2023 Lieu Dit ‘Santa Maria Valley’ Melon de Bourgogne

Responsibly Farmed
Hidden Gem
Classic in Style

This wine has a certain je ne sais quoi – a cool, understated elegance that effortlessly elevates the moment. True to form, it’s perfectly balanced and a conversation starter for the dinner table.

Sustainable farming practices, hand-harvested grapes, native yeast fermentation, and minimal intervention winemaking.

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White
  • Tasting Notes Meyer lemon, lemon blossom, pear, green apple, pine nut, white rose, wet stone
  • Variety Melon de Bourgogne
  • Region United States, California, Central Coast
  • Volume 750ml
  • Alcohol Volume 12%
  • Table Talk Lieu Dit means 'named place.' There's a tradition throughout France of naming a place to create meaning across generations. Everyone has their Lieu Dit —wine is Justin and Eric's Lieu Dit.

$29.00

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Embarking on a vinous journey inspired by shared passion and years of camaraderie, Lieu Dit was conceived in 2011 by visionary friends committed to unraveling the mysteries of wine. United by a deep fascination for the art of winemaking, the founders, Justin Willett and a like-minded companion, were part of a select group of young enthusiasts in Santa Barbara.

Fueling their inspiration with countless bottles and immersive trips to France, the duo chose to channel their dedication into Lieu Dit. Nestled in the diverse micro-climates and marine-based soils of Santa Barbara County, the vineyard thrives on cultivating grape varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley. Sauvignon Blanc takes center stage, accompanied by limited editions of Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Rose, culminating in an annual production of approximately 2500 cases. With each vintage, Lieu Dit relentlessly pursues the ideals of purity, elegance, and balance, crafting wines that epitomize these principles.

Justin Willett, a true son of Santa Barbara, found his calling in winemaking after earning his B.A. from UCSB. His journey began as the assistant at Arcadian Winery, evolving in 2005 when he founded Tyler Winery. Specializing in small-batch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Justin’s passion extends to his role as the consulting winemaker for the innovative Wenzlau Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills, where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay flourish under his expert guidance.