Margerum Wine Company produces limited quantities of wines made from grapes grown by top growers. Please visit our online store for detailed information and tasting notes on these wines as well as a changing cast of other small production wines not listed here.
When in Santa Barbara, visit us and taste our wines at our downtown tasting room at 813 Anacapa Street. All of our wines are available directly from the website and many of our wines are ONLY available from our website. Our wines are also available at high quality restaurants and wine stores throughout the country. For retail wine availability in your area, check our list of wholesale distributors.
NEW! We have just released our AMARO digestif. For sale in our tasting room, on our website, and select retail and restaurant accounts. Details here.
Klickitat is pleasantly fruity and refreshing to drink. Estate grown on our small Washington State property. Apple and pear mixed with the very best aspects of Pinot Gris with its distinctive, pungent aromatics; the wine has an exotic array of fruit, herb and spice flavors, attractive mineral undertones, and good acidity.
The Grenache used in this wine is grown at 550 meters and sourced from geologically complex soils. The grapes are all handpicked and double sorted, yielding superlative fruit. The wine is gently pressed and fermented very cold. We make this wine in a unique way. We saignée (bleed) off a little of the juice from the Grenache and ferment the slightly pink must just like we do with the rest of our whites. We then blend back in the RED Grenache out of a neutral barrel into the rosé wine to give tannin, complexity and seriousness. The result is a bright, fresh, crisp, and refreshing wine that can be enjoyed year-round.
The 2012 Margerum Riviera Rose is comprised of Grenache gently pressed and blended with saigneé of Grenache, Counoise, and Cinsault. We add some red barrel aged Grenache (3%) to the blend to give color, light tannins, and weightiness. The aromas are packed full of strawberry, watermelon, dried rose petals and heady Grenache earth flavors. A very textural rose; it has good mouth feel and a hint of creaminess.
This wine was made from the old vines fruit grown on the original Firestone family vineyard that was planted in the early ‘70’s. We picked these grapes just as ripeness was near.
Super tight clusters produced a high acid, lean and gripping wine. With proper élevage, some barrel age in neutral French Oak barrels (six months), and a little time, we coaxed this beauty into the bottle. We are very happy with the results. pH = 2.94, TA = 9.1, Alcohol = 11.57%
We make this from top-quality Riesling fruit grown at Kick-On vineyard. Fermented to a point where the slight sweetness is balanced perfectly with the crisp acidity. All stainless steel fermented and steel aged. A perfect balance of slight sweetness balanced with apple and citrus fruit acidity. Fragrant and food-friendly; especially good paired with delicate (or raw) fish.
D is an exploration of what can be done with Sauvignon Blanc - a combination a new, neutral, and stainless steel fermented and aged wines mostly from Grassini pick #3 with a bit of Westerly “The Point” blended in for complexity. Visually - golden hued, with greens and yellows. Aromatically alive with lime, citrus, vanilla, white floral, and cream. In the mouth a blend of grass, mineral, richness and bracing citrus. I would like this wine to age a bit, it is meant for cellaring. Picked with great acidity and at greater ripeness.