The Dascomb family purchased this stunning property in Santa Ynez Valley in 1974. Don Dascomb and his sons went to work planting a vineyard. Over the years the vineyard produced quality fruit which was purchased by a few of the well-known local wineries. Due to market trends, by 1999 most Cabernet vineyards in Santa Barbara County were replaced by other varietals. Don and his son Dave were not so easily swayed and believed the climate and soil were right for Cabernet Sauvignon. Dave felt the key to producing a premium Cabernet from the region was to allow the fruit to fully mature, reach peak ripeness. As a result, the Estate vineyard, East Valley Vineyard, is one of the oldest Cabernet Vineyards in Santa Barbara County!
Dave marketed his wine under the East Valley Vineyard until 2008 when he launched his new label, Dascomb Cellars. As each harvest comes to a close, Dave is realizing his dream and vision. It is a common site to find Dave in a conversation with a satisfied customer discussing the details and complexities of grapes and the art of wine making. Dave Dascomb took an immediate interest in the family vineyard and a passion for wine making. While pursuing his Mechanical Engineering degree at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he continued to refine his vineyard practices and wine making skills. In 1999, Dave made the decision to produce wine on a commercial level and the East Valley Vineyard label began. Dave’s vision was to produce premium wine, yet strive to remain a boutique winery…never too large to share the history, vision and passion of fine wines.