Gavin Chanin starting his own winery, Chanin Wines, in 2004 after gaining experience in South Africa, New Zealand, and his local Santa Barbara County in California. Gavin was named one of Forbes' “30 under 30” in Food and Wine and a “Winemaker to Watch” by the San Francisco Chronicle, quite the accolade. He has mastered his terroir where he plants Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the hills of Santa Rita and Santa Barbara. He particularly favours old vines, and also uses the bottles as a showcase for his artwork.
What to drink with... Chèvre/Goats Cheese.The classic pairing for Chèvre and Goats Cheese is a French Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire, yet we’re adventurous souls here at Honest Grapes and we can find pleasure with Old World Riesling from Germany, New World Torrontés from Argentina, Semillon blended with Sauvignon Blanc, and of course a straight Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. For the very daring, a shot of Grappa works too.
If you have a platter of cheeses, pick the Riesling or a bottle of Champagne.