Au Bon Climat

Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means "a well-exposed vineyard") produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California's Santa Barbara County. The Au Bon Climat winery is located on the world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard, and is owned by winemaker Jim Clendenen. Au Bon Climat was listed on Robert Parker's Best Wineries of the World in both 1989 and 1990, while Jim Clendenen has been named Winemaker of the Year in 1992 by the Los Angeles Times, and Winemaker of the Year in 2001 by Food and Wine Magazine. The winery is not open to the public for either tours or tastings. Members of our wine club and mailing list are invited to our Spring and Fall Open Houses.

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  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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Au Bon Climat on Snooth

  • Au Bon Climat 11 Pinot Noir Sb 2010

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    nice body - medium tannin Read More

    Wine review by bwalden457


  • Au Bon Climat XX Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Anniversary Passant des Nuits-Blanches au Bouge 2000

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    Still drinking great, but drink now as it's beginning to show carmel tones and signs of turning. Rich, layered and well balanced. 92 pts Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • On Saturday morning, while I was having my coffee and bagel, it occurred to me that it would be fun to drive up to the Central Coast and visit some wineries.  It took about 20 milliseconds to convince Peggy that this was a good idea.  I did have to take care of one issue at the bank.  (In fact, the bank visit was totally unsuccessful and that is... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip to Central Coast Last...


  • Au Bon Climat White Blend Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris Pinot Blanc 2011

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    One of if not my favorite white wines! Read More

    Wine review by jcars47


  • http://inpursuitofbalance.com/#I got an email invite to this...   I was wondering if anyone has been, or is familiar with this group.  I do like several of the wineries listed.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic In Pursuit of Balance tasting...


  • I have a question. Why is it that with the holidays, people start stocking up on Pinot Noirs? Was there someone who said that one has to pair holiday food (turkey, stuffings, ham etc) with Pinot Noir? I ask because local wine stores have been big on promoting Pinot Noirs! and I keep hearing about it.. I havent noticed it in the past years since ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir and Holidays


  • Au Bon Climat 11 Pinot Noir Sb 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by dlellis


  • Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by shsim


  • I generally avoid wine clubs of any sort, even at my favorite wineries--I'm too promiscuous to sign up to drink 12 or 24 botles of someone's wine in a year--but I am a member of Mauritson's Rockpile list, because there's no longer any way to get the Cemetery Zinfandel and good luck getting any of the others, either.  Since I have in-laws up that... Read More

    Forum post in the topic President's Day in the RRV...


  • Hi All,I've been a sideline observer of Snooth for a couple years and thought I'd join the party.  I'm a huge Central Coast fan, unfortunately located in Pittsburgh, PA.  I've made a few tasting trips out west and another is planned for April.  If you're planning a trip to Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, or anywhere in between, feel free to shoot me... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Giving Snooth a Chance


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