We are so fortunate living in Northern California to have, literally a brisk walk away, a region of notable vineyards, each specializing in a particular varietal. So, when our first release set us on the quest to find a superior zinfandel, we looked no farther than Hales Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley. This vineyard is known for producing award winning fruit for wineries such as Wilson and we were thrilled to secure our lot of this outstanding fruit.
Our Sangiovese took us farther north to Mendocino County, where winemakers had been talking about the fantastic fruit coming out of Janes Vineyard. Located outside Hopland and planted in 1999, this 1.25 acre vineyard is planted to Sangiovese.
Russian River Valley is prime Pinot territory. We chose to harvest our 2006 Pinot Noir from Labyrinth Vineyards. Located at the juncture of the Russian River Valley and Green Valley AVAs, Labyrinth Vineyard is oganically farmed, solar powered, & dry-farmed (one of the few pinot noir vineyards that does not irrigate). Owners Chris and John Mason have created an environment for beneficial insects and plants, predators and prey. They sow and till cover crops, and raise and release orphaned hawks and owls to nurture a balanced ecosystem. When planting the vineyard, they created a small section of the vineyard in a labyrinth. These circular rows can only be farmed by hand, using no tractors.
With each new release, we are proud to showcase and share with you some of the best-kept-secret vineyards throughout Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. For more information or to schedule a press or trade tasting, please contact John Hazlewood at (707) 484-3083 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org