Domain: Ojai The Ojai vineyard is located in southern California in the Santa Barbara region (near Santa Cruz), in a small town whose name it has adopted. It was established in 1983 by Adam and Helen Tolmach, thus making it one of the oldest in the region. Adam had worked in Burgundy and the Rhône, and wanted to introduce the techniques he learned in these regions to his Californian wines. The vineyard is planted with Sauvignon and Syrah and small quantities of grapes are bought in. This domaine has established its credentials as a reference winery for the region with its very subtle wines, carefully balanced flavours and long finishes.