Nantucket Wine & Food Festival

I always love visiting Nantucket every spring. This year, I’m putting on my ‘Oregon’ cap to pour wines from our sister estate in the Eola-Amity Hills, Evening Land.

I’ll be pouring at all 3 Grand Tastings, leading the Oregon Panel, and tasting through our full range of wines from the 2014 vintage. If you’re headed to Nantucket, please say hello!

2017 James Beard Foundation Awards

The James Beard Foundation Awards have played a big part in my life. It was a special honor this year to be inducted into the James Beard Who’s Who.

To be inducted alongside a great California chef like Suzanne Goin, whose restaurants have played a huge part in supporting our wines, makes this moment all the more rewarding.

I’m most humbled to join my two greatest mentors, Larry Stone and Jim Clendenen, in receiving this honor. Larry set my palate and my work ethic on the course to become who I am today and Jim showed me the incredible terroir of Santa Barbara County and the Sta. Rita Hills. His wines played a huge part in the decision to start Sandhi.  I am inspired to continue being of service to others in our industry.



Tenzing Portfolio Show

401 N. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL
~ 4/24/17 ~

I’ll be pouring our wines at the Tenzing Wine & Spirits portfolio tasting next Monday the 24th. If you’re a wine buyer in Chicago, please stop by the Sandhi table and say hello. It’ll be a great tasting.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

~ 4/20/2017 ~

The 2017 Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival is right around the corner! I’ll be pouring our wines at the opening night reception at The Inn at Spanish Bay, so please come by and say hello.

This year marks the 20th year I’ve participated in this event, dating back to when it was called the Masters Food & Wine and in addition to being a great festival, it provides a nice venue for sommeliers from all over the country to get together, service tons of panels, luncheons, and dinners, and then let loose late into the night. Hope to see you there.

The perfect Santa Barbara Day

I recently had a classic Santa Barbara day with an old protégé and friend, Brian McClintic. He captured it all on his blog and in an inaugural Viticole Podcast episode. Check out the Podcast episode HERE.

As I wrap up the research portion of my upcoming book, The Atlas of Taste, and get ready to write, the topic of rocks and vineyard geology is top of mind. Brian gave me a chance to dive deep on that and much more, especially as it relates to our soils here in the Sta. Rita Hills. I hope you’ll enjoy and subscribe to his podcast.


The Rittenhouse Presents Sandhi & Domaine de la Côte featuring Rajat Parr

The Rittenhouse
Philadelphia, PA
November 13, 2014

Menu (PDF)

Cool Climate Chardonnay

July 18-20, 2014


July 25-27, 2014