History in a bottle! The grapes for our Ballard Canyon Estate Mission come from one of our estate vineyards - grown from cuttings from the very few remaining vines on Santa Cruz Island off Santa Barbara’s coast. There, almost a century ago, a vineyard and winery thrived. While most of the vines were destroyed after Prohibition, we gathered some survivors, and planted this historic varietal in Ballard Canyon. The result is an utterly unique bottling of one of the very few Mission wines to be found in California.
Our 2022 Mission truly breaks the mold on stereotypical associations of California Mission wine. Overflowing with aromas & flavors of rhubarb, red plum, and raspberry, this light ruby wine is perfect any time of day. Serve chilled to enhance the unexpected nature of this bottling.