Our Philosophy

Since our first harvest in 1996 we have thoughtfully assembled an unparalleled collection of vineyard sites that we individually farm to capture their full beauty. The Green Valley district of the Russian River is our home and our specialty. Our viticulture emphasizes soil and vine health through minimal external inputs. Our hand work in the vines is extensive, our crop levels moderate and our fruit selection strict. Each year we ‘follow the vintage’; intensively focused on the perfect day to harvest – neither too early nor too late. Our winemaking is intuitive and concentrates on the needs of each wine, employing the least ‘technique’ that is necessary. Our strong stylistic vision is precise, consistent and our driving force – we strike our own path and do not follow trends. Our ultimate quality is evident in every glass.