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Alma Rosa Winery

Tasting Room 181-C Industrial Way

Buellton, California 93427

United States

Company Description

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards was founded in 2005 by Sta. Rita Hills pioneer winegrowers Thekla and Richard Sanford. The Spanish name was chosen as a tribute to the place and the people behind the wines, alma meaning soul and rosa referring to the original ... more

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Employment History

Research Geologist

Resources & Technology Symposia of Colorado Llc

Affiliations

Founder
Sanford Winery

Co-Founder
The American Institute of Wine & Food

Education

Andover Academy

El Segundo High School

geography

UC Berkeley

geology

University of California at Santa Barbara

Ph.D.

geology

Harvard University

degree

Geography

University of California at Berkeley

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Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards - People

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Richard Sanford - Founder and Production Manager

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Richard Sanford - Founder and Production Manager
Growing up in the early 1940's along the southern California coast Richard developed a love for the ocean, nature, and wide open spaces. His first job driving a tractor through the Palos Verdes bean fields provided an early introduction to agriculture and established a firm connection to the cycles of nature and the responsibility associated with being a good steward of the land.
During his college years at UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley Richard developed a passion for flying, sailing and yacht racing. Upon graduation he was drafted into the military and became a naval officer serving in Viet Nam from 1965 to 1968. The Viet Nam tours introduced him to the study of eastern philosophy and left him with a desire to work in a peaceful, natural environment when he returned home.
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In 1976 Richard met his future wife Thekla Brumder, and in 1981 the two of them started Sanford Winery.
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As Richard explains, "My wife Thekla and I are focusing on what's most important to us; organic grape growing and sustainable business practices."
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Richard was founding chairman of the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance, the group responsible for obtaining formal designation of the Sta.
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Richard and his wife Thekla live in the Santa Ynez Valley at Rancho El JabalĂ­. Their daughter Blakeney was born in 1979.
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Richard was preparing for his first vintage of Sanford & Benedict wines.
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Managed by Jeff Newton and supervised by Martin Hernandez (the ranch foreman who has worked with Richard Sanford for more than 30 years), the staff responsible for maintaining the El JabalĂ­ and La Encantada vineyards are an integral part of the Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards family.


Alma Rosa Winery - About Us

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Richard Sanford came to the Santa Ynez Valley over 40 years ago with a desire to find a cool-climate growing area suitable for Pinot Noir. First to recognize the potential of the Santa Rita Hills (now an officially accredited American Viticultural Area: Sta. Rita Hills), and first to plant Pinot Noir vines there, Richard is a pioneer with a well established reputation for excellence in winemaking.

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Working in partnership for more than 30 years, Thekla and Richard Sanford founded multiple, successful winegrowing enterprises.
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Today, Richard and Thekla continue to be fully immersed in all aspects of the business.
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Richard Sanford's Story
Richard Sanford graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Geography in 1965. He was immediately drafted into the military and served as a naval officer in the Vietnam war until 1968.
Returning from the war and wanting to pursue a more earth-connected occupation, Richard dreamt of discovering a local climate zone similar to the Burgundy region of France, growing Pinot Noir in California, and producing wine that would rival the best in the world. Using his background in Geography and studying the climates of California since 1900, Richard discovered a remarkable geographic anomaly - the transverse mountain range of California.
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In 1976 Richard met his future wife Thekla Brumder.
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Richard and Thekla started in a new direction, leaving Sanford Winery to found Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, a new venture dedicated to organic farming and sustainable agriculture.
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All wines are food friendly and display the high acid, and extraordinary balance for which Richard Sanford's wines have been known since 1976.
With new energy and a positive focus, Richard and Thekla Sanford are excited about Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards and hope you will continue to enjoy their efforts in bringing you and your family together to share good food, good wine, and a sustainable future.


Central Coast Wine Classic Live Auction

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A Unique Blend of Pinot Noir from Vintners Frank Ostini & Gray Hartley of Hitching Post-Hartley Ostini Wine & Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa Winery

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A Unique Blend of Pinot Noir from Vintners Frank Ostini & Gray Hartley of Hitching Post-Hartley Ostini Wine & Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa Winery
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"Vineyard to Table," Dinner for Eight Exceedingly Fortunate People on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the historic Sanford & Benedict Barn west of Buellton to Celebrate 40 Years of the Historic and Iconic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard and 30 Years of the Renowned Hitching Post II restaurant, featured in the Film "Sideways," each of which was a Bellwether to the world for the Extraordinary Quality of Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir
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"Vineyard to Table," Dinner for Eight Exceedingly Fortunate People on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the historic Sanford & Benedict Barn west of Buellton to Celebrate 40 Years of the Historic and Iconic Sanford & Benedict Vineyard and 30 Years of the Renowned Hitching Post II restaurant, featured in the Film "Sideways," each of which was a Bellwether to the world for the Extraordinary Quality of Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir
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You will spend the day at the famous Sanford & Benedict Vineyard and mingle with many of the winemakers who have made wines from S&B grapes, such as Jim Clendenen, Rajat Parr, Dick Dore, Bill Wathan, Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley.
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Each guest will also receive a special Commemorative Magnum of Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir created by event hosts Sanford Winery and Hitching Post Wines!


'This year was the earliest harvest ...

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'This year was the earliest harvest in my 46 years as a winegrower,' said Richard Sanford, owner of Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards in Santa Barbara County, primarily producers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


Category: AVA - Santa Barbara Wine Country

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Richard Sanford, owner Alma Rosa Winery In 1970 pioneer Richard Sanford (Alma Rosa Winery owner) planted the first Pinot Noir in Sta.

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