Our New Pierce’s Disease Resistant Vineyard
In 2017 we seized an exciting opportunity to resurrect our long-gone estate vineyard. This wasn’t just planting any vineyard, though; this was an opportunity to change the future of viticulture in California.
UPDATE: The hybrid varietals planted at our vineyard in Ojai, as reported by Wine Enthusiast
Recently our friend Matt Kettman featured our work in a wonderful piece for Wine Enthusiast. It’s a great overview of our progress with growing special new varietals developed by UC Davis’ Dr. Andy Walker. These vines were developed using traditional hybridization (not GMO technology), which conferred resistance to Pierce’s Disease, a deadly vine disease which […]
ANNOUNCEMENT: Fe Ciega Vineyard is now owned by Adam & Helen!
Fe Ciega Vineyard, a luminary planting within the Sta. Rita Hills, has a new owner as of January 2021. The 9-acre vineyard and 43-acre property will now be tended to and farmed by Adam Tolmach, winemaker/proprietor of The Ojai Vineyard, which has produced a Fe Ciega Pinot Noir since 2003.
Recipes for Summer: Nippon Niçoise & Spanish Romesco Burgers
The first recipe is somewhat involved but no real sweat, whereas the second is simply for a great condiment (how you make a burger is up to you).
Recipes for Summer: Moroccan Sardine Crostinis & Citrus-Hoisin Salmon Glaze
This post covers two of the wines—our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and our 2018 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir—and is unintentionally seafood themed (prompted by the warm weather, probably).
Getting into the 2018 Chardonnays
Alright, folks—we have officially released our 2018 Chardonnays, and praised be the 2018 vintage! We’re just beginning to talk about 2018, and you can expect more talk going forward with releases to come. This vintage was an outstanding one for us in the Central Coast. After a string of drought years with warm winters and […]
Ojai Vineyard in the New York Times
Last month The Ojai Vineyard had the honor of mention in The New York Times.
Quest to Perfect Sauvignon Blanc
For those in the know, thinking of The Ojai Vineyard and Adam Tolmach brings to mind a legacy of crafting fine Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. But for about as much time Adam has been on a quest to perfect Sauvignon Blanc.
Introduction to SANS SOUFRE AJOUTÉ
Sans Soufre Ajouté (without sulfites added), a fresh and ready fusion of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah that is crafted from grapes grown on the wind scoured slopes of John Sebastiano.
Perfecting Warm Climate Syrah – Roll Ranch
Roll Ranch always been the most beastly wine crafted at The Ojai Vineyard.