Stolpman Vineyards stands proudly as the crown jewel of the Ballard Canyon appellation of Santa Barbara County. The 220-acre estate, planted to over 150 acres of dry-farmed vines, rests directly atop one of the largest limestone outcroppings in the region. This picturesque property is planted to a wide range of grape varieties including Syrah, Roussanne, and Sangiovese along with some Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, and even the rare Trousseau grape. Led by renowned vineyard manager Ruben Solorzano and dynamic managing partner Peter Stolpman, Stolpman Vineyards is currently crafting some of the most unique and innovative wine in all of California. Their focus remains on farming first and they regularly employ minimal-intervention winemaking techniques in order to let the true character of their remarkable vineyards shine. Stolpman Vineyards is a leader in sustainability in California viticulture and their wines boldly speak for themselves.
This 2018 "Love you Bunches" is a cornerstone piece of Stolpman's playful and fresh collection of natural wines. Made of 100% Sangiovese that has been whole-cluster carbonically fermented, it is as vibrant and bubbly as its label suggests, graciously spilling bright and juicy notes strawberry and cherry along with sweet florals and a pretty herbal edge. This is a joyful and smile-inducing wine that is impossible not to fall in love with.