“Bien Nacido is best known as a historic vineyard that has played an important role in the development of America wine by supplying ambitious winemakers with top-notch fruit since the 1970s. But Bien Nacido also makes wines under its own label. Today, they are among the finest in California. Much of the credit goes to Winemaker Trey Fletcher, who arrived in 2011, Vineyard Manager Chris Hammell and the Miller family, who own both the Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills vineyards. Simply put, Bien Nacido Estate is now one of the hottest wineries in California. Readers owe it to themselves to check out these superb, handcrafted wines.”

-Antonio Galloni, Vinous


 

“Bien Nacido in the Santa Maria Valley of Santa Barbara is a great vineyard supersized. The cool, sprawling place features both hillsides and flatter ground and 15 different grape varieties, although its Syrah, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the most renowned.”

-Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal


 

“The Miller family who established Bien Nacido in the early 1970s are now making their own wine, and very impressive it is too. Winemaker Trey Fletcher is doing an excellent job.”

-Jancis Robinson


 

“The team at Bien Nacido focuses on two top vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, their estate Bien Nacido Vineyard and a vineyard just to the southwest, Solomon Hills. These are classy, impeccably made wines.”

-Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate


 

“The Bien Nacido Vineyard has played a critical role in the development of Santa Barbara for four decades. Today they are among the finest wines in California. Winemaker Trey Fletcher and Vineyard Manager Chris Hammell have done a great job getting the most out of their sites.”

-Antonio Galloni, Vinous