2017 Wines

Liquid Farm

Jeff Nelson

Buellton, California

Featured:  Saturday, May 13 Grand Tasting

Jeff has been in the wine business for the past 20+ years, working for some of the top Champagne and Burgundy houses. With the name Liquid Farm on Jeff’s mind for many years, it was the catalyst in 2009 for starting the project with the helping guidance of Brandon Sparks-Gillis of Dragonette Cellars.

Before Liquid Farm, their glasses were often filled with old world wine. They preferred the lower alcohol, cooler climate, and more earth-driven characteristics of European wines compared to their more ripe, fruit-focused, more alcoholic Californian counterparts.

They seek to support local viticulture and honor our palates’ love for old world wines that have naturally high acidity and are not masked by many of the modern day manipulations.

To do so, they selfishly decided to make what they most love to drink: Chardonnay that is earth and mineral driven from cool climates with little or no new oak. To achieve these qualities, they were drawn to one of the coolest of all California AVA’s, Sta. Rita Hills. Located in Santa Barbara County, it is home to some of the most Chardonnay-suited, unique, ancient soils in North America.