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Vineyards

Vineyard selection is of the utmost importance to us. Our wines are not only a reflection of those who tend the vineyards, but they also express the qualities inherited from their site-specific locations.

La Prenda Vineyard- Rousanne & Marsanne (Alina)

Located in western Sonoma Valley, bordering Carneros, La Prenda Vineyard lives up to its English translation as "jewel" or "gift." Farmed and managed by Ned Hill and his amazing team, the site has heavy Montmorillonite clay with a very high shrink/swell capacity. The vines are pruned cane with no spur and every other shoot is removed during suckering to immediately decrease the crop. The vineyard is located in a cool area so our grapes are harvested much later than most whites, which allows for full flavor development while the grapes maintain a refreshing acidity.

Steel Plow Vineyard- Grenache & Mourvedre (Wines Coming Soon)

Located on the floor of the Sonoma Valley at the base of Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood, this vineyard is farmed organically and is managed and farmed by Phil Coturri. Planted with 11 different Rhone varieties we are extremely lucky to begin working with Grenache and Mourvedre in 2013. The soils are rocky in areas and contain eroded sediment from the Mayacama Mountains. Three different types of gravely loam soil make up the vineyard, which was replanted in 2006 using Budwood from Chateau Beaucastel in France by way of Tablas Creek Nursery.

Ceja Farms- Grenache & Pinot Noir (Baybos, Pinot Noir)

Located in western Sonoma, bordering Carneros (one mile south) and the Sonoma Coast appellation, which frames the western side of the vineyard. Planted on an ancient riverbed, the soil is sandy loam and extremely rocky. This is another extremely cool site that sees our Grenache ready at the beginning of November. Owned and farmed by Griselda's brother Jesus Ceja, we are fortunate to work with such a great site. A true family farm, the site includes an acre of vegetable gardens and over 50 chickens.

Green Acres Ranch- (Pinot Noir)

This vineyard is owned by the Sangiacomo family, and is farmed by brothers Michael and Steve Sangiacomo, the third generation of this highly respected winegrowing family to farm in Sonoma County. The site is located in the Carneros appellation, which overlaps the Sonoma Coast appellation. Planted in 1998, this area is particularly well suited for growing exceptional Pinot Noir, having both a cool climate and well- drained soils. The vineyard's rocky soils are reminiscent of those from Burgundy. These shallow soils keep vine vigor in check and produce low yields of less than 2 tons per acre.