Give Thanks Give Back  805 Living November 2020

Winemaking is an agricultural endeavor. Soil is tilled, vines are trained, grapes are grown, and the crop is picked. As winemakers have come to realize, however, these processes can have significant ecological and labor implications.  Consequently, a growing interest in sustainable winemaking is spreading throughout the industry.
And along the Central Coast, select vineyards have gone above and beyond to meet the stringent standards of the Sustainability in Practice (SIP)


Coming Clean  Wine Institute November 2020

In the session, Coming “Clean” is about Sustainable, Organic, Natural and Traditional Wines.  What do these really mean and how can producers who embrace them work together.


Eve's Wine101 Review  November 2020

Review of the 2016 Syrache


25 Best Things To Do in Lompoc  Vacation Idea July 2019

Lompoc is a popular getaway destination for wine lovers, history buffs and art enthusiasts. You can take a drive along the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Trail to uncover some of the best locally made wines or join a 246 Wine Tour and leave the driving to your guide.


The American Syrah Report  ​Enobytes March 2019

Syrah made its way to North America in the 1800s, yet, acreage remained scarce until the 21st century. It wasn’t until the 1980s when Rhone Rangers’ visionaries revived Rhône varietals, which dramatically increased Syrah plantings across California.


It is All in the TasteAmerican Journal of Enology February 2019
​A new review published in the prestigious American Journal of Enology and Viticulture has found when it comes to taste, "going organic" consistently produced positive results.


Learn about Peter & Rebecca Farming Beliefs  (video)  Youtube Jan, 2019

Peter & Rebecca talk about how they started, why we believe in biodynamic and our wine making practices.


9 Striking Rhône-Style California Reds  Wine Spectator Dec 18, 2018

There's no such thing as a typical California Rhône-style red. Syrah, the key grape, is distinctly pliable to a range of growing conditions and winemaking styles, making everything from potent and dark gamy reds to jammy and soft fruit bombs. This week's selection of new releases proves that point with a lively cross-section of personalities, regions and grapes.


15 California Wines Gone Rhône-Style Wine Spectator Aug 14, 2017
New reviews of Syrah, Grenache and more from Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and beyond. Ampelos produces smoky, spicy Grenache from their Sta. Rita Hills vineyards in Santa Barbara.  ​

11 Robust California Rhône-Style Reds Wine Spectator Feb 26, 2017
New reviews of Syrah, Grenache and more from Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and beyond. Ampelos produces smoky, spicy Grenache from their Sta. Rita Hills vineyards in Santa Barbara.  ​


Santa Rita Hills Estate Bottling Raises Money for Shadow's Fund Santa Barbara Independant  Feb 28, 2017

Though growing and making biodynamic wine is their passion, Peter and Rebecca Work love their four-legged friends even more.


9 Coastal California Pinot Noirs Wine Spectator Feb 13, 2017

This week we shine our Pinot Noir spotlight in several directions, from Sta. Rita Hills to Santa Lucia Highlands to Mendocino....Ampelos show that quality Pinot Noir can also be affordable.


Organic vs Biodynamic: Q&A Podcast with Peter Work of ampelos vineyards, California The Sustainable Wine Blog Dec, 2016 

Back in September this year, driving through California's central coast (see last two posts and podcasts with Richard Sanford at Alma Rosa here and with Bob Lindquist of Qupe here ), I stopped off to meet Peter Work at Ampelos vineyards.​​


Interview with Rebecca Work Monarch Radio Nov 19, 2016

Katherine Kitcho interviews Robecca Work of Ampelos Cellars about The Wine Ghetto and ampelos wines.


Dansk Vinbonde i USA (danish video) Jyske Bank Moneytor  Sep 9, 2016

If you understand Danish you may get it - if not enjoy the scenery...


Bud Grafting at Ampelos Vineyard (video) Alan Hancock Youtube Jun 1, 2016

Watch this video where Peter explains about grafting of the vines


Working the World of Pinot NoirGeorge Eats Feb 18, 2016

Welcome to the wonderful world of Pinot Noir.


Ampelos Cellars Creates Exclusive Pinot Noir to Serve During Santa Barbara Film Fest Santa Barbara Independant Jan 28, 2016

“Lights! Camera! Fermentation!" That might as well be the motto for Red Carpet Red, a wine commissioned by Visit Santa Barbara and made by Ampelos Cellars to celebrate the 2016 edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival


Ambassador in a Bottle: Santa Barbara Wine Becomes Important Marketing Tool During Awards Season Santa Barbara News-Press Jan 13, 2016

As TV and movie stars mingled and schmoozed during a slew of events leading up to Sunday’s Golden Globes, one particular bottle of Santa Barbara wine caught their eye. ​






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