Gainey Vineyards, Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (2016)
In 1962, father and son, Daniel C. and Daniel J. Gainey founded Gainey Vineyard. Today, third-generation owner, Daniel H.
Gainey is assisted by John Falcone, General Manager and Director of Winemaking, Jeff LeBard winemaker and Jon
Engelskirger consulting winemaker.
Gainey was among the first to explore the macroclimates of the eastern Santa Ynez Valley and the western region of Sta.
Rita Hills. The Home Ranch Vineyard, which is located on the warmer eastern edge of the Santa Ynez Valley, is planted with
Bordeaux varieties. The Evan’s Ranch and Rancho Esperanza Vineyards are located in the cooler western end of Sta. Rita
Hills and planted with Burgundian varieties. The vines are farmed in a sustainable manner using cover crops, compost and
We craft our Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir exclusively from grapes grown at our two vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
located at the western edge of the Santa Ynez Valley ? Evan’s Ranch & Rancho Esperanza. These cool, marine-influenced
sites, just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, are ideal for the cultivation of world-class Pinot Noir.
Our latest vintage of this delightful wine displays a vivid ruby-red hue and bright, fragrant, fruit-forward aromas of black
cherry, red raspberry, blackberry and pomegranate, complemented by a whiff of Rose hips tea. On the palate, the wine
delivers intense, juicy, strawberry, cherry, plum and blackberry flavors that take on a zesty, tea-leaf spice tone en route to a
long, fruitful, mineral-tinged finish. Delicious now with foods like grilled salmon, rotisserie chicken, roast duck, and lamb, this
vibrant, varietally expressive Pinot Noir will age gracefully in bottle for the next 2-3 years.