Loubud Wines

Independent, female producer of sparkling & rosé from Santa Ynez Valley

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Our story in a few words...

Loubud is the shortened version of my childhood nickname, Loubudillia, given to me by my father when I was born. Today, it represents my passion for crafting elegant, balanced sparklings and rosés from Santa Barbara County.

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Meet our wines

Located in Buellton, CA

Founded in:
2015

Owned by:
Laura Roach

Winemaking by:
Laura Roach

Case produced per year:
200
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Our story in a few more words

I am the Associate Winemaker at Sanford Winery and have been making wines for the Terlato family for 8 years. In 2015, I started Loubud Wines, an independent venture where I focus on vineyard designate traditional method sparklings and Rosés of Pinot Noir in Santa Ynez Valley. I am a one-woman wine brand that produces ~300cs/year and sells ~200cs/yr since the traditional method bubbly takes a lot of time, and patience.... I've grown organically on my own, 5 fold in 5 years
Laura: Winemaker, Owner, and Doer of all things!


How It's Made


Loubud’s wines are made with careful consideration and respect for the fruit and vineyard. Sourced primarily from a cool, western-most vineyard within Santa Barbara County, the Pinot noir fruit is expressive of its location. The sandy loam soil of Cebada Vineyards and the Pacific coastal marine layer influence the structure and flavors of the fruit. It seems as if the ocean’s salinity is translocated through the vine into the fruit. A constant flux of temperature surrounds the fruit; cool mornings and evenings sandwich warm afternoons, blanketing the valley with a thick, cool marine layer. Ripening under this daily warm sun over a lengthened growing season, the Pinot develops slowly and beautifully.

Loubud Rosé of Pinot Noir is a true “Provencal style” rosé, light in color and delicate on the palate. The fruit is whole-cluster pressed, with limited skin-contact, and fermented and aged in partial neutral French oak and stainless steel. 

Crafted in the traditional “Champagne method”, the sparkling wines feature in-the-bottle fermentation and aging. Through years of bottle aging our sparkling wines develop those highly valued, tiny bubbles, rich, yeasty textures and caramelized aromatics that are so sought out.




How it started


Winemaker Q&A


What kind of pairings do you recommend with your wines?
I love to pair appetizers, such as gougères, with all of my wines! Gougères are a French savory pastry that are easy to make and a delicious, cheesy pairing for sparkling wine & rosés. 

Here’s a fun recipe to try : https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/alain-ducasses-gougeres

If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t making wine, I’d probably have ventured down the path toward medicine. My interests in school, outside of Viticulture & Enology, were math and chemistry so I thought if I didn’t become a winemaker, I’d perhaps be an Anesthesiologist.

Who do you admire most in the world of wine, and why?
Alive or dead? If we can choose someone who’s already passed on, I’d have to choose Louis Pasteur, the French biologist, who discovered yeast in 1858! Through the lens of a microscope, Louis discovered the microbes which cause fermentation (converting sugar to alcohol) and those that hinder it. His contributions to the world of wine are immeasurable.

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A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. 

- Louis Pasteur



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What our community says

Bill Newman | @billwine5 Tastemaker

"Micro-winery, woman-owned focus on still and sparkling Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara. Laura is a artisan winemaker."

Tristan | Que Sera, Syrah Tastemaker

"I've only heard good things about Laura's sparkling wines, such as one of them being served at the French Laundry. While I haven't been lucky to try one (yet), her Rosé doesn't disappoint!"

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