Justin Willett

Years of Participation

Justin Willett, owner/winemaker of Tyler Winery and native to Santa Barbara, has been producing wines of delicacy and balance from exceptional vineyard sites within the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley since 2005. He is also the winemaker and founding partner of Lieu Dit, a brand established in 2011 that focuses specifically on varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley and now grown in Santa Barbara County. Most recently, Justin has partnered with Etienne de Montille of Domaine de Montille in Burgundy and Rodolphe Peters of Champagne Pierre Peters on an exciting new project to be released in the Spring of 2020. Justin lives with his wife, Mandy, and sons, Clay and Benjamin, on their Estate Vineyard, simply titled Mae, in the Santa Rita Hills.