It all started... 2004 with a tiny patch of raw earth and a bucket of grapevines to make a dream come true. The initial goal was to produce Pinot Noir from these grapevines. “The best laid plans....” In the process of digging in the dirt, we learned the true meaning of terroir and its absolute vital role in producing premium fruit. With the 2017 vintage, Casa Dumetz will return to producing only Pinot Noir.

This estate was created in 2004 by Sonja Magdevski with the focus on Rhone varieties. She only produces a tiny amount of wine – most of which is sold through their tasting room in Los Alamos – the quality is certainly noteworthy.
— Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate.



Casa Dumetz Grenache Santa Barbara County 2015

91 pts. Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice
91 pts. PDWR

This is a co-ferment of five vineyards – Thompson, Tierra Alta, Larner, John Sebastiano, and Flower + Vine. All fruit was harvested on the same day, October 1, 2015, and was produced as one wine. 1/3 whole cluster fermentation, five-day cold soak, 30 days on skins, pressed into neutral French oak barrels. 250 cases produced.

“...One of the more complete wines in the range, as it was last year. Light on its feet yet also enveloping, the 2015 possesses lovely radiance to match its supple, inviting personality. 91 pts." -Antonio Galloni

Grenache Thompson Vineyard 2015

93 pts. Wine Enthusiast
91 pts. Antonio Galloni

One of the oldest Grenache plantings in Santa Barbara County, Thomspon Vineyard is own-rooted in loamy-clay soils with a gentle slope protecting this Grenache section from harsh elements.

“The nose is a bit of a Baker’s chocolate with a hard raspberry candy. The palate entry is generous piquant red fruits; bright and supple at the same time in the core, finishing with a lively, textured red fruit..” 94 pts. PDWR

Casa Dumetz Grenache Larner Vineyard 2015

93 pts. PDWR

...a gorgeous, super-polished wine with lovely fruit presence and terrific overall balance. There is a level of delineation, precision and purity to the fruit here that is simply compelling. What an arrestingly beautiful and delicious wine this is!”   92 pts. Antonio Galloni.

Casa Dumetz Grenache Tierra Alta Vineyard 2015

“...bold, ample and racy, with striking depth and textural resonance. The flavors are a bit darker and perhaps a bit more reflective of the vintage. This is one of the more overt, ripe wines in the range.”  91 pts. Antonio Galloni

Casa Dumetz Grenache Flower + Vine Vineyard 2015

“One of the more expressive wines in this range, the 2015 Grenache Flower + Vine offers terrific immediacy. ...expressive varietal fruit, silky tannins and gorgeous overall balance. Readers will have a very hard time keeping their hands off this super-delicious and approachable Grenache.”  91 pts. Antonio Galloni

Casa Dumetz GSM Santa Barbara County 2015

Harvested on the same day and co-fermented from the beginning, the Grenache is from Tierra Alta and Thompson vineyards, Mourvèdre from Curtis and Syrah from White Hawk Vineyard.  250 cases produced.


Casa Dumetz Syrah Santa Ynez Valley 2014

This is the last single varietal Syrah I have made for Casa Dumetz. I love Syrah.  The devastatingly low yields in 2015 boosted a sea change in focus. Fruit in this blend is from White Hawk, Verna’s, Tierra Alta and Hampton Family Vineyard.  300 cases produced.



Wines born in premiere Santa Barbara County, California vineyards.

Tierra Alta, Thompson, Alisos, John Sebastiano, Larner, Curtis Estate and Santa Barbara Highlands.

Handcrafted, small-lot productions reflect our creative energies to deliver a pure wine experience with pure intention.

We work exclusively with premiere Santa Barbara County Vineyards, with a focus on site expression in Grenache.  Each single vineyard designate is created in the same precise manner.  Vineyard source is the primary distinguishing variable.