Doug Margerum

Winemaker Doug Margerum

Doug Margerum is our wine maker and has been a fixture in the wine and hospitality business of Santa Barbara for the past 30 years. Doug started his food and wine explorations at a young age while traveling with his parents in France. His passion for food and wine was enhanced as he worked in restaurants as a cook and server throughout his high school and college years.

Coinciding with his graduation from UCSB in 1981, his family purchased WINE CASK – which quickly expanded to include a simple bistro adjacent to wine store. In 1994 the WINE CASK became one of 74 restaurants in the world to earn the Wine Spectator Grand Award.

Dougs interest in making wine became a reality in 2001 with the birth of Margerum Wine Company. Dougs philosophy is centered around returning wine making to its previous form of production – handcrafted and personal. He is highly respected world wide for his fabulous wines and needless to say we feel honored to have him as our winemaker.


Excellent place to stop by in downtown Santa Barbara! Jamie and Kym were great hosts and truly vested in their wines - we really enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend!
Denver, CO