Consistent with our commitment to producing wines which faithfully capture the expression of their place of origin; we obsess in forging long-term relationships with growers, including ourselves, who are dedicated to and passionate about their vineyards.
We have curated a collection of properties which possess unique physical and meteorological characteristics; e.g., unique terroir. It is somewhat evident to an experienced grower, as to whether a vineyard’s location and terrain is likely to produce unique and interesting fruit. However, it is never obvious whether a grower shares our passion for allowing the vines to develop with minimal intervention and reach their natural plateau.
For this reason we have developed a simple guiding principle. When selecting a partner grower, we always default to those with whom we have a pre-existing relationship and comfort in their practices. If our winemaker, vineyard manager or I have firsthand knowledge of the vineyard and proprietor, we are far more likely to enter into a relationship.
Our vineyards can be placed into a few simple categories: