We had an opportunity to speak with Michael Larner of Larner Vineyard & Winery last April during the Vintner’s Spring Weekend. They have 35 acres of vineyard planted on their 134 acre property located in the Ballard Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara California.
We met Michael at his office at the Vineyard. The focus at his vineyard are Rhone varieties with special attention to Syrah, which expresses itself particularly well in Ballard Canyon. Other varieties include Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier, but he takes a dip into the Italian Malvasia Bianca for a single block.
We began speaking about the 2014 Malvasia Bianca. Keep in mind this is last years vintage. Find the Larner booth at the Vintners Spring Weekend and find out how this vintage compares with the 2015 Malvasia Bianca!