Alexander & Wayne Winery
The tasting room of Alexander & Wayne Winery, next door to its sister winery Arthur Earl, is located in downtown Los Olivos. Founded in 1992, this winery is a joint venture of longtime friends and co-workers, Arthur Alexander White and Earl Wayne Brockelsby. At the time, these friends worked in the computer field and decided to change careers.
Alexander & Wayne produce small lots of Burgundy and Bordeaux style wines. Mr. White, who serves as winemaker, tries to create single-vineyard wines from local growers, with whom he has established long-lasting relationships. He considers himself a minimalist and prefers to allow the grapes direct the tone and aroma of the wine. The winery produces 100 to 300 cases for each release. Alexander & Wayne Winery seeks to produce smooth whites, such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Red wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petite Sirah and Pinot Noir. A Botrytis dessert wine, Riesling and a Port also are produced. All of the wines are produced at the Alexander & Wayne facility in Buellton.
This winery prides itself on variety. Visitors should expect to find an ever-revolving selection of wines to taste. Available wines are Viognier, Mourvedre, Syrah, Malvasia Bianca, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Tempranillo, Zinfandel and Moscato. All wines are available only through the website or at the tasting room location. Wine club members enjoy benefits like events, winemaker dinners, free tasting at the sister winery, Arthur Earl.