”Success starts in the vineyard. It is up to us to execute the potential Nature provided us.“ – Leslie Rudd
Our soil’s optimal mineral content and other geological characteristics along with our western facing exposure give us the opportunity to grow Bordeaux varietals in order to produce world-class red wine. We have planted all five of the major Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. But the land’s potential can only be achieved if at every decision point we make the choice to maximize quality. Our vineyard manager, David Abreu, works with winemaker, Frederick Ammons, to make sure everything we do in the vineyards maximizes the potential quality of the wine we will produce. This included dropping over half the fruit before maturity, selectively picking small sections of the vineyards to insure ideal ripeness, and fermenting varietals individually until ready to be blended. This meticulous attention to detail and consistent focus on quality has allowed us to create wines that we are very proud of and we will continue to try to improve upon.