Winery is a family run operation focused on producing distinguished wines in
limited production. Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah and unique
red blends are carefully sourced from highly regarded cool climate vineyards
along with Pinot Noir from their Estate Stone Corral Vineyard in the Edna Valley.
Don and Gwen Othman have been immersed in the Central Coast
wine industry for over 30 years with their specialty wine equipment business
Bulldog Manufacturing. Don is widely recognized for his creation of The
Bulldog Pup in 1986, a gas pressure racking wand that transfers wine from
barrels without agitation or oxidation. While originally designed to
gently transfer delicate Pinot Noir, “The Pup” has become an indispensable cellar
tool for achieving superior clean rackings preserving richness and complexity
in high quality barrel aged wines. They continue to manufacture and
distribute the Bulldog Pup worldwide today.
Over the years,
Bulldog Manufacturing provided the opportunity to work alongside some of the
most respected winemakers in the industry. Don and Gwen gleaned volumes of
diverse winemaking philosophies that help lay the foundation from which their
own distinctive winemaking philosophy emerged. Life is an evolution and
in 1995 Don and Gwen founded Kynsi Winery located in the heart of the Edna Valley
on California’s Central Coast. Today
they are joined by their daughter Kala who grew up in the business and
son-in-law Michael each sharing the vision and values on which Kynsi has been
built. Together, they all work very closely to maintain the quality and
consistency of the Kynsi portfolio.