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The Ojai Vineyard began in 1983 with the dream of producing distinctive California wines using traditional wine making practices acquired in Burgundy and the Rhone valley. Thirty seven years later, owners Adam and Helen Tolmach, continue to pursue the craft at his artisanal winery in Ojai, California, purchasing grapes from the series of amazing vineyards throughout Santa Barbara county.

Adam's quest to bring together European sensibilities of balance and finesse with the exuberant fruit from coastal California vineyards is expressed in the wines he makes today. About 6000 cases are produced each year, divided between 15 bottlings, most of which are vineyard designated wines.

The key to producing special wine is in the care taken growing the grapes. There is an inverse relationship between quantity and quality when it comes to grapes, so rather than purchasing theirs by the ton, Adam has long term agreements with growers to buy the fruit by the acre. This lets him culture the vines and thin the crop to his strict specifications, yet allows the grower to receive a fair return.

In the winery Adam prefers to watch the development of the wine carefully, while doing as little as possible to them. Experience has shown that the least amount of moving, pumping, fining and filtering is always best. The ultimate objective is to show off the distinctive character of a vineyard site.

Ojai 2018 Grenache "John Sebastiano" 750ml

$56.43

Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Grenache John Sebastiano Vineyard offers up bright raspberries, licorice, orange oil and dried flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied, it floods the mouth with juicy, peppery flavors, pleasantly chalky and fresh and finishing...

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Ojai 2020 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 750ml

$59.04

[2019 vintage] The appellation 2019 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County is a gem, offering a medium-bodied, mineral, marine-like style that seams to have lots of Bien Nacido-like character. More stems, peppery herbs, and red and black fruits define this...

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Ojai 2016 Roll Ranch Syrah 750ml

$73.82

One of the many standouts in this range, the 2016 Syrah Roll Ranch dazzles with explosive aromatics and tons of vertical extension. A whole range of dark red fruit, blood orange and floral overtones give the Roll Ranch a decidedly exotic feel that is...

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Ojai 2018 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido 750ml

$73.82

Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard has loads of aromas, with lush cranberry and blackberry fruits accented by touches of aniseed, bay leaves, dried flowers and cola. The medium-bodied palate offers a grainy, fresh frame packed...

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Ojai 2020 Chardonnay Bien Nacido 750ml

$52.08

The palate is full of lemon curd, apricots and salinity, and there’s great tension and dynamics between the rich, round immediacy of the wine and the crisp, minerally snappiness that propels it throughout. --- The Ojai Vineyard began in 1983 with...

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