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Sobriquet Winery - Santa Maria Valley


Gold Plus! selection - Just 375 cases produced

Brothers, best friends, and business partners, Chris and Greg Stanton are two small-town guys that fell in love with the wine industry at an early age. They grew up in Napa Valley, and couldn’t help but be inspired by the region’s fruitful opportunities. Chris, perhaps the bigger oenophile of the two, found his way into the industry when he was just 14 years old. He helped pick grapes for extra money and assisted at the bottling line throughout his high school years before landing a prominent position at St. Clement Vineyard. Here, Chris worked his way into the positions of assistant winemaker and vineyard manager and fell in love with the art of winemaking – it’s been his passion ever since! Chris’s winemaking career also included successful tenures at Glen Ellen’s Mayo Family Winery and Santa
Barbara’s Koehler Winery, before he teamed up with his brother Greg in 2008 to start Sobriquet Winery. Sobriquet Winery (pronounced soh-bruh-kay) is different from many winery businesses in that it doesn’t call one appellation home. Rather, the Stanton brothers source grapes from several different appellations in California and seek out those
special vineyard sites that have the terrior and climate to express intense varietal character and purity. With numerous 93, 92, 91 and 90 point ratings since their inception, it seems they are doing something right. While Chris Stanton handles the winemaking operations, Greg heads up the sales side of the business, and his wife Christina oversees the bookkeeping duties and local sales. Together, they produce just four Sobriquet wines – Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and Chardonnay – each in an exquisite style, with high praise and stellar ratings. The name Sobriquet, by the way, is the French word for ‘nickname,’ and also another word for ‘regions.’ Since the winery represents multiple regions, it seemed like just the right fit.



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