REBEL GRAPE SOCIETY

march 2021

THREE LITTLE BIRDS

The Birds of Passage project is the clever winecraft of three birds flocking together:  Henry Beylen, the wine director of LA’s beloved Venice restaurant Gjelina, and husband and wife crew Peter Hunken and Amy Christine MW, the team behind Holus-Bolus wines. Peter has made wine in Lompoc since 2001, working as assistant winemaker at Stolpman Vineyards and as co-founder of Piedrasassi through 2008. Amy and Peter met in 2004 and have made wine together since, while she also represents Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. And in 2013 Amy became a Master of Wine, one of only thirteen women in the US to rock the MW title. Henry Beylen sought out the Holus-Bolus winemakers at their winery in the “Lompoc Wine Ghetto” with a flight of fancy in mind – to make wines for Gjelina Restaurant that were delicious and intriguing and made from organic vineyards in Santa Barbara County. The birds made their debut in 2018 with their first Rosé, and the following year with their Grenache Blanc and Gamay. These three wines from our clever Birds are yet another feather in California’s cap, proving what great grapes on great sites can do in the right Rebel hands.

– Kevin Wardell, March 2021

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BIRD OF PASSAGE

GRENACHE BLANC
Santa Ynez Valley, California 2019

BIRD OF PASSAGE

ROSÉ OF REFOSCO
Santa Maria Valley, California 2019

BIRD OF PASSAGE

GAMAY
Santa Ynez Valley, California 2019
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