Our vineyard manager, Duff Bevill, is equally passionate about the notion that great wine starts in the vineyard. With more than 20 consecutive years of hands-on experience managing both our estate and contract vineyards, Duff is a big reason our wine quality remains consistently excellent.
Because a commitment to vineyard diversity is the cornerstone of our winemaking philosophy, Duff Bevill has the formidable challenge of maximizing fruit quality from each of 12 different vineyards – including 10 individual estate properties. For more than two decades, he has acquired knowledge about even the most subtle differences between vineyards and how fine-tuning viticultural practices brings out the best from each. In May 2006, Duff was awarded with the prestigious Viticulture Award of Excellence from the Sonoma County Grape Growers Association.