Tyler is dedicated to producing wines of delicacy and balance, with tremendous structure and nuance. Their focus is on exceptional vineyard sites throughout the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley within Santa Barbara County. They feel Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the best mediums to express each vineyard site. Within these two appellations, the unique combination of marine-based soils, transverse ranges and valleys, and cool ocean influence make this a truly wonderful place for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
In order to best convey the individuality of each site and its terroir, they use classical techniques with modern insight. Great effort has been made not only to seek out excellent vineyards, but also to seek out vines with age. They now work with a number of the oldest vineyard blocks in the county and believe this is essential in their quest for both purity and intensity. Furthermore, close collaboration with each of their growers along with focused, minimal handling of fruit and wine allow them the best opportunity to make beautiful wines.