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Lieu Dit

LIEU DIT
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

 

WINEMAKER
JUSTIN WILLET
ERIC RAILSBACK

VINEYARDS
INDIGENOUS LOIRE VARIETALS IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

FOCUS
PURITY, ELEGANCY, BALANCE

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“I like the leaner style - the bright mineral side. Richer wines have been the notion of California for the last twenty years. But… it’s refreshing to make wines that have a little more restraint.” - Justin Willet

After countless bottles shared together and many trips to France, Railsback and Willett decided to found Lieu Dit in 2011 and focus it solely in the varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley, now grown in Santa Barbara County. The varied micro-climates and marine based soils of Santa Barbara County are ideally suited to this set of grapes. Lieu Dit centers on Sauvignon Blanc and more limited bottlings of Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Rose and produces around 2500 cases annually. Each vintage, the quest for purity, elegance, and balance in every wine is paramount.

ROSE OF PINOT NOIR
PINOT NOIR
CHENIN BLANC

SAUVIGNON BLANC
CABERNET FRANC
MELON DE BOURGOGNE