Listening to the Land
We are one with the land and the wild; our roots are embedded in the Sonoma landscape. The mountains, ridges, forests and coastal influence shape the ecosystem that creates our wines, and the always present wildlife reminds us of the delicate balance. We savor our connection to the land every day, and passionately get involved in adopting sustainable farming methods to maintain our way of life.
We’ve always had a strong connection with the wild. The wild cannot be controlled or tamed, but it has the power to create diverse flavors. Over the years the land has influenced our winemaking, and our 50 years of experience and expertise has taught us how to listen to the needs of the land and bring out the best from its rich produce.
Capturing each vineyard’s distinct characteristics is guided by the terroir and the winemaker’s instinct, from the growers we partner with to the vineyards our winemakers select, the time of harvest and the exact time we choose to blend wines. Wines are assessed as they develop, and our winemakers keep a flexible approach to fermentation, aging and blending.