Posted on November 19, 2013
In the heart of our quaint town of Santa Ynez is the charming tasting room of Fontes & Phillips. New kids on the block, (but not new to winemaking), they are a very welcomed addition here in town.
After many years in the wine industry, husband and wife, Alan Phillips and Rochelle Fontes created this family owned label to pursue their personal passion with wine. Alan has been crafting wines for 30 plus years with some very prestigious wineries including S. Anderson, Monticello, Foley, Lincourt, and most recently, director of winemaking at Terravant. Alan and Rochelle are now solely focused on their wines. They are creating small lot, vineyard designate, artisan wines. Their line-up includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sparkling Wine (predominantly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir), Panky Rosé (equal parts Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah), and Pinot Noir. (The La Encantada Pinot is gorgeous!).