“An American winemaker with Francophile taste, Doug Margerum of Margerum Wine Company and Barden Wines, relishes in capturing the essence of Santa Barbara terroir in the bottle with style and finesse using old-world methods. And, because he is allergic to sulfur, Doug has cleverly adapted his cellar and altered protocols to produce wines with the least amount of sulfur necessary. You’ll have to tune in to learn his dirty and gassy little secrets!”
– Bion Rice, host and co-creator of “Two Glasses In”
About Doug Margerum
Who would you say is the most influential brand ambassador for Santa Barbara wine country? We’d argue that Doug Margerum has clearly made the biggest impact on the region in the past three decades. Not only did Doug get an early start in the industry as a winemaker and restaurateur, but his efforts have helped to market, promote and sell wines for fellow Santa Barbara County winemakers, as they are trying to grow their brands. Through his legendary “Futures” program at formerly owned Wine Cask, the status of area winemakers quickly elevated, which significantly helped to advance the rise of legendary winemakers such as Jim Clendenen, Bob Lindquist, Adam Tolmach, Bryan Babcock, Frank Ostini, Kathy Joseph and many more.
What We’re Drinking
Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 3 of “Two Glasses In” features Margerum Wine Company’s 2017 M5 Rhone Blend and Barden Wines’ 2018 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir (less than 200 cases produced).
Plan Your Visit
Margerum Wine Company – Santa Barbara Tasting Room
19 E Mason St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(At the Hotel Californian, corner of Mason St and Helena Ave, Santa Barbara
Sunday – Thursday: 12 to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 12 to 8 p.m.
Margerum Wine Company – Buellton Tasting Room
59 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 5 p.m.
32 El Paseo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Daily: 12 to 6 p.m. (last tasting at 5:30 p.m.)