Santa Ynez Valley AVA
A family-owned boutique winery devoted to producing top-notch wines
The Ferguson family’s 6-acre winery and vineyard property was established in 2006 by Pat Ferguson and his daughter Stacy Duhmel (aka Fergie, vocalist for the Grammy-Award-winning group, Black Eyed Peas). The father-daughter duo works with winemaker Joey Tensley to create exquisitely handcrafted wines that capture the spirit of Santa Barbara County’s unique terroir. Joey Tensley is a Food and Wine magazine award-winning winemaker with many of his wines ranked in the high 90’s, and a handful even listed among Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of the Year.
Pat Ferguson grew up in Southern California and always admired his father’s dedication and talent for growing oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines and tangelos in his vast citrus grove. When Pat grew up and had a family of his own, he continued this farming tradition and transformed the backyard of his Los Angeles home into a wonderland of fruit and vegetable crops. His daughters Stacy and Dana often lent helping hands, and they were very proud of all the things they grew together. After Pat retired, he moved to the Santa Ynez Valley where he put his green thumb to work growing Syrah, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon. With the help of his daughter Stacy, he launched Ferguson Crest in 2006 as a family-run venture.
"Take a look at my family crest and you'll find a boar's head, an ancient symbol of hospitality. I can't think of a more perfect way to honor my family's heritage and carry on that tradition of warmth and generosity than to share with you Ferguson Crest's collection of wines, the latest gift from my father's extraordinarily green thumb." - Fergie
The Ferguson family’s uncommonly tender care of its grapes and the premier winemaking skills of Joey Tensley have come together to create an undeniably successful team behind Ferguson Crest. Their award-winning wines are produced in very limited quantities and are sure to impress any wine enthusiast. Enjoy!