We few, we happy few, we band of brothers . . . and sisters . . .
Beginning with the soil and the vine we ensure the wine will be in correct balance. Artful wine making produces low volume, high quality wines. Finally we savor the pleasures in a balanced wine as it encourages food to reveal its hidden flavors.
This journey from beginning to end is the privilege and magic of our work. . .
In the beginning we had a vision, buy a small place in the country by a river, grow a few grapes, make a little wine, enjoy the rural lifestyle . . . Oh sure! Vision . . .
Australians making French style wines in California? . . . where did you come from? . . . did you make wine in Australia? . . . . Heritage . . .
How will you ensure that your wines are good? . . . What makes the difference? . . . . Is winemaking an art or a science? . . . Why Riedel glasses? . . . Soil to Glass . . .
Do you grow your own grapes or buy fruit from growers? . . . Where are your vineyards? . . . Who drives the tractor? . . . Vineyards . . .
How do you successfully farm grapes in three counties? . . . Where do you get the labor? . . . How do you react to emergencies - like rain at harvest? . . .Vineyard Team . . .
What are the important considerations in making wine? . . . When do you pick the fruit? . . . Do you use stainless steel tanks or wood barrels? . . . Winemaking . . .
How is it that all your wines are good? . . . Who makes the wines? . . . You make over 30 different wines - where do you draw your inspiration for each? . . . Winemaking Team . . .
Your tasting room is fantastic with mostly 5-star ratings on Yelp, Google, Trip Advisor, etc. . . Who are these people who present food and wine in such a fun, informative manner? . . . Tasting Room Team . . .
With an eye to the future we grow more grapes than we need and so the excess is available for sale. Interested? . . . Grapes for Sale . . .
Our employees are an integral part of our business . . . Every job is important, every employee is important . . . We teach them and they define us . . . Employees & Employment . . .