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."   

 

 

Gayot - New Wine Releases December 2014  -  December 2014

"this confident first offering from the fledgling Stirm Wine Co. is a crisp, dry Riesling with a hint of effervescence."

 

 

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."