Have You Tried Local Wines?

Have You Tried Local Wines?

You may have your favorite imported French wine or that exquisite Italian red wine you love. Yet, you may find that your local area also has more than a few wine choices available to you, too. Local wine may be a great investment for the individual who is looking for quality wines that may have a new twist in taste or be something that is excellent in flavor to match local dishes. Take some time to find out if there are local wines made within your own state that could be added to your wine collection. You may be surprised at what you do find. [Read More…]

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Choosing a Dessert Wine

Most people know you should choose white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat, but what about dessert wine? Is there a protocol for choosing a dessert wine? One of the most important things to remember is to not serve desserts that are so sweet that they give the wine an overpowering taste. You want to choose a wine that will complement your dessert and add to an already elegant taste. If you do anything less you are not doing a service to your dessert, wine or guests. [Read More…]

Red or White: Making the Right Decision

Red or White: Making the Right Decision

When it comes to wine, choosing the right one can sometimes create a challenge. Should you choose red or white? When and why? Certainly, there is protocol such as red wine with red meat and white wine with white meat, but is that always necessary? Some people prefer to simply serve their wine of choice without worrying about choosing a wine to go with a particular meal and though that may be fine in most cases, there are times when it might not be acceptable. For instance, a red fruity wine with fish may cause a metallic taste if the wine includes tannin. That means if you want to serve red wine with fish you have to make sure you choose one that does not include tannin. [Read More…]

3 Quick Food And Wine Ideas

3 Quick Food And Wine Ideas

Alright, the holidays have passed and needless to say youíre tired of turkey, ham or roast beef or whatever and now you maybe watching your diet after indulging yourself. So here are some quick and easy food ideas that keeps calories in mind but are still good and are a nice change of pace. If youíre really trying to watch your calories then try to keep the wine to only one glass a day and not too late at night the reason for this is that wine contains alcohol which will slow your bodyís ability to burn calories. Of course, you can always forget the wine but just remember you might not enjoy your meal as much.

We hope that you enjoy these food recipes and they give a nice change to your meal ideas and nice change of pace. There can be many benefits to adding wine to your meal it can enhance your dining experience with the proper wine food matching. [Read More…]

Different Approaches to Wine Tasting

Order of Tasting

When you have a wine tasting party or you taste wine with your friends it is very important to serve the wine in the proper order. The appropriate order of wine tasting goes like this. Elderly tasters are always served first, no matter what the gender is. Women will be served next. The men should be served after the women. The host is always served after everyone in the room has a glass.

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Wine Glass Choice & Care

Choosing a Wine Glass

When choosing wine glasses it is important to think about a few things. You usually want a large bowl on your wine glass when tasting red wines. This gives you adequate room on the glass to swirl the wine and more of a surface area. These glasses should allow you to pour in from 10 to 20 ounces of wine in them. The best red wine glasses are oval shaped and they narrow slightly at the top of the glass. [Read More…]

History of the Lompoc Wine Factory

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

 

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 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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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…

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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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