Pinot Pros Now Pouring on Yanonali

Pali Wine Company, a favorite of the Pinot loving Mr. Picky, opens in the Funk Zone in downtown Santa Barbara: Pali Wine Co. Opens Tasting Room in Funk Zone By Matt Kettmann of independent.com, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 There’s not much middle ground when it…

Mr. Picky’s Wine of the Week: 2009 Pali Fiddlestix Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Although the 2009 Pali Fiddlestix Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is the Mr. Picky Wine of the Week, it could have been any of Pali Wine Company’s stellar Pinot Noirs. They are beautifully crafted expressing their unique terroirs. It is also very affordable:…

Mr. Picky’s Wine of the Week: Santa Barbara Syrah from Dierberg Winery

2008 Dierberg Syrah Santa Ynez Valley: The Syrah grapes for this delicious 2008 Dierberg Syrah Santa Ynez Valley were sourced from the coldest microclimate within the new Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Appelation. WINEMAKER NOTES Each fermenter is filled with hand sorted, 100% whole…

Oreana Winery Celebrates 7 Year Anniversary on Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

Celebrate Oreana Winery‘s seventh year on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail Saturday, July 2 from 6-10pm. To celebrate seven years, Oreana Winery will be serving seven new Santa Barbara wines for seven bucks each! No Cover Live music by Gawd Damned Band New Wines Wheel of…

Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards of Sta Rita Hills Earn a Mr. Picky’s Favorite

This was one of the BEST tastings we have had anywhere.  A Mr. Picky favorite?  Most definitely! Gorgeous Tasting Room: Our host for the day, Rairig, a handsome future winemaker, informed us that their Santa Rita Hills tasting room had opened in 2008. We…

Young Winemaker Creating Amazing Sangiovese

It’s no surprise that Tessa Marie became a wine maker. With Eli Parker as her father and growing up surrounded by great wine she fell in love with Sangiovese at the early age of 18. Five years later Sangiovese became the cornerstone of Tessa Marie Wines….