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We are a Santa Barbara County-based vintner solely focused on producing Pinot Noir from grapes grown in the prime vineyards of Coastal California.

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Windrun Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills

With traces of wild blackberry, earth, and allspice, punctuated by a luscious, long finish, this elegantly balanced wine will continue to reward with extended aging.

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Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills

The near-perfect 2014 vintage is reflected in this Pinot Noir with its classic dark blackberry and cherry fruit core with hints of brown spice and earthiness.

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Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Sta. Rita Hills

This wine exhibits classic blackberry fruit aromatics that blend with a bit of brown spice and a hint of smoke and minerality that linger on the palate.

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Santa Barbara County

Our delightful Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir reflects the superb quality of the 2013 harvest. Rich, lively aromatics yield to flavors of dark cherries and notes of allspice.

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About Windrun

Great wine at great prices: That is our concept. Windrun Wine is a négociant that sells premium coastal California wines at reasonable prices. The quality of our wine surpasses many selling for twice as much. From the outset, our plan was to be a négociant. We focus on selecting the finest wines made from grapes grown in the prime vineyards of coastal California, then carefully blend them to emphasize their aromatics and balanced flavors.

Windrun Wine was founded by Lance Mason in 2010. A lifelong interest in wines carried him to some of the most famous wine growing regions in the world, and that fed a desire to create his own brand using the wines of his home region on the central coast of California. When an opportunity presented itself to work with legendary California winemaker Ken Brown, a new venture was born.

In naming the company, a term from Mr. Brown’s viticulture experience was selected. “Windrun” is a measure of the flow of cool breezes through a vineyard in the afternoon and evening, which is critical to the correct development of Burgundian grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The brand was born, and the first two Santa Barbara County wines, a 2009 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, went to market later in the year.

Our wines are nationally distributed and carried in better restaurants and hotels, fine wine and liquor shops, select grocery stores, and a few chain stores.

Reviews

May 15, 2017

2015 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir receives 93 points from Wine Enthusiast.

Cherry, currant, and raspberry flavors are supported by caressing tanins. The silky textures linger on the finish, with Asian spice and licorice notes. » Continue to PDF »

May 15, 2017

2015 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir receives 90 points from Wine Spectator.

Cherry, currant, and raspberry flavors are supported by caressing tanins. The silky textures linger on the finish, with Asian spice and licorice notes. » Continue to PDF »

September 22, 2016

Tastings.com 95 pt. 2013 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Exceptional. Dark dusty garnet color. Inviting aromas of Dr. Pepper, porcini mushroom, and oolong tea with a lightly tannic, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and an intricate medium-long wet earth, eucalyptus, rose and black pepper, and sponge cake with dried cassis finish. A concentrated Pinot Noir with complex hedonistic flavors. » Continue to PDF »

August 1, 2015 |

Tastings.com 89 pt. 2013 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

Highly recommended. Bright brick red color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cherry cola, cinnamon, vanilla fondant, and redwood forest with a lightly tannic, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-long cherry lonzenge, iron rich soil, and sage finish with dusty, earthy tannins and light oak. A well structured Pinot Noir asking to be cellared. » Continue to PDF »

Distributors

Windrun Wine has a proud relationship with its distributors, and we extend ourselves to supply the best wine value in California Pinot Noir to this network of partners, who range from Idaho to Florida. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a distributor. Thank you.

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