Scar of the Sea was established in 2012 and is owned & operated by Mikey & Gina Giugni in San Luis Obispo, California.
The Central Coast offers us the opportunity to live, work, and play by the sea, which is influential to the vineyards we work with and how we spend our time. The ocean’s presence has shaped our way of life along with the climate, soils, and geology of the coastal vineyards we work with that fall under the spell of her fog each day.
Scar of the Sea focuses on working with farmers who are instrumental in farming for the future and making wines with as little intervention as possible. Our wines are made with the intention to tell a story of where they come from, and the people who farm them and reflect each vintage under the California sun.
This vintage cider is from Newtown Pippin apples sourced from Bear Valley Ranch in Aptos, California. This orchard is a special place planted in the 1940s, '50s, and 60's farmed without any chemical inputs. It is barrel fermented with native yeast and then aged sur lie for 12 months. This cider is re-fermented in the bottle with a dosage from 2021 fresh juice to add carbonation, with cloudiness to be expected. It is very bright, showing aromas of bubble gum, banana runts, and apples. It is light, clean, tart, dry, and sparkling.
8.0% alcohol. 250 cases. 375 mL