Buellton’s family-owned DorWood Distillery sets themselves apart from their vintner neighbors in Santa Barbara Wine Country. Since 2014, they’ve been serving up award-winning, handmade craft spirits with family in their hearts and sweetness on their palates.
Founders Jeff and Joanne Lockwood were already dedicated small-batch winemakers for 15 years at Bella Cavalli when they decided to open a distillery. Jeff called his tequila-enthusiast brother, Jay, to gauge his interest in the venture. He was in. The next day, Jay started his research and the journey towards DorWood Distillery began.
Each of DorWood Distillery’s award-winning craft spirits have a singular identity. Made from local estate wines, their vodka is filtered through coconut shell charcoal for a level of creamy sweetness sure to delight. It also serves as the base for their refreshing G7 Gin and Limoncello. They call their White Hawk Malt Whiskey an American Texas Irish Scotch Whiskey. Yes, that’s a mouthful. But their unique blend of techniques will have you calling it whatever they want, and asking for a refill.