Skyenna wines is a family-owned and operated wine business located in Santa Barbara, California by Lenny and Susanne Germano. The origin of the name Skyenna is a tribute to their two daughters, Skyla and Sienna.
Specializing in Rhone varietals from top vineyards located in Santa Barbara county, Lenny’s philosophy in wine making is simple—to please the palate by letting the characteristics of the vineyards speak volumes with no additives or oak extraction.
Working with some of the best vintners and winemakers in Santa Barbara wine country, Lenny’s artistry in winemaking continues to evolve as he challenges himself to provide the highest quality wine marked by his greatest creative expression.
The road that led Lenny to winemaking started on the southern tip of New Jersey in the small coastal town of Wildwood, where he grew up. It was here that Lenny’s love for the ocean led him to work for the North Wildwood beach patrol after graduating high school. Later, in an effort to further utilize his lifeguarding skills in an all year around position, he moved to Florida and worked for Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue. It was during this time that he met his wife, Susanne, who also came to work in Florida from her home country of Sweden.
Prior to their move to California, the couple traveled around Southern Europe, experiencing the beauty and mystique of Bordeaux and Tuscany. It was during this trip that Lenny’s curiosity for winemaking began.
In 2008, the couple moved to Santa Barbara where Lenny began to give wine tours and educate tourists about the vineyards and wineries throughout the county. With growing interest in the wine industry, Lenny then started working in tasting rooms and it was during this time that he went back to school for Viticulture and Enology.
Working several harvests and having the great fortune of being mentored by some of the best winemakers in Santa Barbara county, Lenny’s passion for winemaking grew which led him to establish Skyenna Wines in 2014.