Steve Clifton

Steve has been making wine in Santa Barbara County for over 25 years under his La Voix, Palmina and Brewer-Clifton labels. Proudly, Steve and partner Greg Brewer’s 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir was selected #8 in Wine Spectator’s top 100 wines of the world!

Winemaker Steve Clifton
His first wine job was in the tasting room at Rancho Sisquoc where he eventually graduated to the position of Assistant Winemaker. Over the next few years he managed the retail section of The Wine Cask in downtown Santa Barbara and held winemaking positions at Beckmen, Brander and Domaine Santa Barbara wineries.

Before wine, Steve had a successful career in the music industry as a singer, booking agent, and studio producer. His passion for music began with an obsession with David Bowie, and has stuck with him ever since. 

As a food and wine connoisseur with The Leading Hotels of the World, I discovered Jamie Slone Wines and virtually got hooked on the unique rich characters that he develops, and unveils in his wines such as his BoRific, from Santa Barbara's Happy Canyon Appellation which is truly magnificent.
Dick Burkett
Santa Barbara Local