Drake Wines Debuts in Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Independent - July 9, 2012

Drake Wines has opened its doors in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone; a modern, urban wine trail, just blocks from downtown Santa Barbara’s iconic beach front.

The Drake Wine Tasting Room will also feature Chatter Wines, an alternative wine brand focusing on esoteric varieties and wines easily consumed in their youth.

Owned and operated by the dynamic Central Coast couple, Andi and Mark Cummins, Drake Wines takes its name from a surname on Marks' father's side of the family, and remains the middle name of their eldest son, Charlie. The Drake Wines portfolio highlights Cummins’ non-interventionist approach to wine. "My wines are very site-driven. I know a lot of winemakers pay lip service to their sites, but they end up putting a very interventionist thumb print on their wines. With mine, I try and get out of the way as much as possible. Particularly with my Bien Nacido Vineyards wines…the Block H, N and Q Pinot Noirs for example. Those Pinots are transparent and very representative of those three distinctive blocks. Though the blocks are grown on the same contiguous vineyard site, they highlight the intricate terroir expressions at Bien Nacido."

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DRAKE WINES
2195 Corbett Canyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
805.845.4801
DRAKE WINES
2195 Corbett Canyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
805.845.4801
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