The journey begins in the vineyard.
Our grapes come from a vineyard on the North-East side of Howell Mountain at an elevation of 800 to 1000 feet with shallow, rocky soils. The vines are tightly spaced to promote stress to produce small berries with intense fruit flavors and a great balance of acidity and pH. The nights are cool and the days are warm with very good sun exposure which allows the fruit to mature in balance.
The cool nights create conditions that allow for a slow accumulation of sugar and a lengthy hang time to reach full maturity of flavors and soft tannins. Harvesting decisions are based upon walking and tasting the maturity of the berries.