“From the onset of our conversation, one thing is clear, Jill DelaRiva Russell enthralls those around her with a sense of grace and passion for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.”
– Bion Rice, host and co-creator of “Two Glasses In”
About Jill DelaRiva Russell
As head winemaker at Cambria Estate Winery, Jill DelaRiva Russell eagerly fills her days crafting premium wines from 100% estate-grown grapes from one of the most iconic vineyards in Santa Barbara Wine Country, located on the Tepusquet Bench, along the south-facing slopes of the Santa Maria Valley.
For over three decades, Cambria Estate Winery has proved to be a true family-owned and operated winery with over 200 years of experience cultivating this legendary stretch of land and crafting fine wines. Although Cambria is one of the largest producers within Santa Barbara County, Jill shares their philosophy, culture, and teamwork, which resembles that of a “boutique” winery, so full of passion and with ground-up decision-making. Owned by Jackson Family Wines, the leadership team clearly cares about their people, the community and the land they produce world-class wines from. You can hear it in Jill’s voice and you can smell it and taste it in the glass.
Tune in for Episode 4 of “Two Glasses In” as we discuss exactly when Jill knew winemaking would be her lifework to the community and family she’s found at Cambria Estate Winery, under the leadership of Jackson Family Wines.
What We’re Drinking
Follow along and drink what we’re drinking. Episode 4 of “Two Glasses In” features Cambria Estate Winery’s 2017 Katherine’s Chardonnay and 2016 Julia’s Pinot Noir.
Plan Your Visit
Take a drive up the 101 and visit Jill and the Cambria family in Santa Maria, California. Well worth the hour drive from Santa Barbara, toast to estate-grown pinot noir and chardonnay along the famed Foxen Wine Trail.
Cambria Estate Winery
5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93454
January through March, open Thursday – Monday 10 AM to 5 PM
April through December, open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM
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