It's said over and over: "Great wines begin in the vineyard."
Although the winemaker’s bag of tricks has grown considerably over recent years, these tools and techniques can only take a wine so far. For a wine to be exceptional, it must be intrinsic to the grapes. Given this simple fact, we strive to work with only the best vineyards, vineyards that consistently produce grapes of quality and distinction, vintage after vintage.
For our numerous Zinfandels, Mourvèdres, and a couple of our whites, we source fruit from some of the finest old-vine Sonoma Country vineyards, planted between 1888 and 1954. For our other varieties – Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, and Grüner Veltliner – we work diligently with small family growers who share our passion for great wine. Although some of these vineyards are quite young, the care and attention they receive ensures exceptional, distinctive fruit with each vintage.