A focus on Rhone
Paolo was the fist M.S. in Las Vegas to feature wines from Santa Barbara County on his wine list. This harbored good relationships with the wine growers in the area and allowed him to gain access to their vineyards. After retrofitting his garage in Vegas, he pulled in a small amount of Syrah from Colson Canyon Vineyard near Los Padres National Forest. A flagship wine we continue to produce at Barbieri & Kempe Wines.
Today, our Barbieri line has a focus on varietals that are found in the famous Rhone region of France. This includes Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah from many of the best vineyards near Los Olivos, Buellton, and two recently acquire vineyards in Santa Rita Hills. These environments, elevations, and soils vary drastically, allowing us to produce many different styles of wine.