Updated: Sep 23, 2022
Mindful Wine | Producer Spotlight
Solminer Wine | Los Olivos - Santa Barbara County, CA
Founded by David and Anna deLaski in 2009, Solminer Wine is a small family-owned and operated certified organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic winery and estate vineyard in Los Olivos, in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. They produce natural wines from unusual grapes inspired by Anna's Austrian background like Gruner Veltliner and Blaufrankisch from purchased fruit and their Biodynamic estate DeLanda vineyard. "Solminer" is inspired by the idea of mining the sun, which nourishes the soul.
Certified Biodynamic and Certified Organic Estate Vineyard
What We Love...
2018 SOLMINER "COQUELICOT" LOS OLIVOS METHODE ANCESTRALE SPARKLING RIESLING
100% Riesling. This delightful organic sparkler is made via "Ancestrale Methode” in which the wine finishes fermenting in the bottle in order to create a naturally sparkling wine. With notes of apple, pear and spice, a creamy bubble and mouthwatering finish, this food-friendly sparkler is guaranteed to please.
Pairing Notes: Soft cheeses, butternut squash, buttery seafood dishes, and, most importantly, Thanksgiving turkey!
2019 SOLMINER "CURARSE LA CRUDA" LOS OLIVOS DISTRICT SKIN FERMENTED GRUNER VELTLINER
From Solminer's Biodynamic estate De Landa Vineyard, this fermented on the skins, resulting in its beautiful golden orange color, notes of citrus zest and a savory finish. 100% Grüner Veltliner.
Pairing Notes: Chicken roasted with oranges and rosemary
2018 SOLMINER "RUBELLITE" SANTA YNEZ VALLEY SYRAH-GRENACHE BLEND
Rubellite is a rare, luminous red gem and an apt name for this wine, a Syrah-based blend with a brilliant red color and notes of raspberry, blackberry, wild herbs and smoky spice. 72% Syrah, 27% Grenache, 1% Riesling.
Pairing Notes: Carne asada and al pastor tacos - give it a chill for extra refreshment! Or, to quote the folks at Solminer: “absolutely, anything, anytime, anywhere. Seriously.”
Learn more at www.solminerwine.com