Winemaker/Owner: Marisa Matela / Kris Beverly
Wine: 60% Teroldego (Le Bon Climat Vineyard) and 40% Syrah (Tierra Alta Vineyard / Ballard Canyon AVA)
Case Production: 75 casesMarisa Matela is the niece of Jim Clendenen, the owner and winemaker of Au Bon Climat wines. She spent a summer with him as a teenager and found herself obsessed with being in the cellar. At the young age of 14, after that summer experience, she KNEW she would become a winemaker. She attended Fresno State and received a degree in Oenology and moved to Santa Barbara to mentor under her uncle. She is now his assistant winemaker, and from the beginning, he encouraged her to start her own label. Bevela Wines an unconventional duo that like to get their hands dirty. Kris Beverly and Marisa Clendenen Matela strive to make wine that is balanced produced with minimal manipulation and a focus on farming, and can be enjoyed for decades.