Grapes: 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 20% Carignane. Region: USA> California> Santa Barbara> Santa Ynez Valley AVA> Camp 4 Vyd. Notes: Winemaker: Tara Gomez, Chumash Indian Tribe and California State University-Fresno graduate (Enologist B.S.).
Description: Founded in 2010, Chumash Cellars, Kitá Wines is a small, premium winery located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley within the Santa Barbara County AVA (American Viticultural Area). The word “Kitá” means “Our Valley Oak” in the Chumash native language of Samala. Like the valley oak, their wine highlights the gifts from Mother Earth and embodies the spirit of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Chumash Cellars focus on respecting the balance of soil, climate, location and taste. With a total case production of around 2,000 cases, Kitá wines are crafted using sustainable methods and a blend of old world and new world winemaking techniques. All of the wines have been harvested by hand based on a balance of chemistry and taste to preserve the highest quality. Their wines are produced in small batches aiming to have minimal manipulation and maximizing varietal characteristics.