White Hawk Vineyard
Appellation: Santa Barbara County AVA

White Hawk Vineyard sits on the southern facing slope of Cat Canyon some 21 miles from the Pacific and 2 miles north of the tiny town of Los Alamos. The marine influence causes cool, early morning fogs to envelop the site before giving way to bright sun. It's planted at an elevation of 900 feet on pure sands that immediately drain off water and nutrients forcing the vines to work extra-hard to survive. The Syrah has a strong core of acidity complemented by elements of meat and blackberries. White Hawk is custom-farmed using sustainable and primarily organic viticulture methods. The yields here are miniscule and the berries intense

   
 

DOCTOR’S VINEYARD
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands

Marine influenced mornings and afternoon breezes coming off Monterey Bay are the foundation for Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot. This year, we were thrilled to secure fruit from this eastern-facing site that sits near Pisoni Vineyard on the western side of the Salinas River Valley. The 194 acres of Pinot Noir are situated just above the fog line to take advantage of ripening morning sun. Doctor's Vineyard features a variety of clones, spaced at 7' x 10', and planted in sandy-loam top soils with extremely rocky, well-draining subsoils. The loose, nutrient depleted foundation makes vines struggle to produce wonderfully complex fruit flavors with vibrant acidity.

   
 

GRAN MORAINE® VINEYARD
Appellation: Willamette Valley (Yamhill - Carlton District) Oregon

Gran Moraine® is located in the Yamhill-Carlton district, a highly-regarded AVA in the Willamette Valley and home to many of Oregon’s finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards. The vineyard estate benefits from several of the distinguishing features of the Yamhill-Carlton District: the cooling effect of ocean breezes through the Van Duzer Corridor, a relatively dry climate due to its location in the rain shadow of the Coastal Range, and the shallow and particularly well-drained Willakenzie series of ocean sediment soils.  Joining the unique terroirs of other AVAs in the Willamette Valley, the Yamhill-Carlton District offers vintners an intriguing array of vineyard choices.

   


 

Ink Grade Vineyard
Appellation : Howell Mountain

Ink Grade Vineyard was planted in 1990 and spans 200 acres of mountainous terrain. This is definitely one of the most visually exciting vineyards we source from. Much of the vineyard is beautifully terraced and it is all well-tended. The vineyard is actually planted to a quad trellis that ekes out about 2 to 2.5 tons per acre. This is also one of the more technologically advanced sites, using "stress modules" to determine ripening and enables us to do multiple picks for optimal ripeness.

   



 

HEIN FAMILY VINEYARD
Appellation: Anderson Valley AVA

The Hein vineyard is located a few miles west of Philo and is yet again another great vineyard source for us.  Gently sloped, the vineyard still maintains our hillside prerequisite and the south/southwest orientation provides great exposure for this cooler area to fully ripen the fruit.  This vineyard consists of a mixture of Dijon, 667, 777, 115 and Pommard Pinot Noir clones.  The small clusters and low yields (2 tons/acre) yield intensely colored and flavored Pinot. 

 

   

 

 

Kiona Vineyard
Appellation: Red Mountain AVA-Washington State

Kiona is the pioneer of Red Mountain. Planted in 1975, it was the original cabernet for Quilceda Creek and currently goes into some of Washington's finest wines. It is one of Red Mountain's highest sites and is planted in weak, well-drained soils on a southwest facing slope -perfect growing conditions for cabernet. Its 86 acres are located right between Ciel du Cheval and Klipsun and the resulting wines are consistently powerful and highly-structured. For earlier drinking, Kiona cabernet sauvignon is often blended with a bit of merlot to soften it. Wines from Kiona follow closer to the Bordeaux model than Napa and that can be a great thing.

   



 

Annahala Vineyard — Anderson Valley
Appellation : Mendocino

Annahala Vineyard is a highly prized pinot site halfway between Boonville and Philo in Anderson Valley. Taken over in 2007 by Premier Pacific Vineyards (a spare-no-expense vineyard company we are proud to be affiliated with), this vineyard is currently planted with 34 acres of Dijon (e.g., 115, 667 and 77) and heritage (Pommard, Martini) clones. The vineyard is on the eastern slope off of 128 within spitting distance of our other Anderson Valley sites. The barrel samples we tried showed great promise and although we've not made wine from here before, the site is a no-brainer.

   


 

Broken Leg Vineyard — Anderson Valley
Appellation : Mendocino

This is another cooler climate viognier site with almost unreal 60 degree slopes in a southern exposure. It's located 12 miles west of Philo and was planted in the early 90's. The low-yielding, painful to farm, vines are owned and personally tended to by the driving force behind most of Anderson Valley’s big name/small production vineyards. The viogniers from this vineyard have a track record of minerality, candied peach and honeysuckle while maintaining a generous, oily mouth feel reminiscent of a great Condrieu.

   

 

JIGSAW VINEYARD
Appellation: Russian River Valley

Jigsaw Vineyard is located within the Russian River Valley AVA, a world-class region long known for producing exceptional Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.  Planted to high-density rows and spacing Jigsaw takes advantage of state of the art viticulture practices.

   


 

WENTZEL VINEYARD
Appellation: Anderson Valley AVA

This famed vineyard overlooks Goldeneye Winery in Anderson Valley. Its fruit produces great color extraction and yields wines that have great structure and depth. This vineyard benefits from the cool, maritime influences.