Winery to Watch 2017

California: Folded Hills

Angela Osborne and Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch grew up raising Clydesdale horses and a collection of exotic animals from around the world at his family’s Grant Farm in St. Louis (his father was August Anheuser Busch, Jr.). Now based in Santa Barbara, he and his wife, Kim, have focused on grenache and syrah at their four estate vineyards, the vines farmed by Ruben Solorzano. Angela Osborne makes the wines—she’s also known for the delicate rosés she produces under her Tribute to Grace label. Her Folded Hills reds are cool and lifted, whether you go for the fresh Lilly rosé from 2016, or the brisk, refreshing 2015 Grant Grenache. For something richer, check out the 2015 August, a grenache-syrah blend with umami-laden red-cherry flavor, fleshy and fresh at once.

photo of Angela Osborne by Trine Bell; Andrew Busch by Edward Clyne.