NATURALLY GROWN • NATURALLY MADE
The art of making great wine starts with the thoughtful process of choosing what grape varieties* to grow. Which is why we started by challenging conventional wisdom about what kinds of grapes really belong in California.
To our surprise — and ultimately our delight — we concluded that California’s climate is not at all like that of the regions of northern France, where the five varieties that constitute over 93% of the winegrapes grown in California originate. That struck us as a problem.
On the other hand, it is exactly like that of the Mediterranean, specifically Italy and Spain. So that’s what we chose to grow — and it’s made a huge difference.
And that’s just the first change. Read on…
*Did you know they make wine from over 1,500 different grape varieties in Europe?
We didn’t either, when we started.
Our farmers practice Biodynamics, a regenerative approach that considers each farm to be a living organism, and leaves it stronger and healthier with every passing season. It’s better for the farm, better for the farmer workers, better for the planet — and it makes for healthier wine, which is better for you.
We are proud to be one of just a handful of American wines that are certified to be free of glyphosate (RoundUp®) residue. That’s better for you, too.
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Sangiovese is Italy’s most popular red varietal for very good reasons: it’s delicious, food-friendly, and versatile — it pairs with pretty much everything. Our inaugural 2016 release embodies all of these qualities, plus a delightful freshness that we think you’ll love. While it will age nicely for the next five years, it’s actually perfect right now!
Vermentino is exactly what we love in a white wine: crisp, refreshing, flavorful, and beautifully aromatic without being in-your-face. The fact that it’s grown in Italy along the Mediterranean coast and on the island of Sardinia suggests that it is great with seafood — which it is. But it’s also our favorite wine for Thai food, chicken, and salads.
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