Our family has been growing grapes in Dry Creek Valley for nearly five decades, driven by the desire to produce appellation-focused, terroir-driven, varietal-defining wines. We believe in crafting our wines in the vineyard, with healthy soil and flourishing vines, so there is minimal intervention when the fruit is brought to the winery. Primarily known for Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc, our home appellation has become an undiscovered gem for Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals.
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.
Vineyard-driven approach to Sauvignon Blanc with unique clonal selections and limited barrel fermentation
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.