Based in Santa Barbara, California, Alison Thomson’s winery takes its name from her great grandfather Luigi Lepiane who settled in Hollister CA after emigrating from Calabria. Founded in 2013, Alison’s simple goal is to craft vibrant, balanced and exciting wines that reflect her passion for Italian food, life and wine. Armed with a degree in Biology, Italian and Masters in Viticulture from U.C. Davis, Alison spent time working in Piemonte with Barolo’s Sergio Germano and in the US with the likes of Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non
LA.Lepiane Wines La Gaviota 2017
Delicious pomegranate and cranberry crunch toned fruit. cherry smoke and warm blueberry-violet confit with a whisp of black ganite.
Wickedly contemporary Nebbiolo / Barbera / Syrah co-ferment, beautifully clear to the eye and the palate. Lovely in every direction.