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  1. Q&A with Gainey Winemaker Jeff LeBard

    Q: How many years have you worked at Gainey? A: In September it will be 9-years.

    Q: How did you get into winemaking? A: When I was 18, I found out I was going to be a father and needed a job. I was living on the central coast at the time and my dad suggested I get a job in the local wine industry. In 1997, I had my first job at Fess Parker Winery.  It was sometime in my second year that I caught the winemaking bug. I discovered I had aptitude for and passion for it.  I can so clearly remember the day I came to realize that winemaking was what I wanted to do with my life.  Almost twenty years later I am still pleased with that decision.

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  2. Wine & Wellness Weekend with Gainey

    Wine & Wellness Weekend with Gainey

    Our Gainey and Evan’s Ranch wine club members are invited to join us for a 3-day weekend of wine and wellness at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. This luxurious retreat will include lots of relaxation, lots of wine, and a great group of fellow wine club members to enjoy it all with. This lavish 3-day retreat begins at the AAA Five Diamond Ojai Valley Inn with wellness activities including yoga, hiking, and exclusive gourmet culinary and wine events.

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  3. 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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  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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