Kitá Wines, Santa Ynez Valley

Founded in 2010, Kitá Wines is a small, premium winery located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley within the Santa Barbara County AVA (American Viticultural Area). The word "Kitá" means "Our Valley Oak" in the Santa Ynez Chumash native language of Samala.  Like the valley oak, our wine highlights the gifts from Mother Earth and embodies the spirit of the Santa Ynez Valley. We focus on respecting the balance of soil, climate, location and taste.    With a total case production of around 2,000 cases, Kitá wines are crafted using sustainable methods and a blend of old world and new world winemaking techniques.  All of the wines have been harvested by hand based on a balance of chemistry and taste to preserve the highest quality.  Our wines are produced in small batches aiming to have minimal manipulation and maximizing varietal characteristics.

The seasons, changes of the land, and language of nature all speak to us.  We have to listen; they are a vision of balance between our surroundings and ourselves.  The earth is our mother.  She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us...

Recent News

Dec
4

Blending The Elements
Learn the story behind three of Kitá's newest wines: T'AYA, SPE'Y and S'ALAPAY. Each was named in the Chumash Native Language of Samala, after the elements that inspired each of these new blends - water, earth and air.
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Jun
18

Central Coast Wine Competition
The results are in! Kitá is the proud recipient of four silver medals for our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Pinot Noir, 2011 Syrah and 2011 Reserve Syrah.
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Jun
17

Santa Barbara Independent - Chumash Winery Is No Joke
Tribal Descendent Tara Gomez Impresses and Inspires with Kitá Wines. By Matt Kettmann
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