We love wine. A very particular kind of wine—one that speaks to its roots while lending itself smashingly to food—fruit bombs be damned. To create it, we source high-quality fruit from low-yield vineyards in cool Sonoma regions, farmed by like-minded individuals who value meticulous farming and long walks amongst their vines. We let Mother Nature do a lion’s share of our winemaking, so the character of the fruit remains intact in the glass. We highly recommend serving our wines alongside good food and good friends, and if you can part with its company, laying our wines down for a time will reward you in spades.
We’re not just winemakers, we’re growers, too. Our Russian River vineyard, Balinard, is planted to three cool Pinot Noir clones and farmed 100% organically. Spending a good deal of time among our vines is just as important to us as spending time in our winery (though indubitably not as entertaining, as you’re not there.)
Russian River Valley & Green Valley
UCD Dijon 115 and Calera and suitcase
3 blocks (one of each clone approximately 1 acre each)
1,380 vines per acre (4 ½ x 7 ft.) on 2.0 acres
1,556 vines per acre (4 x 7 ft.) on 1.0 acres
Vertical Shoot Positioning (cane pruned)