Located near downtown Santa Barbara, Silver winery is the creation of winemaker Benjamin Silver. After graduating from college in 1994, Benjamin worked with winemaker Daniel Gehrs at Zaca Mesa Winery in Santa Barbara County, eventually taking over as winemaker in 1998. He began experimenting with small quantities of Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Nebbiolo. These blends laid down the foundation for his own Silver label. By 2000, he left Zaca Mesa Winery to establish his own winery, while simultaneously taking over as winemaker for White Hawk Vineyard.
Benjamin Silver Wines now produces small quantities of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Mourvedre, Syrah, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese from Santa Barbara County. The vineyards in Santa Barbara County benefit from sandstone and loam soils, over 300 days of sunshine a year, and a maritime regulated climate. Within the region, there is a diverse range of mesoclimates. These unique areas provide the ideal climatic conditions for growing a wide range of grape varietals well.
Silver winery welcomes visitors to come taste their wines at their Santa Barbara location, situated on Reddick St.