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Call it Southern California in a bottle.

Crisp as morning fog rolling over the Santa Monica Mountains, eclectic as oaks and palms side by side. And as original as the Semler Family themselves –the new generation of Malibu Vintners who own the exquisite 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch estate. Nestled deep in Malibu’s Santa Monica Mountains, visitors may recognize the vineyard and unusual rock formations from over 100 movies, commercials and television shows filmed here. The estate is also home to dozens of horses and exotic animals and a popular weekend setting for weddings and special events.

Malibu Family Wines, where a perfect kinship of climate and soil are combined with earnest care and time-honored techniques that produce remarkable choices for the casual wine drinker, enthusiast and collector alike. Enjoy each varietal’s inviting fruit-forward, new world essence. Discover hints of the bounty and beauty that are pure Malibu.


Perfectly positioned at the crest of the  Santa Monica Mountains and within our own Saddle Rock-Malibu AVA, our vineyards are indeed special. With the high altitude and separation from the coast, along with an ideal blend of weather conditions and rocky soil it’s the perfect environment for growing premium wine grapes. Today, our hillside vineyards consist of approximately 60,000 vines on 69 acres and we are well on our way to reach our goal of 100 acres. We have eleven varietals planted, they include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Malbec, Grenache, Mouvedre, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Chardonnay.


Created for the Southern California Connoisseur, this estate wine offers you the chance to taste what the good life has to offer with wines crafted from grapes grown right on the Semler's 69-acre vineyard in Malibu.


These  Central Coast wines embody what we like to call “Malibu Cool”. These Saddlerock wines are very approachable, yet superbly chic!

Savor it for yourself – Malibu Family Wines, the toast of Southern California.