"...crafted by ex-surfer and
rock singer Steve Clifton and ex-French professor
Brewer in a prefab metal shed located in an industrial
park not far from the Lompoc prison. After tasting
their chards I knew I had to meet these guys. It's
sort of amusing to imagine that their odd-couple
chemistry has something to do with the contradictory
lean/fleshy quality of their wines. Mr. Brewer
is a lean, hyperactive former competitive cyclist;
the Laguna-bred Mr. Clifton still seems much more
like a surfer than an oenologist, brawnier and
far more laid back. But both are quick to credit
the unique geography of their chosen region."
McInerney, Wall Street Journal
Steve Clifton also produces wine under his Palmina label,
which focuses exclusively on Italian varietals.
Greg Brewer also produces wine under his diatom label,
as well as being the winemaker at Melville,
a Sta. Rita Hills winery dedicated to estate grown
noir, chardonnay and syrah.