For over 50 years we have passionately crafted the best wines in the region from a combination of estate-grown and purchased grapes from small local family farms.
We are 100% certified sustainable and are constantly looking to raise the bar in all that we do. We don’t cut corners; we go the extra mile. And above all, we care deeply about our wines, our vineyards and our customers.
Each and every grape is grown on one of our estate vineyards or by one of our longtime growing partners. In our 100% certified-sustainable estate vineyards, we walk the land, replenish the soil naturally, and make multiple pruning passes throughout the growing season to ensure that our grapes are balanced and delicious when they reach their peak ripeness. We have cultivated relationships over the past five decades with small, local family farms and worked with them extensively for the best results possible. It is not an exaggeration to say that we know every hand that touches the grapes.
We believe that phenomenal wines are crafted by Mother Nature, with healthy soil and flourishing vines so there is minimal intervention when the fruit is brought to the winery — just the way it should be! A key to our philosophy of minimal intervention is our commitment to sustainability. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword for us, it’s our way of life and has been for many decades. Our viticultural philosophy is to maximize biodiversity, vineyard longevity and superb wine quality. Every decision we make is with these guiding principles in mind.
We are firmly committed to a “No Compromises” philosophy, producing appellation-focused, terroir-driven, varietal-defining wines.
A family business can be tough, especially when corporations are buying up family wineries left and right. We feel that it is so important that we remain family owned and independent, but why? It’s a question that we are asked often, and the answer is clear – we determine our own destiny. We control all aspects of our business with a long-term outlook, rather than focusing on short-term gains for shareholders. We make decisions based on what will produce the highest quality wines, as opposed to sourcing from broader appellations or purchasing inferior barrels to lower input costs. After all, if we wanted bean counters in the cellar, we would grow beans!
Looking at wine labels today, it is getting harder to tell who is making the wine in the bottle, how it is made, and in some cases, even what varietals are in it. Clever marketing has replaced authentic winemaking and the rich histories of the multigenerational wine families. Other items in the grocery store proudly proclaim that they are all-natural, gluten free and vegan, but the wine bottles on the shelves are silent, keeping their stories hidden. We are bucking this trend and giving a transparent look at what’s really inside. We are proud to say our wines are made with minimal intervention.