The Thorne family owns Rio Vista Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Santa Barbara County. The vineyard was planted in 2000 and 2006 with 100% Pinot Noir on 65 acres with seven clones. In addition to our own production the vineyard has sold to a number of local wine makers including Ken Brown Wines, Flying Goat Cellars, Hitching Post Wines, Tantara Winery, Brewer – Clifton, Rusack, Fess Parker, Koehler and others.
Although the vineyards have replaced the farming operation, the Rio Vista Cattle Company continues to run cattle throughout the ranch.
The Thorne family owns Rio Vista Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Santa Barbara County.Read More →