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Krankl Manfred

The winery "Sine qua non" is located in Oak View (Ventura County, Central Coast ) south of Santa Barbara in California, The name means "absolutely indispensable". It was built in 1994 from 1980 United States emigrated Austrian Manfred Krankl and his wife Elaine. Up until 2001 Krankl operated the “La Brea Bakery” bakery in Los Angeles and was a partner in the “Campanile” gourmet temple. The first wine was the 1994 Syrah "Pique Dame" from the Bien Nacido vineyard, made from grapes bought at the time. In a perfectionist way, so-called Garage wines produced in limited quantities.

The vineyards now cover around 25 hectares of vineyards in the AVA areas Santa Barbara County. Santa Maria Valley, Santa Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley. They are distributed over the four Estate Vineyards (layers) Eleven Confessions with the oldest vineyards (22 ha), The Third Twin, Molly Aïda (2 ha) and with partly root-proof vines Cumulus. It will be the red wine varieties Syrah, Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Pinot Noir (until 2005), Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) Graciano, Petite Sirah ( Durif ) and Touriga Nacional, as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay. Marsanne. Petit Manseng. Roussanne and Viognier cultured. The majority are Rhône varieties (see also under Rhône Rangers ).

The management takes place according to certain rules of the Biodynamic viticulture according to a "biodynamic calendar". There will be none pesticides (Insecticides, herbicides) used. Every year, both the wine names and those created by Krankl are created labels changed. The Cumulus wines are marketed under the "Next of Kyn" label. Around 4,000 boxes of wine are produced annually, which corresponds to a yield of 15 to 20 hl / ha. When placing orders, you are placed on a waiting list, at least five to ten years before (if at all) you are taken into account. The wines are usually marketed after two years, the top quality after six years.

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