"All great wines start in the vineyard. You can make bad wine from great grapes, but you cannot make great wines from bad grapes"
Award Winning Wines
Born out of our love of our beautiful mountain property, our 40 acres of hillside vineyards were meticulously planned, the varieties chosen, and our first vines were planted in 1982.
Our first wines were made from the 1985 vintage, a sparkling blanc de blancs, a Chardonnay, Riesling, a Pinot Noir, and a Merlot.
We were a grower for the Fetzer Winery family for years before we started our own winery. Our grapes contributed to vintages of Winemaker Reserve Chardonnays, the Bonterra wines using our organic grapes, and their Barrel Select wines.
2001 was the first vintage for our winery, 6 Gold Medals that year, numerous Silvers, and some Bronzes. Best of all, 2 Best of Class Awards for our Tres Rojas, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc made in the classic Bordeaux style, aged in small French Oak barrels, all here at our Winery.
we have won numerous medals and Awards since, but, as a farmer and winemaker, you always remember that first Gold Medal!
We have since added Viognier, Syrah, Grenache, and Pinot Gris to our vineyard plantings, as well Zinfandel.
Our loving commitment to our family, our land, our grapes, and our wine is our promise to you.