Santa Barbara County has a rich winemaking tradition dating back to the 18th century. Spanish missionaries planted the first grapes in order to make sacramental wine for Mission Santa Barbara. Commercial wine production began to flourish in the 1960s and in 2010, Flor de Campo was created to highlight the true character of this unique region.
Since the days of the missionaries, wild flowers have covered the hillsides and vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County and California’s Central Coast. Their name in Spanish is Flor de Campo. Just as these flowers are unique to California, the wines produced here are also unparalleled.
Santa Barbara’s unique coastal ranges and east-west traversing valley creates a cool climate that is ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Cool breezes and coastal fog help to make this one of the coolest growing regions in California. This balances a long growing season, allowing the grapes to reach full ripeness, while preserving acidity that helps to create balanced wines. Flor de Campo is handcrafted to showcase this true nature of the region and the varietals that flourish there.