“Presqu'ile is quite simply the most exciting new winery I've come across in several years... It's hard to overstate just how remarkable these wines are and the statement they make.”

–Alder Yarrow, Vinography


“Proprietor Matt Murphy and his family have been absolutely relentless in their total pursuit of excellence.

Presqu’ile is an estate to keep an eye on.”

–Antonio Galloni, Vinous


Best Tasting Room: Presqu'ile
“It’s not like North County is exactly lacking in tasting rooms, so when one gets singled out as the best, you

know it’s the real deal. Estates Manager Cameron Porter said the key to standing out in the land of many

wines is to give your customers’ experience some dimension. And it doesn’t hurt to also be the best when

it comes to hospitality!”

–Brenna Swanston, Santa Maria Sun


“Winemaker Dieter Cronje is crafting exciting wines here.”

–Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile

“In the world of wine, it’s always a thrill to discover an innovative producer who creates exciting wines.

Such is the case for me with Presqu’ile Winery...thrilling Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and more for your

taste buds.”

–Gabe Sasso, The Daily Meal

“The wines show a beautiful combination of subtlety, textural richness, flavor complexity and

unmistakable varietal character.”

–Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Wine Review Online

“From the Sauvignon Blanc to the Estate Pinot Noir, all the wines share a common thread of high acid,

minerality and elegance with bright fruit.”

–Mary Orlin, San Jose Mercury News


“ Presqu'ile (Creole for ‘almost an island’), is an unqualified success. The grapes tend to be picked earlier, resulting in

lower alcohols, which, in turn, means better and more enjoyable drinkability. Now with a proven track

record, Presqu'ile just may be the template for future Santa Barbara County wine growing

and winemaking.”

–Dennis Schaefer, Santa Barbara News-Press

“Cool-climate specialist, outstanding Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, serious Pinot Noir Rosé.”

–Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book

“Presqu’ile seemingly does everything right.”

–Michael Apstein, Wine Review Online


“20 Most Admired Wine Tasting Rooms and Experiences”

–Vineyard & Winery Management

“Presqu’ile is the California winery I’ve been waiting for... a Burgundy vision with an American viewpoint.”

–John Foy, The Wine Odyssey


“The Santa Maria Valley is hot right now. Why? Fruit is so spectacular here that many northern winemakers

are traveling south to purchase pinot grapes. Mild days and cool evenings help Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

grapes reach their maximum potential – the climate is ideal for these varietals, with its perfect flow of air

from the coast without being block by mountains. Presqu’ile Winery, led by a South African winemaker,

just built a stunning tasting room.”

–Alexis Mersel, Travel Channel




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