Peake Ranch is a boutique, family-run winery owned by John and Gillian Wagner. Like all of us who have visited Santa Barbara County, the couple fell in love with the beautiful countryside and the friendliness of the people. They purchased Peake Ranch with a vision of building a winery and a house on the property, and producing extraordinary wines. They also bring a humbleness and sense of humility, which is honestly quite refreshing. They are already receiving rave reviews from the critics, and considering this is only their sixth vintage, this is an impressive feat!
JEB DUNNUCK 95 POINTS - "The appellation 2019 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County comes from the Sierra Madre and Peake Ranch vineyards. Light golden, with a rocking nose of buttered citrus, tangerine, honeysuckle, flower oil, and spice, it's medium-bodied and has a bright, vibrant spine of acidity, terrific balance, and a great finish. It's one stunning entry level wine!"
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The 2019 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County, made with 39% new French oak, has a bright, fresh style with scents of preserved lemon, Greek yogurt, almonds, beeswax and petrichor. The palate offers a dynamic of satiny texture, tangy acidity and ultra perfumed fruits, finishing with tremendous length and a singular textural presence. 861 cases were produced."