D’Alfonso Curran Wines

D’Alfonso Curran Wines
4457 Santa Rosa Rd
Lompoc, CA  93436

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Phone: 805.688.3494
Email:
[email protected]
Web Site:
d-cwines.com

Tours and tastings only

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Collectively, Bruno D’Alfonso and Kris Curran have enjoyed nearly 50 years as winemakers. Both Bruno and Kris graduated from college and went on to get a second degree in oenology. So they’re serious about making wine. Although they recognize the artistic side, they firmly believe in science.

“We are definitely not hands-off winemakers,” Kris says. “In order to be a really good winemaker, you have to be hands-on. Grapes need plenty of attention to be used in one of our wines as their natural life cycle is to simply ripen, fall to the ground, and begin the process of decay.”

Their dedication to the scientific side of winemaking has produced consistent wines that are balanced and full of integrity. They stylize their wines differently and are currently bottling them under four different labels. DiBruno wines showcase Italian varietals, D’Alfonso Curran wines are single vineyard–designated wines, BADGE wines are strictly Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, and the Curran label features Spanish varieties. Curran has shifted from Rhône to Spanish wines because, Kris confesses, “I’ve fallen in love with Spanish varietals.”

Bruno and Kris aren’t really interested in building a destination winery. “We want to spend our money on the finest equipment rather than décor,” Kris says. But they are interested in the people who love their wines and so are in the process of implementing a new idea. Instead of an elaborate tour, they suggest guests contact them to schedule an appointment for a private visit and barrel tasting. “We want to share our philosophy on winemaking and give our guests a chance to taste the product in different stages.” D’Alfonso Curran also has a tasting room conveniently located in downtown Solvang. There, guests do a side-by-side tasting of three different Pinots from the Santa Rita Hills AVA to help them appreciate the distinct flavors of this famous appellation. They can also appreciate great art, since 20 framed pieces by Kris and Bruno’s good friend, fellow wine lover, and Hollywood photographer Greg Gorman grace the walls. And, of course, they appreciate the science that goes into making D’Alfonso Curran’s distinctive wines.


D’Alfonso Curran Wines

Amenities

Tasting Room: No

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

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: No

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

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