Imagine Wine is a true boutique winery producing aromatic and delicious wines in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, near Santa Barbara, California. Our wines are hand crafted by our winemaker, Ross Jay Rankin. He entered the industry in the late 1990’s and early on he produced in a facility affectionately known by its many excellent winemakers as the “Lompoc Wine Ghetto.” After participating as one of the first winemakers to join Terravant, in Buellton, Ross now crafts his wine in the Buellton Bodegas. Ross sources extraordinary grapes from the renowned vineyards of the California central coast. His signature Paradise Mountain Syrah and Viognier are made exclusively from the highly sought after grapes of a unique vineyard in the eastern hills of Santa Barbara County. Begun in 2004, Imagine Wine now has a complement of fine, limited production wines to suit any wine lovers’ tastes. Our Tasting Room and Art Gallery opened in Fall 2009 in Santa Ynez where our followers may discuss winemaking (or the world’s dilemmas) with Ross or his wife, LynDee, over sips of Imagine Wine.
Imagine sharing a little (maybe more than a little) wine with your friends and deciding to create a winery…we did and we love it!