Hitching Post Wines are the creation of Gray Hartley and Frank Ostini, two friends that began making Santa Barbara, California wines in 1979; Gray is a former Alaskan salmon fisherman and Frank is the chef and owner of the famed Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton, California. From the start the pair has specialized in making Pinot Noir from famous local vineyards.
Hometown is an early bottling of their Santa Barbara Cuvee and showcases the delicious fruit of young Pinot Noir. This three-valley blend is made from grapes sourced from vineyards near Los Alamos, Santa Maria, and Santa Rita Hills. The wine is bright and approachable, with aromas and flavors of red fruit and dried leather.