5 Reasons to Visit California’s Wine Country

5 Reasons to Visit California’s Wine Country

Do you enjoy drinking wine? Do you consider yourself to be a wine enthusiast? If so, have you ever visited California wine country? If this is a trip that you have yet to make, you will want to consider adding it to your to-do list. After all, California wine country is most well known for its large number of wineries and all of the great activities they hold. [Read More…]

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

Enjoy A Day Of Wine Tasting

After a recent visit, one of our customers sent us a nice email. 

My wife and I and our close friends recently discovered wine tasting. We had never thought to spend a day touring the many wineries that surround our home town. Recently, however, when some friends came in from out of town and suggested that they might like to go wine tasting we made the arrangements and set off for a day of unknown adventure. [Read More…]

Aging Wine

Aging Wine

Aging wine allows many of the components of the wine to mellow out over time, and bring a harmonious balance to the flavor.

Wine HangoverWine is a complex substance. Open a bottle of it now, and it may taste fine. Open a bottle of the same wine several years from now, and the wine becomes something else entirely. Rough edges in the flavor will have smoothed out and the overall flavor of the wine will be more balanced and mellow. [Read More…]

How to Choose a Red Wine with Fish

How to Choose a Red Wine with Fish

Although customarily one would choose a white wine to go with fish, there are some people who might want to have red wine instead. A person’s personal preference for red wine may lead him or her to make the wrong decision when it comes to serving wine with fish, especially some of the white varieties. It’s important to know what you can and cannot serve with fish when it comes to red wine. If you do not choose properly, you may find the flavor of the fish negatively affected by your poor choice. [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…]

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…]

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…

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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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