Gainey Vineyards Blog

  1. How to Create the Perfect Picnic at Gainey

    How to Create the Perfect Picnic at Gainey

    Fall has arrived here in wine country and that means two things: less crowds and great weather. And a perfect time of year for a picnic on our Vineyard View Lawn where you’re surrounded by vines on three sides. The leaves on the vineyards are starting to change color from green to orange/red/yellow which adds the dramatic backdrop.

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  2. Wedding Inspiration at Gainey

    Wedding Inspiration at Gainey

    Wedding season is in full swing here at Gainey Vineyard. We love to see how different couples use our space and design the wedding of their dreams at our vineyard and barn locations. Here's a sampling of some of the recent weddings we've had the honor of hosting on our property.

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  3. Wine 101 with John Falcone

    Wine 101 with John Falcone

    John Falcone is our General Manager & Director of Winemaking at Gainey  He oversees all operations at the winery and provides crucial direction to the winemaking team.He began making wine in Santa Barbara County in 2001, following a 13-year winemaking stint in Napa Valley. Having garnered consistent critical acclaim for his wines over the years, John remains focused on “making wine in the vineyard.” We like to joke that he has a PhD in wine because his knowledge of wine runs a wide depth and breadth.

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  4. Getting to Know Gainey

    Getting to Know Gainey

    As a family-owned winery, we at Gainey Vineyard value our employees like they are part of our extended family. Our amazing staff have allowed this winery to flourish through the years. We thought it would be nice for you to get to know some of our staff, learn about they spend a day off,  why they enjoy living in the Santa Ynez Valley, and which Gainey wine is their favorite.  

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  5. Barrel vs Steel

    Barrel vs Steel

    There are a variety of ways to ferment and store wine nowadays: oak barrels, stainless steel tanks, glass containers, and plastic. Historically, before the 1600’s, wines were stored and sold in wooden barrels because glass bottles weren’t around yet

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