San Francisco ChronicleWinemakers to Watch

 "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


San Francisco ChronicleWines Brewski Moment: Canned wine is here

 "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

Tasting Notes from SF Chronicle


San Francisco ChronicleCalifornia Riesling's Popularity, and Quality, Return

 "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

Tasting Notes from SF Chronicle


California Garagiste Festival -  Get the Dirt About Stirm Wines - February 2, 2016

"Dry-farming was our past, and it will become the norm again purely out of necessity.

 

 

Caroline Helper Blog - Home is Where the Riesling Is   -   July 22, 2015

" Ryan's wines were impeccable - laser focused, clean, austere, and razor sharp.

 

 

Santa Barbara Independent - Summertime Is Ready for Riesling   -   July 22, 2015

"It's razor-sharp and steely with clean notes of citrus and stones."   

 

 

Los Angeles Magazine - Santa Barbara Wines Matched Up With Their Old Word Twins   -   June 11, 2014

"Riesling is the perfect muse to Ryan Stirm's soil science major and the wines are fantastic."