The Coghlan family has worked in the jewelry business for three generations. In 2009, the family purchased a vineyard in Happy Canyon, in Santa Ynez Valley. The vineyard is sewn with Bordeaux and Rhone varietals and sources Pinot Noir from other vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills.
Currently, Coghlan Vineyard has renovated a Victorian house in Los Olivos for a tasting room. In addition to wine tasting, the location features jewelry. Eric and Samantha Coghlan opened the location in 2011. Mr. Coghlan’s grandfather established the jewelry business in 1956. The grandson followed the example of his father and grandfather. Both Mr. and Mrs. Coghlan are Certified Graduate Jewelry Gemologists.
The original vineyard the Coghlans purchased was planted in Cabernet Sauvignon. They have added Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Petit Verdot and Grenache Blanc. The family has worked diligently to create an elegant and inviting space with the tasting room. Visitors can sit on the patio, enjoy wine and have a game of bocce ball. The tasting bar also doubles as display cases for the jewelry. The 2009 Pinot Noir won second place at the Pinot Noir Summit, held in San Francisco. Coghlan also has produced two releases of Grenache Blanc. The winery is expected to follow up with a Cabernet Sauvignon and a blend. Additionally, the family is in the process of establishing an art gallery next to the Victorian home tasting room.