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Sta. Rita Hills AVA

The Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County is one of California’s premier cool-climate viticultural regions. It is also one of California’s smaller AVAs with 99% of its territory falling within the larger Santa Ynez Valley AVA.

Key Facts

RATIFICATIONMay, 2001
AVA LOCATIONIntersected by the Santa Ynez River, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is located between the towns of Buellton and Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, California.
ACREAGE30,720 total acres of which 1700 acres are planted.
CLIMATEThe AVA is exposed to fog and coastal breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean. The hills run east to west allowing the cool ocean breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean to enter the valley.
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Rancho Santa Rosa – Lindsay and Courtney’s Vineyard East

The 460-acre Rancho Santa Rosa estate vineyard features 230 acres of vines that climb from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. The soils are maritime-based and the weather is consistently cool thanks to moist ocean breezes that sweep the property daily. The vineyard is farmed with the painstaking care and attention usually associated with much smaller vineyards. In fact, the Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard was originally conceived as individual micro-vineyards delineated into 59 unique blocks based upon soil type, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clone. Rancho Santa Rosa produces remarkably rich and silky wines.

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Rancho Las Hermanas – Lindsay and Courtney’s Vineyard West

The majestic 500-acre Rancho Las Hermanas estate property features 205 acres of Pinot Noir (Lindsay’s Vineyard) and 52 acres of Chardonnay (Courtney’s Vineyard). It is a cool, rolling site that offers six distinct, limestone-based soil types. To take full advantage of the intricate terroir, Rancho Las Hermanas is planted to a combination of heritage, heirloom and other specifically selected clones.

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2021

Lincourt Grüner Veltliner , Sta. Rita Hills

90 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Lincourt wines are produced entirely from our two estate vineyards within the AVA. APPELLATION: Sta. Rita Hills GRAPES: 100% Grüner Veltliner AGING: Stainless Steel RELEASE: Summer 2022 Read More →
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2021

Lincourt Steel Chardonnay , Sta. Rita Hills

90 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Lincourt wines are produced entirely from our two estate vineyards within the AVA. APPELLATION: Sta. Rita Hills GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay AGING: Stainless Steel RELEASE: Summer 2022 Read More →
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2020

Lincourt Carol Ann Chardonnay , Sta. Rita Hills

This beautiful Chardonnay from Sta. Rita Hills is named after Proprietor Bill Foley’s wife, Carol Ann. APPELLATION: Sta. Rita Hills GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay AGING: 18 months in French oak, 35%… Read More →
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