Denyse Olsen

Denyse Olsen

La Montañita Vineyards (Winemaker & Owner)

Denyse Olsen received a degree in 1999 in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside. Today, she and her husband, Chris, own La Montañita Vineyard, a five-acre vineyard located near Cambria. They established the vineyard in 2002 and produced their first vintage in 2006.

La Montañita Vineyard is a boutique winery located eight miles west of the Pacific Ocean. The Olsens have cultivated five different French Syrah clones and four French clones of Pinot Noir. Denyse's favorite wine is their Estate Syrah.