Gainey is the only vintner to actually own and farm vineyards in both the warmer Santa Ynez Valley and the cooler Sta. Rita Hills (pictured here).
Santa Ynez Valley (AVA)
Runs Hot and Cold*
*Vineyards, that is.
Expanding from their original, warm climate Santa Ynez Valley vineyard, Gainey is now enjoying success with its cool climate Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir/Chardonnay plantings.
January 26, 2009
Appellation America: As a North Coast expatriate, can you contrast and compare Santa Ynez Valley to Napa and Sonoma?