The Ojai Vineyard, owned by Adam & Helen Tolmach, works closely with over a dozen different vineyards up and down the Central Coast and produces wines from Chardonnay, Grenache, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, Roussane, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Viognier. Adam is one of the best known and most prolific winemakers in Santa Barbara, but he even branches out as far north as Santa Lucia Highlands to make wine from Pisoni Vineyard.
This rose was made from grenache, mourvedre and a touch of syrah and sauvignon blanc. It is barrel fermented in older barrels, and then bottled fresh in late winter. Rose has become quite stylish lately, and for good reasons. There isn't a more versatile wine-you can have it with fish, tamales with hot sauce, or a pork sandwich-it doesn't really matter because it tastes great with everything. I think another reason people like it so much is because it is informal-you get dressed up to drink Champagne-but with rose you can leave your overalls on, have a big glass, and still feel like a king.--Winemakers Note