Santa Barbara, California


History and Origins

Notary Public was created with a desire to explore the diversity and potential within Santa Barbara County as a wine growing region.  Santa Barbara County is blessed with various climates and soil diversity due to the unique East-West Mountain Ranges that open up to the Pacific Ocean.

Philosophy and Methods

The focus at Notary Public is Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, grown in areas where we are able to craft wines with personality of both vintage and site. The goal is to make wines that are approachable, elegant and yet structured - wines that define the area. “Ultimately, we want the public's stamp of approval on the wines we craft!”

Intention Production

A desire to explore the warmer Happy Canyon AVA and other unique sites within the Santa Ynez Valley has led to the birth of Notary Public. With Ernst Storm at the helm, the wines are unique and pioneering, showing the freshness and bounty of the climate, the soils and the vines he chooses to work with. Picking early, minimal use of new oak, native yeasts, lack of fining and filtration. Working sustainably to create true wines of people and place.