Potek Winery is focused on a commitment to produce the best possible wines from Santa Barbara’s most exciting vineyards. Our winemaking is rooted in traditional techniques with a reverence for site, and a search for balance.
The name Potek is drawn from the story of the immigration of my great–grandfather from Romania to the United States. Berl Potek’s name was changed to Benjamin Potter as he passed through Ellis Island in 1917. His courage to search for a better life, and the immigrants’ experience of adaptation in a new environment inspires my approach to winemaking with traditional French techniques and grapes, grown in California. Potek Winery is built on generations of hard work and the constant search for better. We pay tribute to the bravery of exploration and strength in family.