Philosophy

  • Great wine comes from great fruit. Great fruit comes from low-vigor, well-draining soils, a temperate climate and well-reasoned viticulture. Farming 93 individual sites (66 vineyard and 27 apple orchards) throughout Green Valley and the larger Russian River Valley AVA gives us a unique perspective on farming.
  • Our dedicated farming team knows the subtle intricacies of every vineyard we own, lease or manage. They are constantly adjusting our protocols to coax the most character from each individual terroir.
  • We treat our land and employees with respect.
  • Many of our staff have worked for us for three and in some cases four decades.
  • All of our vineyards are farmed sustainably.
  • We are deeply involved in our community and donate much of our time and resources to local schools and charities.