The Ballard Canyon AVA has been considered the premier wine growing appellation in Santa Barbara County. The Ballard Canyon AVA also boasts as it is America's only Syrah Focused Appelation. The Ballard Canyon AVA has also achieved this prestigious recognition and official status, as receiving its very own federally recognized American Viticulture Area.
With the cool-climate marine influences from the Santa Rita Hills in the west, moderated by the warmer climate of Happy Canyon to the east. By virtue of the distinct wind, weather, soil, drainage, and geology of Ballard Canyon, the wines are able to express the broad spectrum of aromas and flavors that only come from growing in the critical mixed climate inherent only in the Ballard Canyon AVA.