It is said that “stressed vines make the best wines”. The harder the vines works to produce fruit, the more vibrant the flavor, the more balanced the acid and the smoother the tannins will be. Our wines are produced with grapes that are not only “stressed” but are also from some of the top vineyards in Northern California. You will taste the difference with just one sip of wine, lovingly produced from some of California’s truly amazing “Stressed Vines”.
Annapolis (West Sonoma Coast):
This vineyard sits just 5 miles inland from the Pacific ocean on the Western Sonoma Coast at an elevation of 550 ft. above sea level. Sitting above the fog line provides cooler climate conditions and maritime influence to the vineyard which is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Ponderosa Vines - Howell Mountain:
We take 100% of the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from this small family owned and farmed vineyard on Howell Mountain. This vineyard lies about 1800 ft above sea level and benefits from cool breezes directly from the Pacific Ocean. This results in a cooler climate than on the valley floor and accounts for the smaller more flavorful grapes.
The Reynoso Family Vineyards currently farms 155 of the 550 acres. Rising nearly 600 feet above the Alexander Valley floor this vineyard is undoubtedly one of Sonoma County’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. The volcanic soil, found at the very pinnacle of the hill, produce the most intensely flavored grapes and is among the first vineyards in the valley to feel ocean breezes in the afternoon.
Indindoli Vineyard is a special vineyard where we source our cool-climate RRV Chardonnay grapes. The rich goldridge soil makes for some of the best small production Chardonnays produced. This vineyard has a characteristically cool climate which is positively affected by fog due to the vineyards proximity to the Pacific coast.