John and Steve Dragonette and close friend Brandon Sparks-Gillis formed Dragonette Cellars in order to pursue a long-held dream to produce wines of the utmost quality and purity from the finest vineyards in Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast.
Our dream has always been to make the wine ourselves, to be personally involved in and responsible for all wine-related decisions, from vineyard to bottle. To that end, we have no employees. Every bottle that leaves our winery is 100% produced by our family members.
Our journey together began at an excellent wine shop, where we had the opportunity to taste the benchmark wines of the world. From there we obtained hands-on experience with some of the greatest wineries and viticulturists in the world including Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead Cellars, Demetria Estate and Coastal Vineyard Care.
We have poured our experience into producing cool-climate expressions of Pinot Noir and Syrah from vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, and York Mountain, and Sauvignon Blanc from the uniquely suitable area of Happy Canyon.