Gleason Family Vineyards Buys Buttonwood Farm Vineyard

The late land preservationist Betty Williams based the Solvang winery property in 1968 as an equestrian operation
Gleason Household Vineyards has introduced its acquisition of Buttonwood Farm Vineyard & Winery, a 106-acre property on Alamo Pintado Street in Solvang.
Gleason Household Vineyards additionally owns Refugio Ranch Vineyards and Roblar Vineyard & Vineyards, in addition to Roblar Farm, an .
In 2004, Kevin and Niki Gleason bought a 415-acre cattle ranch off South Refugio Street alongside the northern fringe of the Santa Ynez River. In 2006, the couple planted 26 acres of vines and, in 2008, launched their first classic from the property as Refugio Ranch Vineyards, in response to data launched in an announcement Thursday morning.
In 2017, the Gleasons purchased Roblar Vineyard and Vineyards, Royal Oaks Wines and a former horse ranch referred to as Royal Oaks Ranch. In 2018, that ranch was planted as an natural produce farm — now often called Roblar Farm.
Karen Steinwachs, Buttonwood’s winemaker for 14 years and one among Santa Barbara County’s pioneering girls winemakers, will stay a part of Buttonwood’s winemaking workforce, and the property’s vineyard will proceed to function, in response to the assertion from Gleason Household Vineyards.
The late Betty Williams, a founding father of The Land Belief for Santa Barbara County who was well-known for her devotion to land preservation and group planning, first based Buttonwood in 1968 as an equestrian facility, according to the website.
Williams served on the Santa Ynez Valley Normal Plan Advisory Committee that helped form Santa Barbara County’s Normal Plan for the Santa Ynez Valley.
Targeted on natural produce earlier than it was frequent, Williams planted natural fruit and veggies on her property, and, in 1983, began to plant the winery.
Buttonwood’s historic, sustainable winery showcases Bordeaux-style wines.
The winery has advanced over time, and small blocks of grenache blanc, chenin blanc, grenache, syrah, sauvignon musqué and malbec have joined the unique plantings of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, sémillon and sauvignon blanc. The complete winery is own-rooted.
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Bret Davenport, president and managing companion of Buttonwood alongside along with his spouse, Barry Zorthian, and companion, artist Seyburn Zorthian, has continued Williams’ imaginative and prescient for the property.
Williams and Davenport first partnered in 1983 with the planting of the winery, adopted by the constructing and bonding of the vineyard in 1989.
Seyburn Zorthian has designed all of Buttonwood’s labels since its founding, working from her studio on the property because the early Seventies.
The Gleason Household Vineyards’ vineyard facility on the Roblar Vineyard & Vineyards property at Roblar Avenue and Freeway 154 in Los Olivos will function the winemaking hub for all three manufacturers, led by head winemaker Max Marshak, in response to an announcement launched Thursday.
Buttonwood Farm Vineyard & Winery features a 42-acre property winery, vineyard, tasting room and gardens, a two-acre orchard, small hop yard for the model’s “Hop-On” hopped wine, and 10 acres of rotated seasonal produce.
“It’s been fascinating to evaluation our household’s 50-plus years right here on Buttonwood Farm,” stated Davenport.
“We’ve noticed the evolution of our wine area, partnered with fantastic individuals to create particular events with the land because the backdrop, and loved the wine and meals that we grew. My companions and I really feel that we’re handing over the Buttonwood legacy to the fitting individuals, who share our philosophy of preserving the intrinsic character of this particular land. We sit up for seeing this new chapter in Buttonwood’s historical past unfold.”
Kevin Gleason agreed. “Buttonwood farm and winery property is iconic, and the household behind it has such deep roots on this wine area, and within the space’s agricultural group. As a family-owned and operated group, this resonated extremely with us, and we sit up for changing into new stewards for this land to proceed to prosper and evolve.”
Matthew Bieszard, normal supervisor of Gleason Household Vineyards, referred to as Buttonwood a superb match for the corporate’s present portfolio on account of Buttonwood’s “preferrred positioning throughout the Santa Ynez Valley wine area,” the farm part of the property and the “hospitality for which Buttonwood is well-known.”
Buttonwood Farm Vineyard and Winery’s tasting room is presently open for outdoor-only wine tasting and bottle purchases from 11 a.m. to three p.m. Reservations for tasting are beneficial.

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