Our vineyard and winery in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley are nestled where the hills, creek and vines meet. Of our 250 acres, 100 are cultivated with vines. The remainder is hilly, grazing land. Grapes have been grown on this piece of land since the late 1880s. We farm our vineyard carefully and sustainably so that this tradition can continue for generations.
We grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The vineyard is comprised of many different rootstocks and clones depending on each block’s soil and grape variety. To read more, visit our Vineyard Map.
Nurturing a vineyard is a yearlong and round the clock job. David Huebel, our Vineyard Manager, lives on the property with his family. In the Spring during budbreak when Mother Nature can freeze the vines and destroy a crop, David is up before the sun. When an irrigation line breaks on the weekend, he’s there to fix it. David shares many of his experiences on our blog.
To ensure the land is rich for decades, we focus on vineyard sustainability and implement many sustainable practices. To learn about them, click here.
Winemaker Parke Hafner believes in the old wine country adage, “Wine begins in the vineyard.” He can often be found in the vineyard working closely with David to ensure that every year we are cultivating vines that will produce excellent fruit and top-quality wine.
Every year we feel fortunate to witness the seasonal cycle in the vineyard: barren vines in the Winter, that burst with verdant life in the early Spring, and in the Summer grow into ripe, plump grapes. Twelve months a year, many hands help with tending to each vine, ensuring their vigor and success for the years ahead.