Santa Barbara County, California
Located in the less well-known California wine region of Santa Barbara, D'Alfonso Curran Wines is comprised of Bruno D’Alfonso and Kris Curran, both of whom went on to get a degree in enology after completing their first college degrees and who, collectively, have more than 50 years of winemaking experience under their belts. Their Curran line was born out of Kris' love for Spanish grape varietals - in this case, Grenache Blanc (or Garnacha Blanca, its original, Spanish name) is allowed to shine. With an enticing bouquet of passionfruit, kiwi, and elderflower on the nose, it then gives way to flavors of ripe melon, starfruit, and lime zest in the mouth. This wine is easy to enjoy all on its own, but would also pair beautifully with chicken satay or stuffed zucchini flowers.