Utilizing nearly 60 years of combined winemaking experience heading up premium wineries throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Bruno D’Alfonso and Kris Curran now focus exclusively on their brands. Today the DC Team craft their wines under four different labels. Scroll down the page to see all of the wines currently available for purchase.
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Shop D'Alfonso-Curran WinesOur D’Alfonso-Curran brand was started in 2006 with the concept of showcasing ultra-premium, vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA and top vineyards in Santa Barbara County. We have recently added a new line up of rare, white wines, which are highly aromatic and fruity, yet "bone-dry".
Shop Curran WinesOur Curran label, which was the first label Kris established in 1997, concentrates mainly on vineyard-designated Spanish varietals including Grenache, Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, and Tempranillo. This label also produces exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah.
Shop Di Bruno WinesDi Bruno was the first brand from the DC Wines portfolio which was founded in 1995 and celebrates Bruno D’Alfonso’s Italian heritage. Italian red and white varietals are crafted under this label including Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Merlot.
Shop Badge WinesStarted in 2003, BADGE features premium wines from various vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County. BADGE is currently producing Pinot Noirs, a Stainless Steel, non-Malo-Lactic Chardonnays, and Syrahs.
Dark garnet in color with wonderful aromatics of coffee, dried cranberries, and cinnamon with notes of wild roses on the nose and nuances of season leather. This Red Blend is deep and sophisticated, yet is lifted with exotic fruitiness. Bold, dry tannins lend themselves to a long finish. Pairs well with Grilled Meats, Spicy Chicken Wings, Ahi Poke, Burgers, and Pizzas.
This dry Pinot Grigio enters with lemon curd, apricots and Pippin apple, with hints of peaches and pink jasmine. Crisp and clean, this wine has notes of papaya and a beautiful minerality. Pairs with Salads, Ceviche, Oysters, Sushi, freshly Steamed Crab and Lobster, or Grilled Fish with Lemon.
92 Points from Wine Enthusiast!
Clean and expressive, this Spanish white varietal showcases ripe pear, melon and honeysuckle with hints of marzipan and cinnamon. Beautifully structured with rich texture and firm tannins, this Albariño is perfectly balanced though the long, crisp finish. Pair with Oysters, fresh Crab or Prawns, Steamed Clams, Grilled Fish, Beet & Burrata Salad, Risotto, Sushi and Ceviche.
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Pale blush in color, this dry Rosé is refreshingly clean with notes of strawberry, white raspberries and hints of gardenia and mint. This wine has beautiful structure with firm, yet velvety, tannins and a crisp, lingering finish. During winter pair this Rosé with Stews and Braised Meats, such as Oxtail, Osso Bucco, Veal Cheeks & Shortribs. For summer this is a “stand alone wine” or pair with Salads, Seafood, Chilled Soups, and even Barbequed Ribs, and for Breakfast or Brunches, this is great with Quiches and Bacon.
92 points & Editors' Choice from Wine Enthusiast
Pale straw-green in color. Fresh aromas of citrus rind, pippin apple and tropical flowers with nuances of ocean air, white pepper and freshly picked bay leaves. This wine has great mineralty and maintains its vibrant acidity throughout its long finish. Pair with Oysters, Shellfish, Sushi, Ceviche and Fish en Papillote.
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92 Points from Wine Enthusiast & Editors' Choice!
Deep garnet in color with notes of boysenberry, raspberry, and cranberries, this Tempranillo is laced with mulled wine spices, dried strawberries and fine leather. Broad in the mouth with a dusting of silky tannins and a beautiful plum-jam finish. Pairs with Grilled Meats and Vegetables, Paellas, Tomato-Based Soups and Sauces, Charcuterie and Hard Cheeses, such as Manchego and Midnight Moon.
Pale straw-green in color, this Portuguese variety has aromas of tropical flowers, mango, pineapple and peach pit. This is a dry white wine with good tannin structure, bold acidity and a crisp, yet smooth finish. Pair with Tapas, such as Grilled Octopus and Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms, Oysters, Spicy Asian Dishes, and Figs with Herbed-Goat Cheese.
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This bright, crisp Chardonnay is made entirely in stainless steel, allowing it to maintain its true varietal character. Pale straw-green in color, with notes of pineapple, lemon zest, and green apples, this wine maintains its vibrant acidity throughout its long finish. Pairs with oysters, shellfish, salads and simply prepared fish and chicken.
Pale straw green in color, this Italian varietal means “little rascal”, as it can be difficult to grow and produce. Ripe pear and apple notes, with suggestions of honey and almond, this dry white is crisp with racy minerality and a well-balanced finish. Pair with light Pasta Dishes, especially Pasta Primavera, as well as Veal, Pork, Crudités, and Soft, Creamy Cheeses.
Pale straw in color. Complex aromas of pear, nectarine pit, and Marcona almonds, with notes of pineapple, Night-Blooming Jasmine, and hints of Meyer lemon. This wine finishes with bright acidity and great minerality. Pair this with a salad of Goat Cheese and Walnut Oil, Spicy White Chili, Sashimi with Wasabi, Pad Thai noodles, Buttered Lobster, Shellfish and Baklava.
92 Points from Wine Enthusiast!
This beautiful Italian varietal is layered with apricots, Pippin apple and ripe pear; finishing with hints of lemon curd and a touch of sea salt. Clean acidity, velvety tannins and stunning mineralty, this wine is crisp and well balanced. Pair with Raw Oysters, Crab, Prawns, simply Grilled Fish and Vegetables, Linguine & Clams, Sushi and Ceviche.
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Dark Ruby in color with subtitle aromas of cherry, plum and Persian spices on the nose. This wine is supple with velvety tannins and a long lingering finish. Pair with Pizza, Burgers, Grilled Meats, Hearty Stews, Italian Dishes, and Hard Cheeses.
Palate Notes: This dry white is pale straw-green in color. Fresh aromas of peaches, mango, grapefruit, fresh ginger and honeysuckle with hints of lime and tarragon. Firm yet silky tannins, with a beautiful middle and super-crisp acidity on the finish.
Serving Suggestions: Pair with Grilled Artichokes, Schnitzel, Soft Cheeses, such as Camembert, Fresh Ricotta or Grilled Haloumi, and Vegetable Crudites.
92 Points from Wine Enthusiast!
A clean and fruity, dry white wine with notes of ripe mango, white peaches, and hints of passion fruit and elderflowers. Medium bodied, with balanced acidity, firm tannis, and a clean, crisp finish. Perfect as a “patio” wine, to sip by itself, it also pairs extremely well with spicy foods including Mexican, Thai and Indian cuisines.
February Wine Club Release
Light Straw in color. Notes of fresh green melons, peaches, and pear, with hints of ginger, Bay Laurel flowers, and lime zest. Bright acidity upfront with a medium body, this white wine has firm, silky tannins and a racy finish. Pairs well with Raw Oysters, Sushi, Ceviches, and a variety of Summer Salads and Noodle Dishes.
Dark garnet in color with wonderful aromatics of blackberries and black cherry, with hints of violets, sandalwood, and cardamom. This Pinot Noir is rich, with excellent structure and silky tannins, leading to a very long, supple finish. Pairs well with Grilled Meats, Middle Eastern dishes, Indian Cuisine or simple Burgers and Pizzas.