We have long term grape purchase and lease agreements with multiple ultra-premium vineyards, and work with only two vineyard managers, the Ulises Valdez family 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 the Ulises Valdez family; 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 Karren, 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