My tour of Turiya Wines by winemaker and owner, Angela Soleno, is one of my very favorite days here in Santa Ynez wine country.
Angela was like the girl next door when I walked into her winery. I thought she was there, like myself, to taste Turiya wines. Before I took another step, Angela greeted me with her infectious smile and welcomed me as if we had been long time friends showing up for a long awaited past due catch-me-up.
What really caught my attention was Angela’s knowledge and passion for her craft. She talked with precision about how she started her production and why each bottle is extremely important to her and to her customers. Can you believe that her wines age in the barrels for 4 years and then 1 year in each bottle?
Angela absolutely does not rest in her world of creation to perfection. I asked if she would share a bit of her story and in a heartbeat Angela did! (see below)
I believe you will do yourself a disfavor if you miss a barrel tasting with Angela leading the way as you visit Turiya Wines!
Angela is a vibrant and most intelligent individual. She knows her wine and has great passion in her creations. She took me on a tour and her knowledge and dedication was clearly evident. Angela is brilliant and her short video below gives you a sense of her style, compassion and true tenaciousness in her winemaking adventures.
Angela’s persistence in producing her Bordeaux varietals is clearly evident when you taste her wine. I actually believe her “patience” comes through with each sip. I certainly felt the love. So delicious with sophisticated notes of juicy berries, dark stone fruit and earthy tannins make her Bordeaux’s exquisite.
Turiya is located adjacent to the Lompoc Ghetto. Here they refer to this area as Lompoc Adjacent. One will find the best tasting rooms here that many miss or don’t know about when they tour the Santa Ynez Valley. Be sure to check out what Lompoc has to offer!
“Turiya only produces red wines and specializes in Bordeaux varietals. Here you will find blends, as well as extremely small releases of single cultivars.
A big part of Turiya dogma is to be aware – aware of what we put in our bodies. As a promise to our customers, Turiya vows to stay small and focused to ensure the best quality of hands-on winemaking.” – Turiya Wines