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A. P. Vin

A. P. Vin One sip of California Pinot Noir a few years ago was all it took, my life as I knew it was changed forever. This extraordinary first sip of pinot from the Santa Lucia Highlands sparked a light-bulb in my head. I needed and wanted to research all producers of pinot from this intriguing/unique micro climate. The Google searches began. I uncovered many producers I had never encountered. Production was extremely small and these producers offered something very different, a style of pinot not often found in wine shops. Hence the reason my palate was not inclined to drink pinot noir until I discovered this unique, bold style. The research continued and I came across a wealth of winemakers/growers that were living my dream. The phone calls and emails started. I received incredible feedback and lots of encouraging help but nothing really happened until I came across the Loring Wine Company website. I read the entire thing and in between laughs and bursts of hope I realized I could possibly make my dream happen. I sent an email to Brian Loring asking if I could kindly speak to him sometime about getting into the wine business, he responded within 1 hour! I called him that day and spoke for a few hours. When I hung up the phone the first thing that resonated through my mind was “what did I just do”? I really felt an opportunity had just presented itself and I was going to run with it. The words that Brian spoke and that still ring in my head each and every day are…”You have to do it NOW”! And so A.P.VIN began with the mentoring and kindness of Brian Loring. It has become my passion and tribute to California Pinot Noir. I really felt that if I could experience such a life-changing event over a sip of wine, I needed to share it with others as a true journey into California Pinot Noir; discovering new wines, new locales and new friends. Since I started this quest I have met people with extreme passion and talent, tasted amazing wines, traveled to mind blowing beautiful vineyards and shared ideas with countless enophiles. The true sense of a journey has finally begun and I hope to share it with all of you. I’m driving this adventurous bus, come on board!


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1601 W Central Avenue, Lompoc, CA, US, 93436 Email:
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