Toussaint Cellars is a micro boutique winery established in 2016.

Wines are handcrafted in limited quantity to fully express the unique varietal and vineyard characteristics of Santa Barbara County.

French, Italian and Spanish varietals are produced to be enjoyed with family and friends, great food and music.

OUR WINES

Current Releases

March 2023

2016 Sangiovese

Los Olivos District
Mira Laguna Vineyard

  • Vineyard Adobe Canyon
  • Appellation Los Olivos District – Santa Ynez Valley – Santa Barbara County
  • Vintage 2016
  • Harvest September 2016
  • Cooperage 100% neutral French oak
  • Blend 100% Sangiovese
  • Alcohol 14.6%
  • Bottling September 2017
  • Release Date October 2018
  • Price $30

 

Winemaker Notes

100% Sangiovese from the Adobe Canyon Vineyard in the Los Olivos District of the Santa Ynez Valley. Cherry notes and bright acidity compliment a wide variety of foods. Aged 12 months in neutral French oak with a short period in new French oak to add complexity.

2016 Adobe Cuvee

Sangiovese / Tempranillo
Los Olivos District

  • Vineyard Adobe Canyon
  • Appellation Los Olivos District – Santa Ynez Valley – Santa Barbara County
  • Vintage 2016
  • Harvest September / October 2016
  • Cooperage 100% neutral French oak
  • Blend 50% Sangiovese / 50% Tempranillo
  • Alcohol 14.7%
  • Bottling September 2017
  • Release Date October 2018
  • Price $34

 

Winemaker Notes

A single Vineyard field blend from the Adobe Canyon Vineyard in the Los Olivos District of the Santa Ynez Valley. 50% Sangiovese and 50% Tempranillo aged 12 months in neutral French oak. The bright acidity and cherry notes of the Sangiovese are rounded out by the earthy tones of the Tempranillo.

2016 Tempest

Tempranillo / Cabernet Franc
Santa Barbara County

  • Vineyard Adobe Canyon (Tempranillo), Mira Laguna (Cabernet Franc)
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley – Santa Barbara County
  • Vintage 2016
  • Harvest September / October 2016
  • Cooperage 50% new French oak
  • Blend 50% Tempranillo / 50% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • Bottling September 2017
  • Production 50 cases
  • Release Date October 2018
  • Price $38

 

Winemaker Notes

Both the Tempranillo and Cabernet Franc were 100% free run after fermentation and aged separately in French oak (50% new). The Fruit and Spice of the Adobe Canyon Tempranillo is balanced by the new oak tannins and savory characteristics of the Mira Laguna Cabernet Franc in the final 50/50 blend. The resulting wine is similar in style to a Spanish Rioja but with the Cabernet Franc adding additional complexity for a variety of food pairing choices. Pairs well with a multitude of foods, including tapas, grilled meats, pizza, hamburgers, Lamb, beef stew and hearty fish dishes.

2016 Syrah

Santa Ynez Valley
Mira Laguna Vineyard

  • Vineyard Mira Laguna (certified organic)
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley – Santa Barbara County
  • Vintage 2016
  • Harvest September 2016
  • Cooperage 10% new / 90% neutral French oak
  • Blend 100% Syrah
  • Alcohol 15.3%
  • Bottling September 2017
  • Production 25 cases
  • Release Date October 2018
  • Price $38

 

Winemaker Notes

Fermented with 25% whole clusters and aged 1 month in new French oak before transferring to neutral French oak for an additional 11 months aging. Subtle tannins and smooth mouthfeel allow for the full expression of the Mira Laguna fruit characteristics. Pairs with grilled meats, vegetables, wild game and beef stew.

2016 Syrah Reserve

Santa Ynez Valley
Mira Laguna Vineyard

  • Vineyard Mira Laguna (certified organic)
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley – Santa Barbara County
  • Vintage 2016
  • Harvest September 2016
  • Cooperage 60% new / 40% neutral French oak
  • Blend 100% Syrah
  • Alcohol 15.7%
  • Bottling February 2018
  • Production 25 cases
  • Release Date Pre release
  • Price $50

 

Winemaker Notes

100% free run fermented with 25% whole clusters and barrel aged 16 months in 60% new / 40% neutral French oak. Good structure from the new oak tannins while preserving the full expression of the Mira Laguna fruit characteristics. Pairs with grilled meats, vegetables, wild game and beef stew.

2017 Chardonnay – Ballerina

Santa Ynez Valley
Brick Barn Vineyard

  • Vineyard Brick Barn
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
  • Vintage 2017
  • Harvest September 2017
  • Fermentation Stainless Steel
  • Cooperage Stainless and Neutral French oak
  • Blend 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol 14.7%
  • Bottling February 2020
  • Production 25 cases
  • Release Date March 2022
  • Price $34

 

Winemaker Notes

Fermented in neutral French oak for 29 months. Like a Ballerina, this Chardonnay is delicate, yet strong and complex. Treat with grace and never underestimate.

2017 Sangiovese Reserve – Gina

Los Olivos District
Adobe Canyon Vineyard

  • Vineyard Adobe Canyon
  • Appellation Los Olivos District
  • Vintage 2017
  • Harvest October 2017
  • Cooperage French oak
  • Blend 100% Sangiovese
  • Alcohol 16.0%
  • Bottling November  2019
  • Production 25 cases
  • Release Date October 2020
  • Price $38

 

Winemaker Notes

100% Sangiovese from the Adobe Canyon Vineyard in the Los Olivos District of the Santa Ynez Valley. Cherry notes and bright acidity compliment a wide variety of foods. Aged 24 months in neutral French oak with a short period in new French oak to add complexity. Patience has its rewards.

2017 Syrah Reserve – Lauren

Santa Ynez Valley
Mira Laguna Vineyard

  • Vineyard Mira Laguna
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
  • Vintage 2017
  • Harvest September 2017
  • Cooperage Newer French oak
  • Blend 100% Syrah
  • Alcohol 14.7%
  • Bottling April 2020
  • Production 25 cases
  • Release Date December 2020
  • Price $45

 

Winemaker Notes

100% free run fermented with 25% whole clusters and barrel aged over 2 years in newer French oak. Good structure from the oak while preserving the softness of the free run fruit characteristics. Pairs with grilled meats, vegetables, wild game and beef stew.

2017 Grenache – Leona

Santa Ynez Valley
Brick Barn Vineyard

  • Vineyard Brick Barn
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
  • Vintage 2017
  • Harvest October 2017
  • Cooperage 100% neutral French oak
  • Blend 100% Grenache
  • Alcohol 14.8%
  • Bottling April 2020
  • Production 25 cases
  • Release Date October 2020
  • Price $38

 

Winemaker Notes

100% Grenache from the Brick Barn Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. Aged 30 months in neutral French oak. Ageless, enjoy with family and good friends.

2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Los Olivos District
Adobe Canyon Vineyard

  • Vineyard Adobe Canyon
  • Appellation Los Olivos District – Santa Ynez Valley
  • Vintage 2018
  • Harvest September 2018
  • Fermentation Stainless Steel
  • Cooperage Stainless and Neutral French oak
  • Blend 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol 14.5%
  • Bottling April 2020
  • Production 25 cases
  • Release Date May 2020
  • Price $28

 

Winemaker Notes

Full bodied Sauvignon Blanc from Adobe Canyon Vineyard in the Los Olivos District of Santa Ynez Valley. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in stainless and neutral French oak to add complexity. Balanced acidity and refreshing citrus notes make this wine perfect by itself or paired with goat cheese, oysters, pasta with olive oil and garlic, delicate fish or grilled chicken with herbs. Best served very cold.

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20% case discount / 10% off 6 bottles

EVENTS

Ama Waterways Gems of Southeast Europe (wine cruise)

Wine host – Toussaint Cellars

For cruise details go to AMA Waterways:

2024 Gems Of Southeast Europe Wine Cruise | AmaWaterways™

Select the Giurgiu to Budapest itinerary
  • Departs from Giurgiu, Romania March 25, 2024 for 7 nights sailing on the lower Danube.
  • Disembarks Budapest, Hungary April 1, 2024

Pre and post cruise excursions also offered by AMA Waterways.

CRUISE FROM : GIURGIU TO BUDAPEST

Touch history in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, as you sail along the exotic lower Danube. Celtic fortifications, medieval towns and grand cities, along with the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes and the Danube’s famed Iron Gates, showcase the best of eastern Europe. Nature lovers will relish the opportunity to see Bulgaria’s natural wonder, Belogradchik, a fairytale stone world of fantastic shapes associated with interesting legends; or to bike through Belgrade’s sprawling Kalemegdan Park. Wine connoisseurs will have a chance to taste history from the centuries-old wine-growing hills dating back to the Romans in Ilok, a royal and vinous town. Be treated to the flavors, sights, sounds and cultures of this diverse swath of the continent.

 
COUNTRIES: BULGARIA, CROATIA, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, SERBIA
RIVERS: DANUBE

Toussaint Cellars group discount is currently $1000 pp or a free land package (double occupancy / ) if booked by 31 March 2023. AAA members discount may be combined.


 

To book and receive the Toussaint Cellars Group discount, please contact:

Gianna Sayre

AAA Travel, Presidents Club Travel Agent,
Santa Barbara Branch
805-898-2866 Direct
805-898-2870 Main

Sayre.gianna@aaa-calif.com

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