Ehren loves to experiment with his favorite varietals, coaxing out their various incarnations from different climates (cool, cooler, and coolest), soil types, and rootstock.
After cutting his teeth on Pinot Noir in 1999 with fruit from Keefer Ranch Vineyard in Russian River Valley, Ehren began ferreting out enough unique, cool-climate Pinot Noir sources to galvanize his urge to tinker for years to come.
Our Pinot program eventually came to include wines from Hirsch Vineyard (2001), Occidental Ridge Vineyard (2005), Peay Vineyard & Pearlessence Vineyard (2006), and the Whistler Vineyard (2009). Most recently we have introduced wines from our northerly neighbors in Anderson Valley -- the fruit source being the highly acclaimed Savoy Vineyard. Productions from our very own Estate Property on the Sonoma Coast began in 2001 and have continued to steadily increase as our vines have aged.
Speaking of our Estate Vineyards, in 1998 we bought another parcel contiguous to our first. In 2002 it was planted with five acres of rootstock before grafting Pinot Noir clones the following year. Ehren's viticultural training in France has infused his farming and winemaking choices so that our fourteen acres of vineyards today produce Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir that capture the essence of California's coolest regions.