Brewer – Clifton

Greg Brewer is focused on refinement. Engaged in every aspect of his work, from vineyard to market, Greg practices a mindful approach emphasizing strategy and efficiency when considering the needs of the entire ecosystem creating a confident and calming environment where everyone and everything is appreciated. The goal is the beauty and synchronicity of the system and the result is wine that is honest, driven, and expressive of the place and the team that created it.

Greg reveres the repetitive and monastic nature of the winemaking craft, and after 25 years in the business, is firmly committed to the immediate task at hand. This focus shifts the motivation behind the wine from ego towards humility. For Greg, it is only along this path that the resultant product conveys the sincerity and vulnerability that is his goal, both personally and professionally.

Greg started his career being trained in wine production in 1991 at Santa Barbara Winery.  He created his eponymous label, Brewer-Clifton with original partner Steve Clifton in 1996. During that period he designed Melville where he worked as winemaker from its inception in 1997 through the end of 2015. The entirety of his career has been committed to the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, which he helped to map, define and establish in 1997. Brewer-Clifton’s highly-regarded Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are sourced entirely from vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills. 

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