If you live in Santa Barbara or plan a trip there, make a point to stop by Margerum Wine Company. With a hip tasting room down near the beach, just off State Street, the winery offers a wide variety of wines, all made with local fruit. Beyond the Margerum wines, you’ll find Doug Margerum’s second label called Barden, made exclusively with grapes grown in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Continue »
“Producers fall into one of two camps: Those who take less conventional paths, and those who take the purist route of blessing Rhône grape varieties. Both options can yield decisions results. Margerum’s M5 is a white Rhône-style blend, similar to Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, offering a mix of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne and Picpoul Blanc grapes. Proprietor Doug Margerum prefers cold fermentations, which preserves the freshness of the fruit flavors” Continue »
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