Tag archives: Andy Busch

The Hills are Alive
By Richard Mineards   |   June 24, 2021

It was the perfect pairing when Folded Hills winemaker Andy Busch, a former patron at the Santa Barbara Polo Club, debuted his 2018 Polo Syrah at his rustic Gaviota locale, which produces 3,200 cases of wine annually. The new vintage was made by winemaker Angela Osborne, who has now moved on to devote her time […]

Living Local SB Heads to YouTube
By Richard Mineards   |   May 30, 2019

TV hostess Gail Kvistad, whose show Living Local Santa Barbara has been airing on the Cox network for nine years, is going global! Bubbly Gail tells me the show will be airing on YouTube starting next month (June), increasing its viewership massively from 57,000 local subscribers to a hefty international viewership. Benefitting from one of […]

Yes Way, Rosé
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2019

Animal activist Gretchen Lieff and Lucky’s owner Gene Montesano have teamed up to create Montlieff Rosé, a combination of their last names. “Rosé is the fastest growing varietal along the Central Coast and we’re among a number answering the call,” says Gretchen, whose 40-acre Alamo Creek Ranch vineyard in southern San Luis Obispo County produces […]

High Horse
By Richard Mineards   |   May 17, 2018

Santa Barbara Polo Club opened its 107th season with a bang when former patron Andy Busch and his wife, Kim, threw a bash for his new Folded Hills 15-acre vineyard in Santa Ynez. Andy, whose Grants Farm team used to be a regular feature at the Carpinteria club, bought the 600-acre ranch some years back […]