Presqu’ile Winery

Region: California
Winemaker(s): Dieter Cronje

Winery Info

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s singular Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Designed and planted to create a diverse tapestry of vineyard blocks, the sustainably certified, 73-acre Presqu’ile Vineyard features an array of clones, exposures and elevations. Made using this estate fruit and grapes from a handful of the finest vineyards in the valley, Presqu’ile’s wines capture the essence of their vineyards and vintages, and have earned acclaim for their elegance and balance.

Presqu’ile is a multigenerational collaboration between Madison and Suzanne Murphy, their three adult children, Matt, Anna and Jonathan, and their daughters-in-law, Amanda and Lindsey. No strangers to agriculture, four generations of the Murphy family have been farming land in Louisiana going back almost a century. The Murphys are also a family of wine lovers, with a deep appreciation for the world’s great Pinot Noirs. This love of the land, combined with their shared reverence for great wine, and a deep desire to create something meaningful and enduring together, led the Murphys to pool their talents and establish Presqu’ile Winery.

Though Presqu’ile’s primary focus is to create some of the finest cool-climate wines in California, as evangelists for the Santa Maria Valley, the Murphys have also strived to make Presqu’ile an unforgettable hospitality destination. Situated high atop a hill, with ocean and vineyard views, the Presqu’ile Winery is truly stunning. Beautifully designed, and infused with the gracious southern charm of the Murphy family, Presqu’ile offers one of the most memorable wine tasting experiences on California’s Central Coast. With an unparalleled lineup of classes and winery events, including an extensive calendar of concerts in its outdoor amphitheater, Presqu’ile is setting a new standard for Santa Maria Valley wine country.

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