Brothers John and Steve Dragonette and close friend Brandon Sparks-Gillis founded Dragonette Cellars in 2005 after having worked together at a renowned wine shop in Los Angeles. Their shared passion for great wine brought them to wild, windy and remote northern Santa Barbara County where they spent the next several years seeking out extraordinary, cool-climate vineyards and dedicating themselves to careful, patient, minimalist winemaking.
As vignerons, they have committed themselves, above all else, to the mindful farming of precise blocks in exceptional vineyards for low yields and high quality and to the shepherding of these grapes into wines of purity, complexity and balance. For Pinot Noir they have pursued the coolest sites at the far west end of the Sta. Rita Hills. Vineyard sources include Radian, Bentrock, Fiddlestix, (SIP certified sustainable), Spear (organic) and Duvarita (certified Biodynamic).