A Sense of Place
Located in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, the wines from Westerly begin in the vineyards of small family-owned growers. Westerly is focused on two distinct and separate sub AVA’s within Santa Barbara County, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara and Sta. Rita Hills. The first being a warm region producing bold Cabernet Sauvignon , Syrah, & Merlot while the latter showcases the nuances of the cooler climate varietals, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Our wines express the unique characteristics and individuality of these wine regions.
Owner & visionary, Roger Bower, is on the cutting edge of an emerging movement in the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA. He works closely with all aspects of management, marketing, wine making and farming. Winemaker Adam Henkel, who recently completed his 8th vintage at the highly acclaimed Harlan Estate Winery in Napa, joined Westerly to bring Roger’s vision to life. ”Roger and I have very high expectations and feel that we can help define Happy Canyon and bring a heightened level of awareness to this area; the potential here is unparalleled.”