Owner and Winemaker, Justin Willett was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA and graduated with a BA in History of Art and Architecture from the University of California-Santa Barbara. In 2005, while working as the Assistant Winemaker at Arcadian Winery, he started Tyler Winery with a focus exclusively on exceptional vineyard sites throughout the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley within Santa Barbara County. Overtime, he has developed relationships with specific growers, who have seen how he works, enjoyed the wines he produces as well as respect the press Tyler has received. These growers respect the time and energy Justin spends in both the vineyards and the cellar. Tyler is dedicated to producing wines of delicacy and balance, where structure and nuance are favored above all else. During production, the team tries not to over-extract but chooses to use more neutral oak in order for the fruit to fully express itself. Tyler Winery produces approximately 7500 cases.