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Jul 6, 2019 12:41 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Santa Barbara's Margerum Wine Company Pops Up in Amagansett

Jul 6, 2019 12:41 PM

Santa Barbara County’s Margerum Wine Company (and sister label, Barden) will be making its home at Destination Haus in Amagansett where a pop-up tasting room is operating throughout the month of July, bringing a taste of California to the East End.

Margerum Wine Company and Barden are owned by winemaker Douglas Barden Margerum who has been producing world-class wine in Santa Barbara, California since 2001. Sourcing grapes from top vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County, as well as from its 18-acre estate vineyard, Margerum crafts limited-production wines that are indicative of the region, including Burgundian varietal wines for Barden and Rhone-focused blends for Margerum Wine Company.

The pop-up tasting room opened at Destination Haus on July 3 and offers wine aficionados the chance to taste through the range of Margerum’s offerings which include their Sybarite Sauvignon Blanc, an UBER Syrah, a Riviera Rosé (made primarily from Grenache grapes) and the flagship Rhône varietal red blend M5 which is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise grapes. Also on offer will be the M5 White, blended from Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Vermentino grapes.

From the Barden portfolio, guests can sample Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Fonte (Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris), chardonnay and pinot noir all from the famed Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County.

“We’re honored to be sharing our wines with the Hamptons community this summer,” shares Margerum. “Our wines are generally only available from selected retailers and fine dining restaurants, so this will be a rare opportunity to not only sample Barden and Margerum wines inside the art-savvy Destination Haus, but to purchase them as well.”

Destination Haus is located at 249 Main Street in Amagansett. For information visit margerumwines.com.

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