Waylan Wine Co was first created back in January of 2015 between two brothers, Brad and Greg Saarloos. It was scribbled on the back of a sky mall catalog 30,000 feet in the air. The name Waylan comes from a combination of our middle names, WAYne (brad) + aLAN (greg). The name is quite simple; it is a collaboration between the two of us, each pursuing our dreams and passions which in turn creates a bottle of wine that we can share with each and every one of you.
We have now been making wine for three vintages, bottled up our first wines in July, leased a small tasting room in Los Olivos, fought with Santa Barbara County for building permits and winery/tasting room licenses. We are now in the final stages of our tasting room renovations. We have also picked up a straggler on the way, our younger cousin Zach – aka “Rajas.” Rajas joined the team for our 2016 harvest and we haven’t been able to get rid of him since. He is our ‘jack of all trades’ and master of them all. He will be welcoming you with a smile on his face when you visit the tasting room. Just don’t talk any crap about the Eagles or the Trojans, you can get 86’d for that.
Located at 2963 grand ave suite a. Visit Waylan Wine Co. online.