Gainey Ranch is the most diversified farming operation in Santa Ynez Valley. Three generations of Gaineys have shaped the ranch into a thriving estate of innovation while preserving the region's heritage. In the 1980s, the Gaineys were among the first to plant vines and build a winery in the area. Later, they were the first to have vineyard holdings in both the eastern Santa Ynez and western Sta. Rita Hills.