! Locked in a battle of equals, both grapes form an exciting and highly complex wine layered with rich fruits and supported by spice, leather, and balanced tannins.
Sip wine, save Dogs!! The 2018 vintage is 100% Malbec, a grape known for its inky color and dark berry notes with black cherry, pomegranate and a black pepper finish. The grapes are sourced from the Santa Ynez valley, chosen to specifically to make a wine that’s close to home, and close to our hearts. John Conway's beloved rescue dog and Tasting Room mainstay Ringo is the inspiration behind this project.
A fruit forward and full-bodied Red Blend named after our Winery Dog, Rolo the Chocolate Lab. Rolo, who quickly grew from a wee pup to a great, grinning, whale of a Lab is the inspiration for this wine. Gillian Conway got Rolo in 2007, the beginning of our winemaking adventures. He is turning 13 years old this year! Each year the blend is comprised of different grapes, but always we strive to make it fruit forward, with juicy dark berry flavors, big tannins, and notes of chocolate-of course! This year the blend is comprised of Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. Enjoy in the company of friends, canine or otherwise! Woof Woof!
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 in new French Oak (roughly 4 months), this wine is delicate enough to drink on it's own, but versatile for food pairing. Smells Like: Baking spices, crushed cherries and strawberry jam. Tastes Like: Fresh cherry, pomegranate and strawberry with a cranberry and quince jam finish. We recommend this wine for: Anyone who likes Pinot Noir, or who is looking for a fruity light red. Compare to the Conway Pinot as a lighter, more fruit-forward version of Pinot, with more fresh fruit notes, and opposed to the Conway which has more darker fruit, some savory notes, and more barrel aging.