Turning Tide Wines
Red Blend 'Santa Ynez Valley'
Red Blend 'Santa Ynez Valley', Turning Tide
In 2020, Turning Tide purchased a 17 acre vineyard that sits on gentle slopes outside the town of Los Olivos, California. This yet-to-be-named site produces Grenache and Mourvèdre, two grape varieties famous for their hallmark blends from France’s Rhône Valley. Domestically, these grapes thrive in red loamy soils with gravel and serpentine cobblestones in the shadow of the Santa Ynez Mountains in California’s Central Coast. The coastal fog has a cooling-effect on morning temperatures, allowing for a longer ripening period, lifting mid-day, imbuing these red varieties with more depth of flavor without increasing sugars rapidly. The vines drink from an abundant natural clean water supply below ground. Since purchase of the property, Turning Tide has implemented sustainable practices, and the vines flourish.