Galentine’s Day Wine List: Women Winemakers to drink with your Besties.

Tomorrow is Galentine’s day; the day of celebrating the love you have for your lady friends.  I’m not really sure how the whole holiday came about, but I do know that it’s a great excuse to drink wine with my girlfriends, so I’m a fan.
Here is a short list of some of our favorite female wine producers perfect for the occasion. Hope you spend it with your besties. Happy Galentine’s day ladies.
Lady of the Sunshine

Sauvignon Blanc, Coquelicot Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley 2018
We’re huge fans of winemaker Gina Guigni- she’s a rising star winemaker and farmer in the Central Coast wine scene.  Certified Organic. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Sourced from 20-year-old vines on Ballard gravelly fine sandy loam (The Ballard series consist of deep, well drained soils that formed in alluvial material from sedimentary rocks). She foot treads the grapes and soaks on skins for 24 hours before being whole bunch pressed. The juice is then barreled down to neutral French oak barrels and fermented with native yeasts. Aged sur lie for 8 months in the same barrels they fermented in. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

LEROY Burgundy
Chardonnay, Domaine LeRoy, Burgundy 2015
“Crisp and bright minerality with zippy notes of lemon peel give way to apple and pear. (Yum.)”
It’s not often that we quote Robert Parker, but he sums up our admiration for Leroy the best “I have said it so many times that it may seem redundant, Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy’s quality hierarchy. Because she is a perfectionist, and because she has had the courage to produce wines from low yields and bottle them naturally, without fining or filtration.  Anyone who loves great Burgundy, must realize that her wines embarrass much of what is produced in Burgundy”.

A Tribute to Grace 
Grenache, A Tribute to Grace, Santa Barbara County 2017
Winemaker Angela Osborn named her label after two of her favorite things: her Grandmother, and her most beloved attribute. Native New Zealander now residing and farming in Santa Ynez Valley, she was one of Jon Bonne’s 2015 SF Chronicle’s winemaker to watch.
A Tribute to Grace is a 100% Grenache only brand farming biodynamically. This wine shows aromas of red berry, strawberry with a hit of cherry. The body is light with medium acid, and flavors that shows up front cherry and strawberry with spice and minerals.