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Jaffurs Wine Cellars
Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhone varietal wines with a new-world independence. Our wines -Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Viognier, and Roussanne - are among the best in the county. Owner/winemaker Craig Jaffurs, produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. All our wines are carefully made in small lots. Only about 350 cases are produced each year - production is limited. We work closely with our growers in the Santa Ynez, Santa Rita, Los Alamos, and the Santa Maria growing regions. We limit vineyard yields and require that optimal farming practices are observed. All our wines are crushed, pressed, cellared and bottled in our Santa Barbara facility. Visit us for a glimpse of world class winemaking in the heart of the city.
In September of 2001 we completed construction of our new winery facility in the city of Santa Barbara. This modern, climate controlled facility allows us to make wine at a natural and careful pace. (Plus, it is only seven minutes from home!) We process all the fruit for our harvest here and the resulting wines show the benefits of this improved process. Come visit us at 819 E. Montecito Street (four blocks north of highway 101 off of Milpas Street).
Jaffurs Wine Cellars owns no vineyards. We purchase premium wine grapes only from Santa Barbara County vineyards: Thompson (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache), Bien Nacido (Viognier, Syrah), Larner (Syrah), Melville/Verna's (Syrah), Westerly (Roussanne), Paradise (Viognier), and Stolpman (Grenache, Viognier, and Roussanne) vineyards. The Ampelos Vineyard, located west of Buelton is our newest site. This is a cool vineyard which produces excellent syrah. Also new is the Melville Family's second vineyard, Verna's, located on Cat Canyon Road in Los Alamos. This cool, windy site provides us with four clones of Syrah.
Meet Craig Jaffurs - Owner & Winemaker