We have a fully integrated approach to farming and winemaking, a seamless continuum. Each bottling is built in the vineyard. Soil types, microclimates, plant material, maturity levels, how the vines react to the growing conditions, how we react to the&
Back in 1996, as latter-day pioneers in the Russian River Valley, we had the privilege to plant and partner with many of the most distinctive cool-climate vineyards in this magical wine-growing region. Over the years, we discovered inspiring, singular sites beyond the Russian River Valley that translate into our diverse portfolio of small-lot wines. Now, more than 20 years later, we continuously hone our farming and our craft, working as precisely and honestly as we can to translate each vineyard’s “site signature” into wines of depth, intricacy, and tremendous purity – a blend of Californian depth and European clarity. Our goal is a lightness of touch, an intimacy with the fruit, a fluidity. We want to capture the feeling we get from having worked with a site for decades.