About Dark Water

Dark Water

Dark Water was a vision shared amongst two friends while enjoying a glass of wine. With a desire to produce fatto a mano (handmade) wine, readily available for the wine community, Reggie and David began their journey. Reggie Pagaling, a native entrepreneur, began exploring the wine industry in the early 2000’s. Reggie’s deep roots in his culture led him on a path to meet David, the winemaker, who brought his extraordinary skills to the forefront. A descendent of an Italian wine making family, David’s love for wine has taken him to three continents. While in the Toronto area of Canada, David honed in his skill and achieved Level 2 Sommelier recognition, further enhancing his winemaking ability before bringing his talent to California.

Dark Water began its inaugural production with just under 1000 cases. Continuing to focus on small lot production, with as few as 52 cases or as many as 300 in a single particular bridal. With quality hand crafted wine and accoutrements that pair well with the product, Dark Water is uniquely unmatched.

David is a sixth-generation winemaker, and Reggie’s native heritage takes him back nearly 10,000 years to the local Santa Ynez Valley region. Both have deep rooted cultural and family friendships and look forward to providing you with a once in a lifetime experience. Join the Dark Water journey where you can shop, visit, explore and discover the food available for your enjoyment. Please enjoy exclusive offers from the cellar and quench your thirst for wine knowledge through the lifestyle segments.

Let us fill your glass with joy and thank you for joining the Dark Water journey.