Great wine at great prices: That is our concept. Windrun Wine is a vintner that sells premium Sta. Rita Hills wines at reasonable prices. The quality of our wine surpasses many selling for twice as much. We focus on selecting the finest wines made from grapes grown in the prime vineyards of Sta. Rita Hills, then carefully blend them to emphasize their aromatics and balanced flavors.
Windrun Wine was founded by Lance Mason in 2010. A lifelong interest in wines carried him to some of the most famous wine growing regions in the world, and that fed a desire to create his own brand using the wines of his home region on the central coast of California. When an opportunity presented itself to work with legendary California winemaker Ken Brown, a new venture was born.
In naming the company, a term from Mr. Brown’s viticulture experience was selected. “Windrun” is a measure of the flow of cool breezes through a vineyard in the afternoon and evening, which is critical to the correct development of Burgundian grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The brand was born, and the first two Santa Barbara County wines, a 2009 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, went to market later in the year.