We have long term grape purchase and lease agreements with multiple ultra-premium vineyards, and work with only two vineyard managers, Ulises Valdez and Dutton Ranch, ensuring consistency and control over viticulture. Additionally, our first estate planting was completed in June 2015: a high-density (meter by meter) planting of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the western edge of the Russian River Valley, near Freestone.
Location: True Sonoma Coast. 550’ hillside just East of Freestone; the coldest site we farm.
Varietals: Calera Selection & 777 Clone Pinot Noir
Soil: Gold Ridge sandy loam
Notes: Planted in ultra-tight meter-by-meter spacing, typical in Burgundy but extremely rare in California.
Location: 900’ ridge top east of Occidental, straddling the border of the Russian River Valley and the "True" Sonoma Coast
Varietals: 777 & Pommard Pinot Noir,
Rued & Montrachet Chardonnay
Soil: Gold Ridge
Notes: Our primary vineyard source, owned and farmed by Ulises Valdez; multiple blocks on the ranch allow for varying microclimates
Terra de Promissio
Location: Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast
Varietals: 777 & 115
Soil: Petaluma Sandy Loan
Notes: “The Land of Promise” owned and farmed by Diana and Charles Karen, planted in 2002, this impeccable site has gained an instant and loyal following.
Location: rolling hills south of Healdsburg (Russian River Valley)
Varietals: Robert Young Chardonnay
Soil: Steinbeck Loam
Notes: owned by the Kunde family and farmed by Dutton Ranch; our warmest site, allowing this high-heat clone to produce wonderfully tropical flavors at lower brix
Location: Russian River Valley, one of the steepest planted hillsides
Varietals: Pommard 4&5
Notes: As the sole growers, we control all fruit from this remarkable 3 acre site