Consilience, Tre Anelli, and Marianello have united as The Sanger Family of Wines. Under the leadership of Winemaker Brett Escalera, and business partners, Bill and Jan Sanger. All three brands are inspired by the Mediterranean approach to food and life, an approach that’s right at home in Solvang, California.
Capturing the essence of California’s Central Coast wine scene is what drives the Consilience wines. Originally concentrating on grape varieties from the Rhône Valley, our vision has increased to include grapes traditionally grown in Burgundy, Bordeaux, and even some California favorites such as Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. All of these grapes thrive in our local climate, with the resulting wines being the ideal accompaniment to our fresh local cuisine.
Marianello's mission is to honor the Sangers’ Italian heritage by producing world class wines and olive oil. Our Cielo Rubio is inspired by the great Super Tuscan red blends and Estelle Bianco, our white blend, is an homage to the great white wines being made in Northern Italy. The Sanger olive farm is planted solely to the rare Lucca variety, with all work done by hand and the olives pressed locally. Our intent is that the oil tastes as fresh and pure as the olive oil our grandparents used at home in Rome.
In 2014 the Marianello brand expanded to include the addition of flavored oils as well as a collection of balsamic vinegars.
Inspired by wine made in the sunny Iberian and Mediterranean climates of Spain, Portugal and Italy, Tre Anelli wines are crafted first and foremost to accompany the cuisine of California’s Central Coast. These wines shine when enjoyed alongside grilled meat, fresh vegetables, and just-picked fruit. Although the grape varieties we use are the same found in Europe, our growing conditions here bring out additional character in the wines. They’re a little bolder than their cousins from across the Atlantic, but totally appropriate for the food we’ve grown up eating in this part of California. While Santa Maria style BBQ is not the only example of “local food” it is certainly the best known, and our wines are perfect matches for anything coming off the grill.