Greg Brewer Description
Greg Brewer, the renowned winemaker, was recently honored with the prestigious title of Winemaker of the Year, a recognition he views as a tribute to the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Throughout his 30-year career and 25 vintages with Brewer-Clifton, he has been dedicated to this Santa Barbara County region since 1991.
Raised in Los Angeles, Brewer’s journey into winemaking began while working as a French instructor and discovering his passion for wine at Santa Barbara Winery. In 1995, he co-founded Brewer-Clifton with Steve Clifton, focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the hills that would later become the Sta. Rita Hills appellation.
Brewer’s commitment to the region never wavered, and his devotion to the Sta. Rita Hills brings him a sense of liberation and contentment. He strives to allow the terroir to speak for itself, making wines that beautifully express the uniqueness of the land.
The Winemaker of the Year award is a testament to Brewer’s decades of hard work and dedication, showcasing the Sta. Rita Hills’ exceptional terroir on a global stage. It is not only a celebration of his accomplishments but also an acknowledgment of the collective efforts of everyone in the area.