RUGGED & REMOTE.
THE VINEYARDS OF THE FAR WEST SONOMA COAST.
At the heart of our philosophy is a belief that wines should express their distinctive areas of origin — the environment in which the grapes thrive. The extreme Sonoma Coast is a beautiful place of unique character with the Pacific Ocean less than two miles from the vineyards, generating cooling sea breezes and coastal fog, while the soaring elevations ensure abundant sunshine for a long, slow growing season. Together they create an ideal environment for elegant and nuanced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
OUR ESTATE VINEYARDS, AND THE VINEYARDS OF OUR LOCAL GROWER PARTNERS ARE DEFINED BY THREE DISTINCT QUALITIES
Extreme elevations provide long days of crisp sunlight and difficult growing conditions create concentration and character. This gives our wines tremendous density and lively aromas.
Coastal influence brings in cooling maritime winds and dense fog in the vineyard allowing the fruit to maintain balance and elegance while imparting a distinct coastal salinity in the wine.
Our sustainable farming practices allow us to showcase the fruit in its purest form.
“By farming our sites on the extreme Sonoma Coast using organic practices, we work with the elements, rather than control them. This means that every vintage is an opportunity to deepen our knowledge of the soil, the vines and the historic land that we farm.”
— Chantal Forthun, Winemaker
TWO COASTAL ESTATES. TWO UNIQUE PROFILES.
Although our two estate vineyards on the extreme Sonoma Coast both sit at high elevation and are under one mile apart, they display remarkably different profiles. Each bottling captures the hallmarks of the far west Sonoma Coast’s extreme environment while having its own unique identity. We invite you to taste these wines side-by-side and discover their nuances for yourself.