Let's be clear upfront
Like many wine fans, we’ve joined a wine club or two. OK, too many really. But they were always through a single winery or with someone that had declared that they’d “cracked the code” when it comes to finding wines you’d like.
Ultimately, they were always found to be lacking.
Most send the same limited types of wines that seemed great during your winery visit and your time in the tasting room but they become boring shipment after shipment after shipment. Others use "algorithms" and contrived flavor profile matching schemes (what does my favorite color have to do with wine I might like?!) but those never gave us quality wines nor did they expand our wine knowledge or appreciation.
My brother and I started Kompas Wine Club to bring you wines from regions that seemed too scary to order from when you saw them on the menu but once you try them and understand them you are able to confidently make the choice from a wine list. We also want to dive deeper into some wineries and varietals you are likely familiar with to find the hidden gems in our backyards.
The Santa Barbara Independent Dug What We Are Doing!
Matt Kettmann, who is also WineEnthusiast's Contributing Editor for California's Central and South Coasts, was very kind and gave us a excellent writeup that really captured what we are about.