- Established 2016
- Cool-climate driven
- Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
“The most under-appreciated aspect of winemaking is adaptability. Just as there are no two stones alike, there are no two grapes or harvests that are the same.”
- Winemaker, Marbue Marke
Oceano Wines is a joint venture between Rachel Martin and Kurt Deutsch. Rachel is a 20 year wine industry veteran. She attended the University of Bordeaux’s School of Enology Diploma Program in Bordeaux, France. Kurt is a multi-Grammy and Tony award winning music, film, theater and television producer. The couple is based in New York City. Together they decided to make wine on the coast of San Luis Obispo.
Where the Wine is Made
Oceano Wines is a boutique winery specializing in cool-climate, single vineyard, premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The sole source of fruit comes from Spanish Springs Vineyard, a mere 1.5 miles from the coast in the new SLO Coast AVA. Distinguishing features include, seafront soils, coolest climate for grape growing in California and one of the world’s longest growing seasons. The grapes are transported by refrigerated trucks to Napa where Oceano’s winemaker and consultant Marbue Marke executes the vision of the principal, Rachel Martin, making them into pure, balanced and vibrant, lower-alcohol wines.