How We Approach Viticulture

Wine is grown; not made. It all starts in the vineyard.

We examine:

Vineyard size​- the smaller the vineyards are the more intimate the relationship with their vines and the likelihood of transmitting a sense of uniqueness.

Vineyard age​- the older the vines are, the lower the yields will be.

Yield​- low yields often mean a more complex and concentrated grape.

Soil type, quality, complexity​- ​Terroir a​ ttributes and components create the characteristics and uniqueness of each wine growing area. For example, steep hillside slopes often have more complex and mineral soils than flat, sandy soils.

Indigenous grapes over adopted ones​- it’s important to respect the native varietals of the region and to understand the specific characteristics of each territory, and the expression of the region and its terroir.

Avoiding non-organic treatments (Pesticides & Herbicides & Synthetic Chemicals)– Whenever possible, using natural preventative measures such as clovers, chamomile, roses, and cover crops.

Hand harvesting & low tractor use

Microclimate​- Temperature variations, humidity, wind, rain, topography, orientation towards the sun; the importance of the natural environment.

Philosophy & Ideology- ​We can all agree that you need high quality ingredients and exceptional preparation skills to cook a great meal. This same idea also applies to great wine. You can make bad wine with great grapes but you can’t make great wine with bad grapes. Everything starts in the vineyard; good vines produces great grapes, and only great grapes make great wines. Making good wine takes skill; making fine wine is art. That is why we look for passionate and committed winemakers who enjoy what they do; people who dedicate their lives to fulfilling their dedication to the winemaking art.

Tradition & Vision- ​We value those who embrace that their job is to facilitate the natural process- winemakers who were raised within the traditions andsavoir faire of their parents and grandparents- which they now teach to their children. ​The ​terroir-driven w​ inemakers​, ​who are rediscovering these forgotten indigenous grapes and looking to the future- respecting the wisdom only nature and experience can bring. Winemakers who believe that the future is the past.