A truly unique white wine. Traditionally grown throughout much of southern Spain, this variety thrives on heat and dryness. We are one of the few producers of this wine outside of Spain. Grown on our certified organic, dry-farmed vineyard in Santa Barbara County.
Our dry-farmed practices in this extremely dry climate bring out the best in this unique white wine. To intensify the expression of the grape’s origins from the Arabian Peninsula, the fruit was foot tread and sat on skins for 24 hours before pressing. This was followed by barrel and malolactic fermentation with indigenous yeast.
Grapes: Condor’s Hope dry-farmed, organic Pedro Ximénez grapes
Harvest: October 1, 2020 19.5 Brix 3200 pounds
Winemaker: Colin McNany, Coastal Cru Wines, Buellton, CA
Bottling: April 18, 2021, 75 cases
Characteristics: This dry white wine brings forward the essence of stone fruit and honeysuckle, complemented by a minerality in the finish.SHOP
Our goal with this unique white wine was to get more Pedro Ximénez expression into the glass. To capture the varietal personality in the skins, half of the fruit was foot tread and sat on skins for 24 hours before reuniting with the entirety of the vineyard and going to the press. The juice was then barrel fermented followed by malolatic fermentation, all achieved through indigenous yeast. Made from the Andalusian grape, this wine with dry minerality and citrus overtones will bring a smile to your lips and relaxation and joy to your mind.
Winemaker: Colin Mcnany
120 cases. 11.8% alc.
Retail: $27 Case: $26 Wine Club: $22
Our 100% Pedro is back! As winemaker Colin McNany says: “The only thing added is love. It was fermented on its native yeast, no acidic addition, just truly dry-farmed Pedro.” This crisp, acidic white wine has body, minerality and a pear/citrus finish. On warm summer evenings enjoy with cheeses, fish, salads and paella!
We searched for a long time to find a quality white wine grape that would flourish in the
hot climate, dry-farm management, and head-trainedstyle of our organically grown vineyard.
This unique Pedro Ximénez varietal grows under similar conditions in southern Andalusia,
Spain and has exceeded our expectations. With the 5th year of drought, our yield was very low. We found Riesling grapes from Wirz Vineyard in Cienega Valley grown in the same dry
farmed, head-trained style as ours. Our winemaker, JP Pawloski artfully blended these
sister varietals into a dry wine that will delight you with the taste of citrus and a finish of ripe
pears. Enjoy this unique blend with tapas or grilled fish on a warm evening under the stars.
Released June 2017. Only 40 cases produced.
Grown extensively in southern Spain, this variety thrives on heat and drought, unusual for a white grape. This white wine is unique: rich and viscous, with hints of pear and fresh citrus coupled with an earthiness that reflects our dry-farm system. Its minerality lingers in your mouth refreshing all of your taste buds. To be released July 2016.
This white wine is unique: rich, viscous, with hints of pear and fresh citrus coupled with an earthiness that reflects our dry-farming system. Pair with everything from salads and cheeses to burgers and light desserts. 31 cases produced.