Founded by winemaker Steve Clifton in 1995, and run by he and his wife Chrystal since 2000, Palmina produces a full range of wines crafted from Italian varietals grown in Santa Barbara County, California. Rather than emulating the Italian versions of those grapes, Palmina interprets the styles to growing conditions and vineyard sites with the unique characteristics found in Santa Barbara County. The wines are Italian by tradition and modern by design, and all are designed to be an “extension of the plate.”