Dragonette is a small family owned and run winery that uses fruit from some of the best vineyards in Santa Barbara county. Th team is small and closeknit; a husband/wife team host the Los Olivos tasting room for the 3 partners.
Although Sauvignon blanc might be their first love, they also make terrific Sta Rita Hills Pinot, Chardonnay and Rhônes—a wonderful Grenache , a Syrah and blends. (The wines have to be good or the experience alone won’t matter, right)?
But the experience was great. The tasting room is compact, and host Nick spent the better part of 2 hours with us, telling their story, the winemaking and viticulture philosophies, and talking through the tasting list. Because they’re so small the experience can be intimate and it’s clear Nick’s knowledge of the place is near-encyclopedic. He was an enthusiastic advocate for the brand, and just a lot of fun to talk to.
There are a lot of choices for tasting rooms in Los Olivos, and we love many of them. This one is worth your time.