Next of Kyn is the newest venture of Manfred and Elaine Krankl, the couple behind the cult winery Sine Qua Non, based on California’s Central Coast. The always innovative and envelope-pushing Krankls say they named their new label Next of Kyn because although related to SQN, it is nevertheless its own enterprise. They say they also hope that one day one of their five children will take over Next of Kyn, making it a part of the SQN family in the most fundamental way. Each vintage of Next of Kyn varies significantly in grape content, though each comes from grapes grown at the Krankls’ Cumulus Vineyards in Oak View, south of Santa Barbara. Cumulus is planted to Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne, Petite Manseng, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah and the Portuguese grape Touriga Nacional. Next of Kyn is available generally through mailing list only.