Our Winery is situated under the watchful eye of the Topa Topa Mountain range in the Upper Ojai Valley, surrounded by ancient oaks and majestic redwoods. Owner Lauro Guerra built the winery to pursue his passion for viticulture and wine and to showcase exceptional wines made from grapes grown in the Ojai Valley Region.
The first estate vines were planted in 2009, with varietals selected based on the region’s unique climate and soil, after extensive research and analysis. Some of the plantings brought new varietals to the Ojai region, such as Barbera, Tempranillo, Carmenere and Touriga Nacionale. Others have long thrived in the region, including Syrah, Grenache and Viognier.
In addition to estate grown varietals, we are now producing high quality wines using grapes grown on neighboring farms, as well as grapes sourced from neighboring Santa Barbara county. We select only the highest quality grapes, grown on sustainably farmed vineyards, managed by growers who allow us to maintain careful control of the farming practices and techniques. We regularly visit the vineyards during the growing season to ensure that the highest quality standards are met, and carefully taste and measure for ripeness to determine optimal picking dates.
All of our wine is produced using techniques designed to reveal the flavors inherent in each varietal, as developed by the unique climate and terroir of our vineyards and then are aged in a mix of old and new French oak barrels. We carefully monitor the aging process and, when the wine is ready, bottle it under strict standards. The wine is then further aged until it is ready for your enjoyment.