Westerly Wines

Westerly Wines
1733 Fletcher Way
Santa Ynez, CA  93460

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’13 Sauvignon Blanc
Meyer lemon, white nectarine, juniper, fennel, vanilla toast $30

’12 Pinot Noir
Ripe raspberries, crushed red cherry, violet, lavender, cinnamon $45

’10 Cabernet Sauvignon
Currant, plum, cassis, notes of graphite and cedar $60

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The name Westerly resonates throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. The lineage of the name originated nearly 50 years ago with a magnificent 3,900-acre Santa Ynez Valley horse ranch called Westerly Stud Farms. Today, Westerly represents one of the most diverse portfolios of wines in Santa Barbara County.

Westerly Wines is dedicated to producing ex ceptional AVA-specific wines from Santa Barbara County. Six of the current releases are honored with 90+ scores from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. The portfolio reflects the region’s diversity with Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc from the rocky, warm, mineral- laden hillsides of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA, as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the cool, foggy, and maritime-influenced Sta. Rita Hills. Other wines featured in the Westerly lineup include AVA-specific Syrah, Merlot, and two proprietary blends, Fletcher’s White and Fletcher’s Red, an homage to the local legend and founder of Westerly Stud Farms, Fletcher Jones.

Winemaker Adam Henkel joined Westerly in 2013. Adam, who spent 10 years in the Napa Valley, including eight years at Harlan Estate in Oakville, had long been fascinated by the viticultural diversity and geographical grandeur of Santa Barbara County. His pursuit at Westerly is to express the unique characteristics and individuality of the region’s preeminent vineyards through farming and winemaking at the highest possible level.

Roger Bower, the visionary owner of Westerly, is involved in all aspects of the business. Together, he and Adam share the same goals of producing great wines, including two ultra-exclusive estate wines from Bower’s Crown Point Vineyard in the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA. The first release from Crown Point, slated for early 2017, will include a 100 percent estate Cabernet Sauvignon as well as an estate red blend called Relevant.

Westerly does not have a public tasting room, and private tasting appointments are available on a very limited basis through the winery’s Director of Sales and Marketing Angela Bryson.


An Interview with Winemaker Adam Henkel

T&T: You’ve been at Westerly for a year now. What are your impressions of Santa Barbara as a wine region?

AH: The diversity within the growing regions in Santa Barbara County is what I find most fascinating. The Santa Ynez Valley, in particular, is a very unique place: an east-west running valley that encompasses multiple AVAs where Burgundian, Rhône, and Bordeaux grape varieties are thriving at the highest level. To be a winemaker in Santa Barbara County is a dream. There are so many great vineyards, and the potential for wine quality is extremely high.

T&T: As a winemaker, what inspires you about Westerly?

AH: The beauty and strength of Westerly is that we have the entire footprint of Santa Barbara County to work with. The Westerly portfolio reflects the diversity within Santa Barbara County. These are AVA-specific wines, and our goal is for the wines to represent their respective sense of place in the most profound and delicious manner possible. We are working with some of the preeminent vineyards in the county, and the relationship between farmer and vintner is the cornerstone of Westerly. Whether it is Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills, Cabernet Sauvignon from Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc from the Santa Ynez Valley, we want these wines to be pure Santa Barbara County.

T&T: We understand that the creation of a single vineyard Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon is your ultimate vision. Can you describe this dream wine for us?

AH: Roger Bower’s Crown Point Vineyard is planted to all five red Bordeaux varieties and our goal is to make a 100 percent, estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon called Crown Point, as well as a red blend named Relevant. I think that the rigorous selection and attention to detail in both the vineyard and the winery will produce the highest quality wines possible. Both of these estate wines will be extremely limited and highly allocated. The inaugural vintage of Crown Point will be 2013, to be released in 2017.


Tasting Room: No

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: Yes

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No



Westerly 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Tune in to learn more about the Westerly Wines 2010 Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon!

Westerly 2010 Merlot

Join Westerly Wines Winemaker Adam Henkel to learn more about thier 2010 Merlot! 

Westerly 2010 Fletchers Red

Tune in to listen to winemaker Adam Henkel discuss the 2010 Fletchers Red!

Westerly 2012 Cote Blonde

Learn more about Westerly Wines 2012 Cote Blonde.

Westerly 2012 Pinot Noir

Learn more about Westerly Wines 2012 Pinot Noir from winemaker Adam Henkel.

Westerly 2012 Red

Tune in to learn more about Westerly Wines 2012 Red from Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara.

Westerly 2013 Chardonnay

Join Westerly winemaker Adam Henkel in talking about their 2013 Chardonnay. 

Westerly 2013 Fletchers White

Tune in to learn more about Westerly Wines 2013 Fletchers White!

Westerly 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

Listen to winemaker Adam Henkel discuss the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc! 

Westerly Wines Pork Tenderloin Braised with Pumpkin and Yam

Rich flavors of pork and Herbes de Provence provide the perfect foil for a complex Syrah blend.