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Winery of the Month

September 2018

Claiborne & Churchill Winery

We are proud to be partnering with Claiborne & Churchill during the month of September as our Winery of the Month. Everyday during the month at our Guest Wine Tasting Reception, we will be featuring tastes of their estate wines. Each Friday during the month, we will feature their winemaker or winery representative at our Guest Reception. They will also be pairing their wines with delicious local cuisine at our Backyard Winemaker Dinner at 6pm on Friday, September 28th. Seats are $96 per person including tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. Click here to buy your tickets or call 805-544-0713 Ext. 677!

Claiborne & Churchill is a small, family-owned winery founded in 1983 by Claiborne (Clay) Thompson and Fredericka Churchill. At Claiborne & Churchill traditional European winemaking techniques prevail, including extensive use of barrel-fermentation and barrel-aging, minimal manipulation of juice and wine,"natural"or spontaneous fermentation using indigenous yeast, and limited use of SO2,all in the belief that the winemaker's task is to bring out the flavor and character that is latent in the grape. They specialize in Dry Gewürztraminer and Dry Riesling, modeled on the fruity but dry dinner wines of the French province of Alsace.To appreciate the unique wines and the cozy ambiance of Claiborne & Churchill,a visit to the tasting room in their “straw bale” winery is a must.