Pence Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara 2018

I was lucky enough to visit the Pence facility last summer as part of Mission: Santa Barbara, an industry conference. They have some of the most beautiful grounds I have ever seen with grottos and seating areas galore. Pence is a ranch, farm, winery, vineyard and event venue. They raise horses as well as forty head of cattle and sweet but gigantic dogs. Olives and other vegetables are raised and sold to L.A. restaurants. Pence makes thier own olive oil and the crackers that are served in the tasting room are often made from their own grain. They are local, sustainable and a gem in the region. Sashi Moorman crafts the wines here drawing from over twenty five years in the industry making Pinot Noir (Ojai, Sandhi, Stolpman and Domaine De La Côte are all previous clients). Pence Pinot Noir has a delicacy from the daily fogs that roll in that shows the drinker the character of Pinots from this area. 
Estimated Retail $22.