Neil and Francine Afromsky were the first to plant grapes in Happy Canyon. In 1995 they started Westerly Vineyard which became known as McGinley Vineyard, planted to Bordeaux and Rhone grapes with Sauvignon Blanc the star.
The Afromskys sold their estate to Jack McGinley but retained the Westerly Vineyards brand and buy their grapes from McGinley.
Articles About Westerly Vineyards
2010 Westerly Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
14.4% alc., 304 cases, $45. Clones 777 and 667. Aged 12 months in a combination of new and 2-year-old French oak barrels. Winemaker Adam Henkel. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Very fragrant with aromas of black cherries, black raspberries and red currants. Vivid cherry core that is well spiced and juicy, discreetly concentrated with balanced tannins and a fruit-driven finish. This is an enjoyable wine that delivers more than the price would suggest, and leaves behind a pleasant impression. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »
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