Taste The Life Within...
Our deep reverence for the Life that actually creates the wine, within the vineyard, winery & barrel, defines our winemaking. Our fundamental question is how best to allow the truest, natural expression of the grapes & life within, each distinct growing year. Distinction, not uniformity. Complexity, not expediency. Harmony, not dominion.
The Art of Simplicity
Most of what we do, is step aside and allow, listen and observe. Above all else, we respect the native life and do as little as possible to disrupt what they create together.
Wine Ingredient Labeling
Our back labels (label space permitting) have long transparently listed ingredients found in the wine. Not "additions", but "Ingredients".
If we make any additions to the grapes, they are limited to:
Water: (Reds only) long periods of barrel aging, and water evaporation from barrel, can take it too far away from the true expression of the grapes at harvest. We would prefer to eliminate this effect if too pronounced
Yeast nutrients: (Reds only) certified organic, used only in micro dosage, in rare cases when sulfide expression during peak fermentation does not subside on its own
Sulphur Dioxide: Preference is to make without any addition, but while some wines have allowed this through their evolution, most do not
"Removals": Our wines are heavy in lees. Vast majority of wines not racked. But if they are, yes, there are some elements lost in sediment left behind. Never fined/ filtered.
Special Wines, from Special Vineyards.
Our wines are made with the specific intent of having the character of:
- Old and New World wines together
- Tension between Sweet & Savory notes
- Crafted for Food, and ageworthy
- Honoring the Life within...