Archives August 2016

History of the Lompoc Wine Factory

Below is a timeline of progress on the Lompoc Wine Factory.

 

New Client – Kimsey

October 1, 2020

New Client – Kimsey

In 2008, William and Nancy Kimsey established a small, 22-acre vineyard in the Ballard Canyon appellation of Santa Barbara County.

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New Client – Porcelina

September 3, 2020

New Client – Porcelina

Owners Jensen Picardal and Iris Velazquez’s serious interest in wine began on a simple day of wine tasting back in 2007. Since then, while working in the corporate world as a Mechanical Engineer, Jensen tried to learn as much as he could about the world of wine by gaining experience as a home winemaker, self-education, and helping out as a cellar hand in a North Fork winery. However, it was after a half-acre vineyard rental in 2010 maintained by Iris and Jensen, that Porcelina Wines was born.

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New Client – Stolpman

September 2, 2020

New Client – Stolpman

Dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking, we believe that we can create vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California.

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New Client – Mailroad

September 2, 2020

New Client – Mailroad

MAIL ROAD is a project born of a commitment to place. We strive to produce wines of uncompromising excellence and distinction. Impossible-to-forget wines. Wines that open hearts and engage minds. Wines that are powerful, yet graceful and balanced. Wines that reveal the passion and uncompromising craft that went in their creation.

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New Client – LaBarge Winery

September 1, 2020

LaBarge is an estate winery where attention is given to even the smallest details; a true Domaine where every step is done in-house. Traditional, but not to a fault, classic with a modern touch, the wines from LaBarge are made to be enjoyed for many years to come.

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New Wine Producer – Hollow Wines

December 1, 2019

New Wine Producer – Hollow Wines

Premium and sustainable California wines! Hollow Wines is a local wine blender and bottler, and eventually, winemaker (first harvest 2020!), gather incredible deals on super quality unique handcrafted wines, ensure their quality (each wine will come with an independent lab test ensuring low sulfur and no herbicides) bottle it and sell to you at a KICK-ASS Price!

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New Client – Solvang Brewery

April 1, 2019

New Client – Solvang Brewery

Solvang Brewing Company is proud to be a component in this beautiful and intriguing community. Our Company produces the finest quality ales and cuisine using only premium quality ingredients. Our products are carefully finished with our own blend of special spices and ingredients to bring you a remarkable taste that is only available here in Solvang. Solvang Brewing Company’s fine ales are presently available only in the local area, guaranteeing a fresh and high quality product that is part of the Solvang experience.

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New Client – White Dog

April 1, 2019

White Dog Cellars is a family owned wine company. We began making wine with Syrah and Grenache fruit from the Larner Vineyard in Ballard Canyon, just north of Solvang, California.

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New Client – Lavender Oak

October 1, 2018

New Client – Lavender Oak

A long time dream of Dean and Christi Heck, Lavender Oak Vineyard was established in 2010 as a family run operation. This means all wines are made in small batches, on our estate, with special attention to organic methods; no pesticides, herbicides or harmful chemicals. From harvest to bottling & labeling, each bottle is delicately and meticulously composed; a labor of LOV.

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New Wine Producer – Jalama Wines

July 1, 2018

New Wine Producer – Jalama Wines

Jalama Wines is a California wine estate producing various Rhône style blends and varietal wines. The winery is located in Lompoc, California, 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara and the vineyard, located near Jalama Beach, is the western-most vineyard in Santa Barbara County.

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New Client – Millenial

June 1, 2018

The idea behind Millennial Beverage Group L.L.C. and the label Millennial Wines springs from our motto: Young people creating world-class wine. We are inspired to be in the next generation of great American wine makers and wish to continue the great legacy started by many winemakers before us.

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New Client – Imagine

October 2, 2017

New Client – Imagine

Imagine Wine… is a true boutique winery producing aromatic and delicious wines in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, near Santa Barbara, California.

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Opening cold storage

October 1, 2017

Opening cold storage

Opening cold storage for winefactory.

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Wine Press on Site

August 3, 2017

Wine Press on Site

In preparation for Harvest, Lompoc Wine Factory has brought a 1-ton wine press to the facility

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Soft Opening

December 10, 2016

Soft Opening

Lompoc Wine Factory celebrates the progress of 2016 with a soft-opening!

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Building Sign Installed

September 19, 2016

Building Sign Installed

New Wine Producer – Turiya Wine

August 1, 2016

New Wine Producer – Turiya Wine

Newest resident Turiya Wine has moved into the Lompoc Wine Factory. Winemaker and owner, Angela Soleno, captures the essence of making wine on a small scale with each bin, fermenter, vineyard block, and barrel getting her personal attention with touch, smell, and taste. The end result: dramatically fine-tuned wines. Turiya only produces red wines and specializes in Bordeaux varietals. Here you will find blends, as well as extremely small releases of single cultivars.

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New Bottling Equipment Arrives

April 1, 2016

New Bottling Equipment Arrives

Lompoc Wine Factory has purchased new bottling equipment from Vintners Vault. This includes a 6-Line Bottle Filler with automation sensors. A sparge gas & clean station, and a single auto-corker. We also have already in-house a filter, destemmer, and multiple tanks for blending, racking, and bottling.

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Lompoc Wine Factory Lease Signed

July 1, 2015

Lompoc Wine Factory Lease Signed

Lease signed for the new Lompoc Wine Factory production facility & tasting room. The Lompoc Wine Factory will be a co-op style wine production center with multiple winemakers, winemaking equipment, and storage facility. The first Lompoc Wine Factory residents will be CORE Wine Company, & Bedford Winery.

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