Our Team

We are a small company but what we lack in size we make up for in dedication to producing great wines each year

– Amy & Peter 

The Joy Fantastic wines come from our 5 acre estate in western Sta. Rita Hills. Our Holus Bolus wines are produced from grapes that are purchased from vineyard partners in Santa Barbara County.

Amy Christine and Peter Hunken+

Amy Christine and Peter Hunken, Owners and Winemakers

Chris King, Cosecha Farming+

Chris King, Cosecha Farming, Viticulture

Amy Christine and Peter Hunken

Amy Christine and Peter Hunken, Owners and Winemakers

Amy and Peter met at the end of 2004 and by 2005 they had produced their first wine together, the 2005 Hocus Pocus Syrah.  Today they work together on all aspects of the business from winemaking, to vineyard work to manning the tasting room.

Amy is one of only 19 female Masters of Wine in the United States and brings a broad based experience in all aspects of the winemaking process. Her tasting skills are extremely valuable in helping to create the style and maintain the quality of the wines we are making.

Peter began his training in 2001 at Stolpman Vineyards where he learned the craft of winemaking. In 2003 he founded Holus Bolus and has focused exclusively on making the wines and running the busniess since 2009.

Amy Christine and Peter Hunken can be contacted at peter@thejoyfantastic.com.

 

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Chris King, Cosecha Farming

Chris King, Cosecha Farming, Viticulture

A Santa Barbara native we have know for more than 20 years, Chris owns and operates Cosecha Farming.  He farms and manages some of the top vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County, including The Joy Fantastic, Domaine De La Cote and Solminer. With a focus on organic viticulture and a commitment to premium grape growing Chris and his crew are essential part of bringing our wines to life at The Joy Fantastic.

Chris King, Cosecha Farming can be contacted at info@thejoyfantastic.com.

 

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