Liquid Farm

Liquid Farm owners Nikki & Jeff Nelson seek to support local viticulture and honor their palates' love for old world wines that have naturally high acidity and are not masked by many of the modern day manipulations.

To do so, the Nelsons selfishly decided to make what they most love to drink: Chardonnay that is earth and mineral driven from cool climates with little or no new oak. To achieve these qualities we were drawn to one of the coolest of all California AVA's, Sta. Rita Hills. Located in Santa Barbara County, it is home to some of the most Chardonnay-suited, unique, ancient soils in North America.

Often said, but very true, all great wine starts in the vineyard. The name Liquid Farm reflects the owners' strong belief in that philosophy. It is truly all about place in combination with the highest quality fruit and letting the varietal and regional TYPICITY of the wine shine through from vineyard to glass...Liquid from Farming.

The Nelsons allow the wines to develop on their own with little intervention, minimal or no new oak and use no additives or machines to manipulate the wines inherent personality. The project is also committed to blending from the handful of special vineyards we work with in the small AVA of Sta. Rita Hills to produce a collection of Chardonnays that are markedly different expressions, but with the same thread of intense minerality and salinity they started with in the vineyard.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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Liquid Farm 'White Hill' Chardonnay 2015
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "The 2015 Chardonnay White Hill is refined, elegant and lifted, with plenty of bright citrus, white pepper and floral overtones. This is in a decidedly delicate, restrained style for Liquid Farm. -- Antonio Galloni"  Bloomberg - Top 15, Best Chardonnay's Under 50  The leaner and
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Liquid Farm 'Golden Slope' Chardonnay 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2015 Chardonnay Golden Slope captures an attractive stylistic middle ground that expresses notable textural richness and creaminess while retaining a good bit of aromatic nuance. Orchard fruit, wild flowers and a touch of reduction add complexity.  - Antonio Galloni"   This

Liquid Farm 'Golden Slope' Chardonnay 2014
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2014 Chardonnay Golden Slope is one of the richer, creamier wines in the range. Orange blossom, crème brulee, apricot jam and buttery notes are fused together. The Golden Slope will appeal most to readers who like more overt, flamboyant Chardonnays. Today, it is absolutely

Liquid Farm 'White Hill' Chardonnay 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2014 Chardonnay White Hill is easily the most fresh, lively and racy, with classy notes of white flowers, mineral and white peach aromas and flavors. Elegant, laser focused and pure, it’s mostly from Bentrock and Kessler-Haak vineyards and spent 10 months in 10% stainless

Liquid Farm 'La Hermana' Chardonnay 2013
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "The 2013 Chardonnay La Hermana is gorgeous. Apricot pit, butter, smoke, spice and almonds meld together in a pliant, beautifully layered Chardonnay built on texture. Distinctive, nuanced and impeccably balanced, the 2013 is pure class. The 2013 is a blend of fruit from three

Liquid Farm 'Golden Slope' Chardonnay 2013
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2013 Chardonnay Golden Slope is incredibly inviting, with superb balance between some of its more overt, oily textures and the underlying minerality that lies in the background. A host of white orchard fruit, apricot, honey and spice nuances open up as this plush, silky

Liquid Farm 'White Hill' Chardonnay 2013
92  International Wine Report 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2013 Chardonnay White Hill is one of the most supple, open-knit wines in the range. Hints of apricot pit, smoke, butter, chamomile and honey flesh out in a succulent Chardonnay with tons of near and medium-term appeal. This is the most expressive and complete of the 2013 Liquid

Liquid Farm 'Golden Slope' Chardonnay 2012
94  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 94 "A drop-dead gorgeous wine, Liquid Farm's Chardonnay Golden Slope bursts from the glass with layers of yellow stone fruit and spices supported by beams of minerality. Smoke, slate, chamomile, sage and lightly honeyed notes add complexity on the super-expressive, pulsating finish.