McKinney Family Wines Are Sold Through Wine Club Only.
In the highest pursuit of quality over quantity the only way to maintain this standard is by having a tight knit group of supporters that we make our wines for. Our Wine Club, is an extension of our family and friends and the integral backbone of our business. Our goal is to always make wines which exceed the conventional standards of mass production grocery store wine and keep our club members excited for each new shipment of hand crafted limited production wines.
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*Wine Club Members Receive - 15% off all purchases - 6 bottles sent twice a year. (Case a year) - You can customize your wine club shipment with all red / all white, or mixed. You will receive a wine club email prior to each shipment to allow customization of order. - If you would like to try the wines before joining wine club our winery is by appointment only. Click the contact page icon to set up a private tasting.
2014 Viognier 100%
Pronounced (vee - own - yay) This golden colored varietal traces its origin to the Rhone Valley of the northern French Mediterranean. Known for being a voluptuous, lush, sexy white wine with body and strong aromatics of peach and white flowers.
Viognier thrives in our hometown and is one of our dearest varietals to make wine with. Our Viognier was made in an old world style with lasting acidity, and bright ripe flavors of white peach, guava, honeydew mellon and a hint of white pepper.
$32.00 SOLD OUT
2013 Tuscan Nights - (95% Sangiovese - 5% Syrah)
For centuries Sangiovese has been held as Italy’s premier red grape varietal. The great showman of Tuscan viticulture, Sangiovese is known for world-renowned wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Noble di Montepulciano. In the 1970s a new class of wines known in the trade as "Super Tuscans" emerged. Many of these wines became cult wines. This wine is made in the style of the “Super Tuscans” where our Estate Syrah, (a French and therefore non native Italian grape varietal) has been blended with Sangiovese to add complexity and a dark ruby color.
Our love affair with Tuscany is portrayed in this beautifully delicate bright cherry, medium bodied red wine. Best if served chilled, 55-58* enjoy at the end of a long hard day, and let this wine lift your spirit across the Italian landscape into Tuscan Nights…
$50.00 SOLD OUT
2014 Chardonnay (95% Chardonnay - 5% Viognier)
Grown in one of the cooler corners of California, this wine rivals the classic character of old world Burgundy and Chablis. A crisp lean chardonnay which offers a rich mouth feel with precise acidity and minerality. Flavors of lemon and lime open up into green apple, pear and pineapple as it evolves in glass, while aromas of white peach and white flowers captivate the imagination between sips. Enjoy slowly with deep appreciation, this is a timeless white wine.
95% Chardonnay - 5% Viognier
$36.00 SOLD OUT
2012 Napoleon's Secret
During the time of Emperor Napoleon the third’s rule, and the prestigious 1855 classification of the Premier Cru Chateau’s of Bordeaux, a well kept secret remained amongst the Bordeaux winemakers. In lighter vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon the winemakers would secretly source Syrah from the Rhone Valley to help darken and intensify their traditional blends.
This blend is composed of the five primary red varietals from Bordeaux; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot and of course, ‘the secret’, Syrah from the McKinney Family Estate. Napoleon’s Secret is exposed in this elegant, rich, and seductive red wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon 46% - Syrah 23% - Cabernet Franc 13% - Merlot 12% , Malbec 4% - Petit Verdot 2%
$60.00 SOLD OUT
2014 Inspirado - 100% Estate Syrah
Inspirado, Spanish for the word “Inspired” was chosen as the name of my first 100% estate Syrah. This wine’s story of fruition will always hold a special place in my heart. While I was living and playing professional volleyball in Puerto Rico I was inspired after making a deal with my dad that if I won the championship that year I would finally be allowed to plant a vineyard on our families home property.
My team came back from two games down in the finals and won three straight matches to win the Puerto Rican professional volleyball championship in 2010. Crowds of six thousand people at every game and a parade through San Juan after winning was hands down the greatest athletic experience of my life. That special moment in my life is intertwined with the grapes in this bottle. Syrah was the first varietal I chose to plant on the property and this vintage, 2014 lives up to the original inspiration of greatness with which it was planted.
This is the first time we have released a 100% Syrah from the McKinney Estate.
$60.00 SOLD OUT
2016 Grenache Blanc
Grown in the Los Olivos District of the Santa Ynez Valley Grenache Blanc is the big up and coming white wine of Santa Barbara County. The warm Mediterranean climate greatly resembles that of the Rhone Valley in France, the home of this crisp lean white varietal.
This "GB" was all barrel fermented in neutral french oak then moved to 50% stainless steel and 50% neutral french oak for 6 months of aging. The barrel fermentation add a vibrant mouthfeel to this bright and acid driven white wine.
Aromas of Lemon, lime, coconut, lychee, white peach on the nose with flavors of lime, guava, star fruit, granny smith apple, vanilla, coconut.
2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir
From the fashionable Presqu'ile Vineyard of Santa Maria Valley. The Pinot Noir grapes used to make this rose were farmed to make regular Pinot Noir, therefore we paid a premium to make the highest quality Rosé possible.
All barrel fermented in neutral french oak then moved to 50% stainless steel and 50% neutral french oak for 6 months of aging. The barrel fermentation adds a vibrant mouthfeel to this bright and acid driven white wine.
Aromas of watermelon, cherry, strawberry, melon, citrus, vanilla, rose blossom and flavors cherry, underripe strawberry, cranberry, peach, melon, vanilla, clove.
2016 Sauvignon Blanc
From the prestigious Star Lane Vineyard of Happy Canyon, this Sauvignon Blanc is incredibly complex. Gravelly loam soil with metamorphic rocks called serpentinite make it an acclaimed mineral driven vineyard source.
All barrel fermented in neutral french oak then 50% barrel aged in new french oak and 50% neutral french oak for 6 months of aging. The barrel aging add a beautiful spectrum of vanilla, creme brunette and caramel characters to match the broad citrus, orchard, and tropical fruit.
Aromas of lemon, citrus, pineapple, mango, citrus blossom, gardenia, white peach, tangerine and flavors of grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pinapple, mango, vanilla and coconut.
2016 Queen Charlemagne Chardonnay
The light at the end of the Dark Ages was marked by the rule of King Charlemagne the first Holy Roman Emperor. During his reign, he was seen as steadfastly successful, ambitious but conservative ruler. He united a large part of Europe during the early Middle Ages and laid the foundations for modern France.
As legend has it Charlemagne’s first lover and wife was the daughter of a Burgundian count and in 775 the famous vineyard of Corton-Charlemagne was planted to only Chardonnay and not the fashionable and popular Pinot Noir. As the fairy story is told Charlemagne’s wife did not like how red wine stained his white beard. This 'old-world' style Chardonnay is a tribute to the "great woman behind every great man" and made in a style the queen would have preferred.
Aromas of lemon, citrus, pineapple, mango, lemon blossom, gardenia, white peach, and flavors of crisp lemon, lime, peach, pinapple, mango, vanilla and clove.
$42.00 SOLD OUT
2014 Pinot Noir - WC100
From a beach sand soil in the world renown Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Zotovich vineyard produces a subtle yet complex style of Pinot Noir.
Made through a maceration process of 100% Whole Cluster Fermentation (WC100), this wine is unique to say the least. The addition of sweet stems during fermentation add a mint leaf and eucalyptus herbal complexity, while creating a velvet like tannin feel to accompany the tight/ripe strawberry, cherry and cranberry aromas.
2014 Pinot Noir - La Encantada Vineyard
This Pinot comes from the legendary La Encantada vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills. Planted by universally recognized pioneer of Pinot Noir Richard Sanford, La Encantada was the first vineyard in Santa Barbara County to be 'certified organic'.
Aromas of pomegranate, raspberry, cranberry, cherry, violets, rose pedals, vanilla spice, with flavors of bright ripe cherry, cranberries, and under ripe raspberries, followed by dried herbs and an elegant french oak tannin on the finish.
2014 Tuscan Nights
This years Super Tuscan blend is significantly different from last years. We decided to create a more masculine, yet refined version of the blend with the addition of two varietals we have never used before. This blend consists of 69% Sangiovese - 28% Cabernet Sauvignon - 3% Viognier.
Aromas of black currant, raspberries, black olive, leather, anise, green tea, smoky oak, baking spice, with a flavor profile of bright cranberries, under ripe raspberries, followed by dried herbs, toasted coffee bean and a strong french oak finish.
2013 Syrah - Duvarita Vineyard
Grown in one of coolest and most western vineyards of Santa Barbara County. Duvarita Vineyard is fully Biodynamic, which is a form of alternative agriculture very similar to organic farming, but which includes various holistic, ecological and cosmic concepts drawn from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925).
Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. Preparations made from fermented manure, minerals and herbs are used to help restore and harmonize the vital life forces of the farm and to enhance the nutrition, quality and flavor of the food being raised. This Syrah carries with it the story of a symbiotic relationship of plant, animal and insect life, creating great complexity of dark fruit flavor and herbal aroma to this bold and beautiful wine.
Aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, raspberry, black olive, anise, sweet tobacco, lavender, smoky oak, molasses, followed by flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, boysenberry, clove, tobacco leaf, coco and clove.