Folded Hills Hollywood & Vines Holiday Movie Wine Pairing Guide

It’s always magical at Folded Hills, but Christmas at the ranch is the most magical time of the year. During the holiday season, it is the perfect place to unplug and get festive! One of our favorite things to do over the holidays is cozy up in front of a huge fire, with a great glass of wine and a …

Best Wine Tools and Accessories: Our Top Ten

After a few years in the wine business, you can be sure Kim has found a few favorite wine tools to make her job easier. Kim has curated this list to be useful, durable, and well priced. We think these are some of the best wine tools and accessories you can buy, and they are definitely on our “must have” …

Cheers to the 21st Amendment

WIN PRIVATE CLYDESDALE TOUR OF FOLDED HILLS - SCROLL DOWN TO ENTER  RAISE A GLASS TO THE 21st AMENDMENT!  On December 5th, 1933, after a 14 year dry spell, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ratified the amendment to repeal prohibition. To commemorate the occasion my father, August Busch, Jr., presented his father with a six-horse Clydesdale hitch. The Clydesdales commenced a tour ...

Decanting Wine, When, Why and How to Decant

DECANTING WINE You will notice in your wine shipments that we are recommending to decant the reserves for an hour or two before serving them. So many of you have said to us, “why decant?” or “I don’t have a decanter.” We decided to share with you our suggestions on decanters and the power of letting your wines aerate before ...

2017 Wine Awards and Tasting Notes

It’s November first!  Time to give thanks for all our blessings and to share some exciting news! We have some industry scores that we want to shout to the rooftops! We have had some amazing reviews from Robert Parker, Antonio Galloni,  and Wine & Spirits Magazine and now we are pinching ourselves over being named the 2017 California Winery to ...

Insider’s Complete Guide to Polo in Santa Barbara

Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy a Polo Match “A polo handicap is a passport to the world.” -Winston Churchill Equestrian polo has been called the “game of kings”, “the movable feast”, and the most addictive sport in the world.  It is fast, furious, dangerous, expensive and utterly fascinating.  It can also be confusing if you find yourself field-side and ...

What Causes Red Wine Headaches?

DO YOU SUFFER FROM RED WINE HEADACHES? Enjoying wine is one of life’s great pleasures, but the joy is fleeting once a headache starts. We are not talking about an “oh no, I drank too much” headache, but a sensitive reaction after even a small pour of red wine. Not all reactions are the same - headache, stuffy nose, flushed ...

Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara

¡VIVA LA FIESTA! Santa Barbara sure loves a party and a parade!  The first weekend in August is a city-wide celebration of Old Spanish Days.  Young and old alike take to the streets, the Mission, local churches and private homes to celebrate the town’s Spanish history roots. All over town, the weekend is a burst of color, music, and fun with ...