EPISODE 2: Bryan Babcock
After two glasses of wine with Bryan Babcock, I realized we both think like artists, except he has taken his “arts” to a whole new level. He treats his agricultural domain like a piece of living art, constantly tinkering and polishing it, from reforestation and developing butterfly sanctuaries to farming his vines using the natural forces of nature. Even his industrial-chic fusion tasting room features art, antiques, vinyl and fashion in a wine savoring atmosphere that is difficult to capture in words. He’s a true Renaissance man, relentlessly testing the boundaries.
– Bion Rice, host and co-creator of “Two Glasses In”
About Bryan Babcock
From the early start of his storied career to the seemingly predestined present, one thing is certain, Bryan Babcock is a leading force in the Santa Barbara County wine industry, and unafraid to take chances by creating his own path. One might say that making bathtub wine and almost getting arrested at UC Davis for “borrowing” grapes would make for a rocky start. But for those who know Bryan, they would all agree that this was the start of an innovative superstar who would one day be regarded as one of the world’s leading winemakers.
Join us for Episode 2 of “Two Glasses In” as we talk with Bryan Babcock of Babcock Vineyards & Winery, on his career as a legacy winemaker in Santa Barbara County, how he got his start in the family business, and what’s next on the horizon.
WHAT WE’RE DRINKING
Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 2 of “Two Glasses In” features wines from Babcock Winery & Vineyards, including 2017 Pinot Noir “Déjà Vu” and 2018 “Galvanized Synergy” a blend of Grenache Blanc and Clairette. Both of which can be purchased here.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Taste recent vintages, savor the classics and relish in the beauty that is Babcock Winery & Vineyards. Located in the beautiful Santa Rita Hills, the serene 53-mile drive from Santa Barbara is well worth your visit.