"If you know of Ryan Stirm, you know him for Riesling. His single-vineyard renditions from Central Coast vineyards have put Stirm’s Rieslings among the brightest stars of German- and Austrian-inspired winemaking in the U.S., and his low-intervention approach to winemaking has endeared him to the natural wine community..."-Esther Mobley, SF Chronicle
"From Riesling master Ryan Stirm comes this tropical, chuggable wine that’s full of guava, honeysuckle and peach flavors, hinting at diesel. So aromatic you’ll want to pour it into a glass, but resist the urge."-Esther Mobley, SF Chronicle
"Its half-century-old Riesling vines are own-rooted, head-trained, dry farmed;... “The Cienega Valley doesn’t get a lot of press, but I think it’s one of the best places for growing grapes in California. Don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t heard of it."-Pat Wirz
"Dry-farming was our past, and it will become the norm again purely out of necessity.
" Ryan's wines were impeccable - laser focused, clean, austere, and razor sharp.
"It's razor-sharp and steely with clean notes of citrus and stones."
"Riesling is the perfect muse to Ryan Stirm's soil science major and the wines are fantastic."