The Ojai Vineyard

(805) 649-1674 10540 Encino Drive
Oakview, CA 93022
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The Ojai Vineyard, owned by Adam & Helen Tolmach, works closely with a dozen different vineyards on the Central Coast of California and produces wines from syrah, grenache, mourvedre, pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier. About 6000 cases are produced each year, divided between 15 bottlings, most of which are vineyard designated wines. The key to producing special wine is in the care taken growing the grapes. There is an inverse relationship between quantity and quality when it comes to grapes, so rather than purchasing ours by the ton, we have long term agreements with our growers to buy the fruit by the acre. This lets us culture the vines and thin the crop to our strict specifications, yet allows the grower to receive a fair return. In the winery we like to watch the development of the wine carefully, yet prefer to do as little as possible. Experience has shown us that the least amount of moving, pumping, fining and filtering is always best. The ultimate objective is to show off Read more »

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  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Sans Soufre a Joute 2017

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    50/50 Grenache/Syrah blend. No added sulfies. Quite dark plum color in the glass. A surprising almost smoky nose. I anticipated lots of fruit on the tongue, and, sure enough--blackberry and stone fruit A bit of spritz around the edges of the tongue--probably acid. Medium bodied and refreshing--probably justifies another shout ou to the ac... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Barbera Rich Vineyard 2016

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    Enjoyable wine. Tart cranberry on the tongue. OK, it's quite tart. Let's say almost not-quite-ripe cranberry, Modest body. I'm enjoying this wine, but I don't see much aging potential, here. Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • EMark, I need to find some of those Ojai wines, sounds like something I'd like.Tonight was take out Chinese so naturally I opened a '17 Bedrock Wirz Vineyard Riesling.  Fresh, vibrant, floral with that hint of petrol, creamy lemon pith, keylime, beautiful texture with just a bit of viscous semi-waxy feel, cleansing acidity and a fairly long fini... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah Grenache 2016

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    An easy wine to enjoy. Stone fruit on entry, although I can also make a case for a suggestion of blueberry. Pleasant, and not over the top, acid. Fairly sedate tannin. Just a nice early drinker that will pair with lighter casual meals. Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • The Ojai Vineyard Puerta del Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

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    Quite light-bodied. Red fruit on the tip of the tongue. It could use more acid. An interesting "spritziness" farther back. A good wine, but not, particularly, compelling. Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • The 2015 Pecchenino Dolchetto X 2, the 2015 Capanna Rosso di Montalcino, the 2015 Tenuta de Nozzole Chianti Classico Reserva and the 2015 San Polo Rosso di MontalcinoAnother of the 2016 Limerick Lane RRV Zin, the 2015 Ojai Ben Nacido Syrah, the 2016 Ojai Ben Nacido Pinot Noir and 2013 Heitz Cellars Ink Grade Vineyard Zinfandel.And these final 3 ... Read More

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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • The Ojai Vineyard Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley 2014

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    Bright red fruit on the tip of the tongue--cherry, strawberry, plum. Interesting astringency--might be acid--but I like it. Medium bodied. Pleasant aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • The Ojai Vineyard John Sebastiano Vineyard Syrah 2013

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    Something of a fruity nose. On the tongue, a bright hit of blackberry. Some stone fruitblack plum, Much more fruity than savory in contrast to other syrahs. Nice acid tartness. Im a bit surprised at the noticeable tannin. Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • The Ojai Vineyard Santa Barbara County Syrah White Hawk Vineyard 2012

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    Very nice wine. Tart cherry introduction. Quite lean, Not particularly full-bodied. Some stoniness. Easy to enjoy. Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


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