Winery Star

Wine Leaders' Choice

California, North America

The Sta. Rita Hills AVA, located just 10 miles from the ocean, boasts unique environmental characteristics that significantly impact the area’s wine production. With consistent morning and evening fog and steady afternoon winds, the cooling trends create an ideal climate for growing Pinot Noir, Grenache, and Syrah grapes. Moreover, these cooling influences play a crucial role in prolonging the growing season, allowing for heightened varietal flavor intensity and resulting in exceptional wines. The vineyards’ calcareous rock and sandy soils further contribute to producing grapes with natural acidity and excellent flavor balance.
The SAMsARA team focuses on achieving “healthy vines in extreme conditions” within each designated section. This dedication to vine health is based on the understanding that there is an inverse relationship between the quantity of grapes produced by a vine and their overall quality. By prioritizing vine health over yield, SAMsARA ensures that only the finest grapes are harvested, setting the foundation for the creation of exceptional wines.
SAMsARA’s commitment to nurturing healthy vines in the extreme conditions of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is a testament to their dedication to producing exceptional wines. By respecting the unique characteristics of each vineyard section and prioritizing quality over quantity, they create wines that truly capture the essence of this extraordinary wine-growing region. With every sip, wine enthusiasts can embark on a sensory journey that showcases the pure expression of the Sta. Rita Hills terroir, artfully crafted by SAMsARA.

Country    North America

Address    6485 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117






Certificate Of Excellence

The Winery Star Certificate is an award of excellence for wineries around the world. The certificate is issued for quality and expertise in the wine industry and is a great and valuable asset for wineries.

It is awarded to wineries that have been recommended by Wine Leaders around the world. It gives a boost in the level of credibility in the global wine community and it is a great way to strengthen the winery image.

Buyers, distributors, business partners and even travelers are more eager to contact awarded wineries to buy their wines and visit the winery. 

The certificate displays wineries name and relevant year, it can be shared on website, social media or used for promotional purposes. It is also possible to receive the framed version by post. 

Contact us to find out how you can qualify today!

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