PROPRIETOR: Fred Brander
Winemaker: Fabian Bravo
The Brander Vineyard specializes in Bordeaux style varietals craft with a light touch. Founded in 1975, we are the longest operating family run estate winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. Fred Brander, our proprietor, was the first person to win a gold medal from International wine competition from Santa Barbara County and is affectionately known by his peers as the “King of Sauvignon Blanc.”
Our rosé is a unique blend of the red Bordeaux varietals we are known for, Merlot and Cabernet. We intentionally pick the grapes selected for rosé earlier than we would for red wine. The result is a rosé that has refreshing acidity, lower alcohol, and beautiful red-berry fruit character. Our rosé is a unique cuvee made of 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet.