Join us for an evening with Matthias Pippig of Sanguis Wines!
Kickstarting our 2019 Winemaker Evening series is Matthias Pippig, owner and winemaker at Sanguis Wines, Santa Barbara. Sanguis is a premier boutique winery that specializes in an eclectic Rhône and Bordeaux style blends. Pippig changes blends yearly in his wines, hand sorts each wine and never makes the same wine twice. Many of his wines weigh in at over 15% alcohol, but they do not present as highly alcoholic. These wines are sourced from some of the best vineyards in the Santa Barbara and Central Coast area.Most recently the 2015 “Bossman” earned Sanguis 97 pts from Jeb Dunnuck!
Latin for blood, Sanguis was founded by the German-born Matthias Pippig. Pippig has previously worked as a wine importer for Marc DeGrazia Selections, and Estate Wines, winemaker at Grassini Family Vineyards, as well as a stint at the famous Le Brea Bakery. A food-industry marketing consultant by training, Pippig’s operation is quite similar to that of his motorcycle-riding buddy and former La Brea Bakery boss Manfred Krankl, the celebrated cult winemaker of Sine Qua Non. If you haven’t had the chance to try his wines, you are in for a serious treat. What many do not know is that Matthias is a skillful chef in his own right. At his own Winemaker Evening, Matthias will not only be featured as Winemaker, but also as Chef, as he is collaborating with ESB to create his ideal food pairings for his wines.
Superstar winemaker, Mattias Pippig, crafts some stunning wines out of Santa Barbara County. – Washington Wine Blog
Wines for the evening:
2015 See Through ($50 retail)
2015 Verve – 95 pts – ($80 retail)
2015 The Modern – 95 pts – ($80 retail)
2015 Bossman – 97 pts – ($80 retail)
“Come for the wine, stay for the winemaker, leave with a bottle!”
In 2004, when Jamie and I decided to start Sanguis, there was just the two of us, and a shared vision for making wines that aim to capture nature’s beauty through our sense of aesthetics. Today, we are fortunate to share this vision with our motley but tight crew working with us in the vineyards and the most beautifully functional converted warehouse in Santa Barbara’s industrial zone and with the many enthusiastic supporters who have joined our club and mailing list since then. Learn more about Sanguis Wines!
Wine of extraordinary character, complexity, and balance is a product of place, time, and the people who engage in the process of growing and making it, their discipline and willingness to take risks and improvise. When you play a wrong note, it is the next note that makes it good or bad.