Wines of Vision, Balance, and Character
Jim Clendenen, the "Mind Behind" Au Bon Climat, creates internationally recognized, Burgundian-focused wines of balance and intrigue. But with a creative mind, there is so much more. Jim's other projects of passion allow him to make artisan, small lots of distinctive wines from a wider spectrum of varieties under different brands: Clendenen Family, Barham Mendelsohn, Ici/La-Bas, and others.
"Since that first harvest in 1982, Mr. Clendenen has been the prime mover in putting the Santa Barbara region on the map as a source of fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…." Jay McInerney, The Wall Street Journal