A small artisanal winery, Pence Ranch Wines only uses about a third of our vineyard’s total production each year. As vignerons, we work closely with and supply grapes to several other high quality producers in a mutually cooperative and supportive relationship. In this environment, we share our techniques, learn from each other’s experiences, and taste each other’s wines. This not only helps us in the vineyard, but in our own winemaking as well. It is a privilege to have so many talented winemakers involved in our project and providing such invaluable input.
Selling grapes to our vineyard customers allow us the unique opportunity to bring 19 different blocks and 12 individual clones into our own wine program, using as little as a single ton of grapes from any given block. This situation gives us an unmatched diversity of terroir and clones compared to any other winery program of this size. We also make a point of sharing the grapes from every block with at least one other winery so we can compare notes and thus constantly improve our winegrowing and winemaking practices.
By the way, these producers are making terrific wine from our grapes and encourage you try as many as you can find. All are located in Santa Barbara County and have local tasting rooms: