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SCHAEFER ON WINE: Ampelos amps it up
The grapes grown in their vineyard are the essence of each varietal in its purest form. Their winemaking is minimalist; meaning, nothing artificial is winemaking is minimalist; meaning, nothing artificial is introduced in the process. They've amped up things, so to speak, not in bigger-is-better terms but in a more energized way that has produced wines that are more balanced, expressive and complete.
Peter Receives the Danish American Innovation Award
Peter Work, owner of Ampelos Cellars, has been recognized with the 2013 Danish American Innovation Award by the Danish-American Chamber of Commerce of Southern California (DACC). The award, presented to business leaders who make exceptional contributions that favor the Danish and American communities, celebrates Work’s distinct achievement in building along with his wife, Rebecca, the first triple-certified organic, biodynamic and sustainable vineyard in America.
Food & Beverage Review
If not for a canceled meeting at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, Ampelos Cellars may not exist. Lucky for Rebecca and Peter Work, not only did they escape the tragic events of that day, they were also inspired to finally purse their dream of opening up a winery.
2009 Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard, Pinot Noir - Lambda
2009 Santa Barbara County Syrah/Grenache – Syrache
2009 Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard, Syrah - Gamma
2009 Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard, Grenache – Delta
2010 Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir
2010 Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard, Syrah - Gamma
2010 Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard, Grenache – Delta
2011 Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard, Pinot Noir - Lambda
2013 Santa Ynez, Viognier
2013 Santa Ynez – Rosé of Syrah